Mission and History


Our Mission

To provide no cost after school enrichment activities and summer programs for students K-8 attending NYC schools in underserved communities.


Our goal is to help eliminate disparities within under-resourced communities and to improve the quality of life for the youth of NYC.  

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The 412 Students in Our Programs Come from 

Underserved and Under-Resourced Neighborhoods in NYC

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90% of Students in Our Programs are

Enrolled in the NYC Free Lunch Program


  • 2014 - NYC selected Harriman to run one of Mayor Diblasio's signature after school programs for underserved communities which was the SONYC program for middle school students - at MS 183 in Far Rockaway, Queens. 

  • 2015 - After a successful year, NYC awarded Harriman two more awards. One to run another SONYC program at Redwood Middle School in Queens and the second award was for Harriman's  first COMPASS program to run an after school program at PS 193 Elementary School in Brooklyn. 

  • 2016 - ExpandED and Redwood partnered with Harriman to offer an extended learning day to all sixth graders at Redwood Middle School.

  • 2018 - DYCD selected Harriman to run a SONYC after school program at PS/MS 114 in Belle Harbor.

  • 2019 - The SONYC program at Redwood Middle School was chosen to add the cutting edge Stem Educators Academy to their impressive menu of enrichment activities in order to provide the best possible programming for Middle School students.

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Some  Students Enrolled in Our Programs are either Homeless or Live in Crowded Environments