Our Results
We track 600 goals each year and are constantly gathering data and reviewing our results to ensure that our kids stay on track toward the ultimate goal—college graduation.
70%
of children in the Zone engaged in HCZ programs
7000
youth across HCZ participating in Healthy Harlem fitness and nutrition program
5522
Baby College® graduates to date
913
HCZ students in college
13812
adults served in 2015
93%
college acceptance rate across programs in 2015
1047
families have stayed stable and avoided foster care with the help of the Family Support Center since 2010
1450000
healthy, nutritious student meals prepared by HCZ Food Services in 2015
459
U. S. and 147 international visitors have visited the Practitioners Institute since 2005
26865
children and adults served in 2015
13083
youth ages 0-23 served in 2015
99%
of Pre-K Gems® tested school-ready in 2015
5300000
dollars in refunds to 3,504 local families through HCZ’s free tax preparation program in 2015
8800
K-12 students in traditional public schools served through in-school and after-school programs in 2015
135000
square-foot, state-of-the-art K-12 school building opened in the heart of the St. Nicholas housing development

Accolades

  • “An all-encompassing, all-hands-on-deck, anti-poverty effort that is literally saving a generation of children.”

    “An all-encompassing, all-hands-on-deck, anti-poverty effort that is literally saving a generation of children.”

    — President Barack Obama

  • “An organization that has set out to prove that poor, black children can and do succeed.”

    “An organization that has set out to prove that poor, black children can and do succeed.”

    — Oprah Winfrey

  • “If you volunteer or give money to the Harlem Children’s Zone, you know you will get a high rate of return.”

    “If you volunteer or give money to the Harlem Children’s Zone, you know you will get a high rate of return.”

    — President Bill Clinton