NEW YORK, April 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Angels of Harlem’s own Sister Shirley (‘The Mother Teresa of Harlem’) is expanding her community services and programs into the Bronx by acquiring a Development site to build the first ever Angels of Harlem Community Center in the South Bronx. Thompson International Professionals has taken the lead as promotional sales manager on the community center and will serve as a real estate development project coordinator.

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The Angels of Harlem is the Community Outreach & Services Arm of Sister Shirley, the Senior Pastor of Samuel’s Temple Church, operating and serving in Harlem over the last 50 years who has now acquired a new Development site in the South Bronx to continue her work in the Greater NYC Community.

The team has just launched a capital fundraising campaign and radio promotional drive on WBLS FM, WLIB, and CBS 1010 WINS to garner support and ask the community members, corporations, and sponsors for help and to assist, donate, and volunteer on this historic project to help improve the lives of New York City families, children, young people, and the community at large.

The goal is to raise the $4M to complete the construction costs and operations of this great facility that will offer many services including food pantry to feed the hungry, preventive health screenings and education, after school tutoring and computer labs with coding classes, life-skills and financial literacy programs, GED High School Diploma courses, Job preparation, training, and career development, digital multi-media classes, referrals for battered women shelter and their children, and be a light and catalyst to drive community socio-economic development programs and services in the area and more.  Donations can be made at Official Website http://AngelsOfHarlem.Org or on Go Fund Me at

Harlem has been the mecca of the African-American and Spanish Harlem communities of culture, art, music, literature, education, film, civil rights, and history for generations. As Harlem is experiencing many social and economic changes the Angels of Harlem is stepping up to meet the new challenges required of serving the families, children, youth, and seniors, and the health, education and welfare needs of the community at large in this rapidly changing 21st century in the greater New York City area with a state of the art new construction facility.

We have had several building plans developed, and have decided on one in particular. The plans we have displayed will house five floors of non-profit space and serve the Harlem and Bronx communities. The new building will house a location for medical services, after school facilities and of course the community center along with various social service departments. The construction is estimated to be completed within two years from commencement.


Angels of Harlem's mission is to help Sister Shirley ('The Mother Teresa of Harlem') house various community programs and services in a new location.   We provide food, shelter, education, after school programs, anti-gun campaigns & gang violence programs, tutoring classes, medical screenings and more. We now will be able to house all of these services in one convenient location in the Bronx, to better serve our Harlem and Bronx communities.

The Angels of Harlem Team

Founder of Angels of Harlem
Dr. Shirley Holmes-Sulton, PhD, a retired teacher from the Board of Education in New York City, and currently teaching at the Webster Ave School in the Bronx, who also serves as Senior Pastor of The Samuel's Temple Church. 

Breast Cancer Surgeon
Dr. Rachel Wellner is an honorary Angel of Harlem. She has offered her services and medical connections to help Sister Shirley in her establishment of Health Education, Prevention, and Screening Programs at the Angels of Harlem Community Center location.

Community Activist and Teacher
Ms. Iesha Sekou is known as “Mother of the Children.” Graduated Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida.  Received her BA Degree as an Educator, teaching adult education. She is currently very active in Harlem and other areas of NYC empowering families, and the community on issues affecting their quality of life, community services, civil rights, youth empowerment and education.

For More Information on Supporting, Donating, or Interviews, Contact Thompson International Professionals Paul Johnson, Tyrone Holmes, Jay Thompson at 347-709-2185. You can follow us on Social Media at Instagram: , Twitter: , Facebook: 


TIP Real Estate Companies provides an end-to-end suite of services including developing mixed use commercial and community based projects, retail franchises and operations, affordable housing, hospitality, entertainment venue management and productions. Angels of Harlem is our community outreach and education affiliate. 

Paul Johnson
(347) 709-2185