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  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Employment
  • Sports & Recreation


345 East 102nd StreetSuite 301New York, NY 10029 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We provide at-risk families and children living in Harlem, East Harlem and the South Bronx with integrated programming that uses a positive approach, harnesses individual strengths and fosters responsibility, self-esteem, initiative and the development of life skills.


Reaching over 7,600 children and 1,000 families annually via 23 program sites, SCAN-Harbor is the largest youth service provider in the communities we serve.

Traditional youth and family service providers typically target their client's problems and then terminate program delivery at the resolution of the presenting problem.

SCAN-Harbor takes a different approach and considers the traditional "point of resolution" as a beginning. SCAN employs a strength-based, empowerment-focused method to build upon strengths and move our children and their families toward positive goals.

The agency has been led by its Executive Director, Lewis Zuchman, an original 1961 Freedom Rider, since 1987.

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