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SoHarlem (pronounced So Harlem) was founded by women in 2010 as a community-based social enterprise ​to connect people living in poverty to cultural industry opportunities that help them achieve economic self-sufficiency and their full potential. As a not-for-profit organization, SoHarlem unites a mix of individuals dedicated to the support and development of the Manhattanville Factory District by embracing the people, culture, and the essence of West Harlem.  Learn more and get involved.

SoHarlem Happenings

Images courtesy of NYC Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: A class receiving instructions in the art of dressmaking in the training school at Hampton Institute (1917), Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864–1952 (Photographer); Puerto Rican Seamstress in the Everglades needlework factory, San Juan, Puerto Rico (1942), Delano, Jack, 1914–1997 (Photographer).

Website Photography, Sara Otto from the Nest Organization, Daniel Batile, Elisa Padula and Leslie Jean Bart 

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