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Focus World Cup excitement on Harlem

The world’s celebration of the World Cup in Brazil is a great opportunity to leverage the excitement and energy to help the Harlem community.  Take a moment to learn about and support FC Harlem.

FC Harlem is a community youth development organization  using  “The World’s Game” as a platform to develop L.I.O.NS Leaders In Our Neighborhoods™

Their mission is to give underserved youth the skills and support they need to be fearless in life.  They use soccer as the means to connect with young people both on and off the field.  Through sport, they instill resilience, integrity, responsibility, compassion and a team mentality.  Through academic and leadership programs, they deliver knowledge and experiences that propel young people to new levels of success.  They serve youth in Harlem, Washington Heights and Bronx with a particular focus on our Black and Latino population.

Their vision is to envision a world in which all young people are entirely free to build successful, fulfilling lives; a world where they are encouraged and fully prepared to become global citizens, confident leaders and role models to their peers.

via FC HARLEM LIONS – ABOUT US.

 

First East Harlem International Film Festival starts June 1


By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
There are several international film festivals that take place throughout New York City. However, how many actually take place uptown in Harlem? Not that many that I am aware of. Now Harlemites do not have to look or go far to see films from all over the world. We have an opportunity to see intelligent films for one week right in our own barrio-thanks to the East Harlem International Film Festival (EHIFF)!

The East Harlem International Film Festival will feature more than 40 films from June 1-5 in Spanish Harlem. The films that have been selected for this year’s festival come from as far away as China, India, Russia, Brazil and more! In addition, EHIFF will pay tribute to the late great Tito Puente, feature educational panels on the business of casting films, film distribution, and the process of filmmaking.

Based on their program, it appears they are offering an insightful agenda as well as recognizing the community. This is the first year for the East Harlem International Film Festival. So let’s get out there and support them! Click here to purchase tickets!