Simeon’s House was established by Hakim Constantine in memory of his late grandfather, Simeon Constantine. Simeon was a trailblazer who came from very humble beginnings in Georgetown, Guyana. In the early 1970’s, Simeon worked hard as a laborer on the Verrazano Bridge in New York City. Eventually he was able to move his family from a life of poverty in South America to a comfortable living in Brooklyn, NY. Early on, he instilled in his children and grandchildren the core values of hard work, love and compassion. In particular, Hakim admired him for his unrelenting faith and his willingness to share life lessons he learned along his journey.
In reflecting on the influence of his grandfather, Hakim was struck by a question. How can I best support young men and pass along to them the values my grandfather instilled in me?
In that instant Simeon’s House was born. Today, Simeon’s House is embarking on a journey to help as many underprivileged young men in Brooklyn, NY reach their full potential, just as Hakim’s grandfather had helped him to do.