Founded in 1995, Urban Tech, or the National Urban Technology Center, works to advance the educational system and change students' lives by promoting social-emotional learning and critical thinking. Since its establishment, Urban Tech has been creating opportunities and bridging the digital divide for disadvantaged communities. SeedTech, for example, is a program that helps underrepresented populations develop leadership and technology skills.
In 2020, Urban Tech announced the launch of a new program called Parents Care. Urban Tech aims to implement the program across New York City in early 2021. Five Brooklyn-based schools were selected for the launch. The Parents Care Program will work to provide a smart classroom in every student's home as long as schools are closed.