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.



Why Green Careers?

UAGC is rated one of the highest-quality learning environments

in New York City (NYC DOE Quality Review 2016). Not only do we boast

a rigorous academic environment, we also work to prepare all our students

for work in an ever-changing world.

It is our goal at The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers to expose students to the complicated environmental problems our world is facing and prepare them for a variety of professions that are now tackling these problems head-on.

Our CTE program is the focal point of this goal. A strong and effective CTE program gives our students a broad introduction to both the important issues and solutions, as well as potential pathways to either deeper study in college or entry into a career. This IS accomplished in several ways, including:

Access to off-site learning experiences

Professional certifications

Internships

Hard skills

Soft skills

Effective research techniques