John B Rhea is NYCHA’s Chairman and an advocate for early childhood education through his work with Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM). According to its website, “CMOM inspires children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs.” Additionally he has been very supportive of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. The Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation is dedicated to providing inner-city youth with significant arts exposure and access. It also offers exhibition opportunities for underrepresented artists and artists of color. In addition to the over 2,300 students it has served, Rush exhibits the work of 40-50 emerging and community-based artists in its galleries. Though some tend to segregate their philanthropic endeavors from their work, Rhea does not. For a living, he works for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), where he strives to better lives of affordable housing residents.
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