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Rebuilding the East Harlem Center

**NOTICE**

SOIL TESTING OF THE EAST HARLEM CENTER PROPERTY WILL TAKE PLACE FROM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, JUNE 10 UNTIL FRIDAY, JUNE 28 FROM 8 AM UNTIL 4 PM EACH DAY.

This is one of the first steps towards the construction of the new East Harlem Center. Geotechnical engineering is the process of investigating subsurface conditions and materials and provides critical information for the structural design of the building.  Once the Geotech investigation is completed, a report is created and then submitted to the architect and the structural engineer as part of the final architectural design.

For more information please email: eastharlem@childrensaid.nyc

or call the Director of Facilities Operations at 212-949-4924.

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**AVISO**

PRUEBAS DE SUELO DE LA PROPIEDAD DEL CENTRO DE EAST HARLEM OCURRIRÁ DEL LUNES AL VIERNES, 10 DE JUNIO HASTA EL VIERNES 28 DE JUNIO DE 8 A.M. HASTA 4 P.M. CADE DIA.

Este es uno de los primeros pasos hacia la construcción del nuevo Centro de East Harlem. Ingeniería geotécnica es una procesa de investigar las condiciones subsuperficiales y materiales y provee información crítica para el diseño estructural del edificio. Una vez la investigación de ingeniería está completa, se crea un informe y entonces entregado a un arquitecto y el ingeniero estructural como una parte del diseño arquitectónico final. 

Para más información, por favor email eastharlem@childrensaid.nyc

O llama El Director de Operaciones y Facilidades a 212-949-4924

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Join us for our next East Harlem Center Community Advisory Committee Meeting to receive an update on the East Harlem Community Center rebuild plan.

Date:          Thursday, July 11

Time:          6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location:    East Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center 

Questions? Email eastharlem@childrensaid.nyc


Rebuilding Together

For more than 60 years, Children’s Aid has served the East Harlem community, and our commitment to the children, youth, and families of East Harlem remains unwavering.

We are temporarily closing the East Harlem Center so that we can rebuild. The existing center, which is nearly 100 years old and needs significant refurbishing, will be replaced with a modern facility that responds to community needs and priorities, and enables Children's Aid to deliver high-quality programs in the kind of facility the community deserves. ​

Last August, as we were completing our community engagement process and preparing for the September Block Party, local elected officials, Mount Sinai representatives, and the real estate developer asked Children's Aid to meet to discuss an alternative plan for the community and the East Harlem Center property. The original proposal by the real estate developer was luxury housing. However, at this meeting, the developer had a new proposal, a 10-story medical facility that would include new space for the Life Changers Church and Children's Aid.

Over four months, Children's Aid met with the East Harlem Center Community Advisory Committee to discuss the alternative proposal, the concerns and also the benefits to Children's Aid. Additionally, internally, Children's Aid staff were working diligently to finalize the programs and services of the new East Harlem Center, as well as determining costs for construction.

In a community meeting held on March 26, 2019, Children's Aid announced it was pursuing the rebuild of the East Harlem Center as part of a proposed new 10-story medical facility for Mount Sinai and new space for the Life Changers Church.

Children’s Aid is currently in negotiations to sell the open space portion of the East Harlem Center. The funds from the sale will be used solely to rebuild a new East Harlem Center—one that Children's Aid will own and is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act—and support Children's Aid programs in East Harlem. 


Members of the Community Advisory Committee

  • Michelle Booker, Office of Congressman Adriano Espaillat
  • Neven Cepeda, East Harlem resident and East Harlem Center youth participant
  • Pilar DeJesus, East Harlem resident
  • Raja Flores, Children’s Aid alumnus and doctor at Mt. Sinai
  • John Green, East Harlem resident and Community Board 11 member
  • Shana Harmongoff, Office of Senator Brian Benjamin
  • Ja’Nai Harris, East Harlem Center alumnus and kindergarten teacher
  • Gabriel Hernandez, Office of Assembly member Robert Rodriguez
  • Denise (Millie) Jerez, East Harlem Center alumnus and East Harlem Center resident
  • Nilsa Orama, Chair, Community Board 11
  • Pennylane Ortiz, East Harlem Center parent and Children’s Aid Trustee
  • Jose Rodriguez, East Harlem resident and East Harlem Center parent
  • Tammy Rodriguez, East Harlem resident and East Harlem Center parent
  • Chantanae Singletary, Office of Councilmember Diana Ayala


Community Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

October 25, 2018: English and Spanish

March 28, 2018

May 16, 2018


East Harlem Community Meeting Minutes

March 26, 2018


2019 Community Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule

July 11, 2019
 

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