WHAT WE DO
We donate resources to the students and the public schools of Harlem; we give school supplies to students, iPads and computers to schools, laptops to top performing students, funds for the arts, health and wellness programs, and much needed resources to support the success of the schools and its students.
Our mission is to provide much needed resources to Harlem’s public schools and its students so that Harlem’s students can learn, compete and achieve in an increasingly competitive environment with students around the world who have a competitive advantage because of access to technology and resources that the students and schools of Harlem do not have. Our mission is to level the playing field so Harlem’s students and schools can reach their full potential and feel the success they are capable of and want so much to achieve.
FPSH has its roots going back to 2004, when Gerald and Sheryl Migdol formed the Migdol Family Foundation, which, among other activities, donates school supplies and computers to students in Harlem public schools; in 2008, Gerald, Sheryl, Aaron and Jessica Migdol formed the Daniel Migdol Memorial Fund in honor of Daniel Migdol, who tragically passed away in 2008. In 2014, the Migdol Family assembled leaders in Harlem from various backgrounds to form Friends of Public School Harlem to focus intensely on improving the public schools in Harlem.
Friends of Public School Harlem is comprised of a board of passionate, dedicated members of the Harlem community who raise the level of academic resources and achievement in the Harlem public schools. We’re proud to have a board comprised of educators, business leaders, philanthropists, spiritual leaders of diverse faiths, musicians, artists, lawyers and community leaders.
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