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Phone: 212-663-9732
2090 Seventh Avenue
10th Fl

New York
New York 10027

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Target demographics: middle school and high school students

Geographic areas served: New York City

Programs: THE HIGH EXPECTATIONS programs serve 250 bright seventh- and eighth-grade students per year. They motivate them to seek entrance to the City's competitive and selective public high schools and they help them develop the required skills.

College Quest programs help 100 students achieve academically in the best public high schools through tutoring, mentoring, and leadership development and they prepare students for the SAT, guide them and their parents through college selection and application, and help them assemble financial aid.

THE ONWARD! program will support 100 HEAF students while they are in college to assure that they succeed academically and embark on productive and satisfying careers.

Established in 1989, HEAF presently serves more than 400 students from across New York City. Students from 6th grade through college participate in an 11-Year Continuum of HEAF''s academic enrichment and youth development programs. Working hand in hand with parents and public schools, HEAF strives to assist students in gaining entrance to New York City''s most competitive high schools and the country''s most prestigious colleges and universities.

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I am a proud HEAF parent of an Onward student who is now at Allegheny College. We have been with HEAF since 6th grade and can only sing their praises. They have mentored her through the years and still continue to be there for her... more »
I joined the HEAF team in 2009 as the 6th grade math teacher. I worked at HEAF until 2012 as math teacher and volunteer for their running club elective class. To this day I have not worked with such a group of like-minded, dedicated and hardworking colleagues. I highly recommend HEAF to many of ... more »
I joined the HEAF organization in the sixth grade and am now part of the their College Quest program. I honestly do not know where I would be if not for HEAF! They provide a great curriculum through out my school year that helps me advance in school and stay focused. HEAF has provided me with ... more »
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