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Social and Emotional Learning is changing the education landscape, giving students a real opportunity to flourish by making social and emotional learning explicit.


Resilient Scholars Program

The Urban Assembly Resilient Scholars Program (RSP) is an integrated social-emotional learning model specifically for middle and high school students. RSP uses a whole-school, three-year embedded model where schools learn how to organize themselves around the principles of social-emotional development.

These concepts focus on building students’ confidence and self-awareness and promoting general social competence by helping students develop the skills to reason through a wide variety of social and emotional situations. The UARSP model consists of three main elements: direct instruction to students; schoolwide implementation, integration, and sustainability; and assessment of student progress.


Strong Resilient NYC

The Urban Assembly is thrilled to partner with The New York City Department of Education and Aperture, to bring the DESSA, a strength-based social and emotional learning screener to students across New York City. In this partnership, we offer access to the Resilient Scholars Portal, a guided intervention program, to support all students in the 2021-22 school year.

As part of a district-wide focus on social and emotional needs, we are prioritizing the support of student wellness across the city. To do this we are implementing the DESSA, and giving educators access to Urban Assembly's Resilient Scholars Portal for guided intervention supports. 

With the data from the screener, we will help our students develop these essential skills by using targeted, highly responsive support to each individual student.

Team Members

Brandon Frame

Brandon Frame

Director of Social-Emotional Learning

Brandon Frame is Director of Social-Emotional Learning at The Urban Assembly where he ensures that all students develop the skills, values, and attitudes necessary to anchor their success in their... Expand

Brandon Frame is Director of Social-Emotional Learning at The Urban Assembly where he ensures that all students develop the skills, values, and attitudes necessary to anchor their success in their school, homes and the larger community. He previously served as the Director of Business Partnerships and Development at High School, Inc. in Hartford, CT. In that role, he created an award winning program called “Taking Students from the classroom to the boardroom” in which he built and strengthen partnerships and opportunities with business and higher education partners in order to extend learning outside the school walls. Brandon is also the Founder of the nationally recognized non-profit and digital media platform TheBlackManCan, Inc. and author of Define Yourself, Redefine the World: A Guided Journal of Boys and Men of Color. Brandon is a graduate of Morehouse College.

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Josh Bobrow

Josh Bobrow

Deputy Director of Social-Emotional Learning

As Deputy Director of SEL at the Urban Assembly Josh coaches teams at different NYC middle and high schools that implement the Resilient Scholars Program and positive school climate best... Expand

As Deputy Director of SEL at the Urban Assembly Josh coaches teams at different NYC middle and high schools that implement the Resilient Scholars Program and positive school climate best practices to bolster staff ability to support the emotional health of students. He also creates/facilitates related professional development (PD) for districts and schools around the country that highlight the intersection between SEL and topics like trauma, mental health, and equity.

Josh previously served as Grade-Level Lead, Instructional Coach, Diversity Coordinator, and Dean of Students - though always with a foot in the classroom - in the Bronx and Crown Heights. He has both developed curriculum for and taught a Mindfulness and Positive Psychology elective, SEL and college readiness courses, and history courses spanning 7th-12th grades.

Josh was the recipient of the Knowledge Grant and co-created the ClearMindEd initiative to bring network-wide PD and resources related to mindfulness inclusion. He has his M.Ed in Secondary Social Studies Education from Lehman College, MSW from the NYU Silver School, 200-hour yoga teacher certification from YogaWorks, and has completed trainings related to trauma-informed teaching, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and meditation/mindfulness instruction.

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