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Bronx Parent Newsletter - December 2017

UFT President Michael Mulgrew and Comptroller Scott Stringer pose with the New York City HOGS Chapter at the UFT Bronx parent conference. The motorcyclists participated in the day's events by helping with health screenings and relief donations.

Some of the members of the UFT Bronx parent parent committee who helped make the conference happen.

Dear parents, grandparents, guardians and education activists,

Thanks to those of you who joined us for the UFT Bronx parent conference on Nov. 18. More than 600 participants joined us for a great day of workshops, free health screenings, learning and connecting.

See more pictures from the conference »

Plus, many of you came through with donations for hurricane and earthquake survivors. More than 80 Bronx schools and community organizations raised over $2,000 for the American Federation of Teachers' Operation AGUA campaign, helping to bring clean drinking water to Puerto Rico. We also gathered donations of canned goods and personal care products which UFT members will hand-deliver to Puerto Rico.

If you missed the conference, you didn't miss the chance to donate to the UFT's relief efforts for Puerto Rico. You can still make a donation online »

Check out more upcoming events and news you can use below.


Nicholas Cruz
UFT Parent-Community Liaison

Upcoming events

  • Thursday, Dec. 7: There will be a free community event titled Debunk Diabetes Myths from 4 to 6 p.m. at 119 Avenue B in Manhattan. Learn the myths and facts about diabetes from experts, get free health screenings and learn new recipes. See the flier in English and Spanish »
  • Thursday, Dec. 7: There will be a workshop in Spanish about applying for community grants at 5:30 p.m. at 1501 Broadway, Suite 410, in Manhattan. Learn how to make your idea for your community a reality. See the flier in Spanish »
  • Friday, Dec. 22: You're invited to CPR and first aid training from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2780 Reservoir Ave. Get trained and certified or re-certified for $40. Registration is required. For details, see the flier in English and Spanish »
  • Friday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 27: Free tickets are available for the annual SNY Invitational basketball tournament with games at 6 and 8 p.m. on Friday and 2 and 4 p.m. on Saturday at 160 Convent Ave. Tickets are free for families, schools and community groups that request them in advance. Find out more »

News you can use

  • Register for a free masonry restoration technician training program: Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow and other sponsors are accepting applications for a spring course in stone-masonry, restoration and construction. Students will earn certification and do paid work on landmark restoration projects. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 27, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and live within the five boroughs. See the flier »
  • Free security guard certification courses: NMIC invites job-seekers to register for free security guard training courses that include earning a New York State Security License, CPR training, employment readiness training and more. Sign up by phone or at the office at 45 Wadsworth Ave. in Manhattan. See the flier »
  • Early childhood support and more from the Hispanic Federation: Educational help is available to Latino families and students from the Hispanic Federation. The organization offers early childhood support for parents, college preparation for students and more programs. Find out more »
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