Sunset Park Community Career Expo – Saturday, June 8th, 11AM-3PM at PS1 at 309 47th Street, Brooklyn

The event is open to all community members. Through a combination of workshops, career panels, and tabling throughout the day, it is aiming to provide community members with information about workforce development programs, workers rights, and job opportunities. This fair is designed specifically for ESOL learners. Participating agencies include: MassMutual, Hot Bread Kitchen, Census Bureau, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, UPROSE, NYU Langone Family Health Centers, Innovation Lab, LEEP Dual Language Academy, Brooklyn Rise Charter School, Make the Road NY, Center for Family Life, NY College of Technology, Atlas: DIY, Department of Citywide Administrative Services, Fifth Avenue Committee, Huang & Associates, and many more!

 

Volunteering

Here are some photos from a recent outing our students took to the M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden to do some spring planting prep work. More on the garden below…

From https://www.mkgarden.org/

M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden is a kind of “communal backyard” for those who live and work in the area. By volunteering to participate as gardeners, we express a shared interest and commitment to gardening, as well as acknowledging that we are also here to maintain the garden as a community green space.

In exchange for this small patch of nature, we’ve agreed to be active participants in the maintenance and growth of this valuable community resource. Members have responsibilities which, when shared equally among all of us, are not time consuming or difficult.

The M’Finda Kalunga Garden means “Garden at the Edge of the Other Side of the World” in the Kikongo language. It is named in memory of the “second” African American burial ground that was located on nearby Chrystie Street between Rivington and Stanton Streets.

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Job and Resource Fair Video & Pics

Yesterday the University Settlement Adult Literacy Program hosted a Job and Resource Fair featuring: the 2020 Census, Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC), CUNY – Borough of Manhattan Community College, English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS), Henry Street Settlement, Seward Park Library, SUNY – Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC), University Settlement Human Resources, and Workforce 1. Enjoy the video above and the pics below: