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
4600
youth across HCZ participating in Healthy Harlem fitness and nutrition program
5000
Baby College® graduates to date
881
HCZ students in college and 100 just graduated
13284
adults served in 2014
92%
college acceptance rate across programs
800
employees living in Harlem, making HCZ a powerful economic engine
90%
of funding goes directly to programming
429
U. S. and 131 international visitors have visited the Practitioners Institute since 2005
26989
children and adults served in 2014
13705
youth ages 0-23 served in 2014
100%
of Pre-K Gems® tested school-ready
5400000
dollars in refunds to 3,350 local families through HCZ’s free tax preparation program
8100
K-12 students in traditional public schools served through in-school and after-school programs in 2014
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