Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc.

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy
  • Employment


2854 Frederick Douglass BoulevardNew York, NY 10039 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

HCCI is committed to the holistic revitalization of Harlem providing economic development opportunities and empowerment of Harlem residents to rebuild their community.


Formed in 1986, HCCI is a diverse inter-faith consortium of over 80 congregations established to revitalize the physical, economic, cultural and spiritual conditions of the Harlem community. HCCI has made a substantial impact on the social and living conditions prevalent in Harlem by developing low to moderate income housing; creating supportive health and human service facilities and programs; providing commercial development opportunities to local businesses; and expanding cultural programs. HCCI is also committed to assisting families and individuals living with HIV/AIDS by providing housing, group support, cultural and recreational services as well as advocacy and prevention programs. A not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) corporation governed by a Board of Directors, and relies for support on grants, donations and income from investments. HCCI provides a grass roots response from the religious community to the cries of the poor and the struggling middle class in one of the most densely populated and economically disempowered communities in the nation.


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