Operation Crossroads Africa

York College African American Resource Center and the Political Science Program present: Operation Crossroads Africa
When Apr 22, 2009
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where African American Resource Center AC-3B04
Contact NameInstitutional Advancement
Contact Phone 718-262-2354
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The African Cultural Exchange / Jamaica Hospital

Dr. Reginald Hughes, MD will speak about opportunities to volunteer in Africa with Operation Crossroads Africa. Operation Crossroads Africa provides college students with opportunities to volunteer on short term development projects in Africa over the summer. 

America’s premier cross-cultural exchange program, Operation Crossroads Africa was established in 1958 by Dr. James H. Robinson, who foresaw a “clear, honest, hard-hitting program” in which young North Americans would work at the grassroots level with young Africans. He envisioned young people “building bridges of friendship to Africa,” and his extraordinary vision was embodied in Operation Crossroads Africa. The organization’s motto is “make a difference for others, see the difference in yourself.”

Dr. Hughes is Director, Family Medicine Obstetrics Mount Sinai School of Medicine/ Jamaica Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. He is a former Crossroader and the director of Medical Programs for Operation Crossroads Africa and the heads of his own nongovernmental organization called The African Cultural Exchange  providing year round opportunities to volunteer in Africa.