July 2017: High School Admissions Family Workshops


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


Volunteer with #TeamCumbo


Sign up to volunteer with #TeamCumbo today! Volunteers of all ages are welcomed. Use the link below to leave us your information: https://goo.gl/qVvECb. 

Internship: Expansion Intern

Citi Bike is seeking an outgoing and organized intern to assist with community outreach for expansion as we grow the system into the 2017 expansion neighborhoods – Harlem, Astoria, Crown Heights, and Prospect Heights.

Duration of Internship: June 2017 – November 2017
Key Aspects of Position:

  • Work with the Education and Outreach Manager to identify business and property owners adjacent to planned Citi Bike stations
  • Conduct door-to-door notifications to every business and property owner directly adjacent to a Citi Bike station
  • Maintain a database to track progress of notifications
  • Report back on feedback from notifications
  • Accompany Deployment team when stations are being installed
  • Field questions and provide customer service to assist Deployment team
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalency required
  • Outgoing go-getter who has the ability to relate to others and is not afraid to engage with members of the community
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly responsible, well-organized individual
  • Ability to take direction and to learn basic facts about the Citi Bike system
  • Tech savvy, ability to learn smartsheets, the NYC zoning and land use map, and other computer programs
  • Has a smartphone and the ability to add and utilize new applications
  • Comfortable with frequent or prolonged standing or bicycling
  • Willingness to work outdoors and in all weather conditions
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  •    Working knowledge of Spanish, Cantonese, Greek, Arabic a plus
  • Working knowledge of NYC neighborhoods


5/22 Event: Federal Resource Fair

Fed Res Fair 4 24_Page_1 (2)Fed Res Fair 4 24_Page_2

Student Poll Worker Program

The NYC Board of Elections (BOE) is preparing for the upcoming elections in September and November of this year. The BOE is accepting applications for the 17 year old Student Poll Worker Program, which is the a program that allows students to become civically involved in the community and also prepares them to learn about politics, current issues facing the community, and educates them about the election process while they serve as a poll worker on Election Day.

Requirements for Student Poll Workers:

  • Be 17 years old by Election Day with permission from school officials and parents/guardians
  • Be a US citizen
  • Bilingual students fluent in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Hindi, and Bengali

Spaces are limited so apply early! You can call 718-797-8800 to get an application.

Brooklyn Jobs Corps Academy

Brooklyn Jobs Corps Academy is a non-residential training program operated by RedCare and funded by the Dept. of Labor. The Brooklyn Job Corps Academy offers career-readiness preparation, employment training, and hands on experience. Programs offered include security officer, culinary arts, A+ certification, network plus, certified nursing assistance, home health aide, certified medical assistant. All programs with the exception of culinary arts and security officer require a high school diploma or GED before entrance into the program. You must be able to attend classes from 8 AM to 4:40 PM Monday through Friday. To be eligible, you must have no felonies or criminal court cases.

You must be 18-24 years old to participate. No student loans are required. Free metro cards are offered daily, there is a biweekly cash allowance, $1000 for completing training, job placement after training, small group tutoring, free industry specific uniforms, free breakfast and lunch.

Enrollment will be held once a month at 8 AM. For details on the next enrollment, call 718-623-4005. Brooklyn Job Corps Academy is located at 585 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn. For information about any of the programs or to apply, call Ms. Shavon Munchez, Outreach Admissions Coordinator at 718-623-4059 or email munches.shavon@jobcorps.org.

Need Housing Help?

Call the Met Council on Housing at 212-979-6238 or stop by 168 Canal St. 6th Floor New York, NY.

Tenant Help Hotline: 212-979-0611 available on Monday and Wednesday from 1:30 PM to 8:00 PM, and on Friday from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Walk-In Clinic

Cooper Square Committee, 61 E 4th Street

Every Tuesday: Arrive by 6:30 PM (Spanish available the first Monday of each month)

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, 91 Arden St, New York, NY Arrive by 6:30 PM

Dates: May 3rd, May 17th, May 31st

For more information, visit metcouncilonhousing.org.