Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Job Posting: Foot Soldiers Supervisor

PR-G, a nonprofit organization that works to eliminate teenage idleness in Bed-Stuy and similar NYC neighborhoods through education, recreation and partnerships, is hiring a supervisor for their Foot Soldiers program. Foot Soldiers is a maintenance service that stipends neighborhood teens to provide homeowners in the Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, and Clinton Hill areas of Brooklyn, NY, with yard sweeping, garbage removal and snow shoveling services. The program uniquely links the stipends teens earn to their academic achievements, job readiness trainings, household responsibilities, physical activities, personal development workshops, and community projects.The supervisor will be responsible for ensuring the quality of our Foot Soldiers community maintenance service, coordinate worker trainings, and ensure workers conducts responsibilities.
 For the full job description, including time requirements, job requirements, preferred qualities, and compensation, email communitystarts@pr-g.org. 

Thanks for coming out to the fish fry

Many thanks to everyone who made it out to the S.O.S. fish fry Friday night. The event was a big success - we served over 150 people delicious fried fish sandwiches, hot dogs, and drinks and everyone had a great time. We hope to see you at the next S.O.S. community event.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Daily News Promotes our Media Contest

On Tuesday, November 16, 2010 the Daily News ran an article previewing our anti-gun violence film screening and discussion at LaunchPad. The S.O.S. Media Contest got a great plug at the end, complete with the following quote from our director, Amy Ellenbogen.
"Through its anti-violence program, SOS Crown Heights, the [Crown Heights Community Mediation Center] plans to launch a media campaign of its own, soliciting young artists to come up with posters, radio and and video spots and public service announcements with an anti-gun message for its 2011 Save Our Streets Multimedia Contest. “We want to transform the culture from one that’s tolerant of violence to one that’s intolerant,” [Amy] Ellenbogen said. “Media and the arts are powerful tools in our efforts.”"
Please help us continue to spread the word about the Media Contest, and don't forget to register HERE.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Searching for Space

Space for Rent?
The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center and Save Our Streets (S.O.S.) Crown Heights is searching for additional office space. We need a location to rent that is between 1,200-2,000 square feet and located in the 77th precinct (Crown Heights North). If you know of the perfect place, please call us and ask for Ms. Charles, (718) 773-6886.

Reentry Resource Directories Have Arrived

We are pleased to finally have our updated 2010-2011 Reentry Resource Directory available for free. This is a directory of services, resources, and information for people who have been incarcerated and are now returning to our central Brooklyn community. We hope you will find it helpful and will share it with others. Copies are available at our office, 256 Kingston Ave and available to download HERE.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Reminder: anti-gun violence film screening Thursday, Nov. 18th, 7:00pm, Launchpad

This week, we're having a film screening and community fish fry on back-to-back nights. We hope you can make it to both!
As a reminder, the film-screening is 7:00pm, Thursday night at Launchpad, located at 721 Franklin Avenue. Several members of the S.O.S. staff will be on the post-film panel to discuss our work to end gun-violence in Crown Heights. We hope to see you there.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Position available at Midtown Community Court

The Midtown Community Court is an experimental criminal justice project that is one of our sister organizations under the Center for Court Innovation, a non-profit think tank that helps courts and criminal justice agencies aid victims, reduce crime and improve public trust in justice.
Midtown is currently seeking a Parent Advocate/Case Manager for its job training and parenting programs.  The position is within the workforce development project which consists of Times Square Ink, an innovative program designed to move ex-offenders and other individuals with barriers to employment to full-time work, and Dads United for Parenting, a new Responsible Fatherhood program which will provide intensive counseling services and case management to non-custodial fathers over the age of 24.  Reporting to the Fatherhood Program Coordinator/Deputy Project Director, the Parent Advocate/Case Manager is responsible for providing counseling services, workshops, and client assistance for the fatherhood initiative, the adult workforce program, and mandated groups for defendants.
To receive the full job description, email jhobbs@court.state.ny.us.
How to apply:  Send resume to Parent Advocate, Midtown Community Court, 314 West 54th Street, New York NY 10019.  Email: jhobbs@courts.state.ny.us  Fax: (212) 586-1144.  No phone calls please. 
Deadline to Apply: Nov. 30, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Two Upcoming Shooting Responses

Tragically, there were two shootings this past weekend. S.O.S. Crown Heights will be holding two shootings responses, one on Thursday, one on Friday, at the site of the shootings. Please come out and join us in spreading the message to stop the shootings and killings. Full details below.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Anti-Gun Violence Film Screening Night at LaunchPad

On November 18th, S.O.S. Crown Heights and our partner anti-gun violence organizations will be screening a selection of anti-gun violence films and hosting a panel discussion. This event is building on the success of last month's anti-gun violence screening by DCTV's Beyond Bullets project that featured "A Harlem Mother" and several of their short films. The panel will include several S.O.S. staff members and should be an exciting and engaging evening for all.
The event will take place November 18th, 2010 at LaunchPad-Crown Heights' new creative gathering place focused on the arts, community programs, technology, and anything else that captures the imagination. They are located at 721 Franklin Avenue.
Time: 7:00 PM 

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence