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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Financial Empowerment Workshop

When: Mar 27, 2018 5:30-7:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library 7 Wolcott Street

It's like the more money we come across, the more problems we see. Right?! Flip those lyrics and setup yourself for more opportunities in your financialfuture. The Red Hook Community Justice Center in partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library Red Hook Branch is organizing an informational workshop for Red Hook residents who are interested in money management, budgeting, credit scores & more financial topics. Food will be served. What to bring with you to the event: 1. List your monthly expenses & income 2. Write down one or two financial goals 3. Bring a neighbor or a friend, spread love it's the Brooklyn way! Questions? Contact Ross Joy, 347-216-5738 or email joyr@nycourts.gov Support provided by Santander Bank

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Rebuilding Together NYC Workforce Training Info-Session

When: Mar 8, 2018 12:00-

Where: RHI 767 Hicks Street

6-weeks paid construction training that includes the OSHA 10 Hour Certification, Flaggers Safety Training Certificate, Home Builders Institute Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training. Participants will receive steel toed boots, safety goggles, gloves, coveralls, hardhats, and a $1000 stipend. Please bring Proof of Citizenship (Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, or U.S. Passport), proof of address (mail addressed to you), proof of income for head of household (tax return, pay stub, benefits letter, or statement of unemployment). Contact Jessie: 718-488-8840 ext 18. (NYCHA and non-NYCHA residents welcome to apply)  

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Bridging the Gap: Youth, Community & Police

When: Feb 22, 2018 4:00-6:30 pm

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

We are excited to enter the second year in our Bridging the Series: Youth, Community and Police! On February 22nd at 4:30pm the Miccio Community Center located on 110 West 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 join us for our traditional style of Bridging the Gap with a new addition, the NYPD Firearm Training Simulation (F.A.T.S). Youth and community members will have the opportunity to learn about the use of firearms and role-play similar encounters police officers may experience. If you would like any additional information feel free to contact Sabrina Carter at (718) 923-8261 or scarter@nycourts.gov.

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Summer Jobs for Youth In Red Hook Houses

When: Feb 8-Mar 16, 2018

 

For the second year now, thanks to the MAP Initiative, there will be guaranteed SYEP summer jobs for all youth (ages 14-24) who live in the Red Hook Houses. The application process just opened and the deadline is March 16th. The application is now available online and can be filled out through a computer or smartphone. See all the details below and flyer attached. Please direct any interested youth to our new open computer hours Leslie is facilitating. The Open Lab hours are Mondays and Fridays from 10:30-12:30pm and 2:30-4:00pm. Please ask every young person who lives in Red Hook NYCHA to apply. They do not have to be on the lease or family composition in NYCHA, but it does need to be their primary address. If any young people want to fill out an application here, they may come to the computer lab during open hours or speak to Leslie (718-923-8242) to work with her or arrange an alternate time. The application process is now OPEN and all applications must be submitted by MARCH 16TH, 2018: http://application.nycsyep.com/

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, , Community, Health, Information

Red Hook Community Meeting

When: Feb 1, 2018 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street

Health Community Meeting & Survey Over the past few months, Alex House Project, Good Shepherd Services, Red Hook Community Justice Center, Red Hook Initiative, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, and NYU Department of Population Health have been meeting to begin designing the needs assessment.  Our goal is to review data and information from community members about their health needs and priorities that can then be used to help shape programs to address those concerns and to reduce inequalities in the neighborhood.   We are reaching out to you to join us in this conversation.

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, Health, Information

Community Health Needs Assessment Online

When: February 12-20, 2018

 

Every three years, NYU Langone Health (including NYU Langone Health – Brooklyn, formerly known as Lutheran Medical Center) facilitates a Community Health Needs Assessment and develops a Community Service Plan (CSP) addressing some of the top needs identified by the communities they serve. For the past 4 years, the focus of the Brooklyn CSP has been on the Sunset Park community. We are excited that, this year, the focus will include the Red Hook community. Over the past few months, Alex House Project, Good Shepherd Services, Red Hook Community Justice Center, Red Hook Initiative, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, and NYU Department of Population Health have been meeting to begin designing the needs assessment. Our goal is to review data and information from community members about their health needs and priorities that can then be used to help shape programs to address those concerns and to reduce inequalities in the neighborhood. We are reaching out to you to join us in this conversation. The link to complete the survey online is here: https://tinyurl.com/ybrhnkrq

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LOOKING TO LAUNCH A CAREER IN SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION?

When: Jan 23, 2018 10:30-

Where: 767 Hicks Street

JOIN THE SOLAR PANEL TRAINING PROGRAM! THIS IS A PAID 6-WEEK TRAINING PROGRAM Learn practical skills in: Basic Carpentry, Intro to Electrical Wiring, Solar Panel Installation, Construction Math Tool Usage. Minimum requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, a low-income Red Hook resident, eligible to work in the US legally, able to lift 50lbs, comfortable with heights and able to score 8th grade level on a reading and math screening. ATTEND THE NEXT INFO SESSION TO APPLY

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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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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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