community service Archives

  • Legal Hand Crown Heights has finally joined the Facebook wave! Follow our page here for updates on volunteers and community events, and to ask us any questions! Legal Hand is a nonprofit organization that trains community volunteers to provide free legal information, assistance, and referrals. In return, the volunteers can help community members with issues […]

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  • Legal Hand, a community legal resource center in Crown Heights, is now seeking volunteers Legal Hand Volunteers will be working within a legal self-help program operating out of the Crown Heights storefront office. This program aims to eliminate barriers to legal access for low-income residents by bringing legal help to the community itself. the volunteers […]

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  •     Join us Thursday, August 13th for a celebration of the life and work for Willis Young. There will be a gathering of members and supporters of the New York City violence prevention community to honor our fallen colleague, Willis Young. Willis was a Hospital ER Responder at Kings County Hospital Center with KAVI […]

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  • This spring, the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is offering FREE ASSISTANCE to eligible individuals to complete the U.S. citizenship application.  If you are eligible to apply for citizenship, you will be scheduled to meet with a trained volunteer to fill out the N-400 form and receive information about the additional requirements to complete your […]

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  • Position: Office Manager/Trainer (Volunteer AmeriCorps Position with a living stipend and educational award) PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A SALARIED POSITION The Organization: The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is a unique neighborhood institution that works to improve community problem-solving, collaboration, and inter-group relations in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Operating out of our storefront offices […]

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  • Congratulations to Bailey’s Cafe, winner of the Honorable Mention award of the 2009 Make Talk Work International Video Competition! This competition, sponsored by the JAMS Foundation, and CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was a video project designed to increase public awareness of dispute resolution through the use of short […]

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  • On Sunday June 7th, 3,000 residents of Crown Heights joined together for a Crown Heights tradition – a full day of celebration at the 15th Annual Family Day Picnic at Lefferts Park. The day began with a parade down Empire Boulevard. Families then had the opportunity to eat and play together during the picnic. Activities […]

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  • The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is beginning to highlight some phenomenal members of this community.Dorothy Jean Bembry-Guet is an active Crown Heights community member, a Leadership Training Institute participant, a union 1199 delegate, a tenant organizer, a mother, a grandmother, and a New York University graduate. She moved to Brooklyn from Georgia and has […]

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  • AmeriCorps week of service is celebrated May 9th-16th this year. AmeriCorps is a national service program that gives adults of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to commit to community service through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. This is a week to highlight and recognize the work done by AmeriCorps […]

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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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