- WHDC and Kinvolved Bring Attendance-Boosting App to West Harlem Schools
September 23, 2014
Pilot in 16 Schools to Bring Real-time Communication between Parents and Teachers
West Harlem Development Corporation and Kinvolved, in collaboration with School Districts 5 and 6, announce an innovative app launch in West Harlem that promises to improve attendance records and grades by letting teachers swipe a child as absent or late on a device and immediately notify parents via text message or email.
The pilot program, Every Minute Matters in West Harlem, will b...
- WHDC Unifies Grant and Manhattanville Residents After Mass Arrests
September 13, 2014
Residents tell WHDC what permanent solutions to violence and lack of resources they would like funded
West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) brought residents of Grant and Manhattanville Houses together at a meeting that fostered a dialog between the residents of the housing complexes and offered an opportunity for the residents to tell WHDC what programs they would benefit from.
“This meeting is just the first step in the path to nonviolence and better quality...
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...