Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Please join us tomorrow.

On Monday, July 25, 2011, there was another death to violence.  Unfortunately a young man was found stabbed to death in the stairwell of a building within our catchment area.

We cannot stop shootings and killings without help from the whole community. Stand with SOS Crown Heights and the clergy to send the message opposing violence! Please join us: The response is scheduled for Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 6 p.m. in front of 1400 Albany.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

There Will Be a Shooting Response: Thursday, 7/14, 6:00pm

Please join us for a shooting response tomorrow evening on St. John's Place between Rochester and Buffalo Avenues. We will have a small community Bar-B-Q from 4-6pm followed by the shooting response. This location is one block outside of the S.O.S. catchment area, but we feel that it is close enough for us to organize a response. Because we are specifically tracking the number of shootings in our catchement area, the number of days without a shooting will remain at 15. We hope to see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

S.O.S. recruiting for the fall

2010-2011 New York Juvenile Justice Corps members

The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center will be recruiting Americorps volunteers to join the CHCMC, S.O.S., and YO S.O.S. teams beginning October 1st. Americorps is a national service program in which corps members commit to a year of service in exchange for a small monthly stipend and an education award following their year of service. Members at the Mediation Center will be part of the New York Juvenile Justice Corps, run out of the Red Hook Community Justice Center.
Full-time members must serve 1700 hours to finish their year of service (about 35 hours/week). Minimum-time members must serve 300 hours. To qualify for Americorps, applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, and be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident. The ideal candidate for all positions will have a passion for nonviolence, positive youth development, and community engagement!

We expect to post full job descriptions and application instructions by the end of the month. Check back often.