Community Board 8 is seeking residents to serve on one of 11 committees. Please review the following information. Hopefully, you will feel enlightened enough to join a committee and participate on Community Board 8!
A message from the Crown Heights Tenants Union…
Attached is the flier for the upcoming screening of My Brooklyn that will be followed by a discussion with the film’s director Kelly Anderson and leaders of the CHTU.
We’ll talk about the film, gentrification, and tactics to fight gentrification. Please feel free to share this. Post it in your building, on your block, and around the neighborhood. We’re hoping to not only watch a great film, learn, and talk, but to also come together and continue to build a stronger community.
Details are below. We hope to see many of you there!
Thursday August 21, 2014 at 7pm
Medgar Evers College AB1 School of Science, Health and Technology Edison O. Jackson Auditorium
1638 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
For more information on the documentary, you can visit the official website by clicking here.
From now until Saturday, August 30th donate at least 1 new book bag and new school supplies to give away to children from pre-school to high school.
Sponsor: Rev. Anthony L. Trufant & Emmanuel Baptist Church
Drop-off Location: Emmanuel Baptist Church (36 St. James Place @ Lafayette Ave.)
For questions contact Jocelyn Mann.
Registration for the ‘Brooklyn Pitbulls Youth Football’ program in progress since April 2014. Are you interested in playing football? If you are Age 8-15, it is not too late, but time is running out!
FOOTBALL REGISTRATION TAKES PLACE AT:
Commodore Barry Park Avenue and Navy Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Saturday from 10:30am – 1:00pm
We are a 501 (c) 3 organization that has been servicing the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill area for the last 10 years. We are reaching out for the support of the community. If you are interested in supporting our program, we are trying to raise $10,000. We are asking for 250 people to donate $40. Each donation will be mentioned on our website, unless instructed otherwise. All donations are tax deductible.
Checks should be made payable to: Brooklyn Pitbulls Youth Football, and mailed to: Brooklyn Pitbulls Youth Football, Inc., P.O. Box , Brooklyn, NY 11215. You can also make donations at our website: http://www.eteamz.com/brooklynpitbulls/index.cfm?showdonate=1
In advance, we thank you for your support.
Lloyd Rodriguez, Director
“Doing our part in keeping the youth off the streets and doing something positive!”
The Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit (CAU) is the direct link between the Mayor and New York’s communities. CAU organizes participation in key mayoral initiatives at the community level through direct contact with community boards, organizations, and city residents. CAU plays an active role in public events across the five boroughs and in connecting to New York’s diverse communities.
Interns will gain experience in government and community organizing while working side by side with senior office staff to carry out the Mayor’s key initiatives across New York City. Internships with CAU will provide an opportunity to assist with and attend many government and community events and get an inside look at New York City government. Ideal candidates will be highly reliable and motivated, independent, sociable, and comfortable in high pressure situations. This is a perfect opportunity for students focusing on areas such as public affairs, public policy, and political science.
Multiple internships are available. Based on skills and interests, internships may be designated to focus on key constituency, geography, or program areas.
Full time and part time internships are available (minimum 15 hours/wk).
All internships are unpaid; we will complete paperwork necessary for student to receive available college credit.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
- Assisting Borough Directors and Deputy Commissioners with community engagement and organizing, including meetings, presentations, public activities.
- Identifying and cultivating relationships and opportunities around major issues, in neighborhoods, or with key constituencies.
- Planning, preparing for, and attending meetings and events, logistics coordination, and event promotion.
- Preparing and researching background documents; briefings, summaries, and presentations.
- Providing overall administrative and project support.
- Assisting with the development of social media outreach and communications.
- Helping build and maintain constituent tracking systems, and databases.
- Maintaining event calendars and databases, logistics coordination, and event promotion
- Assisting with correspondence and constituent case management.
Preferred Qualification and/or Skills:
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, communication, and analytical skills;
- Ability to deal with a diverse constituency and work productively under pressure, both as an individual and part of a team;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and general internet research;
- Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments, including the ability to manage time and work independently, while paying close attention to details in the process of accomplishing tasks and problem solving;
- Ability to work with all levels of staff, inside and outside of the city and other governmental and non-governmental agencies and/or organizations;
- A strong ability to conduct online research and a confidence in navigating social media platforms.
- Proficiency in a language other than English highly desirable.
Please send resume and cover letter to TLin@cityhall.nyc.gov.
St. Teresa of Avila R.C Church First Annual Street Fair and Grand Raffle
When: Saturday, August 16, 2014, from 11:00am – 6:00pm.
Where: Sterling Place (Between Franklin Ave and Classon Ave)
Prizes for Grand Raffle:
Grand Prize: Brand new car
2nd – Trip for two to Disney (4days, 3 nights)
3rd – 60″ Television Set
4th – Small Refrigerator
Ticket: $10 per chance
Book of 6 chances $50.
Sellers prize; The person who sells the winning ticket for the car, get $1,000.
Prizes are being sought through donations, which are needed.
Proceeds from the event is to help with the installation of either a Ramp, or an Elevator to assist the elderly and handicapped who attend Mass.
On Tuesday, August 5th, the 77th Precinct Community Council along with the 77th Precinct and Deputy Inspector Eddie Lott Commanding Officer will host the 31st Annual “America’s National Night Out Against Crime” Event.
For the past 31 years this National event has brought thousands together in support of the fight for a safer community. This is the third year that Save Latin America Inc. will join them in bringing additional health services to our community and working together to strengthen neighborhood spirit. National Night Out’s purpose is to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and to send a message to criminals letting them know our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
This year‘s Health Fair will continue to include Mammogram and Dental screenings and Free Children Identification cards from 11AM – 4PM along with their yearly entertainment in place for children throughout the day. They look forward to your attendance for a day of family fun, food and most of all health awareness.
When: Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Where: Brower Park (located on Park Place between Brooklyn and Kingston Avenues)
We want to let you know that on Sunday, August 3, we will sponsor a “Shop The Block” Craft Fair on Franklin Ave., between Sterling Place and St. John’s Place.
The street WILL NOT be closed to traffic. The vendors will have their tables placed on the sidewalk in front of your residence. All of the vendors will either live in our community, or live in Brooklyn.
The Crow Hill Community Craft Fair’s mission is to build community by supporting Brooklyn based artisans as they promote their craftworks, while giving friends, neighbors, and other folks an opportunity to socialize and support the local economy.
Participation fees raised from the craft fair directly benefit the Crow Hill Community Association.
If you are a craftsman, or artisan, and would like to participate, please download an application below and email it to us at CHCCRAFTFAIR@ GMAIL.COM.
We are also in need of some 6 feet long folding tables. If you have any to provide or have any questions concerning this event please, feel free to contact CHCA President Frank Esquilin at 718-230-1447.
When: Sunday, August 3rd from 12pm – 6pm
Where: Franklin Avenue between St. Johns Place and Sterling Place
The Friends of South Oxford Park present a Jazzmobile Concert in South Oxford Park on Monday, July 26, 2014.
Come relax on the lawn while enjoying an evening of American Classical music known as JAZZ.