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GIFT Study-A-Thon at Harlem’s Street Squash

GIFT Study-A-Thon at Harlem’s Street Squash

New York, NY – Twenty-two 16-year-old Harlem students, dressed in their blue and white school uniforms, peer out the window of their classroom to see a squash game in progress.  They’re focused not just on seeing who will become the winner of today’s squash match.  They have a much more serious goal in mind.  These … Continue reading

Prince donates to Harlem youth organizations

Prince donates to Harlem youth organizations

Seven-time Grammy award winner Prince has bestowed a $1 million line of credit to the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) and made a special gift to the Uptown Dance Academy in Harlem. The press conference was held at Madison Square Garden at the conclusion of the first leg of Prince’s phenomenally successful “Welcome 2 America” tour, … Continue reading

New French American Charter School opens in Harlem

We first heard about the prospect of of French bilingual school coming to Harlem from our people over at Liveuptown last year when a parent petition was being circulated to submit the charter to the state.  All of the bureaucratic hurdles have been jumped and the school will be opening in September. Initially the school … Continue reading

Charter schools vs. public schools

There have been countless debates about whether charter schools can improve public education. On Tuesday night, WNYC hosted a forum with parents, students, and teachers from charter schools and two regular public schools to talk about how their schools are different, and how they’re serving their students. WNYC’s Beth Fertig and Arun Venugopal hosted the … Continue reading

Thelma Berlack Boozer Scholarship

Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s  is sponsoring its annual scholarship for High School Seniors. The Thelma Berlack Boozer Scholarship for Academic Excellence is awarded to individuals with a demonstrated financial need who have excelled academically and provided leadership in their community. •Application is open to all male/female students graduating from high … Continue reading

Harlem Hip Hop Stroke

“F” is for the Face “A” is for the Arm “S” is for the Speech “T” is for the Time Time to do what? “Call 911!” Time to do what? “Call 911!” Thanks to the vision of an HHC stroke expert, lively hip hop music has brought life-saving information to over 1500 young children in … Continue reading

Harlem Children’s Zone on 60 Minutes this Sunday

“60 Minutes” is scheduled to air a new, 13-minute segment on HCZ this coming Sunday, December 6th, between 7-8 p.m. Eastern time on CBS. The piece will focus on the ground-breaking work of the Harlem Charter School as well as the life of HCZ President and CEO Geoffrey Canada, who went with anchor Anderson Cooper back … Continue reading

Free computer help in Harlem

Would you like to learn more about computers, but don’t know where to start? Thanks to some dedicated volunteers, the 125th Street Library now offers FREE individual computer tutoring/computer help. If you know nothing about computers but want to learn, are curious about social networking, need help filling out an online form, or want to … Continue reading

Harlem Youth Gathering: It’s All About You

It’s All About You – Summer 2009 – Harlem Youth Gathering Time: 11 AM to 3 PM Day: Saturday, June 27, 2009 Flyer can be downloaded from the CSH Flyer Depot here. Location: Harriet Tubman School (PS 154) 250 W 127th Street New York, NY 10027 Description: The “Event: It’s All About You – Summer … Continue reading

Educational Focus: Amber Charter School

Amber Charter School leads all other charter schools in Manhattan with a school-wide score of 88.5 percent in ELA and 97 percent in Math. The ELA results indicate that nearly nine out of every ten students in Amber’s 3rd, 4th and 5th grades are reading at or above grade level. In math 100% of the … Continue reading

Four East Harlem Schools Closed due to Swine Flu

According to ABC News four East Harlem schools will be closed starting Friday, May 29th through Wednesday, June 3rd because the high number of students exhibiting symptoms of the Swine Flu. Those schools are: P.S. 83 (The Luis Munoz Rivera School, 436 students) in East Harlem, which is collocated with P.S. 182 (The Bilingual Bicultural School, … Continue reading

Career Fair for Harlem Youth

In a climate of mass layoffs, hiring freezes, budget cuts, and project cancellations, competition in the workplace is stiffer than ever. That’s precisely why the Harlem Education Guild and The Frederick Douglass Academy are putting on a career fair: because in this economic downturn, more than any other, only the best prepared are going to … Continue reading

Teacher Appreciation Day Celebration at Raggs

May 3rd to the 9th is National Teacher Appreciation Week and East Harlem, will join communities across the country in honoring the dedicated teachers who work tirelessly to make sure our schools remain the best in our nation. NYC’s educators invest all of themselves in their work each and everyday. When teachers were asked what … Continue reading

Spring Education Expo

The Spring Education Expo is a great place for YOU (principals, parents, educators, guidance counselors and education leaders) to meet great education opportunities in person.  The Fall 2008 Education Expo had 60 organizations (with booth space selling out), 300 guests, and performances by kid-friendly groups. The Spring Education Expo will be even bigger and better with already over 500 … Continue reading

Today: Harlem School Pride Parade

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer Randi Weingarten, President United Federation of Teachers/American Federation of Teachers   with   State Senator Bill Perkins l   State Senator Eric T. Schneiderman State Senator Jose M. Serrano l Assemblymember Herman D. Farrell, Jr. Assemblymember Daniel J. O’Donnell l Assemblymember Adam Clayton Powell, IV Assemblymember Keith L. T. Wright l Councilmember … Continue reading

Brother Where Art Thou: A Panel Discussion

A recent report by the Associated Press suggested that only 29 percent of males attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) finish their bachelor’s degree in six years. Join Josh Barker of the Amsterdam News for an evening of conversation with respected HBCU alums in our community as they share why HBCUs are still a … Continue reading

Assemblyman Supports Effort to Save PS 194

Yesterday, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) announced that it would be backing down from its controversial plan to phase out P.S. 194, the Countee Cullen Literacy Academy, in Harlem. The original plan proposed to phase out the school over the next few years to make room for a Charter School. The new … Continue reading

Scholarship Opportunity: Mt. Morris Park Association

Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association is offering $1000 college scholarships to 2 local Central Harlem high school seniors. For qualifications please see the attached application. Application deadline is May 15, 2009. Download application: mmpcia_scholarshipapp-final2 For more information about the association visit: MMPCIA

College Scholarship Opportunity: AKA

Acceptance letters have been trickling in and graduation is right around the corner. As the purse strings tighten, parents and future college students alike are wondering how they are going to pay for their college education and the related expenses that come along with it. Below is information about a scholarship opportunity you might be … Continue reading

Love is Not Abuse

Starting this week, students at Rice High School in Harlem are learning how to spot and stop dating abuse according to WCBS The curriculum is called “Love is Not Abuse.” Teachers nationwide are trying to help students open their eyes to red flags that someone they know may be in trouble. The curriculum is free … Continue reading

Saving Harlem Schools

The other day as I was about to enter my building a gentleman handed me a colorful flier that read, “Save our school!” As it turned out, the powers that be wanted to close down PS 194, also known as the Countee Cullen School. I’ve traced the progress of this school and knew that they … Continue reading

Free Ice Skating in Harlem

The Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY), provides free performances and skating clinics for hundreds of local public school children. Specified schools from the Washington Heights and Harlem areas receive free skating lessons from ITNY company members along with free skate rentals. For many participants, this is their first time on skates. March 12th (Harlem’s … Continue reading

Harlem School Fair on Saturday

Via Daily News Holman Gym at City College on W. 138th St. on Saturday, waiting to get into the Harlem Education Fair, which kicks off at 11 a.m. Harlem has become a laboratory for parent choice, boasting 23 charter schools, 14 parochial schools and 16 private ones, along with 70 zoned public schools.

Broadway Comes to Harlem

Just in time for the holidays, Broadway is coming uptown to The Harlem School of the Arts in the form of Broadway Comes to Harlem, a joyous celebration of Broadway hits that will showcase the talents of HSA’s theater, music, dance and visual arts students. Audiences will experience Broadway excerpts from Hairspray; Kiss Me Kate, … Continue reading

Harlem Librarian Wins National Award

Paul McIntosh, the library media specialist at a Harlem public school, was honored this week as one of 10 top librarians nationally in the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times “I Love My Librarian Award.” “Winning this award is meaningful to me because I’ve always felt that education is the best way to achieve … Continue reading

Seen in Harlem: Anne Hathaway

Star of the “Princess Diaries,” Anne Hathaway, kicked off the Feeding America campaign (formerly America’s Second Harvest) by visiting St. Aloysius in Harlem this morning. You can view more pictures of Anne and the delicious little Harlem cutie pies here. To participate in the Netflix holiday gift box promotion, click here.

Jobs: Charter School Teacher at HCZ

Employer: Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy Position Type: Teaching Categories: Elementary Math Physical Education Special Education Technology Education School / Org: Harlem Children’s Zone Location: New York, New York FTE: see details No. of Positions: 50 Reference #: EAN Posting Date: Tuesday, 21 October 2008 Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Kayaking to Work

If you thought your commute was rigorous, check this out: NYC school teacher Sean Patch commutes from NJ to Manhattan via kayak. Patch explained to WCBS880 that taking the ferry was expensive, so now he kayaks across the Hudson, radioing ferries to let them know he’s there and navigating around other vessels, like oil tankers. … Continue reading

In Text We Trust

How do you remind registered voters to get out and vote? How do you mobilize an entire region to donate money to victims of a natural disaster? How do you get parents involved in their children’s school? If your first thought is a TV commercial or a catchy jingle, then you’re clearly behind in the … Continue reading