Later History – 2010 to Present
More than 20 years after HCZ launched its strategic plan, the organization is fulfilling Geoffrey Canada’s vision in Central Harlem — and beyond.
Having once served several hundred families in one New York City block, HCZ now serves tens of thousands of children and adults — and counting — across 97 blocks. In 2012, HCZ graduated its first HCZ Promise Academy class.
In 2019, HCZ launched William Julius Wilson Institute to scale the organization’s impact. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, HCZ partnered with six cities across the country and three national organizations to implement our National COVID Relief and Recovery Effort. Together, with its partners, HCZimpacted the lives of over 250,000 people.
Looking back on the last 50 years of the history of Harlem Children’s Zone, we are proud of our evolution, and we look forward to creating a bright future for our scholars, families, and communities for generations to come.