The Q at Parkside

(for those for whom the Parkside Q is their hometrain)

News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.

Friday, April 25, 2014

How to "Play" In the Real World - Wednesday May 7 at Brooklyn College



To many of us who engaged in an extended adolescence, then made the awkward transition to adulthood and grow-up responsibilities, we may be a bit out of touch from the realities of growing up in rough and tumble Central Brooklyn. The fact is, for a lot of young people around here, getting a leg up in the world of work and adult living is super difficult. For many, the stretch from home and school to mainstream society is tough and full of obstacles. As you'll see from the below list, however, there's no lack of organizations trying to help. The biggest problem? Reaching youngsters and getting them to realize the help is out there, and the dream not so far off, if they truly dedicate themselves to the "game."

I say game only half-jokingly, because as we all know there are certain rules involved, certain game faces to apply, certain clothes to wear and manners to articulate. Some have distinct advantages, having been born into families where the culture matches the mainstream. The codes are distinct and rigid. And it's a game too, in the sense that if you get knocked out early, it's nearly impossible to recover.

So...if you know a kid in the neighborhood please tell them to come out to this CB14 Annual Youth Conference. While a few hundred attended last year's conference, you can bet that some of the hardest kids to reach are the last to attend.

If you can, please print out the above flyer and post it in your building or place some near the front door or on a sign-post (I didn't say that last thing about posting illegally, and yet, I did. How can both be true at once I wonder?)



EVENT: Brooklyn Community Board 14 7th Annual Youth Conference
EVENT TITLE: "Get in the Game: Learn How to be a Player in the Real World!"
EVENT FOCUS: Jobs, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities for Youth, ages 12-20
DATE: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
TIME: 4-7 PM
LOCATION: Brooklyn College Student Center (East 27th St & Campus Rd)
PHONE: 718-859-6357


2014 Workshops:

1. Getting Hired: Resume & Interview Do's & Don'ts
To Be Presented by the Brooklyn College Magner Career Center

From resume basics to interview tips, learn how to make the right first impression by learning what employers will be looking for from an applicant.


2. Talk Like a Pro: Facebook/Instagram Edition
To Be Presented by Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow

Make your online profiles professionally appealing, learn the do's & don'ts of social media & gain the customer service skills to help you land the job!


3. Hot Jobs with Cool Benefits: Your FDNY Career
To Be Presented by The New York City Fire Department
Find out what it takes to work for the New York City Fire Department! Learn about the training, the rewards and how to get on the FDNY career path!



4. Target: College
To Be Presented by Target: Achieve, Learn & Lead
Learn about opportunities, planning, applying for and funding your college education. If your dream is college, there is help to get you there!

5. Stop Bullying Now: Stand Up & Speak Out
To Be Presented by COPO's Alternatives to Violence Program
You can help put a stop to bullying in your school, neighborhood or family. Learn what to say, how to say it and what community resources are available to help.



6. Safer Sex Workshop
To Be Presented by Housing Works
Make sex safer; learn to protect yourself against contracting and STI or HIV.




2014 PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  1. ACCESS CAREERS
    Healthcare Education, Training & Development, Scholarship Information
  2. ALLAMA IQBAL COMMUNITY CENTER
    Summer Youth Employment, Training, Community Service Programs
  3. APICHA COMMUNITY HEALTH
    Internships, Training, Women & Youth Program
  4. ATLAS DIY

Education, empowerment and community for undocumented youth


  • BEDFORD STUYVESANT RESTORATION CORPORATION
    Promoting healthy eating & active, tobacco-free living
  • BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CITY OF NEW YORK
    Information and applications for poll worker jobs on election day.
  • BOYS CLUB OF NEW YORK
    Life Skills, Sports & Educational Programs for young men
  • BRAMSONORT COLLEGE
    Admissions Information, Training & Development programs
  • BROOKLYN COLLEGE
    Offering college admissions information, services and resources.
  • BROOKLYN DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
    Training & Development, Awareness & Resources.
  • BROOKLYN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER, SUNY
    Training, Development & College Preparation Materials
  • BROOKLYN MUSEUM
    Museum Apprenticeship Program & Teen Night Planning Committee
  • BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY
    Volunteer Opportunities & Job Search Support Services
  • BROOKLYN-QUEENS NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF WOMEN (NOW)
    Internship Opportunities, NOW Chapter Information & Resources
  • CAMBA COLLEGIATE EXPRESS
    College Prep & Training Program information
  • CATHOLIC CHARITIES – BROOKLYN/QUEENS (CCBQ)
    Youth Employment & Internship information, Program information
  • CENTER FOR COURT INNOVATION
    Volunteer & After-school Program Information
  • CERT / BROOKLYN SOUTH
    Community Emergency Response & Disaster Preparedness
  • CITY PARKS FOUNDATION: Learning Gardens Programs
    Summer Youth Employment, Internships, Training & Development
  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF NYC
    Health & Nutrition Education for Teens
  • COPO (Council of People’s Organization)
    Summer Youth Employment & Summer Youth Programs
  • CRYSTAL MANOR
    Internship Opportunities & Resources
  • DEPT. OF YOUTH & COMMUNITY SERVICES
    Summer Youth Employment Applications, Youth & Community Programs
  • FDNY (New York Fire Department)
    Firefighter & EMT/Paramedic Youth Training Programs
  • FLATBUSH YMCA
    Health, Fitness & Social Interaction Programs for Teens
  • GAY MEN OF AFRICAN DESCENT (GMAD)
    Education, Employment, HIV/AIDS & Intervention Information
  • GRACE INSTITUTE
    Training & Development Resources, including Business Skills for Women
  • GROUNDSWELL MURALS
    Summer Youth Employment & Summer Leadership Institute
  • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY NYC
    Internships & Interviews for permanent employment
  • HEAT PROGRAM, SUNY
    Medical Services, Youth Group, Training & Development Resources
  • HOUSING WORKS
    Health & HIV/STD Information
  • HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION (HRA)
    HRA Service Information & Resources
  • KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Project Rise
    Internships, GED & College Readiness Programs
  • LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
    Voting Information & Resources
  • LUTHERAN FAMILY HEALTH CENTER, PROJECT SAFE
    Sexual Health Care Access for Teens
  • MAZII LEARNING CENTER INC.
    Internship, Training & Development Information
  • METROPLUS HEALTH PLAN
    Health Insurance and Healthcare Access Information
  • MILLION TREES NYC
    Volunteer Opportunities & Outdoor Educational Programs
  • NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF PUERTO RICAN WOMEN – NY CHAPTER
    Training & Development, Community & Volunteer Opportunities
  • NATIONAL YOUTH ORGANIZATION OF PAKISTAN
    Summer Youth Employment, Training & Community Services Programs
  • NEW YORK AQUARIUM – WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY
    Volunteer & Summer Camp Information, Aquarium Docent Program
  • NEW YORK CITY COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
    Cyber-bullying, equal access, fair housing, discrimination programs
  • NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE: Keep Good Going program
    Internships, Job Training & Development
  • NO KIDDING: Straight Talk from Teen Parents
    Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Self-Esteem Building Programs
  • NONTRADITIONAL EMPLOYMENT FOR WOMEN (NEW)
    Job-related training & development programs
  • NYC OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
    Emergency Preparedness Information
  • NYC VOTES
    Voter Registration Forms, Poll Worker Job Information
  • NYPD EXPLORER PROGRAM
    Youth & Community Service Programs
  • OFFICE OF CHILD SUPPORT (HRA)
    Teen Pregnancy Prevention & other Program Information
  • OPPORTUNITIES FOR A BETTER TOMORROW
    Internships, Job Training & Education Programs
  • PAKISTAN CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION
    Cultural & Social Youth Programming & Internship Information
  • PAKISTAN MUSIC & CULTURE SOCIETY
    Summer Youth Employment, Training & Development Opportunities
  • PROSPECT PARK ZOO – WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY
    Internships, Volunteering, Discovery Guide program & Summer Camp
  • REEL FUTURES MEDIA INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
    Internships, Training & Development, Film Making Programming
  • SESAME FLYERS
    Training & Development, Youth Programs
  • SSJ TRAINING CENTER
    Summer Youth Employment & Internship Information
  • ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE
    Admissions & Educational Programming
  • TARGET: ACHIEVE, LEARN & LEAD
    College Access & Community Building Resources & Training
  • T.E.A.L. (TELL EVERY AMAZING LADY ABOUT OVARIAN CANCER)
    Volunteer Opportunities & Internship Information
  • TEENS P.A.C.T. (POSITIVE ACTIONS & CHOICES FOR TEENS)
    Job Opportunities & Reproductive Health Services
  • T.H.E.O. PROGRAM: SUNY Downstate Teen Program
    Youth Employment, Internships, Health Education Information
  • TURNING POINT OUTREACH CENTER
    HIV/AIDS Harm Reduction Information
  • 1 comment:

    Duane Joseph said...

    Many, many thanks for sharing this!