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September 8-14, 2014 has been designated as National Lifeline Awareness Week by the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS.) The Lifeline Discount Telephone Service Program offers affordable rates for basic telephone service for income-eligible consumers. To qualify for Lifeline, consumers must participate in any one of a number of federal assistance programs or have an income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines. To find out if you qualify and for more details about the program, please visit their website at www.AskPSC.com.
Check out a new community resource available on Brooklyn Community Board 14′s website! Click on square icon on the top right of the map below or click this link to view the full CB14 Nonprofit Organizations Map.
Do you want to create change and serve Brooklyn? Are you a non-profit, faith, or community leader who wants to expand your network? Are you seeking professional development and leadership training? Community Leaders are encouraged to apply for the 2013-2014 We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship. CLICK HERE to visit the WAAB Website to read more about the opportunity and to download the application. The application deadline is Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:00pm. For more information, email MedeirosA@jcrcny.org
When: Tuesday, July 31, 2-3:30 PM
Where: SUNY Downstate Medical Center at Long Island College Hospital, 339 Hicks Street, Avram Conference Center, Room F/G
Register today at 718-780-1481 or email Joy.Lindquist@Downstate.edu
The NYC Office of Emergency Management announced cooling centers will open Monday, July 16 & Tuesday, July 17, to help New Yorkers stay cool. According to the latest National Weather Service forecast, the heat index is expected to exceed 95 degrees Monday and Tuesday. With temperatures soaring, it is important to keep hydrated and stay cool. During officially-declared heat waves, New York City offers hundreds of cooling centers in air-conditioned public community centers, senior centers, and public libraries around the five boroughs. To find a cooling center or pool near you, call 311 or Click Here to use the online Cooling Center locator. These centers are free and open to the public. Individuals who have no ready access to a cool environment, and particularly those at risk for heat-related illness, should use the cooling centers during a heat wave.
Services provided will include health information, foster parent sign-up, mental health information, shelters and housing options, daycare vouchers and children’s resources, loan modifications, employment information and more!
The event is free and open to the public. Click Here for more information.
Join us at the
Brooklyn College Student Center
(East 27th and Campus Road)
5th Annual Youth Conference
from 4-7 PM today!
For more information, CLICK HERE!
Midwood High School is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, April 19th 2012 at 5 PM. The topic will be on Cyber-bullying and how schools, students, and parents can implement effective measures to deal with this problem. The guest speaker will be ADA Frank Laghezza from the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. His presentation will provide insight on how to recognize and resolve matters surrounding cyber-bullying. This meeting is open to the public.
CYBER-BULLYING: How schools, students & parents can work together
MIDWOOD HIGH SCHOOL: 2839 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11210
Phone: (718) 724-8500
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 5 pm
Guest Speaker: Frank Laghezza, ADA, Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office
Brooklyn Community Board 14 is pleased to announce that Department of Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty has once again approved the Board’s plan for additional Sanitation collection services in portions of the Flatbush, Midwood and Kensington areas to assist our residents in preparation for Passover observances, which commences at sundown on Friday, April 6, 2012. The plan provides for an additional collection.
For areas with regular pick up on Monday/Thursday or Wednesday/Saturday the plan provides for an additional collection on Friday, April 6th. For areas with regular pick up on Tuesday/Friday the plan provides for enhanced collection on Friday, April 6th. (Click on the map to see a larger image).
The additional/enhanced Friday recycling collection will take place from 12:00 midnight to 8:00 AM. Therefore all recycling materials must be placed at curbside on the evening of Thursday, April 5th for collection on Friday, April 6th. The use of plastic bags for these special collections is strongly suggested.
All regular refuse materials, including Chometz, should be placed at curbside no later than 11:00 AM on Friday, April 6th.
Location: CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn
Date: Thursday, September 13, 7:00 PM
1. Presentation on Hospital the Health Care Safety Net and Health Care Issues in Central Brooklyn – Representative from the Safe Our Safety Net Campaign.
2. Update on the NYC Department for the Aging Programs and Services; Pre-budget Consultation and Overview of District Needs of Community District 14 – Charise Lawrence, Director – Brooklyn Community Outreach, NYC Department for the Aging.
3. Other Business
REMEMBER TO VOTE! Thursday, September 13th is Primary Vote Day.
DATE: Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 7PM
LOCATION: CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn
1. Presentation on Make a Wish Metro New York and Western New York Volunteer Opportunities – Katherine McManus, Manager, Volunteer Resources
2. Presentation on Single Stop Human Services Programs – Charissa Townsend, Senior Program Officer, Single Stop USA
3. Report on Flatbush YMCA Programs and Services – Kendall Charter, Executive Director, Flatbush YMCA
4. Other Business
To find out more about Flatbush Promise Neighborhood, continue reading below.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 7:00 PM
CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn
1. Presentation on Affordable Care Act In Person Assistance/Navigator Program – Melissa Chapman, Vice President, Government & Community Relations, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
2. Presentation on Take Care New York Partner Portal – Heidi Exline, Community Relations Specialist, Intergovernmental Affairs, NYC Health Department
3. Other business
On Saturday, January 28, the 77th Precinct is hosting the program at the Bedford Central Presbyterian Church, located at 1200 Dean Street at Nostrand. The cash-for-guns program will exchange $200 bank card for operable handguns and $20 bank card for operable rifles and shotguns.
For more information, call the 70th Precinct Community Affairs Office at 718-851-5557
NYC Prescription Discount Card
All New York City residents and visitors are invited to take advantage of the city’s discount prescription program. No paperwork required. All are automatically qualified. Simply visit the Big Apple Rx website, call 311 or call 1-800-697-6974 to receive your new card start saving on your prescriptions.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 7:00 PM
CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street
1. Report on Tenants’ Rights and Fair Housing Rights – Larry Jayson, Executive Director, Brooklyn Housing and Family Services
2. Presentation on Brooklyn Neighborhood Report and Work with the Brooklyn Community Foundation – Gretchen Maneval, Director, Center for the Study of Brooklyn
3. Building a Non-Profit Network of Community Based Organizations – Linda Goodman, Executive Director, Midwood Development Corporation
4. Other business
United Cerebral Palsy of New York is offering extended registration for their free Universal Pre-K program through January 31, 2012. The UCP center is located at 160 Lawrence Avenue in Brooklyn and offers a free, high-quality, family friendly learning environment for all children. The UCP program has been in operation locally for over 60 years. All classes are taught by NYS certified teachers and assistants and the center features many additional amenities such as technology enhanced classrooms, an indoor pool and indoor and outdoor play spaces.
If you are interested or would like to refer someone to the program, please contact Project Connect at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jaqueline Lucas, the director of the Brooklyn Children’s Program at 1-877-827-2666. Spanish translation is available. You can also visit UCP’s website to find out more about the many additional available programs offered at www.ucpnyc.org
ONE NIGHT… On January 30, 2012, from 10:30pm to 4am, the NYC Department of Homeless Services will conduct the Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE). We need thousands of volunteers to canvass parks, subways, and other public spaces to count the number of people living unsheltered in the city. Just one night of your time will help us collect vital information that is used by outreach teams to help homeless people leave the streets for a better life.
3,000 NEW YORKERS NEEDED…The information gathered by volunteers during HOPE 2011 is critical to our ongoing efforts, but we need your help to make it possible. We need more than 3,000 volunteers, who are 18 years-old or older, to give just one night of their time to help count the number of New Yorkers living on city streets. We will provide you with all the training you will need to conduct the survey on the night of HOPE plus a quick, convenient online orientation when you register to give you the basics.
Registration and information for the event is online on the HOPE website. You can also call 212-607-5366 for more information. Volunteers are needed throughout the city, so there are multiple volunteer sites in all five boroughs and all volunteers will be trained. Everyone will start and end the night at the volunteer site they choose. Please encourage friends, family and colleagues who may be interested in volunteering.
Join Community Board 14′s Human Services Committee on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00 pm at CB14′s office – 810 East 16th Street. Learn more about Senior Services and Programs and Food Services and Programs in our community. Representatives from Department for the Aging and from FoodBank NYC will present information and updates and to answer your questions.« Previous Entries