OUR PROGRAMS

EARLY CHILDHOOD

The first years of life are crucial to building a strong foundation for educational success. That’s why we continually strive to deepen and strengthen our work with parents and children during these key years.

THE BABY COLLEGE®

THE BABY COLLEGE®

The Baby College® gives new and expectant parents and other caregivers a strong understanding of brain and child development and the skills to raise happy, healthy babies.
The Three-Year-Old Journey

The Three-Year-Old Journey

This 18-week program continues to educate parents on child development and encourages a strong sense of community among its participants.
Harlem Gems®

Harlem Gems®

A top-notch, year-round, full-day pre-K program, Harlem Gems® works with 240 children across four sites to ensure they enter kindergarten school-ready.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

HCZ’s dual pipeline begins in elementary school, where we work with students at seven traditional public elementary schools across the Zone, as well as students at our Promise Academy® Charter Schools

Promise Academy® Elementary Schools

Promise Academy® Elementary Schools

From mastery of core concepts to character education, we foster depth and breadth of understanding across the curriculum to prepare our students for a lifetime of success.
Peacemakers

Peacemakers

We provide substantial in-school classroom and after-school support to over 2,000 elementary-school students in seven traditional public schools in the Zone.

Middle School

We work with over 1,000 middle-school students at our Promise Academy® Charter Schools and through our after-school programs, providing comprehensive support to ensure their academic and personal growth.

Promise Academy® Middle Schools

Promise Academy® Middle Schools

Our dedicated staff work to ensure that our students receive not only an exceptional education, but also the wraparound support necessary to stay on track academically, socially, and emotionally.
TRUCE® Fitness and Nutrition Center

TRUCE® Fitness and Nutrition Center

In addition to fitness and nutrition education, we offer opportunities to explore creative disciplines, such as dance and music, along with tutoring and homework help.
A Cut Above

A Cut Above

A dynamic youth development program, A Cut Above provides tutoring, cultural activities, and social emotional support and guidance to 400 public middle-school students

High School

We are working with over 1,000 high-school students through our after-school programs and at our two Promise Academy® Charter Schools, providing academic support, engaging them in high-quality recreation and enrichment activities, and ensuring college readiness.

Promise Academy® High Schools

Promise Academy® High Schools

A rigorous curriculum is just the beginning of our comprehensive efforts to prepare students for the responsibilities, challenges, and culture of college life.
TRUCE® Media And Arts

TRUCE® Media And Arts

Through exposure and project-based activities, our students get hands-on learning across a range of artistic disciplines, from creative writing to filmmaking, as well as academic support.
Employment and Technology Center

Employment and Technology Center

A year-round afterschool program, ETC prepares students for college by providing academic support and encouraging them to pursue their passion for the arts and technology.
Learn to Earn

Learn to Earn

LTE provides extensive academic support and college prep, with a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and career readiness.

College

HCZ has created a seamless system of supports to make sure each and every student in our pipeline gets into – and successfully through – college.

College Preparatory Program

College Preparatory Program

In addition to year-round, comprehensive academic enrichment, our College Prep Program tracks students’ progress using our unique Academic Case Management approach.
The College Success Office

The College Success Office

We provide a comprehensive range of academic, personal, and financial supports to nearly 900 college students, many of whom are the first in their families to go to college.

Community Centers

We take a holistic approach to supporting the Harlem community. Our Community Centers strive to provide children – and adults – with something very important: a safe place to learn, play, and grow.

HCZ Community Centers

HCZ Community Centers

The HCZ Community Centers provide first-rate after-school, night, and weekend programming for 1,500 Promise Academy students, their families, and local residents.
Beacon Community Centers

Beacon Community Centers

Our two Beacon Centers provide a safe haven for children and families, engaging the community in enriching educational, cultural, and recreational programs.
Housing Development Community Centers

Housing Development Community Centers

Our three sites are dedicated to providing engaging and enriching programs to children and families living in the most disenfranchised areas of the Zone.

Family & Community Programs

We take a holistic approach to supporting the Harlem community. Our community centers strive to provide children – and adults – with something very important: a safe place to learn, play, and grow.

Community Pride

Community Pride

Community Pride works closely with Harlem residents to help create a community where they feel empowered and united in their mission to help Harlem thrive.
Single Stop & Tax Preparation

Single Stop & Tax Preparation

Single Stop facilitates access to government resources and provides free legal services and financial counseling—all in one stop—while our Tax Preparation Program helps thousands of families receive millions in refunds each year.
Preventive Programs

Preventive Programs

HCZ operates four sites committed to stabilizing and strengthening our most vulnerable families and preventing foster-care placement for their children.

HEALTH

Since the 1970s, the obesity rate among America’s children has tripled. In Harlem, more than two-thirds of residents are overweight or obese. Our goal is to combat obesity in our community and help all our children grow up to become healthy, productive adults.

Healthy Harlem

Healthy Harlem

Through nutrition education, recreational activities, and wide-scale engagement, Healthy Harlem is helping thousands of children and families throughout the Zone develop lifelong healthy habits.
Harlem Armory

Harlem Armory

Our 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility provides a wide-range of activities, from tennis to golf to gymnastics, and fitness and nutrition classes for thousands of children and adults.