Harlem Commonwealth Council, Inc.

aka HCC   |   New York, NY   |  www.harlemcommonwealth.org

Mission

To stimulate economic development in Harlem and surrounding communities through the creation and support of business enterprises, the generation and retention of jobs, and the education of residents.

Ruling year info

1997

Principal Officer

Mr. Hamil Douglas

Main address

361 West 125 Street

New York, NY 10027 USA

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EIN

13-6271908

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund

The Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund is a U.S. Treasury Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) accelerating small business growth with capital and advisory services.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People of African descent
People of Asian descent
People of Latin American descent
Self-employed people

An innovative seven-month business education program utilizing Interise’s Streetwise ‘MBA’TM curriculum designed to accelerate the growth of businesses owned by minorities and women. Offered in partnership with Columbia University and Citi Community Development.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People of African descent
People of Asian descent
People of Latin American descent
Self-employed people

NYC Business Solutions Centers of Upper Manhattan and Washington Heights is offering free services to help businesses start, operate, and expand in New York City.

Population(s) Served
Adults

An HCC-funded afterschool program offering impactful S.T.E.M education to students in Harlem.

Population(s) Served

Helping students adopt an entrepreneurial mindset using classes teaching fashion design, mobile app development, music production, cosmetology, and more.

Population(s) Served

Proactively connecting at-risk youths ages 16-24 who reside in NYC public housing to curriculum-based group mentoring to reduce juvenile justice system involvement.

Population(s) Served

Providing justice-involved youths ages 16-24 a second chance at a bright future through curriculum-based group mentoring and individual support.

Population(s) Served

The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program is a series of coursework in reading and math to increase adult learners' readiness for advanced GED courses. Our goal is to enhance adult learners' literacy skills to attain higher education and employment opportunities to decrease poverty and unemployment rates.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Training adults on how to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Financials

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Harlem Commonwealth Council, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Anthony Watson

Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center

Michelle Hardy

Merck & Co

Joseph Tait

Harlem Commonwealth Council

Richard Shaw

Bessemer Trust Company

Michael Johnson

Uptown Gambit, Inc.

Zevilla Jackson Preston

J-P Designs, Inc.

Aaron Migdol

Migdol Organization

Barbara Askins

125th Street Business Improvement District

Robert Horsford

Apex Building Company

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/08/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)

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