Monthly Archives: August 2009

  • The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is recruiting for three full-time AmeriCorps positions. AmeriCorps is an intensive service program designed to meet the nation’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Participants receive a bi-weekly stipend check and upon completion of their service hours an educational award of $4,725. At our office, […]

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  • Mediation Center staff spent three days last week training Peer Educators at the Morris Heights Health Center at Truman High School. The training created a cohort of peer educators who will contribute to the community, learn about the services of the clinic, and help their classmates navigate sexual health decisions and other issues adolescents face. […]

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  • Megan Sloat and Jodi Winemiller, two nursing students from Yale University, researched the community this summer and created a phenomenal Resource Guide for Families in Crown Heights. Included in the guide are resource links to social service providers, information about childhood nutrition, local day cares and neighborhood preschools, ideas for recreation, afterschool, and summer programs […]

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  • StoryCorps, an organization that records stories of everyday people, came to the Crown Heights Mediation Center on August 5th to preserve the stories of community members. Three facilitators came and set up microphones and other recording devices in the office, as staff members prepared the rest of the office, unplugging phones, covering the doorbell, and […]

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  • Crown Heights Mediation Center staff have been active in the community participating in a myriad of projects. Last week, we collaborated on a community painting of an anti-gun violence mural on Brooklyn Avenue and Propect Place. Youth from across Brooklyn have been learning about gun violence all summer and planning for this mural. Last Tuesday, […]

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  • On July 30th, the Mediation Center held a celebration in honor of the first class of the Greenpoint Youth Court. These young people have been working since December to train and hear cases of low level infractions committed by their peers. They have developed leadership skills, public speaking skills, and been ambassadors to their peers […]

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