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About Marcus Garvey Park Alliance

The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance (MGPA) is a not-for-profit organization made up of neighborhood people determined to elevate our beloved park and uplift the community we call home.

Our mission is to create a safe and welcoming haven for all, fostering a sense of gratitude and togetherness. Through a myriad of initiatives, we aim to enrich lives, enhance green spaces, and provide accessible programs for people of all ages.

MGPA partners with government institutions and local organizations, including the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association, 125th Street Business Improvement District, the Harlem Neighborhood Block Association, Harlem Park to Park, Marcus Meets Malcolm, Jazzmobile, City Parks Foundation, Harlem Grown, and with local community<br /> leaders, in order to continue to provide a safe and beautiful space to gather.

Board Members

Valerie Bradley, President: Founding Member Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, The Bradley Group Public Relations, President Save Harlem Now, Resident Mount Morris Park Historic District

Karen Smith, Vice President: Educator. Resident East Harlem

Joseph Troche, CPA, Treasurer: Certified Public Accountant. Resident Central Harlem

Carla McIntosh, Secretary: Founding Member Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, Resident Central Harlem

Arnyce Foster, Founder, President and Executive Chef of Featuring, The Center for Culinary Arts, Harlem Resident
Melanie Nañez, Event Producer and Multi-media Artist, East Harlem Resident
Ohemaa Poku, Director of Global Practica and Summer Internship. at Columbia Global Mental Health Programs, Harlem Resident