Dear parents, grandparents and education activists,
Due to last week's snow, the lobby day in Albany has been postponed to Monday, March 27. Please join us on the rescheduled day.
Buses will depart from each UFT borough office at 6 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. We need to ensure the Trump/DeVos privatization agenda does not gain a foothold in New York. This is a chance to tell state legislators to increase funding for public schools, renew the millionaire’s tax (which provides vital revenue), support community learning schools and more.
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UFT Parent-Community Liaison
- Thursday, March 30: The American Italian Cancer Foundation invites women age 40 or older who live in New York City and have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months to receive a free mammogram screening at 250 Kingston Ave. in Brooklyn. Insurance is not required. To make an appointment, call 718-619-4248. See the flier in English and Spanish »
- Thursday, March 30: Community District Education Council 22 will hold a zoning community outreach meeting to present and discuss a rezoning plan for PS 197, PS 206, PS 254 and PS 225. The meeting will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at PS 206, 2200 Gravesend Neck Road in Brooklyn. Download the flier in English, Chinese, Korean, Russian or Spanish.
- Thursday, March 30: Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams invites you to the 4th Annual Women's History Month Celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St. There will be workshops about entrepreneurship, finance and health. RSVP online now »
- Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15: The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office will hold its second annual Begin Again event for Brooklyn residents with summonses for low-level offenses. This event gives New Yorkers with outstanding warrants for minor offenses a chance to receive free legal help and resolve their warrants. No attendee at a Begin Again event has been arrested. This event will be at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church at 212 Tompkins Ave. in Brooklyn from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find out more »
- Sunday, April 23: Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez invites you to an immigration forum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 449 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. Learn about your rights and how to protect yourself. This is a free event. Refreshments will be served. See the flier »
News you can use
- Paid internship for high school students with the Brooklyn District Attorney: The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office invites high school students to apply for a five-week internship. Interns will receive a $150 weekly stipend and MetroCard. The application deadline is April 20. Find out more »
- Free summer engineering program for high school students: Manhattan College invites rising high school juniors and seniors to apply for its free 10-day summer engineering program. Find out more »
- Online tool to apply for scholarships: Scholly is an easy-to-use online tool that allows students to fill out and track scholarship applications. Check it out »
- Apply for free STEM summer programs: The Department of Education this summer will offer science, technology, engineering and math programs this summer all over the city for all age levels. Programs include camps at the city's museums, paid internships and college courses. To learn more, see the flier »
- School year calendar for 2017-18: The Department of Education has published the calendar for next school year. Take a look »
- Fellowship for activists with developmental disabilities: Open Society Foundations invites adult activists with developmental disabilities to apply for $60,000 full-time, 18-month fellowships. Applicants should have an idea for a community project to which they would like to devote their time. Find out more »