About

UEA relies on evidence-based approaches
to make education more equitable.

About

UEA relies on evidence-based approaches
to make education more equitable.

OUR MISSION

Building equity in education through representative leadership in and around school.

Our Vision

Our vision is for every student in San Francisco to have one male teacher of color before sixth grade.

Our Values

Excellence
Energy
Education

Our Team

Randy Seriguchi, Jr.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Daniel Rumley
DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Toi Sin Arvidsson, Ph.D.
CHIEF OF STAFF

Denzel Herrera-Davis
PEOPLE OPS DIRECTOR

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History of
Urban Ed Academy

Urban Ed Academy was founded as part of a strategy to inspire excitement for learning in young boys of color by matching them with mentors who looked like them.

Every child deserves to see themselves in the classroom.

From 2010 to 2016, SMART Saturdays introduced over 800 boys in San Francisco to STEM project-based learning experiences led by Black and Brown men. The strategy worked on Saturdays but our children deserve more — we need men of color to be full-time classroom teachers. To make this happen, we must address the intertwining challenges of teacher shortages, the lack of culturally responsive training, and the housing crisis. Since 2018, UEA has been investing in solutions that innovatively tackle these challenges.

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History of
Urban Ed Academy

Urban Ed Academy was founded as part of a strategy to inspire excitement for learning in young boys of color by matching them with mentors who looked like them.

Every child deserves to see themselves in the classroom.

From 2010 to 2016, SMART Saturdays introduced over 800 boys in San Francisco to STEM project-based learning experiences led by Black and Brown men. The strategy worked on Saturdays but our children deserve more — we need men of color to be full-time classroom teachers. To make this happen, we must address the intertwining challenges of teacher shortages, the lack of culturally responsive training, and the housing crisis. Since 2018, UEA has been investing in solutions that innovatively tackle these challenges.

SEE OUR PROGRAMS

Our Programs

Man The Bay

Man the Bay is a fellowship program for Black and Brown men interested in joining our cause to affect change and increase representation in classrooms.

Community Education Programs

SMART Saturday

Green Hacker Hub

Beacon
Partnership

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Our Programs

Man The Bay

Man the Bay is a fellowship program for Black and Brown men interested in joining our cause to affect change and increase representation in classrooms.

Community Education Programs

SMART Saturday

Green Hacker Hub

Beacon
Partnership

LEARN MORE
VIEW GALLERY