Build Your Career at Harlem Children’s Zone & Promise Academy Charter Schools
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97 Blocks. Endless Possibilities.
At Harlem Children’s Zone, we’re breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty by creating life-altering opportunities throughout our neighborhood so children, families, and our community can thrive in all areas of life. Come experience our progress and help us continue the fight.
Living Up to Promising Futures
Today’s children are tomorrow’s college graduates and community role models. We prepare Harlem’s children for self-sufficiency and lifelong success.
Building Up Healthier Neighborhoods
We pride ourselves on being responsive. We exist to listen to the needs of our community and offer full-scale, place-based solutions in kind that empower and support.
Opening Up Pathways to Success Across the Globe
We’ve gained a lot of knowledge and insights in our twenty-plus years. We are on a mission to help partners around the world replicate our programs and transform their own communities.
Promise Academy Charter Schools
Promise Academy are top-performing K-12 charter schools within HCZ’s cradle-to-career pathway of services. When young scholars join our community, we promise to do whatever it takes to get them to and through college.
College is Calling
We’re so proud of our college graduates. They may leave the Zone to attend college, but they will always be part of the Zone. Discover how our CHECS program supports our scholars through college and career.
Our Impact By the Numbers
Called “one of the most ambitious social experiments of our time” by The New York Times, HCZ’s model to build up our community is pioneering, unique, holistic—and validated by a generation of proof. Launch Zone Map
Scaling the Model
William Julius Wilson Institute
WJWI was founded to partner with communities in rooting out poverty — block by block, need by need.