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HCZ featured in Time.com

Ultimately we must ensure that all neighborhoods provide access to opportunity. Promising demonstrations, like the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York City, have transformed communities and the lives of many black youth. But more work is needed to better understand how to create such neighborhood…

Harlem Children’s Zone announces appointment of new CEO

The Board of Trustees of the Harlem Children’s Zone announced the appointment of Kwame Owusu-Kesse to Chief Executive Officer ushering in a new chapter in the leadership of the groundbreaking nonprofit. Read the press release here. Read coverage in the  Chronicle of Philanthropy. 

Art Auction to benefit HCZ

Forty pieces of Bill Traylor’s art will go on view at the David Zwirner Gallery’s Upper East Side space in an exhibition whose proceeds will mostly go toward the Harlem Children’s Zone. The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation, started by Mr. Louis-Dreyfus in 2013 with the fortune…

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…