Empowering Our Community

Leadership Academy

Founded by the Riverside Church in 1961, the Riverside Hawks have been a staple program in the Harlem community. We provide an opportunity for youth to use basketball as a vehicle to improve academic outcomes and in turn, improve career prospects. Through some transitions, the program has now expanded its programming to support not only its basketball players but any young person in our local community. The Riverside Hawks Board and The Riverside Church leaders have fortified the program and provided the infrastructure that allows us to hire staff that can focus on the academic needs of our male and female student-athletes, while still also offering excellent basketball training.

Saturday Night Lights

Founded by the Riverside Church in 1961, the Riverside Hawks have been a staple program in the Harlem community. We provide an opportunity for youth to use basketball as a vehicle to improve academic outcomes and in turn, improve career prospects. Through some transitions, the program has now expanded its programming to support not only its basketball players but any young person in our local community. The Riverside Hawks Board and The Riverside Church leaders have fortified the program and provided the infrastructure that allows us to hire staff that can focus on the academic needs of our male and female student-athletes, while still also offering excellent basketball training.
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Youth Strategies Division

We are proud to partner with the Youth Strategies Division provides programs for young people to reduce youth violence, prevent drug use, promote child safety, and improve relationships between police and young people, with a special emphasis on at-risk individuals

Riverside's Summer Academy

From August 9th – 27th , we will be holding our Riverside Hawks Leadership Academy Monday-Friday. The academic sessions will consist of 2 weeks of robotics, where youth will build, code, and drive the robots around! On the basketball side, each day they will receive training by USA certified basketball coaches teaching the game in a fun an engaging way. 

26th Precinct Partnership

In conjunction with the 26th Precinct, we have participated in providing support in events such as their Back-to-School Drives, Turkey Drives, clothing, and toy giveaways.