142-30 Barclay Ave.
Flushing, NY 11355
Nature and Purpose of Agency
Chinese American Council Inc. (CPC) with over 50 programs is a non
profit community based organization providing educational and
social services for over 40 years in Brooklyn, Manhattan and
Queens. CPC Queens School Age Day Care @ PS 20 serves
multi-ethnic children ages 5-12 years old. It is a year round
after school center serving low income families. Our students
come from 14 public schools in Region 3 and School District
25. Our staff reflects our diverse student population
representing Black and Latino Americans, South East Asian Americans
(Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Urdu, etc).
Tasks Available for Students
Assist classroom teachers in tutoring elementary school children in
all academic areas and homework assistance, leading and teaching
small groups of children in multicultural arts and crafts, team
sports, and services, and learn office operations and
administrative tasks and program management, participate in special
projects (Hall of Science-Math/Music, CPC Olympics, Children’s
carnival/bazaar), implement research projects if part of St. John’s
coursework and network with other CBOs.
English as a second language is a necessity at PS 20, phonics,
one-on-one ESL opportunities available. All other majors are
needed as well.
At RISK students also need tutors.
Child Psychology and Social Services majors; PS 20 finds that many
of the academic struggles of the students derive from developmental
difficulties at home; cultural changes, language, child abuse;
awareness of cultural problems/immigrants are faced with and how it
affects the students learning abilities.
St. John’s University students may choose their own flexible
volunteer hours. Our year round program hours are:
Monday to Friday from 2:30pm – 6:00pm on public school days and
8:30am – 6:00pm on school holidays (winter/spring recess and
Student Awareness/Special Instructions
Students will be developing interpersonal and leadership skills as
they learn and serve in a fast paced academic and social service
environment integrating real life situations with constructive
solutions and enhance their life/work experiences.
#7 train to Main Street, Flushing. Walk to Union Street, make
a right and walk two blocks to Barclay Ave.
Can also take the Queens Bus to Main St./Roosevelt Ave Transit
Start out going NORTH on UTOPIA PKWY toward UNION TURNPIKE.
Turn LEFT onto HORACE HARDING EXPY N. Merge onto LONG ISLAND
EXPY / I-495 W via the ramp on the LEFT. Take EXIT 23 toward
MAIN ST. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto HORACE HARDING EXPY
N. Turn RIGHT onto MAIN ST. Turn RIGHT onto
FRANKLIN AVE. Turn LEFT onto UNION ST. Turn RIGHT
onto BARCLAY AVE. End at 14230 Barclay Ave.