Operation Crossroads Africa
Apr 22, 2009
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
|Where||African American Resource Center AC-3B04|
|Contact Name||Institutional Advancement|
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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.