Hire Harlem is your resource to identify and support businesses that uplift the Harlem community. Use our searchable database and location map to find businesses that hire locally, revinest in the community or are owned by historically underrepresented groups. Read our stories about their philanthropic efforts, attend our events, get involved!
Wealth disparities have existed for generations. More recently, gentrification has widened inequities by increasing housing and commercial real estate costs as well as the price of basic goods. Without a concentrated effort from ALL community members, gentrification will continue to push out small businesses as well as long-time residents. Below are the facts on the ground:
One person can’t do much to stop these huge economic forces but collectively our everyday actions can make an impact. If you decide to support businesses that create local jobs, give back to the community, or are owned by historically underrepresented groups, then WE can increase equality. Below is our approach to that end.
We have a several next steps including: