Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Crown Heights Community Conversations in Education

The New York Mission Society is sponsoring a Community Conversation in Education in Crown Heights. This conversation is designed to promote community involvement amongst all sectors in educational success. All members of Crown Heights are invited to participate.

February 4th, 2009
Brooklyn Children's Museum 145 Brooklyn Ave. between St. Marks and Prospect Pl.

Come to discuss the achievement gap, current statistics about student performance, graduation rates and the budget. This is YOUR chance to talk about the issues and share ideas for solutions.
For more information and to RSVP, contact Karen Reed at 212-674-3500 x 234 or kreed@nycmissionsociety.org

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Our Youth Court is in the News

The Greenpoint Gazette ran a story today about the 94th Precinct youth court. The article describes how our youth court works and includes interview quotes from young people who are being trained for the court. It also discusses background information on other local and national youth courts. Read it here: http://www.greenpointnews.com/news/trials-by-peers-for-greenpoint-youth Congratulations to all involved involved in the program!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Leadership Training Institute Launches!

On January 14th the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center launched a new Leadership Training Institute for community members who are dedicated to working together to improve Crown Heights. Thirty people completed the application and interview process and came to our office for the orientation session. The group is phenomenal. There are teachers, city workers, federal government workers, social workers, MBA's, foster parents, grandparents, union leaders, entrepreneurs, a rabbi and a preacher, and people of all different ages who joined our program because they are all passionate about "giving back" to the community and have hope that they can make Crown Heights a better place. They will meet ten times during the next six months and will learn from experts about networking, community organizing, grant writing, coalition building, event planning and working with the media. In addition to these educational sessions, the members of the Institute will begin to work on a project of their choice together. Get ready for the exciting energy, skills, and dedication this group has to bring to Crown Heights!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New Crown Heights Show on BCAT

BCAT, Brooklyn Community Access TV is offering a new feature on Neighborhood Beat. The television program, which introduces Brooklynites to different aspects of their communities in their own neighborhoods, will now include a portion on Crown Heights! The show is put together by a group of Brooklyn students from CME, the Center for Media Education. Read all about it in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Crown Heights Added to BCAT's Neighborhood Beat Series

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Training Bite

The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is offering another free Mediation Skills mini-workshops on Tuesday, January 27th. Join educators, human service professionals and other community members for a light snack and a savory sample of our customized trainings in conflict resolution, mediation, and more.

What: Free Mediation Skills Mini Training "Bite"

When: Tuesday, January 27th, 3pm-4:30pm

The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center
256 Kingston Ave., (btw Lincoln Pl. & St. Johns Pl.) Brooklyn, NY

RSVP: (718) 773-6886 OR trainings@crownheights.org

Friday, January 2, 2009

Free Immigration Clinic

Do you need help with Citizenship papers, green card applications, green card replacement/student visas? Do you have questions about permanent residency, deportation, asylum, relative petition and more? Sign up for one of the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center's upcoming Immigration Clinics!

January 14th 2009
February 11th 2009
March 11th 2009
April 8th 2009
May 13th 2009
June 10th 2009

Legal Aid immigration lawyers will be at the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center once a month to answer your questions and provide information about immigration issues.

Call 718-773-6886 to schedule at appointment.
The Center is located at 256 Kingston Ave. Brooklyn, NY between Lincoln and St. John's Place.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Food Stamp Program

Worried about feeding your family? Many people are eligible for food stamps. Make your appointment to find out if you are today. Call 718-773-6886 to schedule an appointment on January 13th from 10am to 3pm with an HRA representative. All appointments will be at the Crown Heights Mediation Center, 256 Kingston Avenue between Lincoln and St. John's Pl.