Harlem Children’s Zone

by Leah Butz
Harlem Children’s Zone
35 E 125th St
New York
Phone Number
(212) 360-3255
Director, Manager or CEO
Anne Williams-Isom
Community members served per month
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
Latest Projects
Healthy Harlem – organization-wide effort to improve the health and fitness of children and adults through nutrition education and regular exercise.
Interesting Fact
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.
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)
Frequently used hashtags
#PromiseAcademy #WhatChildrenNeed
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