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Showing posts from February, 2014

Jessica Colon Receives Red Hook Community Spirit Award

Jessica Colon, the Deputy Project Director of the Red Hook Community Justice Center, was honored with the "Red Hook Community Spirit" from Calvary Baptist Church of Red Hook, along with long-time residents Missionary Edith Hough, and Mrs. Frances Brown and Mr. Halvard Brown. The award is given to recognize the work of community members that work to improve the lives of Red Hook residents. This is the first year of the award. Councilmember Carlos Menchaca and a representative from State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz' office were also on hand to celebrate with local residents.

Jessica Colon with Reverend John A. Credle Jr.

Congratulations to our Peacemaker Graduates!

Today Red Hook celebrated the graduation of its second class of Peacemakers. The Peacemaking Program is entering its second year and is already having a very positive impact on our community. You can learn more about this innovate program on their webpage:

Jessica Colon
Deputy Project Director

Red Hook Youth Court Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, our Youth Court Members celebrated his legacy by participating in a discussion centered on Dr. King. Our members learned some interesting facts about Dr. King and this lead to discussions about his use of civil disobedience in the Civil Rights Movement and the man behind the dream. Dr. King’s contributions to our society are extremely appreciated and together the Youth Court Members wanted to honor him, so in their own “I Have Dream” speeches many members dreamt of a world being tolerant of all different sexes, races, and religions. Their dreams also consisted of achieving their own personal goals which included being role models for other youth, and wanting a world in which there was less violence and people going hungry. In addition to the discussion, the Red Hook Youth Court Members donated coats to the New York
Cares Coat Drive at the 76th Precinct as their act of service. As we all know, this winter has been very cold so our members want…