Archive for April, 2013

The 2013 UNH Viacom College Scholarship Program

April 12, 2013 Leave a comment

United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) is currently seeking applications for the UNH Viacom College Scholarship Award for Graduating High School Seniors. By providing financial assistance for higher education, United Neighborhood Houses seeks to encourage and support the growth of future leaders who promote tolerance and positive community change.   

This spring, UNH will award $2,000 each to up to 9 graduating high school seniors accepted into college undergraduate programs.  They are looking for young people who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting positive change within their community.  Students must be active participants in one of UNH programs and be nominated by an agency staff member.  The ideal candidate is a student who has demonstrated his/her potential as a future leader in fighting for social justice and community concerns.

The Viacom Scholarship application process will take place completely online through the UNH website.  All application materials will be uploaded to the UNH Hub, a members-only section of the website that requires a username and private password. Instructions on how to apply are attached. Note: Only a staff member from a UNH member agency will be able to submit the application online on behalf of the nominated student.

Please see the documents How to nominate a student for the 2013 Viacom College Scholarship Award and About The 2013 UNH Viacom College Scholarship Program for more information on the scholarship program, award qualifications, requirements and how to apply. After you read the document with instructions to apply, please click here for a direct link to the UNH Hub:

Applications are due no later than 5:00pm, Friday, April19th.

Please contact UNH Deputy Director for Member Services, Snehal Majithia at or (212) 967-0322 x317 if you have any questions.


Eyewear Clothing is Seeking Interns

April 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Eyewear Clothing, a Harlem, NY based clothing line, is seeking interns!  From participating in fashion shows at colleges around New York state, to networking and marketing events, Eyewear Clothing has branded itself as a fun, vibrant young product.  This is a great opportunity for those interested in design and marketing to gain exposure to the fashion realm!


  • Stock and inventory
  • Equipment arrangement
  • Screen setup
  • Traveling for materials
  • Traveling to stores around the city
  • Research
  • Database creation
  • Fashion, community, and blog-related outreach


  • High-school student preferred
  • General idea of streaming
  • Reliable research skills and capabilities
  • Public relations experience preferred

Benefits of Internship:

  • Exposure in fashion and marketing
  • Networking experience
  • Experience in screen printing

Location: NYC
Public transportation travel and lunch expenses will be provided.

For consideration, please email your resume to

To see some of Eyewear’s designs, visit

The Brooklyn Prom and Scholarship Project, Now Through May 17th

April 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Support the 4th Annual Prom Drive to help financially challenged teens in Brooklyn attend their 2013 High School Prom through donations of gently used formal occasion attire.  Cocktail and social dresses, bridesmaid dresses, tuxedos, suits, social occasion shoes, jewelry, accessories, unopened cosmetics and beauty products are welcome now until May 17th, 2013!

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

Bedford YMCA

1121 Bedford Ave. – corner of Monroe St.

House of Art

408 Marcus Garvey Blvd. – between Halsey & Macon

Macon Library

361 Lewis Ave. – between Macon & Halsey St.

The Pantry

409 Lewis Ave. – corner of Decatur

Brooklyn Swirl

445 Marcus Garvey Blvd.- corner of MacDonough

Chyna Doll House

421 Marcus Garvey Blvd.- between Halsey & Macon

Lily & Fig

727 Franklin Ave.- between Park Pl & Sterling Pl

shirley + alice

434 Marcus Garvey Blvd.- between MacDonough & Macon

Just Because Hair Therapy Salon

141 Carlton Ave.

For more information call 1-877-329-9953 or email to arrange for pick-up.


Jamaica Community Partnership’s College Fair, April 13th

April 10, 2013 2 comments

Get an early start on the college search by coming to the Jamaica Community Partnership’s 2013 College Fair!

Date:  Saturday, April 13, 2013

Time:  10AM-2PM

Location:  90-40 160th St., Jamaica, NY 11432

Come out and meet representatives from historically black colleges and universities, private colleges, CUNY colleges, SUNY colleges and universities, technical and art colleges, AND financial aid offices!

For more information, please contact Craig Collins via phone 718-523-6868 ext. 267 or email


Click on the link for the flyer: Jamaica Community Partnership 2013 College Fair

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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2013 Walk Now for Autism Speaks, May 5th

April 2, 2013 Leave a comment

Autism Speaks would like to thank supporters for the feedback they received from their 2012 walkers.  Autism Speaks realized that they need to provide a safe, fun autism friendly environment for their constituents. So, they’ve moved the 2013 NYC Walk!

Join them at their new venue:
Citi Field in Flushing, NY

With the new venue, they need to ensure that every single person who is walking is registered on the website.  This means children, grandma, friends; everyone will need to register.  To ensure that you are registered, Autism Speaks will be asking everyone to wear a wristband on Walk day.  To help eliminate any lines upon entering the venue, they will mail out the wristbands to the team captains two weeks prior to the walk with a list of all their team’s currently registered participants. Team captains will distribute the wristbands to their team and remind them to wear it on walk day!  For participants with sensory issues, it is fine if another team member wears their wristband for them.  It can also be placed on a bag or stroller; Autism Speaks just needs the wristband to be visible.

Join Autism Speaks as they walk to change the future for all who struggle with autism!

Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly event and is their single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead individuals to the answers they need. Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the U.S. – they need more volunteers to join the fight. Whether this is your first walk or the 10th, take the first step and register today.  You will not only raise funds, but you will become a part of a fun and supportive family-focused community.

Every 11 minutes, another family receives the devastating news that their child has an autism spectrum disorder. Help Autism Speaks change that! Start fundraising today. Whether you strive to join the new “Grand Club” (walkers that raise $1,000 or more) or sell lemonade to boost your total or create your own unique event, you become a part of the solution! Don’t wait another minute – start a corporate, school or family team today!

Register TODAY!

2013 New York City Walk Now for Autism Speaks 

Autism Speaks looks forward to seeing you at the event!

Summer 2013 Competitive Government Program: PAID Federal Internships

April 1, 2013 Leave a comment

There is immediate availability for the Summer 2013 Competitive Government Program – and these positions must be filled as soon as possible! Specifically, positions are available with the United States’ Veterans Administration (VA), and students with Business/Human Resources, Computer & Information Technology, Engineering and Healthcare-related backgrounds are needed. If you complete your application soon, you will immediately be considered for these opportunities. 


  • United States citizenship required;
  • Applicants must be enrolled in, or have recently graduated from, an undergraduate or graduate program. Additionally, candidates must have a GPA of 3.0 or above;
  • Undergraduate students from affiliated universities must receive approval from their campus liaison in order to participate;
  • Undergraduate students from non-affiliated universities must seek approval from their campus if they would like to receive academic credit;
  • Candidates should be available for the full term of the internship, which will likely reflect TWC’s standard program dates. It is important to note that in some cases, Competitive Government internships will have different start/end dates than those outlined. Individuals who receive such an offer will have specific expectations outlined;
  • Students should have demonstrated experience and/or strong interest in working for the federal government.

Competitive Government internships are fully-funded and paid opportunities. In addition, some support is provided for travel and other expenses. The internship begins on June 10th and ends August 17th.

Due to referral deadlines, applications must be submitted quickly – and no later than Thursday, April 4th. An official transcript will be required, but applicants who provide an unofficial copy and submit by April 5 will be considered (an official copy must be sent later). To submit the application, you must include basic information, your resume and an essay. Be sure to choose option 2 (the Competitive Government Program) on the application! 

To apply to the Competitive Government Program, go to .