Founded in 2008 by Harlem-based educator, researcher, and community facilitator Joe Rogers, Jr., Total Equity Now got its start creating and facilitating hybrid community-problem-solving/t-shirt-design workshops that build social consciousness, expand critical thinking, and promote servant leadership among local youth.

Over the years, Total Equity Now (also known as “TEN”) has steadily deepened and expanded its efforts through strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations, small businesses, and volunteers. Today, TEN leads or co-organizes a suite of unique programs that leverage community strengths and foster synergy for creative education-related problem solving, connecting educational dots throughout Harlem and beyond to advance educational excellence and equity.