Urban Assembly’s HORT Internship Students Get Green Career Experiences

March 9, 2022

On Friday, March 4th, 2022, local elected officials, supporters, and others, joined students from the trailblazing Urban Assembly School for Green Careers.

Its mission statement is to prepare its student body for careers in the expanding eco-fields of construction and agriculture experiences.

Statistically, these students of color from low-income communities manifest inferior academic performance.

Traditional schools tend to give up on these students, a sad commentary on our society–since these young people are our future.


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The curriculum’s modus operandus is to provide the necessary attention and support needed so that they can achieve the success which is not a feasible option in traditional schools.

The students came together for a great classroom learning at the Horticultural Society of New York within the Greenhouse and Education Center at the Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park in Harlem.

The internship is part of Urban Assembly’s special workplace learning program which provides students who hail from Harlem to the Hudson, with the hands-on technological experiences necessary for the present and for their future.

The Participants

Participants included Councilmember Gale Brewer and Principal, Urban Assembly School for Green Careers, Madeleine Ciliotta-Young, and fourteen high school students from Urban Assembly School for Green Careers.

Among their innovative programs is Green Buildings where its students work on collaborative projects in a “tiny house,” an actual tiny house–a one-room building with a bathroom, solar energy, and insulation.

Green Spaces enables students to formulate eco-friendly solutions to such irritating everyday problems that plague New Yorkers as pest control.

Students enrolled in these programs are accepted without any consideration of their academic performance or even class attendance, an unusual admission policy in today’s academia.

Urban Assembly, 90 Broad Street, Suite 2101, New York, NY 10004, 212.867.3060, https://urbanassembly.org/

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