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Community Education Workshop Series: Six-month update

For the past six months, the Justice Center has offered free monthly workshops to enhance neighborhood safety, improve the local quality of life, and address community concerns. 

We kicked off our Community Education Workshop Series by partnering with the Legal Aid Society for a “Know Your Rights” workshop on the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) at the Red Hook Community Justice Center. A Legal Aid attorney provided attendees with crucial information about what their housing rights are in their dealings with NYCHA. Next, we prepared for tax season by partnering with H & R Block and Sovereign Bank to host a workshop on financial and tax literacy at the Justice Center. We also held a resume workshop in partnership with the Red Hook branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at a neighborhood school, P.S. 15. Attendees participated in a host of relevant job-related discussions, including how to write a resume, what a resume should look like, and what a resume should contain. In partnership with the Brooklyn Family Justice Center, we also sponsored a domestic violence workshop in which attendees had the opportunity to speak with experts in identifying domestic violence and seeking advocacy and support. Next, we held a town hall meeting in which Red Hook residents were invited by the Community Board to share their concerns about, and ideas for improving, public housing. The next topic we covered was employment assistance, featuring a panel of representatives from Goodwill Industries, the Hope Program, Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corp, and Brooklyn Workforce Innovationswho discussed the ways that their programs can assist individuals in obtaining employment and access job training in a variety of fields. Our most recent workshop covered bicycle safety, cyclists' rights, and cycling-related laws, thanks to a partnership with Bike New York.

Legal Aid attorney presents information on housing

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