CHCA Clothing Drive


Crow Hill Community Association will be conducting a clothing drive for Georgia’s Place, located at Prospect Place & Bedford Ave.

Community Counseling and Mediation (CCM) is a neighborhood–based agency providing a wide range of social welfare, health, education, vocational, and supportive housing services to at-risk children, youth and families in New York city.

Georgia’s Place is an innovative supportive housing residence for 48 formerly homeless and low income adults. Georgia’s Place staff are committed to the health of their residents in a holistic way: mental, physical, emotional.

When: Saturdays during September, from 12 noon to 3pm

Where: In front of the former site of the CHCA Community Garden (730 Franklin Ave) between Sterling Place and Park Place. Alternatively, drop offs can take place on Tuesdays from 5pm – 7pm at Georgia’s Place during Farmshare pick-up.

Donations: New/Slightly used men’s and women’s clothing.

For more information, contact Mr. Frank at 718-230-1447.

Everything you ever wanted to Know about THE LAW


Attached is a flyer about 6 FREE  upcoming sessions about the following areas of the Law:

- Elder: Guardianship, Wills, Estates
- Immigration:  Filings, Deportation, Asylum
- Matrimonial, Child Support, Custody, Visitation
- Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Consumer Debt
- Criminal

- Landlord/Tenant & Real Estate

Be sure to access this flyer for dates, times and location.

Upcoming “My Brooklyn” Screening Presented by the Crown Heights Tenant Union


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.


Back 2 School Bookbag Swag


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.
Phone: 718-622.1107

A message from Brooklyn Pitbulls Youth Football program…


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!

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:

In advance, we thank you for your support.

Lloyd Rodriguez, Director

Phone/Fax: 718-756-2194

“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

St. Teresa of Avila’s First Annual Street Fair


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.




America’s National Night Out Against Crime


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)