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Business, Employment

Rebuilding Together NYC Workforce Training

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

 

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). Email: workforce@rebuildingtogethernyc.org or call 718-488-8840 ext. 18 to apply.  

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Red Hook Eats its Greens

When: Feb 22, 2018 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library 7 Wolcott St. at Dwight St.

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 and exercise classes 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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Coordinator of Red Hook CSA Volunteers

When: Friday, February 16, 2018

Where: Added Value

Added Value and the CSA Core Group are planning for the 2018 farm season. We'll be in touch in April with news and to let you know how to register for next year. We hope you join us in another year of local, fresh food that supports the Red Hook community. In the meantime, the Core Group needs a co-coordinator for CSA volunteers and a better volunteer sign up system. Please let us know if you have any recommendations on volunteer sign up and tracking systems that are effective and easy to use. The volunteer coordinator position requires from 1 to 2 hours a week organizing volunteer lists and contacting the CSA to fill volunteer slots. As a member of the Core Group, the person would get to be part of the operations of the CSA and supporting Added Value. Each Core Group members received one full CSA veggie share free of charge. It is a rewarding and fun opportunity for the right detailed oriented and responsible CSA member. Contact Andrea Foley-Murphy anfoley@hotmail.com and Corey Blant corey@added-value.org with interest or questions.  

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Business, Community, Employment

District Manager Wanted for Community Board 6

When: Friday, February 16, 2018

 

The Community Board is seeking a new District Manager to supervise the small paid staff and volunteers of the Board and carry out the policies of the Board. The District Manager reports to the Board Chair and also has considerable interaction with Board members, community residents and businesses, government agencies and local elected officials. For job description:  http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/brooklyncb6/downloads/pdf/Job_Vacancy%20Notice-District_Manager_CB6.2018.pdf To submit resumes email: Cb6bklyndmposition@gmail.com  

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Community

Donate Today to Send Young Red Hook Activists to National Conference!

When: Feb 16-Jun 16, 2018

 

Our anti-violence PAR group launched last June. Since our first meeting, the team has done an incredible amount of work learning about anti-violence initiatives and the skills of community research, and digging in to issues affecting young adults in Red Hook. The team identified research questions, conducted over 30 interviews, and held several data collection events and focus groups. In December, the PAR team received an invitation to present at the Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference. This invitation represents an opportunity for our young adults to share their work on the national stage. With the conference approaching next month, we are raising $10,000 for the trip now! Please share the crowdfunding site with your networks of Red Hook contacts, professional connections, and friends.   https://rhicenter.networkforgood.com/projects/46906-send-brooklyn-youth-to-phoenix-conference

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Business, Community

College Access Specialist

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Where: Red Hook Initiative

The College Access Specialist works across the Middle and High School programs to build and sustain a college-going culture and promotes awareness of the link between higher education and professional careers. There is a focus on supporting high school juniors and seniors who are participants in RHI’s Youth Leader program. (Red Hook Resident preferred) . Submit all inquires and resumes to: Tarik Bell tarik@rhicenter.org.  

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Community, Food, Health, Information

Join the Community Food-Co-Op

When: Feb 12-Mar 12, 2018

Where: www.fci.coop

A group of Red Hook residents are taking the fist steps to form a food co-op in order to supply our families and community with fresh and organic products at affordable prices. To do this we need to share tasks in the areas necessary to complete this important initial phase. For more information please contact redhookfoodcoop@gmail.com. Find the Facebook Group"Red Hook Food Co-Op" to find out the latest updates.  

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, Art/Music, Community, Food

Hope & Anchors Farewell!

When: Feb 24, 2018 9:00-2:00 am

Where: Hope & Anchor 347 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

This is it! Come join us as we say goodbye! Lets spend the evening with love, joy, songs and I'm sure some tears! Full Bar, Food, lots of Karaoke and your Hostess Dropsy Dousman.

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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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Art/Music, News, Recreation/Sports

The Justice Center Theatre Troupe

When: February 8-22, 2018

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

Want to be on stage? Improvise? Create social change through art? Join the Red Hook Community Justice Center Theatre Troupe - Kickoff: Tuesday, February 27th at 4:30PM Rehearsals: Tuesdays 4:30pm - 6:30pm until May 22nd. Performances in May. Snacks and Stipends provided for participants, for more information please contact Sabrina Carter at youthprg@nycourts.gov or call (718) 923-8261

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Business, News

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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Free TASC (High School Equivalency Diploma) Classes

When: Tuesdays at 12:30 pm, from February 8, 2018 until February 27, 2018

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

Pathways to Graduation offers High School Equivalency Diploma Classes. Sign up today and obtain your TASC diploma and open doors to new opportunities. You must be 17.5 - 21 years old. Placement Test Dates: 2/6, 2/8, 2/13, 2/15, 2/20, 2/22, and 2/27 - at 12:30PM only. As a student you qualify for the Workforce Development Internship Program and can receive: Work readiness training, Professional development, and a stipend. For more information, please contact (718) 923-8256.

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, Business, Employment, Information

Development and Volunteer Associate Needed

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Where: Red Hook Initiative

Summary/Description: The Development and Volunteer Associate is a key member of RHI’s development team, supporting both fundraising and volunteer coordination. This position supports maintenance of a strong cohort of supporters and volunteers dedicated to furthering RHI’s mission. RHI anticipates significant growth in volunteer cultivation and activities, and this person has the opportunity to be part of the development of a fresh program. The Associate will coordinate volunteer opportunities and represent RHI onsite, ensuring that activities run smoothly and efficiently and that volunteer efforts satisfy both their needs and those of the organization. In addition to tracking volunteer participation, this person will also help maintain RHI’s general donor database on a daily basis and perform other administrative duties as needed. Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the Development and Volunteer Associate include but are not limited to the following: Coordinate volunteer outreach and activities: With input from RHI’s program teams, develop a bank of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, ranging from tutors to college essay readers to painters to cooks Act as point person for all volunteer inquiries Develop and implement a system for cataloging and screening potential volunteers (from determining interest and expertise to conducting background checks) and matching them with the best opportunities Manage scheduling, reminders, and communications with volunteers Implement a system for training and orienting new volunteers Integrate volunteer opportunities and engagement into RHI’s website Track and report all volunteer activity using RHI’s Salesforce database Administration: Maintain accurate and timely records of development data (donors, activity, prospects, etc.) in RHI’s Salesforce database Draft donation reports and acknowledgment letters Coordinate development mailings Coordinate logisitcs for fundraising events, including running local errands Order supplies for the development team as needed Assist the Executive Director with scheduling appointments Support RHI’s external communications: Draft, schedule and publish social media posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with support from the Development Manager Provide writing and copyediting assistance Experience and qualifications: 2-3 years of work experience; including relevant development experience Detail-oriented; excellent organization, multi-tasking and research skills Highly motivated with ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment Proactive with ability to work independently and problem-solve Strong writing abilities Strong alignment with RHI’s mission Adaptable, flexible, and good sense of humor Desire to pursue a career in development or in nonprofit management Exposure to Salesforce or another development database preferred Red Hook resident or prior involvement with the Red Hook community preferred High School diploma or HSE required; some college preferred To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to apply@rhicenter.org.

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Work with Red Hook Lobster Pound

 

 

The Red Hook Lobster Pound is always looking for team members. If you are a cashier, line cook, hostess or server; email: team@redhooklobster.com with your resume and a brief paragraph telling us something about why you are the perfect candidate.

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, Business, Information

Events & Social Media Manager Wanted

When: Monday, January 29, 2018

Where: 24 Reed Street, Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Crab, a high volume seafood restaurant in the neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn is seeking an Events and Social Media Manager to book and oversee our indoor and seasonal outdoor events and maintain social media and marketing accounts. Applicants must be hospitable, driven to succeed, self-motivated, enthusiastic and professional in both nature and appearance. Three years of relative experience in sales, social media, marketing and events coordination are required. A positive attitude, attention to detail, great work ethic and an ability to be a team player are a must for this position. Applicants must also have the ability to work a flexible schedule, nights and weekends. Email resume: info@brooklyncrab.com

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Ikea Career Opportunity

When: Monday, January 29, 2018

Where: 1 Beard St, Brooklyn, NY

Ikea Brooklyn has some available positions: Apply here now: https://seeacareerwithus.com/jobsearch/#All~Job~Categories|C::Brooklyn!*!NY||d-ASC|1

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Fairway Market is Hiring

When: Monday, January 29, 2018

Where: 480 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Work for Fairway Market. Check out their available positions at various locations: https://re12.ultipro.com/FAI1000/JobBoard/listjobs.aspx?Page=Browse

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Baked is Hiring

When: Monday, January 29, 2018

Where: 359 Van Brunt Street Brooklyn, NY 11231

Explore your baking/pastry skills. Positions available in Red Hook and Tribeca: https://www.bakednyc.com/jobs/

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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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, Food

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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