Our Mission



Led by students, the Urban Youth Collaborative (UYC) brings together New York City students to fight for real education reform that puts students first. Demanding a high quality education for all students, our young people struggle for social, economic, and racial justice in our schools and communities.

We believe in the transformative power of youth organizing.
We believe in movement building to heal our communities.
We believe in the power of young people to shift structural systems and policy.