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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.

100% College Acceptance at HCZ Promise Academy!

Last month, both our Promise Academy high schools had all of their seniors accepted to at least one college. This was the first Promise Academy I graduating class to have begun with us at kindergarten. It was the first graduating class for Promise Academy II…