2351 First Avenue

New York, NY 10035

(212) 987-1906

Principal : Gwen Roth

Coordinating Teacher : Wayne Mitchell



Urban Peace Academy (UPA) was created in 1993 and is located in East Harlem. Our school has 350 students that communicate and work

closely with their teachers in our tightly knit community. In our curriculum we address the issues of peace and justice, wealth and power,

racism, and the creation of our cultures and ourselves as individuals. Our goal is to develop the ability to use our minds well in order to

create a community that, through its ideas and actions, makes the world a better place.


Never Give up...no matter what is going on

Never give up...

Develop the heart

Too much energy is spent developing the mind...instead of the heart...

Develop the heart

Be compassionate...not just to your friends...but to everyone be compassionate...

Work for Peace

in your heart and in the world Work for peace...


NEVER GIVE UP...no matter what is happening...no matter what is going on around you

NEVER GIVE UP...........Dalai Lama