Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Position Available: Graphic Designer

Save Our Streets Crown Heights, the new anti-gun violence program out of the Mediation Center, is currently seeking a graphic designer with marketing and branding experience to help S.O.S. create brochures, publicity materials, and public education materials that solidify its identity.
To apply, send a resume, cover letter, sample work and required compensation to Please write “graphic designer” in the subject line.
The deadline to apply is January 15, 2011.
 Click HERE for the link to the full job description.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mediation Center's End of the Year Report

We’ve had an incredible year at the Crown Heights Mediation Center.
Please enjoy our 2010 end of the year letter from the Mediation Center's director, Amy Ellenbogen.
2010 Crown Heights Community Mediation Center End of the Year Letter

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Conflict Resolution Training with UFT

"[This training] spoke on real issues." "Real solutions were given."
One of the services we offer at the Mediation Center is fee-for-service trainings and workshops. Last month we were invited to the United Federation of Teachers' Brooklyn Families and Educators Conference to teach a workshop on conflict resolution 101.
We had over 30 folks attend the workshop who reported back to us that they appreciated learning new ways to resolve conflict and would recommend the training to other parents so they could use some of the tools we provided in their day-to-day lives. Although some people might at first think of conflict resolution techniques as idealistic or unrealistic, many participants told us that we provided real-life solutions to conflict that they intended to use; just the kind of feedback we were hoping for. If you would like to schedule a training with the Mediation Center, contact Ife Charles at (718)773-6886.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

MS 348, Washington Heights Expeditionary School Visits the Mediation Center

Last week, four classes of 7th graders from Washington Heights Expeditionary School, MS 348, visited the Mediation Center as part of a cross-curriculum trip to explore the culture and geography of Brooklyn. We discussed the different cultures in the community, how they interact, and the role of the Mediation Center in Crown Heights. We all had a great time comparing and contrasting Crown Heights and Washington Heights and were pleased to be a stop on their tour.

S.O.S. program manager, Lisa Jones, quizzes students on problem-solving strategies at the Mediation Center.
Students listen to our director, Amy Ellenbogen, as she tells them the history of Crown Heights and the Mediation Center.