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About Geoffrey Canada Community Center

Opened in 2004, Geoffrey Canada Community Center (GCCC) is a a welcoming space for learning, gathering, support, and celebration for the Central Harlem community.

In addition to being the home of Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy II Middle School and High School, GCCC is a space for members of our community to gather for group activities, social support, public information, and more. GCCC is open to the entire Harlem community and all activities are free.

With on-site safety officers on duty 24 hours a day, GCCC is a safe haven for our scholars and all those who visit.

Two girls wearing multi-colored skeleton costumes at Haunted Fairytale at Harlem Children's Zone Geoffrey Canada Community Center.
Students and teachers sit at round tables in an event hall eating lunch
geoffrey canada community center | A group of young ballet dancers lift and hold up one of their fellow dancers on a performance stage.

Classes, Events & Services

Please contact us for schedules and upcoming programming.

Offerings for Adults

  • Several aerobics and fitness classes
  • Salsa dance class
  • Modern dance class
  • Karate
  • Bingo
  • Fitness classes for HCZ staff
  • Basketball for HCZ staff

Offerings for Children and Families

  • Basketball class(for children under 12)
  • Fitness classes
  • Karate
  • Salsa dance class
  • Modern dance class

Community-Wide Offerings

  • Movie screenings
  • Panels and discussions
  • Job fairs
  • Youth summits and leadership conferences
  • Karaoke
  • Silent party
  • Carnivals
  • Donation drives

Annual Events

  • Annual Boo Bash (end of October)
  • Holiday Concert (end of November/beginning of December)
  • Mother’s Day Big Hat Brunch (Mother’s Day)
  • Daddy Daughter Dance: Ties & Tiaras (Father’s Day)
  • All-White Pop-Up Party (end of June)


  • Tax Preparation
  • Turkey Giveaways


We connect WSCC visitors to our partners across HCZ to access the support, learning, and resources they may need.

  • HCZ Community Pride: job fairs & interview screenings
  • Community Advisory Board: monthly meetings
  • Alcoholics Anonymous(AA) and Narcotics Anonymous(NA): weekly meetings
  • HCZ Healthy Harlem: health and wellness fairs
  • HCZ Baby College®: classes for select cycles
  • HCZ Social Services: bereavement workshops
  • Central Park Conservancy: panel event

A note to visitors: To maintain a safe environment for you and our neighbors, participants in GCCC events are required to complete an HCZ intake registration form and participant agreement and abide by the regulations set forth by HCZ. A valid state ID is required for entry into the facility.

A girl is practicing gymnastics. She is in a mid-air split on a trampoline.

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