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Showing posts from July, 2013

Of College Trips & Art Shows: Red Hook Summer!

Last week, the members of the Justice Center's Summer Internship Program visited Hofstra and St. John's Universities. In the words of one participant: At Hofstra, we wasted no time getting accustomed to the college atmosphere. We had the opportunity to sit in a classroom while touring the halls. Immediately, we noticed how the college made it their mission to give students a community yet home feeling through their number of clubs and events. With access to almost everything feet away, it showed us how easy the college transition can be after all. We were even able to take a picture near one of the first buildings used as a classroom. Lastly, what impressed up the most was their enormous library that stretches up to three floors!
St. Johns showed us how even a small university can be so diverse, through their student’s ethnic backgrounds, wide-range of religion and home towns from places we never see familiar faces from. Located just train stops from the city it giv…

From Cadman Plaza to Gowanus

Friday was an exciting day for Red Hook's youth programs!  Check it out: Down at Cadman Plaza, the members of the Red Hook Youth Court visited the Federal District Court in Brooklyn, meeting with U.S. District Judge John Gleeson and Assistant U.S. Attorney Marshall Miller, Chief of the Criminal Division.  The members also observed U.S. District Judge Eric N. Vitaliano sentence a defendant for violating the Arms Export Control Act.
Over in Gowanus, Red Hook's summer internship program participants engaged in team-building exercises and activities at Power Play.