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Guild Welcomes New Program Director

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Oct 01, 2012

The Guild is pleased to welcome James C. Horton as our new program director. James will help us strengthen, develop and grow our programs and services for maximum impact, and help develop our strategic priorities which include collaborations within, and beyond, the arts sector.

James has over a decade of experience in youth development, arts education, and community engagement.  Previously James served as program director for the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ)’s Employment & Technology Center, where he developed Technology & Arts (TechnoArts) learning initiatives servicing more than 350 Harlem youth. Prior to this position, James was the video & performing arts coordinator for HCZ’s TRUCE Arts & Media program, a 2005 recipient of the prestigious Coming Up Taller Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. James also served as a performing arts and video teaching artist working with young people to develop their voices through film and theater. James is the founder of The Cure summer program which teaches community members about HIV/AIDS through the arts.  Horton has also produced numerous  events showcasing and highlighting the artistic achievements of NYC youth, and has worked in collaboration with The Fund for the City of New York in developing web portals that would provide links to resources for under-serviced communities nationwide.  James studied theater at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA and is a graduate of Columbia University's Institute for Not-For-Profit Management.

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