The Community Matters network encompasses a wide variety of institutions that contribute in a multitude of ways. Partners offer performance and workshop space, scholarship, expertise, outreach, programming, and more. Anchor Institutions host exhibitions, performances and workshops developed by Community Works and New Heritage Theater Group. Partners also create their own programming in the spirit of CMNYC. Together, these institutions provide 10 theaters, thousands of square feet of exhibition, workshop, classroom, and conference space, with the capacity to serve 100,000 visitors per year.

Community Partners

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, located on 163 West 125th Street in central Harlem, is a nineteen-story office building which also acts as the center for public and private events. Its art gallery displays changing exhibits by local artists and its outdoor plaza hosts a series of free concerts known as Harlem Summerstage.

The City College of New York/Aaron Davis Hall The City College of New York/Aaron Davis Hall, located at 160 Convent Avenue in Harlem's Manhattanville neighborhood, is committed to presenting and promoting the historical and cultural richness of Harlem. Its newly expanded cultural initiative presents world-class artists and performers at its venues and engages the surrounding Harlem and Inwood communities.

Columbia University School of the Arts Columbia University School of the Arts, located in Harlem's Morningside Heights neighborhood, is a graduate professional school with a tradition of risk-taking, grounded in a deeply intellectual Ivy League university and energized by its location New York City, one of the greatest cultural capitals in the world. Its programs encompass film, literature, theater arts and visual arts, and its facilities contain classrooms, an art gallery, a screening room and multiple theaters.

The Interchurch Center The Interchurch Center, located at 475 Riverside Drive in Harlem's Morningside Heights neighborhood, is dedicated to providing a culturally enriched environment that is conductive to ecumenism and interreligious involvement. It has a first-class gallery and houses over 70 organizations that represent religious and intercultural exchange as well as community development and cultural and educational initiatives.

Johnson Cornerstone Center of SCAN (Supportive Children's Advocacy Network) Johnson Cornerstone Center of SCAN (Supportive Children's Advocacy Network), located on Lexington Avenue near East 115th Street in East Harlem, is dedicated to serving New York City's at-risk populations and providing opportunities for the long-term personal growth and development amongst the citizens of East Harlem. The Center also has culturally enriching programs for local residents.

The Malcolm X. and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center The Malcolm X. and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, located at 3490 Broadway in Washington Heights, is dedicated to the advancement of human rights and social justice and offers opportunities for surrounding communities to participate in New York's thriving art scene and Harlem's rich historical and cultural heritage.

Community Partners

Countee Cullen Public Library Countee Cullen Public Library in Harlem is a branch of the New York Public Library and home to the James Weldon John Reference Collection for children and the African-American/Black Culture reference collection. The library has a gallery and a multipurpose performing space.

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting Harlem's institutions and tourism, with a particular focus on the sustainability of Harlem's arts, culture and history. The Chamber has over 1,500 members from Fortune 500 companies and small businesses, as well as residents and large and small cultural institutions, throughout Harlem and beyond.

Harlem Arts Alliance Harlem Arts Alliance is an arts service organization dedicated to supporting Harlem artists and arts organizations. It provides grants, professional development workshops, performance opportunities, monthly meetings and technical assistance to its 1,000 membership.

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance is a non-profit arts service organization that cultivates, supports and promotes the works of artists and arts organizations in Washington Heights and Inwood in an effort to revitalize the cultural life and affect change in communities uptown.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem is one of New York Public Library's four research centers and one of the only libraries in the world devoted exclusively to documenting, preserving and interpreting the history of the people of the African Diaspora. The Center houses two theaters and multiple galleries.