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The application of public services to social problems, their causes, their solutions and their human impacts in Prospect Heights.

Public hearing on new primary/intermediate school for District 13

Start Date: 
June 3, 2015 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
Location: 
CNR - Center Light Health Care Center
727 Classon Avenue Corner of Park Place
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

Brooklyn Community Board 8 will hold a public hearing on the New York City School Construction Authority's plans to create a primary and intermediate school within District 13. The school is to be housed in a building to be constructed as part of the Atlantic Yards project, located at the northeast corner of Dean Street and Sixth Avenue. The school is expected to occupy 100,000 square feet of space in the building, known as B15, and will have capacity for 616 seats.

A public notice from the NYC SCA is here. Comments on the plan may be submitted to the SCA until June 29 by email to sites@nycsca.org.

Open to: 
General public

Stop 'N' Swap

Start Date: 
June 14, 2015 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
GrowNYC
Location: 
P.S. 9
80 Underhill Avenue
United States
Description: 

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, house wares, elecytronics, books and toys that you no longer need. No furniture or large items. Take home something new-to-you, free!

You don't have to bring something to take something!

For more information, visit www.grownyc.org/swap.

Open to: 
General public

School-to-School Dialog on High Stakes Testing

Start Date: 
April 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
State Senator Jesse Hamilton, Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, City Council Member Brad Lander
Location: 
Old First Reformed Church
729 Carroll Street (at 7th Avenue)
United States
Description: 

Join local elected officials for a community dialogue on high-stakes testing. We will provide information on how dierent school communities can organize around the issues of high-stakes testing. Elected ocials will give updates on budgetary, legislative and political developments.

For more information, please call (718) 284-4700.

Open to: 
General public

Community Board 8 general meeting

Start Date: 
April 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
Location: 
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
856 Pacific Street (between Vanderbilt and Underhill Avenues)
United States
Description: 

Community Board meetings are an opportunity for community members to hear about neighborhood developments related to land use, economic development, social services, transportation, open space and more.

The agenda for the April 9 meeting is as follows:

1. Meeting Call to order
 
2. Roll Call
 
3. Acceptance of Minutes
 
4. Mr. Patrick Fergus from Dept of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DIOTT) will make a presentation on LINKNYC/CityBridge, a proposal to leverage old payphone infrastructure to build the world's largest, fastest free municipal
Wi-Fi network.
 
5. Dept. of Transportation and NYC Transit will give an update on the Utica Avenue Select Bus Service (SBS).
 
6. Committee Reports:
 
Action Items:
  • Housing/ULURP Committee
  • Transportation
  • SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee
  • Executive Committee
7. Other Committee Reports:
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health
  • Nominating
  • Parks
  • Public Safety 
  • Senior
  • Youth & Family Services
8. Old Business/New Business
 
9. Acknowledgement of Elected Officials/Agency Reps
 
10. Public Comments/Announcements
 
11. Adjournment
 
Please note: The order of agenda items are subject to change without notice.

 

Open to: 
General public

Volunteer to help bring computer science to Brooklyn high school students with TEALS

Posted: April 8, 2015 - 2:57pm

Are you a technologist with an interest in giving back to youth interested in careers in programming and computer science? TEALS is a program funded by Microsoft and the New York City Foundation for Computer Science that helps high schools teach computer science by providing a team of trained volunteers to partner with a classroom teacher and deliver computer science to their students. TEALS will be holding an information session at the Brooklyn Public Library on Sunday, April 26 from 2:30PM to 4:00PM.

Free tax assistance available at the Brooklyn Public Library

Posted: February 13, 2015 - 12:06pm

If you have children and earn $53,000 or less,, or have no children and earn $18,000 or less, you can receive free assistance filing your tax return at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site operated by the City's Department of Consumer Affairs. For Prospect Heights residents, the closest VITA site is nearby at the Brooklyn Public Library, room 216.

VITA site preparers are IRS-trained and certified to help you file your taxes and claim credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the NYC Child Care Tax Credit (NYC CCTC).

Call (718) 230-2100 for more information.