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HCCI Gala 

The 13th Annual "Let Us Break Bread Together" Awards Dinner 

Left to Right:  Rev. Dennis Dillon (honoree), Jean Nash Wells(honoree) , Captain Paul Washington (honoree), Amie Kiros (honoree), Rev. Charles A. Curtis Ed.D. (presenter and Chair of HCCI) and Commissioner Rosemonde Pierre-Louis (honoree).


Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI) celebrated its 13th Annual “Let Us Break Bread Together” Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Marina del Rey in Throgs Neck, NY. The elegant waterside ballroom played host to an array of powerful guests including business owners, civic and community leaders, such as Council Members Inez E. Dickens (Council District 9), Rev. Georgiette Morgan-Thomas (Chair of Manhattan Community Board 9) and others. 

Financial Empowerment Day 



Just a reminder...I will be seeing you all next Friday!
Many thanks to all for agreeing to participate in our Fourth Annual Empowerment Day! And just incase you have forgotten anything, let me review the details...
We will be providing light food (sandwiches) and drinks (water) for all throughout the day!



1) If you wish to ship any brochures etc. to us in advance of April 25 please send them to:

      Anne Lehmann
      2nd Floor
      Science, Industry and Business Library
      188 Madison Avenue
      New York, NY 10016

      Please clearly mark it  Financial Empowerment Day.


2)On April 25th, the Library's doors will open at 11a.m. As Financial Empowerment Day begins at 11 a.m. If you are tabling, please try to arrive earlier so you will have time to set up. The tables are 4' X 2'. And yes, if you have a table cover it will look great!


Please enter the Library at 188 Madison Ave between 34th and 35th Streets.


3) Speakers please bring your presentations on a Flash Drive. Microsoft 2010 is the version of Power Point that is available on our computers. If you can not use a Flash Drive, please send the presentation to me in advance and we will save it to the appropriate computer.


Please let me know if this is a problem as soon as possible.


4) I have attached a flyer with a detailed schedule. Speakers please confirm when your presentation begins and please arrive about 15 minutes in advance so we can help you settle into your room.


5) The Library's doors close promptly at 6:00 pm


6) I would greatly appreciate it if you would pass the flyer along to any and all that you think might benefit from these programs. That would be everybody...client, friends, neighbors etc.


7) Any other thoughts, questions, please let me know as soon as


If you would like more information, scroll down to view the flyer

Harlem Revive!: A Community Day of Unity

2014 Recap!


Hundreds of Harlemites poured into the Bradhurst neighborhood’s Jackie Robinson Park Amphitheater on Saturday, July 19th to participate in Harlem Revive!: A Community Day of Unity. Presented by Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI) this community affair was designed to offer a social, emotional, spiritual and financial health revival for Harlem community residents.


Conceived and produced by Rev. Dr. Charles Butler, HCCI’s Vice President of Equitable Development, Harlem Revive united local businesses which accepted job applications at the event; local clergy who offered words of encouragement; youth groups that entertained the children with arts and crafts; and community leaders and local residents who exemplified a spirit of love and community engagement.


“Today was a combined effort to empower local residents and engage them in their own edification,” said Dr. Butler. “The budget was slim, and a team of nearly 20 local residents volunteered for weeks to make this happen.” Harlem Revive! served HCCI’s mission to empower Harlemites and rebuild communities and the idea for the event came from divine inspiration.


Participating businesses included HSBC and Carver Bank which provided financial literacy information. Dunkin Donuts, Popeyes, Sweet Mama’s, Fine Fair Supermarket, Pathmark, Pioneer Supermarket, Manna’s Restaurant, Jacob’s Restaurant, Melba Restaurant, Domino’s Pizza, Charmain of Crude Foods, Starbuck’s and Subway donated food and beverages. Health screenings and information were provided by Harlem Hospital, Lincoln Hospital, Ryan Center Outreach Mobile, C.O.P.E., Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, WIC, American Heart Association and the Commission on Human Rights. Businesses such as Gap Clothing Store, Ashley Stewart, Lane Bryant, Access Wireless, Duane Reade Pharmacy and Avon tabled at the function in search of local employees.


Media Coverage

Participate in Harlem Revive! - Day of Unity 


10th HCCI Jamboree!

To view the pictures from the Jamboree click here 

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