Our Partners


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The UA Institute has a strong network of integrated and organizational partners.  Integrated partners are independent organizations with staff based in our school that provide direct programming and services to students on a daily basis. Our two integrated partners are Girls Inc. of New York City and the Children’s Aid Society Carrera Treasure Academy.

Girls Inc. of New York City is a renowned nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and boldSM! Girls Inc.  provides integral enrichment programming including:

  • Project GROW (Girls Reaching Overall Wellness) after school program
  • Girl’s health & wellness classes
  • Economic literacy
  • Career & college exploration
  • Leadership development and violence prevention workshops
  • Family communication workshops

The Children’s Aid Society’s Carrera Treasure Academy (Treasure Academy) is a comprehensive adolescent pregnancy prevention program.  Their model is based on the following seven components designed to provide students with the knowledge, resources, and support to make positive decisions about their bodies and their lives:

  • Free medical and dental care
  • Academic support in the classroom and after school
  • Family life and sexuality education for students and their families
  • Weekly Job Club classes focused on financial literacy
  • Power Group sessions with a licensed full-time mental health staff member
  • Individual lifetime sports
  • Self-expression through the arts

Organizational partners provide vital program development resources including, undergraduate and graduate student tutors and co-teachers, course planning, admission to college-level classes, career exploration, mentoring, and networking opportunities.

Our key organizational partners include:

  • Polytechnic Institute of NYU (NYU-Poly)
  • The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC)
  • Thornton Tomasetti Group
  • New York City College of Technology
  • Barnard College
  • Con Edison