Dear parents and caregivers,
Happy Holidays! I hope you and your family are enjoying togetherness and rest during this festive season.
Check out the upcoming events and resources below.
UFT Queens Parent and Community Liaison
- Tuesday, Dec. 14: Come to a free online information session titled Rights of Undocumented Students in New York State from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The presentation will be in Spanish. Learn more and register.
- Tuesday, Dec. 7, through Monday, Dec. 20: The city Department of Health will offer free, online Healthy Homes workshops in English and Spanish about a range of topics including medicine safety, toy safety and pest-control safety. See the schedule.
Student and family resources
- User-friendly guide to the FAFSA: Do you and your child need a hand filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? There’s a free guide designed for first-generation college students and the adults who help them available online in 10 languages. Check it out »
- Adult education for students ages 21 and older: The city Department of Education offers adult education classes for adults seeking to earn a high school equivalency diploma, learn English as a second language or pursue career and technical education programs including computer literacy, health careers, plumbing and more. Learn about offerings and how to enroll »
- Discounted tablets for families receiving public assistance: If you receive public assistance, including SNAP or Section 8 housing, you may be eligible for a $10.01 tablet through the Emergency Broadband Benefit program. Learn more and claim your device »
NYC programs and resources
- Job opportunity at City Cleanup Corps: A city program is hiring 10,000 New Yorkers to help wipe away graffiti, power-wash sidewalks, create murals, tend to gardens and revitalize neighborhoods. Learn more and apply »
- Curbside composting is coming back: The city’s popular curbside composting program will return to collect food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard waste and turn it into compost or renewable energy. Learn more and sign up »
- GetFoodNYC map: Check out an interactive, online map of food pantries, soup kitchens, farm stands and groceries stores at GetFoodNYC »
- Mental health support from NYC Well: Get free, confidential mental health support via phone, text or chat, and access mental health and substance use services in more than 200 languages by calling 888-NYC-WELL, texting “WELL” to 65173 or visiting nyc.gov/nycwell »