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HCZ and CEO Anne Williams-Isom Featured in the Economist

Harlem is a neighborhood in upper Manhattan that was once a byword for poverty, crime and urban failure. It was a place where, as recently as 1980, black men had a lower life expectancy than in Bangladesh. Large parts of it look different today. Life…

HCZ Mocktails

During our “Mocktails” career development workshop, 50 of our college students got the opportunity to build networking skills with professionals and gain valuable career insight. 

HCZ CEO publishes Op-Ed in NY Daily News

Some might wonder why an organization dedicated to education would rally thousands of children to call for an end to violence in the neighborhood, but the reason lies at the heart of our work of fighting poverty. After 25 years, our annual Children’s March for…

AM New York features 25th Annual Children’s March for Peace

Children’s March for Peace in Harlem draws thousands (Photo Credit: Todd Maisel) After an elementary schoolgirl was injured by a stray bullet inside her Harlem apartment 25 years ago, staff and students at her school organized a march to ensure  such shootings wouldn’t be accepted…

Harlem Children’s Zone Announces 25th Annual March for Children

Download a PDF of this media advisory. MEDIA ADVISORY For August 7, 2019   WHO: An estimated 4,000 Harlem Children’s Zone students, parents, staff, leadership, and community partners. Children from all HCZ programs, ranging in age from 3 to 23 years old, will participate. Speakers include:…

HCZ Appoints Chief Communications Officer to Expand National Outreach

Karen Sodomick has been chosen to be the Harlem Children’s Zone’s Chief Communications Officer, a position created to help expand the organization’s efforts to lead a national movement of improving upward mobility for children in neighborhoods of entrenched poverty. As part of the organization’s executive…

Pharrell makes a promise to our Promise Academy HS grads.

Pharrell isn’t just an award-winning artist, fashion designer, and philanthropist – today he was the commencement speaker for the Promise Academy Class of 2019. Pharrell inspired our graduates to enlighten and motivate others but to also be self-aware and innovative.