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Volunteer for literacy programs at high-needs public schools

Become a volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to love reading. Through our innovative programs, accomplished authors visit high-needs pre-K-12 classrooms, where they lead workshops to guide students in creating their own writing and art projects based on the theme of the author’s book.

No experience or training is necessary to volunteer. As a writing, research, or art coach, you’ll engage and encourage students as they work on their creative projects.

To sign up for a workshop, please visit our volunteer opportunities page and contact [email protected] with the program code(s) and workshop date(s)/time(s) you’d like to join.

Students in these two back-to-back workshops need your support next month at a Crown Heights elementary school. Please sign up for one or both workshops. See link above for details on the program curricula:

PROGRAM 2413SR-C (3rd grade)
Book & Author: Rice and Rocks by Sandra Richards
Date & Time: Monday, February 6th from 8:45 – 10:00 AM
Volunteer Role: Writing Coach

PROGRAM 2415TB-F (5th grade)
Book & Author: The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
Date & Time: Monday, February 6th from 10:15 – 11:45 AM
Volunteer Role: Writing Coach

To join our team and receive announcements of new volunteer opportunities at schools around Brooklyn, please complete our brief questionnaire.

Volunteer for Non-Profit Children’s Literacy Workshops

Volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to love reading. Through our innovative programs, accomplished authors lead workshops in high-needs pre-K-12 classrooms, where they guide students in creating their own writing and art projects based on the theme of the author’s book.

No experience or training is needed to be a writing, research or art coach. You’ll engage and encourage students as they work on their creative projects. To sign up, please contact [email protected] with the program code(s) and workshop date(s) you’d like to join. These programs need your help at an elementary school in Bed-Stuy:

PROGRAM EARWG0202

Thursday, February 2nd – 11:20 AM – 12:50 PM

Book & Author: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Volunteer Role: Writing Coach

For more information about the program, as well as other dates to volunteer at schools around the city, please visit our volunteer opportunities page. To join our team and receive announcements of new volunteer opportunities, please complete our brief questionnaire.

Job Opportunities with the Annual Civil Service Exam

Dear Friends & Neighbors, 

I implore all residents who are seeking employment to take advantage of the Annual Civil Service Exam applications. There are many available job opportunities open to the public. New York City is recruiting individuals to take this exam and obtain various positions with benefits that include holiday pay, vacation days, prescription coverage, dental and eyeglass coverage, as well as a choice of health plans. In addition, individuals seeking employment are encouraged to visit their local Work Force 1 site. Below, you will find the information for the Brooklyn location of the Work Force 1 Career Center:

Brooklyn Workforce1 Career Center

9 Bond Street, 5th Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Between Livingston and Fulton Streets

Telephone: 718.246.5219 

Email: [email protected] 

Hours: Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Directions: The Brooklyn Workforce1 Career Center is located in downtown Brooklyn at 9 Bond Street between Fulton and Livingston Streets. By subway take the A,C to Hoyt-Schermerhorn; A,C,F to Jay Street-Borough Hall; 2,3 to Hoyt Street; M,R to Lawrence Street; 4,5 to Nevins Street; or B,M,Q,R to DeKalb Avenue. By bus, the B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B54, B57, B61, B63, B65, and B67 make stops along Fulton and Livingston Streets.

Civil Service Exam Dates: 

Available exams dates are as follows: 

Title of Exam

Exam No.

Application/Scheduling Start Date

Testing Period

Child Protective Specialist

7308

12/27/2016

1/3/2017-1/31/2017

Environmental Police Officer

7310

12/27/2016

1/3/2017-1/31/2017

Police Officer

7323

12/27/2016

1/3/2017-1/31/2017

School Safety Agent

7309

12/27/2016

1/3/2017-1/31/2017

Traffic Enforcement Agent

7311

12/27/2016

1/3/2017-1/31/2017

Title of Exam

Exam No.

Application Period

Caseworker (NYC Health + Hospitals)

7017

1/4/2017 – 1/24/2017

Chemical Engineer

7039

1/4/2017 – 1/31/2017

Civil Engineer

7037

1/4/2017 – 1/31/2017

Electrical Engineer

7040

1/4/2017 – 1/31/2017

Environmental Engineer

7036

1/4/2017 – 1/31/2017

Mechanical Engineer

7038

1/4/2017 – 1/31/2017

Procurement Analyst

7019

1/4/2017 – 1/24/2017

Public Health Nurse

7020

1/4/2017 – 1/31/2017

Exams for City Employees

Qualifying Incumbent Examination (QIE)

Title of Exam

Exam No.

Application Period

Administrative Director Of Marine Maintenance

7200

1/18/2017 – 1/31/2017

Administrative Sanitation Enforcement Agent

7201

1/18/2017 – 1/31/2017

Assistant Transit Management Analyst (Operations)

7202

1/18/2017 – 1/31/2017

Associate Education Officer

7203

CANCELED

Bio Medical Equipment Technician

7204

1/18/2017 – 1/31/2017

Director Of Technical Services (Air Pollution Control)

7205

1/18/2017 – 1/31/2017

Environmental Health Technician

7206

1/18/2017 – 1/31/2017

Film Manager

7207

1/18/2017 – 1/31/2017

Furniture Maintainer

7208

1/18/2017 – 1/31/2017

Watch Person

7209

1/18/2017 – 1/31/2017

If you require more information, click the following link at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/work/exam_monthly.shtml.

Sincerely, 

Diana C. Richardson

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