Description & History
The Urban Assembly is a non-profit organization that has created and manages a community of small New York City public schools dedicated to preparing students from under-resourced neighborhoods for success in college. The UA’s instructional support, college planning office and professional partnerships provide students with the academic and life skills necessary not just for high school graduation, or even college admission, but for four-year college completion. The Urban Assembly comprised just four high schools in 2003 and, working with Chancellor Joel Klein and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has grown to 21 middle and high schools, many of which are located in the most underserved areas of The Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Today we serve more than 7,400 students. By 2013, we will be serving over 10,000.