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The Red Hook Responders

In February, the Red Hook Community Justice Center launched its newest program the Red Hook Responders.  The programresponds to social service needs throughout the Red Hook community which remain post-Superstorm Sandy.  The Responders also build resiliency within the Red Hook community by making sure residents are better prepared for and have the resources necessary to recover from a disaster. Since its launch, the Red Hook community has quickly come to recognize our Responders by name, due to their consistent presence at local meetings and events.
The Responders work towards this goal through a three-pronged approach to community resiliency. Community Education The Red Hook Responders develop and conduct educational workshops for the community. In collaboration with the Justice Center’s Housing Resource Center, the Responders have developed a workshop on repairs and housing court, which was presented to seniors at the Red Hook Senior Center, many of whom live in public hou…

From Red Hook to the Guggenheim

This Spring, twenty students from the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Red Hook and Sunset Park are participating in another exciting JustArts Photography Program, a digital photography workshop that teaches students the art and technical skills of photography. As part of the program, the students had a field trip to the Guggenheim Museum and later did a photo shoot in Central Park. For many of the students, it was their first time visiting the Guggenheim.


JustArts Photography Program Group Shot at the Guggenheim Museum JustArts Photography students explore professional equipment with Teaching Artist Russell Frederick
JustArts Photography student capturing a moment with a guest artist Kisha Bari You can see more photos from the trip and the program here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brooklynartscouncil/sets/72157644218009851/with/13971663361/

The Program is a project of the Brooklyn Arts Council and the Red Hook Community Justice Center. The program is taught by professional photographers and…

Connecting Teens to Summer Internship Opportunities

Over 200 teens came out to our 5th Annual Youth Summer Internship and Job Fair in Red Hook this week. You can see a news report from Channel One News here: http://www.channelone.com/jobs-for-teens/



The Red Hook Community Justice Center began organizing the Summer Internship and Job Fair in response to high unemployment levels among local teens and their strong desire to find work during the summer. Students gain valuable skills that help them academically and professionally. Most importantly, we want young people to have meaningful activities during their summer break.



Over 15 organizations came out to recruit, including: Year Up, Uprose, Green City Force, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, Northern Manhattan Employment Group, Project Reach Youth, Grounswell 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, and the …