Harlem Children’s Zone

Working with the Harlem Children's Zone

My work with the Harlem Children’s Zone is made Possible by Cornell Sustainable Design

The Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) aims to end generational poverty by empowering children in Harlem, NYC, with the education they need to succeed.  As the director of Cornell University Sustainable Design, I assisted in the creation of a summer curriculum to focus on sustainable engineering practices.  I visited the Harlem Children’s Zone on multiple occasions to guest lecture about renewable energy, alternative building materials (like bamboo), and resource conservation.  While visiting, I also had the opportunity to assist the high school-aged students with the creation of several hands-on projects, including the construction of an aqueduct using recycled plastic bottles and bamboo shelters.