My Blog

Civic Engagement Commission

“In November 2018, New York City voters approved three ballot initiatives proposed by the 2018 Charter Revision Commission. This established the NYC CEC, which can be found in Chapter 76 of the NYC Charter. The Commission will:

1) Run a citywide participatory budgeting program with guidance from a participatory budgeting advisory committee;

2) Partner with community-based organizations and civic leaders, increase awareness of City services, and assist New York City agencies in developing civic engagement initiatives;

3) Develop a plan to consider the language access needs of limited English proficient New Yorkers with regards to the Commission’s programs and services and provide language interpreters at poll sites by the 2020 general election, with advice from a language assistance advisory committee; and

4) Provide assistance to community boards.”

CB14 Youth ConferenceCivic Engagement Commission
read more

Council of Peoples Organization

We offer volunteer and internship Opportunities for young people who are interested in helping in COPO’s Older Adult Center, SNAP Services, Health Insurance Services, Immigration Services, Food Pantry Distribution, Mental Health Support Services, ESL/ Citizenship classes, etc.

CB14 Youth ConferenceCouncil of Peoples Organization
read more

Elite Learners Inc.

Elite Learners, Inc. is a school and community-based organization providing athletic, educational, and mentorship programming to youth, their families to build community leaders. This year (2020) has seen us provide anti-violence initiatives in the Brownsville and Flatbush area of Brooklyn, a community kitchen for the at risk and elderly and our schooling programming have moved virtual. Our goal is to build a community support system that will positively impact our future generations. We envision a community of mentors who partner with our youth, improve the neighborhood, and create socially, emotionally, and mentally prepared leaders. For more information, watch the video below and visit Email [email protected] with any questions.

CB14 Youth ConferenceElite Learners Inc.
read more

Flatbush Development Corporation

Our organization has a variety of different employment / internship / and volunteer opportunities for kids from high school – undergrad. We are a multi service community based organization that work directly with youth and for youth through our programs. Assisting with housing, youth afterschool & summer camp programs and public community events are the main program areas in which we have opportunities available.

CB14 Youth ConferenceFlatbush Development Corporation
read more

NYC Commission on Human Rights

NYC Commission on Human Rights offers education on the NYC Human Rights Law, the City’s anti-discrimination law that prohibits discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodations, and also discriminatory harassment and bias based profiling by law enforcement. Learn more at

The New York City Commission on Human Rights is charged with the enforcement of the Human Rights Law, Title 8 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, and with educating the public and encouraging positive community relations. The Commission is divided into two major bureaus — Law Enforcement and Community Relations.

The New York City Human Rights Law is one of the most comprehensive civil rights laws in the nation. The Law prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on race, color, religion/creed, age, national origin, immigration or citizenship status, gender (including sexual harassment), gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, marital status, and partnership status. Interns, whether paid or not, are considered employees under the Law.

In addition, the Law affords protection against discrimination in employment based on unemployment status; arrest or conviction record; credit history; caregiver status; status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, and sex offenses; and sexual and reproductive health decisions. The Law affords additional protections in housing based on lawful occupation, family status, any lawful source of income, and status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, and sex offenses.

The City Human Rights Law also prohibits retaliation, discriminatory harassment, and bias-based profiling by law enforcement.

For more information, visit

CB14 Youth ConferenceNYC Commission on Human Rights
read more