Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Boys & Girls Harbor, Inc.


Name of organization:

Boys & Girls Harbor, Inc.

Primary location:

One East 104th Street
New York, NY 10029

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Gloria Schwartz
(212) 427-2244, ext. 515

LEAs where service will be provided:



Years provider has delivered service:

Since 1995


Evidence that services have been effective:

Through the efforts of the Harbor Literacy Center, students’ grades in school improve; they compete more successfully for admission to college, and are better equipped to enter the workforce.


Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate):



Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

K-8th Grade


Content area(s) provider will serve:

English Language Arts and Reading


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

Two sessions weekly


Average length of each service session (minutes/hours):

One hour


Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

September 1 – August 31

School year:
Tuesday – Friday, 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Summers: Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Type of instruction:

One on one and small group literacy training.


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities:

The Harbor Literacy Center provides a comprehensive, Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory approach to language-based instruction.


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:

Referrals to Bi-Lingual (English/Spanish) Literacy Specialists.


Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s):

NYS certified, or in process of NYS certification, Orton-Gillingham certified and trained literacy specialists.


Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery):

Personal meetings and conferences with parents/caregivers and telephone consultations with teachers. Written reports in agreed-to format. Topics: results of assessments, strategies for remediation, students individual strengths, areas in need of remediation, progress, discussions with parents on how to add to what they are already doing to help their children learn. 


Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)



Additional relevant information:

Students learning at the Harbor Literacy Center are also able to participate in a wide array of other programs and services Boys & Girls Harbor offers, such as: Genesis, performing arts, after-school programs, basketball, swimming, and summer camp.

Last Updated: April 26, 2012