E-mail: hs2671@columbia.edu

Harry Schiffman is a experienced community advocate in government, neighborhood and economic development corporations and not-for-profit organizations.  Mr. Schiffman specializes in government relations, community relations, development, creating strategic neighborhood alliances, coalition building and inter-group relations.

His analytical and strategic planning skills have solved hundreds of borough-wide problems and made him a leader in New York’s diverse communities.  Mr. Schiffman has provided his services to Brooklyn Neighborhoods in the areas of health, education, youth services, economic development, housing, immigrant services and programs for the elderly. He has a Masters Degree in Social Work from the Hunter College Graduate School of Social Work.

Mr. Schiffman currently is an advisor to second-year community organizing students at the HCGSSW and a field instructor at the LIU Department of Social Work where he also taught Social Welfare Policy.  Mr. Schiffman has also been heard on Pastor Gilford Monrose’s radio show “Behind the Headlines.” Mr. Schiffman is a member of the Board of Directors of both the Midwood Development Corporation and the Brooklyn Center for Quality Life and is a member of the NASW New York Chapter Pace Committee, Greater Brooklyn Health Coalition; the Senior Umbrella Network of Brooklyn; and We Are All Brooklyn.