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Harlem Happenings

Honoring Dr. King: Masks for Good

The NHL recently published an article about NY Rangers Goaltender Alexandar Georgiev's playoff mask, which features a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Georgiev raised over $5,000 for charity by wearing and auctioning off the mask. "I saw that there was quite a few unfortunate things happening to minorities in America, and I wanted to use my voice for good," Georgiev said. "I felt like it was very fitting considering the events that minorities are facing right now – with racism still in society." There is a great video about the meaning behind the mask and its creation on the NHL's Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Garden of Dreams Foundation Allocates $1 million to Local Nonprofits

For the Harlem Dowling West Side Center, a grant from Garden of Dreams COVID-19 fund was a lifeline. For over 100 years the nonprofit has supported and uplifted children and families by running after-school programs and a food pantry. "We went from, maybe you know two to three families monthly that required emergency assistance, to now 100 to 150 families," explained Executive Director Karen Dixon. Funding from Garden of Dreams enabled the Harlem Dowling West Side Center to expand their food pantry and pay for $100 gift cards for 100 families.

The Home for Harlem Dowling project is complete.

A HOME FOR HARLEM DOWLING The Home for Harlem Dowling project is complete. Harlem Dowling-West Side Center now has a permanent home in the Central Harlem community. The Home for Harlem Dowling project has 60 units of affordable housing on the northeast corner of 127th Street and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. The building also includes 12 studio apartments for young adults.

Harlem CREATE Robotics Competition

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.