ECDO, Inc's Forever Harlem movement embraces all that is new and exciting about Harlem and its continued growth and revitalization. We have successful, relevant and hands on experience providing services that speak to the needs of all of Harlem's residents, be it children through ECDO Early Childhood Education and Daycare Services including Universal Pre-K; Young Adults through our Youth Mentoring Program and all residents of Harlem through our Employment Services and the extensive development of Affordable Housing and Home Ownership.

Housing and Community Development 

ECDO, Inc. emerged as a principal in tenant organizing in 1989, when TIL (Tenant Interim Lease) tenants and local civic leaders formed the Community Board # 9/TIL Coalition. Since then, ECDO’s involvement in issues involving affordable housing has been ongoing. ECDO has developed over 600 units of affordable housing throughout Harlem and over 20,000-sq. ft. of commercial storefront.

Listed below are projects that ECDO has developed into affordable rental and first homeowner housing opportunities

Early Learn Childhood Education

ECDO, in conjunction with ECDO Head Start, developed a new full-day year-round child care center that is located at 249 West 144th St. We offer services to preschool children 3-5 years old. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support. Also, attend one of our Monthly Open House & Tour occurring on the last Monday of each month from 9 am to 10 am (ID Required).

ECDO is committed to the safety, health, and welfare of our clients and students. Thus, all ECDO staff are required to be fully vaccinated. 

High School Youth


Our High School Youth Program, Forever Harlem After School Enrichment provides academic support and enrichment to all high school students from grade through 12. In addition, The Counselor Advocate engages in  mentoring students and helping students to become college ready. We are currently working with students from Harlem Village Academy High School. If you are a student at HVA and would like to apply to our program, click the link below.

Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.