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Support the Harmony College Fund Through Automatic Payroll Deduction

Welcome Harmony Employee!

As you know, a graduation requirement for Harmony Public School high school seniors is acceptance into a four-year accredited college or university. In the 2017 - 2018 year, 58% of our graduates were from underserved, economically-deprived communities. As a result, despite their excellent academic preparation and despite their initial acceptance into higher education, an unacceptable number of Harmony graduate students are not completing their higher education programs.

In many cases, the reason is financial. In other instances, Harmony graduates, many of whom are first generation college students, are not receiving the encouragement and support that may be necessary for a successful transition to the rigors of higher education.

From this realization came Harmony’s alumni programs, offering grants, scholarships, mentorships, tutoring, internships and community.  Although these programs have only been operating since 2008, the response from our graduates and their parents and the successes of the students enrolled have been overwhelmingly positive.

HPS launched College and Career Success (CCS) office under Engagement and Support department, a supplementary transitioning and success programming that engages, supports and trains alumni to link them with Harmony seniors.

How Harmony Supports Graduates

  • Scholarships


  • College Transition Support
  • Internships


  • College & Career Partnerships
  • Networking


  • Mentorships
  • Data & Research


  • College & Career Success Curriculum

Despite our graduation requirement of college admission, as a publicly funded K-12 school system, we are not permitted to provide financial support to graduate programs. To date, we have had to rely on outside sources to fund ours. But, because of the success and exponential growth of the Harmony system, that has graduated 5,033 to date and is projected to graduate 11,686 in 2020, our current funding sources are unable to meet even the current demands of these programs. Clearly, additional financial support is required.

Your Contribution is Important

As staff, teachers and administrators, you have spent countless of hours preparing your students for college and each year approximately 85% of our graduating class enroll in a post-secondary institution.

But, despite these impressive enrollment numbers and notwithstanding your hard work and theirs, far too many of our first-time college students drop out as they hit financial and circumstantial barriers such as the cost of attending college that has increased by 36% in the last 10 years.

The Need

For the first time, we are asking our Harmony teachers, administrators and staff to consider going beyond their educational efforts, and providing even greater assistance to our graduates through voluntary payroll contributions to the Harmony College Fund.

There are no administrative costs associated with this donation and employees who choose to donate will have the satisfaction of knowing that every dollar given will go towards helping our Harmony graduates to complete their dreams of higher education and to achieve their career aspirations.

How to Contribute
p>If you wish to help a Harmony graduate student continue on his or her educational journey, please complete this form, or return it by email to

Harmony College Fund voluntary contributions will be deposited to, and maintained under a dedicated account, and will be applied exclusively to graduate scholarships and college and career support services.

Current information on the funds collected, and on fund distributions will be available on this page. Contributing employees may withdraw consent for these contributions using the Withdrawal of Consent form.

Your contribution will continue until you cancel it.

Thank you in advance for your continued efforts and your generosity.



 To establish an automatic payroll contribution, please fill out the form below and return it to After processing, you will receive a confirmation email detailing your contribution amount and start date.


To change or cancel a contribution,  fill out a new Authorization and Gift/Pledge form. Updates to your pledge must be submitted 15 days prior to your next payday. Changes submitted after May 15 will not be effective until September 1. Donating employees may withdraw consent for these voluntary contributions through the Withdrawal of Consent form. Your contribution will continue until it is canceled. 

Learn More About the Harmony Scholarship Fund