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 technical science 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.

Access to off-site learning experiences

Professional certifications


Hard skills

Soft skills

Effective research techniques

If you want to learn how to think freely, collaborate effectively to solve complex and novel challenges, read and write with passion, and develop the skills and knowledge to become a leader, then come be a part of the UAGC community!

At 8:40am, students arrive to the Urban Assembly School for Green Careers, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, excited for many reasons:

  • Intense college-readiness from a dynamic, interactive culture of learning

  • Passion for solving the challenges posed by social and environmental injustice

  • Preparation to think critically, collaborate, thrive and succeed in a changing world

  • A safe, vibrant neighborhood of museums, parks and restaurants 

Check out our brochure HERE

“Children are cognitively engaged with high level, acTIve parTIcipaTIon; they hold each other accountable to and for learning.”

Daisy Concepcion, NYC Director of School Quality


Be a part of something EXCITING  At this critical moment for American democracy!

the Urban Assembly School for Green Careers resolutely affirms our commitment to the rights and dignity of every student, every family, every human being. 

We are a part of the Urban Assembly community of nearly 9,000 students and adults representing the glorious diversity that makes our city – and our country – a beacon to the world. Nearly half of our students are first- or second-generation immigrants. More than 37 languages are spoken in UA families’ homes. Each of these families contributes to and deserves America’s very best.

we will seek every opportunity to ensure that all of our young people continue to receive an outstanding public education - and that they have the chance to grow into adulthood in a country that lives by our founding and enduring values.