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AmeriCorps Opportunity for Students

When: Friday, April 21, 2017

 

We are currently recruiting AmeriCorps members to join the Red Hook Community Resilience Corps as our minimum time members. Youth between the ages of 17-24 who may be pursuing a HSE/ HS diploma are eligible to apply. We have a summer program and school year that youth can choose from. Click here for more info.  School Year- You will be responsible for 300 hours; most hours will be completed from attending classes. On Fridays, you would come to the Justice Center for workshops and mentoring sessions. They will work one on one with another AmeriCorps member. Members will receive an educational award of $1,221. The program will run between May and October. Summer Program- You will be responsible for 300 hours, some of these hours will come from attending class.  The majority of the hours will be from their participation in our Summer Internship program in which they will be trained and place at a site, enhancing their job skills. Members will receive a stipend of $800-$900 in addition to the education award of $1,221. The program will run between June and September.    

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Solar Panel Installation Training

When: April 19-26, 2017

Where: Red Hook Intiative - 767 Hicks St

Take this 6-week course and receive a stipend while you earn the industry certifications from North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Learn practical skills in: Basic Carpentry Intro to Electrical Wiring Solar Panel Installation Construction Math Tool Usage  Attend one of these information sessions: Wednesday, April 19th 10:30am and 2:00 pm; Wednesday, April 26th 10:30am and 2:00 pm Red Hook Intiative - 767 Hicks St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 FOR RED HOOK RESIDENTS  For inquiries call: (347) 987-3920 Click here for more info

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NYC Department of Education

When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Where: P.S. 15 Patrick F. Daly

Welcome: Back To School Free Adult Education Classes What: English as a Second Language(ESL) When: Wednesdays & Thursdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where: P.S.15 Patrick F. Daly 71 Sullivan Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 Must Be 21 Years and Older Registration Locations: P.S.15 Patrick F. Daly Wednesdays 5:40pm School 6: P.S. 013 Roberto Clemente Monday- Thursday 9:30 am Tuesday- Thursday 5:30 pm Saturday 9:00 am For additional information or to confirm registration dates please call our office: 718-240-2770

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REPORT YOUR MOLD TODAY!

When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Where: At Red Hook Initiative please call for appointment 718-858-6782 Ext.7033

MOLD IS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH AND THE HEALTH OF YOUR FAMILY! REPORT YOUR MOLD TODAY! Red Hook Initiative is working to track Mold Complaints to NYCHA. Come to RHI at 767 HICKS ST. TO REPORT YOUR MOLD ISSUE! ALISA PIZARRO 718-858-6782 OR alisa@rhicenter.org Mold exposure can cause headaches, sinus congestion, shortness of breath, skin irritation, permanent respiratory problems, and chronic fatigue syndrome. In addition to aggravating conditions associated with asthma, studies have established that mold exposure can be a contributing factor in the development of asthma. Exposure to large quantities of any kind of indoor mold during a baby’s first year of life has been demonstrated to increase the risk of asthma.

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No Cuts Red Hook!

When: Apr 13, 2017 6:30-

Where: PAVE Academy 732 Henry street

The Trump Administration's proposed cuts to HUD will cut NYCHA's budget $75 million for FY 2017 and stand to cut up to $350 million for FY 2018 based on the $6 Billion cut proposal. The cuts will mean a loss to public housing across the country as well as losses for senior services, Section 8 vouchers, and affordable housing programs     A group of community stakeholders including NYCHA resident leadership, PAVE, PS15, the Justice Center, the South West Brooklyn Tenant's Union, Carroll Gardens Association, local electeds, and others planned a community forum on this issue and to mobilize for a citywide action on April 20th. So come join us and learn how you can take actions to fight the cuts! Click for more info

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OBT – Youth Education (HSE) and Job Training Program

When: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 12:00 pm

Where: 25 Thornton Street Brooklyn, NY 11206

This program provides youth with work readiness skills, training for certifications in Microsoft Office and Customer Service, and for those who did not finish High School, preparation for the High School Equivalency through Pathways to Graduation.  We are hosting an Open House at our Bushwick location this Friday at 12pm for interested applicants to learn more! Applicants must be 17-24, be out of school and live in the 5 boroughs. Offered at in Bushwick, Sunset Park and Jamaica Queens. Click Here To Find Out More Info

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OBT- Web Design and Coding Fundamentals Program Open House

When: April 5-19, 2017

Where: Innovation Lab, 87 35th Street, Brooklyn 11232

Calling all Young Adults that are interested in the tech field, this free 12 week program is a perfect opportunity to learn coding languages, design their own websites and become certified in Adobe Photoshop.  We have open houses the next three Wednesdays. Applicants must be 17-24, have a diploma/GED, be out of school and unemployed and live in the 5 boroughs. Offered at the Innovation Lab, 87 35th Street, Brooklyn 11232. Click here for more info

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Job Opportunity – Young Adult Case Manager

 

 

Position: Young Adult Case Manager Description: The Young Adult (YA) Case Manager guides and supports young adults (18 to 24-year-olds) as they transition to adulthood. The position involves co-creating education and employment goals as young adults navigate the YA program at RHI. The majority of work is based on developing strong relationships with young adults and providing intensive case management from a strengths-based perspective. The Case Manager will maintain a bird’s eye view of participants’ overall growth and development within the program, troubleshoot barriers (e.g. housing, financial, childcare, etc.), and provide needed advocacy and referrals to ensure participants achieve their goals. Click Here To Find Out More

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Come Tell Your Story

When: Apr 3, 2017 1:30-4:30 pm

Where: Red Hook Initiative 767 Hicks street

Have the police ever harassed you? Come by and tell your stories, on camera, about police harassment, TODAY is a  drop-in interview day, it's happening at RHI from 1:30-4:30. Click here to find out more info                

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2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

When: Apr 15, 2017 12:00-

Where: Redemption Church 767 Hicks Street

Come out to our 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Red Hook!! There will be food, drinks and much more, this is sponsored by Redemption Church, which is a new church being established in the community. Bible studies are held at Red Hook Initiative Sunday mornings. Click here to find out more.

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Carlos Menchaca- Vote Week Is Here for Participatory Budgeting!!

When: Mar 27-Apr 2, 2017

 

Participatory Budgeting is true democracy in action. Results are better when residents decide how City dollars should be spent.This is his 4th year making the maximum possible commitment to PB. When residents make decisions about how government impacts their neighborhoods the results are better, and our communities grow stronger.

The process for voting has gotten even easier this year with Online Voting.

How To Vote Online for #PBNYC 1. Visit www.pbnyc.org/vote 2. Select your preferred language 3. Fill out the digital voter affidavit to confirm you can vote in #PBNYC 4. Select your Council District or type in your address to look it up 5. Enter your cell phone number and receive a text message with a verification code (* standard messaging rates apply). 6. Enter your verification code when prompted 7. Vote for up to 5 projects 8. Please complete the optional survey or click "skip and submit my vote now". 9. You're done! Enter your email address if you'd like to receive updates and results. Click here to find out more info 

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Red Hook Library’s Job Fair

When: Mar 25, 2017 11:00-4:00 pm

Where: 7 Wolcott St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Come one come all! Turning the Tide and Red Hook Public Library is hosting: Opportunity Fair 2017 Recruiters that will be there:Red Hook Initiative, Brooklyn Woods, Constellation, HireNYC, Grace Institute and many more. Click here for more information.

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Risk Assessment and Grant Program for NYC Small Businesses Impacted by Superstorm Sandy

When: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Where: nyc.gov/businessprep

Assess your risk. Receive a grant. Protect your business. Apply for an NYC Small Business Services Risk & Preparedness Grant Today! Was your business impacted by Superstorm Sandy? If so, you may be eligible for an on-site, one-on-one risk assessment through the NYC Department of Small Business Services. Their team of experts will come to your place of business to: 1. Review your physical space, operations, and insurance coverage 2. Make recommendations and provide you with a customized report on how you can be better prepared for future business interruptions Following the assessment, you can receive a grant of up to $3,000 to buy items and equipment recommended for your business, such as a wireless Point-of-Sale system, fireproof storage containers, and portable generators. To qualify: - Your small business needs to have been registered and in operation at the time of the storm in October 2012 - Your business must have been impacted by flooding or power outage as a result of the storm - Your business must still be located in the Sandy flood or power outage zone Visit nyc.gov/businessprep or call 311 for more information and to apply.

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Business, Emergency

Risk Assessment and Grant Program for NYC Small Businesses Impacted by Superstorm Sandy

When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

 

Assess your risk. Receive a grant. Protect your business. Apply for an NYC Small Business Services Risk & Preparedness Grant Today! Was your business impacted by Superstorm Sandy? If so, you may be eligible for an on-site, one-on-one risk assessment through the NYC Department of Small Business Services. Their team of experts will come to your place of business to: 1. Review your physical space, operations, and insurance coverage 2. Make recommendations and provide you with a customized report on how you can be better prepared for future business interruptions Following the assessment, you can receive a grant of up to $3,000 to buy items and equipment recommended for your business, such as a wireless Point-of-Sale system, fireproof storage containers, and portable generators. To qualify: • Your small business needs to have been registered and in operation at the time of the storm in October 2012 • Your business must have been impacted by flooding or power outage as a result of the storm • Your business must still be located in the Sandy flood or power outage zone Visit nyc.gov/businessprep or call 311 for more information and to apply.

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Emergency

Winter Weather Advisory- March 14th

When: March 14-16, 2017

 

New York City and State are preparing for the severe weather conditions that will arrive with Winter Storm Stella. A state of emergency in New York will begin Tuesday morning immediately after midnight. Please stay safe, keep informed, be prepared, and check in on neighbors who might need extra help. Among other closures and service interruptions, note:NYC schools and government offices will be closed---Above-ground subway services will stop running at 4 am Tuesday---All City transit systems will be significantly impacted. (check for updates)---LIRR and Metro North lines will all be affected---Road closures are likely---City and State emergency management leaders urge everyone to avoid all but absolutely required travel and have issued an official Hazardous Travel Advisory Please use these references and resources:NYC  has a dedicated Severe Weather resources page including links to report damage: NYC Severe Weather---Notify NYC is a good place to sign up for continuous updates: Click Here to Enroll---Governor Cuomo's official emergency notice can be found here.

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Business, Emergency, Health, News

Resident Empowerment Training

When: Mar 18, 2017 1:30-3:30 pm

Where: Red Hook Public Library 7 Wolcott Street

LEARN ABOUT COMMUNITY ORGANIZING SOCIAL JUSTICE CAMPAIGNING AND MORE! *get free job training *plan a real campaign that will get you results Contact Tevina Chiffon Willis if you would like to attend or need more information. aestheticsoulcommunity@gmail.com 347-469-3261.

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Business, Emergency

Prepare Your Business for Emergencies

When: Oct 26, 2016 6:00-7:00 pm

Where: SBIDC Red Hook Office; 402 Van Brunt, Brooklyn NY 11231

As the fourth anniversary of Super Storm Sandy approaches, SBIDC and NYC Small Business Services are hosting a FREE Emergency Preparedness Workshop for both retail and industrial businesses. From gas leaks and fires to major storms and flooding, as a business owner in New York City you face many challenges that can impact your operations and assets. Join us in Red Hook, Brooklyn to get ready for the unexpected and learn about a new grant program for business preparedness. You Will Learn How To: – Stay in business: Identify your key business operations, employees, and documents – Protect your investments: Understand how to protect your assets and navigate insurance processes – Apply for Risk Assessment & Grant: Get one-on-one advice and money to take action. Additionally, NYC Department of City Planning will also briefly present their study on resilient retail and industrial businesses. Light refreshments will be served. Please reach out to Jesse Solomon, SBIDC’s Economic Development Program Manager at jsolomon@sbidc.org with any questions. REGISTER TO ATTEND: https://nycbizprep-redhook2016.eventbrite.com.

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Emergency

Red Hook Integrated Flood Protection System (IFPS) Public Meeting

When: Oct 13, 2016 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: P.S. 15 PATRICK F. DALY 71 SULLIVAN ST, RED HOOK

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016 PUBLIC MEETING #3 The Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, with support from the New York City Economic Development Corporation, will host the third public meeting for the Red Hook Integrated Flood Protection System (IFPS) Feasibility Study. 6:30PM P.S. 15 PATRICK F. DALY 71 SULLIVAN ST, RED HOOK For summaries of previous meetings and to learn more about the IFPS: EDC.NYC/RHIFPS CHILDCARE, SPANISH TRANSLATION, AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED. Please join us for a presentation on the findings of the integrated flood protection system study on reducing the risk of coastal flooding in Red Hook. Come share your local insight and concerns as we discuss potential locations and heights of an integrated flood protection system. P.S. 15 is wheelchair accessible. To request other accommodations, please contact Rachel Finkelstein at RFinkelstein@cityhall.nyc.gov or 212-676-3150 at least 72 hours in advance. RED HOOKINTEGRATED FLOOD PROTECTION SYSTEM (IFPS) 6:30 PM Doors open at 6 PM JUEVES 13 DE OCTUBRE DE 2016 LA TERCERA JUNTA PÚBLICA La oficina del alcalde de recuperación y resistencia, junta con el corporación de desarollo económico de Nueva York, será el anfitrión de la tercera junta publica para discutir el desarrollo de un IFPS para reducir el riesgo de inundacion costero en Red Hook. 6:30PM P.S. 15 PATRICK F. DALY 71 SULLIVAN ST, RED HOOK Para obtener información de las juntas públicas anteriores y aprender más sobre el IFPS: EDC.NYC/RHIFPS CHICUIDADO DE NIÑOS, LA TRADUCCIÓN ESPAÑOL, Y REFRIGERIOS ESTARÁ DISPONIBLE. Por favor acompáñenos para una presentación sobre los resultados del estudio del sistema integrado de protección contra inundaciones acerca del riesgo a inundación costero en Red Hook. Venga y comparta su intuición local mientras discutamos locaciones y alturas potenciales para un sistema integrado de protección. P.S. 15 es accesible para las sillas de ruedas. Para solicitar otros alojamientos, por favor póngase en contacto con Rachel Finkelstein en RFinkelstein@cityhall.nyc.gov o 212-676-3150 al menos con 72 horas de antelación. RED HOOKINTEGRATED FLOOD PROTECTION SYSTEM (IFPS) 6:30 PM Las puertas se abrirán a las 6 PM

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Emergency

Tropical Storm Watch Issued for New York City

When: September 2-7, 2016

 

Alert issued 9/2/16 at 12:25 PM. The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for New York City. A Tropical Storm Watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the possible onset of tropical-storm-force winds, which include sustained wind speeds of 39mph-74mph. The National Weather Service has also issued a Storm Surge Watch for coastal areas of New York City until further notice. The combination of strong winds, dangerous storm surge and high tide may cause normally dry areas to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline within the next 48 hours. During a Tropical Storm Watch and a Storm Surge Watch, prepare your home and review your plan for evacuation in case a Hurricane or Tropical Storm Warning is issued. If you lose power and have a disability or access needs, or use Life Sustaining Equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, please dial 9-1-1. For the latest weather information, visit www.weather.gov/nyc. For additional information and to find your evacuation zone, visit: http://on.nyc.gov/S4yGuF, http://on.nyc.gov/2cjRrvH, or call 3-1-1. Alert in Spanish: El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional ha emitido una alerta de tormenta tropical para toda o parte de la Ciudad de Nueva York. Una alerta de tormenta tropical indica que pueden producirse vientos con fuerza de tormenta tropical en un plazo de 48 horas, incluso vientos con una velocidad constante de 39 mph a 74 mph. Durante una alerta de tormenta tropical, debe preparar su vivienda y repasar su plan de evacuación en caso de que se emita una advertencia de huracán o tormenta tropical. Para conocer su zona de evacuación, visite www.nyc.gov/knowyourzone o llame al 3-1-1. Si se corta la energía y tiene necesidades por discapacidad o necesidades de acceso, o si utiliza un equipo de soporte vital (Life Sustaining Equipment, LSE) y necesita asistencia inmediata, marque 9-1-1. Para obtener más información sobre ubicaciones y horarios específicos, visitewww.weather.gov/nyc o llame al 3-1-1 (212-639-9675 para acceder al servicio de retransmisión de video, o TTY 212-504-4115). El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional ha emitido una alerta de marea de tormenta para toda o parte del área costera de la Ciudad de Nueva York. La combinación de fuertes vientos, una peligrosa marea de tormenta y la marea en sí pueden provocar que áreas habitualmente secas se inunden debido al aumento del nivel de las aguas que se dirigen tierra adentro desde la costa en las próximas 48 horas. Las personas que residen en el área de la alerta deben tomar todas las precauciones necesarias para proteger sus vidas y bienes del aumento del nivel de las aguas y de otras situaciones peligrosas potenciales. Para obtener información sobre ubicaciones y horarios específicos, visite www.weather.gov/nyc. Para saber si se encuentra en la zona de evacuación por tormenta costera, visite http://www.nyc.gov/knowyourzone.

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Emergency, Health

Red Hook Check-in Workshop

When: Jul 22, 2016 10:00-1:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street

Come join us for a fun and interactive workshop for Red Hook Check-in, a new initiative designed to create a check-in support system for seniors, medically fragile residents, and people with disabilities in times of crisis.
 Learn more at: www.facebook.com/RedHookCheckin

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Emergency, Health

Red Hook Check-in Workshop

When: Jul 22, 2016 10:00-1:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street

Come join us for a fun and interactive workshop for Red Hook Check-in, a new initiative designed to create a check-in support system for seniors, medically fragile residents, and people with disabilities in times of crisis.
 Learn more at: www.facebook.com/RedHookCheckin

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