The Success of an East Harlem High School

One of the most unique and powerful aspects of CTE is the engagement of partners, both from industry Eric Wattsand institutions of higher education. The Urban Assembly School of Global Commerce (UASGC), a CTE school in East Harlem, is fortunate to have highly engaged partners who take great interest in the students and teachers at the school. 

After participating in work-based learning opportunities with the NYC Economic Development Corporation, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and CSX, UASGC students Darleane Torres, Maria Mata and Kareem Wright were selected to engage with UASGC’s most active university partner, ASU. 

UASGC’s pathways focus on logistics and supply chain management, so ASU’s department of supply chain management in the W.P. Carey School of Business is an invaluable partner that hasn’t let the 2,400 miles separating the two get in the way of meaningful engagement. ASU faculty have visited East Harlem to work with students; now it’s time for the students to visit Tempe financed Darleane, Maria and Kareem were selected to visit ASU based on their performances in academic and CTE courses, as well as their participation in work-based learning opportunities. From June 15–19, these soon-to-be juniors will live in ASU dorms and spend time with faculty, students and alumni from the Carey School of Business. While on campus, they will participate in a series of activities and meetings that involve project-based learning, community service, business etiquette and peer mentoring. 

This trip to ASU will be a fantastic culminating experience to their sophomore year. Darleane, Maria and Kareem have spent the year learning advanced logistics and supply chain management content, all while engaging with industry partners throughout the New York metro area. As they get ready for their junior year in high school, all three can begin setting their sights on possible career and postsecondary education options that are informed and inspired by their experience at ASU.

Eric Watts ASU Students