Monthly Archives: March 2009

  • There are wonderful resources in the community for retirees. Retirees of any age, including newly retired and semi-retired adults are invited to join the Institute for Retirees in Pursuit of Education (IRPE) at Brooklyn College. If you enjoy exploring new ideas and acquiring new skills in the company of friendly people, IRPE is for you. […]

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  • Sharon Ife Charles, Deputy Director of the Mediation Center, led a gender specific workshop on self-worth on Saturday, March 21st. “My Gems – The Value of Self-Worth” focused on building self esteem and awareness. Forty young women ages thirteen to eighteen participated in the session. Ms. Charles stressed the importance of valuing your morals and […]

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  • A few weeks ago, a woman came into our office for help with resources and saw that immigration clinic was happening. She popped her head in the back as saw Yvonne Huaringa from The Legal Aid Society helping clients. She was delighted and told us that Yvonne was the same woman who helped her get […]

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  • Publish at Scribd or explore others: Academic Work religion communication Last week, Mediation Center Project Director Amy Ellenbogen presented at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Symposium about “Bullying and Violence in the Schools: Diagnosis, Prevention, Intervention.” Her presentation focused on responses to violence here in Crown Heights, and how the Mediation Center and other Community […]

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  • Last Thursday, the Mediation Center staff attended Partner Palooza, a resource fair at the Brooklyn Museum organized by the Community Learning Support Organization. The event allowed Community Based Organizations to present their programs to local schools and other institutions. We met people from a wide variety of organizations. These non-profits serve the community in many […]

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  • This anti-gun violence documentary was created by Kymbali Craig, Bailey’s Cafe Youth and students from Paul Robeson High school with support from the Weed and Seed Coalition of the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center. The Mediation Center thrives on this type of convening work. Take a look and let us know what you think about […]

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  • The Leadership Training Institute participants had the opportunity to go on a Jewish Tour of Crown Heights this past Sunday led by The Chassidic Discovery Welcome Center. Tour-goers saw a Jewish synagogue, a Torah scribe, a mikvah (Jewish ritual bath), and had the chance to eat a kosher lunch. Participants learned about many different aspects […]

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  • In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Week, The CUNY Citizenship and Immigration Project is presenting Citizenship Now! a Five-Borough Citizenship Application Assistance Day. This event will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 11:00am-3:00pm. The event will provide free legal assistance to help lawful permanent residents apply for naturalization. Five simultaneous events will be held […]

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  • The Mediation Center has embarked on a new project, thanks to the help of the Wasser Family. We are co-hosting Sabbath Dinners once a month at the Wasser home, welcoming diverse members of the community to experience what a Friday night dinner is like in a Crown Heights Jewish home. This gives residents of Crown […]

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  • Fifty students from two classes from PS/IS 184 visited the Crown Heights Mediation Center last week to learn about how people of different backgrounds and beliefs work together. The trip to the Center was in preparation for the students study of the Holocaust and beginning to learn about Jewish people. The students spoke with Pastor […]

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