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Leadership Team

Quad A For Kids

Vincent J. Alexander III, Supervising Director


Meet Vincent Alexander III. Vincent, better known as “Vinnie,” was born and raised in Rochester, New York and is well known around the Rochester community. He is a passionate and dedicated advocate for youth develop and has worked with many 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. Most recently, he began the Master's in Education and Business Leadership program at The College at Brockport. He has worked at an administration level within the Rochester City School District since 2009. Additionally, 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!

 



Maurice Haskins Sr., Multi-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.

 

Jocelyn Hellsted, Compliance Manager


Meet Jocelyn Hellested, a recent graduate of Nazareth College with a B.A. in Spanish and Art History. Although not native to Rochester, her love of the city grew as she became connected with community organizations through Nazareth’s center for civic engagement. As a member of this program she worked with people of various ages and backgrounds but felt most passionate about her work with youth. Jocelyn is very excited to continue her work with youth as the site coordinator at School No. 16. She looks forward to beginning her journey with Quad A for Kids and learning from the other experienced members of the leadership team and creating worthwhile programs for children. In her spare time, Jocelyn enjoys reading, painting, and spending time with friends and family.

Mark Hale, Site Coordinator of School #2 











Bronte Graham, Site Coordinator of School #4                                                                                                                                                                I Bronte Graham was born and raised in the heart of Rochester, NY. I graduated from Olympia High School in Greece, NY. Following my desire to help
the community I became a Certified Nursing Assistant my graduating year. As a CNA, I worked in community homes and actual homes of elderly fulfilling my desire to help. I decided to continue on in the field of health and attended Monroe Community College to study nursing. While in school and looking for work, I was introduced to a program created especially for inner city youth called Quad A for Kids, where I worked as a member of the Support Staff. Having a strong mind, motivating words, and an even bigger heart, I was promoted to Site Coordinator shortly after my first 2 years. I now consider myself to be a “Development Advocate” for youth. I am now committed to inputting thoughts and creating ideas that help prepare my students for better success while having a motivating impact on the community. 

While working for Quad A, My love for educating youth has grown. As a result of my hard work and dedication, I was recruited to return to Quad A for Kids as Site Coordinator at George Mather Forbes, school No. 4. Entering into the 2016-17 school year in January 2017 I was enrolled in the NYS SAC Credential course with intentions of soon being a possible Director for the upcoming year. I am now ready to share bright ideas and success plans with students and staff as I remain dedicated to enlighten and encouraging our youth in the Rochester Community.

The best experience in working with children is to see the changes that occur after they participate in my program. Being able to create a bond and family orientated lifestyle within our program reflects on the success of my students and families and is very rewarding.  
 
Angie Quick-Coleman, Site Coordinator of School #16 
Meet Angie Quick-Coleman, Mother of two wonderful children and surrogate Mom to many.  Angie is a Rochester native and resident and takes pride in being an active and supportive member of the community in which she serves. Angie is no stranger to the RCSD.  A proud graduate of East High School in the early 90’s, she’s a dedicated, passionate, well-rounded and effective leader who excels in connecting to our youth, building relationships and advocating for children and their families.Angie spent the past nine years serving and supporting the youth and families within the Rochester community at World of Inquiry School #58 in various roles.  She’s experienced and trained in Youth Mental Health & First Aid and has extensive training in conflict resolution and restorative practices.

 She enjoys traveling with her family, reading, listening to music and is passionate and loves the game of football.  You could find her in the stands supporting many of the youth within the RCSD and at almost every East High football game.Angie has a genuine love for children and a special gift for reaching some of our most challenging and underserved youths. Angie believes in the positive impact the program has on the lives of the student it serves and is looking forward to working with the students and families in developing a strong family-like culture within the fibers of the program that she hopes will encourage students to demonstrate in their daily lives, skills of exemplary leadership, respect for self and others, active members of the community and the desire to pursue through Athletics and Arts…Academic Achievement.  



Lancey Alexander, Site Coordinator of School #34 


Lancey Alexander is a Rochester, NY native who went south to matriculate at North Carolina Central University. During this time Ms. Alexander simultaneously studied education and developed her passion for art by majoring in Art Education. Upon graduating she worked as a K-5 art teacher and initiated an art club at Oakdale Elementary School of Charlotte, NC.

She has dedicated many years serving the community and working directly with youth. Ms. Alexander enjoys being a 21st century educator and developing informative, fun and engaging activities for students to learn. Lancey Alexander is currently working diligently as the Coordinator at Quad A for Kids after school program at Dr. Louis A. Cerulli School Number 34.


Hannah Wright, Site Coordinator of School #42 
Originally from Canaseraga, NY, about an hour south of Rochester, NY. Hannah, came to Rochester to attend Nazareth College, where I earned Bachelor’s degrees in both Community Youth Development and Psychology with a focus area in cultural education

While at college I worked as a tutor through Nazareth’s Partners for learning program. During my junior/senior year of college, I worked as an afterschool educator at The Community Place of Greater Rochester where I led a classroom of 4th-8th graders and developed and implemented a basketball program. Basketball is one of my passions, as I played at the collegiate level while attending Nazareth as well. I am very passionate about the positive outcomes and structure athletics can provide for youth, I graduated in May, 2018. After graduating, I also spent some time substituting in the Rochester City School district.

Youth work is my passion, I love going into each day not knowing what the day will bring and having endless opportunities to be an impactful and positive figure in the lives of youth. I am driven to provide programming and an experience for youth that wasn’t available for me growing up. I look forward to growing as both a leader and a youth worker at Quad A.