Monthly Archives: April 2009

  • This past Sunday, community members gathered after services at the Lady of Charity RC Church to talk about the Imani Garden, located on Schenectady Ave. between Dean and Pacific Streets. Members of Green Phoenix Permaculture facilitated a meeting where church members and others interested came together to plan the coming year of activities in the […]

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  • Shirely Dor and Kathleen Riley, two members of our Leadership Training Institute, have been working hard with the 71st Precinct to organize a dance performance during the Unity Showcase Festival. They have arranged a group of students from PS 241 to perform a dance and step act from 3:30-4:00pm on the main parks department stage. […]

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  • DOROT is an organization that strives to enhance the lives of the elderly in the greater New York metropolitan area. DOROT hosts over 35 programs and services for seniors, caregivers, volunteers, and professionals. One important service they provide is the Homelessness Prevention Program, a transitional residence in Manhattan. This location offers safe, temporary housing, meals, […]

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  • The Mediation Center Staff spoke to Lydia Hinton, a long-time community member, about her experiences with food in Crown Heights and her family’s favorite recipe: Creole Gumbo. Lydia’s family comes from North Carolina and St. Kitts in the British West Indies. Much of the food from those areas is similar, she explained, but cooked or […]

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  • This Saturday, Mediation Center staff will be tabling about our programs and resources at Bethany United Methodist Church’s Information Fair. Do you need help with public assistance, counseling, health care, education, or financial matters? Come on by 1208 St. John’s Place tomorrow, Saturday April 18th from 11:00am-2:00pm to say hello and get some information. Also, […]

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  • In today’s economic crisis, it seems almost impossible to be optimistic about future employment possibilities. But, wait! Step in UGOT (Urban Green Industries Outreach and Training Program), and a whole host of experts and politicians who believe that if we work to clean up the environment and control global warming, we can create an entirely […]

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  • The Mediation Center’s Rites of Passage program recently wrapped up another session in January. Rites of Passage is a gender specific program that gives young men and women the chance to learn about positive decision making. At the January graduation ceremony, the girls received mix CDs featuring tunes like Christina Agulera’s “Beautiful” and India Arie’s […]

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  • The Adolescent ACTION Advocates will offer youth from 10th grade to 19 years-old the opportunity to learn and utilize a choice of service activities. These activities will meet the needs of the Bedford-Stuyvesant community by outreaching, educating, and establishing a relationship with the youth, helping and influencing the self-improvement of themselves as well as their […]

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  • The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center provides a variety of services to local schools. We can train teachers in conflict resolution skills and give them the tools to teach others, work directly with students to decrease conflict in the classroom and facilitate numerous programs like peer mediation, youth courts, and rites of passage. The Mediation […]

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  • Transdiaspora Network (TDN) is a Brooklyn based non-profit organization that conducts culturally-oriented HIV prevention and awareness activities. The organization communicates with at-risk youth, mainly of Caribbean descent, and empowers them to develop their sense of personal responsibility in their relationship with the community. The Mediation Center works with the Transdiaspora Network to reach out to […]

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