Friday, May 8, 2015

Our 6th Annual Youth Summer Internships and Jobs Fair was a Success!


Close to 200 young adults came out to our 6th Annual Youth Summer Internship and Job Fair in Red Hook this week!  
 
The Red Hook Community Justice Center began organizing the Summer Internship and Job Fair for the last 6 years in response to high unemployment levels among local teens and their strong desire to find work during the summer. Young People gain valuable skills that help them academically, professionally and most importantly, we want young people to have meaningful activities during their summer break. 
 
This year we had 18 organizations come out to recruit! A Special Thank-You to: Year Up, Green City Force, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, Catholic Charities: Young Adult Internship Program, 5th Avenue Communities Stronger Together and Adult Education Programs, Red Hook Initiative, Dance Theater Etcetera, Added Value,  State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, Project Reach Youth, Groundswell Mural Project, Youth Made Media, Teens Helping Each Other, Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets (YO SOS), the Youth Justice Board, the Red Hook Youth Court, the Red Hook Community Justice Center JustWorks: Summer Internship Program.
 
Please enjoy the photos below! 
 
 




 







 




 

 


 


 











 
 

See you at next year's fair!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Earth Day Celebration!


This past Saturday, April 25th Red Hook and our neighborhood partners came together for an Earth Day Celebration! There was Food, Fun and Music! The event was to promote awareness about earth day and ways to help better the environment. With that being said, The Red Hook Community Justice Center was out in full force!  Our Community Service Crew participated in a neighborhood clean up and Justice Center staff, including Women in Touch and our Youth Court Members hosted an arts and crafts activity table. Our “Plant A Flower for Your Momma” table allowed children the opportunity to plant wildflowers and decorate flower pots as an early Mother’s Day gift for their mother or someone special. In addition to getting their hands dirty we offered face painting to the children and distributed RHCJC tote bags filled with eco-friendly reading material and information about the Justice Center and all we offer! The event itself was extremely successful and our table was a hit! A special thank you to the NYCHA Farm, Red Hook HUB, Green City Force and the Red Hook Initiative for letting us be a part of the wonderful event!

Please enjoy the photos below!