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HARLEM LACROSSE AND LEADERSHIP CORPORATI...

HARLEM LACROSSE AND LEADERSHIP CORP...
CROWDRISE : Jan 20, 2012
Tax ID: 45-1634118
BASED: New York, NY, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: http://www.harlemlacrosse.org/

HARLEM LACROSSE AND LEADERSH...

Empowering Potential

Harlem Lacrosse’s mission is to empower the children who are most at risk for academic decline and dropout to rise above their challenges and reach their full potential. Harlem Lacrosse inspires children to dream about tomorrow while working hard on the field and in the classroom today.

       In 2008, Harlem Lacrosse Co-Founder Simon Cataldo joined the faculty of Frederick Douglass Academy I (FDA) in Harlem as a Special Education math teacher with Teach for America. Simon struggled in his first year and introduced lacrosse as a way to engage his most academically and behaviorally challenged students.

       With eleven students and ten sticks, the team took the field and Simon had a revelation: that by coaching, encouraging and motivating students on the field, he was then able to accomplish great things with them in the classroom. At the end of the school year, Simon's players posted the highest scores on the state math test by Special Education students in FDA's history.

       When the team grew to 35 students in 2011, Harlem Lacrosse was formed to create a holistic youth services organization around the idea that what students need to reach their full personal potential is to be immersed in an activity that they take pride in, led by a caring mentor, tutor and coach who can help them build confidence and skill sets on the field and in the classroom.

       Since 2012, Harlem Lacrosse has added at least one program each year and now operates eleven programs in New York, Baltimore, and Boston serving over 450 boys and girls at FDA, P.S. 149 the Sojourner Truth School, P.S. 76 A. Philip Randolph, Promise Academy II, and the Commodore John Rodgers School.

       Since 2011, Harlem Lacrosse students have maintained a 100% on-time middle school graduation rate, have passed their classes at a rate 20% higher than that of their peers at our school sites, and have earned over $15 million scholarship offers to independent schools and colleges. 

       Harlem Lacrosse alumni have earned admission with scholarships to institutions including Bates College, Colby College, Connecticut College, Gettysburg College, Haverford College, Hobart College, Tufts University, the University of Virginia, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

       Harlem Lacrosse will launch programming in Philadelphia in 2017.

Tax ID: 45-1634118 • http://www.harlemlacrosse.org/

Fundraisers

Harlem Lacrosse Overnight Camp Presented by StringKing

Harlem Lacrosse Overnight Ca…

Amount Raised:

$7,840

 

16% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Harlem Lacrosse Friends from Central Virginia Fund!

Harlem Lacrosse Friends from…

Amount Raised:

$50

 

1% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Support Harlem Lacrosse's Independent School Admissions Counseling Program

Support Harlem Lacrosse&apos…

Amount Raised:

$4,525

 

45% Raised of $10,000 Goal

TEAM HL 2017 NYC TRIATHLON

TEAM HL 2017 NYC TRIATHLON

Amount Raised:

$38,364

 

96% Raised of $40,000 Goal

Harlem Lacrosse 2017 NYC Marathon

Harlem Lacrosse 2017 NYC Mar…

Amount Raised:

$22,359

 

43% Raised of $52,500 Goal

Team HLL 2016 NYC Tri

Team HLL 2016 NYC Tri

Amount Raised:

$55,176

 

138% Raised of $40,000 Goal

Harlem to Higher Education: P.S. 149 Girls College Trips

Harlem to Higher Education: …

Amount Raised:

$4,647

 

46% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership Admissions Counseling

Harlem Lacrosse and Leadersh…

Amount Raised:

$5,320

 

67% Raised of $8,000 Goal