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TONIGHT: Community Conversation on W.E.B. DuBois High School

Dear Community:
Please join us TONIGHT at W.E.B. DuBois High School, which is located at 402 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11225 for a community conversation at 5PM pertaining to a new consolidation DOE proposal involving W.E.B Du Bois and Aspirations Diploma Plus (23K646, Aspirations) for the 2018-2019 school year. Parents, neighbors, students and community stakeholders, come lend your voice to this very recent DOE update. There are many unanswered questions, together we can rally for the best possible plan for all Brooklyn families!
Yours in Partnership,
Laurie A. Cumbo
Majority Leader of the New York City Council
Council Member, Brooklyn District 35

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Interested in Attending W.E.B. Du Bois High School?

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W.E.B. Du Bois High School is conducting interviews
Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

To schedule an interview please contact us at
(718) 773-7765, ext. 1142 or ext. 1141
or send an email to .

After a recent visit to W.E.B. Du Bois High School Chancellor Farina wrote , “I was excited to see that your classrooms and hallways were so alive with energy and interaction; there is a clear love of learning that is embedded into the core of W. E. B. Dubois Academic High School Community, and it is a testament to the terrific work being done by you, your passionate teachers, and staff members.”

Our program benefits over-aged, under-credited students in many ways:
1. Students have the opportunity to accelerate credit accumulation through our online and blended courses.
2. Students are given the right amount and right kind of support needed to succeed.
3. Students form strong relationships with adults who provide valuable guidance.
4. Students are encouraged to make their own decisions about the path their education will take.
5. Students graduate prepared for success in college and/or career by participating in College Access 4 All
6. Students are given a voice through participation in service learning and student leadership.
Students who are interested in pursuing a career in music production, video production, radio, or television are strongly encouraged to apply to W.E.B. Du Bois High school. Our state-of-the-art music and television production studios are the perfect places to gain hands-on experience in these fields.

PLEASE NOTE: Students should be accompanied by Parents/Guardians.

Please bring your latest transcript, RISA, RESI, Immunization and proof of address to discuss.

We are located in Central Brooklyn at 402 Eastern Parkway (@ Bedford Avenue). We are easily accessible via the 2,3,4,5 trains to Franklin Avenue, the S train to Botanical Garden, 45 bus to Rogers Ave or Bedford Ave and 48,49, 44 buses to Eastern Parkway.




2/6 Event: CEC13 Special Meeting & Business Meeting


Dear District 13 Community,

CEC13 will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 to interview candidates for our Parent Member vacancy on the Council. Parent member candidates that will be interviewed submitted their applications to the Division of Family and Community Engagement by the December 12, 2017 deadline. Members of the District 13 Presidents’ Council have been invited to attend next the Special Meeting.

Immediately following the Special Meeting, CEC13 will conduct the monthly Business Meeting.

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Time: 6:00p – 8:30p
Location: PS 11- The Purvis J Behan Elementary School (419 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238)


**CEC13 still has an ELL Parent member vacancy and encourages ELL parents to apply.


Brooklyn Legal Pipeline Initiative for Brooklyn college students

The Brooklyn Legal Pipeline Initiative (BLPI) is designed to provide students from diverse backgrounds, who live or attend college in Brooklyn, direct instruction on how to successfully apply to and fund a law school education. Participants will additionally attend a networking event where they will have the opportunity to socialize with practicing attorneys and judges and identify potential mentors.  Students who attend all sessions will be offered an opportunity to obtain a summer internship. Stipends may be available to defray certain transportation and ancillary costs associated with the internships. This program is co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA), The Defense Association of New York (DANY) and the Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA).

Selected students will attend five (5) two-hour classroom sessions, once a month, starting in February 2018 that will be moderated by volunteer judges, attorneys and law school administrators. Classes will be held at the Brooklyn Bar Association’s landmark building located at 123 Remsen Street in downtown Brooklyn. These classes will be held from 5:30- 7:30 PM on dates to be announced and will address the following topics:

Session 1The Legal Profession – What is a lawyer? What do they do? – Panel discussion with judges and attorneys describing the areas in which they practice.

Session 2 Applying to Law School – Course selection- Time management – Writing skills – IRAC – The LSAT’s – Paying for law school – Guided questions and answer session with a  career counselor and a law school admissions officer.

Session 3Networking and Mentoring – Each participant will be paired with an Attorney Mentor – Developing a resume and cover letter.

Session 4 Internships –Interview Skills – Professionalism.

Session 5Mock Interviews – Each participant will participate in simulated interviews and will receive immediate constructive feedback.

July -August 2018 – Summer Internship Program

Click The Brooklyn Legal Pipeline Initiative to download the application, which is also available online at and

12/16 Event: Immigration Town Hall on Temporary Protected Status