Senator Zellnor Y. Myrie

Dear neighbors,

This week, along with many other activities and services in SD20 this week, our office is hosting a free legal advice clinic for housing and immigration cases and low-income tax prep assistance. Scroll down to see what's coming up this week.

One quick note right up top: the Kindergarten enrollment deadline is today! If you have a child who was born in 2015, you should be applying now. More info and registration here.

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.

This week heading

Our office will offer free legal advice 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.


Grow Brooklyn's low-income tax prep assistance will begin in our office this week: assistance will be available every Monday and Thursday from 2:00 - 8:00 pm at our District Office. Make an appointment by calling (347) 682-5606 or clicking "Flatbush @ Office of State Senator Myrie" here.

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.

U.S. Census Roundtable Discussion with Day Care Council: learn how to help ensure a full count of children ages 0-5 in the census. Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Friends of Crown Heights, 671 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11216. For details contact Shana Melius, Office of Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09),  347-387-6274/917-734-9896; Email: Shana.Melius@mail.house.gov. 

 

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 rbaez@nysenate.gov, 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, an opportunity to take a picture with me, and more! RSVP by calling our office 718-284-4700 or online.

Paid internship for young men ages 16-24: program provides growth, professional development, and mentorship. Beginning in January and offered by the Flatbush Leadership Academy. Apply at rohanlevyfoundation.org/FLA

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.

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.

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!

In solidarity,

Zellnor Y. Myrie 

Albany Office:
903 Legislative Office Bldg
Albany, NY 12247
518-455-2410
District Office:
1077 Nostrand Ave, Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11225
718-284-4700
Hours: Mon-Thu 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-3pm
Satellite Office:
Office of Councilmember Alicka Ampry-Samuel
400 Rockaway Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Hours: Mon,Wed 10am-6pm
Satellite2 Office:
Office of Councilmember Carlos Menchaca
4417 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Hours: Tue,Wed 10am-6pm
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