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 […]

Classical Theatre of Harlem and Hip Hop Theatre Festival present SEED, a Love Letter to Harlem

If you see one show this season, go see SEED. If you are a Harlem resident, you have absolutely no excuse not to see it. The show is playing at the National Black Theatre on 126th and 5th Ave right across the street from Applebees. This new play by Radha Blank is produced by the […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]