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Congrats to Harlem RBI, Prince Harry is visiting East Harlem today

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It’s been all over the news. A Prince will be in Harlem today! According to several online reports, Prince Harry will be in East Harlem to visit Harlem RBI for some baseball and to promote the program. That’s so wonderful for them! Way to go Harlem RBI! That’s a home run!

“For more than 20 years Harlem RBI has been serving the neighborhood.  The organization started by reclaiming an abandoned garbage filled lot and turning it into 2 baseball diamonds that would become true fields of dreams for disadvantaged kids in East Harlem.”

If you’re not familiar with Harlem RBI, visit prior posts here to learn more.

Tweet of the Week: Harlem RBI seeking volunteers


Navigating the Twitter-sphere, one can be drowned in information, especially on Harlem. There is a ton of great info out there. However, some Harlem info on Twitter pops out. In Tweet of the Week, a new series on HarlemGal Inc, Harlem RBI rises to the top and the first to be featured. They simply tweeted recently, “Volunteer at Harlem RBI. You can coach these kids!” When you open up the link, its an adorable photo of kids in their baseball uniforms. So cute! (See above)

If you’re interested in volunteering at Harlem RBI, so you can “coach these kids” to be winners on and off the field,  fill out their volunteer form. “Harlem RBI is always looking for dedicated volunteers.” Check it out. Maybe that’s you?

Harlem RBI honored with Nonprofit Excellence Award

The winners of the 2012 New York Community Trust/New York Magazine Nonprofit Excellence Awards were announced yesterday, November 15th, in New York City and a Harlem organization received one of the three top honors. Harlem RBI, which uses the power of teams to coach, teach and inspire inner-city youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams, received the Silver Prize Award. Richard Berlin, Executive Director and Kenneth Rosh, Board Chairman-shown in the photo below-accepted the award and a $10,000 prize. Harlem RBI won the Prize for Excellent Communications in 2008 and has now been recognized for its outstanding management practices.

The Gold Prize Award went to Red Hook Initiative in Brooklyn and the Bronze Prize Award went to Open Door Family Medical Center in Ossining, NY. Each winner also received scholarships towards tuition at Programs in Social Enterprise in Executive Education at Columbia Business School, valued at a total of $18,000.

The Nonprofit Excellence Awards honor outstanding management practices and encourage innovation and communications among New York’s diverse nonprofit community. A Selection Committee of 28 nonprofit experts choose these three organizations from an original group of 50 applicants.

Congrats to Harlem RBI! Way to go!