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Our Mission & Vision

African centered education is concerned with the origins, current status, and future of the African world. Our daily interactions prepare students to participate as global citizens, helping them develop the skills to deal with all types of people with a clear awareness of “who I am and where I am from.” From this mission we envision a collective and informed African American community utilizing science and technology as a means of promoting self-reliance both locally and in the wider world.


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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