Archive for September, 2012

FREE Job Fair 10/19!

September 16, 2012 2 comments


SPONSORED BY: Senator Joe Addabbo & the Ozone Park Civic Association

DATE: Friday October 19, 2012
TIME: 10 AM to 3 PM

LOCATION: Resorts World, Located at Aqueduct Racetrack, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, South Ozone Park, NY 11420

 Business Attire Suggested
 Over 100 Potential Employers
 Bring Plenty of Resumes
 Wheelchair Accessible
 FREE Parking

For More Information: Contact Pete DeLucia in Senator Addabbo’s District Office At 718-738-1111

Directions to Resorts World, Located at Aqueduct Racetrack:

By Car
From the Van Wyck: Exit 1W to North Conduit Avenue. Follow signs to Aqueduct Racetrack on right.
From the Belt Parkway: Eastbound Exit 19. Westbound Exit 18-B (Lefferts Blvd.) Then, follow signs to Aqueduct Racetrack on right.
From Long Island: Southern State to the Belt Parkway Westbound to Exit 18-B (Lefferts Blvd.) Then, follow signs to Aqueduct Racetrack
From Manhattan: Midtown Tunnel to the Long Island Expressway East
(or the RFK bridge to the Grand Central Parkway) to the Van Wyck Expressway South. Then take exit 1W to North Conduit Avenue and follow signs to Aqueduct Racetrack on right.

By Subway
The Far Rockaway or Rockaway Park bound train to Aqueduct/North Conduit Station (Resorts World Casino Shuttle will take you to the Casino entrance)

By Bus
Local Bus Line- Q37 stops on Resorts World Casino New York City’s property
Area serviced via Q7, Q11, Q37, Q41
The Q37 connects to the E and F subway lines at Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike


FREE GED Classes

September 11, 2012 Leave a comment

St. Nick’s Alliance is offering FREE GED classes!

By joining St. Nick’s Alliance’s GED program, you will:

– Be able to take the GED in English or Spanish

– Master the English language

– Become computer literate

Food stamps and government assistance recipients are also welcome!


Call to schedule an appointment: Ms. Martha Mitja (718)302-2057 ext. 204


FREE Pest Control Training Program

September 11, 2012 7 comments

St. Nick’s Alliance is actively recruiting for their PEST CONTROL FREE TECHNICIAN CLASSES!  This would help improve household income and quality of life!


Students will take a 6 weeks course in preparation for a career as a Pest Control Technician/Exterminator. The students will get 30 hours of technical training needed to pass the 7A NYS licensing program. In addition to that, they will have job readiness preparation, life skills training, and industry guidance.

Ideal opportunity for:

– Young adults just starting out

– Veterans transitioning to the work force

– Unemployed individuals and job seekers

Program Requirements:

*   At least 21 years old
*   Must be able to pass a criminal background check to obtain 7A licensing
*   Must pass reading & math test
*   Must be able to pass drug test
*   Must have DMV-NYS issued photo ID
*   NYS drivers license and vehicle access preferred

PEST CONTROL Orientations are every Thursday at 10am.  Anyone interested in attending a walk-in orientation must come with a valid NYS ID, Social Security card, and proof of address. They must also be professionally dressed to attend-no jeans or sneakers. Please expect to stay until 3pm, if they are interested in starting the program.

Where:  St. Nicks Alliance Workforce Development, 790 Broadway, 2nd Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11206

MTA Directions:  J/M Train or 46/47/57/15 Bus to Flushing Avenue

Ready to Take the Next Step?  Contact St. Nick’s Alliance @ 718.302.2057 Ext.231


Strong Fathers, Stronger Families: A FREE Responsible Fatherhood Program

September 11, 2012 8 comments

Are you or someone you know a father who:

–          Is unemployed?

–          Is back from the military?

–          Wants to improve the relationship with the other parent of their child?

–          Wants to learn how to be a better parent?


If you or someone you know fits into any of these categories, there’s a great and FREE opportunity awaiting you!


Strong Fathers, Stronger Families is a new program designed to help fathers gain stability and improve their relationship with their children and families.  It helps with:

–           Job search and placement

–          Achieving economic stability

–          Establishing a healthy relationship with their children and families

–          Providing positive impacts on the lives of their children


All services are FREE and include:

–          Employment services

–          Skill training

–          Parenting and healthy relationship education

–          Child support case management assistance

–          Legal seminars

–          Financial education

–          Peer mentorship

–          Health benefits and screening

–          PLUS MORE!


Contact the nearest program site (on flyer below) for further details about joining the program!


Join the FreeMumia Movement to End Mass Incarceration 9/14!

September 3, 2012 Leave a comment

On the day following the 41st anniversary of the Attica massacre of courageous prisoners rising up against intolerable oppression, FreeMumia and others, come together to fight mass incarceration and to demand the closing of Attica as a symbolic commitment to the larger goal. They build on the powerful commemoration that took place last year at Riverside Church.  Fighting to/for:

–  End Mass Incarceration

–  Free Mumia & All Our Political Prisoners

–  Close down Attica

–  No Solitary Confinement

Join to hear a special panel on building a movement to end mass incarceration with:
Michelle Alexander, Angela Davis, Jazz Hayden, Marc Lamont Hill,  and Dr. Cornel West.

Additional speakers include:  Pam Africa and Soffiyah Elijah.

Video message from Juan Mendez

MC: Asha Bandele

Panel moderator:  Suzanne Ross


–       Michelle Alexander “The New Jim Crow”

–       Marc Lamont Hill “The Classroom & the Cell” written with Mumia Abu-Jamal

To endorse this event or reserve a literature table,
for more info –  keep updated at:
or call 212.330.8029 

Location: Riverside Church
91 Claremont Ave (just North of 120th St.), New York City,
Near number #1 train, 116th St. or 125th St. stops

Cost: Tickets $10

Click here to buy your tickets online from Riverside Church

To pick up in person, go to the Riverside Church box office during the following hours: Thurs – Sat. 4– 8pm, Sun 12– 4pm

To order by phone during box office hours, call: 212.870.6784


2012 HBCU Connect Scholarship

September 3, 2012 Leave a comment

HBCU Connect is proud to offer the 2012 HBCU Connect Scholarship Program for HBCU students. The 2012 program makes available several $1,000.00 scholarships for up to 4 minority applicants who attend or plan to attend an HBCU college or university. The scholarship can be applied to tuition or books for the 2012 Winter or Spring semester.

HBCU Connect as an organization is the largest student and alumni organization of Historically Black College and University supporters in history. Founded in 1999, HBCU Connect has given away thousands in scholarship dollars to deserving college students. The organization is dedicated to keeping HBCU students and graduates connected with each other and with opportunities for advancement.

Who’s Eligible:

–  Students enrolled or planning to enroll into any Historically Black College or University for Winter 2012 or Spring of 2013.

–  All Graduating High School Seniors or Transfer students, and Current HBCU students must show proof of enrollment.

–  Minorities – African American, Hispanic, and Native American.


You, the applicant, are responsible for completing and submitting all information required.

–  Submit a 350 word essay answering the following question: Why did you choose to attend a Historically Black College or University?

Carefully review your entire essay before submitting it.  Notification throughout the application process will be by email.  Students who fail to use a valid active email address or who fail to check the email account regularly may eliminate themselves from consideration.

Deadline: November 1st, 2012.

For more details and submission, visit