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.

Beacon Partnership

UEA is one of the San Francisco Beacon Initiative partners that serves the Bayview Hunters Point community at the Malcolm X school to transform the public school into a more equitable learning community for underrepresented students. The Beacon program is an essential initiative to UEA and it works well in conjunction with the Man the Bay program to lift barriers that would otherwise be roadblocks to success.