The Center for Community Leadership at JCRC-NY creates and assists the growth of community-based initiatives and runs leadership trainings in the comp

The Center for Community Leadership at JCRC-NY creates and assists the growth of community-based initiatives and runs leadership trainings in the complex world of New York’s New Diversity.


KAFSC Purple 5K Dash to End Domestic Violence - Saturday, October 18:

Ready? Set. Dash to End Domestic Violence!
Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) is looking for runners to help raise awareness and collect much needed funds to support our intervention and prevention programs for victims and survivors of domestic violence. The race is open to novices, pros, individuals, teams and families! All ages are welcome. Check-in for the run is at 9 AM at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Register online at Last day to register is October 10, 2014. For questions, contact Cora at or call 718-460-3801 x 20.

"How to Do Business with the DOE" Seminar - Tuesday, October 21

The next “How to Do Business with the DOE” seminar will be held on October 21, 2014. The seminar will take place at the Brooklyn Public Library, located at 188 Madison Avenue at 34th Street New York, NY 10016. The event will be from 10:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m. You can register with the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce at (212) 473-7875 or at All MWBEs and other prospective vendors are invited to attend.

OU Brooklyn Job Fair - Thursday, October 23 from 4-7 PM

The OU Job Board and Assemblyman Dov Hikind present the 2014 Brooklyn Job Fair, which features many employers with real time higher end jobs. It is now open for registration for both employers and employees. Register online at

New Initiatives from the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs:

There are three new priority initiatives that Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Julie Meinn currently are expanding: 1) Free financial counseling through the Office of Financial Empowerment, 2) Paid Sick Leave, and 3) Small Business Relief. These initiatives will help bring awareness to the new Paid Sick Leave law and new services that are being offered to 1.5 million New Yorkers.

For more information on the Office of Financial Empowerment, click here.
For more information on Paid Sick Leave, click here.
For more information on Small Business Relief, click here.

Become A Trained Mediator

Community Mediation Services announces its Basic Mediation training. Mediators help people in conflict to resolve problems. November 7, 8, 9, 14, 16, 2014. Fee: $850.00 (Call about discounts) Location: 8964 163rd St, Jamaica, NY 11432 Hours: 9am – 5pm Tuition waivers/need-based scholarships available for NY Attorneys. Note: the training is pending accreditation by the NYS Continuing Legal Education Board for eligible NYS attorneys for skills and ethics credit. To learn more, contact: Lee Chabin 718-523-6868 x305 or Visit [] ( for more information.

ACES Volunteers for Your Organization:

The Community Service Society’s ACES Project has a unique opportunity for your agency. The program trains volunteers, age 55+, to serve as public benefit counselors and places them in hospitals, senior centers and community-based agencies. ACES volunteers work directly with clients screening for public benefit eligibility and assisting with applications. Volunteers serve one day a week. If you’re interested in having an ACES Volunteer on site to enhance the services you provide, contact Rebecca Haase at 212-614-5482 or

LaGuardia Community College Home To Work Program:

LaGuardia Community College is now recruiting for the Home to Work Program. The Home to Work Program offers free computer skills training, customer service training and assistance with job placement for all displaced homemakers. The term "displaced homemaker" means an individual who has worked in the home, providing unpaid household services for family members; is not gainfully employed; has had, or would have difficulty in securing employment; and has been dependent on the income of another family member but is no longer supported by such income, or has been dependent on federal assistance but is no longer eligible for such assistance, or is supported as the parent of minor children by government assistance or spousal support. Please call Ms. Jarvis @ 718-482-5171 to make an appointment.

Yankee Tickets Discounted For JCRC-NY Friends:

JCRC-NY is pleased to offer our friends discounted tickets to NY Yankees games throughout the 2014 season. A wide selection of games is available at either 10%, 25% or 50% off the advance ticket price. Please click here to visit the virtual ticket window and purchase your tickets. The promo code is JCRC. If you have any questions or would like to purchase more than nine tickets, please contact Josh Rose, NY Yankees Manager of Group Sales, at or (718) 579-4553.

Reading Partners:

Reading Partners is a national education nonprofit dedicated to improving students’ reading skills. We work in Title I elementary schools to support students from low-income communities who are reading 6 months to 2.5 years below grade-level. By utilizing a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum, we empower members of the community to help a young struggling reader to succeed. In New York City this year, we are serving twelve elementary schools throughout four of the five boroughs. Sign up to become a Reading Partner and make a difference in a child's life: email or sign up through our website


Working with the local chambers of commerce, industry associations, and civic and community groups, the Partnership for New York City recently announced GoBizNYC, a coalition that already represents more than 20,000 small businesses—nearly one in ten businesses in New York City—around issues of importance outlined in the NYC Jobs Blueprint. GoBizNYC will ensure that there is a unified voice to represent business in each of the 51 City Council districts. To learn more, visit and follow us on Twitter. If you would like to be involved or have business owners you’d like to connect us with, please feel free to contact me at or 212-493-7593.

Hostos Community College Study Abroad Program:

Hostos' Study Abroad Programs provide opportunities for CUNY students, faculty, and staff to increase their understanding of the history, culture, and language of other communities and countries throughout the world. Since 1992, Hostos Community College and Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) have collaborated in a series of very successful academic exchange programs involving both faculty and students. In 1998, this institution entered into an academic exchange agreement with Interamerican University in San Germán, Puerto Rico. Hostos' other partners in academic exchanges include universities in Puerto Rico, Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain, and Universidad de la Habana in Cuba. For a copy of the application, please click here.

CMS Announces Opportunity To Apply For Navigator Grants:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the availability of funding, totaling $60 million, to support Navigators in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces in 2014-2015. Navigators provide unbiased information to consumers about health insurance, the Health Insurance Marketplace, qualified health plans, and public programs including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. To access the funding opportunity announcement, visit:, and search for CFDA # 93.332. For more information about Navigators click here.

Elder Abuse Training:

The Elder Abuse Training Institute sponsored by JASA, is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary training program to improve understanding of and response to the various forms of elder abuse. Training modules this year include: Elder Abuses 101, Working with Law Enforcement, Powers of Attorney, Advanced Social Work Interventions, and Health and Mental Health Perspectives. See attached brochure for more information and registration. Please contact Martha Pollack at 718-286-1540 or for more information.

Free Financial Coaching For Your Organization:

The Community Service Society's Financial Coaching Corps (FCC) wants to partner with your organization! FCC places free financial coaches in NYC non-profit organizations. Our coaches can help your clients repair their credit, budget, save, and address specific financial dilemmas. Hosting an FCC coach will increase your capacity to help your clients succeed! For more information please contact Reyes Irizarry, at 212-614-5419 or We also provide free coaching at our site. Call Courtney Davis, at 212-614-5413 or for details.

LaGuardia Community College Justice Community Program:

LaGuardia Community College's Justice Community Program offers community benefit projects and civic engagement, transferable job skills to help build an individual’s resume, career counseling, job readiness workshops, mentoring and leadership opportunities, and a chance to earn up to $300 a month and metro cards for achieving program goals ($1,350 max). In order to qualify an individual must: be between the ages of 16-24, have had some type of criminal involvement within the past year/an individual who is at risk of having criminal involvement, and someone who is on probation/parole. All interested parties should contact Vanessa Jarvis at 718-482-5171 or

Shared Workspace For Nonprofits And Community Leaders:

The Centre for Social Innovation is a new shared workspace, community center and incubator for small nonprofit organizations and community leaders. The 24,000 sq ft space, located in Chelsea, will soon be home to a thriving community of more than 200 people and projects committed to social change. In addition to workspace, CSI provides shared services, training opportunities and a culture of collaboration. Tenants share access to a large kitchen, lounge, meeting rooms, classrooms and event spaces. For more information, see or email

There’s Still Time To Apply For 9/11 Health Benefits:

People exposed to the stew of toxins released when the World Trade Center collapsed on 9/11 can still apply for health benefits. Tens of thousands of workers, volunteers and residents who fear they are suffering from 9/11 related illnesses have until 2016 to apply for the health care they need and deserve under the World Trade Center Health Program. To apply go to or call 855-4WTC-AID.