Our Mission, Vision, and Core Values
Harambee Institute exists to offer our community an education with a focus on the origins, current status, and future of the African world.
Our mission is to educate students to succeed as global citizens with a clear awareness of “who I am, where I am from, where I am going, and how I get there.”
Our vision is a collective and informed African American community utilizing science and technology as a means of promoting education for self-reliance, locally and globally.
Our core values are:
Greatness: Pursuit of excellence in all we do
Accountability: Owning what we do and who we are
Innovation: Open to new ideas with a growth mindset
Integrity: Honesty, transparency, and unity in all we do
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A message from the CEO
"Hard work beats Talent
When talent doesn't work hard"
Education for Self-Reliance
Help us build something great. HISTCS teachers, staff, and advisory groups are working hard everyday to create a high-quality student experience. If you’re a parent, community leader, or part of a larger organization we urge you to sign up for one of our volunteer or sponsorship opportunities, or attend any of our upcoming events. Let’s pull together for our kids and our community!Get Involved
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.Read More