Tyra Emerson, Executive Director for the first Collaborative Organization of Arts, Education & Business in Southeast Queens. Cultural Collaborative Jamaica has been the driving force and example of how community partnerships can work together with one common goal. Ms. Emerson holds a BA from C.W. Post, Long Island University and a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from Columbia University. Her accomplishments include development of the first festival that links the arts to economic development on ten blocks of Jamaica Avenue called the Jamaica Arts & Music Summer affectionately known as the (JAMS) Festival. A 2-day summer celebration of Queens.