SBU Students Donate, Install Computers at Province Program in NYC

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NEW YORK — Students from St. Bonaventure University’s Business Information Systems Club recently donated four computers to the CREATE Young Adult Center in Harlem here.

The students visited the Center’s computer room on Oct. 12 to install the computers and upgrade software. This is the fourth year that SBU students have donated their time and computers to CREATE. They included Tamara Hemminger, Andrew Mantilia, Jesse Borden and Angela Colomaio.

A Franciscan ministry started by Ben Taylor, OFM, CREATE manages a residence for 50 formerly homeless men, ages 18 to 25 years, who participate in substance abuse recovery, preparation for  GED (graduate equivalncy diploma) , computer training, job search, and housing assistance for six to nine months. It is supported by the Province and All Saints Church.  Ralph Perez is executive director.

After they finished up their work, students toured nearby All Saints Church on East 129th Street with Christopher Keenan, OFM.

Shown in photo are Tamara Hemminger (student), Andrew Mantilia (student), Calvin Fletcher (CREATE Inc.), Jesse Borden (student), Angela Colomaio (student), Ralph Perez (Create Inc.) and, kneeling, Stephanie Ali (Create Inc. Staff and All
Saints Church), and Michael White (All Saints Church volunteer).