leadership Archives

  • 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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  • 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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  • The Leadership Training Institute participants had the opportunity to go on a Jewish Tour of Crown Heights this past Sunday led by The Chassidic Discovery Welcome Center. Tour-goers saw a Jewish synagogue, a Torah scribe, a mikvah (Jewish ritual bath), and had the chance to eat a kosher lunch. Participants learned about many different aspects […]

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  • On January 14th the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center launched a new Leadership Training Institute for community members who are dedicated to working together to improve Crown Heights. Thirty people completed the application and interview process and came to our office for the orientation session. The group is phenomenal. There are teachers, city workers, federal […]

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  • Twenty-six young people came to the 94th Precinct in Greenpoint to participate in a youth court training on Monday and Tuesday, December 29th and 30th. These young people are training to serve as jurors, judges, and advocates, handling real-life cases involving their peers. The goal of the youth court is to use positive peer pressure […]

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