Campaign for The East Harlem School
December 2, 2008, The East Harlem School opened the doors to
our magnificent new home, the result of our extremely successful
capital campaign. The campaign, launched in October 2006, is
multi-faceted, with plans not only to construct a new school
building but create a general endowment to support our transition
and sustain our new school. We are thrilled to report
that, to date, the School has raised $12 million. Completion
of this building has enabled us to continue our enrollment expansion
from 130 to 140 students for the 2010-2011 school year. The
School deeply appreciates all of the dedicated donors who have
helped make this campaign so successful.
in 1963 by Reverend Dr. Lynn and Mrs. Leola Hageman as the city’s
first rehabilitation center for drug addiction, Exodus House
has been an anchoring institution in Harlem since its inception.
Due to the critical concern for the welfare of the community's
many at-risk children, Exodus House was converted in 1984 to
an after-school and summer program. In the fall of 1993, the
East Harlem School opened as an independent middle school featuring
an extended school day and extended school year on the Exodus
House site to address the needs of children and their families
in the Harlem community.
the successful completion of this campaign, EHS will realize
its strategic vision of: creating a permanent home, providing
a greater number of children from throughout Harlem with a distinctive
education, building and maintaining a general endowment for
the School's sound, long-term financial infrastructure, increasing
the School's investment in faculty development and alumni support
programs, and creating, at scale, a model of early adolescent
education that can and should be replicated by public or private
schools in inner city communities throughout the nation.
To learn more about our plans or set up a student-guided tour
of The East Harlem School, please call 212-876-8775 or email
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