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  • January 2016

    Jambo Harambee Family!
    We have just finished celebrating the Kwanzaa holiday (Dec 26-Jan1) and I hope you had time to share Kwanzaa and the Nguzo Saba (seven principles) with your loved ones. Kwanzaa (meaning first fruits) is an African-American cultural holiday founded 50 years ago that brings us together to celebrate our common culture and our African heritage.

    Kwanzaa and the beginning of a new year are an excellent time for us to reflect on the fact that the spirit and principles of Kwanzaa are the same spirit and principles on which Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School was founded.

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    Cover Your Nose and MouthCover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw it away. If a tissue is not available, cover your nose and mouth with your sleeve, not your hand.
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  • Food and Nutrition Service

    Find Summer Meals in Your Community

    Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the Philadelphia Region throughout the summer while school is out of session. Use the link below to find a site near you.


Karibu! (Welcome)

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Our Mission

Our Mission is “Education for Self Reliance”. We fulfill our mission by offer a challenging education with high expectations without pre-requisites, creating a model for community controlled education ... Learn More...
Harambee Institute was developed to encourage children from kindergarten through eighth grade to fully participate in the exploration of science and technology.  Harambees’ vision is to use knowledge of science and technology as a means of promoting self-reliance in the African American community specifically and the world community in general.


Harambee Wellness Committee Meeting

Harambee will hold its first Wellness Committee Meeting on Tue Apr 19, 2016 12pm – 1:30p in the Harambee Institute Charter School Conference Room
The purpose of the Committee is to improve the health, well-being and quality of life for all students and staff attending, and working at, Harambee.
Items on the Agenda will be:
• Nutritional Education
• Physical Development/Education and
• Health Education
We encourage all interested parties to attend



Harambee Grows Farm to School with Seed Change

This year, our students will have more time in the garden along with farm field trips, thanks to a new initiative from the National farm to School Network. Harambee has been selected to participate in Seed Change and awarded a 5,000 mini grant funded by the Walmart Foundation to increase our farm to school activities.

Our #Seed Change mini grant will kick off farm to school activities with a "Harambee Farmer's Market", September 29th (Back to School Night). We are very excited to share our news. We hope to see you all at our healthy, happy, Farmer's Market.

Upcoming Calendar Events

30 May 2016
Ancestor's Day - school & office closed
30 May 2016
03:30PM - 06:00PM
31 May 2016
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Parent meeting
01 Jun 2016
12:00PM - 04:00PM
Noon dismissal
02 Jun 2016
09:00AM - 11:00AM
Move up Day
02 Jun 2016
06:00PM - 08:00PM
Friends of Harambee
07 Jun 2016
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Awards Assembly

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Our Address:
640 N. 66th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19151
Phone: 215-472-8770
Hours of Operation:
Monday. to Friday, 8am to 5pm

AKAN National Day of Service

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Track Team

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