Harlem Children's Zone

Providing free services and resources to children from before birth through college, Harlem Children's Zone is a community-based organization focused on breaking the cycle of generational poverty in Harlem. Found in 1970, the organization served more than 12,300 children and 12,400 adults in 2013 with a budget of $87 million.  As a result of its comprehensive programs, 100 percent of its pre-kindergarteners were assessed as “school ready,” 95 percent of its high school seniors were accepted into college, and more than 4,000 parents graduated from “The Baby College,” its parenting workshop series.

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