August 04, 2011
John B. Rhea, Chairman of the New York City Housing
Authority (NYCHA), along with the entire executive board and new
Deputy General Manager for Community Operations, Sharon Myrie,
recently visited the St. John’s Queens Campus to evaluate and
observe the University’s After School All-Stars/CampUs program for
Inner City NYCHA youths.
After-School All-Stars (ASASNY) is a comprehensive after-school
program provider. CampUs has just completed their 15th
season in conjunction with St. John’s. The organization currently
serves 80,000 children in 12 cities throughout the U.S. The
New York Chapter of After School All-Stars offers programs at three
middle schools in Queens. St. John’s University and its School of
Education has partnered with ASASNY in this venture.
CampUs (two cohorts of a one month program sponsored by ASASNY)
accentuates both academic and athletic programming for the youth of
New York City and is conducted by St. John’s University faculty,
administration, student counselors and After School All-Stars
staff. The sessions began on July 11 and end on August 5 with the
camp graduation ceremonies to be held at St. John’s Queens
The NYCHA officials were accompanied by St. John’s senior
administrators Martha Hirst, Senior Vice President for Operations
& Treasurer, and Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Executive Vice
President for Mission, Alan Fields, Executive Director of After
School All-Stars of New York and Dr. Richard Sinatra, Associate
Dean of Academic Affairs for St. John’s School of Education.
The group visited classrooms, computer labs, sat in on a
“Reading Teacher Central” lecture and “Childhood Development”
seminar as well as toured the athletic fields and courts to
interact with students and their counselors.
For more information contact Dominic Scianna, Assistant Vice
President for Media Relations at St. John's University by calling
(718) 990-6185 or e-mail inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.