We are a group of people determined to make a difference in our communities.
We see it every day, we live it every day. Angels of Harlem was birthed when the historic Samuel’s Temple of 125th Street, was displaced. Since that time, Sister Shirley has been consistent with services and programs once instituted at the historic Harlem site. The individuals of Angels of Harlem, are Doctors, Community Activists, Pastors, Sisters, Saints and Friends, that would like to continue to provide young adults and adults in the community greater access to real employment, education, training opportunities, and other services to improve their lives and keep away from gun and gang violence.
Sister Shirley’s, Samuel’s Temple, was a venue for any positive service or program and was an open door to people, companies, churches, artistic productions, community meetings, Doctor screenings and much more. Iesha Sekou often used the Temple to meet with youth and other communities to discuss various anti-gun and gang violence programs and to film various productions. This open door space proved successful in deterring the youth from street activities and provided a safe haven and growing center of activities. We get it, as we are in the community, of the community, and live in the communities. We must curve this vicious cycle from within. From day-to-day, these ladies roll up their sleeves and make it happen. Sister Shirley is currently teaching at a middle school on Webster Avenue and continues the outreach after school at 76 years young. Although Sister Shirley and others are continually filling the gap, the need is great and the laborers are few. Join us in resurrecting a center to house programs that continue to provide help, for individuals both young and old. Dr. Rachel Wellner felt the heart of Sister Shirley and is volunteering her time to help an aide to build the new center, and a way to redeem herself after the NYPD incident back in 2016.
Angels of Harlem is more than just another not for profit.
It encompasses the concern of each individual as a whole. We believe that we are here to help one another, and will be judged on those premises primarily. Our youth, young and old, need us now more than ever. With the digital social network era, they are bombarded with a host of negativity and sexuality choices, and we must combat those images in a constructive atmosphere. That’s why we have created Angels of Harlem to combine all of our resources in an to reach and help people of all ages and walks of life.
AOH is always looking for new Angels in the communities we serve! If you know of someone with the heart of an Angel, serving in our communities that can use the exposure and support of AOH please contact us. Thanks you for continued support of Angels of Harlem.