Sherise Alleyne will lead Camp YDP in Paterson. Photo provided

Sherise Alleyne to Lead Camp YDP

March 5, 2019 | | News, A Future With Hope

PATERSON – Camp YDP announces the hiring of Sherise Alleyne to the position of Director, beginning a new chapter of service and growth for the Paterson childcare organization.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sherise Alleyne into the CAMP YDP family!” said Annie Tubbs, Camp YDP Board President. “She comes to us with over ten years’ experience working for non-profit organizations, leading staff and facilitating programming in order to serve the needs of children and families in NY and NJ.”

Alleyne served as Director of Isaacs Center where she fostered and maintained relationships with community partners and local elected officials for collaboration on local projects. She also served as Assistant Director of Johnson Cornerstone, Director of Operations at Alianza Youth Services Division, and as a supervisor at the New York State Sandy Disaster Case Management Program. She earned a Master’s in Public Administration and a BA in Political Science at the University of New York at Buffalo.

Providing after school enrichment, preschool, and summer programs, Camp YDP encourages children to become lifelong learners, critical thinkers and productive members of society. Programs give children a place to work on homework, enjoy a hot meal, and participate in recreational activities while giving their parents a sense of security. Presently, Camp YDP has 25 preschool students and 55 after-school students.

A community association with a ministry to people, Camp YDP’s mission is to cultivate achievement and map out possibilities for the children and families. The organization works in partnership with parents, administrators and community members to provide a safe haven for children and their families to grow, learn and be empowered academically, socially and emotionally.

Camp YDP is a Hope Center of A Future With Hope, the mission arm of United Methodists of Greater New Jersey. Hope Centers are located within communities and work with local residents to develop long-term sustainable transformation, collaborating with community residents, leaders and organizations to build on community assets to address human, community, education, social and economic challenges.