leadership Archives

  • Last night around fifty young people and community leaders from Crown Heights gathered in the atrium at Marcus Garvey Nursing Home to talk about gun violence in the community.  Lead skillfully by two youth facilitators, Audley Jackson and Naiyah Wagoner, the young people present had a unique chance to voice their feelings and concerns about […]

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  • Since the beginning of September, a new coalition has been meeting at the Mediation Center. Organized by Assemblyman Karim Camara and Council Member Letitia James and comprised of organizations, leaders, and residents of Crown Heights, the I am C.H.A.N.G.E. (Crown Heights Area Next Generation’s Empowerment) group has taken up the issue of disconnected youth as […]

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  • On Tuesday evening, June 30th, nineteen community members graduated the Leadership Training Institute of the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center. The event was attended by over 60 community leaders, friends, and family members. The graduates were recognized with citations, certificates, and representatives from the following elected officials: New York State Senator Eric Adams, State Assemblyman […]

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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 Leadership Training Institute is working in collaboration with the 71st Precinct Community Council to plan this year’s Family Day Picnic. This is a Crown Heights tradition where people from all across the community come together to celebrate one another and spend a fun day with playing on rides, eating food, enjoying entertainment, and gathering […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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