Thank you for joining me at my first State of the District Address on Sunday! We're ready for 2020: our year of vision. Feel free to download your picture here -- more pictures to come!
Special thanks to Congressman Hakeem Jeffries for his introduction, Lurie Daniel-Favors for emceeing the event, the Brooklyn Public Library for hosting, and all of our faith leaders and performers for helping us celebrate and showcase the diversity of the best district in New York.
Don't forget: we're having our Census Canvass this Saturday from 10AM - 1PM. We'll be going going door-to-door in hard-to-count neighborhoods to talk to our neighbors about the census. Sign up 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 have an image of Senator Myrie.
Our office will be holding a Tenant's Rights Legal Clinic with Mobilization for Justice at our office! Our first of this series will be tomorrow, Wednesday, February 26 from 3-6PM. Clinics are by appointment only so call our office to schedule one!
We're hosting our second free Legal Clinic on housing with the Metropolitan Black Bar Association on Thursday, February 27 from 6-8PM at Assemblymember Richardson's office (330 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11225). Call our office to book an appointment (718-284-4700)!
Join us for our Census Canvass with Assemblymember Richardson and Community Board 9 this Saturday, February 29! We have two shifts: 10AM-1PM and 1PM-4PM. RSVP for a shift here.
Grow Brooklyn's low-income tax prep assistance is available in our office! Every Monday and Thursday from 2:00 - 8:00 pm. Make an appointment by calling (347) 682-5606 or clicking "Flatbush @ Office of State Senator Myrie" here.
Pre-K and 3-K Applications Now Open Until March 16: NYC families with children born in 2016 can apply to pre-K, and families with children born in 2017 can apply to 3-K. Learn more about your pre-K or 3-K options and how to apply at an upcoming information session. Dates, times, and locations can be found here. Questions? Contact the DOE at ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov or 718-935-2009.
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 February 26 and March 25. Make an appointment online here.
Celebrate Women's Herstory Month with us at our 2nd Annual Women's Herstory Brunch on Saturday, March 21 at 11AM - 2PM at the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center (585 Schenectady Avenue, Brooklyn). We'll be honoring women in health this year. Call our office to RSVP!
We're co-hosting an East Flatbush Career & Job Fair with Assemblymembers Richardson and Perry on Thursday, March 5 from 10AM - 3PM at the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center! For more info, email Loretta Hamilton at Loretta.Hamilton@labor.ny.gov.
AMPHS is hiring for multiple positions, including a Census Manager and bilingual staff! See the full list and job descriptions here.
Fair Fares MetroCards are now available! Eligible low-income New Yorkers can now receive discounted MetroCards. Learn more, check your eligibility and apply 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.
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.
APAICS is currently accepting Youth Leadership Academy applications through March 2, 2020! Asian American and Pacific Islander high schoolers will participate in a week-long program that includes interactive leadership development sessions, guest speakers, and networking opportunities with prominent AAPI leaders and Congressional leaders in Washington, DC. A limited number of scholarships are available for students from low-income households. Apply here.
OCA-UPS Gold Mountain Scholarship of $2,000 for Asian American and Pacific Islander high school seniors who are the first in their family to attend an institution of higher education. Deadline to apply is April 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST at https://www.ocanational.org/gold-mountain-scholarship
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