The Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Harlem AIDS Blanket is one of four Harlem-based projects supported by an award from AmeriCorps, in partnership with the Peace Corps Fellows Program at Teachers College, Columbia University .  For almost forty years, IUME has used education advocacy, demonstration, evaluation, information dissemination, research and technical assistance to study and improve the quality of life chances of minority people and urban communities.

Tisdale Studio is a Harlem-based visual artist studio founded by Danny Tisdale. Tisdale has earned awards from the White House Millennium Arts Council; the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA); and the McArthur Foundation. He has served as a Board Member of the National College Art Association (CAA), the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA); and Creative Time. He is founder of HARLEM WORLD magazine.


HARLEM WORLD Magazine, Inc. is a media company in Harlem, NY that distributes Harlem content wherever their consumers are. HW is organized around three business segments: online, print and events.

Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing & Visual Arts is committed to becoming a premiere arts institution. Wadleigh is a collaborative learning community committed to providing a rigorous academic program for all of our students in a nurturing environment. Through a thematic art approach which includes instrumental music, theatre, dance, fine art and culinary art and a standards driven instructional program, students will achieve high levels of academic performance and creativity. Students will be tooled with the knowledge and skills necessary to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, active life-long learners and productive, competitive citizens in a global community.

Project STAY is extending a helping hand.
Young people–especially those at-risk for or living with HIV–need a place where they feel understood by their health care providers and are free to address medical and psychosocial problems without fear of being judged or condemned. They need a medical “home” staffed by a family of health care professionals with specialized training in adolescent care and a passion for delivering cultural- and age-appropriate services to young people. Project STAY incorporates these principles into its mission, and because of it we are proud to be referred to as one of New York City’s best clinical havens for young people. Based in Harlem, Project STAY welcomes youth from the Bronx to Staten Island, providing sensitive and supportive HIV counseling and testing to high-risk youth as well as comprehensive medical, psychosocial and case management services to young people living with HIV.

GQ Magazine, part of the Condé Nast brand, has donated magazines to the Harlem AIDS Blanket for use in our art workshops. GQ is the authority on men. For over 50 years GQ has been the premier men’s magazine, providing definitive coverage of men’s style and culture. With its unique and powerful design, the best photographers, and a well of award-winning writers, GQ reaches millions of leading men each month. GQ is the only publication that speaks to all sides of the male equation. GQ is simply sharper and smarter.


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