East Harlem Community Partnership

The East Harlem Community Partnership (EHCP) works on building strong relationships among residents and between residents and community organizations and institutions to increase trust and community capacity.


To develop partnerships in East Harlem that increases access to resources that improve the well-being of children and families.


To transform the East Harlem community through nurturing inclusivity and empowering families.


Committed to the empowerment of the East Harlem community in an environment that is respectful, collaborative, inclusive, and equitable for all.


Our Foundation Framework

Collective Impact: Improving child and family well-being and addressing family and community needs while building on their strengths.

Two-Generation/Multi-generational Approach: Creating programs and policies that address the needs of children and their families together.

Equity: Explicitly addressing issues of racial, gender, disability, and LGBTQ equity in communities, and implicit bias in service provision and policy.


The partnership hosts a variety of events and community activities throughout the year such as workshops, resource fairs, forums, and community gatherings.

Our Team

Shawn Smith
EHCP Director

Carolina Juarez
EHCP Community Organizer

Adama Bah
Community Ambassador

Louise Burwell
Community Ambassador

James Washington
Community Ambassador

Cynthia Ramos
Community Ambassador


Contact Us:

Shawn Smith, Director

Carolina Juarez, Community Organizer


71 East 111th Street

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Events and Projects

Higher Education & Workforce Initiative Grant Applications

The East Harlem Community Partnership is back and we’ve got some amazing news to share. We’re awarding grants to help support education and career goals for our community members. Freshman H.S./GED/TASC graduates can receive up to $1,000 for education-related expenses through our Higher Education Grant. At the same time, our Workforce Initiative Grant provides a range of funds for professional development courses and other career advancement opportunities and the expenses associated.

En Español: Both are available in Spanish as Beca de Educación Superior and Beca de la Iniciativa para la Fuerza Laboral.

All applicants must be East Harlem (10035/10029) residents and/or work/go to school in East Harlem (10035/10029). The Google form has all of the requirements and details on how to apply. All of our grants are open to applicants that fill the criteria of all ages and backgrounds regardless of their immigration status. The deadline is April 8, 2023.

We couldn’t be more excited to invest in our community’s future and are eager to see the fantastic things our recipients will achieve with these grants.

Let’s build a brighter future together!

Higher Education Grant/Beca de Educación Superior

Workforce Initiative/Beca de Iniciativa para la Fuerza Laboral


Information about Obtaining Childcare Assistance


Monthly Education Forum

Do you want to be in the know about what’s happening in education in your community? Then you’ll definitely want to join us for our Monthly Education Forum, hosted by different Community Partnerships each month! Every third Thursday of the month, we’re offering morning and evening sessions at 11am and 6pm, so you can choose the one that best suits your schedule.

Here’s the deal: we’ve got a representative from the NYC Department of Education who will be dishing out all the latest info on education policies, initiatives, and resources. Plus, you’ll get the chance to ask your burning questions and get straight answers from the source!

Whether you’re a parent, student, teacher, or just someone who cares about education in your community, this is the perfect opportunity to get involved and stay informed. So come and join the conversation! We can’t wait to see you there. (Virtually)


The East Harlem Community Partnership is supported by Union Settlement and funded by the NYC Administration for Children’s Services.