4/1 deadline: Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Scholarship Awards for Graduating Seniors

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is the premier African-American family organization founded in 1938 to provide children with educational and cultural opportunities needed to enrich and strengthen their character and personal commitment toward the betterment of their communities. One of the objectives of the Brooklyn Chapter is to assist youth in the Brooklyn/Staten Island community through chapter programs aimed at increasing academic success and educational opportunities. You may visit our website at: http://brooklyn.jackandjillonline.org.

The Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is offering two $5,000 awards ($1,250 annual award over four years) to African-American students. The Gwendolyn Bourne Scholarship will be awarded to high scholastic students and the Karen Marshe Scholarship will be awarded to high achieving or talented students. The applicant must:
• Be a graduating high school senior who attends a Brooklyn or Staten Island high school
• Reside in Brooklyn or Staten Island
• Have applied for college admission
• Have demonstrated exemplary achievement in the areas of leadership and service in the community
• Maintain good academic standing (B/3.0 average or better) while attending a four-year
college full-time

Students wishing to apply for the Brooklyn Chapter’s scholarship awards must complete the enclosed (Scholarship Application Web Package), which is to be accompanied by (1) a counselor recommendation, (2) an official transcript, (3) a typed personal statement, and (4) proof of community service hours, if applicable. This material must be postmarked by April 1, 2018 and mailed to:

Mrs. Chrystal Stokes Williams
Brooklyn Chapter, Jack and Jill of America
1367 Union Street
Brooklyn, New York 11213

Awardees and his/her College Advisor will be notified upon selection. Your cooperation in nominating candidates for this locally based award is very much appreciated. Please email JandJBrooklynScholarship2018@gmail.com or call 917-586-7591 with any questions.

March 7-12 Events: NYC National Service Leadership Council – Recruitment Fair & Information Session

The NYC National Service Leadership Council proudly presents the first NYC National Service Recruitment Fair and Info Session series for the citywide recruitment campaign of service year members. Sponsored by JetBlue, New York’s Hometown Airline®, these events provide time for any and all New Yorkers to learn about national service and service year programs in our City.

As you may know, a service year is a 10-12 month transformative experience that enables individuals to address local, pressing issues through a full-time or part-time service commitment that includes a small living allowance. We have thousands of young professionals serving in NYC today, but we hope to grow and expand in the coming years. The NYC National Service Recruitment Fairs and Info Sessions will bring the service year opportunity directly to the public and we are hope that you will help us spread the word!

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, March 7th, 4-6PM: NYC National Service Info Session at the Brooklyn Public Library Brownsville Branch
    • Hear from alumni, service year programs with opportunities (and housing!) in Brooklyn, and ask us your questions!
    • 61 Glenmore Ave Brooklyn, NY 11212
    • RSVP to NYC National Service Support Center Coordinator, Sara Baker at sbaker@cityhall.nyc.gov
  • Friday, March 9th, 4-6PM: NYC National Service Info Session at Staten Island Borough Hall
    • Learn how service can impact Staten Island, one of our priority growth boroughs.
    • 10 Richard Terrace (Room 105) Staten Island, NY 10301
    • RSVP to NYC National Service Support Center Coordinator, Sara Baker at sbaker@cityhall.nyc.gov
  • Monday, March 12th, 3-5PM: NYC National Service Recruitment Fair
    • Meet representatives from the NYC National Service Leadership Council’s 30+ programs and receive in depth information on specific service year member positions, support resources for potential service year members, and tips on how to apply!
    • Mezzanine at David N. Dinkins Manhattan Municipal Building (1 Centre Street New York, NY 10007)
    • Potential service year members can register through our Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2oITQa5

WEDNESDAYS: Join the 79th Precinct Explorers for Their Monthly Meetings

Law Enforcement Exploring provides educational training programs for young adults on the purpose, mission, and objectives of law enforcement. The program also provides career orientation experiences, with the primary goal of helping young adults choose a career path within law enforcement, and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities.

WHEN: Every Wednesday – 5PM – 7PM

WHERE: 79th Precinct – 263 Tompkins Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216 (between Greene and Lexington avenues)

WHO: Officer Merino – (718) 636-6611 or (718) 636-2567, Vanessa.Merino@NYPD.org

BENEFITS: Leadership and Community Service, Social and Outdoor Personal Fitness Experiences, Local and National Competition, Hands-on Training, Fun and Exciting Field Trips, Awards and Scholarships

AGES 14-20

NYCHA Residents, Join the Green City Force

green city

We are recruiting for both of our signature corps: the Love Where You Live Corps, which trains Corps Members for jobs related to sustainable buildings and communities; and the Urban Farm Corps which trains Corps Members for jobs related to sustainable agriculture. All Corps Members are enrolled in AmeriCorps, and have access as Corps Members and graduates to our full suite of wrap-around services, including career counseling and professional development, and on-site social workers.


To be eligible, applicants must

  • Be 18-24 years old
  • Live in a NYCHA development
  • Have a high school diploma or GED


In addition to referring applicants to us, partners can share the flyer with their listservs, post the flyers in their offices and centers, and help spread the word on social media. If the council member has any upcoming community meetings, that would also be an amazing opportunity to spread the word. We encourage all of the above!

3/31 deadline: Summer Internship Program with NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Office

The Comptroller’s Office is committed to providing a wide range of learning and work opportunities to students with an in interest in public services.

Over the course of the nine-week program, interns will participate in hands-on departmental projects in their assigned Bauer as well as an overall enrichment program that includes networking opportunities, professional development programming and community service activities.

Students are expected to work 28 hours a week on a Monday – Thursday schedule from June 5th to August 3rd.

Click here for more information or to apply by March 31, 2017. 

3/17 Event: Shirley Chisholm Women of Distinction Celebration

2017 WOD Flier

Join YO S.O.S. Be a Leader!

YO S.O.S is now recruiting for the 2016-17 cohort of the YO S.O.S. Leadership Development Program. Young people who will be in high school this fall and live or go to school in Brooklyn are encouraged to apply. Youth participate in an 8-month program to become peer educators and community organizers spreading an anti-violence message and promoting community healing. Youth also earn stipends and community service credit for their participation. To apply, visit crownheights.org/yosos/apply.