The East Harlem Early Childhood programs provide education and social service supports to families with children 0-5 years of age, as well as pregnant women. Head Start and Early Head Start stand out among early childhood programs for addressing the emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs of each child. The East Harlem Center’s Head Start program has operated since 1965 and the Early Head Start program was founded in 2009.
High school juniors and seniors are invited to our college preparation workshops. Project LIVE links junior high school students with business professionals who expose them to the work world. Tutoring is available for all teens.
The mission of the EXCEL College Scholarship Program is to provide students, ages 13 to 21, with expanded educational and career opportunities through academic, social, cultural and financial preparation for college.
EXCEL in Writing, Thinking and Inquiry is designed to prepare talented but underprivileged high school students in the South Bronx for high academic achievement and college success. It builds upon The Children’s Aid Society’s longstanding college prep EXCEL (Educational Excellence Creating Empowered Leaders) model, and represents an innovative collaboration between Children’s Aid, New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development, The Teagle Foundation and The Squire Family Foundation.
Family group is a support/rap group for members. Participants choose the topics of discussion. Past topics have included: how to deal with family issues, dating, making it on your own, and sex and sexuality.