Harlem Children's Zone (NY)

About Harlem Children's Zone (NY)

Harlem Children’s Zone, Inc (HCZ) is a multi-site, multi-program community organization that provides a unique and comprehensive interlocking network of education, social and health services, and recreation to more than 24,000 children and adults in Central Harlem. The majority of the children HCZ works with go to public schools and attend its engaging after-school programs.

Whether in its Promise Academy charter schools or public schools, HCZ’s high standards and expectations are the same for all of its children—ensuring that all of them are on track to attend college and successfully graduate with degrees. HCZ’s overarching goal is to create a "tipping point" in the neighborhood so that children are surrounded by an enriching environment of college-oriented peers and supportive adults.

Nationally and internationally recognized for its early and progressive intervention programs, HCZ has been lauded by The New York Times as “one of the most ambitious social-policy experiments of our time.”


Program Aide

December 2014 - August 2019 New York City, NY
“The children made the summer fun and fulfilling”

Development Intern

June 2018 - August 2018 New York City, NY
“One thing I really liked during my time work with the Development Team at the Harlem Children's Zone was the variety of work I was tasked with. I could not pick two days in my entire summer were remotely identical, and I loved this because I was able to build a multitude of skills.”
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