Coronavirus Update: 03.30.2020

The Harlem Educational Activities Fund in-person activities are suspended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. All of our classes are up and running virtually.  Please contact our program staff if you have any questions around HEAF classes. We continue to evaluate the best course of action in line with recommendations from the City, State and national agencies.

In addition to the regularly-scheduled classes that are now meeting via video conference, we have also quickly launched virtual tutoring thanks to our volunteers’ generosity with their time and talent.  If you would like to volunteer to virtually tutor a middle school or high school student, please email Kelli Goodman.

In line with social distancing practices, travel advisories and other directives from local and national officials and public health authorities, HEAF has cancelled spring break college campus trips, our Spring benefit, our live College Decision Day celebration and our Learning and Social Impact summer trip to Ecuador.

We continue to engage with our students and their families online.  Please call our main number 212-663-9732 to reach a member of our staff if you have any questions.

We will update this message when we have new information to share.


Here are some resources for helping students through these challenging times:

3 Free Meals/Day for NYC School Age Children

NYC Department of Education

4 Key Ways To Cope With The Social Impact Of Coronavirus

The Manhattan Psychology Group

We Want Social Distancing, Not Social Isolation

Public Health Insider

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) A Parent Resource

National Association of School Psychologists & National Association of School Nurses

How to Talk to Kids about the Coronavirus

The Child Mind Institute

Talking to Teens and Tweens About Coronavirus

The New York Times

Meal Location Search 

NYC now giving free meals to everyone

Download Resources Here