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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 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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  • On Thursday night, the Leadership Training Institute met at the Mediation Center to learn about Coalition Building. Rabbi Bob Kaplan of Cause NY-JCRC led the session, teaching the group about his extensive experience building coalitions around the world. He stressed the importance of understanding one’s own and the group’s capacity and assessing the situation through […]

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  • Last night, three students from MS 334 came to the Mediation Center to present their business proposal to the Leadership Training Institute. For weeks, Ms. Schwartz’s sixth grade class has been learning about entrepreneurship and working to start their own button making business. The class is broken up into a development team, production team, and […]

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  • 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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  • 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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