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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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JustArts: Photography Program Spring 2015 Exhibition

When: May 26, 2015 4:00-6:00 pm

Where: Brooklyn Public Library - Red Hook Branch 7 Wolcott Street (At Dwight Street) Brooklyn, NY 11231

Come and support our JustArts: Photography Program participants on May 26th and take a look at the work they have done! Light refreshments will be served! Call us at 718.923.8261 for more information!


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*HRA NYCHA Outreach*

When: Mondays at 10:00 am, from May 18, 2015 until October 26, 2017

Where: Red Hook East/Joseph Miccio Center

As part of the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety (MAP), the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) has launched an Outreach Team to provide in-person information and assistance to Red Hook East and West residents regarding HRA programs and services. Stephanie Mena, an Outreach Specialist with the MAP HRA NYCHA Outreach Team, will be located at the Red Hook East/ Joseph Miccio Community Center on Mondays-Thursdays from 10:00am-2:00pm. She can provide NYCHA residents with information about HRA benefits, services, and other resources. She can also assist with SNAP and public health insurance application completion, basic information related to open cases, and linkages to other HRA services. Please contact Ms. Mena for an appointment. Contact information for Ms. Mena is provided below: Email: Office: 212.835.7206/ 718.596.1809


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Lead Contamination Causes Closure of Red Hook Ball Fields (See for details)*

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Where: Red Hook Ball Fields Red Hook, Brooklyn

The EPA has ordered the closing of the Red Hook Ball Fields due to Lead Contamination. The Ball Fields will be closed for at least a year and people who have utilized the fields are being encouraged to get blood tests. See the links below for more information:



Medicare/Medicaid Health Insurance Agent Services

When: Monday, May 11, 2015

Where: at a convenient location selected by Red Hook Resident

Turning 65? Confused about Medicare? Don’t worry, Medicare can be as baffling as it is complicated for everyone. In three steps, I can get you to where you want to go. I educate on the big picture, find the right coverage for your needs and budget and then submit the application for you. Moving forward, I’m your guide on the side, year after year to advise and re-access your health coverage needs. So, should you speak to a stranger on an 800 line or a professional committed to improving people’s lives? The answer to that should be easy. Whatever life brings your way, a 65th birthday, retirement, change in health or residence, I can help. Robin Alexander Medicare, I’m there because I care. Please call me anytime at 917.406.8714 and I would be happy to discuss in more detail.


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JustWorks: Summer Youth Internship Program, Ages 14-18+ APPLY NOW! See for details*

When: May 1-Jun 3, 2015

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

What are you doing this summer? INTERNS WANTED 14-18+ Join the Red Hook Community Justice Centers JustWorks: Summer Internship Program! – Gain experience and professional skills while working as an intern 16 hours peer week in these exciting fields: Law/Criminal Justice, Art, Media and Many More! – Learn through training on how to write a resume, cover letter, interviewing skills and workplace etiquette! As well as how to give back through Mandatory Community Service events on Fridays! - Earn $600 over the course of the program. - Metrocards for transportation are provided to and from internship site. With an opportunity to attend a 1 day out of stat College Trip! Apply Online at For more information contact us at 718-923-8260 -


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Find and Seek, play time for ages 0-4yrs Fridays 10:30am at the Red Hook Public Library 7 Wolcott St.*

When: Fridays at 10:30 am, from May 8, 2015 until June 19, 2015

Where: Red Hook Branch, Brooklyn Public Library 7 Wolcott St.

Fridays May 8th through June 19th at 10:30am, Kristin Eno and Elisha Georgiou of Find & Seek will explore everything from BUBBLES to SHADOWS to CARDBOARD, with mommies, daddies, caregivers, and most importantly, little people! Ages 0-4. Come to the back room and back patio of the library and have some fun with us. Play --> Early Literacy. Yes: We are serious about PLAY. Come see what's going on with Find & Seek! We love meeting new friends, and providing a little dose of wonder to your days . . .



Carroll Gardens Association, Inc.’s 44th Anniversary Celebration and Reception Dinner

When: Thu, May 28, 2015 6:30 pm

Where: Marco Polo Restaurant, 345 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Carroll Gardens Association, Inc. (CGA) will celebrate its 44th Anniversary at Marco Polo Restaurant on May 28, 2015. We will honor Sohne Brothers Real Estate Development with the Corporate Leadership Award for its business leadership and commitment to developing quality energy-efficient residential properties; Rachel Demarest Gold, Esq., Deputy Commissioner and Special Counsel at the New York State Department of Labor, with the Public Service Award for her dedicated service in expanding opportunities for unemployed workers in New York State; and Dog Day Cyclery, with the Small Business Leadership Award for its contribution to sustainable transportation options and its consistent support for various community initiatives. All of our distinguished honorees share the same passion and commitment to enhance the quality of life for the residents in our communities. Cynthia Gonzalez, CGA Board Chair, said, “Carroll Gardens Association’s 44th Anniversary Celebration gives us an occasion to celebrate leaders in the community while also furthering CGA’s mission. The annual fundraising dinner is an opportunity to strengthen commitments of our donors and friends to the programs that CGA offers- preserving and developing affordable housing, enforcing quality housing management practices, promoting small business economic development, and providing and linking residents to social services and resources to improve the quality of their lives.” For information about purchasing tickets, making a donation, purchasing a journal ad, and/or sponsoring the event, please email



Pop-up financial community space comes to Red Hook in May

When: May 1-31, 2015

Where: Realty Collective, LLC 351 Van Brunt St

Realty Collective LLC has generously donated their Van Brunt storefront to Brooklyn Plans to provide community financial resources and services. Featured events and services include: - Free credit counseling - Classes on finding funding for your art, community financing - weekly financial balance yoga - free student loan counseling See our full events calendar at: Brooklyn Plans ( is a social entrepreneurship dedicated to providing young professionals in Brooklyn with access to dedicated financial spaces, objective financial information, affordable plans, and free and low cost programming in the form of classes, events, workshops and services.