Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship Program is an Important Step Toward Ending AIDS in New York State by 2020

For Immediate Release January 3, 2017 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- Today Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled his groundbreaking Excelsior Scholarship program, which would make college tuition-free at all New York City and State University two- and four-year programs for an estimated 940,000 households with college-age children. "Governor Andrew Cuomo's Excelsior Scholarship program is a critical step toward increasing access to higher education and improving the earning potential and lives of thousands of ...

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Rest In Peace and Power Don McVinney

Donald McVinney (photo via MySpace)
Yesterday, we received the news that we lost a very special member of the Harlem United family. Don McVinney wasn’t only a long-time staff member, he was a beloved supporter, advocate, and friend to staff and clients alike. We are all deeply shocked and saddened by his untimely death. It will take significant time for the reality of his passing to sink in for many of us. I first met Don when I joined Harlem United in 2010. He and I taught HIPAA and confidentiality trainings together, and I quickly grew to respect and admire him. I watched the way he interacted with ...

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Harlem United’s 2016 Year In Review

Vocational Education program graduates
Highlights from a busy 2016 at Harlem United!

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Finding the Greatest Love of All at Harlem United

Brian West
"Harlem United was the bridge that helped me take back my uncontrolled life."

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Harlem United on World AIDS Day 2016: Celebrate. Fight. Never Forget.

On December 1, Harlem United joined hundreds of New Yorkers to commemorate World AIDS Day 2016 at the new AIDS Memorial Park at St. Vincent’s Triangle.

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World AIDS Day 2016: How We’re Working to End AIDS

  • Photo of event attendees from World AIDS Day 2015
An estimated 37 million people in the world are living with HIV/AIDS, including an estimated 1.2 million Americans.

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Reflecting on Transgender Day of Remembrance

On Trans Day of Remembrance, remembering those we've lost
Trans Day of Remembrance honors those who can no longer take to the streets with us because anti-trans violence took them from us.

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Outraged About The Election? 7 Things You Can Do

Our next president ran a campaign based on fear and hate, and his supporters include our country’s most notorious hate groups.

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The Results Are In. Now What?

Now more than ever, we need to channel our emotion and core values into action.

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Why So Many of Us Don’t Vote — And Why We Must

Harlem United clients attend a presidential debate viewing at the Apollo Theater.
Are we a nation that values the hard-fought right to vote for everyone, or will we continue to leave those affected by racism, ability status, and economic insecurity behind?

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