UMEZ White Papers & Speeches

UMEZ White Papers & Speeches


Channelling Growth and Opportunities to Upper Manhattan Residents
June 2014

Tourism as a Major Economic Engine in Harlem and New York City - From a Harlem Perspective Keynote Remarks by Kenneth J. Knuckles at the Harlem Tourism Conference sponsored by the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, June 2014.

Economic Development and Faith-Based Organizations  Remarks by Kenneth J. Knuckles at Grace Church, Mount Vernon, New York, June 2013

Innovative Programs in Workforce Development: The UMEZ Career Opportunities in Health Care Program - September 2012

This report conducted by Columbia University Professor, Ester R. Fuchs analyzes UMEZ's unique Workforce Development Program: Career Opportunities in Healthcare.  This report outlines the specific factors that contributed to the program's success in placing hard-to-serve clients from Upper Manhattan into entry-level healthcare positions.