Announcing The UMEZ Mertz Gilmore Seed Fund For Dance Cycle 1 Grantees From Harlem To Hollis

Today, the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ) announced the eight dance grantees for the first of two grant cycles supported by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. Become a Harlem Continue Reading →

UMEZ And Mertz Gilmore Foundation Create Seed Fund For Dance For Upper Manhattan Artists And Choreographers

Today, UMEZ and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation announced a new award for Upper Manhattan individual artists and groups with dance or choreographic talent. Become a Harlem insider – Sign-Up for Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat Announces Nearly $2 Million Funding To UMEZ

Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat announced a combined $2.48 million to the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone – UMEZ ($1.826 million). Become a Harlem insider – Sign-Up for our Newsletter!

UMEZ Announces New President & CEO, Blair Duncan

The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone’s (UMEZ) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Blair M. Duncan as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Become a Harlem insider – Continue Reading →

Harlem’s UMEZ Announces Ken Knuckles To Retire After 15 Years Leading The Organization

The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ) today announced that the organization’s longtime President and Chief Executive Officer, Kenneth J. Knuckles, will step down in June after 15 years of service Continue Reading →