Center for Urban Education and Policy




The Center for Urban Education and Policy (CUEP) exists to mobilize UNF’s human and research resources to strengthen the educational outcomes of urban youth.  The mission of CUEP is to research and address poverty and structural racism in urban settings to equip students, families, communities and schools to achieve educational success.


CUEP works to link UNF’s expertise with key education stakeholders to create and sustain positive change in urban schools.  This is accomplished through three strategic priorities:

  1. Conducting research and evaluation projects related to urban education;
  2. Equipping teachers to understand and redress structural racism and to help urban students succeed; and
  3. Fostering collaborative relationships among diverse leader and stakeholders in urban education.

Read more about our history and leadership.