WELCOME TO URBAN TECH

The National Urban Technology Center Inc. (Urban Tech) is a registered 501c3 not for profit, established in 1995 to close the digital divide in low income, urban communities by preparing students and community residents with the technological and social emotional skills needed to succeed academically and professionally.

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.
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  • As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, it's more important than ever to invest in a solid education. And when it comes to economic success, STEM education is the way to go.  With Urban Tech, you can access the tools and resources needed to excel in STEM education. Our innovative programs and partnerships with leading tech companies provide students with real-world experience and valuable skills.  #STEMeducation #STEMlearning #STEMskills #STEMsuccess
#STEMfuture #STEMcareers #STEMinspiration #WomeninSTEM
#DiversityinSTEM #STEMforAll #teachersoflinkedin #teachersfollowteachers #urbantech
  • A message from our president Patricia Bransford: join our effort to make #STEM accessible in your community! #STEM #computerscience #accessibleeducation #urbantech #code #programming #compsci #education #womeninstem #womenintech #blackinstem #blackintech #hispanicinstem #hispanicintech #nonprofit #publicschools #students #teachers
  • Check out this clip from our STD/AIDS Curriculum 
https://youtu.be/V-Hgk6utYKE  National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day  Women and Girls continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, Gender Inequities, Gender-Based Violence and All forms of oppression (including racism, sexism, and transphobia) are increasing the vulnerability of women and girls to HIV on a global scale. (Source: Regional HIV/Aids Connection)  Urban Tech recognizes the significance of this day and has taken the initiative to provide education in STD and AIDS awareness. We educate youth about prevention of sexually transmitted infections and making healthy and positive choices to minimize their risk. We believe that empowering young people with knowledge is key.  Support our initiative and tag teachers and principals you know to share our animated, interactive online curriculum. Support our initiative to raise awareness and work together towards creating a world where everyone can live free from HIV/AIDS.  For inquiries, please visit: https://lnkd.in/eUXhCH7n  #Urbantech #StopHIVtogether #hivtesting #aidsawareness #hivaids #aids #hiv #aidsawarenessandprevention #youtheducation #std #sexualhealth
  • Parenting in the digital age? We’ve got you covered! Get the tech education you need to help your kids succeed academically and navigate the world with ease.  #parents #rolemodel #education #stem #stemeducators #computerscience #tutoring #mentorship #teacher #publicschool #digitalliteracy #digitalcitizenship #coaching #socialemotionallearning
  • In honor of Black History Month, we want to celebrate a trailblazer in the world of computer science, Kimberly Bryant, founder of BlackGirlsCode, the not-for-profit organization that focuses on providing technology education for African-American girls.  #blackhistorymonth #blackhistory #blackgirlscode #kimberlybryant #blackhistorymonth2023✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowingteachers #computerscience #scienceandtechnology #scienceeducation #stemeducation #blackpioneer #blackexcellence #blackpower #blacklove #bhm #black #blackhistoryfacts #history #blackpeople #blackandproud #art #blackmen #blackunity #blackpride
  • It’s time to hear what students say about DFA.  #teachers #educators #socialemotionallearning #wellness #safespace #classrooms #middleschool #backtoschool #middleschoolteacher #teacherspayteachers #diversity #empathy #traumainformed #bestpractices #schoolcouncilor  #schoolprincipal #lessonplans #fightflightfreeze #restorativejustice #dei #diversityequityinclusion #stopbullying #bullying #DFA #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers
  • In honor of Black History Month, here’s another computer scientist who played an integral role in the development of the modern computer technology the world relies on today. Think about him when you look at your color monitor!  #blackhistorymonth #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth2023✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowingteachers #computerscience #markdean #scienceandtechnology #scienceeducation #stemeducation #clarenceskipellis #blackpioneer #blackexcellence #blackpower #blacklove #bhm #black #blackhistoryfacts #history #blackpeople #blackandproud #art #blackmen #blackunity #blackpride
  • Enroll your students now! Link in bio.
#dignityforall #saynobullying #stopbullying #bullyingprevention #socialemotionallearning #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #diversityandinclusion #diversityequityinclusion #sel

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.

Students

Delivering products and programs to engage student inquiry and imagination.

Educators

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

Parents

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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