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Harlem Center for Education, Inc.

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1 E 104th St 303 New York NY 10029 USA


Our organization seeks to encourage and assist low-income youth and adults to go on to higher education by providing a variety of free services. Some of the services provided are tutoring; career, college, and financial aid counseling; college campus visits; college admissions tests prep classes and fee waivers; afterschool middle school programs; GED classes; computer access; summer high school transitional academic program; summer scholars program and cultural/educational trips.


The organization has existed for 40 years; Over the past 11 years we have documented that participants in our programs have exceeded the national and New York State college enrollment rate as well as persistence in college; The organization has assisted thousands of low-income, first generation individuals to access post secondary education institutions and programs;

Target demographics:

We primarily serve low-income, first generation youth and adults from the East Harlem, Harlem and Washington Heights areas, ranging in age from 12 - adult

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Low-income, first generation youth and adults

Geographic areas served:

New York City


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Rating: 5 stars  

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My sister provided administrative and moral support to the Harlem Center For Education, Inc. for many years as a staff member. She did that because of two reasons, she believed in the Executive Director, Paula Martin and she believed in the mission of the organization. Harlem Center For Education has been unwavering in giving young people the opportunity to achieve, excel and go beyond their expectations by utilizing a vehicle called education. I have attended field trips, performances and countless award ceremonies and I have always been impressed with the high level of self-esteem and affirmation that the Harlem Center for Education instills in the hearts and minds of Harlem youth.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Observing the staff in their interactions with students, community members, educators, politicos, parents and the general public, always demanding the best tools and resources available to ensure the success of their patrons.

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About every six months

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Rating: 5 stars  

From my experience being the Middle School Coordinator for the Harlem Center for Education, Inc (HCE) for 5 years, allow me to exercise my dream of giving back to my community. One special quality of HCE's services is that it gives middle school and high school students, and adults services that are quickly dwindling away from the nonprofit sector. Services like free adult tutoring for the GED exam, Free SAT classes on Saturdays, and Free trips to out-of-state colleges for both middle school and high school participants. The biggest impact of HCE is seeing students I serviced going off to college, emailing me, and visiting our office during their semester breaks. It is through their success that we have been able to thrive for 40 years!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the recent months because I was encouraged to go back to school to earn my masters degree. The Harlem Center for Education shows their support by giving me a flex schedule on Thursdays, which is the day I take one of my classes.

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About every week

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