Urban Scholar Academy (Formerly Urban Scholar Athletes) was founded in 2012 by Imhotep & Alexis Coleman, parents of public school children, who believed that if it takes a village (neighborhood) to raise children, then it takes children to raise a village.
Understanding the need for youth leadership in order to make changes in urban “villages” throughout Los Angeles, Imhotep & Alexis developed an enrichment program that focuses on developing well rounded, fully engaged students through accelerated academics, physical fitness/athletics; and service-learning opportunities.
As stated by Imhotep Coleman, “Ultimately, our organization is committed to developing scholarly students who are equally committed to enriching their mind, developing their bodies, and enhancing their spirits in order to become leaders in and outside in the classroom—the difference makers in surrounding communities.”
Urban Scholar Academy is non-profit organization whose mission is to prepare urban youth to become transformative leaders in the community through academic enrichment and community service opportunities.
WHAT WE ENVISION...
Urban Scholar Academy will utilize academics, and community service initiatives to help students become leaders that learn to take responsibility for their surrounding communities.
WHAT WE BELIEVE...
Expansion of the Mind through Academic Enrichment
Development of the Spirit through Community Service Initiatives
Imhotep Coleman, Community Outreach----Imhotep Coleman is an Assistant Director of television and motion pictures; and is a member of the Directors Guild of America. He has served on the production team of several critically acclaimed and commercially successful productions, and is a graduate of the Assistant Directors/Producers Training Program.
Alexis Coleman, Executive Director & Certificated Teacher --Alexis is a passionate, and transformative educator that works tirelessly inspiring urban youth to strive for excellence. During her time as an educator for LAUSD, Alexis developed & supervised social fellowship, awareness campaign activities, and corporate sponsorship programs that secured donations to fund annual events and programs for over 4,000 students, parents, and local community members.
Meet the dynamic group of people that make up our Board of Directors. Our members have a wealth of experience and wisdom that they share with Urban Scholar Academy to make our organization stronger and more effective each year.
MEET OUR ADVISORY BOARD
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MEET THE FOUNDERS
MEET THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS