Last week we kicked off our low-income tax prep assistance and we're keeping it going this week. Plus, our Lovers Rock Valentine's Day celebration is on Thursday, along with the many events and services available around SD20.
In case you missed it: check out our new video on why the census is so important here in Brooklyn. We are only 36 days away from the beginning of the count.
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.
Grow Brooklyn's low-income tax prep assistance is now available in our office! 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.
Kids' Game Night with Free Dental Services. Free Dental Screening and fluoride application will be available for kids at Lasante Health's Children's Game Night with Mario the Dentist. Wednesday, February 5 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. 672 Parkside Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226.
Central Brooklyn Faith Leaders Summit: The 67th PCT Clergy Council, The World-Wide Association of Small Churches, New Creations Ministry and CUSH is proud to announce the Central Brooklyn Faith Leaders Summit on Wednesday, February 5th from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. 100 Faith Leaders and community members will gather to discuss and provide information regarding funding, engaging the government, and the 2020 census. More info and registration here.
Pre-K and 3-K Applications Open: The DOE will begin accepting pre-K and 3-K applications on February 5. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or register online.
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: February 26 and March 25. Make an appointment 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 Senator Myrie, and more! RSVP by calling our office 718-284-4700 or online.
Fair Fares MetroCards are now available! Eligible low-income New Yorkers can now receive discounted MetroCards. Learn more, check your eligibility and apply 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 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 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.
Jobs for formerly incarcerated young adults: for those between ages 18-15 to work in food and hospitality industry. $15/hr for 35 hrs/week. Apply by February 14 at drivechangenyc.org/apply
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.
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