5/6 Event: Annual Health Fair

The FSBC Christian Community Health Team Announces The Annual Health Fair

Saturday May 6, 2017

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Open to the public

Free services, including:

  • Adult/Children physical examinations
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Diabetes and cholesterol screening
  • Pap smear/Mammogram/OB-GYN
  • Seminars/Health Teaching/Nutrition
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Podiatrist
  • Dentist
  • Psychiatrist & Counseling

Event held at Eglise Baptiste D’Expression Francaise, 204 Vanderbilt Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205

For more information, call (917) 202-4984.

4/30 deadline: Bella Abzug Leadership Institute Summer 2017 program

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We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2017 Free Summer Two Week Intensive Leadership and Debate Training Program! We are currently recruiting Middle school, High School and College-aged young women and girls who wish to the gain necessary leadership and debate skills to excel in academic and extracurricular activities.

BALI’s Summer Intensive Leadership and Debate Training Program:

  • Encourages young women and girls to take leadership roles in their local and global communities.
  • Fosters awareness of social issues on a local, national and international level.
  • Encourages spiritual and intellectual growth through various workshops and activities.
  • Provides participants with opportunists to network with women in a multitude of fields, exposing them to opportunities for internships and employment.
  • Utilizes debate training activities to enhance research and oral communication skills.
  • Establishes mentoring relationships, support, and referrals for internships.
  • Promotes the development of sisterhood through interactive and collaborative activities.

If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, please apply online.

(This application can be accessed by visiting our website www.abzuginstitute.org and clicking “apply now” in the upper right-hand corner.)

Important Dates-

Training Dates: Monday- Saturday, July 17th, 2017 to July 29th, 2017.

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 11:59 PM SHARP

For questions or concerns, please contact contact@abzuginstitute.org or call (212)650-3071

In order to keep updated on BALI Events and opportunities, please visit our website and like our Facebook page.

5/12 Event: Mother’s Day Luncheon

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4/19 Event: Celebrating Historic Preservation in Crown Heights North

 

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Celebrating Historic Preservation  in Crown Heights North

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
5:45 p.m.

 

5:45 p.m.: Refreshments

6:30 p.m.: Welcoming Remarks

6:45 p.m.: Presentations

 

Hosted by the Crown Heights North Association and 

the New York Preservation Archive Project

 

Join us for a celebration of the historic preservation movement in Crown Heights North, Brooklyn. The character and history of Crown Heights endures through the memories of its residents and the architectural beauty of the streetscape. The evening’s speakers have contributed to that lasting legacy by documenting oral histories and by campaigning for historic landmark status of unique sites and neighborhoods. The program will showcase oral history initiatives by the New York Preservation Archive Project, and the successful historic preservation achievements of the Crown Heights North Association, emphasizing the current designation efforts in the Crow Hill community. The event will also feature exemplary work by the Weeksville Heritage Center to preserve the Hunterfly Road Houses, establish an African American History museum at the site, and to document essential stories of Crown Heights communities.

Speakers will include:

  • Tia Powell Harris, President and Executive Director of Weeksville Heritage Center
  • Suzanne Spellen, board member of the Crown Heights North Association, writer and architectural historian, and contributor to Brownstoner
  • Gabriel Solis, a Brooklyn College student who is conducting oral histories in Crow Hill as well as photo surveys to assist the landmark preservation campaign
  • Anthony C. Wood, Founder and Chair of the New York Preservation Archive Project, an organization that promotes the history of New York City’s preservation movement through public programs, accessible primary source archives, and oral histories
  • Deborah Young, Co-Founder and President of the Crown Heights North Association, dedicated to the preservation of the historic buildings of the Crown Heights North community, and the revitalization, economic advancement, housing stabilization, and cultural enhancement of its residents

 

This event will take place at the:

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

145 Brooklyn Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11213

 

RSVP HERE

 

Visit the event page for more information on this program.


 

Image: Crown Heights North, photo by Carl Forester, 2007; Courtesy of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

Learn About Your Eligibility for Public Benefits

The office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is partnering with Benefit Kitchen, a Brooklyn-based company that is helping New Yorkers learn about their eligibility for benefits like child care, public assistance, SNAP, and many others.

Benefit Kitchen is a financial literacy app that connects working families with a path out of poverty. In ten minutes, a head-of-household can learn about potential eligibility and dollar amounts for up to eighteen federal, state, and local benefits. In the U.S. there are currently 10.5 million families living in poverty. But $80B in benefits are left on the table every year. In New York and California, only half of eligible families receive SNAP and a mere 7% of eligible families receive all of the top three benefits (SNAP, childcare, and healthcare). Benefit Kitchen helps close this knowledge gap and empowers families to apply for (and receive) the benefits for which they’re eligible.

Download the app or visit www.app.benefitkitchen.com to get started. Use the “agency code” bbpbenefits. Log in with an email address and take 10 minutes to answer the questionnaire. When you are done, you will have eligibility information and dollar amounts for all the benefits you and your family can receive.

Once you have this information, the office of the Brooklyn Borough President can help you apply. You can contact the Constituent Assistance Center at 718-802-3700 or call/visit Brooklyn Job Centers on www.nyc.gov/2b6ew12.

4/11 Event: Second Chance Job Fair

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4/14-15 Event: Begin Again

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Building on the success of 2016, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office brings Begin Again to Bedford-Stuyvesant this April to give Brooklyn residents an opportunity to deal with summonses for low-level offenses quickly and easily right in their community. These summons warrants – ordered when people fail to answer a ticket for minor quality of life offenses such as drinking alcohol in public or being in a park after closing – have ballooned into a total of over a million in New York City, with about a quarter originating in Brooklyn. These open warrants weigh down an overburdened courts system and can hold back individuals who have them on their records.

Of the 2,588 Begin Again participants who have attended events so far, no one has been arrested and all have received consultation with attorneys from Legal Aid on how to resolve their warrants and on any other legal issues they had.

For more information and to pre-register: 718-250-3888

http://www.brooklynda.org/begin-again/

@BeginAgainBKLYN

@BrooklynDA

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