4/30 deadline: Melquain Jatelle Anderson Memorial Scholarship for Sociology

Melquain Jatelle Anderson was a Brooklyn Knight born and raised in Brooklyn.  He lived in Sheepshead Bay, but often traveled to Vinegar Hill (Farragut Houses) where his grandmother lived, his mother was raised, and he had a host of friends.  At 17 years old, he started helping other young men study and pass their GED.  Melquain’s aspiration was to give back to the community because he had seen so many young men give up on school.

After obtaining his Associates of Science degree from Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3), he became even more committed to making a change. Melquain transferred to John Jay College where he hoped to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and then attend law school. Melquain’s plan was to start a community center helping young men obtain their GEDs and attend college. Although Melquain’s life was cut short before he could fulfill his dreams of giving back to the community, his family wants his dream to live on.

Founded in his loving memory, the Melquain Jatelle Anderson Memorial Scholarship for Sociology is funded through the generous support of his family, friends, and colleagues.

Award Amount:  $1,000


  • Open to entering and continuing students majoring in Sociology
  • Part-time or full-time, matriculated, undergraduate students
  • Open to students with a GPA of 2.0 and below
  • Demonstrate financial need, determined through a completed FAFSA

To Apply:

  • A complete John Jay College General Scholarship Application
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • In an essay of 400-words, please describe your commitment to serving others in your community, your interest in Sociology, and how this will contribute to your academic and professional success.

Washington’s Birthday (Presidents’ Day) Information

Monday, February 19 is Washington’s Birthday (Presidents’ Day). Government offices, including the Department of Motor Vehicles, are closed. Courts are also closed.
NYC public schools are closed for Midwinter Recess from February 16 through February 23. Schools will reopen on Monday, February 26. The Department of Education Parent Support Hotline and Family Welcome Centers are closed on February 16 as well as on February 19.
CUNY Colleges are closed. There is no regular mail delivery.
Alternate side parking regulations are suspended. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.
There is no garbage, recycling, or organics collection. If Monday is your regular collection day, put your items out after 4 PM Monday evening. Your items will be collected beginning Tuesday, February 20.
All branches of the City’s public library systems are closed.
Staten Island Ferry service runs on a holiday schedule. Service will be provided every 30 minutes from 7 AM to midnight. There will be no lower level boarding in St. George Terminal.


DACA Renewal Applications

10/28 Event: College Fair & Career Day


BK District 35 Community Events Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 16

For more information, click here.


10AM – 4PM

I Have A Dream Celebration

Brooklyn Children’s Museum – 145 Brooklyn Avenue Brooklyn, NY

For more information, click here

10:30AM Service

Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Delmon Coates, Sr. Pastor, Mt. Enon Baptist Church in Maryland

Topic: Capture God’s Vision for Your Life

Emmanuel Baptist Church – 279 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY

11AM Service

Guest Speaker: Dr. Herman Washington

Zion Baptist Church – 523 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, NY



Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday — A Community Celebration

St. Mary’s sponsors a Community Celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday. This year’s celebration will be at 4:00 pm, Monday, January 16. There will be readings from Dr. King’s writings, musical selections by local professional musicians, and a panel discussion of the relevance of Dr. King’s thoughts and convictions to our present situation.

There is a donation of $15. Click here for further details.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church – 230 Classon Avenue Brooklyn, NY


Unity Concert

Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph – 856 Pacific Street Brooklyn, NY

$10 donation

For more information or to reserve seats for the concert, call (718) 709-8722.


Tickets are free, but limited. RSVP here.kevin parker.jpg

Tuesday, January 31


Year Up Paid Internship