Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mediation Center's End of Year Report



We’ve accomplished an incredible amount this year at the Crown Heights Mediation Center.

Please enjoy our 2011 end of the year letter from the Mediation Center's director, Amy Ellenbogen.

2011 Crown Heights Community Center End of Year Letter

Monday, December 19, 2011

Kingston Winter Windows Kicks Off In Crown Heights

Youth Organizing to Save Out Streets will unveil their “Kingston Winter Windows” project tonight. With support from the Kingston Avenue Merchants Association (KAMA) festive storefronts have been designed and decorated by individuals ages 14 – 17 in an effort to beautify the commercial district and promote peace.

The youth organizers and merchants will convene at the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center at 430 PM, where they will distribute maps for a walking tour of the storefronts. The theme of the storefronts is “Peace in Crown Heights.” Following the tour, the group will gather with friends and family to celebrate their accomplishments and enjoy seasonal treats provided by KAMA.


DATE:             Monday, December 19th 

TIME:              4:30 PM                                             

PLACE:            Crown Heights Community Mediation Center
                         256 Kingston Avenue  
 Brooklyn, NY 11213-3435

Storefronts: 
  • E & S Dry Cleaners 105 Kingston Ave.
  • Arthurine's West Indian 115 Kingston Ave.
  • MS Design & Assoc. 131 Kingston Ave.
  • Crown Heights Development Corp. 254 Kingston Ave.
  • Crown Heights Community Mediation Center 256 Kingston Ave.
  • Kingston Pharmacy 1106 St. Johns Place
  • Magic Kingston Nursery School 275 Kingston Ave
  • Basil 270 Kingston Ave.
Celebration: YOasis  
221 Kingston Avenue
(Third floor of Church)

Kingston Winter Windows is a co-production of the Kingston Avenue Merchants Association (KAMA) and YoSOS (Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets). KAMA, with support from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s Neighborhood Entrepreneurship Project (NEP), aims to assist merchants in accessing resources to grow their businesses and support a thriving business community. YoSOS is a youth development program that aims to empower young people to become community leaders and organizers.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mural Contest at Weeksville Heritage Center

Celebrate the heritage of Brooklyn with art! The Weeksville Heritage Center is gearing up to move into its new education and cultural arts building and is inviting the community to join in beautifying its new classroom and think tank in one of its historic homes.

Submissions are open to anyone age 6 and up, and the only criteria is that the submission be about celebrating Brooklyn. The deadline for submission is Friday January 13, 2012. Click on the image below for details.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Two Employment Opportunities at D.R.E.A.M.S.


The D.R.E.A.M.S. Youthbuild program is committed to helping young adults become dedicated, responsible, educated, accountable, motivated and self sufficient, by assisting participants in obtaining their GEDs and securing full time employment in the areas of construction, health care, and technology. Along with our traditional YouthBuild Program, we recently were awarded an additional federal SMART grant to provide similar service to young adults ages 16 – 24 who are currently incarcerated, or have been released into specific census tracks in Brooklyn within the past year.

D.R.E.A.M.S. would like to hire a Senior Social Worker and Reentry Specialist.

For the job description for the Senior Social Worker, click here.
For the job description for the Reentry Specialist, click here.