Harlem Childrens Zone Inc

Harlem Childrens Zone Inc Overview

Harlem Childrens Zone Inc is located in New York, NY. The organization was established in 1971. According to its NTEE Classification (P30) the organization is classified as: Children & Youth Services, under the broad grouping of Human Services and related organizations. As of 06/2020, Harlem Childrens Zone Inc employed 2,030 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 06/2020, Harlem Childrens Zone Inc generated $135.2m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 8.8% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $105.4m during the year ending 06/2020. While expenses have increased by 1.3% per year over the past 5 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2015, Harlem Childrens Zone Inc has awarded 12 individual grants totaling $30,584,413. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2020

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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HCZ IS A PIONEERING, NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION THAT WORKS TO ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN SOME OF NYC'S MOST DEVASTATED NEIGHBORHOODS.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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HARLEM CHILDREN'S ZONE OFFERS A COMPREHENSIVE NETWORK OF EDUCATION, SOCIAL-SERVICE AND COMMUNITY-BUILDING PROGRAMS ACROSS A 97-BLOCK AREA OF CENTRAL HARLEM. HARLEM CHILDREN'S ZONE SUPPORTS CHILDREN FROM BIRTH THROUGH COLLEGE AS WELL AS WORKING WITH THE ADULTS AROUND THEM. THE ORGANIZATION SERVES 22,500 CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS WE PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS IN THE TRADITIONAL PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WITHIN HARLEM CHILDREN'S ZONE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS. WE WORK WITH MIDDLE-SCHOOL AND HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS THROUGH SEVERAL AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS, ENSURING THAT THEY ARE PREPARED FOR COLLEGE. HCZ'S COLLEGE PREPARATORY PROGRAM PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT YEAR-ROUND TO STUDENTS ACROSS ALL OF OUR HIGH-SCHOOL SITES. SERVICES INCLUDE ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING, STANDARDIZED TEST PREPARATION, AND ASSISTANCE WITH COLLEGE ESSAYS AND FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONS. STUDENTS ALSO TAKE TRIPS TO VISIT COLLEGE CAMPUSES AND PARTICIPATE IN A HOST OF EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING ROBOTICS, CHESS, FASHION DESIGN, MUSIC AND VIDEO PRODUCTION, CREATIVE WRITING, AMONG OTHER PROGRAMMING. IN BUILDING ON OUR STUDENTS' PASSIONS, THESE ACTIVITIES ALSO HELP THEM GAIN CONFIDENCE, DISCOVER THE REWARDS OF COMMITMENT, AND GAIN EXPOSURE TO POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS. AT THE HEART OF OUR COLLEGE PREP PROGRAMMING IS OUR UNIQUE ACADEMIC CASE MANAGEMENT (ACM) APPROACH. THROUGH ACM, ALL MIDDLE-SCHOOL, HIGH-SCHOOL, AND COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE ASSIGNED A STUDENT ADVOCATE. WHEREAS GUIDANCE COUNSELORS IN NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAVE AN AVERAGE CASELOAD OF 400 STUDENTS, STUDENT ADVOCATES ADVISE AN AVERAGE OF 25 STUDENTS, WORKING CLOSELY WITH EACH AND EVERY ONE TO CREATE INDIVIDUALIZED ACTION PLANS WITH CONCRETE, TARGETED STRATEGIES TO HELP ADVANCE BOTH ACADEMIC AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT. LIKE EVERYTHING WE DO AT HCZ, HELPING OUR STUDENTS' ACHIEVE COLLEGE READINESS IS A TEAM EFFORT. IN ORDER TO BETTER FOSTER AND TRACK THEIR PROGRESS, STUDENT ADVOCATES COLLABORATE WITH PARENTS, TEACHERS, TUTORS, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS. IT IS ALSO A MULTI-PRONGED EFFORT. COLLEGE READINESS CALLS FOR A ROBUST KNOWLEDGE BASE IN CORE SUBJECT AREAS, CERTAINLY. YET IT ALSO CALLS FOR STRONG STUDY HABITS AND ACADEMIC BEHAVIORS, AS WELL AS NON-COGNITIVE SKILLS, SUCH AS CURIOSITY, GRIT, PERSISTENCE, AND RESOURCEFULNESS. ACROSS SITES AND GRADES, WE HELP STUDENTS DEVELOP BOTH THE CHARACTER TRAITS AND THE SOFT SKILLS THEY NEED TO FACE THE MANY CHALLENGES THAT COLLEGE BRINGS AND ACHIEVE THEIR LONG-TERM ACADEMIC, PROFESSIONAL, AND PERSONAL GOALS. ULTIMATELY, OUR COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM CONSISTS OF FAR MORE THAN CAMPUS VISITS AND CASE MANAGEMENT. THROUGHOUT OUR PIPELINE, HCZ'S DEDICATED STAFF CONSISTENTLY AIM TO CULTIVATE A COLLEGE-GOING CULTURE IN WHICH EACH AND EVERY CHILD IS EMPOWERED TO AIM HIGH AND IS EQUIPPED WITH THE RESILIENCE AND TOOLS TO FOLLOW THROUGH.


EARLY CHILDHOOD SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH HAS SHOWN CONCLUSIVELY THAT THE VERY FIRST YEARS OF A CHILD'S LIFE ARE OF ENORMOUS IMPORTANCE TO BRAIN DEVELOPMENT AND CHANCES FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS. THAT IS WHY AT HCZ EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IS THE CRITICAL STARTING LINE FOR OUR CHILDREN IN THEIR JOURNEY TO COLLEGE GRADUATION. OUR EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS OFFER A HOLISTIC COMBINATION OF EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT AND SERVICES THAT COACH PARENTS TO FACILITATE THEIR CHILD'S HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT, ENCOURAGE STRONG PARENT-CHILD BONDS, PROMOTE LITERACY-RICH INTERACTIONS, AND PREPARE CHILDREN TO ENTER KINDERGARTEN FULLY READY FOR SCHOOL. THE ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN TEACHING NEW PARENTS HOW TO ENGAGE WITH THEIR CHILDREN TO OPTIMIZE BRAIN DEVELOPMENT, WHICH SETS THE STAGE FOR LATER ACADEMIC SUCCESS. THE BABY COLLEGE PARENTING WORKSHOPS HAVE GRADUATED MORE THAN 7,000 PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS SINCE IT BEGAN IN 2000. THE BABY COLLEGE GIVES EXPECTANT PARENTS AND PARENTS OF CHILDREN AGES 0-3 A STRONG UNDERSTANDING OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND THE SKILLS TO RAISE HAPPY, HEALTHY BABIES THROUGH WORKSHOPS AND HOME VISITS. THE BABY COLLEGE GRADS PROGRAM DEEPENS PARENTS' UNDERSTANDING OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEIR CHILDREN, ALSO THROUGH WORKSHOPS AND HOME VISITS. THE G.R.A.D.S. (GUARDIANS RESPONDING AND DEVELOPING STRATEGIES) EARLY HEAD START PROGRAM IS A FULL-YEAR HOME VISITING PROGRAM SERVING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FROM PREGNANCY TO AGE 3. G.R.A.D.S. FOCUSES ON STRENGTHENING PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS, EARLY LITERACY AND SCHOOL READINESS SKILLS, AND DEEPENING UNDERSTANDINGS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT. THIS IS ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH WEEKLY HOME VISITS AND ON-SITE BI-WEEKLY PLAYGROUPS, ALSO CALLED SOCIALIZATIONS. MEETINGS ARE CONVIVIAL, PROVIDING PARENTS WITH HIGH-QUALITY TOOLS TO NURTURE THEIR CHILDS GROWTH THROUGH EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES, FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS, AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT. MEETINGS ARE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH, SPANISH AND FRENCH. OUTSIDE OF VISITS, WE OFFER PARENT WORKSHOPS AND SUPPORT GROUPS TO FURTHER EMPOWER PARENTS AS THEIR CHILDS FIRST TEACHERS. ALL OFFERINGS ARE LED BY PARENT COACHES AND FAMILY AIDES TRAINED IN THE SOCIAL WORK, EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, OR HEALTHCARE FIELDS. THE CONTINUOUS NATURE OF SERVICES PROVIDED TO FAMILIES FROM ONE YEAR TO THE NEXT ASSURES THAT WE ADDRESS CHILDREN AND FAMILY NEEDS AT A MOST SIGNIFICANT PERIOD OF DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDRENS LIVES. HCZ CREATED THE THREE-YEAR-OLD JOURNEY PROGRAM TO CONTINUE THE PARENTING-SKILLS DEVELOPMENT THROUGH PARENT WORKSHOPS AND GROUP ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN. THE THREE YEAR OLD JOURNEY (TYOJ) PROGRAM IS DEDICATED TO THE WINNERS OF THE PROMISE ACADEMY LOTTERY. THERE, FAMILIES HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE THEIR LEARNING OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND THE IMPORTANCE OF ENHANCING THEIR PARENTING SKILLS AT THIS STAGE OF THEIR CHILDRENS LIVES. WHILE PARENTS RECEIVE WORKSHOPS RELATED TO DISCIPLINE, BRAIN DEVELOPMENT AND THE IMPORTANCE OF LANGUAGE TO NAME A FEW, THEIR CHILDREN ENGAGE IN DIFFERENTIATED ACTIVITIES WITHIN ACTUAL CLASSROOM SETTINGS AT PROMISE ACADEMY, WHERE THEY WILL EVENTUALLY BEGIN THEIR EDUCATIONAL PATH BEGINNING IN KINDERGARTEN. THERE, STUDENTS LEARN LITERACY, MATH AND SOCIAL SKILLS. PARENT WORKSHOPS ARE OFFERED IN ENGLISH, SPANISH AND FRENCH TO ADDRESS THE VARIOUS LANGUAGE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY. THE FINAL STEP IN OUR EARLY-CHILDHOOD PIPELINE, HARLEM GEMS OFFERS A HIGH-QUALITY, YEAR-ROUND, FULL-DAY PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM THAT ENSURES THAT EVERY STUDENT ENTERS KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL-READY. IN THE HARLEM GEMS PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS, THREE- AND FOUR-YEAR-OLDS ATTEND AN ALL-DAY, YEAR-ROUND PROGRAM. SPANISH AND FRENCH ARE TAUGHT TO BUILD A CULTURALLY SENSITIVE COMMUNITY REFLECTIVE OF OUR POPULATION. IN 2019, 99% OF THE CHILDREN WHO COMPLETED THE HARLEM GEMS PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM HAVE BEEN ASSESSED AS "SCHOOL READY," AS DETERMINED BY THE NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED BRACKEN SCALE ASSESSMENT.


COLLEGE AND CAREER WE BOAST A 97% COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE RATE AND, TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL, OUR CENTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAREER SUPPORT (CHECS) OFFERS A VARIETY OF SUPPORTS: TUTORING, SCHOLARSHIPS, FINANCIAL AID COUNSELING, AND TIME MANAGEMENT CLASSES, AS WELL AS RESUME-WRITING AND INTERVIEW WORKSHOPS. EACH STUDENT IS ASSIGNED AN ADVISOR WHO STAYS IN REGULAR CONTACT AND VISITS THE SCHOOL TO MAKE SURE THE STUDENT IS GETTING THE SUPPORTS THEY NEED AND IS STAYING ON TRACK FOR GRADUATION. WE ALSO HELP STUDENTS WITH GETTING WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE THROUGH PAID INTERNSHIPS IN FOR-PROFIT COMPANIES, HEALTH-CARE INSTITUTIONS, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND NON-PROFITS AS WELL AS EMPLOYING THEM TO HELP WITH PROGRAMS AT HCZ. PART III, LINE 4D OTHER PROGRAMS PREVENTIVE SERVICES HCZ'S FOSTER-CARE PREVENTIVE PROGRAMS WORK TO STRENGTHEN FAMILIES IN CRISIS SO THAT THE FAMILIES CAN STAY WHOLE AND NOT HAVE CHILDREN PLACED INTO FOSTER CARE. COMMUNITY CENTERS: HCZ HAS ESTABLISHED PIONEERING COMMUNITY CENTERS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS DURING EVENING, WEEKEND AND SUMMER HOURS. FOR STUDENTS, THE CENTERS PROVIDE CRITICAL ACADEMIC SUPPLEMENTS AND PERSONALIZED TUTORING, AS WELL AS A SAFE, ENRICHING PLACE FOR CHILDREN TO SPEND THEIR OUT-OF-SCHOOL HOURS. FOR ADULTS, THE CENTERS OFFER RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS PROGRAMS. OVERALL, THE CENTERS ARE NEEDED RESOURCES IN NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE BEREFT OF PLACES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS TO GATHER, HAVE FUN, LEARN NEW SKILLS AND IMPROVE THEIR FITNESS. INCLUDED WITHIN OTHER PROGRAM SERVICES IS THE WILLIAM JULIUS WILSON INSTITUTE WHICH WORKS WITH ON-THE-GROUND-COLLABORATORS AND NATIONAL PARTNERS TO DELIVER COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIES, SUPPORT SERVICES, AND TOOLS THAT SYSTEMATICALLY ROOT OUT POVERTY AND CLOSE OPPORTUNITY GAPS IN NEIGHBORHOODS ACROSS AMERICA.


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Harlem Childrens Zone Inc Board, Officers & Key Employees

Harlem Childrens Zone Inc Vendors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
F-int Llc
Construction Svcs.
$1,530,860
Xerox Corporation
Lease Of Copier Mach
$867,549
The Ultimate Software Group Inc
Hr Software Services
$717,885
Sysco Food Services Metro Ny
Food Delivery
$652,829
School Professionals
Substitue Teachers
$584,085
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$0
Related organizations$0
Government grants $9,721,306
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$123,149,259
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $24,650
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$132,870,565
Total Program Service Revenue$0
Investment income $241,622
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $1,985,243
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $0
Net Income from Fundraising Events $0
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $135,243,693

Harlem Childrens Zone Inc Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, Harlem Childrens Zone Inc has awarded $4,657,143 in support to 2 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

HARLEM CHILDREN'S ZONE PROMISE ACADEMY I

Org PageRecipient Profile

New York, NY

PURPOSE: EDUCATION

$2,490,182

HARLEM CHILDREN'S ZONE PROMISE ACADEMY II

Org PageRecipient Profile

New York, NY

PURPOSE: EDUCATION

$2,166,961
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Harlem Childrens Zone Inc Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 21 grants that Harlem Childrens Zone Inc has recieved totaling $1,244,745.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Planet Heritage Foundation Inc

Wilmington, DE

PURPOSE: FRIEND OF THE CHILDREN - CHARITABLE EVENT

$1,000,000
Philotimo Foundation

Minneapolis, MN

PURPOSE: GENERAL SUPPORT

$70,000
Mjs Foundation Inc

New York, NY

PURPOSE: GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT

$50,000
Open Hearts Foundation

Westlake Village, CA

PURPOSE: TO SUPPORT THEIR CONTINUED EFFORTS TO PROVIDE FOOD PACKAGES, REMOTE LEARNING ACCESS TO STUDENTS FOR CONTINUED LEARNING IN THE HOME, AND BASIC NEEDS OR DIRECT SERVICES TO FAMILIES IN THE ZONE.

$25,000
Hjd Foundation

Sunapee, NH

PURPOSE: GENERAL

$20,000
Network For Good Inc

Washington, DC

PURPOSE: Unrestricted

$15,995
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$451,742,985
Earnings$25,052,776
Net Contributions$2,586,204
Grants$120,135
Ending Balance$479,261,830

Harlem Childrens Zone Inc Peer Organizations

Organization NameAssets
The New York Foundling
New York, NY
$168,978,015
The Childrens Aid Society
New York, NY
$163,280,000
Hillside Childrens Center
Rochester, NY
$132,311,444
Harlem Childrens Zone Inc
New York, NY
$135,243,693
Covenant House
New York, NY
$93,310,785
Youth Advocate Programs Inc
Harrisburg, PA
$78,689,708
Pressley Ridge
Pittsburgh, PA
$76,241,819
Astor Services For Children & Families
Rhinebeck, NY
$60,515,981
The Home For Little Wanderers Inc
Boston, MA
$50,883,486
Parsons Child & Family Center
Albany, NY
$53,289,845
Cen Clear Child Services Inc
Bigler, PA
$36,850,534
Adelphoi Village Inc
Latrobe, PA
$43,249,948

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