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

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

Posted: April 8, 2015 - 1:57pm

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 - 11:06am

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.

Affordable Housing Lottery Preparation Seminar

Start Date: 
November 13, 2014 - 6:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Housing
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Council Member Laurie Cumbo, Assemblyman Walter Mosley
Location: 
Hanson Place Seventh-Day Adventist Church
88 Hanson Place
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

New city-subsidized affordable buildings are coming to Downtown Brooklyn. They'll be available through NYC HPD's lottery system. Attend a FREE seminar to learn tips on how to corectly fill out and submit housing lottery applications.

RSVP to FACHousing@fifthave.org or to (718) 237-2017 ext. 173.

Open to: 
General public (RSVP required)

Community Board 8 General Meeting

Start Date: 
November 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Housing
Sustainability
Zoning
Landmarking
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Local development projects
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
Location: 
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
856 Pacific Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Community Board 8 represents all of Prospect Heights. General meetings of the Community Board provide an opportunity for community members to become informed as to issues related to land use, transportation, safety and security, economic development and other topics that affect the neighborhood. For more information, please see www.brooklyncb8.org.

Open to: 
General public

PS 9 Cycle Fest

Start Date: 
June 14, 2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
PS 9
Location: 
PS 9 Playground
80 Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Save the date -- and your kids' old bikes, electronics, shoes & textiles for recycling!

On Saturday, June 14 from 10am to 3pm, PS 9 is hosting its first ever Cycle Fest!  They'll have a Bike Bonanza for kids, with Learn to Ride, Bike Swap and free Helmet Fittings provided by Bike New York, Recycle-a-Bicycle, and DOT! Bike events are FREE but require parent/guardian to be present; please pre-register for Learn to Ride here.
 
Bring your kids' old bikes to swap, old electronics to recycle (in partnership with Lower East Side Ecology Center, until 4pm! click the link for a list of items they will accept) and textiles and paired shoes to recycle (in partnership with Wearable Collections).   
 
They'll also have a second-hand kids' clothing sale, bike-related arts & crafts, and some snacks and beverages for sale.  All proceeds benefit enrichment programs at PS 9.
 
In the PS 9 playground from 10am to 3pm.  Admission is free!
Open to: 
General public

Brooklyn Community Board Join Up

Start Date: 
December 5, 2013 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Transportation Alternatives
Location: 
Brooklyn YWCA
30 3rd Avenue (corner of Atlantic Avenue)
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

Become a leader for change in your community by joining your local community board. Transportation Alternatives is sponsoring a Community Board Join Up, where community board members will share their experiences and representatives from the City Council and the Borough President's office will walk you through the application process. T.A. will even have a notary public there to certify your application on the spot. In addition to transportation issues, community boards represent local interests on housing, education, sanitation and other matters. More information is available from Bike New York.

You can learn more about Brooklyn Community Board 8, which includes Prospect Heights, here.

Open to: 
General public