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Harlem: Community Milestone

Celebrating the 5-year anniversary of Total Equity Now (TEN), held last night at the very fabulous Astor Row Cafe in Harlem. TEN was founded by Joe Rogers, Jr. and has as its mission, “Empowering Harlemites as active participants and decision makers in advancing educational excellence and equity across our village.”

A few photos** below — but first, don’t forget to:


TEN Founder Joe Rogers, Jr. getting ready to kick off a presentation highlighting the past 5 years of work


A glimpse of the artwork around the Astor Row Cafe (I’ve been told to check out the bathroom, that also features some beautiful art — next time!)


The tasty looking menu at Astor Row Cafe, the hosts for the evening.


TEN supporters mixing and mingling — a great showing last night!


** sorry for the grainy pics — didn’t want to use the flash in people’s faces.




  1. eNW says:

    really great fotos, LMV. captures the energy and spirit of the evening perfectly!

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