Urban Workshop NYC, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   34 reviews

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Location: 223 Graham Ave. Room 333 Brooklyn NY 11206 USA

Mission: UrbanWorkshop NYC provides students with an opportunity to engage inrigorous academic learning in an applied setting.  Through carefullyconnected studies in math, literature, and writing, students in theprogram learn to plan, design and carry out construction projects invarious New York City communities.  In this integrated learningprocess, they •    make tangible, real-world connections with their academic learning •    develop practical skills and a sense of craft •    connect with community members in various New York City neighborhoods and serve their needs •    understand issues of environmental, economic and social justice facing New York City communities •    build teamwork and leadership skills •    gain a clear sense of accomplishment Theprogram helps students develop the skills, understanding and confidencethey need to earn a high school diploma and succeed in the future.
Geographic areas served: New York City
Programs: A 3-credit class offered to students at Lyons Community School.  Students work on community construction projects four days a week, with math, reading and writing integrated into the project.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Have seen this program take challenging students that have absolutely no interest/ confidence in school, and work wonders for them both personally and academically.

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affording the opportunity for academic success to students that have struggled immensely in school. The idea of taking the most challenging students in the school and teaching them math and communication skills through the program is nothing short of amazing. A truly unique and inspiring program that should be used as a model for schools around the country.

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find ways to allow a larger contingency of Lyons students to participate in it. I think it would be beneficial to all students as they learn to apply various mathematical concepts, not just those who are struggling in the classroom. URBAN FOR EVERYONE!!!!

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Urban Workshop worked with our school farm to build cold frames and composting bins. I use the cold frames and composting bins everyday- they are great and a huge asset to our farm.

also the staff at urban workshop are great to work with. They are amazing with the students and inspiring!

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working at our school

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give them more funding so they can do more projects!

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Passionate, talented educators developed this revolutionary program to engage at-risk students in education, which has yielded promising results. Urban Workshop provides an alternative and meaningful way for previously unsuccessful students to access education. Should be expanded to more schools!

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witnessing positive change within participating students.

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train teachers at additional schools to expand this program

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Rating: 5 stars  

Phenomenal program that tries to teach kids from ground up ... teaching work ethics (which much of US today lacks), love for mathematics (seeing concepts applied in real world and how cool it is), feeling of accomplishing something that is useful and meaningful that kids can carry it with them no matter where they end up in life, and sharpening their mental acuity.

I know one of the program leaders personally. He is a brilliant guy who could have chosen to do anything in life, and would have been successful in anything he chooses to pursue (and creates tremendous monetary wealth for himself if selfish), yet he chose to pursue this with passion - to make a real impact in the world. i have no doubt that this will become a nationwide program many years down the road - and honored to be a part of the program as a donor.

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Give more funding!

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Rating: 5 stars  

A fantastic charity that does real, concrete (or at least wood-based) work that helps kids and helps community. All money they receive goes 100% to buy materials for the program, no overhead, etc. The teachers that lead the organization are all inspiring, dedicated, creative, amazing individuals who care about helping kids learn and succeed and have found a unique way to improve education for kids in NYC.

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Nothing to change - they just need more funding and support!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I used to work in the school Urban Workshop was housed in, and it was truly amazing to see the things they were able to accomplish with the kids. EVERYONE wanted to be in the program, and for good reason - it is run by an expert staff and provides an amazing way for kids to learn about academics and life.

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I have seen the effects of Urban Workshop on the students I taught.

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Replicate it in other schools!

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I am a senior in the school where Urban Workshop takes a part of. I've actually been apart of Urban Workshop for three years, my growth and mentality towards life has change for the better. Building and giving back to the community has brought out the better side of me. I've shared many experience that I will carry throughout life with Urban Workshop. Everytime I felt like giving up my classmate along with my teachers helped me realize that I shouldn't be thinking that way and help me get through my days with smiles. Urban Workshop is an great program!

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the projects I've worked in with them the past three years.

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help them get more supports and people too donate money.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen students start to care about school when they didn't before. I have seen students come to school when they didn't before. I have seen students be successful in school when they weren't before. All of these things are because of Urban Workshop. It is an incredible and unique program that should be replicated as often and as widely as possible.

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Past students have gone from children who hate school to those who understand why school, or things they learn in school, may impact their lives.

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Give them more money, more materials, more resources, and more staff.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Urban Workshop NYC group has help a number of garden groups in NYC with various projects. The is a great way to get students/gardeners working together for the greater cause in the community. We are so happy they working with us to help beautify and enhance our garden. The project they have completed in our garden has been successful. We look forward to further work with them on new garden projects

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Help get them more people to work on more projects.

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The Urban Workshop NYC is a powerful program. I gave to them because this program works for kids who have struggled with school. We need more programs like Urban Workshop NYC that reach a greater number of students who are on the margins. I applaud their efforts and will continue to support them in the future.

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Seeing the wonderful improvements these students have made with their own hands and ingenuity. How many of us are doing so much for the community and also learning valuable skills?

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Give them an endowment that would allow them to expand this valuable program, replicate it, and keep it functioning long into the future.

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