LES PEOPLE’S FCU is now accepting scholarship applications:
In an effort to help further the education of local high-school seniors, LES People’s FCU is offering two types of scholarships that students can benefit from:
The statewide credit union scholarship program.- provides credit union members with $500 or $1,000 scholarships. Students/applicants will be competing against other credit union members from across the state. Last year, this program awarded $24,500 in scholarships to 37 students across New York.
The Mary Spink college scholarship program.- provides local students/applicants two $500 scholarships. Students/applicants do not need to be members of the credit union.
Students can take advantage of this opportunity by completing three simple steps:
Stop in at any LES People’s FCU branch to request a scholarship application form, or visit LES People’s FCU website to download an electronic application. Members of LES People’s FCU only need to apply for the state credit union scholarship program and their applications will be considered for the Mary Spink scholarship automatically. To become a member visit us or request a membership packet at our branch.
Complete the application form and required essay and obtain the required transcripts, along with the signature of a parent or guardian.
Return the completed application and supportive materials to LES People’s FCU no later than January 31, 2014.
There is no fee for submitting an application, but applicants MUST be:
• college-bound high school seniors at the time of application; and
• attending either a two- or four-year accredited educational institution for the first time in the fall of 2014.
In early spring, applications will be judged against other submissions statewide. Winners will be announced in April.
The Ford HBCU Community Challenge wants HBCU student teams to present their best ideas on “Building Sustainable Communities”. One first-place student team will receive a grand prize of $75,000 in scholarships, university and community awards!
Don’t miss this opportunity to help your education and community go further. Register your team today! Deadline for entries is November 10th, 2013.
For more information, visit http://blackamericaweb.com/hbcuchallenge/ .
The Idealist Grad Fairs connect prospective students with graduate schools in fields such as public administration, international affairs, education, public policy, public interest law, social work, nonprofit management, global and public health, theology, environmental science, and socially responsible business. The fairs are free and open to anyone interested in learning about grad school.
2013 Idealist Grad Fairs
October 3: Ann Arbor
October 7: Minneapolis
October 8: Chicago
October 15: Miami
October 17: Houston
October: 22: Austin
October 23: Atlanta
October 24: Charlotte
October 28: Seattle
October 29: Portland
November 4: Denver
November 6: San Francisco
November 7: Los Angeles
New Web Site for Civilian Job Opportunities
Over 17,000 civilians already serve with the NYPD and there are opportunities for many more. That’s why they’ve created a new web site, NYPDCivilianJobs.com, to make it easier to search and apply for several exciting jobs within the Department.
The site focuses on three of their most frequently available positions:
School Safety Agent, Traffic Enforcement Agent and 911 Operators
All of which offer the many benefits of working with the NYPD. Visitors to NYPDCivilianJobs.com will enjoy an engaging and user-friendly online experience that includes detailed information on:
Salary and Benefits
Exam Schedules and More
Potential candidates can also have the chance to engage in “live chats” with School Safety Agent or Traffic Enforcement Agent recruiters.
The NYPD created this site to help increase awareness of some civilian job opportunities, with the goal of encouraging qualified individuals to consider a rewarding career in service to their communities. If you know someone who would make a good addition to the Department, please forward this e-mail to their attention.
For additional information please call: 212-RECRUIT.
Recruitment Coordinator – Queens Workforce1 Career Center location.
Compensation: $30’s k
Qualifications: 3 years Admin experience, computer-proficient, excellent communication skills, professional demeanor and appearance, team-player. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Responsibilities: Provide Administrative Support for Account Management Team including Data Entry, facilitating recruitment events, providing phone support, other duties as needed.
Email resumes to: email@example.com
Queens Workforce1 is an equal opportunity employer.
U.S. Census Bureau
New York Regional Office
This fall, the U.S. Census Bureau will hire over 500 temporary Field Representatives to conduct the New York City Housing & Vacancy Survey (NYC-HVS). This survey is conducted every three years to comply with the City’s rent regulation laws. The Census Bureau has conducted the survey for the City since 1965.
Applicants who wish to take the Census test for the NYC-HVS must reside within Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan or the Bronx. The pay rate for Field Representatives in these areas is $16.92 per hour. Employment will last about four to six months. Training is paid and employees are reimbursed for travel expenses. All interested applicants must be over the age of 18, pass a background check, be a U.S. Citizen, and pass a written test and two interviews.
All applicants outside of Manhattan are required to have a valid driver’s license and regular access to an insured vehicle. To learn more about job requirements and qualifications call us toll free at 1-800-991-2520 (Select option 2 for recruiting), (212) 584-3495, or send an e-mail with your complete address and phone number to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
Unit: Organizing & Advocacy
Position: Full-time, 35 hrs/week
Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC), is a nationally recognized South Brooklyn based, non-profit community development corporation formed in 1978 whose mission is to advance economic and social justice by building vibrant, diverse communities where residents has genuine opportunities to achieve their goals as well as the power to shape the community’s future. FAC works to transform the lives of over 5,500 low and moderate income New Yorkers annually so that we can all live and work with dignity and respect while making our community more equitable, sustainable, inclusive and just.
To achieve our mission FAC develops and manages affordable housing and community facilities, creates economic opportunities and ensures access to economic stability, organizes residents and workers, offers student centered adult education, and combats displacement caused by gentrification. In addition to our grassroots neighborhood work, we are actively involved in broader coalitions and campaigns.
The position will be primarily performing work on FAC’s behalf to our affiliate, Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) in offices in Sunset Park.
o Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish and/or Chinese required;
o Prior knowledge of NYC tenant rights, tenant organizing, eviction prevention, and/or public benefits required;
o Some exposure to NYC affordable rental housing issues and trends preferred;
o Experience working in a community-based, not for profit setting preferred;
o Comfortable working with low-income, immigrant residents, many undocumented;
o Ability to learn quickly and utilize creative problem solving skills;
o Detail-oriented, able to establish priorities in collaboration with program staff, and meet reporting deadlines;
o Able to work independently in an intimate, fast-paced work environment;
o Excellent communication skills in speaking and writing;
o Computer literacy;
o Demonstrated commitment to equity, dignity and social justice;
o Sense of humor, humility and respect;
o Commitment to FAC’s and NHN’s missions.
How to Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume by September 30th, 2013 to:
Jackie Del Valle, Director
Organizing & Advocacy Unit
Fifth Avenue Committee
621 DeGraw Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Please indicate “Tenant Organizer & Advocate” in the subject line.
No phone calls, please.
For more information, click Tenant Organizer and Advocate Job Announcement