Harmony Education and Life Partners (H.E.L.P.) is a community-based organization that provides integrated and comprehensive services, in a sustained way, to the children and families of Irvington, New Jersey.
Our goal is to design and provide effective programs throughout the lives of our families. Our services touch on every aspect of a healthful, positive, and successful life—including education, family, community, health, arts, culture, and recreation. They are designed to sustain young people as they progress into adulthood and independent lives of their own.
Learning begins at birth. Children’s earliest experiences set the stage for school success and adult productivity. H.E.L.P has developed various programs specifically surrounding early childhood development to teach and engage parents and guardians in getting kids school-ready.
We take an integrative approach to strengthening the community by organizing neighborhood institutions from the bottom up.
We find best practices and program models that address urban poverty and violence and adapt them to Irvington’s needs and particularities. We seek to partner and collaborate with other organizations to maximize resources.
We believe that in order for children to develop, thrive and succeed, their families must be supportive, healthy and strong.
We believe social skills are vital for communicating and interacting with others effectively.
Building character with strong social skills is essential to the success of our kids in both their academic and personal life.
We are committed to build pathways through our community and provide new experiences and resources that will support our families to thrive and prosper.
We aim and advocate to continuously improving child care quality within the Irvington NJ community through collaborations with community leaders, organizations, stakeholders and educators.
We provide integrated and comprehensive services that support healthy physical, emotional and mental lifestyles to our families.
Our emphasis is to find the best practices and program models that address urban poverty and violence and adapt them to Irvington’s needs and particularities. We seek to partner with other organizations and foundations, when possible, to maximize resources. It is when we build pathways and create a wellspring of community engagement and pride that we will disrupt and break the cycle of poverty that has plagued and continues to be the description of our community in Irvington.