Red Hook Hub Weekly

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WIC Program Changes

When: Aug 1, 2018 9:00-5:00 pm

Where: 120 Richards Street

NEW DAYS AND HOURS OF OPERATION! Wednesdays - 9am - 5pm Thursday - 9am - 5pm Friday 9am -5pm (Closed 3rd Friday of the month) (OPEN 1ST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH ONLY 9am-2pm) Call 718-945-7150 x6110

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Community, Information

Ben Carson to visit NYCHA, local Housing and Urban Development administrator says

When: Monday, June 18, 2018

Where: NY Daily News

United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson will visit the New York City Housing Authority, an administrator with the department said Monday. Lynne Patton, head of HUD in New York and New Jersey, also promised to do everything in her power to make sure President Donald Trump visits NYCHA, the largest public housing system in the country, in his first term. “He’s a New Yorker born and raised and we would love nothing more than to support the great residents of the city,” she said at a NYCHA town hall. Click here for full article

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, Community, Health

Red Hook Caregiver Forum

When: Jun 22, 2018 10:00-2:00 pm

Where: Miccio Community Center 110 West 9th Street

Grandparent and Kinship caregivers come join us to learn about: Elder abuse/Healthy Relationships Respite Care Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Family Paid Leave HRA Child only benefits Breakfast, Lunch and giveaways. RSVP: Frank McCrea 212-602-4301 or Maria Sanchez 917-769-7518

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, Community, Recreation/Sports

Cops & Kids Basketball Game

When: Jun 19, 2018 5:30-8:00 pm

Where: 71 Sullivan Street

The 76th Precinct and the Beacon invite you to enjoy a community event where the community police officers play a friendly basketball game with local youth from Red Hook. To inquire more, contact P.O. Rueda at 917-941-2185.

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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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Resident Empowerment Training-Advocacy in NYC

When: Jun 2, 2018 12:00-1:30 pm

Where: RHI 767 Hicks Street

Learn how to navigate through New York City's agencies to find access to services and resources. 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 )

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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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TASC Test Preparation

When: May 2-23, 2018

Where: Red Hook Justice Center 88 Visitation Place

Earn money while getting your education! Ages 17.5-21 As a student you qualify for the Workforce Development Internship Program and can receive: -Work readiness training -Professional development -Stipend For more info contact 718-923-8525    

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, , , Food, Health

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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Red Hook Peacemaking is Recruiting New Peacemakers!

When: Fridays at 11:00 am, from April 27, 2018 until April 27, 2018

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center

ORIENTATION THIS FRIDAY! Peacemaking Training Sessions: Fridays: April 6th – June 15th 11AM - 1PM Saturday: June 16th 10AM - 4PM To be considered eligible, candidates must: Currently live in or around Red Hook's NYCHA Housing Be able to attend ALL days of training and the orientation in their entirety Sessions will be held at both the Red Hook Community Justice Center and the Miccio Community Center in Red Hook. Please attend the first mandatory Peacemaking Session for more information. NYCHA residents will receive a $100 stipend upon completion of the training. For more information, please contact the Peacemaking Program at PeacemakingRH@gmail.com or (718) 923-8279.

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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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Can Online Resources Help You Save Money?

When: Apr 23, 2018 11:00-1:00 pm

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

Join this workshop to learn about Online Banking: Learn how to manage your bank account online, learn how to pay bills online & set up direct deposit, and learn how to bank online safely. Limited space available, please contact Leslie at (718) 923-8242 to confirm your seat in the workshop or for more information.

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Up to the TASC? – High School Equivalency Diploma Classes

When: Tuesdays at 10:00 am, from April 3, 2018 until April 25, 2018

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

Pathways to Graduation - Sign up today and obtain your TASC diploma and opens doors to new opportunities! Our program allows you to: Gain Knowledge, Obtain an Internship, and Earn Money. You must be 17.5 - 21 yrs old. Placement test dates: 4/3, 4/5, 4/11, 4/20, and 4/25 at 10AM. For more info, contact (718) 923-8256

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