Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Urban Assembly

For those of you who are wondering, like I was, what "The Urban Assembly" part of  The Urban Assembly School of Green Careers (and other schools) means. 

For underserved middle and high school children in New York City, The Urban Assembly operates an efficient, cohesive and scalable network of 20 public schools. The UA develops and applies best practices in urban education to provide students with the academic and life skills necessary not just for college readiness, but also for college completion. The UA's theme-based curriculum, enriched by an extensive mentoring program and professional partnerships, inspires students to enjoy learning, while teaching them to be intellectually curious, self-sufficient and focused on real-world goals.

1 comment:

  1. The Urban Assembly’s 2009 Homecoming Benefit Celebration will take place from 6:30-10PM on Monday, October 5 in the festooned gym of Martin Luther King, Jr. High School at 122 Amsterdam Avenue (65th Street).

    Invited guests include Honorary Chair and NYC schools chancellor Joel Klein, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, rap artist and MTV VJ Sway and PIX weatherman Mr. G.

    Cocktails will take place in the lobby outside of the gym beginning at 6:30PM during which guests will have the chance to learn about the unique curriculums of each UA school and meet some of our extraordinary students, principals and teachers while bidding on exciting silent auction items.

    A festive dinner provided by P.J. Clarke’s will follow at 7:30PM in the magnificently decorated school gym featuring remarks by an outstanding current student and graduate. During dessert and dancing, our very own student performers will bring the house down!

    Proceeds of this exhilarating evening will benefit the educational programs of the UA’s schools. For more information, please contact Sara Phillips, Major Gifts & Events Manager, at 212-867-3098 or via email at