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Restorative Justice + Action
It is an exciting and complex time to be fostering community in Harlem. It is our deeply held belief that communities are shaped by and for the people who belong to them, which seeds our commitment to creating experiences that are inclusive and accessible to those who walk through our doors—as well as those we have yet to meet.

REFLECTION + DIALOGUE

We host a variety of programs designed to hold space for people from different racial, economic, and religious experiences. These programs focus on uplifting marginalized voices and allowing members of our community to share their experiences both among themselves and across social/cultural boundaries. Some examples of these types of programs include:

  • Monthly Social + Racial Justice Discussion Group with Ruth Messinger
  • Panels and performances featuring community artists, local clergy and nonprofit leaders, and local businesspeople
  • Multifaith roundtable convenings for local community members
 

SERVICE, LEARNING + ADVOCACY

We care deeply about service and taking action in our community. Through our partnership with Repair the World, we host regular volunteer opportunities with various service-providing agencies throughout Harlem, including:

  • Harlem Grown
  • East Harlem Tutorial Program
  • Mandala Café
  • Hunger Free America
  • Community Kitchen and Food Pantry of West Harlem

#MLKEVERYDAY

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. serves as a moral and ethical framework for much of our justice and equity-related work. We honor Dr. King’s legacy by engaging in service, learning, and advocacy—not just one day a year, but every day.

 
Support JCC Harlem
This is your place. As we continue to grow, your thoughts and ideas are invaluable in shaping our direction. If you want to chat—we want to hear from you. If you are interested in playing a leadership role in defining the future of JCC Harlem, we would love to have your voice at the table. Contact Director of Engagement Adina Schwartz at adina@jccharlem.org.