The Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice (SLJ) was founded in 2004 and is a law themed, unscreened public high school located in downtown Brooklyn. We serve approximately 460 students each year, the majority of whom live near or below the poverty line and will be the first in their family to go to college. Our cohort for the class of 2017 had a 96% graduation rate within four years (vs. a comparative city-wide graduation rate for 2016 of 73%). In addition, 100% of our seniors were accepted to college or have a post-high school plan.
The Adams Street Foundation (ASF) was founded in 2008 by the administrative leadership of SLJ. ASF is the in-house, non-profit partner to SLJ and is responsible for integrating pre-college enrichment and preparation for college and career into the school’s curriculum. Moreover, we work very hard to ensure that our students have the tools to be successful in college and beyond. This is accomplished in part through a diligent review of college financial aid packages as well as coaching students through the early admissions process.