Harlem Children's Zone
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
Members serving in the Harlem Children's Zone's Peacemaker Program play a critical role in a comprehensive, community-building initiative called the HCZ Project. The Project, now the model for President Obama's national Promise Neighborhoods Initiative, is a neighborhood-based network of services that creates positive outcomes for more than 8,000 children and 6,000 adults who live in Central Harlem. Members work to provide a seamless system of comprehensive supports to guide a child from birth to college graduation, implementing best practices at every developmental stage.