Announcement of 2021 CBG Recipients

The West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) is pleased to announce the 2021 Community Benefits Grants cycle (2021 CBG), awarding $1.5m to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations (NPOs) providing services to Manhattan District 9 (MCD9). Sectors include: Affordable Housing, Arts & Culture, Senior, Youth, and Workforce Development. “WHDC is happy to fund 85 qualified not-for-profit organizations with over […]

Pandemic Relief Info for Nonprofits and Small Businesses

NONPROFIT & SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT West Harlem Development Corporation recognizes the strain on businesses caused by the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to pass on relevant resources to help guide our fellow nonprofits and small businesses through it all. Want to know when your business can reopen? Check out the New York […]

WHDC Congratulates P2A Graduates!

“P2A helped make a dream since high school come true.” Jason O. “You changed my life more than you know.” Vennie G. West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) supported Pathways to Apprenticeship (P2A) has successfully completed its 2020 Upper Manhattan Direct Entry Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship program. In a virtual ceremony held on Friday, December 11, 2020, 20 upper […]

Culinary Training Program – Paid Apprenticeship

Interested in a paid apprenticeship leading to a career as a line cook in a restaurant kitchen? Contact West Harlem Skills Training Center today. First Course NYC is a 14-week culinary training program that will prepare and connect qualified New Yorkers to jobs as an entry-level Line Cook and clear pathways to advancement and higher […]

WHDC Moves Forward on Affordable Housing

After years of missed opportunities due to a combination of low availability and rising costs of land in Manhattan, specifically West Harlem, WHDC has finally found a site ripe for affordable housing development. On July 29, 2019, WHDC invested $2 million in a partnership to develop 169 low-income affordable units in Harlem. The joint venture […]

WHDC Welcomes Sixth Cohort of Columbia Community Scholars

On Monday, October 15, 2018 a reception was held in honor of the new cohort of Columbia Community Scholars (CCS). Started in 2013 as part of the 2009 Community Benefits Agreement, members of the Northern Manhattan community apply for the opportunity to access Columbia’s resources and facilities while pursuing their “lifelong learning aspirations” (website). The […]

2018 Second Cycle Grant Application Announcement

Good afternoon, West Harlem Development Corporation announces the release of the 2018 Second Cycle grant application to fund programs in the following areas: Affordable Housing; Community Facilities (including Arts and Culture, Environment, Transportation, and Historic Preservation); Education & Youth Development; and Workforce and Economic Development Applicant organizations may request one-year grant ranging from $5,000 to […]