Harlem Center for Education has had many accomplishments in its forty-five year history. A few of them are listed below:

  • Assisted participants to gain admission to over 185 different colleges and universities across the country
  • Averaged a college placement rate of 80% or more over the years
  • Provided services to over 30,000 individuals over our 45 year history
  • Successfully competed for and received federal TRIO programs funding for 38 years
  • Received a Community Technology Center grant in 1999
  • Added an Educational Opportunity Center program in 2002
  • The college enrollment rates and persistence of HCE participants in college have exceeded national and NY State rates each year as tracked from the Class of 1999 to present. (See 2017-2018 Progress Report for more details)
  • Had three scholarship winners of the COE STEM Scholarships for college in 2009
  • Celebrated 40th Anniversary of the organization in November 2010
  • Received three state grants: Workforce Initiative, Adult Basic Literacy and Advantage After School grants during the 2011 – present period
  • Had 6 Gates Millennium Scholars in 2013
  • Invited to ring the Opening Bell of the Stock Exchange with the Council for Opportunity in Education in January 2013
  • Received a 4.25% increase in our two federal TRIO grants for the 2018-19 grant period
  • The organization over the past forty years has served over 27,800 low-income youth from the East Harlem and inner city communities in their educational endeavors.
  • Participants assisted by the program have enrolled in over 185 colleges and universities throughout the United States. This represents a college placement rate in excess of 80%.

HCE Gates Millenium Scholars

2017-2018 HCE Progress Report

2017-2018 Financial Statement

HCE 2017 IRS 990


This report is also available at Guide Star. Once at the site, type in Harlem Center for Education in the left hand menu in Search for Nonprofits. The search will take you to a site with organization names, scroll down and select Harlem Center for Education and click on our name. Once at our information site, you will be able to download our 990 report for the current year as well as previous years.

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HCE is fortunate to have an outstanding Board of Directors who volunteer their time and expertise to assure the continuation and expansion of the organization.