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Posted by on Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Mark your calendars! We’re excited to share that Harlem Academy is featured in the special “Amanda Gorman: Brave Enough with Robin Roberts - A Special Edition of 20/20” airing Wednesday, September 15 at 10:00 p.m. on ABC. Don’t miss it Read more...
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Posted by on Monday, September 13, 2021
Dear Friends,  What a terrific first day of school! A feeling of celebration was in the air, and for good reason – we were all back together again. Today was incredibly important for Harlem Academy. It represented the determination our community has shown in navigating this difficult past year – continuously focusing on our mission to drive equity of opportunity no matter the challenge.   The rigor of our program and depth of support for students and families were as strong as ever during Read more...
Posted by on Friday, September 10, 2021
We are excited to welcome Ty Elie to Harlem Academy’s board of trustees. Ty is a national director at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Ty is fiercely committed to the organization’s mission: providing and protecting access to health care as a basic human right.  During her 15-year tenure, Ty has served in numerous positions advancing to her current role where she is responsible for oversight of the president’s portfolio of strategic priorities Read more...
Tags: leadership
Posted by on Wednesday, September 8, 2021
We are excited to welcome Carol B. Kenney to Harlem Academy’s board of trustees. Carol began her career at the New York Federal Reserve, followed by more than a decade working for Wall Street firms, first at Loeb Rhoades and ultimately with Shearson/American Express, as well as Wertheim and Company. Carol retired in 1986 to focus on her family and nonprofit work. For more than a decade, she led classes for the Zero-to-Three program at the Early Childhood Development Center, a division of the Read more...
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Posted by on Wednesday, August 25, 2021
One of Harlem Academy’s community pillars is initiative, and our alumni continue to live this principle long after graduation. They also strive to make the most of each day, which is part of our School Creed. During summer breaks, you’ll find many of our graduates pursuing their interests, learning new skills, and preparing for the future through internships and summer programs. We caught up with a few alumni to hear how they spent this summer.   Making a Mark with Math Brandon Davis ’15, a Read more...
Tags: alumni, creed, summer
Posted by on Thursday, August 12, 2021
Dear Friends,  One year ago, we broke ground on our new 29,000-square-foot school building at 655 St. Nicholas Avenue, and we’re excited to share the great progress we’re making. Check out our virtual tour to see the construction in action.  Once completed, our new campus will enable us to double our student body, create even more robust programs, and provide a learning atmosphere designed to inspire and support our students. The new building will feature an abundance of natural light, wide Read more...
Posted by on Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Harlem Academy Trustee Rodney Pope recognizes talent and drive when he sees it – traits that he says were on full display last year when he held practice interviews with Harlem Academy middle schoolers preparing for secondary school applications. “I remember thinking, ‘Wow, can I hire these kids?’” says Rodney, senior vice president, employee relations at Turner Construction.  The mock interviews were just one of the ways he and Turner Construction have supported Harlem Academy over the years Read more...
Posted by on Friday, July 9, 2021
Fourth grader Rabi was eager for the virtual check-in with his teacher, Jasmine Ahmed, to begin. He had exciting news to share. “My soccer season was about to start, and I couldn’t wait to tell her,” he says. Rabi also wanted to ask about a lesson they’d recently covered in class. “I was confused about some of the math, and I knew that she could help me figure it out.”   Harlem Academy’s weekly individual check-ins began last year in response to the pandemic. With the switch to distance Read more...
Posted by on Wednesday, July 7, 2021
We are excited to welcome Thomas Klein to Harlem Academy’s board of trustees. Tom is the co-founder of Greenwich Point Capital and an investor in growth companies and entrepreneurs. Prior to Greenwich Point, Tom served in a variety of executive leadership positions at technology-enabled service leaders including co-CEO of Morningside, a global leader in intellectual property solutions, and executive vice president of Sterling, the largest background screening company in the world. Previously Read more...
Tags: leadership
Posted by on Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Today, we were filled with pride as our eighth graders took the stage to receive their diplomas – a joyous achievement not only for our graduating students but also for our entire community. After such a challenging year, it was wonderful to have our graduates’ close family members and the teachers who have guided them throughout middle school be able to safely gather in person to honor the class of 2021. The full ceremony was livestreamed so that younger students, team members, and supporters Read more...

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