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LOOKING TO LAUNCH A CAREER IN SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION?

When: Jan 23, 2018 10:30-

Where: 767 Hicks Street

JOIN THE SOLAR PANEL TRAINING PROGRAM! THIS IS A PAID 6-WEEK TRAINING PROGRAM Learn practical skills in: Basic Carpentry, Intro to Electrical Wiring, Solar Panel Installation, Construction Math Tool Usage. Minimum requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, a low-income Red Hook resident, eligible to work in the US legally, able to lift 50lbs, comfortable with heights and able to score 8th grade level on a reading and math screening. ATTEND THE NEXT INFO SESSION TO APPLY

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Paid on The Job Training

 

 

From the office of Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez: for Red Hook, Gowanus and Wycoff Houses residents Receive paid on the job training while maintaining your full social service benefits without incurring a rent increase and also receive a $5k college award upon completion. Come to the info session on the Americorps/Vista program. (B37 to 3rd Avenue & Baltic Street or 2,3,4,5,R,N,Q trains to Atlantic Avenue Barclay Center: walk 5 min)    

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Neighborhood Development Workshops

When: Jan 18 6:00 pm-Feb 13, 2018 8:00 pm

Where: 621 Degraw Street

Gowanus Neighborhood Development Series Workshops (for Red Hook, Gowanus, and Wycoff residents): Series of 3 workshops discussing Land Use, rezoning and what this means for businesses and residents and the environmental impact this will have. Thurs: January 18th - What is ULURP? - What is the Uniformed Land Use Review Procedure? Tues: January 30th - Understanding Trade-Offs- How communities can negotiate to prioritize community needs and assess "trade-offs" Tues: February 13th - Understanding Environmental Review - Learn about the public review process for development proposals. Food and refreshments served RSVP to 718-237-2017, ext 113 or GNCJ@fifthave.org  

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Free 10 Week Paid Training Program

When: Jan 10-Feb 7, 2018

Where: Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow 783 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Masonry Restoration Technician Training Program Open Houses: January 10, 2018 1pm to 4pm; January 24th 6pm to 8pm; February 7th 6pm-8pm 10 weeks paid hands on training Free 10-hour OSHA Certification Course Free Scaffolding and Swing Scaffolding Certification Course Opportunities for union construction jobs with benefits and career growth contingent on passing additional exams Call to register: 718-369-0303

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FREE Tax Help

When: Jan 20-Apr 14, 2018

Where: Fifth Avenue Committee 621 Degraw Street

2018 Tax Season will operate ONLY on Saturdays starting January 20th – April 14th at 621 Degraw Street Brooklyn, NY 11217. Doors will open at 10am promptly.

Ø  An appointment MUST be scheduled! Participants can:

o   Call the Tax Hotline at 212-505-3482

o   Schedule their own appointment at https://taxesatclinic.youcanbook.me/

o   Contact Yannerys Castillo at 718-237-2017 x164

Ø  Participants interested in an ITIN, filing back years (up to 4 years; 2018,2017,2016 & 2015) or amendment taxes are welcomed!

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Farm Manager, Added Value

When: Thursday, March 15, 2018

Where: Added Value farm, Red Hook, Brooklyn

Added​ ​Value​ ​Farms​ ​is a youth-centered urban farming and food justice nonprofit in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We create opportunities for teens to expand their knowledge base, develop their leadership skills, and positively engage with each other, their community, and the environment. We operate two urban farms sites, and our programs include a teen farm apprenticeship, a weekly farm stand, a CSA, and a school workshop program. We strive to transform vacant lands into vibrant urban farms, improve access to healthy, affordable produce, and nurture a new generation of green leaders. Position​ ​Overview: The Farm Manager is responsible for all crop production and farm maintenance at the 2.75 acre Red Hook Community Farm, located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The farm supplies our 70+ member CSA as well as our weekly farm stand. Working closely with Added Value’s education staff, the Farm Manager supports the training and ongoing mentorship of 7-25 high-school aged youth throughout the growing season. The position supports education and outreach work through ongoing school visits, regular volunteer hours, and special events. Responsibilities: ● Manage farm, greenhouse, storage areas; ● Develop and implement crop plan including seeding/planting/harvesting schedules with youth involved in all aspects of production; ● Employ organic pest management strategies as needed on the farm; ● Set up and maintain various irrigation systems; ● Support training and mentorship of Added Value youth farmers; ● Supervise ad hoc volunteer groups as well as weekly drop-in volunteer hours; ● Liaison and manage regular communication with CSA organizing committee; ● Develop relationships, manage orders, and handle deliveries for local restaurant buyers; ● Support planning, harvesting, and marketing activities for weekly youth-led farm stand; ● Keep annual budget, records, inventory, and harvest tallies; ● Collaborate on special events on the farm such as fundraisers and community festivals; ● Participate in staff meetings, social media outreach, grant writing, and strategic planning for the organization as a whole. Qualifications: ● 3-4 years in intensive, small farm, high-yield vegetable production; ● Expertise in organic vegetable growing, as well as compost management techniques; ● Demonstrated experience working with youth; ● Commitment to social justice; ● Ability to work collaboratively with those from various racial, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds; ● Experience in the safe operation and general maintenance of farm tools and machinery; ● Seed propagation, succession planting, and season extension experience; ● Experience developing and executing an annual crop plan and maintaining farm records; ● Organized, detail-oriented - sets strong example for volunteers and youth; ● Comfortable using Microsoft suite and Google Drive; ● Able to work Tuesday-Saturday schedule through the growing season; ● Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ● Flexible, entrepreneurial with an ability to succeed with modest infrastructure; ● Able to lift up to 50 pounds; ● Must have a valid Driver’s License and be able to drive a cargo van in New York City. Preferred: ● Exposure to anti-oppression trainings and inquiry-based education; ● Experience in the operation of farm stands or markets; ● Knowledge of chicken and bee care; ● Social media savvy, particulary Instagram and Facebook; ● Familiar with Red Hook community as well as NYC urban agriculture community; ● Carpentry and other building skills. To​ ​apply: Email resume, cover letter, and two references in a single​ ​pdf​ to: saara@added-value.org. Please write “Farm Manager Position” in the subject line. No calls please. Interviews will be scheduled as qualified applications are received. Position open until filled. Women and POC encouraged to apply.

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Part-time Peer Community Mental Health Worker

When: Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Where: Fund for Public Health, 22 Courtlandt Street, Suite 802, New York, NY 10002

The Community Health Worker will serve as a counselor and referral specialist for residents and community members through the activation of the Friendship Benches and referrals from partnering programs. Community Health Workers will be trained to provide one-on-one mental health coaching sessions to help resident participants identify alternative approaches to problem solving, accessing social services and identifying signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses like depression, anxiety and substance use. If you have any questions about job opportunities available with the Fund, please write to us at publichealthjobs@fphnyc.org.

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RHI is hiring!

When: Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Where: Red Hook Initiative

RHI is looking for a new High-School Program Manager: Dozens of participants in RHI programs have returned to RHI as staff, and have jump-started careers in youth development from there. The High School Program Manager guides the high school team to support youth (14 to 18-year-olds) to achieve their goals within the areas of education, employment, and personal development. The High School Program Manager will maintain a bird’s eye view of the program’s overall performance, troubleshooting barriers for youth or for the high school team in achieving program outcomes. More job description: http://rhicenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/High-School-Program-Manager-Description.pdf To apply, email resume, cover letter, three references and salary requirements to: apply@rhicenter.org

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Join Community Board 6

When: Jan 2-Feb 15, 2018

 

Brooklyn Community Board Membership Application APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2018 You must be a New York City resident to serve on a community board. To qualify for a particular board, you must live, work in, or have a professional or other significant interest in that board’s district. Apply online here:  http://www.brooklyn-usa.org/community-board-membership-application/

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One-on-One Computer Training

When: Tuesdays at 4:00 pm, from August 8, 2017 until December 19, 2017

Where: Red Hook Library

Did you know that the Red Hook Library offers FREE one-on-one computer training? Learn basic computer skills, or get more advanced training from our technology experts. We have a drop-in labs on Tuesdays, but you can make appointments for more in-depth training, too!

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Cherry Diva Spa

When: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Where: I will come to your party and ser up for girls ages 4-14

Cherry Diva Spa offers age appropriate themed parties for girls ,mini manicure, mini pedicures, mini facials, art and craft. My goal is to provide a stylish fun and a memorable experience for divas. Cherry Diva Spa is great for birthdays,play dates, family fun,hotel parties,or just because.

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