Meet Vincent Alexander III. Vincent, better known as “Vinnie,” was born and raised in Rochester, New York. As a child he knew the calling of ministry was placed on his life, but often ran from it. Vinnie is a Licensed Minster and Co-Youth Pastor in the Church of God in Christ. Around the Rochester community, he is dedicated to ministering to emotionally hurt and broken children, parents, and countless others within the Rochester community.
Vinnie is a mentor, a servant and a community leader. In May 2016, he completed his B.S in Elementary Education at Medaille College. He has worked at an administration level within the Rochester City School District since 2009. Most recently, he served as the Dean of Students at Vertus Charter School. Vinnie is no stranger to Quad A For Kids. From 2009 through 2010, he was a Site Coordinator at John Walton Spencer School 16, later promoted to Site Director, serving from 2012 to 2014. After consulting for Quad A For Kids from February through June 2016, he returned to Quad A For Kids as the Supervising Director. Welcome back, Vinnie!
Ashara Baker, Site Director
Meet Ashara Baker. Over the past 10 years, Ashara has dedicated her career to youth development. She holds a B.S. in Political Science from the University at Albany and an M.S. in Strategic Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College. Ashara has held positions at organizations such as Boys and Girls Club of Rochester, The Villa of Hope and The YMCA.
Ashara recently joined Quad A For Kids’ Leadership Team as the Site Director at George Mather-Forbes School 4. Ashara is passionate about supporting and educating youth within the Rochester community. She strives to provide unique opportunities that focus on strengthening relationships between troubled youth, parental support and the community. During her free time, Ashara enjoys being a mother to her newborn daughter.
Dominique Lumpkins, Site Coordinator
Meet Dominique Lumpkins. As she passionately states, “Not in a million years did I picture myself working with kids & LOVING it!” Growing up in a household with 8 siblings, she became very fond of “childcare” at an early age. At 15, Dominique began working with youth at The Community Place of Rochester as a Summer Camp Counselor. She later became an After-School Educator. The following summer, Dominique was promoted to Summer Camp Coordinator.
Fast forward to now, Dominique is still amazed at how much she has grown and learned from working with youth. Currently age 23, Dominique is the Site Coordinator at George Mather-Forbes School #4. This will be her 2nd year at this school site. It is Dominique’s love for children and their success that keeps her going. Providing them with experiences and opportunities that she wasn’t granted as a child is motivation enough for her to go above and beyond for each child that she comes in contact with...
Tariq Smith, Site Director
Meet Tariq Smith. Tariq “Tye” has over 8 years of experience in overseeing and creating out of school time programs in several communities including Rochester, NY; Arlington, VA and the DC Metro area. Skills acquired in his previous positions include extensive knowledge of out of school time programming, specializing in building developmental assets, conflict resolution and positive themed program planning. Additionally, Tye’s experience includes grant writing for community- based organizations, including a tutoring business owned and operated by his family in the inner city of Rochester.
Tye is looking forward to his second-year serving as the Site Director at John Walton Spencer at School 16. In January, Tye will be pursuing a Masters’ Degree in Educational Leadership. In his spare time, he enjoys hobbies such as playing baseball and teaching and/ or playing chess. He is also a game fanatic.
Bronte Graham, Site Coordinator
Meet Bronte Graham. Born and raised in the heart of Rochester, NY, Bronte was an active youth with the Urban League of Rochester. She graduated from Olympia High School in Greece, NY. Following her desire to help the community, Bronte became a Certified Nursing Assistant. As a CNA, Bronte worked in community homes with the elderly. Having a strong mind, motivating words, and an even bigger heart, Bronte considers herself to be a “Development Advocate” for youth. She is committed to inputting thoughts and creating ideas that help prepare her students for success.
Bronte later discovered a new program created especially for inner city youth called Quad A For Kids. There, she served as a member of the Support Staff from 2012 to 2014. While working for Quad A, Bronte’s love for educating youth had grown. As a result of her hard work and dedication, Bronte was recruited to return to Quad A For Kids as Site Coordinator at John W. Spencer School 16. Entering into the 2016-17 school year, Bronte is anxious to share her bright ideas and success plans with her students as she remains dedicated to enlighten and encourage youth in the Rochester Community.
Maurice Haskins, Sr., Site Director
Meet Maurice L. Haskins Sr. Maurice, a 35-year old Brooklyn native, relocated to Rochester, NY 15-years ago, where he built a life with his wife April and his two sons, Maurice Jr. (7) and Malcolm (3). Maurice holds an A.A.S in Human Services from Monroe Community College, a B.A. in Community and Human Services from Empire State College and is currently pursuing a M.S. in Strategic Leadership at Roberts Wesleyan College. Maurice also serves as the Co-Chair of Youth Services Quality Counsel (YSQC).
Currently, Maurice is the Site Director at Dr. Louis A. Cerulli School 34. Maurice has over 10-years of experience in the area of Youth Development, having a solid background in working with at-risk youth, young adults and families. His prior work experience includes Senior Visitation Specialist, Medicaid Service Coordinator, Youth Programs Coordinator and Youth and Family Support Specialist- all positions primarily in the non-profit sector. Maurice joins Quad A’s Leadership Team with proven expertise in establishing and maintaining collaborations and the ability to cultivate diversity in group atmospheres. In his free time, he enjoys reading, listening to music and collecting stamps and cards.
Lillian Munoz, ELT Site Coordinator
Meet Lillian Muñoz, Expanded Learning Time Coordinator at Kodak Park School No. 41. Lillian is no stranger to Quad A For Kids as she served as Acting Director at School 4 and Site Coordinator at School 16 from 2011-2013. Lillian studied Criminal Justice at Monroe Community College (MCC) and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Her educational pursuits have afforded her opportunities to work alongside numerous community partners and first responders.
While volunteering with different organizations, Lillian often found herself reaching back to the youth within the communities that she served. With the encouragement of family and friends, she decided to return to her passion- helping school-aged children in an educational setting. Lillian is grateful for an amazing team as well as elated to return to Quad A For Kids’ as the ELT Coordinator at Kodak Park School 41. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her three sons and spending quality time with her loved ones.
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