The Riverside Hawks Program has been a staple in the Harlem community since it was created in 1961. Our mission is to improve the lives, academic opportunities, and career prospects of the young people in our community by using sports as a vehicle. Especially now as we emerge from two crises, the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing necessity for wide-reaching social justice, the work of the Riverside Hawks is even more essential. Almost 70% of the 600+ children we serve come from the Washington Heights, Harlem, and Bronx neighborhoods.
The strength of our basketball program is legendary and nationally recognized. Our alumni roster includes NBA players such as Donovan Mitchell, Ty Jerome, Eric Paschal, Chris Mullin, Tiny Archibald, Kenny Smith, Kenny Anderson, Ed Pinckney, Metta World Peace, Elton Brand, and Malik Sealy. However, our core mission always remains helping boys and girls attain better academic outcomes and opportunities. Our students have excelled off the court.
Emily & Clarence Anderson
Deb & Jeff Bailey
Erika Irish Brown & Frank Brown, Jr.
Derek & Regina Ferguson
Erik & Jackie Gershwind
Phil & Anne Isom
Scott & Amy Jaffee
Rick & Jennifer Lerner
Scott Mills / BET
Karen & Howard Sanders
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If you would like to show your support via check, please make payments payable to the Riverside Hawks Hope Health and Hoops Corporation and mail them to
Attn: Christopher Snell
91 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10027
For additional information, please call Christopher Snell at 917-554-0549 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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