Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School

Harambee’s parents and guardians are invited to attend a Zoom meeting to learn the specifics of our plan and answer your questions about our 2020-2021 School Opening. Please sign up using Sign Up Genius. The details are included in the attached flyer.

Harambee Institute and all offices will be closed on
Friday, July 3, 2020

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:

  1. Greatness: Pursuit of excellence in all we do
  2. Accountability: Owning what we do and who we are
  3. Innovation: Open to new ideas with a growth mindset
  4. Integrity: Honesty, transparency, and unity in all we do
COMMUNITY HEADLINES
Student Learning Packets Available

Student Learning Packets Available

To our Harambee parents and families: Please scroll down on the homepage and click on "Educational Packets" to access work that students may complete while at home. This information is also available on Class Dojo. For questions or concerns, please reach out to your...

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POSTPONED: Annual Literacy Night

POSTPONED: Annual Literacy Night

While there have been no cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) at Harambee Institute of Science and Technology, we are taking all necessary precautions to protect the health and well-being of the members of our school community. To this end, our Annual Literacy Night on...

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POSTPONED: Fundraising Gala 2020

POSTPONED: Fundraising Gala 2020

Each year our school relies upon support from our community leaders to help our teachers and staff provide many excellent and enriching educational opportunities to our students. This is a fundraiser gala page, where we are launching our 2020 board of directors drive....

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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. Lets pull together for our kids and our community!
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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. Read MoreVideo