Friends of Public School Harlem (FPSH) is a non-profit that provides badly needed basic resources to Harlem's public schools and its students.  To date, FPSH, in partnership with the Migdol Family Foundation, has donated over $500,000 and given over 15,000 school supply kits for kids, 500 computers and iPads and college scholarship funds to top performing students at local Harlem public schools.

our mission

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.


donated to first responders and families since pandemic hit

4,000 Backpacks & School Supplies

donated to Harlem children in 2020 to help them get ready for school

5,000 MEALS

provided for Harlem families to combat food hardship during health crisis


donated to the Uptown Dance Academy Inc. in East Harlem since 2007 to support dance education

15,000 backpacks & school supply kits

provided to Harlem children prior to 2020 to help them prepare for school


donated to the Pelham Fritz Scholarship Fund in Central Harlem since 2008 to fund scholarships for Harlem students


donated to Opus 118 Harlem School of Music to buy musical instruments for Harlem students


awarded to Harlem students for academic achievement in 2020

“Thanks to your generosity, the young ladies and young men of our district were provided with an opportunity to further expand their breadth and depth of knowledge in a collaborative and innovative manner. The experiences that our students were exposed to will be cemented in their hearts and minds for years to come.”

- Danika Rux, District 5 Superintendent

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