Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI) is raising funds to support our youth programs and general operations! Join our effort to educate and inspire local children through partnerships with the Tribeca Film Institute and the New York Institute of technology.
HCCI was founded in 1986 with the goal to revitalize the Harlem community. Devastated by urban blight, this community was plagued by high unemployment, crime, poor housing and disinvestment. To redress the poor living conditions, a group of clergy joined and formed what is now known as HCCI. The mission was to provide affordable housing linked with social services to empower Harlemites and make Harlem a better place to live!
And HCCI has done just that! We have developed more than 3500 units of affordable housing and we provide an array of social services ranging from after school programs for school-aged children, to financial literacy courses, to recreational programs for our seniors. HCCI is the vanguard for holistic community development!
But we can't do it all on our own! We need your help to sustain our programs. Make a donation to keep Harlem thriving!
This campaign will focus on raising funds for our new youth initiatives and general operating support for HCCI. Here's a bit about our youth program:
The HCCI Computer Clubhouse is an award winning after school program. We are currently raising funds to support the Clubhouse and a new partnership with the Tribeca Film Insitute!
The Tribeca partnership will provide HCCI's youth with special film program designed specifically for young media makers. This immersive filmmaking program will culminate with a red carpert screening at the Tribeca Film Festival!
Through neighborhood collaborations, HCCI provides, young people with the opportunity to express themselves creatively with digital photography, music production, illustration, animation, computer programming, robotics, etc. who spend time in the Computer Clubhouse acquire an exceptional familiarity with many professional software programs that will give them a head start on careers in the creative sector and facilitate their overall mastery of technology and complex problem solving.
This program also provides S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) trainings from the New York Institute of Technology.