This map of Manhattan is what drives us in our work to transform outcomes for the children of East Harlem. Residents in this community have low college completion and high unemployment rates.

For East Harlem families, there are broad and far-reaching consequences of living in an underserved and under-resourced community.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-10 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates


EHTP’s mission is to prepare students with the academic skills, strength of character, and emotional well-being to excel in high school and college, lead in their communities, and realize their best possible selves.

Our goal is to turn East Harlem blue.



EHTP 1960s store front

Helen Webber and her husband, George “Bill” Webber, started EHTP in 1958. Since then, we have grown from a small tutoring program into a multi-site organization, preparing thousands of students for college success. We are committed to pioneering the most impactful program models in the sector. We are constantly identifying and responding to the dynamic needs of East Harlem families.



There is unmet demand for our programs in East Harlem. In the past five years, student enrollment has grown by 350 percent. We now reach more than 1,500 scholars each year, and have more than 200 staff and 300 volunteers working across five locations. By 2025, EHTP will serve 25 percent of East Harlem students.

In 2016, we opened the doors to our East Harlem Education Center—a 50,000-square-foot facility designed for children of all ages. In addition to East Harlem Scholars Academy Elementary and Middle schools, the building houses a range of different spaces for elective courses, events, and recreation.

The Center is a place where youth of all ages come to learn and be inspired.

Watch the construction of the East Harlem Education Center!