Educational Institutions

Village Academies, Inc.

  • New York, NY
  • http://harlemvillageacademies.org/

Mission Statement

We are a community of educators in Harlem, working to revolutionize public education in our nation by building a K-12 public school district and an educators’ institute, based on the ideals of progressive pedagogy. Our goal is to deliver a first-rate educational experience that is personally rewarding to students and empowers them to achieve in school and in life.

Service Areas

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New York

Harlem Village Academies reaches out to the neediest youth through a public lottery that has no selection criteria: any student in Harlem has an equal chance of admission, regardless of ability. HVA strives to serve Harlem’s neediest students yet with rigorous academics and a strict, nurturing environment, all make major strides.

ruling year

2003

Founder and CEO

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Dr. Deborah Kenny

Keywords

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Public School, Charter School, Middle School, High School, Elementary School, New York City, Education Reform, Harlem

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Also Known As

Harlem Village Academies

EIN

13-4186070

Physical Address

35 West 124th Street 5th Floor

New York, NY 10035

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Secondary/High School (B25)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Service Areas

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New York

Harlem Village Academies reaches out to the neediest youth through a public lottery that has no selection criteria: any student in Harlem has an equal chance of admission, regardless of ability. HVA strives to serve Harlem’s neediest students yet with rigorous academics and a strict, nurturing environment, all make major strides.

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VILLAGE ACADEMIES NETWORK INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Village Academies, Inc.

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Founder and CEO

Dr. Deborah Kenny

BIO

Deborah Kenny is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Harlem Village Academies, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential educational entrepreneurs in the country. Under her leadership, HVA has become a national model for education reform.

Oprah Magazine named Kenny one of the most powerful women in the country, calling her a “visionary educator,” and Esquire selected her for its annual “Best and Brightest” issue. She is featured regularly on national television and print media, such as the NBC Nightly News, Fox News, CBS Evening News, NPR, Morning Joe, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, The Economist, The Huffington Post, and others.

Kenny holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University in comparative international education and a B.A. Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Born to Rise: A Story of Children and Teachers Reaching Their Highest Potential. Kenny is the mother of three grown children and she lives in New York City.

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