The Center for Urban Education and Advocacy

Entrepreneur: Richard Ledgister

Founded: 2021

The mission of the Center for Urban Education and Advocacy (CUEA) is to provide a transformative impact on urban communities through education. One of the most pressing needs in urban communities is finding effective teachers of color to teach in urban schools. CUEA seeks to address this issue by inspiring high school students of color to become teachers, providing wrap-around support to aspiring teachers of color, and amplifying the voices of current teachers of color in order to drive change in urban schools, school systems, and teacher preparation programs.