Community Board 8 News

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Housing Legal Clinic at City Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo’s District Office

Friends of Brower Park Inc & Community Food Projects LLC Farmers Market

Brower Park: Prospect Place & Brooklyn Avenue

Wednesdays from 10 AM—7 PM
Saturdays & 8 AM—4 PM

June 25 – November 15

Affordable Housing For Rent

ROADS Charter High School
At this point in the year you can probably identify young people who are off-track and likely to repeat the grade. These students are at risk of becoming disconnected and dropping out. Every year, thousands of students drop out of high school or fail to be promoted out of middle school. There are traditionally very few options for these students – GED programs typically don’t accept 15 or 16 year olds and most transfer high schools won’t accept students with less than 11 credits.

ROADS Charter High Schools (Brooklyn and Bronx) are an option for these students.
Click here to download an application.

Home Maintenance Training Program Coupon Flyer
Normally $175 per person, NHS is offering a 15% discount to those who register by May 19th, 2014. Bring in the attached coupon and a check/money order of $150, and register to attend the Home Maintenance Training Program for one of these sessions:

May 24th-June 7th
July 26th-August 9th
September 27th-October 11th

For more information and to RSVP, contact:
Neighborhood Housing Services of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Inc.
1012 Gates Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
Tel: 718-919-2100

2014 Fair Housing Symposium
When: Saturday, June 12th from 8:30AM to 1PM
Where: NYU School of Law, 108 West 3rd St., in Lipton Hall

2014 Kingston Ave Fesitval
When: Saturday, May 17th from 1PM – 5PM
Where: Kingston Ave, between Bergen and Pacific

Arts To End Violence Gallery Opening
When: Thursday, May 22nd from 6:30PM to 9:30PM
Where: Ron Taylor Gallery, 1160 St. Johns Place (Between Kingston and Albany)

It’s My Park Day at Brower Park
May 31, 2014 – Volunteer to Spruce up Brower Park:
paint,sweep, rake, and prepare the butterfly garden for planting.

June 1, 2014 – Volunteer to Plant a Butterfly Habitat:
create butterfly art, songs, dances and observet the
life-cycle of the Monarch butterfly throughout the summer…

Each days events are from 11AM – 3:30PM

Awareness Registration Form
Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Set-Up Time: 10:00 am
Time of event: 11:00am – 3:00 pm
Location: St. John’s Recreation Center
1251 Prospect Place (Between Schenectady Avenue & Troy Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11213

2014 Community Awareness Day
June 7, 2014
11:00AM – 3:00PM
St. John’s Recreation Center
1251 Prospect Place
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Contact: 718-467-5574
Fax: 718-778-2979