The Hardy Center Mission
We are dedicated to preparing young minds for a prosperous future through literacy, life skills, and leadership. We aim to counteract the educational setbacks caused by the Covid pandemic in inner-city communities, bridging the gap between urban and suburban educational outcomes.
Learn More about how the Covid Crisis has wreaked havoc on urban education.
Preparing Young Minds for a Prosperous Future Through
Literacy, Life Skills, and Leadership
Our Unified Vision
We remain steadfast in our commitment to uplift the Linden community, providing support to its residents, especially those disproportionately affected by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Children in our community are rough cut gems, each with a value all their own. Every day we challenge them with the opportunity to be molded and polished so their true brilliance can be revealed."
-Stephen Garland, Founder
Our programs provide school-like instruction, homework help, tutoring, computer skills, life skills, nutrition education, and hot, healthy meals every operating day, at no cost to the families.