Harlem World Cares

Our Mission

Founded in 2010, Harlem World Cares, is a community-run youth publishing organization that has worked with thousands of youth in-and-out of Harlem. Our mission is to recruit and train the next generation of journalists between the ages of 13-17. Harlem World Cares, empowers youth with transferable technical skills through the following program.

Harlem World Cares’ core program is Harlem Youth Publishing Empowerment (H. Y. P. E.), inspired by Danny Tisdale’s work at the Children’s Harlem Zone (HCZ), with president and founder Goeffrey Canada and director Shawn Dove. HYPE recruits and trains the next generation of journalists, with digital publishing industry skills (Photography & Video, Graphic Design, Production, Writing and Advertising). Created in partnership by Danny Tisdale, students from Harlem Children’s Zone, training interns from Student Youth Employment (SYE), program and research Assistant/Project Manager-Nneka R. Ibekwe at Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) at Teachers College at Columbia University. Harlem World Cares is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your gift may be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Our ProgramH. Y. P. E has taught publishing skills to Harlem youth at IUME at Teachers College at Columbia University the I Have a Dream Foundation, the Graham Windham Beacon Center school‘s Graham Windham HYPE, the Beyond the Bricks foundation, Brooklyn College BCAL Spot program to name a few.

During each program and internships students go through an interview role play, college counseling, and continue an after program consultation with students on an as needed basis with Teachers College at Columbia University in Harlem, NY.

Our Stats

  • Youth 13-17 years of age have an unemployment rate of 45%-65%
  • Teenagers are “stopped and frisked” by the NYPD more than 30-40 times a month
  • 35% of youth are homeless
  • 70% of gun violence involve people of color
  • Girls are 4 times more likely to be affected by the AIDs virus than boys

Our Partners

Our Board

  • Danny Tisdale, Chair-person
  • Eartha Watts-Hicks, Co-Chair and Board member
  • Lawrence King, NY Columbia Business School Consultant 
  • Alfie Wade, Consultant-At-Large
  • Rudy Collins, Photographer
  • Udo Salters, Celebrity Photographer

The Harlem World Cares/HYPE Summer Program is a partnership between Harlem World Cares and Columbia University, and other partners in-and-outside of Harlem. Students will spend ten weeks with our editorial staff led by Harlem World Magazine’s, Editor-In-Cheif, Eartha Watts-Hicks learning the trade and craft of community journalism in the Summer of 2018.

Support the next generation of community journalists!



Harlem World Cares Sponsors

Call 646.216.8698 or contact us here

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