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November 22nd and 23rd - Thanksgiving Break (No School)

December 10th - 14th - Student Showcases at School Sites

December 24th - January 1st - Winter Break

Harlem Children's Zone at PS 154

Community Based Organizations and School Partners


Begun in 1970 as "Rheedlen", the Harlem Children's Zone has evolved since its inception to be called "one of the most ambitious social-service experiments of our time," by The New York Times. In 1997, the agency began a network of programs for a 24-block area: the Harlem Children's Zone Project . In 2007, the Zone Project grew to almost 100 blocks. Today the Children's ZoneĀ® serves more than 8,000 children and 6,000 adults. Overall, the organization serves more than 10,000 children and more than 7,400 adults.The Harlem Children's Zone Project is a unique, holistic approach to rebuilding a community so that its children can stay on track through college and go on to the job market. The network includes in-school, after-school, social-service, health and community-building programs. The HCZ program at PS 154 has been running since 2005 and serves 150 students. For more information on the Harlem Children's Zone please see their website at:

The mission of the Harriet Tubman Learning Center (PS 154) is to provide a safe, child-centered environment, focused on educating all students to become literate, critical thinkers and independent learners through excellence in teaching and learning. With a strong commitment to students and community, they will ensure the academic success of all. For more information on PS 154 please see their NYC school portal at: