The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) is the largest Fire Department in the United States and universally is recognized as the world’s busiest and most highly skilled emergency response agency. The Department’s main goal is to provide fire protection, emergency medical care, and other critical public safety services to residents and visitors in the five boroughs. The Department also works to continually educate the public in fire, life safety and disaster preparedness, along with enforcing public safety codes. FDNY offers training programs for ages 17 1/2 and up to become firefighters, EMS trainees, dispatchers, fire code inspectors, administrative positions, and other career paths within the FDNY. To learn more visit https://www.joinfdny.com/tag/office-of-recruitment-and-retention/
A Step Ahead Tutoring
A Step Ahead Tutoring Services Offers online tutoring, test prep, and proofreading (all ages), as well as job recruitment & virtual tutoring opportunities (18 years old and older). Watch the video below to learn more. For more information, visit www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com or email [email protected]
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy offers African-centered, multi-disciplinary arts & cultural education and wrap-around supports for the whole family and provides cultural arts & leadership development programs for youth, ages 3-18. Many of our classes and workshops are free or priced affordably to ensure access for all. We offer six major programs serving over 2000 students and their families annually. Each student’s talents are celebrated to provide an enriching learning experience. Our programs are carefully designed to promote self-awareness and inner growth, knowledge of African Culture, the meaning of community and the importance of respecting and loving one another. Watch the video below to learn more. To sign up for programs, visit ifetayo.org.
Brooklyn South Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
New York City Community Emergency Response Team (NYC CERT) members are dedicated volunteers who undergo a training program that provides basic response skills needed for fire safety, light search and rescue, community disaster support, disaster medical operations, and traffic control. The Brooklyn South Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is Brooklyn Community Board 14’s local CERT chapter. This team works in collaboration with New York City Emergency Management to assist with community residents and their needs and offers year-round personal disaster preparedness training and volunteer opportunities for all ages. Watch the video below to learn more and visit brooklynsouthcert.com. and www1.nyc.gov/site/em/volunteer/nyc-cert.
Brooklyn Transition and College Access Centers – Department of Education
The Transition and College Access Centers (TCACs) are devoted to ensuring that students with disabilities are prepared for postsecondary life experiences. TCACs support schools and families by facilitating a seamless transition for students from school to adult life in preparation to be productive members of society. In addition to college readiness resources and supports, these centers will also facilitate diverse work-based learning opportunities for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
Transition means preparing students for adult life. Whether it’s preparing to attend college, enter the workforce, or live independently for the first time, TCACs exist to help students with IEPs achieve their goals, and support families and school staff in planning for their students’ life after high school. Work-based Learning programs provide opportunities for students to gain real-life work experience through internships and employment. Training Opportunities Program (TOP) helps students participate in internships.
The TCAC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) offers youth between the ages of 14 and 21 participate in paid employment for up to six weeks in July and August. For more information visit www.yai.org/resources/transition-college-access-centers-tcac or call the Brooklyn TCAC at 718-804-6790.
CUNY Fatherhood Academy at Kingsborough Community College
The Kingsborough Community College CUNY Fatherhood Academy (CFA) is a FREE and comprehensive program designed to promote responsible parenting and economic stability for unemployed and underemployed young fathers through education, employment and personal development. Fathers can enter one of two tracks: High School Equivalency (HSE) exam preparation or College Preparation program (both serve fathers up to age 30).
The High School Equivalency (HSE) exam preparation program runs 3 days/week for 16 weeks. Participants receive Preparation for the HSE exam and earn your high school diploma, Preparation for college enrollment and job placement, Career and college exploration, Job application, resume writing, interviewing skills and professionalism, Work experience through internships, Workshops on parenthood topics such as parenthood, health and financial literacy, and help finding job training and employment opportunities.
The College Preparation program runs 3 days/week for 10 weeks. Participants receive Assistance with college enrollment and financial aid
Career and college exploration, Job application, resume writing, interviewing skills and professionalism, Work experience through internships, and Workshops on parenthood topics such as parenthood, health and financial literacy.
For more information, visit www.kbcc.cuny.edu/ce/wd/cuny_fa or email [email protected]
Watch an introductory program video about the KBCC Fatherhood Academy at https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=502797320246719
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 elitelearners.org. Email [email protected] with any questions.
Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization which aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science by equipping young women with the necessary computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.
The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program is a free virtual 2-week program is for 9-11th grade girls and non-binary students to gain the computer science skills they need to make an impact in their community while getting an inside look into tech through our top company partners. We even provide need-based $300 stipends for students who qualify to help cover living costs and tech needs!
The Girls Who Code Self-Paced Program is a free virtual self-paced coding program is for current 9-11th grade girls and non-binary students to learn an introduction to computer science at their own schedule and pace throughout the summer!
Girls Who Code Clubs (In-person or Virtual!) provide educators with free resources, 120+ hours of customizable plug and play curricula, inspiring women in tech spotlights, community-building activities, and comprehensive support and training to help 3-5th and 6-12th graders be brave and resilient as they use code to change the world. NO coding experience needed to lead a Club!
For more information, visit www.girlswhocode.com.
KBCC Job Corps Scholars Program
The Kingsborough Community College Job Corps Scholars Program offers Academic & Career Training & Counseling (Personal, Social, Emotional.) For more information, visit cewdkbcc.com/job-corps-scholars-program or email [email protected]
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 www.nyc.gov/humanrights.
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 www.nyc.gov/humanrights