Tuesday, October 18, 2011


You are invited to attend a street naming ceremony on Saturday October 29 at 11 AM at Utica and Bergen: 
Moses P. Cobb Way will honor the first African -American to serve a full career as a police officer in NYC


The Gospel Tabernacle invites the community
to attend their Gospel Outreach
Oct. 27-29  at 7:30pm and Sunday Oct 30th at 12pm & 6:30pm
This is the Church where we hold the CHCA monthly meetings.
725 Franklin Ave (bet. Park and Sterling Place)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chase Brooklyn Job Fair

Chase is holding its second job fair to reach its goal of hiring 1,000 new customer service professionals in Brooklyn to work in its home lending business.

The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott, 333 Adams Street.

The bank filled 450 jobs at its job fair in Brooklyn last month and plans to add at least 600 more.

All candidates interested in the jobs listed below are encouraged to apply online at www.chase.com/careers and enter the accompanying requisition numbers:

Customer care research specialist - 110077685

Customer care letter editor/writer - 110077704

Customer care supervisor - 110064435

Customer care manager -110066389

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

S.O.S. Updates

From Save Our Streets:
Hello S.O.S. Supporters! We hope you are enjoying a safe and peaceful beginning of fall. As the leaves change and the air grows cooler, we will continue to fight against gun violence in Crown Heights, and we need your support more than ever. We have some good news to share and some good opportunities for the community to get involved.

-It has been 83 days since the last shooting in the S.O.S. catchment area. Keep it up, Crown Heights!

-We are recruiting immediately for two paid Americorps volunteers. Americorps is a national service program that provides a living stipend and an education award upon completion of one year of service. We are looking for program assistants for YO S.O.S. and S.O.S. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please call the office as soon as possible! 718-773-6886.

-Our youth anti-violence program, Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets (YO S.O.S.,) is now accepting applications! YO SOS is youth organizing training for 14-17 year olds who are interested in ending violence in their neighborhoods. Check out the YO S.O.S. website (www.yosos.org) for an application, or stop by the office.


October 16th-23rd is S.O.S. Week of Peace! S.O.S. will host a week of speakers, movies and a huge peace march (details below) to stand up against violence in our community. Check our blog for more info as it becomes available (www.soscrownheights.org).

Mark your calendar for our second-annual PEACE MARCH on October 20that 6pm. Register to walk with a group – your block association, your office or your church group, ALL ARE WELCOME! We need everyone to come out and show their desire for a safe and healthy Crown Heights. United we are one.

Thank you for everything you do to end violence.

In peace,
The S.O.S. Team

Young Adult Internship Program

The Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) is a year long program that provides you with an opportunity to participate in a paid internship, gain real work experience, and learn valuable skills. The hallmark of YAIP is a 14-week internship program in which you can earn up to $2,500. Before and during the internship you will explore career and education options, learn about personal money management, and attend workshops on job-related topics. At the end of the internship, you will receive 9 months of assistance in finding and keeping a job or successfully continuing your education and/or training goals.

To participate in YAIP you must:
·Be a resident of one of the five boroughs of New York City
·Be at least 16 years of age but not over 24 years of age at the start of the program.

You will be unable to participate in YAIP if you:
·Are employed at the time of application
·Are enrolled in an accredited education or job training program (such as school, pre-GED or GED training, job training) at the time of application.
·Have attained an Associate or Bachelor degree.

To apply for YAIP:
·Complete the application and return it to the designated YAIP provider in your community. Acceptance into YAIP is subject to verification of the information that you have provided and an assessment.

Submission of an application and the required documentation does not guarantee eligibility for or placement into the program.

Only one application will be accepted for each individual applicant.
If you are selected for YAIP:
·You will be notified by the YAIP provider to which you submitted your application.
·You must present all the required documentation to the YAIP provider to which your application was submitted (for more details, see attached (‘Required Documents Checklist’)

NYU College of Dentistry Offers FREE Oral Health Screenings

The screenings will be available for the following dates:
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2011
  • Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 8:30am to 7:00pm 
  • Friday, September 23, 2011 from 8:30am to 4:00pm 
  • Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 9:00am to 1:00pm 
The following services are available:
  • Free Dental Screenings
  • Vouchers for free oral examinations and polishing 
  • Free oral cancer screening for adults 
  • Vouchers for free dental sealants and free custom-made mouth guards for children 6-16 years of age 
  • Free diabetes and blood pressure screenings 
  • Special lecture "Diabetes and your oral health" 
The NYU College of Dentistry is located at 345 East 24th Street (on the corner of 1st Avenue) in Manhattan. Please call (212) 998-9800 with any questions or concerns.  

Friday, September 16, 2011

New Apartments for Rent in Navy Green

From Deborah Howard at the Pratt Area Community Council:

PACC is marketing 38 afforadable apartments in a new supportive housing development located at 40 Vanderbilt Ave. in Wallabout, Brooklyn. This building is part of the large re-development of the former Navy Brig site coined "Navy Green," and will be ready for occupancy by Spring 2012.

Building information and application materials are available on our website at www.40vanderbilt.org. Alternatively, applications may be picked up at the PACC office locations at 201 Dekalb Ave. or 896-900 Fulton St. in Brooklyn.

Thank you for your support of this project. We are very excited that we will soon be nearing construction completion.

Crown Heights Farmers Market

Seeds in the Middle is pleased to announce:

The first-ever Crown Heights Farmers Market!

It starts Thursday, September 15 from 3pm to 7pm, and will run every thursday through November.

We'll be welcoming farmer Roy Hildebrant of Iona Hill, NJ!

Hamilton Metz Park
Albany & Lefferts Ave.
Brooklyn NY

WIC, EBT, SNAP, FMNP are welcome!
Seeds in the Middle and the community extend profound thanks Sen. Eric Adams, NYC Parks Dept., NY State Agriculture Markets, USDA, Farmers Federation of NY, Empire State Development and all the dedicated employees and neighbors who made this happen!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Brooklyn Networks Job Training

via Team Tish:

Brooklyn Networks (of the Brooklyn Workforce Initiative) helps unemployed and low-income New Yorkers start careers in high-speed data and voice transmission cable installation. The program includes 5 weeks of full-time training in the Brooklyn Networks lab at New York City College of Technology.

To be eligible you must meet all of the following criteria:
-Live in New York City & be legally eligible to work in the U.S.
-Be 21 years or older
-Have a clean, valid NY State Driver’s License
-Pass a drug test & be physically fit/able to lift 70lbs
-Be able to pass a reading and math test at/or above the 8th grade level
-Be able to attend class Monday- Friday, 7:45AM- 4:00PM on the New York City College of Technology campus
-Be unemployed, have a low income or receive public assistance

For more information, or to apply, please see here: http://www.bwiny.org/pages/programs/brooklynnetworksa.html