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What Children Need Is…You!

Wednesday, December 16th, we launched a social media campaign to get people thinking about all the things children need to fulfill their potential and invited friends and followers to chime in and let us know #WhatChildrenNeed. To get the conversation started, we also released a new heart-warming,…

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#GivingTuesday – We Did It!

We did it! Tuesday, December 1st, was #GivingTuesday—a global day dedicated to giving back. Thanks to your support, we met our goal of $10,000 to cover travel costs for 50 HCZ college students to and from home this holiday season. HCZ has 913 students in college, more…

Read With Me Wednesday

Read with Me Wednesday at HCZ

This fall, we launched Read with Me Wednesday—a new weekly initiative inviting HCZ staff to read with the 240 students at our four Harlem Gems pre-kindergarten sites. Reading aloud with children helps to deepen their vocabulary and foster their imagination, curiosity, and empathy. This initiative…

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HCZ’s Baby College® on NPR’s “All Things Considered”

HCZ’s Baby College® program was recently featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Now celebrating our 15th anniversary, The Baby College teaches child development and parenting skills to new and expectant parents through workshops and home visits and counts over 5,000 graduates to date. Listen to…

Canada and Druckenmiller Honored with Bowdoin Prize

HCZ President Geoffrey Canada ’74 and Board Chairman Stan Druckenmiller ’75 received the Bowdoin Prize, the highest honor awarded by their alma mater, Bowdoin College, at a January 20th ceremony at Lincoln Center. Pictured here with Bowdoin College President Barry Mills, Canada and Druckenmiller did…

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CEO Anne Williams-Isom on Leadership in NYT “Corner Office”

CEO Anne Williams-Isom was featured in the New York Times “Corner Office,” where she spoke with editor Adam Bryant about the importance of straight talk, staying calm in the face of tough challenges, and the experiences and people that helped make her the leader she is…

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Men’s March for Peace

On October 31st, the men of HCZ continued an annual tradition of marching through the Zone calling for peace and ensuring that all of our kids could enjoy a fun and safe Halloween. Our marchers are strong role models for our young men and exemplify…

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Announcing the Geoffrey Canada Community Center

On October 15th, the Harlem Children’s Zone held a special dedication ceremony to celebrate the naming of our Promise Academy school building and community center on 125th Street the Geoffrey Canada Community Center. The event was a fitting and inspiring tribute to a man who…

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CEO Anne Williams-Isom on “Here and Now”

CEO Anne Williams-Isom spoke with Sandra Bookman on “Here and Now” about her connection to our kids, using data to deepen our cradle-to-college pipeline, and running the next leg of the race to end generational poverty. Click here to watch the video and learn more…