Organization Link: http://www.hcz.org/
Children as well as their families are affected by poverty daily due to the lack of housing, money or any other necessity to be able to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Harlem Children’s Zone is an organization that is for the children to help them get out of poverty and become productive citizens in society. The HCZ has achieved unprecedented success, helping thousands of children and families and disrupting the cycle of generational poverty in Central Harlem through our innovative and effective programs (Harlem Children Zone, n.d.). They work with children as young as infants up to high school to get them prepared for college. This organization services over 12,000 children to help them to become productive independent adults. The Harlem Children’s Zone has always been driven by the belief that the success of our children and the strength of the community go hand in hand. Their needs are inseparable and must be addressed together in order to break the cycle of generational poverty and give our kids a real shot at the American dream (Harlem Children Zone, n.d.).
This week’s topic on changing demographics and diversity can be recognized within this organization. This organizations works for and with children of all ages, races, religions, cultures, ethnicity,and gender. These children are not looked upon in negative ways from each other because they know where they come from and where they are trying to get to in life. Poverty does not affect just one race or gender, it affects all people of any race, religion, culture, and gender.
Harlem Children’s Zone. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.hcz.org