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Education Tax Credit “Day of Service”

Posted on Jun 5, 2015 in DeSales Blog, External Relations

Ministers throughout Brooklyn and Queens to preach this weekend on need for Education Tax Credit.

Pastors throughout Brooklyn and Queens will be preaching this weekend on the need for Albany to approve the Education Tax Credit as part of the Parental Choice in Education Act. The Act expands real school choice by providing $150 million in tax credits for donations to non-profit K-12 scholarship funds and lower-income families that pay private school tuition. It also provides school teachers with a $200 tax credit if they spend that amount or more of their own money on classroom materials.

A Quinnipiac poll this week found strong voter support for the measure. A poll last week by Siena College found strong support among African-American, Black, Latino, Catholic and Jewish voters.
Here’s the list of ministers and congregations participating in the Day of Service:
Saturday June, 6th:
Pastor Gilford Monrose, Mt. Zion Church of God (7th Day), Brooklyn, NY, 11203
Sunday June, 7th:
Pastor Bowels Taitt, Miller Evangelical Christian Union, 1110 President St., Brooklyn, 11225
Pastor Kenneth Seabrooks, Rehoboth Cathedral Church, 55 MacDougal St., Brooklyn, 11233
Pastor Orlando Findlayter, New Hope Christian Fellowship, 1090 Utica Ave., Brooklyn, 11203
Rev. Jessie Shumbry, King Emmanuel Missionary Baptist, 342 Malcolm X Blvd, Bklyn, 11233
Pastor Daryl Bloodsaw, First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, 450 Eastern Pkwy, Bklyn, 11215
Pastor Sheldon Hamblin, St. Paul’s Church in The Village of Flatbush, 157 St. Paul’s Place, Brooklyn, 11226
Fr. Michael Williams, St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 4301 Avenue D, Brooklyn, 11203
Pastor Dennis Dillon, Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11238
Pastor Alfred Cockfield, God’s Battalion of Prayer, 661 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY, 11203
Father Peter Bramble, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1417 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11213
Dr. Barbara Lucas, Agape Tabernacle International Fellowship, 8712 Glenwood Rd, Bklyn, 11236
Rev. Eddie Alleyne, St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 331 Hawthorne St., Brooklyn, NY, 11225
Reverend Calvin Rice, New Jerusalem Worship Center, 122-05 Smith St, Queens, NY, 11434
Reverend Russell Marquis, Shiloh Baptist Church, 173-70 106th Avenue, Queens, NY, 11433
Rev. Alfredo Archibald, Fellowship Presbyterian Church, 89-60 164th St, Jamaica, Qns 11432
Jeffrey Thompson, Amity Baptist Church, 164-18 108th Avenue, Queens, NY, 11433
Patrick O’Connor, First Presbyterian Church, 89-60 164th Street, Jamaica, Queens, 11432
Fred Simmons, Greater Springfield Community Church, 177-06 129th Ave., Jamaica, Qns, 11434
The Education Tax Credit is supported by a diverse coalition of more than 140 groups from across New York State. See the full list at