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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.

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What Children Need

What our 13,500+ children at HCZ need is…you! Visit to make a gift to the Harlem Children’s Zone.