GAMC, a partnership between City Tech’s Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology & Industrial Design and the Business & Industry Training Center, is responsive to workforce education needs of NYC’s revitalized manufacturing sector. The program rallies resources and stakeholders from the public and private sectors, economic and workforce development agencies, unions and CBOs to help individuals navigate a career path through cutting edge technology education while contributing to the growth of the nation’s competitive edge in manufacturing.
In 2011, a consortium of CUNY colleges was awarded $20 million from the USDOL as part of the launch of the national CareerPATH initiative. City Tech, CUNY’s designated college of technology, offers stackable, credit-bearing and industry recognized credentials leading to associate degrees in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Industrial Design Technology. Adult learners, committed to the pursuit of collegiate study and promising careers in the manufacturing sector will receive fully paid college education; wrap-around academic, job placement, and other support services.
Download this flier for more information and a schedule of info sessions.
The Art Not Arrests (ANA) structure in our garden is looking gorgeous and now we want to start planning for the next portion of the project: creating free summer arts programming for youth in our community.
There are 4 ways you can help us.
(more details about each option below)
- Donate to the cuff campaign to fund the art classes
- Teach a class in the garden this summer
- Parents, helps us get the word out about the classes to the community at large
- VOUNTEER: we need a couple of community members to help coordinate the project
More information about the project can be found on the Art Not Arrests website
1. Donate to the cuff campaign to fund the art classes
The Art Not Arrests’sponsorship displays are currently located within many of the local businesses along Franklin Ave -Please help Ground Up Designers and the Crow Hill Community Association raise money for the Art Not Arrests summer art program, by personally sponsoring one of the zip-cuffs used in the installation.
If you make the suggested $3 sponsorship donation, you are welcomed to leave your name in (or written directly on) the donation box to have a piece of the installation added with your name on it. If you would rather, you are also welcome to visit the garden to choose a zip-cuff and sign your name on it personally.
Some of the donation boxes may not be immediately visible due to space constraints — If you don’t see the donation box, please ask the person at the counter how you can make a donation & leave your name. They will happily point you in the right direction.
100% of the money raised through these donations will go toward the Art Not Arrests summer art classes, hosted in the Crow Hill Community Garden, by the Crow Hill Community Association. Any money raised above and beyond what is required by the CHCA to host the summer art classes will be used toward individual scholarships for selected students – allowing them to continue their art education after the summer classes are over. Any additional funding will be donated to other arts related anti-violence initiatives in Crown Heights Brooklyn.
You can find donation boxes and flyers at the following businesses along Franklin Ave:
- Guero’s Brooklyn
- Owl & Thistle
- Rosebud Vintage
- The Candy Rush
- Chavela’s Restaurant
- Bella Greens
- Little Zelda’s
- 739 Franklin
- Dutch Boy Burger
- Franklin Park
- Pine Tree
- PeteZaaz (Classon Ave)
- Winey Neighbor (Washington Ave)
2. Teach a class in the garden this summer
Calling all artists, musicians, writers, crafters, anyone who would like to teach a class in the CHCA garden this summer to the youth in our community.
if you have an idea for a class you would like to teach we want to hear from you.
Please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org with “art class” in the subject line:
- Class description: a few lines about what parents and children can expect from the class
- Age range for the class
- Class size
- Duration: is this 1 one day workshop, a class that will meet more than once, let us know
- Schedule: dates(s): your availability for teaching and the hours
- A short bio about yourself
- Picture of yourself (optional)
3. Parents, helps us get the word out
Once we have a class schedule, we will need to sign kids up.If you are a parent in the community please contact us with ways we can reach out: we need contacts at schools, daycares, after school groups, etc.
Please send complete information to email@example.com: with “outreach info” in the subject line
- Organization name
- Contact name
- Contact info (phone, email)
if you are willing to help distribute flyers at your child’s school/daycare please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact info and “flyer volunteer” in the subject
Can you commit some time to help make this project a success?
We need a couple of people who will have time this spring/summer to help us make this project as good as it can be.
- If you are good with on-line communication, GREAT
- If you are good with phone outreach/follow-up: FABULOUS
- if you can help get flyers distributed: DYNAMITE
- if you can help monitor in the garden: MARVELOUS
- if you want to help the kids in this community: WE WANT YOU
Please contact Nina: CHCA Project Manager email@example.com to volunteer
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars Program was founded on the idea that if you give high-achieving students with financial need the guidance and resources necessary for them to excel during high school, college and beyond, their greatness will emerge. The Foundation works closely with recipients and their families to construct a tailored educational program that can include support for summer programs, distance learning courses, and music and art instruction.
Approximately 60 students are selected for the program each year. All Young Scholars have demonstrated excellence in academic endeavors and extracurricular activities, a strong will to succeed and financial need. For those entering the program, the average family income is approximately $25,000, and more than 90 percent have incomes under $60,000.
For more information, and for instructions on how to apply, visit the Young Scholars Program webpage »
Below is an email from Robert Applebaum, a MoveOn member who created a petition at SignOn.org that is getting a lot of attention and may be of interest to people in your area. If you have concerns or feedback about this petition, click here.
Since 1999, average student loan debt has increased by a shameful 511%. In 2010, total outstanding student loan debt exceeded total outstanding credit card debt in America for the first time ever. In 2012, total outstanding student loan debt is expected to exceed $1 trillion.
In response to this crisis, U.S. Representative Hansen Clarke of Michigan has just introduced H.R. 4170, the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012, which would extend a helping hand to those struggling under massive amounts of student loan debt.
That’s why I created a petition to Rep. John Kline, Chairman of the House Education and the Workplace Committee; the United States House of Representatives and Senate; and President Barack Obama on SignOn.org, which says:
Total outstanding student loan debt in America is expected to exceed $1 TRILLION this year. Millions of hardworking, taxpaying, educated Americans are being crushed under the weight of their educational debts, while the economy continues to sputter. Support a REAL economic stimulus and jobs plan. Support the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012 (H.R. 4170).
Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends: http://www.moveon.org/r?r=272847&id=39566-7863625-gGX_Nhx&t=2
Beginning Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM, NYPD’s Community Affairs Bureau will begin conducting youth computer classes at the 77th Precinct.
The target population is 10-12 at-risk youth between the ages of 14-17 within the confines of the 77th precinct. The computer program will run for 8 weeks, twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
If you or a member of your organization is interested and can identify 1-2 youth living in the confines of the 77th precinct, please submit the name(s) and age(s) to Shalawn Langhorne at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, April 16, 2012.
Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides urban young adults 18-24, with a unique combination of technical and professional skills, college credits, an educational stipend and corporate internship. For more information and to apply visit: http://www.yearup.org/
The High School Apprenticeship Program offers New York City public high school students a challenging program of study and work designed to give them a behind-the-scenes look at what it is like to work in the Museum and explore Jewish heritage and their own. After an extensive spring training, Apprentices work full-time during the summer in different Museum departments; lead tours, and are introduced to the curatorial, educational, administrative, and operational sides of the Museum. Apprentices are paid for their participation in the program. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Download an application and return it via mail by November 15, 2011.