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Another successful summer!

The JustWorks: Summer Internship Program at the Justice Center focuses on providing young people, ages 14-18, with a valuable employment experience and exposure to various career options during the summer for five weeks. Also throughout the duration of the program the Justice Center also provides community service, cultural opportunities and field trips that the interns attend on Fridays.



Just last week the Office of Youth and Community Programs held on End of Program Ceremony for the JustWorks: Summer Internship Program. Recognizing the diligence and hard work that all of the interns have shown during these last few weeks at their sites and during the community service projects.

The Summer Internship sites this year included: Community Board 7 Turning Point Animal Loving Care Law Office of Indra Pal Rapid Realty Brooklyn Defender Services New York State Assemblyman's Office: Felix Ortiz

 We would like to congratulate the interns once again and thank all of the sites for helping us to mak…
We are pleased to announce that the Justice Center will once again be serving as a pop-up site for theIDNYC programfromSeptember 12th – September 23rd. We first served as a pop-up site in January of this year; well it was such a resounding success that they want to come back to Red Hook! 
IDNYC is a free government issued identification card for all New York City residents, which offers a number of benefits including free memberships to many city museums, zoos, and botanical gardens, and discounts at many businesses.  Anyone who lives in NYC and is at least 14 years old is eligible, and can apply here at the Justice Center between Sept. 12 and 23.    
The enrollment center will be located in the mural room on the 1st floor, and will be operating during our regular building hours (including Tuesday evenings). Appointments can be booked by calling 311 or going online at: www.nyc.gov/idnyc
Last January, we managed to enroll600people, including staff, clients, community members, and even so…

Summer College Trip 2016

Every summer the office of Youth and Community programs takes our youth program participants on an annual college trip. We like to explore different colleges  and university's including in places like New Jersey, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.

Last week students from our Just Works Summer Internship Program, which aims to connect teens and young adults to professional development opportunities teamed up with our Youth Court and a few of our Red Hook Community Resilience Corps members. Together they headed out with staff to Connecticut to visit and tour the University of Connecticut and the College of New Rochelle.
     It was a great day, especially to get out of the city and expose our youth to different campuses, dorm life and educational opportunities out there!  
We look forward to next year! #GOREDHOOK










Red Hook's 22nd Annual National Night Out Against Crime

This week on August 2nd we celebrated Red Hook's 22nd Annual National Night Out Against Crime! As always, there was delicious food, burgers and hot dogs donated from many local businesses; there were speeches from many of our elected officials including Councilmember Menchaca, Congresswoman Velazquez and Borough President Adams; there were community resources from dozens of local organizations and civic groups; there was a community mural project and peace sign installation promoting non-violence and unity; there was great music from Red Hook DJ Barkim; there was face painting, pony rides, and carnival games for the kids; there was a huge turnout throughout the entire night; and just a beautiful evening of community members, organizations and law enforcement coming together.
But what makes this event get better every year is the genuine breadth and depth of the relationships and partnerships within this community, and the teamwork and collaboration and generous spirit that pulls …