Recipients of Charles Hayden Foundation Grants
35 East 125th Street
New York, NY 10035
Founded in 1970, Harlem Children's Zone, Inc. is a pioneering, non-profit, community-based organization that works to enhance the quality of life for children and families in some of New York City's most devastated neighborhoods. Formerly known as Rheedlen Centers for Children and Families, HCZ Inc.'s 15 centers serve more than 12,600 children and adults, including over 7,500 at-risk children. The emphasis of our work is not just on education, social service and recreation, but on rebuilding the very fabric of community life. HCZ Inc. intentionally develops programs where other agencies are not located and poor children and families have no one, or even a place, to run for help.