Digital Skills for Civic Technicians

Digital Skills for Service Technicians is an innovative training program that teaches students and families how to build and maintain their own laptop for personal use. Each participant learns about the hardware and software along with workforce development skills needed for sustainable employment. Certification is awarded upon completion and students and parents are able to offer help desk support in their community and obtain employment with their newly acquired digital skill set.

Parents Care Program©

Parents Care is a bold new program created by Urban Tech to provide a “smart” classroom in every kid’s home to ensure that no one is left out when schools are closed during the pandemic. As a bonus, Urban Tech will train parents to successfully support the online classroom and become
a co-equal partner with the school in achieving their student’s academic goals.
Parents will receive an honorarium for their time and efforts.

Social Emotional Learning

We help to develop knowledge, critical reflection, and empathic behavior for a more supportive learning environment.

Exciting Online Modules​

Our animated characters make learning fun, inspiring, and relatable.

Professional Development

We invest in schools and train teachers and parents to support education.

Who do we serve?

We create solutions for students that recognize their value to society, regardless of their social background, by providing an interactive curriculum that reflects the student’s personal experiences, ideas, and dreams.


Delivering products and programs to engage student inquiry and imagination.


Enabling interactive classroom activities for individual students, small groups and whole class modules.


Enhancing classroom activities with at home engagement.

Community Partners

Integrating academic and service opportunities that lead to improved student performance and healthier communities.

Our History​

For 25 years, Urban Tech has been dedicated to bridging the digital divide and creating opportunities for success in disadvantaged communities.

With its SEEDTECH Program, founded in 1995, Urban Tech focused on providing underrepresented populations living in poverty with the technology and leadership skills they needed to build better futures for themselves and their families. Through SEEDTECH, juvenile offenders transitioned from a life of crime to academic achievement and community service, and senior citizens became trainers in SEEDTECH centers to provide intergenerational support to young people.In 2000, Urban Tech launched the Youth Leadership Academy ® (YLA) to provide students in those same communities with social and emotional skills to improve personal growth and leadership. YLA has trained 600,000 students in afterschool programs through NYCHA, and in 500 schools across the country.

A pilot study of YLA found a 26% increase in attendance rates, 46% increase in reading scores, 40% increase in math scores, and a 67% increase in graduation rates after introducing the curriculum, as well as increases in self-esteem, self-efficacy, and pro-social behaviors.

Through YLA’s comprehensive professional development programs, faculty have reported significant improvements, including increased awareness of students’ social-emotional needs, effective technology platforms for teaching these skills, and improved life and leadership skills. Additionally, YLA’s family engagement focus facilitated better relationships between and among administrators, faculty, parents and families.

"Urban Tech's Dignity for All program is giving us and our students a voice. It provides a platform for character development that will support our students' empowerment as agents of change and effective leaders in our school community, in their neighborhood, and perhaps even on the world stage."

Keisha Ramrattan

Teacher at MS 354 in Brooklyn, NY

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