Booker T. Washington Learning Center

  • NY


325 East 101st Street
New York
United States

About Us

Founded in 1986, by the late Rev. Leroy Ricksy, the Booker T. Washington Learning Center (“Booker T.”) has maintained and strengthened its mission: “to break the cycle of inadequate education, poverty and despair, which pervades East Harlem, while working to maintain a viable and hopeful community.” Beginning with only a handful of children and dedicated volunteers, Booker T. has grown to serve over 250 children and families a year, and offer an array of programs that include a Pre-school, Afterschool, College Preparation, Summer Camp and Literacy Enrichment. Often considered by our families, as a “second home, second family and second school” Booker T.’s enriching year round youth programs help seriously at-risk school-age children, adolescents and young adults who are from fragile families. Beyond academics Booker T. works to provide a nourishing atmosphere for emotional and spiritual well-being, a haven to fall back to and rely on. Many students and their families remain with Booker T. from elementary school, through the end of high school and beyond.