Community Service

Urban Academy students participate in an extensive service learning program. Each week, they work at diverse settings throughout the 5 boroughs. At their placements, students learn how to work with adults productively, assume responsibility for tasks both menial and challenging and report back to their school community about their placement and its focus. In this way, students learn about the larger community and have an opportunity to see many of the ideas they debated in their classes applied to real situations.

 Click here to see the list of choices for Community Service placements.

Examples include:

  • Children's Museum of Art
  • Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
  • Amnesty International
  • Outward Bound
  • GLAD
  • State Senator's Offices
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Chicago City Limits
  • The Village Voice
  • ...and lot's more!

We are always looking for more placements for our students.

If you are involved with a non-profit organization that would like to have one or more Urban Academy students assist from 12:15 - 3:00 on Wednesday afternoons, please feel free to email our Community Service Coordinator at