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.
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.
Scaling the Model
William Julius Wilson Institute
WJWI was founded to partner with communities in rooting out poverty — block by block, need by need.
Latest News & Stories
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