The Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management provides students with authentic learning experiences that empower them with the skills to contribute to their communities and succeed in college and career. By constantly applying what they learn in the classroom and industry, students will develop the confidence to pursue their dreams and the character to serve their communities.

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Our Mentorships with Verizon continue

A group of lucky sophomores are continuing their second year of four-year mentorships with executives at Verizon. Check out this great video Verizon made, highlighting the benefits of the program for mentor and mentee alike.

UASEM Featured in
the wall street journal

By Leslie Brody,  May 25, 2015

As four New York City ninth-graders arranged soil, pebbles, plastic bags and tongue depressors in a clear box, they hoped their model levy would work better than the ones that failed New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.

They watched with suspense one morning last week as water seeped through the dirt, and then celebrated when the levy seemed to block its path. Their teacher, Salvatore Puglisi, was cautious. “Come back in five minutes,” he said, “and see what happens.”  .......

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School Uniforms

School uniform shirts are available for purchase for $15. Students may also bring in a plain polo or sweater in blue, green, or white and the school will iron on a patch for $2.
Read UASEM's uniform policy here.

Get Involved with UASEM

Volunteer your time at school.  Contribute special talents or skills. Donate books and materials on our wishlist. Join the Parent Association. Sponsor a classroom. Share other resources. Fund trips. Learn more at Get Involved.

Join the Parent Association

It is well known that children do better when their parents are involved both at home and at school.  The NYC Chancellor calls parent leadership the "cornerstone of the public schools," and each school is required to have a parent association.  Parent involvement could include raising money, hosting events, volunteering with students, and helping out around the building. Contact UASEM at