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100% College Acceptance at HCZ Promise Academy!

Last month, both our Promise Academy high schools had all of their seniors accepted to at least one college. This was the first Promise Academy I graduating class to have begun with us at kindergarten. It was the first graduating class for Promise Academy II…

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CEO Anne Williams-Isom on CUNY TV

On November 30, 2016, CEO Anne Williams-Isom appeared on the City University of New York Television series  “Black America,” hosted by Emmy award-winning journalist Carol Jenkins.  Watch their in-depth conversation about HCZ’s pioneering work with over 12,000 children in a 97-block Zone in Central Harlem

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FLOTUS Celebrates College Signing Day in the Zone

On Wednesday, April 26th, HCZ was honored to welcome First Lady Michelle Obama, MTV and Viacom’s Get Schooled initiative, a host of celebrities, and 4,000+ New York City high-school students to our very own Harlem Armory to celebrate National College Signing Day 2016. Part of…

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Every year, on Valentine’s Day, we share a poem with our friends and supporters to say thank you for helping us create a brighter future for our kids and show them how much we love them. For many years, our President, Geoffrey Canada, wrote a…

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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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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…

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