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.

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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

March 5-10 Events: Fire Safety Education Event

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November-January: Grant Info Sessions

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2/7 Event: Public Workshop on NYC Transit Plan

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NYCDOE: Possibility of a strike by Jofaz Transportation and Y&M Transit yellow school bus drivers

Possibility of a strike by Jofaz Transportation and Y&M Transit yellow school bus drivers in parts of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016

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The Department of Education (DOE) would like to inform you of the possibility of a disruption in yellow bus service which may impact your child. This possible strike is a result of negotiations between Jofaz Transportation and Y&M Transit and the union representing the drivers. The Department of Education (DOE) contracts with the bus companies and is not a part of these negotiations.

The possible bus strike would impact 14,500 students – this includes approximately 12,000 in public school and 2,500 in non-public schools. ‎About 600 bus routes in areas of Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island would be affected. Bus routes in Manhattan, the Bronx and bus service providers other than Jofaz Transportation and Y&M Transit will not be affected.

We are deeply concerned about the impact of a strike on your family and we want you to be prepared and supported in the event one occurs. The DOE will ensure transportation options to meet the needs of all students, including students with disabilities. This includes private car options to ensure a safe and reliable ride to school.

In the event of a strike, the following options are available for families of students who currently receive yellow bus service and whose service is interrupted:

  • MetroCards: All students who currently receive yellow bus service are eligible to receive a MetroCard. Parents and guardians of all children with disabilities requiring transportation from their home directly to their school, as well as parents or guardians of general education children in grades K through 6, may also receive a MetroCard for the parent or guardian to act as the child’s escort to school. Should a strike occur, MetroCards will be available upon request at your child’s school’s main office beginning on Tuesday, November 1.
  • Reimbursement for Driving or Taking a Taxi or Car Service: As an alternative to MetroCards for parents or guardians whose children receive busing, we are offering reimbursement of actual transportation costs during the strike:
    • Parents or guardians who opt to drive their children to school will be reimbursed at a rate of 54 cents per mile.
    • Parents or guardians who use a taxi or car service to transport their child to school will be reimbursed for receipts for services received.
    • Requests for reimbursements should be made once weekly. Forms and instructions are available at http://optnyc.org/Updates/InfoStrike.htm and in your school’s main office. The forms ask you to indicate on which school days alternative transportation was taken and whether it was for both the morning and afternoon commute.
  • Financial Hardships: For families facing financial hardship who are concerned with covering upfront costs of transportation for children, the DOE will pay, at the parent/guardian’s direction, private transportation providers (such as a taxi or car service). Forms and instructions are available at http://optnyc.org/Updates/InfoStrike.htm.

Field Trips and After-School Programs may be affected as well. Your child’s school will notify you of any schedule changes.

We are disappointed in this potential disruption and inconvenience to your family and will continue to be in close communication and provide updates on any developments.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Office of Pupil Transportation at 718-392-8855 Monday through Friday between 5:30 AM and 7:30 PM or email pupiltransportationteam@schools.nyc.gov at any time.

Mayor de Blasio and NYC Sanitation Seek Snow Laborers

AS STORM CLEANUP CONTINUES, MAYOR DE BLASIO AND NYC SANITATION SEEK ADDITIONAL SNOW LABORERS TO CLEAR SNOW AND ICE

 

Laborers Paid $13.50/Hour for First 40 Hours Each Week, $20.25/Hour After That; Registration Available at Sanitation Depots Around City

 

NEW YORK—As cleanup from this weekend’s winter storm continues, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia put out a call today for additional emergency snow laborers to remove snow and ice from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants, step streets, and other locations throughout the city.

Interested individuals can register at local Sanitation garages today and every day this week from 7am until 3pm. The list of garage locations can be found below and online here. Snow laborers will be paid $13.50 per hour, and $20.25 per hour after 40 hours are worked in a week, an increase from the previous year.

“This was one of the worst storms to ever hit New York City, and we need all hands on deck to dig us out,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “As Sanitation’s uniformed workers continue to focus their herculean efforts on clearing our city’s streets, snow laborers will be critical in shoveling out other key locations, like crosswalks, hydrants, bus stops, and more.”

 

“While the uniformed men and women of the Department of Sanitation concentrate their efforts on city streets, Emergency Snow Laborers will be vital to keeping the city moving after this massive snowfall,” said Commissioner Kathryn Garcia. “Their help, in targeting the city’s thousands of crosswalks, fire hydrants and bus stops, will allow for the quicker removal of snow in the areas pedestrians frequent.”

 

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, be eligible to work in the United States, and capable of performing heavy physical labor.

 

All applicants must bring:

  • – Two small photos (1 1Ž2 square)
  • – Original and copy of two forms of identification
  • – Social Security card or Tax ID Number

 Bronx

Bronx 1
680 East 132nd St.
Willow Ave. & Bruckner Expressway
Bronx 2
650 Casanova St.
Randall & Spofford Ave.
Bronx 3
680 East 132nd St.
Willow Ave. & Bruckner Expressway
Bronx 4
720 East 132nd St.
Willow Ave. & Bruckner Expressway
Bronx 5
1331 Cromwell Ave.
West 168th & West 169th St.
Bronx 6
800 East 176th St.
Prospect & Marmion Ave.
Bronx 7
423 West 215th St.
9th & 10th Ave.
Bronx 8
423 West 215th St.
9th & 10th Ave.
Bronx 9
850 Zerega Ave.
Hermany & Lafayette Ave.
Bronx 10
850 Zerega Ave.
Hermany & Lafayette Ave.
Bronx 11
800 Zerega Ave.
Hermany & Lafayette Ave.
Bronx 12
1635 East 233rd St.
Provost Ave. & East 233rd St.

Brooklyn North

Brooklyn 1
161 Varick Ave.
Scholes and Stagg St.
Brooklyn 2
465 Hamilton Ave.
2nd Ave. & 14th St.
Brooklyn 3
525 Johnson Ave.
Varick Ave. & Stewart Ave.
Brooklyn 4
161 Varick Ave.
Scholes and Stagg St.
Brooklyn 5
606 Milford St.
Cozine & Flatlands Ave.
Brooklyn 8
1755 Atlantic Ave.
Atlantic & Schenectady Ave.
Brooklyn 9
690 New York Ave.
Winthrop St. & Parkside Ave.
Brooklyn 16
922 Georgia Ave.
Wortman & Cozine Ave.
Brooklyn 17
105-02 Ave. D
105th & Bank St.

Brooklyn South

Brooklyn 6
127 2nd Ave.
11th & 12th St.
Brooklyn 7
5100 1st Ave.
51st & 52nd St.
Brooklyn 10
5100 1st Ave.
51st & 52nd St.
Brooklyn 11
1824 Shore Pkwy.
Bay 41st St. & 26th Ave.
Brooklyn 12
5602 19th Ave.
55th & 58th St.
Brooklyn 13
2012 Neptune Ave.
West 20th & 21st St.
Brooklyn 14
1397 Ralph Ave.
Chase Ct. & Ditmas Ave.
Brooklyn 15
2501 Knapp Street
Ave. Z & Voorhies Ave
Brooklyn 15—49th Street
1750 East 49th Street
Ave. N & East 49th Street
Brooklyn 18
105-01 Foster Ave.
Ave. D & Foster Ave.

Manhattan

Manhattan 1
South St. Pier 36
Montgomery & Jefferson St.
Manhattan 2
353 Spring Street
at West Street
Manhattan 3
South St. Pier 36
Montgomery & Jefferson St.
Manhattan 4
650 West 57th St.
11th & 12th Ave.
Manhattan 5
2 Bloomfield St.
West St. & Hudson River
Manhattan 6
606 West 30th St.
11th & 12th Ave.
Manhattan 7
650 West 57th Street
11th & 12th Ave.
Manhattan 8
4036 9th Ave.
9th Ave & 216th St.
Manhattan 9
125 East 149th St.
Bronx Gerard Ave. & Walton Ave.
Manhattan 10
110 East 131st St.
Lexington & Park Ave.
Manhattan 11
343 East 99th St.
1st & 2nd Ave.
Manhattan 12
301 West 215th St.
9th Ave. & Harlem River

Queens West

Queens 1
34-28 21st St.
34th & 35th Ave.
Queens 2
52-35 58th St.
53rd Ave. East of 58th St.
Queens 3
52-35 58th St.
53rd Ave. East of 58th St.
Queens 4
52-35 58th St.
53rd Ave. East of 58th St.
Queens 5
48-01 58th Rd.
Maspeth Ave. & 47th St.
Queens 6
58-73 53rd Ave.
53rd Ave. East of 58th St.
Queens 9
132-05 Atlantic Ave.
Van Wyck Expy. & 132nd St.

Queens East

Queens 7
120-15 31st Ave.
College Point Blvd. & 122nd St.
Queens 8
130-23 150th Ave.
130th & 131st St.
Queens 10
130-23 150th Ave.
130th & 131st St.
Queens 11
75-5 Winchester Blvd.
Grand Central Pkwy. & Union Turnpike
Queens 12
130-23 150th Ave.
130th & 131st St.
Queens 13
153-67 146th Ave.
153rd La. & 153rd Ct.
Queens 14
51-10 Almeda Avenue
Almeda & Barbadoes Dr.

Staten Island

Staten Island 1
539 Jersey St.
Victory Blvd. & Brook St.
Staten Island 2
2500 Richmond Ave.
Opposite from SI Mall
Staten Island 3
1000 West Service Rd.
Arthur Kill Rd. / West Shore Expy. (Route 440)