Jerald Times is known as a successful coach and winner of six national championships with Mott Hall Dark Knights and was an chess instructor at the Harlem Educational Activity Fund (HEAF). While the HEAF program was eliminated due to budget cuts, Times began working with the Harlem Children’s Zone before that program also experienced budget cuts.
Times was then asked by David MacEnulty to embark on an ambitious project he had started in South Africa. MacEnulty developed notoriety for his story of his work with children in the Bronx. This story was made into a film, “Knights of the South Bronx” and starred Ted Danson. Times will hold this post for 1-2 years.