Philanthropy

East Harlem Hoops

by Sebastian Castro East Harlem Hoops gives Harlem a safe space for community members to play basketball and seek resources and guidance. The program was founded in 2009 by Stephen Mayes and Canraba Rogers-Wright and is run by the Salvation Army. Rogers-Wright, alongside Trevor Stanley, volunteer to organize schedules, meet with coaches, and keep track […]

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Black Wall Street in the Digital Age: New Platform Seeks to Ignite Economic Development

Our Money United Will Unveil Revolutionary Technology to Reshape Consumer Spending and Foster Economic Equality Atlanta, GA – January 23, 2024 – On Tuesday, March 12, 2024, Our Money United will unveil the Black Wall Street Spending Ticker, a pioneering technology driving a consumer spending transformation with corporate accountability. The highly anticipated reveal of the Conscious

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Join the Fight Against Displacement: Community Event Discusses Columbia University’s Tax-Exempt Property Hoarding

NEW YORK, NY – The Interfaith Housing Commission for Housing Equality, a coalition of faith leaders dedicated to combating housing inequality in Harlem, is calling on community members and leaders to attend a community meeting at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 25th, 2024. The event will occur at Mt Olivet Baptist Church, 201 Malcolm X

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Yonkers Mayor Spano Presents School Spotlight Award to Robert C. Dodson School

YONKERS, NY – November 30, 2023 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today joined Yonkers Board of Education President Rev. Steve Lopez and Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Luis Rodriguez to present his School Spotlight Award to the deserving administration, faculty, staff, parents and students at Robert C. Dodson School. Under the leadership of Principal Romulo Ramirez, Robert

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Celebrating Greatness – Past, Present and Future

The Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois By Daniel Rose Commentators have long noted the crucial function of heroes, role models and mentors in advancing the goals of society. When the great W.E.B. Du Bois proclaimed “The Negro race, like all other races, is going to be saved by its exceptional men”, he was urging the

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JPMorgan Chase Hosts Event with Nigel Sylvester Foundation in Harlem

by Derrel Jazz Johnson JPMorgan Chase, BMX athlete Nigel Sylvester, and his Nigel Sylvester Foundation teamed up for their fifth financial health event in New York City recently at the Chase Harlem Community Center in the heart of Harlem on 125th Street. Several dozen children of various ages attended and answered questions from Sylvester and

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A Decade of Dedication: Seaside Semper Five Marks 10 Years of Racing for Our Military Heroes

Join Thousands in Raising Funds for Marine Raider Foundation and Honor Gold Star Families SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. – August 17, 2023 – The Seaside Semper Five, a celebrated annual 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, marks its 10th anniversary with a special tribute to Gold Star families and those who have lost their lives in

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JPMorgan Chase’s The Fellowship Initiative: Assisting Achievement of Young Minds

Although there’s no secret recipe for success, access to resources like mentors, professional networks and internships can help young people as they navigate the transition from school into the workforce. For over a decade JPMorgan Chase’s flagship college and career readiness program, The Fellowship Initiative (TFI) has helped young men of color across the country

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Interview with Michael Johnson, President & Chief Executive Officer at Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF)

by Ryan Yablonski Growing up in Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods, Michael Johnson is a product of the New York City public schools and knows full well the gaps in the system. His mission as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) is informed by his own experience as a high school senior when

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Backroads Foundation: At the Doorstep of Those in Need

by Ryan Yablonski When COVID slowed his construction business down in 2021, Solomon took a step back from work and took a moment to reflect. Then war broke out in Ukraine and his lifelong flame of altruism was reignited. After serving two deployments to Afghanistan, Solomon began flying into countries around the world working with

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