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Showing posts from August, 2013

Connecting Teens to Professional Opportunities

Last week we said our final farewells to our summer interns from our Summer Internship Program. They shared their unique professional development experiences from their internship sites, recounting the valuable lessons they learned from co-workers and new skills they acquired. Family, friends, staff and supervisors came out to show support and congratulate the young interns on their completion of the program and hard work. With the summer coming to an end, the interns all agree that the learning does not stop just here, they have become more polished professionals and plan to incorporate what they learned as they continue to grow as individuals.

The Justice Center's Summer Internship Program, is part of our JustWorks initiative, which aims to connect teens and young adults to professional development opportunities. Participants go through two weeks of professional development training which includes: resume writing, interview skills, networking, professional dress, and prop…

National Night Out Brings the Red Hook Community Together

Hundreds of Red Hook neighbors came out to celebrate the 19th annual National Night Out Against Crime in Coffey Park on August 6. Every year, along with the 76th precinct, we host this event to strengthen partnerships that make Red Hook a safe and thriving community. There was plenty to celebrate as Red Hook is experiencing record low crime levels. Volunteers from the New York Juvenile Justice Corps, Red Hook Youth Court, and the NYPD Youth Explorers program helped make this year our most successful to date.

Residents were able to enjoy plenty of free fun activities, including: BBQ food, pony rides, miniature golf, a live Brazilian Jujitsu demonstration, arts and crafts station, and face painting. Nearly thirty local organizations also participated in our resource fair, including: the Red Hook Lions, Turning Point, Cora Dance, the Red Hook Initiative, Nate’s Pharmacy, the Girl Scouts, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, Bumble Bee Day care and many more!
Community leaders and elected…