Solving the challenges of environmental injustice . . . a learning community dedicated to personal and community empowerment, college and career-readiness, and equity and access to and for our students, families and staff.
— Mission Statement of the Urban Assembly School for Green Careers

The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers recognizes that overcoming our planet’s environmental challenges is the biggest task facing the world today. We understand that as our economy becomes more green, many of the future’s most promising careers will focus on solving the challenges of environmental injustice, and in ensuring equitable access to quality living and resources for all citizens. Our students will only be able to activate this mission if they are equipped with collaborative problem-solving and reasoning skills, empathy and awareness of how to interrupt injustice, and the knowledge of green industries and environmental issues. Therefore, we are committed to being a learning community dedicated to personal and community empowerment, college and career-readiness, and equity and access to and for our students, families and staff.

Our students use this native species plant and vegetable
garden as a living laboratory to learn about horticulture, 
sustainable landscaping, wildlife habitat maintenance, 
storm-water retention, and urban agriculture.


As a Career and Technical Education (CTE) school, meaningful partnerships with private, nonprofit, and educational organizations are especially integral to helping UAGC fulfill its mission. Our partner organizations provide students with essential knowledge about green careers and industries, environmental issues, and professional relationships.

Read about oUr most recent conference hosted at NYU by ISN