Thursday, November 20, 2014

Employment Success in Crown Heights!

Jacqueline, one of our clients, stopped by this morning to tell us she got the nursing job she applied for with help from our office! She said that the Mediation Center was her "lucky charm" for getting jobs.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

S.O.S. Shooting Response, Nov. 20, 7 pm

How Will You Honor 100 Years of the Eastern Parkway Library?

Did you know the Eastern Parkway Library has been open for 100 years?

Did you know it's FREE to get a library card, which allows you access to books, computers, the internet and printers?

Did you know the library is a learning center and offers tutoring and adult classes?

The Mediation Center has been involved with a series of planning meetings with the library and community members on how to make the library more useful to Crown Heights residents. Stop by the library and check out all of its amazing resources or let us know how you think it could be better!

Click this link to learn more about the library:

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Mediation Center Staff Presents to City Year Corps Members

Tuesday afternoon, Mediation Center staff Marlies Talay, Jazzi Zzaman, and Kevin Hershey led a workshop for City Year Corps Members on gun violence and conflict mediation. The discussion gave young educators the opportunity to think deeply about systems of violence perpetuated in NYC neighborhoods and schools and to learn about Mediation Center programs.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

New Group of Volunteer Tutors Trained!

Wednesday night, a group of 5 Crown Heights residents gathered at the Mediation Center for training to be tutors for neighborhood youth! Academic support for youth is vital to our work in making Crown Heights safer and healthier for all people. As professional tutor and Mediation Center volunteer Mandy Ripley said, "Tutoring is a resource that the kids who most need it don't have." The group engaged in a rich discussion about the larger structures in our society that can marginalize young people and decrease the resources they have for support.

Our goal is to provide a safe space for learning for all young people who need it. Want to help? If you want to become a tutor or if you or someone you know needs academic support come visit us, call us at 718-773-6886, or email Marlies or Kevin at or