Empower Students with Social and Emotional Mastery

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), as defined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), is the essential process by which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to comprehend and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, demonstrate empathy, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

DistrictZero is a cutting-edge, CASEL-aligned web application designed to foster trust and inspire students to develop lifelong social and emotional learning skills for a more fulfilling future. Discover the difference DistrictZero can make in your school community and unlock your students' full potential.

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DistrictZero, synergistically designed with leading learning frameworks like Design-thinking, Agile-Scrum, and Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM), empowers educators to cultivate a new generation of self-aware, analytical problem solvers in the classroom.

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    Quick and user-friendly check-in templates designed specifically for young adults, powered by natural language processing for an engaging and efficient experience..

    Access customized resources, including multimedia, research, and auto-generated short activities, tailored to individual needs. Benefit from white-label content offerings for enterprise-level customization.

    Rely on academic-research backed assessments of soft skills, social-emotional learning, and user trust, providing valuable insights to drive personal growth and development.

Academic Theory of Change

The DistrictZero platform is built upon empirical social-emotional learning research and a five-year academic theory of change. Every student interaction delivers impact in categories of self-awareness, improved emotional climate, improved learner behavior, inclusive classroom climates, improved academic performance, fewer mental health concerns, and lifelong SEL competencies.



“DistrictZero brings together social- emotional learning, design thinking, and agile development in a simple tool that leverages data to enhance learner emotional well-being and teacher-student relationships.”

Dr. Kripa Sundar, PhD.

Academic Learning Scientist, EdTech Recharge, California

“We benchmarked our progress alongside the RULER Mood Meter app; recognizing improved student communication, reduced campus suicide/bullying risks, and a large reduction of department assumption bias. As a leader, my assumptions were also validated through the de-identified impact dashboard.”

Chloé Suberville
Assistant Principal, Escuela Bilingüe Internacional, California

“In a pandemic year, I learned so much in the two week period that we worked with DistrictZero in our classroom. The platform quickly detected difficult phrases, supported students through their blocker resources, and produced all new student connections in the hallway.”

Peter Hostrawser
Business Teacher, Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, Illinois


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  • Suicide prevention alerts
  • Natural language sentiment
  • Science-backed resources
  • Supports all 1:1 devices
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  • COPPA notice for parents
  • Compliant in all 50 US states


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  • For 450+ pupil organizations
  • 30-day virtual assessment
  • Assess curriculum content
  • Assess local MHP providers
  • Assess SOPPA student privacy
  • Assess district PD training
  • Establish SEL impact KPIs
  • Execute SLA documents
“Using natural-language processing and sentiment analysis, DistrictZero’s emotional learning tool gives teachers actionable insights and solutions to help students who may be struggling.”
Rick Echevarria, VP & GM Intel RISE Technology Initiative
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Company Mission and Origin Story

In late 2018, Uzair, an experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneur, found himself at a crossroads. His productivity-focused alarm clock app had failed, and he returned to his hometown, eager to discover the innovative potential of the next generation of creators.

Seizing the opportunity to inspire, Uzair reached out to local schools and was granted the chance to motivate students through immersive 10-day design-thinking workshops. These workshops encouraged students to tackle local challenges and develop practical solutions, resulting in increased student engagement, revitalized teachers, and thrilled community stakeholders.

A key element of the design-thinking course was the "daily stand-up," a group discussion where students shared their goals and obstacles for the day. While this practice is common in professional agile teams, it is rare in K-12 education. The soft skills cultivated during these stand-ups, such as self-awareness, communication, and social-awareness, aligned with the CASEL framework for whole-learner skill development.

Recognizing the potential for a transformative educational tool, Uzair set out to create a scalable solution for teachers and administrators. He quickly assembled a no-code prototype to support pilot teachers, while simultaneously developing a robust tech stack and team.

DistrictZero was officially founded in April 2020 and received support from the Intel RISE COVID-19 Title-1 Initiative in January 2021. Since then, DistrictZero has been successfully piloted across US K-12 schools, bilingual classrooms, and mental health support workflows.

With an ambitious goal to empower 85% of US schools with whole-learner capabilities by 2025, DistrictZero harnesses the power of research-driven Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to create lasting human and business value. Studies have shown that for every $1 invested in SEL, there is an $11 return on investment, demonstrating its significant potential for improving both academic and lifelong success. By cultivating essential skills such as self-awareness, communication, and social-awareness, DistrictZero is poised to recover over $4 billion in annual revenue lost to burnout learning-loss and enhance citizen well-being by 24%.

Experience the transformative power of DistrictZero firsthand by signing up for our free 15-day pilot program, eligible for ESSER-approved Title IX Pupil Support Services. Together, we can foster mindful, resilient students equipped to thrive in our rapidly evolving world.

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Uzair Hussain

Founder and CEO, Product Manager

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Kevin Obomanu

International DEIJ Outcomes Manager

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Natasha Price

Product Designer

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William Wilson

General Counsel, Data Privacy

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Amit Jai Kadam

Advisor, Data Science

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