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RHI’s Education Team is looking for an Academic Advisor

 

 

We are looking for a determined person, dedicated to the academic success of our scholars at RHI. Someone who is dedicated to the mission of RHI and the work that we do, with great communication skills, experience working with youth in an after school setting. Advisors help young people learn through academic enrichment activities, review content being taught in school, and support them to complete projects and homework assignments. Academic Advisors meet weekly with the Education Manager and Middle School Team to review individual “participant improvement plans” and explore avenues toward educational success. An Advisor may provide academic support in one-on-one or small group tutoring sessions, and oversees the work of High School Students working as tutors for the middle school program. Do you know a qualified person? Are you a qualified person? We encourage all to apply! To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to apply@rhicenter.org with ‘Academic Advisor’ in the subject line.  

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, Employment

RHI is Hiring: ​Middle School Youth Worker

 

 

We are looking for an experienced Group Leader that is committed to the mission of RHI, and has at least 1 year of experience working Middle School youth in an after-school setting. The ideal candidate must be passionate about working with youth, work well with a team and have exemplary problem solving skills. Summary:​The Youth Worker will assist in providing programs and services to young people in RHI’s youth programs. This person is also responsible for planning and executing excursions for middle school participants. The Youth Worker is passionate about engaging youth and continuing to learn about youth development. Do you know a qualified person? Are you a qualified person? We encourage all to apply! To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to apply@rhicenter.org with ‘Middle School Youth Worker’ in the subject line.

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Sources Confirm Arrests & Ongoing Investigation Into NYCHA Kickback Scheme

When: Monday, August 13, 2018

Where: Sources Confirm Arrests & Ongoing Investigation Into NYCHA Kickback Scheme

NYCHA is BACK in the news.... From Kings County Politics.com: Arrests have already been made and there is an ongoing investigation into a massive kickback scheme involving New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) jobs to repair Superstorm Sandy damage, according to sources with knowledge of the investigation. KCP first reported the kickback scheme last Friday as happening in Coney Island, but has learned since it is a citywide investigation involving construction companies and nefarious characters known on the street as “the coalition,” getting low-income individuals on NYCHA job sites at prevailing wages for kickback “donations.” Sources say the city’s Department of Investigation (DOI) is involved in the investigation. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is also looking through several complaints regarding the investigation. Read full article here...

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Community, Recreation/Sports

Brooklyn Nets Basketball Academy Comes to Red Hook!

When: Aug 20, 2018 10:00-12:00 am

Where: 800 Henry Street (Behind Red Hook Recreation Center)

Children ages 6-14 are invited to learn basketball fundamentals and skills with training from Academy coaches. All skill levels welcome. 

Each participant will receive an elusive Brooklyn Nets Basketball Academy T-shit!

Contact Dre at drerichey94@gmail.com or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. All participants must have a waiver signed by parents and brought the same day of the clinic being held. All waivers will be left at PAL Miccio, RHI, Red Hook Recreational, and Red Hook Community Justice Center.

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, Food

12th Annual Taste of Red Hook

When: Sep 25, 2018 6:00-9:00 pm

Where: Liberty Warehouse, 260 Conover St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

The 12th Annual Taste of Red Hook is a meaningful community event that brings together 50 award-winning restaurants,breweries, bakeries, wineries and distilleries for one night only. All proceeds benefit the work of Red Hook Initiative. Enjoy stunning views from the Red Hook coast, a silent auction, food and drink, while meeting RHI staff, participants, and donors during this spectacular evening. Get Your Tickets Here!

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Community Happy Hour: Honey’s

When: Aug 23, 2018 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Join Pioneer Works staff, artists-in-residence, and friends in our garden for happy hour. Each event spotlights a local chef or culinary organization. This month’s Happy Hour features Bushwick cocktail bar Honey’s which doubles as the front-of-house tasting room for Enlightenment Wines, New York City’s first meadery.

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, Art/Music

Hercules in Red Hook

When: Aug 16, 2018 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: The Flagpole 450 Columbia Street

On Thursday, August 16 at 6 PM, we will present readings from Euripides' The Madness of Hercules at The Flagpole, 450 Columbia Street in the Red Hook Houses.  Actors Frankie Faison (The Wire), Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Glenn Davis (24) and Councilman Jumaane Williams will take part. About an act of unspeakable violence by a man revered by his friends and fellow soldiers, the ensuing discussion will focus on the impact of violence on families and communities as well as the perpetrator. This event is free, open to all, and free ice cream will be served. We are also looking for panelists for this evening. Panelists watch the performance with the audience and afterward, speak for about 3-4 minutes--from their hearts and guts--about what rang true for them in this ancient play. Their words act as a bridge for the facilitated community conversation that follows. We would welcome your suggestions for a panelist. If you'd like to come--and bring a group!--please let me know! You can RSVP by contacting me or by visiting this link: herculesinredhook.eventbrite.com

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, , Community, Employment, Information

Now Hiring Digital Stewards

 

 

THE JOB: Digital Stewards @ VStudio is a small business incubator where members get paid to learn digital career skills. Members learn on the job as they create and deliver products and services to clients. Hiring is ongoing for eager young adults, 18 - 24 years old, who want hands on experience and fast paced learning. No prior experience necessary. All interested apply: Administrative Technologist The person we’re looking for is interested in working “behind the scenes” of a business, scheduling meetings, organizing teams and learning what it takes to keep a business running smooth. Photography Technologist The person we’re looking for knows taking photos isn’t just about pointing and clicking. They’re willing to learn how important it is to create high quality photos for commercial and marketing purposes. Retouching Technologist The person(s) we’re looking for can sweat small details and be a known perfectionist. We are looking to create a team of photo editors learning to work in programs like Photoshop. For more information and to submit resumes; please contact:  Jaebi Bussey  Jajaebi@rhicenter.org    

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Community, Food, Health

FREE Summer Meals

When: Jun 27 1:15 pm-Aug 31, 2018 2:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library 7 Wolcott St Brooklyn, NY 11231

Serving free lunch to kids & teens 18 years and under during the summer. Enjoy sandwiches, fresh fruit, and cold milk!

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, Community, Information

Red Hook Flicks 2018: Movies on the Pier

When: Jul 10 8:30 pm-Aug 28, 2018 11:00 pm

 

At the Red Hook Flicks series, see movies on the water and under the watch of Lady Liberty. Presented by Pioneer Works and in association with Red Hook Community Justice Center. The film schedule runs every Tuesday night from July 10 to August 28 on Valentino Pier in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Please bring a low chair or blanket. Film schedule July 10: Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle July 17: Creed July 24: Captain Underpants July 31: Roadhouse August 7: Hairspray (1988) August 14: Silence of the Lambs August 21: Coco August 28: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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Community, Employment, Information

IT Associate Wanted at Red Hook Initiative

When: June 12-30, 2018

Where: RHI 767 Hicks Street

RHI is looking for an IT Associate: Reports to: Director of Operations Schedule: Part-time, 20 hours/week, flexible hours Summary/Description: The IT Associate is responsible for supporting Red Hook Initiative’s technology equipment and services, including daily, on-demand IT support for all staff. The IT Associate serves as a primary RHI liaison with external vendors providing technology services to RHI. Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the IT Associate include but are not limited to:  Provide routine IT support for RHI staff, such as creating and modifying users, resetting passwords, connecting to printers, and offering guidance on basic computer techniques and skills.  Troubleshoot equipment and/or internet failures as needed.  Support/Train staff to learn basic troubleshooting skills themselves and develop a culture of technological confidence and independence.  Oversee RHI’s password management system and work to improve staff adoption.  Orient new staff to their equipment and introduce them to RHI’s IT systems.  Manage RHI technology equipment. This includes inventory, upkeep and updates as designated by the Director of Operations.  Develop and manage an in-house ticketing system.  Serve as liaison/first point of contact to RHI’s contract IT vendor, Nonprofit Solutions Network. Engage additional outside IT support when needed.  Collaborate with RHI’s Digital Stewards team on technology projects as appropriate on trainings, workshops or seminars.  Collaborate with the Red Hook WIFI Project Manager as appropriate to support the expansion of the free wireless network in Red Hook.  Work with Operations team to identify areas where technology systems could be made more efficient and implement solutions.  Take on other tech projects as needed. Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:  Strong computing skills  Strong customer/client service orientation  Strong project management and organizational skills  Detail oriented  Ability to create and manage external relationships  Patience for new learners  Ability to keep accurate records and statistics  Willingness to collaborate on projects and work with a team Experience and Qualifications:  High School Diploma or HSE  Some form of computer science training/courses preferred  A+ or Net+ Certifications or similar, or equivalent experience  Customer relations  Knowledge of Red Hook community and RHI mission and vision (resident preferred) Contact: (718) 858-6782 for more information.

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Shape Up NYC – Cardio Sculpt Group Fitness Class

When: Saturdays at 10:00 am, from May 12, 2018 until December 29, 2018

Where: Red Hook Recreation Center, 155 Bay St., Brooklyn, NY

This class is designed to blast your cardio fitness and work your muscles in every way possible. Through a combination of strength training (with resistance bands) and high intensity cardio, this class will help you strengthen and tone your entire body and increase your cardio fitness levels. Just bring some water and a towel and get ready to have fun!

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Art/Music, Food, Health

Seed Bomb Workshop

When: May 19, 2018 2:00-3:30 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

Get a lesson in guerilla gardening tactics! Come to this workshop to learn how to create your own seed bombs out of compost and clay. The workshop will take place in our beautiful back garden. As always, we will have books on gardening available, but be sure to check out our brand new community seed bank as well!

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Red Hook Eats its Greens

When: Apr 26, 2018 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

The cycle begins again! The Red Hook Library & the RHDSEP (Red Hook Diabetes Support and Education Program) are teaming up to bring you a series of expert-led workshops aimed at providing you with strategies to take control of your health! Come to this fun and engaging series to learn: Small changes that make a big difference How to identify healthy foods that taste great How to read nutritional labels and cut down on the bad stuff Strategies for supermarket shopping and pantry stocking Featuring: Freebies! Recipe cards, resource kits, and prizes for sticking to exercise and eating goals

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Healthy Mom/ Healthy Baby Workshop

When: Apr 17, 2018 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: 76 Lorraine Street, Brooklyn, NY

 8 -week Parenting Workshops! These workshops are two days a week (Tues & Thurs). (All HM/HB workshops are facilitated by moms that have previously completed the HM/HB program) We will also be having a program for Dads. Young Dads Unite, will begin on Weds, April 18th, 6-8 pm every Weds at 76 Lorraine Street. (All YDU workshops are facilitated by dads that have previously completed the YDU program).  All programs provide dinner and childcare while parents are in the workshops. Feel free to share the information within your network or with anyone who would be interested in the program. If you would like more information on the program or The Alex House Project feel free to contact me via email or at 347-951-5572.

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, , Food, Health

Community Seed Exchange

When: Apr 21, 2018 2:00-3:30 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

Please join us for a casual afternoon seed exchange and horticultural chat. Everyone is welcome, with or without seeds. Bring what you can, and take what you need. Brought to you by the Red Hook Library, Red Hook Food Co-Op 2018, with generous donations from our friends at Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Gowanus Nursery

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Get the Red Hook “Tea”

When: Apr 21, 2018 11:00-2:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Public Library

This is an open mic event where you can meet and greet our community stakeholders, residents, and businesses. All are welcome to give us updates regarding various projects and proposals for the entire Red Hook community and beyond. For more information and to RSVP; contact Karen Blondel at 718-809-2070 or email at kblondel@fifthave.org.

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Parent Education for Young Mom’s & Dad’s

When: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri at 6:00 pm, from April 6, 2018 until April 6, 2018

Where: 76 Lorraine Street, Brooklyn, New York

The Alex House Project offers a holistic approach to parenting where they offer: *Parenting Education *Employment referrals and placement *Educational Support (Young mothers age 25 and under. Young dads age 30 and under.) For more information regarding registration and volunteering; please contact: (347) 951-5572

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, , Community, Food, Health

Apply for SNAP Benefits Online

When: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Where: Online

Do you need SNAP (Foodstamps) Benefits? Did you know that you can apply online? Follow the link , create an account and complete the application. The site allows you to upload your documents and you can receive Emergency Benefits within a few business days. Apply now (and or recertify) at: Apply for SNAP Benefits

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, Community, Health

Evening of Yoga

When: Mar 29, 2018 4:30-5:15 pm

Where: Red Hook Justice Center 88 VISITATION PLACE

Join us for an evening of Yoga to celebrate the strength in ourselves and all women in our community. Please reach out to Daniella at 917.328.7709 or dacker@nycourts.gov with any questions.

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Community, Health

Healing After Violence – Women’s Support Group

When: May 3 5:00 pm-Jun 13, 2018 7:00 pm

Where: 135 Dwight Street, Apt 1D

If you've ever unsafe in a relationship, this group offers a safe a confidential space to connect with others who have been in similar situations, share your feelings with people who understand, and begin to heal from past experiences. *Free Dinner and Metrocard provided All group members must complete an intake before the first session. Please contact Dalia at 347-404-9017 or rhcintern2@nycourts.gov to schedule intake or to get more information.

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