$15M Challenge Gift to EHTP’s Campaign for East Harlem

As reported in the Wall Street Journal, philanthropist and EHTP Board Member, Marilyn Simons, and her husband, Jim, have made a $15M investment in EHTP – among the top five individual gifts ever to New York City K-12 public education, and the largest in East Harlem. The gift will match public and private donations dollar for dollar up to $15 million and will support EHTP’s $45 million Campaign for East Harlem.

Read more about the gift on our news page!


Increasing the College Graduation Rate in East Harlem

Funds raised will support the construction of a new, state-of-the-art K-12 community education center, expand EHTP’s enrollment, and endow essential programs, like College Scholars. Most importantly, the Campaign for East Harlem will enable EHTP to serve over 2,500 students and their families each year and ensure that each one of those students graduates college.


EHTP’s Community Education Center

EHTP broke ground on November 19, 2014 on a 50,000+ square-foot state-of-the-art facility at the corner of 105th Street and Second Avenue, featuring:

      • East Harlem Scholars Academy, Pre-K to 8
      • STEM & Robotics labs
      • Wellness facilities, including a gym and playground
      • Music and performance spaces
      • Counseling Center
      • Community Cafe

For more information, contact (212) 831-0650 x641.