Community Works Staff
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As Founder and President of Community Works, Horowitz transformed the organization from a grassroots operation into a citywide provider of comprehensive arts and education programs that annually serve 100,000 New York City public school students and community members through award-winning exhibitions, performances and workshops. Furthermore, Horowitz spearheaded Community Works’ development of Dwyer Cultural Center, the first multimedia cultural destination dedicated to preserving, celebrating and documenting Harlem’s history and traditions. In 2012 programming incubated at the Dwyer spawned Community Works’ most recent initiative in upper Manhattan, Community Matters NYC. Community Matters NYC is the first and largest network of cultural, civic and academic institutions coming together to honor and celebrate upper Manhattan history and connection to the global community. Community Works has served over 3 million community members since its founding by Horowitz in 1990. Horowitz has been recognized for her important work in arts and education by New York State Council on the Arts, New York Women’s Foundation, Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, The Interfaith Center, and National Book Foundation, among others.
Founder and President
Manager of Programming
Terry H. Schwadron has worked as a journalist, teacher and freelance musician, and currently as an active volunteer and mentor for writers, immigrants seeking to improve language skills, storytelling, public school reading students and arts in education efforts. He was a senior editor at The New York Times, Deputy Managing Editor of The Los Angeles Times and News Editor for The Providence Journal-Bulletin. Over four decades, he worked as reporter and editor, oversaw news operations and research, created the first sizable newspaper website, launched a modernized graphics approach and received a variety of awards, including a team designation for the Pulitzer Prize. He established computer assisted reporting teams, brought new technologies into the newsroom, worked for The New York Times scholarship programs and helped design and teach training programs for minority journalists. He is the author of Our Journey: A Second Chance, and has edited and developed books on California tax policy, earthquakes and wildfires, the Los Angeles riots and New York parking meter collectors. He lives in Harlem and plays trombone in jazz and classical groups.
Special Projects & Exhibitions Consultant