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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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Tell us your Ideas for Coffey Park

When: Apr 22, 2017 10:00-1:30 pm

Where: Coffey Park

A Different Playground, or Basketball Court, Newer Water Fountains, Cleaner Park, Volleyball Court? Tell us what you'd like to see at Coffey Park. And give a helping hand with painting and clean-up. Also have fun playing with giant outdoor games such as dominoes, football toss and others. ALL ages welcome.

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Theatre of the Oppressed NYC In partnership with Red Hook Community Justice Center

When: Dec 15, 2016 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: South Brooklyn Community High School (Gym)

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC and Red Hook Community Justice Center present Wrong Place, Wrong Time, a forum play addressing the school-to-prison pipeline and access to education after involvement with the criminal justice system. Based on the real-life experiences of the actors. FREE and open to the public! To RSVP visit www.tonyc.nyc or call (646) 504-4582

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The Digital Stewards Present The Red Hook Regatta!

When: Sep 25, 2016 1:00-5:00 pm

Where: Valentino Pier

Pioneer Works presents the second annual Red Hook Regatta, where 3D printed and homemade remote-controlled boats will take to the seas and race at Valentino Pier! The main event features 3D-printed, radio-controlled boats designed and built by members of the Red Hook Initiative’s Digital Stewards. Teams will compete to transport “cargo” (foam containers with metal plates) from “Stevedores” on the beach to designated “crane operators”, who will be receiving the cargo on the pier using fishing rods equipped with red magnetic hooks. Each cargo container picked up by a crane constitutes one point for that boat’s team, and the boat with the most points is the winner. This race is mayhem — the tides, the wind, the wakes from real container ships, and the technical challenge of the task make the race a must-see event. Join us for an afternoon fun for all ages. Leading up to the races will be music, carnival games, and a Wind-Powered Boat Race where children of all ages can build, decorate, and race their own paper boats in water tanks. SIGN UP TO ENTER A BOAT FOR THE MAIN EVENT! In the second annual Regatta, we introduce an entirely new category of competition: the General DIY Boat Race. DIY boats can be made out of any material - and we will provide electronics kits for all boats entered in the race! More information on the rules of registration found on the Pioneer Works website. Hurry, the deadline to register your boat and pick up an electronics kit is September 9, 2016. History of the Red Hook Regatta: The Red Hook Regatta was conceived as an initiative within the Pioneer Works Civic Journalism program and subsequently evolved into a major neighborhood event, drawing a diverse group of local participants racing 3D-printed and laser-cut boats along the Red Hook waterfront. The Regatta purposefully connects Red Hook’s rich history as a shipping port to new technologies like 3D modeling/printing, electronic circuitry, and digital game design. At its core, the Regatta embodies a form of storytelling and media production that connects a community to its history, environment, and culture as well as the current-day issues that it faces.

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Teen PASS: Red Hook, Free Afterschool Programming

When: Mondays at 3:45 pm, from September 19, 2016 until June 30, 2017

Where: Red Hook Recreation Center

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff. Students receive a snack and homework help everyday. Our program runs Monday-Thursday from 3:45-6:30, and Fridays from 1:30-6:30. We also offer holiday and weekend programming and free monthly field trips. Our program begins Monday, September 19th and parents must fill out an enrollment packet in order for students to participate. For more information, please visit: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/education/teen-pass/ Phone: (212)-360-2746 Email: Education@cityparksfoundation.org

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IDNYC is back in RED HOOK!

When: Mondays, from September 12, 2016 until September 23, 2016

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center

We are pleased to announce that the Justice Center will once again be serving as a pop-up site for the IDNYC program from September 12th – September 23rd. We first served as a pop-up site in January of this year; well it was such a resounding success that they want to come back to Red Hook! IDNYC is a free government issued identification card for all New York City residents, which offers a number of benefits including free memberships to many city museums, zoos, and botanical gardens, and discounts at many businesses. Anyone who lives in NYC and is at least 14 years old is eligible, and can apply here at the Justice Center between Sept. 12 and 23. The enrollment center will be located in the mural room on the 1st floor, and will be operating during our regular building hours (including Tuesday evenings). Appointments can be booked by calling 311 or going online at: www.nyc.gov/idnyc Last January, we managed to enroll 600 people, including staff, clients, community members, and even some elected officials! But since it’s our second time around, we want to do even better! For more information on the IDNYC program, check out their website at www.nyc.gov/idnyc

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EPA Public Information Meeting about the Red Hook Park Ballfields

When: Aug 4, 2016 6:30-9:00 pm

Where: Miccio Center Gymnasium 110 West 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11231

Join representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and NYC Parks at a public information meeting: Representatives from EPA, NYC Parks and other city agencies will be on hand to update the community on the status of the cleanup of the Red Hook Park ballfields and to answer questions. For more information about the site you can visit: https://www3.epa.gov/region02/superfund/removal/columbia/ For additional information about the meeting you can call Natalie Loney, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator at 212-637-3639 Dan Wiley | Community Coordinator | Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez SW Brooklyn District Office | 16 Court Street, Suite 1006 | Brooklyn, NY 11241 T (718) 222-5819 | F (718) 222-5830 | daniel.wiley@mail.house.gov

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