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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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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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Stronger Together

When: Apr 12, 2017 9:30-2:00 am

Where: At Red Hook Initiative please call for appointment 718-858-6782 Ext.7033

Stronger Together - Creating Opportunities for Public Housing Residents in Red Hook Stronger Together services are FREE and Prioritize Red Hook, Gowanus, Wycoff, and Warren NYCHA Residents. Adult Education: High School Equivalency (formerly GED), English as a Second Language (ESOL), and College Transition Classes Job Readiness, Training, and Placement: Resume and interview preparation assistance, sector -based job training, and paid employment opportunities Community Service: Benefits counseling, legal advice, financial coaching, tax preparation, and referrals

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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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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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Citywide Transit Plan

When: Monday, February 6, 2017

 

The city is looking to develop a citywide transit plan and would like you to answer a survey about where you go, and where you wish you could go, via public transportation. -----> Fill out this survey to have your voice heard. <-----

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Supporting All of Our Students

When: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

 

The DOE and the Mayor’s Office are committed to protecting the right of every student to attend public school, regardless of immigration status, national origin, or religion. Recently Chancellor Carmen Fariña & Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Nisha Agarwal sent home a letter and FAQ document to all public school students to make this commitment clear and to help clarify questions that parents might have during this time. Find out more here. The letter and FAQ are available in the other languages by clicking here.

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Red Hook Initiative’s Young Adult Program!

When: Monday, February 6, 2017

 

Calling all 18 -24 year olds in Red Hook! Earn over 2,000 in 10 weeks!  Beginning Feburary 6th, we're offering a PAID empoloyment program. Stop by RHI or email Janeen@rhicenter.org. To enroll you must: Be a young adult between the ages of 18 and 24; Be a resident of Red Hook; Complete an intake assessment **Note: Participants must attend all training sessions once enrolled in the program.** Program overview: The program is 10 weeks long; Participants are compensated at a rate of $11.00per hour; Participants are required to attend 30 hours of mandatory training before being placed; Participants are paid for working 20 hours per week at their internships Join us at our upcoming open house next week! TUESDAY, January 31 at 10:00 am at 763 Hicks Street! 

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Small Businesses Win With Red Hook WIFI

When: Monday, January 9, 2017

 

Red Hook WIFI, a project of the Red Hook Initiative, is a resilient public WIFI network powered by renewable energy backup systems ensuring connectivity in the event of a power outage. With a grant from the City of New York, we are expanding the network throughout the business corridors of Red Hook. ---> See more here   Partnering businesses receive free internet connectivity for two years for their business/customers as well as marketing opportunities on the network.   In the next few weeks, we will be recruiting Red Hook businesses to join us in this exciting new chapter.   To receive this free service for your business and to join a community effort to bridge the digital divide please contact dabriah@rhicenter.org or 718-858-6782!  

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