OUR STUDENTS

Who We Serve

UCAP students are full of hope and possibilities. However, the socioeconomic and other challenges many face has put them at risk. Most urban schools are not able to provide the personalized support our students require.

UCAP helps their imaginations once again soar with visions of what their future holds.

The UCAP School is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to meet the needs of at-risk urban youth. According to RI Kids Count, students from urban schools are at great risk.

Among the youth from Central Falls
  • 41% are living below the federal poverty level
  • 57% are below 8th grade reading proficiency (twice the state average)
  • 21% are English Language Learners, the highest percentage in the state.

* According to RI Kids Count

Among children from Providence
  • 32% will witness or experience domestic abuse
  • One of every 16 will test positive for lead poisoning

* According to RI Kids Count

Among children from Cranston
  • 13% of their mothers received delayed prenatal care
  • 20% will not graduate high school
  • 24% live in single-parent families

* According to RI Kids Count

We reinvigorate students and open their minds to a world of possibilities. Beyond high school success, our students
 develop the skills, camaraderie 
and confidence to continue
on as active, engaged
 members of our
 communities.

75 Carpenter Street Providence RI   |   401-272-0881

The teachers and staff never gave up on me.
Jesus Nunez, former UCAP student

Freshman at Johnson & Wales University studying business administration