NEWS & VIEWS

Media inquiries regarding the Harlem Educational Activities Fund can be directed to:

Jen Vargas, JVComms, at 914-979-1169 or [email protected]

Harlem Educational Activities Fund to Celebrate Innovators & Disruptors at 2020 Virtual Gala

October 28th, 2020, 6:30 PM; Alexandra Alger will be honored for her distinguished decade of commitment to HEAF, which has driven our growth and innovative programming , and helped open doors for some of the city's most deserving students.

New York, NY – October 26, 2020: The Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) is celebrating its 16th Annual Gala and is pleased to honor Eric Schmidt, Former Executive Chairman & CEO of Google and Co-Founder of Schmidt Futures, and Alexandra Alger, Board Member of HEAF and Alger Funds for their exceptional advocacy in education.

HEAF is a 31-year-old education non-profit focused on college access and success for underserved minority youth in New York City. The organization has an unparalleled impact: 100% of HEAF’s high school seniors graduate from high school on time and gain admission to college, more than 80% earn bachelor’s degrees in six years, and 35% continue to earn advanced degrees.

 

Prepping students for college and beyond

February 20, 2020 – Is HEAF one of the city’s best kept secrets? With a 100% college acceptance rate, we had to spill the beans about the programs and services we offer starting in middle school to help some of NYC’s most deserving kids. Our CEO Ruth Rathblott and young alum Lord Crawford, a current Columbia University student, discuss the continuum of educational, development and leadership opportunities HEAF provides in this article in the Manhattan Times.

 

Harlem Educational Activities Fund to Honor Brian Duperreault, President and Chief Executive Officer of AIG, and Jennifer J. Raab, President of Hunter College at 14th Annual Gala

New York, NY — October 16, 2018 — The Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) is celebrating its 14th Annual Gala and is pleased to honor Brian Duperreault, President and Chief Executive Officer of AIG, and Jennifer J. Raab, President of Hunter College for their exceptional advocacy in education.

Read Full Press Release Here: HEAF 2018 Gala Media Advisory

HEAF to honor David Levin and Bruce L. Warwick of Related Companies at 12th Annual Gala

October 18th, 2016 – NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) is hosting its 12th Annual Gala and is pleased to honor David Levin, President and CEO of McGraw-Hill Education, and Bruce L. Warwick, Vice Chairman of Related Companies, for their unwavering dedication to students and steadfast support of education.  HEAF is an eleven-year college access and success program for underserved minority youth in New York City with an unparalleled impact; 100% of HEAF’s high school seniors graduate from high school on time and gain admission to college, more than 80% earn bachelor’s degrees in six years, and 35% continue to earn advanced degrees.

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HEAF Celebrates New Space with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

September 30, 2015 – Hundreds of our donors, friends and supporters gathered at the HEAF headquarters to celebrate the completion of our newly renovated space, officially opening them with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 29th. The Green Tree Mall in Clarksville is celebrating the completion of a major makeover. Renovations included a brand new, modernized facility with additional classroom space, updated technology and a new student lounge.

HEAF Graduate Shay Stinson Featured in the Harlem Times

August 10, 2015 — Brownsville native Shay Stinson, one of HEAF’s earliest alumni, was featured in the August edition of The Harlem Times. Stinson, who credits HEAF for a great deal of her success, is now a Major in the US Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps and preparing to attend the Army’s Command and General Staff School in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.