Harlem School of the Arts Renamed Herb Alpert Center After Co-Founder of A&M Records

On March 11, 2013, the Harlem School of the Arts’ iconic home in Harlem was officially named “The Harlem School of the Arts The Herb Alpert Center.”  The announcement that it will be naming its building to honor the generosity of Herb Alpert, Lani Hall Alpert and the Herb Alpert Foundation.

The Herb Alpert Foundation’s philanthropy since 2010 has been instrumental in rebuilding the school after a temporary closure. To date, HSA has been awarded a game-changing $6 million in grants from the Foundation. HSA, the community-based cultural and educational institution serving children and families of all backgrounds for nearly 50 years, will name its historic Hamilton Heights building on Monday, March 11, 2013 in the presence of HSA leadership, school alumni and alumna, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg with Herb Alpert and Lani Hall Alpert.

Herb Albert Center - Harlem School of the Arts


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  • Herb Alpert
  • Lani Hall Alpert
  • Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
  • Yvette L. Campbell, President and CEO, Harlem School of the Arts (HSA)
  • Congressman Charles Rangel
  • Phylicia Rashad, Tony Award-winning actress and singer, and former HSA Parent
  • N’Kenge, HSA alumna and actress in the ‘Motown the Musical,’ currently on Broadway

About The Harlem School of the Arts:

For nearly a half-century, the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of young people. Located in Harlem’s historic Hamilton Heights, this pioneering, world-class institution brings together music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and musical theatre instruction under one roof. Serving young people, ages 2 to 18, from the under-served communities of Harlem, across New York City, New Jersey and Westchester County, HSA leverages its reputation for excellence and roster of celebrated alumni to empower youths and constantly revitalize its surrounding community.

For more information about Harlem School of the Arts, visit www.hsanyc.org.

Latoya Henry is the publisher and founder of Haute Giving: The Sexy Side of Philanthropy.
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