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Apple Arts NYC

More than 20,000 young people in NY sleep each night in homeless shelters.  Apple Arts NYC is committed to serving a portion of these youth through the provision of afterschool and summer arts programs to enrich and embolden the lives of children affected by homelessness.  CJAM ushered this young organization through its second 3-year strategic planning process with a focus on program expansion and leadership cultivation.

DiverseWorks

DiverseWorks is a 10,000 square foot, $1 million exhibition gallery and theater center designed to present contemporary national and international work in the heart of Houston. Through technical assistance via the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s Mid-Sized Presenting Organization’s grant, CJAM conducted an organizational assessment to assess iniefficiencies and and create solutions for DW’s stalled administrative operations . In concert with staff, CJAM created a Policies & Procedures Manual, redesigned organization chart, and revised job descriptions and Employment Handbook.

Dwyer Cultural Center

Dwyer Cultural Center

CJAM served as owner’s representative to The Dwyer Cultural Center, providing business, operations and project planning consultancy for the 7,000-square foot arts and media center in Harlem, New York.  Opened in 2009, the Dwyer became Harlem’s first singular multimedia, art gallery, black-box theater, rehearsal/event hall, and artist incubator space dedicated to community and professional artists.

Global Parish Project

Global Parish Project

The Global Parish Project is Belize’s sole media arts organization designed to create film, performance art and multimedia art showcasing and preserving Belize cultural heritage. Young artists make up the talent and training pool for this group. CJAM supported GPP’s burgeoning program and institutional vision through providing a comprehensive organizational assessment and program recommendations.

PCI Guatemala

PCI Guatemala

Creating women entrepreneurs is one of several of PCI Guatemala’s program. Via PCI international’s “Women Empowered” initiative, PCI Guatemala is working to support the creation of thousands of women entrepreneurs in Guatemala City and rural areas in the Guatemala’s Western Highlands. CJAM was welcomed “into the field” to witness this work in action and exchange ideas with the PCI team on program advancements and refinement. CJAM generated a summary report of observations and recommendations to PCI-Gauatemala’s “Mujeres Empoderadas” program.

Heidelberg Project

Heidelberg Project

The Heidelberg Project stands as an interactive “open-air art environment” that utilizes reclaimed artifacts, manufacturing materials, and “trash” to activate a section of one of Detroit’s underserved communities and galvanize its citizens to combat urban blight and transform lives.. In 2011, The Heidelberg Project was Detroit’s 2nd most visited tourist destination. CJAM supported HP’s institutional planning efforts through strategic planning and project planning consultancy.

In The News

The historic Dunbar Theatre of Wichita moves closer to making a comeback with a $5.2 million restoration plan and hopes of kick-starting economic activity in the surrounding community.  Candace Jackson and CJAM Consulting point to national revitalization models from across the country.

A search committee of members of the Board of Directors of Dance Place has engaged CJAM Consulting to assist in the organization’s national executive search, with plans to name a new director in Spring of 2017.

In the April 2015 New York Times article Streetbird Rotisserie in Harlem Offers Chicken in a Throwback Setting, Candace Jackson discusses arts, tourism and mommyhood with other professional women of the non-profit arts world.

 

 

Candace Jackson featured in the April 2014 article Youth from 19 countries gather in Medellin urban projects to boost entrepreneurship" on the The Social Institute for Housing and Habitat of Medellin Colombia isvimed.gov.co website.

MAPP International Productions Board of Directors "welcomes Candace Jackson as Interim Executive Director.  Candace brings nearly 20 years of arts management experience to MAPP International, including the past three years as Secretary of the Board of Directors, and previously as Managing Director of Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC)."

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