Urban Ed Academy Launches “Man The Bay” 4-Year Fellowship Program Trains Black Men To Become Teachers

Only two percent of teachers are black men, according to the U.S. Department of Education, and a San Francisco man is trying to transform that deficit with a new model of leadership training.

When Randal Seriguchi Jr. took became Executive Director of Urban Ed Academy in 2016, the San Francisco nonprofit’s afterschool STEM program matched kids of color with mentors who looked like them.

But then Seriguchi stretched its mission in a step farther: to put one black male teacher in every school in the country.


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