EDUCATION FOR SELF-RELIANCE

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The Harambee Institute Science and Technology Charter School program can be best described as a culturally-based non-graded model designed to reshape the science and technical experiences of children during their first eight years in school. In this technical environment students will learn values and self-disciplines, language arts, science and mathematics applied from a cultural frame of reference and thematic teaching.

Mission: Harambee Institute was developed to encourage children from kindergarten through eighth grade to fully participate in the exploration of science and technology. Harambees’ vision is to use knowledge of science and technology as a means of promoting self-reliance in the African American community specifically and the world community in general.

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HASA LEGO Robotics Team Wins First Place in Competition

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, the HASA Lego Robotics Team (HASA Maroboti) competed in the First Lego League competition, which took place at Penn Alexander Elementary School. The team tackled a full day of activities and competitive challenges which included 3 oral...

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Founded in 1973, HISTCS is Pennsylvania’s first African-centered charter school

The Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School (HISTCS) was established as one of Philadelphia’s first public charter schools and Pennsylvania’s first African-centered charter school.
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