Harlem Children’s Zone

Harlem Children’s Zone
Organization Name:
Harlem Children’s Zone
Primary Address 1:
35 East 125th St.
Primary Address City:
New York
Primary Address State:
Primary Address Zip:
Long Organization Description:

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.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(212) 360-3255
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Anne Williams-Isom
How often does your organization use social media?:
4-5x per week
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
In 2015, our Healthy Harlem initiative reached scale, engaging over 7,000 students in regular physical activity and nutrition education, including fun activities like “two-bite” taste tests for our pre-schoolers and cook-offs for our older students. More than 3,000 adults participated in fitness and cooking classes, support groups, and our farmers markets. And our Food Services team prepared 1.45 million healthy, nutritious meals, all low in fat, salt, and sugar and 96% from scratch.
Community members (approx.):
12,500 children a year; 12,500 adults a year
Number of staff/employees:
Annual Budget:
$126 million
Year Started:
Major Funders:
Government Grants, Private Support
Organization Type:
Community Building, Education, Social Services
About the Organization:
A community organization that provides a comprehensive network of education, social-services and community-building programs to more than 24,000 children, from birth through college, and adults in Central Harlem. The aim is to disrupt the cycle of generational poverty by providing individualized support to get children through college and help them become productive, self-sustaining adults.
Latest Project:
Healthy Harlem – organization-wide effort to improve the health and fitness of children and adults through nutrition education and regular exercise.
Areas Served:
Core Programs:
Education, academic support, Charter Schools, Community Centers, Housing Development Community Centers, family preventive programs to avoid foster-care placement, HEALTH: Healthy Harlem (nutrition education and fitness activities), Harlem Armory (facility that provides a wide-range of activities and fitness and nutrition classes) and HCZ Food Services (provides breakfast, lunch and a snack each school day to over 2,000 HCZ students).
Major Issues:
Education, Nutrition Education (Children and Adults)
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#PromiseAcademy #WhatChildrenNeed
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