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Second Annual Parents as Partners Week, Oct 15-20

The city Department of Education will be hosting a “Planning for Success Workshop: Supporting Transitions through High School to College and Career,” as part of the 2nd annual Parents as Partners Week, being held from October 15 to October 20, 2012.

The workshops are designed to inform parents about higher academic standards and ways parents can get involved in their child’s education, to ensure all students graduate ready for college and careers.

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Parents as Partners Week English Flyer

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Parents as Partners Week Spanish Flyer

October 10, 2012
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Brownsville Community Justice Center Seeking Program Coordinator

The Brownsville Community Justice Center is seeking a Program Coordinator to run the Brownsville Anti-Violence Project (BAVP), a new initiative geared towards reducing violence in the Brownsville community.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to, developing and maintaining relationships with local service providers and program partners, including law enforcement, faith leaders, and community stakeholders, in order to identify and access resources for individuals at high risk of being gun violence victims or perpetrators.

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Brownsville Community Justice Center Program Coordinator Job Description

October 9, 2012
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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Senator Dilan stresses the importance of early detection

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) is urging women to take advantage of free breast cancer support and referral services available throughout New York City this October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

According to the state Department of Health, one in eight women will develop breast cancer.

September 28, 2012
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Legislation Sponsored by Senator Dilan Signed by Governor Cuomo

S.7189 consolidates bus services provided to pre-kindergarten and early intervention children under the City Department of Education.Allowing this process enables the City DOE to draw on its extensive knowledge of bus contracts and the subsequent negotiating process to ensure that pre-kindergarten and early intervention students are afforded the same process and treatment as all other New York City schoolchildren.

August 21, 2012
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Finding and Applying for Federal Grants | Free Training Workshop for Faith-based and Community Organizations

The Region II Federal Partners Council and Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Subcommittee are hosting a free training workshop for faith-based and community organizations on finding and applying for federal grants on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, from 9 am to 1 pm. at Mt.

August 14, 2012
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Senator Dilan Announces Legislation Signed into Law by Governor Cuomo

Legislation permits optometrists to certify vision related disabilities

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law a bill authored by State Senator Martin Malave Dilan (D-Bushwick).  The legislation, S.1340A, permits licensed optometrists to certify a vision related disability for the purposes of receiving a handicap license plate from the Department of Motor Vehicles. 

August 6, 2012
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Senator Dilan Praises Proposed Transit Service Restorations as Part of MTA $29 Million Investment

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Bushwick) today praised the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plan to restore transit services to North Brooklyn that were cut as part of the MTA’s 2009-2010 cost saving actions.“The North Brooklyn communities of Greenpoint and Williamsburg lost some vital transit services as part of the 2010 reductions. Today, not only are some of these services returning, but are being expanded to meet growing demand. I commend MTA Chairman Lhota for making a little go a long way and responding to the needs of our growing Brooklyn communities,” said Senator Dilan, ranker Senate Transportation Committee.

July 20, 2012
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Chandra S. Morgan

Chandra S. Morgan is a New York City Council Legislative Clerk and life-long community activist.

Born in Leonora, Guyana, Ms. Morgan immigrated to the United States in 1995 and began working at the Guyana Mission to the United Nations. Putting her travel and tourism experience to work, Ms. Morgan left the Mission in 1999 to become an International Institute of Travel Director where she remained until 2007.

Ms. Morgan’s career in the public sector began soon after in the accounting unit of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. She soon branched out into community activism and campaigns throughout New York City.

May 15, 2012
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Statement from Senator Dilan, Re: Implementation of Secure Communities program

“I’m disappointed New York’s request to suspend the expansion of the Secure Communities program was ignored. This program threatens any hope of developing new inroads among law enforcement and our immigrant communities of New York. Furthermore, any progress toward a working relationship between the two will surely suffer once this program is implemented.”

May 14, 2012
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Senator Dilan Legislation in Queue for Today, Session at 3

Session begins at 3 p.m. today. My bill, S. 1345 is expected to be voted on. The measure protects foster children from being placed in a home which has previously been found to be unsuitable for providing care.

 

 

 

May 8, 2012
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Legislative Update with Senator Dilan

Senator Dilan is joined by Assemblyman Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.

May 3, 2012
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Bushwick Community High School to Remain Open

Brooklyn, NY—After weeks of input from the Bushwick community and Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Bushwick), the Panel for Educational Policy has indicated it will vote tonight in favor of keeping Bushwick Community High School (BCHS) open.Last year, the school was slated for closure after a New York City Department of Education assessment indicated the school was failing. However, Senator Dilan and many in the community took issue with the assessment and chided education officials for applying a performance rating that did not take into account BCHS’ status as a transfer school.

April 26, 2012
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Earth Day 2012 Poster Contest Winner

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.   This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 17th Senatorial District.

Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2012 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Kayleen Mariani

Grade: 3

April 1, 2012
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Associated General Contractors Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Opportunities

The Associated General Contractors of New York State is now accepting applications for their undergraduate, graduate and diesel technology scholarship program. The deadline to submit applications is May 15, 2012.

AGC is offering two $1,500 annual scholarships for students studying Diesel Technology.

March 22, 2012
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Full/Part Time Internships Positions Available

Looking for a meaningful way to serve your community?State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan is seeking talented and passionate full, and part-time interns to work in his Brooklyn District Office. Interns can expect to combine their academic interests with real-world application in the following areas: legislation and policy; community programs; communications; special events; immigration; economic development; health; education; and housing.

March 12, 2012
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Bonding for state contracts available for small business, Minority Women-owned Business Enterprises

The New York State Surety Bond Assistance Program provides critical credit, training and technical assistance support to qualified New York small businesses or Minority Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) to help them secure surety bonds for State contracting.  Who is Eligible

March 2, 2012
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Avoid the top 10 resume mistakes

NY Daily News story on resume guidelines, common mistakes and how you can avoid them.

By Peter Vogt, Monster.com contributing writer.

February 7, 2012
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GREENCYCLE SWAPS: Bring Some! Take Some!

Town Square Inc. will be hosting a GREENCYCLE SWAP on Saturday, February 11th, from 1 to 4 pm at New Beginnings (199 Nth 5th St., between Driggs Avenue and Roebling Street). Reduce, reuse, and recycle gently used & working men’s, women’s, & children’s clothes, shoes, toys and books. Electronics no longer accepted.

February 6, 2012
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Job Opportunities

New York Life Insurance is seeking candidates for the position of Sales Representatives who speak Spanish or Portuguese and understand the Hispanic/Latino community to help us expand business in the New York area.

For more information email Senior Market Manager Yai Vargas-Moreno or (212) 261-0256.

February 3, 2012
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NYPD Officer Kevin Brennan Expected To Recover

NYPD Officer Kevin Brennan remains in critical condition, but doctors say he’s expected to make a full recovery. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

February 1, 2012
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