Recent Blog Postings

Recent Blog Postings

Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Every Friday, something special happens at Harlem Academy. More than 100 students, teachers, parents, and staff gather online for a virtual Community Meeting – one of our most treasured traditions. These joyful celebrations serve as a powerful reminder that even though we’re apart, we are all in this together.   Our urgent Make Your Mark Campaign has raised $734,745 so far, but we have a long way to go. There are just six more weeks until the end of the campaign. Please give today and help us...
Tags: Make Your Mark Campaign, donors, supporters
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020
Alumnus Malik Figaro ’16 recently shared terrific news: he’s heading to Yale! “I was speechless,” he says. “I wasn't sure I'd get in, so I was shocked when I found out – and really happy.”  A True Partnership  Now a senior at Friends Seminary, Malik credits Harlem Academy with preparing him for this exciting moment. “Harlem Academy’s rigorous program, especially in English and math, pushed me to challenge myself and helped​ me to become more focused,” he says.  ​​​ While a student here,...
Tags: Make Your Mark Campaign, donors, supporters
Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2020
    Students eagerly raised their hands during literature studies class, ready to answer questions. Fifth grade teacher Tia Clemons beamed as she looked at their joyful faces on her computer screen. “It felt just like our regular class,” she says.    Earlier this spring, Harlem Academy students and teachers transitioned to distance learning and turned virtual classrooms into a place where engaging instruction and student participation continue to flourish.    “Our focus today is the same...
Tags: Make Your Mark Campaign, donors, supporters, innovative best practices
Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    I hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy. Given the current circumstances, Harlem Academy has no choice but to cancel our critically important Spring Benefit, which covers 25% of annual expenses. To fill this funding gap, I am writing to ask you to contribute to an urgent $1.3 million campaign: Make Your Mark.   Over the past 16 years, I have been inspired not only by the resilience of our community but also by its generosity. Today, I am asking for your help because...
Tags: Make Your Mark Campaign, donors, supporters