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Harlem Ivy

Teachers College, Columbia University

Designing video games, baking sweet potato fries, building robots, illustrating poetry with digital pictures and growing their own herbs and vegetables are just some of the ways the 400 elementary school participants in the Harlem Ivy 21st Century Community Learning Center engage with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through hands-on inquiry.

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Advocating for after-school programming, painting murals heralding the importance of environmental stewardship, and creating videos against bullying are a small sample of projects students have engaged in to give back to their schools and community while enhancing their academic pursiuits through service learning.

Harlem Ivy supports literacy learning for students and their families through art residencies that encourage and support creative and critical thinking. College and higher education is always on the mind of Harlem Ivy students as they work with Teachers College students and spend time on the Teachers College campus.

Harlem Ivy is funded through the 21st Century Community Learning Center program, an initiative of the United States Department of Education administered by the New York State Department of Education. Four well established not-for-profit organizations implement the after-school programming in the NYC public schools in Central Harlem and Washington Heights.

Harlem Ivy is one of several new ventures by Teachers College, Columbia University to support New York City public schools and their students. It is sponsored by the Office of School and Community Partnerships which was created in 2007 with a mission to engage the college more closely with public schools in New York City.

Use the menu on the left to learn more about Harlem Ivy partners, activities, and participants. Please visit our blog for a snapshot of current Harlem Ivy happenings. . Live feedback from Harlem Ivy participants can be found on our Twitter page. For more information contact Expanded Learning Opportunities Associate of TC Partnership Schools Consortium Angela Fulcher at or 212.678.7422.