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. Continue Reading →


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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). Continue Reading →


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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. Continue Reading →


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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 to begin his retirement. Continue Reading →


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UMEZ Arts Engagement Is A New Grant Program For Uptown Artists And Arts Orgs

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ) and the launch of UMEZ Arts Engagement. Continue Reading →


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