the power of technology
The National Urban Technology Center, Inc. (Urban Tech) is a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1995 by former IBM executive Pat Bransford to build innovative technology training programs and provide academic and financial literacy skills in underserved communities.
Urban Tech believes that these skills are necessary to close the achievement gap and support more students.
Urban Tech is committed to creating solutions for underserved students that:
Provide students with the tools to recognize and prevent bullying behavior
Engage students in real-life scenarios to promote critical thinking and empathy
Use technology platforms to enrich students’ learning experience
Provide opportunities to improve digital literacy, financial education, and career development
Invest in schools and provide support to teachers and parents to enrich students’ education
Urban Tech has connected students and families to tools that are critical to academic and career success, including:
comprehensive health education, and
essential life skills.
Urban Tech is dedicated to closing the digital divide that exists in underserved communities and has built over 750 technology training centers in disadvantaged communities across the country to provide access to jobs.
Powered by technology, Urban Tech is helping to reshape the learning experience. We provide cutting-edge curricula that nurture leadership, critical thinking, problem-solving, social and emotional learning, pro-social behaviors, team building, creativity, healthy habits, digital literacy, and financial literacy. We help to develop and nurture those life and competitiveness skills necessary for success in a 21st-century, global economy.
To ensure that our programs are implemented with the highest quality of instruction, Urban Tech works in partnership with schools, afterschool programs, community-based organizations, faith-based institutions, and youth development centers.
Approximately 90% of Urban Tech’s families are Black and Latino; their per capita income is at or slightly above the poverty level.
3% Asian/Pacific Islander
1% Native American
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