- WHDC Announces Bold Community Development Goals for West Harlem
December 13, 2013
West Harlem Development Corporation announced that the organization is working toward bold goals for West Harlem and is restructuring its granting process at a meeting where 250 residents and nonprofit directors were in attendance on December 12.
WHDC Executive Director Kofi A. Boateng laid out the organization’s strategy to tackle the community’s greatest problems of educational gaps, high unemployment and lack of resources to help vulnerable populations. Boateng lai...
- West Harlem Development Corporation Holds Community Holiday Celebration and Toy Giveaway
December 7, 2013
West Harlem Development Corporation’s Community Holiday Celebration featured some of West Harlem’s finest talent in dancing, singing and spoken word at Our Lady of Lourdes School Auditorium. About 400 people, including more than 200 children, from West Harlem attended the variety show.
“What a wonderful event sponsored by the West Harlem Development Corporation,” said Yuien Chin, the director of Harlem One Stop who attended the event. “I don’t believe I’ve ever se...
West Harlem Spotlight
- Harlem School of the Arts
May 7, 2013
The Harlem School of the Arts has taught tens of thousands of young people in music, theater, dance and visual art since it was founded by internationally-acclaimed soprano Dorothy Maynor in 1964.
The school educates children from toddlers to high schoolers in visual arts, dance, music and theater. The school’s mission is to offer children and young adults the freedom to find and develop the artist, student and citizen within themselves in an environment that teaches di...
- Harlem Stage
December 5, 2012
Harlem Stage regards itself as one of the country’s most prolific pro ducers of innovative work by artists of color, commissioning works in dance, music and theater throughout its 30-year history.
The cultural institution’s mission is to perpetuate the unique and diverse artistic legacy of Harlem and the indelible impression it has made on American performing arts.
“We are known in the world as identifying artists of color by commissioning their works and helpi...
- Our Children's Foundation
November 13, 2012
Our Children’s Foundation opens its doors to 200 children six days a week, welcoming them into a space filled with a spectrum of activities that includes etiquette lessons, African dance, computer classes, musical instrument lessons and floral design. The experience the children find in this hidden West Harlem gem keeps them away from negative influences after school while giving them tools that propel them into bright futures.
Our Children’s Foundation is hou...