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HEAF Students Visit Nasdaq

Five new HEAF Board members: Allison Allen, Cecil Brooks, Jr., Deirdre Guice Minor, Elan Keller, and Tom Veripapa

New York, NY – September 30, 2021 – HEAF high school students had the experience of a lifetime, visiting Nasdaq as guests of Nasdaq President & CEO Adena Friedman, a HEAF Gala 2021 Honoree. Friedman is being recognized by HEAF at its October 27 virtual gala for being an innovator and disruptor who is helping create the future of opportunity by calling for more accountability among public companies in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Awards Two Women-Led Nonprofits With Its Inaugural Women Empowerment Grants

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation logo

March 31, 2021 – The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, a nonprofit focused on reducing food insecurity among children in the U.S. and providing access to healthy food, announced HEAF as a recipient of its inaugural women empowerment grants today as HEAF has been making a difference and contributing to the health and wellbeing of women in their communities.

Full Press Release here: https://www.3blmedia.com/News/Sodexo-Stop-Hunger-Foundation-Awards-Two-Women-Led-Nonprofits-Its-Inaugural-Women-Empowerment

HEAF in the News: NY1 – With Return to In-Person Classes, Harlem Teen Sees Success

Angel Gomez, a HEAF student, being interviewed by Spectrum News New York One

March 23, 2021 – Spectrum News NY1 featured HEAF student Angel Gomez in a segment by journalist Lori Chung marking the opening of NYC Public Schools for hybrid in-person learning following four months of remote-only due to the pandemic.  Angel talks about his excitement to return to Humanities Prep Academy, one of the city’s public schools in Chelsea, NY. Angel shares the challenges of remote-only and underscores HEAF’s programs as keeping him on track during challenging times.

“There are a lot of programs at HEAF that can help prepare you for the future,” Angel said.

HEAF Chief Program Officer Sean Harrell is also featured in the segment discussing the challenges for students like HEAF serves in keeping on track and staying ahead. Sean points to HEAF’s activities like virtual mentoring through Industry Immersion as critical.

Watch the segment here: https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2021/03/23/with-return-to-in-person-classes–harlem-teen-sees-success#

NY1 is a Spectrum news station for subscribers to that cable network specifically, however they permit viewing of online content up to 5 times before requiring a subscriber log-on.

Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) Announces Inaugural Recipients of Alexandra Korry Scholarship

2020 Alexandra Korry scholarship recipients, Elise Brockenberry and Jaida Fisher

New York, NY – January 12, 2021 – Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) is proud to announce the recipients of the inaugural Alexandra Korry Scholarship: St. John’s University Senior Elise Brockenberry and Stony Brook University Junior Jaida Fisher.

The Alexandra Korry Scholarship was established in 2020 by HEAF to honor the extraordinary legacy of Alexandra Davern Korry, a trailblazing lawyer, educator, and civil rights champion, who chaired HEAF’s Board of Directors during some of the organization’s formative years.

Alexandra Korry Scholarship Press Release

Harlem Educational Activities Fund Celebrates Innovators & Disruptors at Virtual Gala

October 28th, 2020, 6:30 PM; Keynote address by Honoree Eric Schmidt on innovation and education as catalysts for opportunity.

New York, NY – October 29, 2020: The Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) celebrated its 16th Annual Gala last night, the first as a virtual event.  Focused on Innovation and Disruption, honorees Eric Schmidt, Former Executive Chairman & CEO of Google and Co-Founder of Schmidt Futures, and Alexandra Alger, Board Member of HEAF and Alger Funds were recognized for exceptional advocacy in education and making strides toward disrupting the status quo.

The event marked HEAF’s first-ever virtual gala. Online attendees had the opportunity to hear from the honorees and other thought leaders across business and the nonprofit world on critical social justice and education issues, including an honest and in-depth discussion about racial inequity and socio-economic disparities contributing to gaps in education from the earliest grades through to leadership opportunities in business featuring Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President & CEO of TIAA, joined by Ursula Burns, former Chairman & CEO of Xerox and VEON, Senior Advisor at Teneo, and Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation.

Gala 2020 News Release

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 admissions 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.