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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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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 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 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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Pioneer Works is hiring a Seasonal, Part-Time Assistant Gardener

When: Mar 31-Apr 10, 2017

Where: 159 Pioneer Street

Seasonal Part-Time Assistant Gardener About Pioneer Works Pioneer Works is a center for research and experimentation in contemporary culture located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Through a broad range of educational programs, performances, arts and science residencies, and exhibitions, Pioneer Works seeks to transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries, foster community, and provide a space where alternative modes of thought are supported and activated in tangible ways. The garden at Pioneer Works is a place for public enjoyment, collaborative programming and ecosystem regeneration. As as a site situated in a flood zone, the garden includes native plant restoration and serves to become a salt-tolerant landscape. The ½ acre space contains a young food forest including fruit trees, perennial vegetables along with medicinal and culinary herbs, in addition to site-specific artist projects. The Position Pioneer Works is in search of a Part-Time Seasonal gardener who will work alongside the Landscape Curator to assist in planning, planting, watering and maintaining the horticultural landscape. The Assistant Gardener will also help to manage and supervise a group of up to two Interns, who will also work part-time in the garden. In addition, the Assistant Gardener will collaborate to plan and lead weekly youth programs in the space, and work to engage with the public during open garden hours. Ideal candidates are interested in food and urban farming, and have previous experience teaching as well as maintaining and developing a public garden. This position requires availability to work on one weekend day, when the garden is open to the public. Responsibilities include: - Assisting in the physical maintenance of the garden including planting, watering, pruning, weeding, mulching and mowing while collaborating to create long-term care plan for the space -Engaging with the public during open garden hours, especially during one weekend day -Cultivating a small food garden, and co-teaching weekly garden-centric programming with local youth throughout summer and fall -Helping to build and maintain a compost system that will collect and process food scraps Ideal candidates have: -Knowledge of gardening and compost techniques and can identify common plants in urban landscapes -Experience strategizing, problem solving and working independently as well as collaboratively -The ability to perform physical labor including shoveling, digging, raking and occasionally carrying heavy objects in the great outdoors, regardless of weather -Availability on one weekend day, either Saturday or Sunday, weekly. Details This a part-time, seasonal position, with a flexible schedule and up to 20 hrs/week. The season begins in early April and continues through late November. Compensation is $20/hr. Candidates should email their cover letter and resume to Pioneer Works provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Pioneer Works complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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

Where: Red Hook Initiative 767 Hicks Street

Resident Empowerment Training Workshop #3: "Advocacy in New York City" Learn how to navigate through New York City government to have your concerns addressed. Saturday, April 1st 1:30pm - 3:30pm Red Hook Initiative 767 Hicks Street Workshops are FREE and open to all residents and individuals that work in RED HOOK and surrounding neighborhoods. Contact Tevina Chiffon Willis to confirm. Email: Call: 347-469-3261


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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. 347-469-3261.


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Rally to Oppose Repeal of Affordable Care Act, Medicare Cuts

When: Feb 18, 2017 11:00-

Where: Gouverneur Health Auditorium 227 Madison Street Lower East Side of Manhattan

Come rally with Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, her colleagues, Patients, Healthcare Providers, Advocacy Groups this Saturday morning! New York, NY –Members of New York City’s Congressional delegation, City officials, New York healthcare providers, advocacy groups and patients will rally Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. in lower Manhattan to oppose Republican efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   The rally comes the same day that House Democrats across the country are coordinating a “National Day of Action” to oppose Republican efforts to “Make America Sick Again.”



RHDSEP- Red Hook Diabetes Support & Education Program

When: Feb 11, 2017 1:00-3:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library- 7 Wolcott Street

Steps to Health- Kick off! The RHDSEP will meet to talk meal planning, and blood sugar testing, and kick off our 1-month Red Hook Steps to Health call-to-action! Come to the meeting, sign up to count your steps, download an app or pick up a pedometer, and be eligible for giveaways and prizes when you count your steps and add them to the community tally. refreshments provided contact with questions


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When: Thursday, January 26, 2017

Where: The Red Hook Community Justice Center

Chances are you have had some type of disagreement with a friend, family member, or even kids. Studies show that disagreements occur over six times a day. Come join us at Peacemaking to learn how to better resolve conflicts in your life.



Southwest Brooklyn Tenant Union Meeting 12/21 @ 6:30pm CGA 201 Columbia St***

When: Dec 21, 2016 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: Carroll Gardens Association, 201 Columbia Street

Come together with your neighbors and fellow tenants at our monthly Southwest Brooklyn Tenant Union meeting. Through SWBTU, we are building tenant power and sharing collective knowledge and skills to ensure that tenants in Red Hook, the Columbia Waterfront, and Carroll Gardens do not get displaced. You have a right to live in safe, affordable housing and to put down roots in a neighborhood!


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Extreme Cold Weather Alert Dec 15-17th

When: December 15-17, 2016


The New York City Emergency Management Department urges New Yorkers to prepare for upcoming extreme cold weather.  An arctic blast and strong winds will bring bitterly cold weather to the New York City area Thursday through Saturday, 12/15 - 12/17. With temperatures below freezing, wind chill values as low as zero degrees, and wind gusts as high as 40 mph, New Yorkers are encouraged to stay indoors as much as possible. When outdoors, be sure to wear dry, warm clothing and cover exposed skin. New Yorkers are advised to check on their neighbors, friends, and relatives, especially the elderly and those with disabilities, and access and functional needs during periods of extreme cold. People most likely to be exposed to dangerous cold include those who lack shelter, work outdoors and/or live in homes with malfunctioning or inadequate heat. Seniors, infants, people with chronic cardiovascular or lung conditions, people using alcohol or drugs, and people with cognitive impairments (like dementia, serious mental illness or developmental disability) are at increased risk. For more information on how to prepare for extreme cold, please visit: