Thursday, June 21, 2012

Join us at the P.E.A.C.E. for Peace Youth Resource Fair and Basketball Tournament

Youth Resource Fair and Basketball Tournament Weekend 
Taking Back Our Community


Sponsored by 
Save Our Streets (S.O.S) Crown Heights 
P.E.A.C.E. for Peace 
Abundant Life Church
Dr. Gladstone H. Atwell/M.S. 61

In Collaboration with
 NYS Assembly Member Karim Camara

Middle School 61
400 Empire Blvd., Brooklyn NY 11225
(Between New York Avenue and Nostrand Avenue)
Saturday June 23, 2012 & Sunday June 24, 2012

Saturday: 
Resource Fair and 
Free Youth Workshops 11:00am-4:00pm
Professional Development Workshop 
Anti-Violence/Anti-Bullying Workshop 
presented by the Kings County DA's Office     

Kick-off Basketball Game:
NYPD’s 71st Precinct vs. P.E.A.C.E. Players 
Starts @ 4:30pm in the gymnasium

Sunday: 
All Day Basketball Tournament 
Starting @ 12:00pm
Brower Park located at St. Mark’s Ave. Park Place (Between Brooklyn Ave. and Kingston Ave.)

Guest Speakers *Performances *Free Giveaways *Refreshments
Music by WBLS 107.5 fm DJ Snatch-1
For more information, please call P4P: 718-440-6941 or 718-771-3105
Media contact: 718-954-2697


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Free Programs for Kids this Summer

FREE SUMMER ART CLASSES
Arts Not Arrests at the Walt Shamel Community Garden at 1093-95 Dean Street (between Franklin and Bedford)
A full schedule is available here.

FREE SUMMER ART PROGRAM THROUGH THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
MAP @ LIU Brooklyn is a free summer intensive studio course and field study for serious young artists interested in developing their portfolios. Classes are taught by practicing artists and college professors who specialize in drawing and painting. High school juniors or seniors interested in pursuing higher education in the visual arts should apply. The program runs July 9 - 27 from 9am– 4pm Participation is free. For more information, email community@brooklyn.liu.edu.
Click here for more details and an application.

FORT GREENE SUMMER YOUTH CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS
Free 6 week Saturday workshops for 8-12 year olds and 13-17 year olds (and parents), July 7th through August 11th. Meet from10:30 to noon in Fort Greene Park. At the end of the 6-week workshops, all participants will be invited to read their writing as part of the 8th Annual Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival on August 18th! To sign up, contact NY Writers Coalition at 718-398-2883, or email http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001sMtURc3sGMRAImYDQFjZVrFra6cC_DIINHa-2g-WF3guGQIhab7_RkKArkC8P_95tmoJ7eTFMUBHWyQ9fFWMWQ==.

FREE SUMMER ART PROGRAM THROUGH THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
MAP @ LIU Brooklyn is a free summer intensive studio course and field study for serious young artists interested in developing their portfolios. Classes are taught by practicing artists and college professors who specialize in drawing and painting. High school juniors or seniors interested in pursuing higher education in the visual arts should apply. The program runs July 9 - 27 from 9am– 4pm Participation is free. For more information, email community@brooklyn.liu.edu.
Click here for more details and an application.

FORT GREENE SUMMER YOUTH CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

Free 6 week Saturday workshops for 8-12 year olds and 13-17 year olds (and parents), July 7th through August 11th. Meet from10:30 to noon in Fort Greene Park. At the end of the 6-week workshops, all participants will be invited to read their writing as part of the 8th Annual Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival on August 18th! To sign up, contact NY Writers Coalition at 718-398-2883, or email fgp@nywriterscoalition.org.


2012 LIU BROOKLYN SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

LIU Brooklyn Summer Bridge Program (http://www2.brooklyn.liu.edu/honors/bridge.html)Since 1981, the LIU Brooklyn Summer Bridge Program has provided New York City high school students with a challenging academic experience at the college level. This programs, sponsored by the LIU Brooklyn University Honors Program, offers a variety of experiences for students with a broad range of academic abilities.

Contacts: James Clarke - James.Clarke@liu.edu/(718) 488-1657
Cris Gleicher - Cris.Gleicher@liu.edu/(718) 488-1658


Science Technology Entry Program (STEP) (http://www2.brooklyn.liu.edu/CommunityConnections/Educating%20the%20Community/STEP.html)
This program specializes in preparing students to enter into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. The program provides SAT prep as well as tutoring services.

Contact: Oswaldo Cabrera - Oswaldo.Cabrera@liu.edu/(718) 488-1397

Liberty Partnership Program (http://www2.brooklyn.liu.edu/liberty/index.html)The Liberty Partnerships Program at LIU Brooklyn is a college readiness program for high juniors and seniors. Our program provides academic support, tutorial services, SAT Prep, creative writing, chess, discussion groups, project-based learning, and partnerships with the Long Island University Brooklyn Campus School of Business, Public Administration and Information Services and the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Services.

Contact: Ronald Robinson - Roland.Robinson@liu.edu/(718) 488-3399

Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) (http://www.liu.edu/Brooklyn/About/News/Campus-Calendar/2012/June/BK-Event-COAP-Jun24-29.aspx)
Sponsored by the LIU Brooklyn School of Business, Public Administration & Information Sciences in conjunction with the Foundation for Accounting Education of the New York State Society of Public Accountants, COAP aims to encourage high school junior and senior students to pursue careers in accounting. The free weeklong program is held annually each June and includes accommodations in the residence halls. In addition to a hands-on view of the accounting industry, students will experience campus life and participate in sessions on resume writing, etiquette, communication, and business ethics. Applications will be accepted until June 4, 2012
Contact: Linette Williams (718) 488-1072.

MoCADA and LIU Brooklyn FREE Summer Program for High School Students (MAP)(http://www.liu.edu/Brooklyn/About/News/Campus-Calendar/2012/July/BK-Event-MAP-Jul9-27.aspx)

MAP at LIU Brooklyn is a free summer intensive studio course and field study for serious young artists interested in developing their portfolios. Classes are taught by practicing artists and college professors who specialize in drawing and painting. High school juniors or seniors interested in pursuing higher education in the visual arts should apply. The program runs July 9 - 27 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Participation is free.

For more information, email community@brooklyn.liu.edu

Friday, June 15, 2012

Thank You to the Legal Aid Society for Fourteen Years of Service to the Residents of Crown Heights




The Legal Aid Society has partnered with the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center to provide legal services for the residents of Crown Heights for 14 years. Over the years the Legal Aid Society has provided accurate, honest, and free legal services to thousands of our neighbors. The Mediation Center would like to say thank you to the Legal Aid Society team for providing numerous cohorts of Mediation Center staff with training, presenting important information to community members at community meetings, successfully representing complicated cases, and always going above and beyond your funding requirements (including maintaining their activities for a year after they lost their funding). The Mediation Center's partnership with the Legal Aid Society helped create and sustain the Mediation Center's reputation as a place that is genuinely helpful and consistently reliable.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Breast Cancer Screening Van at CHCMC


The American-Italian Cancer Foundation sponsored a mobile brease cancer screening van to come to the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center. The van was advertised at the Save Our Streets Crown Heights Block Party last week, and women from Crown Heights received free mammograms today on Kingston Avenue. Thank you to Lucy, Georgia, and Debbie, the nurses, technicians, and intake specialists and drivers, for making this possible.






Friday, June 1, 2012

3rd Annual Father's Day Pledge Against Domestic Violence

Join CONNECT & NYC Council Member Julissa Ferreras, Chair of Women's Issues Committee, NY City Council as we host the 3rd Annual NYC Father's Day Pledge Against Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 1pm City Hall Steps. Please spread the word! We're calling on 1000 Fathers, Men & Boys to make the pledge to end violence in the home, relationships and in the community! ALL ARE WELCOME!


Contact Quentin Walcott to RSVP/Info:
qwalcott@connectnyc.org