Archive for April 8, 2013

Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council Program (MYLC) is Accepting Applications

April 8, 2013 Leave a comment

Coro New York Leadership Center is recruiting for its 3rd cohort of the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council Program (MYLC). The MYLC, in partnership with City Hall and the Department of Education, will develop the leadership skills of a diverse group of New York City public high school students to serve as an advisory resource to decision makers at City Hall and in the words of Mayor Bloomberg, “help bring a critical voice to our Administration’s policy making process.”

Coro is now accepting applications from rising 10th or 11th grade students that have demonstrated:

· commitment to their community

· leadership experience

· good academic standing

· interest in exploring social issues and city governance

Nominated students should be directed to to apply online and learn more about the program. All applicants must have a written recommendation from a nominator and the endorsement of their school principal. (Principals may not endorse more than two applicants per school). Because of the rigorous nature of the MYLC schedule, Coro asks that nominators choose students that are able to commit to all of the program dates. Applications and letters of recommendations are due on May 17th.  Feel free to contact José Dobles, Program Director, at 212-258-2935 ext. 323 or via email at with any questions regarding the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council.

New York Restoration Project is Recruiting for AmeriCorp Positions

April 8, 2013 1 comment

New York Restoration Project is Recruiting for AmeriCorp Service Positions!

Job Title:  AmeriCorps Parks and Gardens Crew/Environmental Stewards

Industry: Not-for-Profit – Environmental 

Department: Operations 

Living Stipend: $1,500 per month (before taxes) + additional benefits 

Joining New York Restoration Project’s AmeriCorps team is a way to put your idealism into action. Becoming an AmeriCorps member will enable you to do great things for your community. While gaining the personal satisfaction of taking on a challenge and seeing results, you will also grow as an individual and work with a diverse group of people in an array of related fields. 

NYRP is seeking to fill AmeriCorps community service positions to start in April 2013 for a 6-month term of service. 

Mission:  NYRP carries out founder Bette Midler’s dream of a cleaner, more beautiful New York City. NYRP restores, develops, and revitalizes under-served parks, community gardens, and open space in all five boroughs. They invest in the communities they serve by providing ongoing maintenance and enriching educational and public programming; because NYRP believes that every individual has the right to a beautiful neighborhood and the responsibility for contributing to its care. NYRP is the lead non-profit partner for MillionTreesNYC, an exciting initiative to plant and care for one million new trees in NYC over the next decade. 

Job Description:  Work can include daily litter patrol; basic horticultural tasks of watering, weeding and planting; leading groups of volunteers in project work; hosting a small gardening workshop or a large community festival; building compost bins; tree planting; and any other tasks that best serve the neighborhoods NYRP works in. 

NYRP looks for enthusiasm and a willingness to learn, training will be provided to all AmeriCorps members. 

All AmeriCorps members must be available to work a full-time schedule—that is 5 days a week, 8 hours a day, during tree planting season occasional Saturday work is required. This is outdoor, physical work and requires stamina, physical strength and a tolerance for working in all weather conditions. Some work assignments require weekend hours. 


  • Earn a living stipend of $1,500 per month 
  • Put current student loans into forbearance during your term of service 
  • Earn an education award of $2,775 to help pay for college, graduate school, vocational school or to repay student loans 
  • Individual Health Insurance 

Application:  Interested individuals are encouraged to forward their resume, cover letter, and references by email to or standard mail to the attention of the AmeriCorps Program Director at 254 W. 31st Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10001. 

AmeriCorps Eligibility:  Candidates must be US citizens or lawful US residents; must be at least 17 years of age. To earn the education award individuals must have a high-school diploma or equivalent.

For more information on the AmeriCorps program go to:  

Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center’s College Fair, April 22nd

April 8, 2013 Leave a comment

The BEOC is excited to announce their 2013 College Fair! 

This event is free and open to the public.

DATE:  Monday, April 22, 2013


LOCATION:  Downtown Brooklyn, 111 Livingston Street, Rooms 202/203, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (entrance on Boerum Place)

CONTACT:  718-802-3358 | 718-802-3386

Click the link for the flyer: BEOC College Fair 2013

7th Annual Mentoring in Medicine Conference, April 27th

April 8, 2013 Leave a comment


The 7th Annual MIM “Yes, I Can be a Healthcare Professional!” Conference is Just a Few Weeks Away!

Join Mentoring in Medicine once again for performances, inspirational speeches, health career and healthy living workshops, and a health career resource fair!


The Mentoring in Medicine 7th Annual

“Yes, I Can Be a Health Care Professional!” Conference


Saturday, April 27th

Agenda:  9:30am-10:00am Registration/Breakfast/Set Up

        10:00am-2:30pm Ask the Expert Fair/Workshops

         2:30pm-3:00pm Appreciation and Networking Brunch


Location: Frederick Douglass Academy I

2581 7th Avenue (on Adam Clayton Powell bet 148th and 150th)

New York, NY 10039

Parking Available Behind the School




FACT: Mentoring In Medicine currently has 72 students enrolled in medical schools, 6 students enrolled in PA schools, 4 students in nursing schools, and 2 students working towards MPH across the country.

FACT:  For the entering class of 2011, 29 MIM students applied to medical school, 24 were accepted directly and 3 to a medical school sponsored-post-baccalaureate program.  Of the 24 accepted, 10 were males!

FACT:  ALL of MIM’s students were told by someone else that they could not, should not and would never succeed in achieving their dream of becoming a health care professional!



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