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The Lottery — A Film on the Harlem Success Academy and Charter Schools

The Lottery — A Film on the Harlem Success Academy and Charter Schools

SYNOPSIS The Lottery is a feature-length documentary that explores the struggles and dreams of four families from Harlem and the Bronx in the months leading up to the lottery for Harlem Success Academy, one of the most successful schools in New York City. The four families cast their lots in a high-stakes draw, where only [...]

April 2, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Girls Write Now Needs Mentors — Especially From Harlem and the Bronx

Girls Write Now Needs Mentors — Especially From Harlem and the Bronx

Do you want to share your craft and work one-to-one with an aspiring teen writer? Apply to be a Volunteer Writing Mentor today! Girls Write Now is a community of professional women writers—educators, editors, poets, novelists, playwrights, journalists, literary agents, publishers, and more—on a mission. Since 1998 we’ve provided guidance, support, and opportunities for New [...]

March 30, 2010 | 2 Comments More
Figure Skating in Harlem Annual Ice Show

Figure Skating in Harlem Annual Ice Show

Each year family and friends of Figure Skating in Harlem students turn out to cheer on the girls in their culminating event, the Annual Ice Show. Each show is designed around a musical theme and students have the opportunity to perform in colorful costumes to proudly demonstrate their newly acquired skills. This year, the students [...]

March 17, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Riverside Church Staff and Volunteers Celebrate Jesus’ Birthday on Christmas Eve with the Harlem Community

Riverside Church Staff and Volunteers Celebrate Jesus’ Birthday on Christmas Eve with the Harlem Community

In the true spirit of service, children, parents, staff and other volunteers of The Riverside Church will welcome underserved residents of Harlem’s Morningside Heights community to celebrate “Jesus’ Birthday” with food, gifts and an afternoon of fellowship, caroling, games and holiday cheer on Thursday, December 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Riverside [...]

December 23, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Become a Mentor With Harlem CARES

Become a Mentor With Harlem CARES

(L to R) Stephen Powell, Executive Director, Mentoring USA; Susan L. Taylor, Founder, National CARES Mentoring Movement and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine; Pastor Charles D. Eatman, Sr., Mt. Pleasant Community Church and Director and Principal, Mt. Pleasant Christian Academy; Rochelle Hill, Co-Chairperson, Harlem CARES; and Aarian Pope-Punter, Recruitment Manager, Mentoring USA (Photo: Samir Amami/New [...]

September 10, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Harlem Stage Reading of Sleep Deprivation Chamber and Community Forum on Race and Law Enforcement

Harlem Stage Reading of Sleep Deprivation Chamber and Community Forum on Race and Law Enforcement

A staged reading of OBIE Award-winning play “Sleep Deprivation Chamber” about police brutality and its impact on a black family – written by Adam P. Kennedy and Adrienne Kennedy – forms the backdrop for a community discussion of race relations and law enforcement on Mon., Aug. 17, 7 pm. at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse. In [...]

August 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Help Save A Generation — Mentor a Kid

Help Save A Generation — Mentor a Kid

Why Mentor? Because our children are in a state of emergency… Of all Black fourth-graders, 58% are functionally illiterate. In some cities, 80% of our boys drop out before finishing high school. Every day 1,000 Black children are arrested. 1 in every 8 African American males ages 25-29 is incarcerated. The number one cause of [...]

August 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch January 23, 2009

Obama Watch January 23, 2009

Obama Keeps His Blackberry In A Hard-Fought E-Victory Chinese Media Censor President Obama’s Inauguration Address Cuba’s Fidel Castro breaks silence to praise Obama Obama Oath Do-Over President Obama Pays White House Press Corps a Surprise Visit Obama’s inauguration most-watched since ’81 Beanie Babies maker sells Sasha, Malia dolls NFL Legend Jim Brown Considers Obama Influence [...]

January 23, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Ice Theatre of New York at Harlem’s Riverbank State Park Ice Skating Rink

Ice Theatre of New York at Harlem’s Riverbank State Park Ice Skating Rink

The Ice Theatre of New York, the nation’s premier ice dancing ensemble, continues its winter season of citywide performances with the special tree lighting festivities at Harlem’s Riverbank State Park.  Joined by 30 youth skaters, the Ice Theatre of New York is scheduled to perform some of the ensemble’s fan favorites: Skater’s Swing Time Waltz, [...]

December 4, 2008 | 0 Comments More