3/16 deadline: Summer Youth Employment Program

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The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with summer employment. SYEP participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs at government agencies, hospitals, summer camps, nonprofits, small businesses, law firms, museums, sports enterprises, and retail organizations. SYEP also offers workshops on job readiness, career exploration and financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth. Online applications are available from now via the DYCD website. Updates will also be posted to DYCD’s FacebookTwitter, and Instagram sites. For more information, call 311 or DYCD Youth Connect (1-800-246-4646).

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1/20 Event: Women’s March on New York City

WOMENS MARCH_1.20.18.pngPlease join the New York City Council Women’s Caucus and Speaker Corey Johnson on January 20th for a day of action and participation in the WOMEN’S MARCH on New York City. We will meet at 11:00 a.m. at 72nd and Columbus Avenue, and depart sharply by 11:15 a.m. We call on people of all genders to march with us, as part of an international day of action in solidarity.

We will march, wherever we march, for the protection of our fundamental rights and for the safeguarding of freedoms threatened by on-going political events. We unite and stand together for the dignity and equality of all peoples, for the safety and health of our planet and for the strength of our vibrant and diverse communities.

We will come together in the spirit of democracy, honoring the champions of human rights who have gone before us. Please spread the word, so that our numbers are too great to ignore and the message to the world is clear. The politics of fear and division have no place in 2018.

The strength of our city relies on the determination of its people, working cohesively towards one common goal. In our capacity, as Co-chairs of the Women’s Caucus at the City Council, we have had the opportunity to advocate for some of our city’s most pressing issues affecting women and families and will continue to do so, with pride and tenacity.

Please contact Council Member Laurie Cumbo’s Chief of Staff, Monica Abend with additional questions, by phone at 212.788.7081 or by email at mabend@council.nyc.gov. Please note that Monica will serve as the ‘day of contact’ at the march and can be reached on her mobile at 917.414.1287.

THIS MARCH IS INCLUSIVE AND ALL ARE WELCOME.

11/17 Event: Become a Public Health School Nurse

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11/14 Event: CEC 13 Meeting

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Smart Meters Are Coming!

Con Ed announcement:

Between now and 2022, we will be installing nearly 5 million smart meters. They’ll provide you with more information about your energy use so you can make better energy decisions.

You’ll get a postcard from us about three months before we come to your neighborhood, and a letter 45 days before installations begin. If your meter is outside, you don’t need to do anything. If you need to be home for us to access your meter, we’ll let you know how to make an appointment.

Installation is quick and easy, with only a brief pause in electric power. We’ll leave you a note to let you know your new meter was installed and remind you to reset your clocks and appliances.

To learn more visit, click here.

Become a Mentor or Recommend One for the Young Men’s Initiative

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The Lafayette Gardens Community Center, operated by Grand Street Settlement, needs your assistance in acquiring mentors for their Young Men’s Initiative in the Lafayette Gardens community.

Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) is a mentoring program geared toward young men in high school. The mission of the YMI Cornerstone Mentoring Program is to support high school students during the transitions from high school into college and career, by cultivating positive personal relationships and community involvement. Throughout the year mentees and mentors will take part in workshops developing leadership abilities among our youth that will strengthen their advocacy and work readiness skills. In addition to service-learning projects, mentors will provide youth with guidance on the college application process, employment, attend trips and visit colleges.

If you know of any candidates that would be an asset to this program please feel free to contact Monique Smalls at MSmalls@grandsettlement.org or at 347-384-8880.

July 2017: High School Admissions Family Workshops

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Get a head start on your High School Application—learn more about High School Admissions at Family Workshops this July:

Introduction to High School Admissions Family Workshop: Learn how to find public high schools that fit your interests and how to build a balanced application.

Specialized High Schools Admissions Family Workshop: Learn about the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), find out about the LaGuardia High School auditions, and speak to school representatives.

RSVP to secure your seat at HSFamilyWorkshops.Eventbrite.com!

Remember to do your homework: Review NYC School Finder, the High School Directory, and the Specialized High Schools Student Handbook