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Free Summer Tax Prep Services

Do you still need to file your 2021 Federal and/or State income taxes? Free, in-person tax preparation assistance is available now through October 15, 2022 at several Brooklyn locations. Click here to view the flyer for more information or visit Call 347-682-5606 or email with any questions.

Join a Neighborhood Advisory Board

The application period to join a Neighborhood Advisory Boards (NAB) is now open! Apply today to serve your community and to help bring new programs and resources to your neighborhood. NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) has also launched a Community Needs Assessment Survey that all residents are invited to fill out to let the City know which programs, services and resources are most needed where you live. Keep reading to learn more about these great community opportunities! (more…)

NYC Small Business Resilience Grant

The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) is providing $10,000 grants to help eligible small businesses operating in NYC to recover from COVID-19 pandemic-related economic hardship. The program is administered by Lendistry and the funds are made to offset operational expenses incurred between March 3, 2021 and December 23, 2024. Examples of eligible expenses include payroll and benefits, mortgage, rent, utilities, and other operating costs. For grant eligibility criteria and application information, click this link.

Free NYC Tax Filing Services

The deadline to file 2020 tax returns (federal and NYS) has been extended to May 17th. If you earned $68,000 or less in 2020, use NYC Free Tax Prep to file for free—including from home—and claim refund-boosting tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Recovery Rebate Credit. More information is available here or by calling 311 and requesting information about free tax filing opportunities.

Last Chance to Complete the 2020 Census!

The census website is currently active and New Yorkers can still complete it online now. On October 13th, the Supreme Court of the United States set aside the lower court’s stay, which means that the census will end on Friday, October 16 at 5:59am EST. Our fair share of $1.5 trillion, as well as our political representation, are on the line and this may be our last chance to ensure New Yorkers get counted. Please text your friends, WhatsApp your neighbors, retweet Director Julie Menin’s statement, and share our graphics on social media. Click to view the latest NYC Census statement. Thank you for working to increase the Census 2020 response rate for NYC and for ensuring our city receives the funding and representation we deserve.

Submit 2019 Charter Revision Ideas by Dec. 31st

The 2019 Charter Commission is asking New Yorkers to share their ideas about ways to improve our City. Make sure your voice is heard! Share your #NYCvision and help shape our City’s future. Visit to learn more! Submit your ideas before the December 31, 2018 deadline on the website or by sending an email to

Coney Island Summer Job Fairs

Looking for a summer job? Want to spend the summer working at the Coney Island Boardwalk? Attend one of the upcoming Coney Island summer job recruitment fairs on February 26th, February 27th & March 2nd. Click here for more information about these events!

NYC Snow Labor Jobs Available

Image result for snow labor nyc dsnyApplications are being accepted for emergency snow laborers. Get paid to help to remove snow and ice from bus stops, step streets, and other locations throughout the city this winter. You can register at the DOT garage located at 2900 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn NY 11234 on weekdays between 7AM to 3PM. Snow laborers will be paid $15 per hour, and $22.50 per hour after 40 hours are worked in a week. For job requirements, qualifications and other locations to apply, please click here to view the Snow Laborer Hiring Flyer.

Forgiving Fines: The NYC Amnesty Program

The City of New York is reducing penalties and interest for many violations issued by the Department of Sanitation, Department of Buildings, and other city agencies (not including Parking and Real Property violations.)  Take advantage of the amnesty program before it expires on December 12, 2016. Stay informed. Violations must be in judgment. This means the City of New York has taken the legal step of filing a public record of your liability in court for the entire amount due, plus additional interest. Criminal violations and violations over $25,000 are excluded. Other limitations, exclusions and eligibility requirements apply. Click here for more information.

Jobs & Job Fairs

Are you looking for a job? Check out CB14’s newest Job Postings or attend an upcoming Job Fair! Interested in a career change? Enroll today in a free Job Training program!  Many programs include employment counseling, skill building, certification, job placement and more. Check out CB14’s latest Job listings, Job Fairs & Training Programs. Check back often for updated information!

Jobs & Career Training Programs

Are you looking for a new job? Thinking of a career change? Interested in a free training program? Looking for a job fair to attend? Check out CB14’s Job listings. We post available jobs in Brooklyn & around NYC, along with no-fee training programs & job fair information. Many programs include employment counseling, skill building, certification, job placement and more. Click here to see the current listings. Check back often for updated information!

Free Tax Prep for NYC Residents

Tax Day is Monday, April 18th! If you earn $62,000 or less, you may qualify for free tax preparation services, including online filing and in-person filing with an IRS certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparer. Click here to see program flyer. For more information, click below to keep reading or visit DCA’s Tax Preparation Info page. (more…)

Neighborhood Leadership Apprenticeships

The Center for Neighborhood Leadership (CNL) trains the next generation of community leaders and increases the capacity of grassroots organizations to win concrete changes for communities. CNL selects a minimum of 10 candidates and places each trainee  in a paid 10-month internship at a community-based non-profit, spending four days per week working at a host site, and one day per week in training for grassroots community engagement and organizing careers. Applications Due March 11, 2016. (more…)

CB14 Merchant Roundtable

District merchants and small business support organizations are invited to join Brooklyn Community Board 14 for our second Merchant Roundtable on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 6 PM. The event will be held at the Community Board 14 District Office (810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn.) Merchants will have the opportunity to hear from city agencies about programs and resources that that support small business and economic development. Agencies in attendance will include the Department of Consumer Affairs, Small Business Services, the Human Rights Commission, the 70th Police Precinct, National Grid, the Department of Health and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Please RSVP by calling 718-859-6357.

Home Improvement Grants Available

Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush and the Affordable Housing Corporation are proud to present the AHC Home Repair grant for houses, condos and co-ops in Brooklyn.  Brooklyn residents can get up to a $20,000 grant (not a loan, no return payment required) to repair their homes.  Income limits apply.  Applications are selected in a lottery process.  Click here to view application. Click here to view the program flyer.  Contact the East Flatbush NHS, located at 2806 Church Avenue, Brooklyn 11226, at 718-469-4679 or visit the website at www.nhsnyc.orgAdditional  services, programs & opportunities are available on the Free Services page of the Community Board 14 website. Click here to visit the page.

2016 Neighborhood Leadership Program

Now in its sixth year, the Neighborhood Leadership Program, presented in partnership with Coro New York Leadership Center, provides leaders of community-based development organizations with the knowledge and skills to improve their leadership abilities and organizational management practices. Kicking off in January 2016, the program will offer interactive leadership retreats and strategy days to train each participant on how to use specific tools and resources to address complex challenges in their neighborhoods. To find out more about this opportunity, click here. To apply, click here. Applications are due Friday, November 20, 2015.

NYC Civic Corps Opportunities

NYC Civic Corps seeks professionals to partner with nonprofit organizations & City agencies to work in support of volunteer & community initiatives. Members serve for 10 months and will work on projects including Disaster Preparedness, Economic Opportunity, Environment, Education, Health, and Veterans and Military Families and also aligned with select NYC Service – Volunteer Impact Initiatives. Members receive a monthly living stipend, medical benefits and more (see below for complete details.) The program starts on September 8, 2015 and ends on July 15, 2016. For more information or to apply, visit! (more…)

SBS Small Business Financing Panel

DATE:Wednesday, March 25, 2015
TIME: 9am-12pm
LOCATION:  Restoration Plaza (1368 Fulton St, Brooklyn)
Pre-Register at

Learn how to present your small business to lenders to access capital. Whether you just launched a startup or you are ready to expand your business, this event will give you insights on what it takes to get the financing you need for your small business. This event is hosted by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and the Small Business Committee of the New York City Council. Click Here to see Event Flyer.


Property Value Workshop

DATE: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
TIME: 6 PM – 8 PM
LOCATION: Brooklyn Borough Hall
(Court Room, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn)
Click Here to see Event Flyer.


CB14 Online Resources

Have you explored the Community Board 14 website recently? Did you know we post JOB Training Program & Employment Opportunities, SENIOR Volunteer, Job & Educational Programs, along with many YOUTH Opportunities including Sports, Educational, Internship, Job opportunities & more? Visit our Resources Page or the click on the links above to see the current listings. Check back often for new postings!

Small Business Forum

DATE: Thursday, August 22, 5-7PM
LOCATION: The Office of Council Member Eugene
Community Room @ 123 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn
(Between Bedford and Rogers Avenues)
Click Here to see the Event Flyer

All community members and small business owners are invited to attend a free small business forum. Agencies in attendance will include NYC Business Solutions-Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Dept. of Transportation, Dept. of Citywide Administrative Services, NYC Comptroller’s Office, NYC Human Rights Commission, Dept. of Buildings. For more information, call 718-287-8762.

We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship

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

Social Media & Marketing Workshops

Free Workshop! “Social Media & Email Marketing: How they can benefit you and your business.”
CLICK HERE to see the event flyer.

DATE: March 5, 2013, 11:30 AM.

A free workshop will be presented at the Brooklyn Public Library – Midwood Branch (Avenue J and East 16th Street.) Workshop presented by Midwood Merchants Association & Midwood Development Corporation. Community Members & Business Owners are invited to attend. To register, call (718) 376-0999 ext. 101 or 106 or email  (more…)

Employment Opportunities Available

Click on links below for information about employment opportunities in the community. For more information, visit our Job Training Resources page.

Hurricane Recovery Jobs Available –  New York State has announced that is has secured over $27 million in Federal Funding to hire workers displaced by Sandy to help with the clean-up and recovery efforts in New York City. CLICK HERE for more information or to apply online or call 1-888-4-NYSDOL (1-888-469-7365).

FEMA JOBS – Full-time, temporary positions are available in New York City. Positions range from Community Relations Specialists providing outreach to the disaster-stricken communities, to administrative assistants. Individuals interested in applying for a job with FEMA should visit Governor Cuomo’s Jobs Express website at

Con Edison Job Openings: Due to Hurricane Sandy, Con Edison has 900 IMMEDIATE job openings available for Safety Site Inspectors, whose duties to include placing yellow safety tape around areas with downed trees ensuring that the public stay away from trees or downed lines. Con Edison is also seeking  Bi-Lingual Interpreters fluent in English plus any other language to work at a Brooklyn location. CLICK HERE to see flyer and job details. Email resumes or letter of interest to:

Security Positions Available – Barclays Center is also hiring Brooklyn residents and veterans to fill security positions. CLICK HERE for more information.

Community Resource Fair

Saturday, June 30, 1-3 PM * Cortelyou Church of God, 1085 Flatbush Ave.

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.

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