Our Programs

Putting culturally-reflective teachers in front of
students with every opportunity.

Our Programs

Putting culturally-reflective teachers in front of students with every opportunity.

“It is easier to build strong children
than it is to repair broken men.”
—Frederick Douglas

A good education in the 21st century begins with culturally responsive teachers with the skills to help students develop into avid learners. UEA programs develop young men into committed teachers and provide evidence-based learning opportunities for students. We work to support students and teachers in their quest for professional and life success.

Man the Bay

A 4-year fellowship program that recruits Black and Brown male recent college graduates (non-ed) to teach in elementary schools where there are underrepresented students. The program supports the teacher fellows through their fellowship by providing them with training, housing, and mentorship. The program helps communities by assisting with the current teacher shortage crisis, and by providing a more diverse teacher pipeline because representation matters in narrowing the achievement gap.

Community Education Programs

SMART Saturday

An academic and enrichment programfor underrepresented elementary school students. Also serves as a training incubator for teacher fellows in the Man the Bay program to provide project-basedlearning to middle school students.

Green Hacker Hub

A hands-on after school STEM enrichment program for underrepresented elementary school students that takes place in a UEA commissioned green learning center.This program also facilitates trainingfor teacher fellows and STEM exposureand learning for students.

Community Hub

In response to the ongoing pandemic, we are serving families in our community every school day at our Community Hub.Our staff, including some of our Man the Bay Fellows, ensures that children are being supported and encouraged as they complete their distance learning from our Hub.