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Capital Campaign

The Campaign for The East Harlem School

On 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.

Founded 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.

With 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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Capital Campaign Committee

Daniel Singer


Russell and Judith Carson

Honorary Chairs

Charles and Deborah Adelman

Diana and Michael Brooks

Stephanie Coleman

Marianne Dolan

Sarah Gallagher

Alice Geller and Scott Levine

Barbara Gimbel

Stephanie Guest

Jonathan Patricof

Robert Potter

Carter Simonds