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Harlem Happenings

Back To School Events

After an amazing summer, we prepared our students for the school year by providing them with backpacks filled with school supplies. The children were excited to select their backpacks. Families were thankful for the donation as many are still experiencing financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Summer Rising 2022

This summer we provided summer camp to more than 300 children. Since the onset of the pandemic, providers have been challenged in meeting the needs of the children and families we served. Summer camp resumed in 2021 but we were limited in the scope of activities we could provide. This year the Department of Youth and Community Development enhanced the summer camp experience for children across the city.


Board Co-Chair Jean Patton Retires

On August 22nd, we celebrated Board Co-Chair Jean Patton's retirement from the Harlem Dowling Board of Directors. Fellow board members thanked Ms. Patton for her 13-year commitment to the mission of Harlem Dowling. Ms. Patton, always an advocate for children and families throughout her tenure on the board remarked "I have had a ball being on the board of Harlem Dowling in good times and challenging times. I am confident that the new and existing board members, the agency's leadership, and the staff will continue to provide outstanding services to children and families"

Darryl "DMC" McDaniels Visits Our Children

Our children did an amazing job, each presenting their section while also translating for one of their peers who spoke Spanish. The other parts of the competition were Core Values and Robot Design. Finally, the moment we all waited for, the results were in. Our team received a Silver Ticket, next step Round 2 – City Shaper qualifying event. Emely said "My experience has been good because I worked with a partner and my team to complete the missions."


Day of Fun at Windhorse Stables

Students began their day with introductions and some free play in the horse ring with the outdoor education specialist. He later led them in a movement and mindfulness visualization in which they had an opportunity to imagine what it might feel like to be a horse for the day. Students were then divided into three groups and rotated between three different stations.