Supporters Day in Honor of Charles Riley is on Feb 17


On Saturday, February 17, 2018 (6 PM), the First Community Interfaith Institute Inc., located at 219 Hamilton Street, Rochester NY, will highlight its Black History Month with its “Supporters Day in Honor of Charles Riley.” The classes at First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. will concentrate on the classic book by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, The Miseducation of the Negro.

”Supporters Day in Honor of Charles Riley” (February 17, 2018, 6: 00 PM) will accent the importance of the foot soldiers who have helped to make our history and our leaders. The late Charles Riley (1958-1997) is an example of many foot soldiers who helped make our community better. The Charles Riley Tutorial Program is named after Charles Riley, who was a strong supporter of First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. and volunteered his time, energy and money to help with the after-school program at First Community Interfaith Institute Inc.

Dr. Woodson wrote about people like Charles Riley when he wrote:
“Under leadership, we have been constrained to do the biddings of others; by service, we may work out a program in the light of our own circumstances. Under leadership we have become poverty-stricken; by service, we may teach the masses how to earn a living honestly…”

The late Charles Riley gave his service and he contributed to helping many young people in our after-school program. As Dr. Woodson wrote:
“The race needs workers, not leaders. Such workers will solve the problems which race leaders talk about and raise money to enable them to talk more about…”
Indeed the late Charles Riley “translated the idea of leadership into that of service…”