Check out this week's Community Bulletin where you can give help or get help. We're collecting canned and boxed foods at our District Office through tomorrow and we'll have a series of free legal assistance clinics that launches next week. Scroll down to see what else we're offering!
As a friendly reminder, these bulletins are sent out at the beginning of every week with events throughout the community. Events that our office is hosting will have an image of Senator Myrie.
Our office is collecting nonperishable food for AHRC NYC's MLK Food Drive through January 15! Drop off your canned and boxed food donations at our District Office. Donations should not be expired, dented or rusted. There will also be a MLK Jr. Day of Service to combat hunger on January 20, 2020 from 10AM-2PM at PS 241 (976 President Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225). RSVP to
NYLAG's Mobile Legal Help Center will be hosting free legal assistance hours in Sunset Park at the Office of City Council Member Carlos Menchaca on the following Wednesdays: January 29, February 26, and March 25. Make an appointment online.
Need help with your New York State of Health Account? Stop by our District Office to meet with our community liaison and health specialist, Ron Baez. Ron can help you update your account info, file appeal requests, and more. Stop by on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at our District Office, or on Mondays and Wednesdays at the office of Council Member Alicka Ampry-Samuel in Brownsville, 400 Rockaway Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11212.
Grow Brooklyn's low-income tax prep assistance will begin on Tuesday, January 21st and continue every Tuesday from 1-9PM at our District Office. Make an appointment by calling (347) 682-5606 or clicking "Flatbush @ Office of State Senator Myrie" here.
Our office will have free legal services with the Metropolitan Black Bar Association for anyone who needs legal assistance with housing or immigration issues. Our first session will be Thursday, January 23rd from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Sunset Park Library (4201 4th Avenue, Brooklyn). Make an appointment by calling our office at 718-284-4700.
Join Senator Myrie, Assemblywoman Richardson, and Councilmember Ampry-Samuel at our Lovers Rock Valentine's Day celebration for seniors on Thursday, February 6th from 11AM-2PM! We'll have music, food, dancing, raffles, and more at the Christopher Blenman Neighborhood Senior Center (720 East New York Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203). RSVP by calling Ron, our Constituent Liaison, at 718-284-4700 or email email@example.com, or register online.
Senator Myrie will be hosting his State of the District Address on Sunday, February 23rd from 2:00 - 5:00
PM at the Brooklyn Library Central Branch! Hear about the progress we've made so far and our agenda for the work ahead. There will be food, performances, and an opportunity to take a picture with me, and more! RSVP by calling our office 718-284-4700 or online.
Fair Fares MetroCards will be available to eligible low-income New Yorkers. Learn more and check your eligibility here.
BuildingWorks is recruiting for the pre-apprenticeship program with the NYC District Council of Carpenters. This is a six-week voluntary training program in Lower Manhattan that covers job readiness and worker safety. Graduates can be recommended to begin a four-year union apprenticeship. Applications are accepted until January 22 at 12PM. Request an application by emailing BuildingWorks395@gmail.com. More info here.
Get your Associate's Degree for free at the Library with Bard's new MicroCollege! Bard College and the Brooklyn Public Library are launching a college degree program that will bring high-quality liberal arts education to Brooklynites who have previously been excluded or deterred from higher education. There is no cost to students. More info/apply here.
The NYC Parks Revenue Division will be releasing a Request for Bids (RFB) for the Operation of Concessions for the Sale of Food from Mobile Food Units at Various Parks City wide. The RFB provides for an operating term not to exceed five (5) years. The RFB is for new and expiring (12/31/2019) mobile food vending concessions. More info here.
MetCouncil's SenioRepair offers free home handywork like bathtub grab bars, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, window locks and screens, and more for seniors. To be eligible, participants must be 60 years or older, live in NYC, and show financial need. Call 212-453-9542 or email SENIOREPAIR@metcouncil.org.
Hiring NYC Parks Lifeguards: NYC Parks is looking for people with strong swimming skills to serve as lifeguards through the summer. Most lifeguards work 48 hours each week, for a weekly salary of up to $800. More info.
The NYC DYCD Ladders for Leaders program is currently accepting applications for their 2020 summer internship program. NYC youth residents between 16-21 years of age who are enrolled in high school or college with at least a minimum GPA of 3.00 are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have prior work or volunteer experience and must be legally allowed to work in NYC. More info/application here.
Running Start's High School Program is looking for high schoolers to spend a week in DC to learn about political leadership! Priority deadline for applications is January 15, 2020. Apply here.
Neighborhood Grants of up to $3,000: Citizens Committee for New York City is now accepting applications from volunteer-led groups for our Neighborhood Grants program, which provides up to $3,000 for community improvement projects. Due January 20th. More info here.
APIA Scholars is currently accepting scholarship applications from Asian Pacific Islander American students. Scholarships range from one-time $2,500 to multi-year $20,000 awards. More info/eligibility and application here. Due January 22, 2020.
The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund is now accepting applications for their 2020 Summer Internship Program in Washington, DC for Sikh students who aspire to work in government. More info/apply here.
East Coast Solidarity Summer is currently looking for South Asians who are at least 18 years old and are interested in learning together in a social justice-oriented and anti-oppressive space in Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey. For more info and to apply, click here.
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington is designed for students who want to pursue their passion for nature conservation and environmental justice. Applicants should be first year or sophomores at four-year colleges (two-year college students will be considered if there is demonstration of transfer in Fall 2020). More info/apply by February 5, 2020 by 11:59PM PST here.
The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership's Scholarship & Internship Program applications are open to current undergraduate and graduate students of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander descent. The paid internship program places students within the public sector in the Washington, DC area or across the country in the Public Service Field internship program, while Public Service Scholarships are offered to students who will complete unpaid public service internships in the DC area. Click here for more info and to apply by Thursday, February 13 at 11:59 PM EST.
Brooklyn's 2020 Community Board applications are open through Friday, February 14! Apply online here, or print and submit an application.
Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards in partnership with We Need Diverse Books is looking for high school seniors to submit original poetry, memoir/personal essay, fiction/drama, and spoken-word compositions. Applications are due March 2, 2020 at 3PM CT or when 900 applications have been received. More info here.
The Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications for ALL undocumented students, regardless of DACA eligibility and do not have GPA nor volunteer/club involvement requirements. All scholarships are $1,000 and applications are due by May 1, 2020 at 11:59PM. More info/apply here.
See you in the community!
Zellnor Y. Myrie