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“My family, especially my children, view education more positively. They have more hope about passing in school. They see that I did it and feel that they can do it, too.”

Bard College Harlem Clemente Course at Children’s Village is dedicated to providing people who are in economic distress with life-enriching engagement with the humanities. Clemente is based on the conviction that by studying the humanities, individuals who have been denied access to economic, cultural, and social opportunities develop the critical, reflective, and creative skills, as well as the motivation, that enable them to work more effectively toward improving their own lives and those of their families and communities.

“I wasn’t someone that really had an interest in formal education. Now I have enrolled in Kingsboro and plan to apply to G.S. at Columbia University.”

We provide full scholarships to all of our students. Harlem Clemente is committed to helping students overcome the barriers that make a commitment to rigorous education difficult. To that end, we provide students with books, computer lab access, individual writing tutoring, and a meal before each class. We also provide on-site childcare to enable parents of young children to participate in the course.

“Because I talk constantly about my Clemente course, my pastor returned to school.”

If you have any questions the ways you can support Harlem Clemente, please call:
David Kittay, Harlem Clemente Course Director: (914) 523-9394
Charlene Floyd, Academic Co-Director: (347) 346-0018

SecureDonationButtonImportant note: Your donation to Harlem Clemente will appear on your credit card statement as The Children’s Village.

We rely on foundations and individual donations to continue our work and we’re grateful for your support. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

Donations by check should be made out to “The Children’s Village.” Please write “Harlem Clemente Course” in the memo section.

Checks can be mailed to:
The Children’s Village, Advancement Office
1 Echo Hills
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522