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Resident Empowerment Training-Run A Successful Meeting

When: Apr 28 2:30 pm-Jun 30, 2018 4:30 pm

Where: RHI 767 Hicks Street

SATURDAY MAY 19TH 2:30PM - 4:30PM Learn tips and methods on how to facilitate a meeting or a workshop. These workshops provide training for anyone who is: A resident in a community that wants to become more involved in making changes. Someone who works in a community that needs access to better resources. A leader in their community (Tenant Association President, Community Activist, Organizer, etc. ) Looking for employment in grassroots organizing. Please feel free to share in your networks,  your staff, etc.  If you have any questions or wish to confirm; please contact Tevina Willis at 347-469-3261 or email tevinaw@gmail.com "RET" in the subject. (Onsite workshops available for your staff ) PLEASE COMPLETE the registration form:  Register.Resident Empowerment Trainings

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Technical Difficulties on the HUB

When: Monday, May 14, 2018

 

Due to technical difficulties; account users are unable to create accounts and share event information. We are currently working to correct this matter. If you have any questions, you can contact the HUB Coordinator at hubcoordinator@rhicenter.org  

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News

Young Mens PAID Leadership Training

When: May 16-17, 2018

Where: Red Hook Inititiative

Calling all YOUNG MEN in Red Hook to be a part of a phenomenal Leadership Training. Get paid for the sessions, enjoy some good food AND leave with a metro card! Interested? Stop by RHI and ask for Marissa.

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Community Board 7 Meeting

When: May 17, 2018 6:30-8:00 pm

Where: 4201 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Agenda: 1. The Pledge of Allegiance 2. Opening of the meeting 3. Adoption of the agenda 4. Adoption of the minutes of the March 21, 2018 board meeting (rescheduled & held on April 18, 2018) 5. Adoption of the minutes of the April 18, 2018 board meeting 6. Adoption of the minutes of the public hearing on May 9, 2018 7. Public Comment 8. Committee Reports: A) Executive Committee - 1. Laying out Chairperson's agenda for the remainder of the year 2. Upcoming projects/events B) Land Use/Landmarks Committee  - Application #C170213 ZMK - 57 Caton Place - Seeking a zoning change from C8-2 and C2-4 (commercial) to R7A (residential) C. Ability and Access Committee - 1. Presentation from the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities D. Membership & Attendance Committee - Discussion on the attendance of Ray Acevedo 9. Elected Officials and Representatives 10. District Manager's Report 11. Chairperson's Report 12. Old Business 13. New Business 14. Public Comment 15. Adjournment

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Red Hook Local Leaders Info Session

When: May 19, 2018 4:00-5:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Initiative

Meet past Local Leader graduates and the Facilitators Fill out an application Learn more about the program Pick up an application from Red Hook Initiative or complete an online form here at this link: 2018 Local Leaders Application For more information on applying please contact Tevina Willis at (718) 858-6782 or tevinaw@rhicenter.org Trainings will be held for 10 weeks 5:30pm – 9pm at RHI at from June 6th to August 8th.

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, Health

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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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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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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Neighborhood Restoration Crew

When: April 13-3, 2018

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center - 88 Visitation Place, Brooklyn, NY 11231

We want to hear from you! Neighborhood Restitution Crew is committed to improving South Brooklyn by enhancing public safety and quality of life through projects such as: Graffiti Removal, Clean-ups in local parks, streets and public spaces, Assisting community partners, etc. Please contact Derek Goddard, Community Service Supervisor (718) 923-8241 dgoddard@nycourts.gov or Jacqueline Soto, Director of Court Operations (718) 923-8204 jsoto@nycourts.gov.

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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: Feb 13, 2018 6:00-8:00 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. 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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There is still time FREE Tax Help!

When: Mar 19-Apr 14, 2018

Where: Fifth Avenue Committee 621 Degraw Street

There 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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Red Hook Eats its Greens

When: Jan 13, 2018 1:00-3:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

Our healthy eating workshops continue in January and February with our discussions about identifying healthy foods, meal habits, reading food labels, and sharing recipes and strategies with one another! -January 13 and 16th - Supplies and Grocery Store Success! We'll share tips for affordable healthy grocery shopping, meal planning, and recipes that are tasty and easy on your wallet- -February dates to come - Review and Recipe share. Help us celebrate our healthy eating series with a review, healthy snacks, and sharing of our progress We also: - Have free refreshments - Have open Q&A - Have fun!

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Community Board 6 Meeting

When: Feb 14, 2018 6:30-9:00 pm

Where: John Jay Educational Campus 237 7th Avenue (between 4th/5th Streets) Brooklyn, NY 11215

Agenda for this weeks meeting: http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/brooklyncb6/downloads/pdf/meeting-agendas/general_board/2018-02-14%20Agenda%20General%20DRAFT.pdf

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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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