Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 20th. A
community interfaith service will be held at Trinity
Baptist Church at 10 AM in conjunction with Bronx Borough
President Ruben Diaz, Jr.
MLK Day of Service 2020: Dream it. Do it. Make Time
for Good. The Riverdale Y will host a Kick Off Rally
at 10 AM as we gather together to embark on a journey of
community and social justice. Giveaways, inspiring
words await us with the organizations doing powerful work in
The amazing Tats Cru
icon and his
words on their mural in
Bronx at MLK Plaza.
is a threat
to justice everywhere"
Thanks, Tats Cru, for
Find them on Instagram
2020 Community Board Recruitment. Bronx Borough President
Ruben Diaz Jr. wants you to be a part of your community.
Accept the challenge and make a difference in your
neighborhood! Each of the 12 Community
Boards has up to 50 members who meet
monthly to help make important decisions
concerning city budget priorities, land use
and delivery of city services; all of which
ensures that your neighborhood receives
the economic, social, and safety necessities to thrive
and continue, improving the quality of everyday life.
Applications, due by Friday, February 7, 2020, are
Free Federal and State Income Tax Filing in the Bronx. By
Appointment Only. UNHP’s 2020 Tax Preparation Program is
scheduling tax appointments for those who have received the
necessary paperwork for the filing (1099, W-2, SSA etc…). Call (718)
933-2539 to make an appointment for select Wednesdays and
Saturdays through April 8th. No Walk-ins, please.
Full schedule here...
City Parks Foundation announces the Bright Future Award
Nomination for newly-formed groups
My Park service project with support from Partnerships
for Parks, in October 2018 or later.
Deadline for nominations is January 20th.
Nomination Form here...
The Bronx Council on the arts is seeking two artists with
teaching experience to lead 12-week workshops
with Bronx-based community organizations.
must be a resident of the Bronx.
Application Deadline is January 20, 2020.
Join A Safer Bronx Through
Fair Justice, a Town Hall Meeting on the New Criminal
Justice Reform, with Bronx District Attorney Darcl D. Clark,
on Tuesday, January 21st from 6 -8 PM at the Bronx
County Courthouse Rotunda. Find out how the Bronx DA's
office is focusing on public safety while fulfilling
criminal justice reform.
The Women's Summit Event is
dedicated to connecting and empowering women in our
communities. Join us on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at
the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center from 12 - 3:30
PM to discuss
your personal and professional stories.
If you wish you can do more for New Yorkers sleeping on
the streets and subways during the coldest time of the year,
You can! HOPE 2020 Needs your help for it's survey
on Monday, January 27th from
approximately 10 PM. to 4 AM. The NYC Dept.
of Homeless Services (DHS)
will conduct its Homeless Outreach
Population Estimate (HOPE), an
annual point-in-time survey of New
Yorkers in all 5 boroughs, sleeping unsheltered on the
streets . Volunteers are needed.
Please offer your help
Bronx House will host a Job Fair on Thursday, January 30th.
from, 5 - 8 PM.
Bring resumes! See more information and attending employers
Open Call for Bronx Musicians: Join a
New Ensemble. Apply today at Casita
Maria. Deadline: January 31. If you're a musician
experienced with Afro-Latin music and
contemporary jazz and have a flexible
schedule, this is a year-long project
that includes opportunities to participate
in original composition. For more information, contact: Natalia Guerrero
at (718) 589-2230 ext. 6191 or email:
Science in the Bronx! on Sunday,
February 9th, at the APEX
at Lehman College. Calling all
adventurous families to a memorable, free day of science in
the Bronx for all ages, featuring large-scale interactive exhibits,
mind-bending demos, and hands-on activities to unleash
everyone’s inner scientist.
R.A.I.N. is seeking talent to join the R.A.I.N.
Family. We are interviewing for several positions
offering comprehensive employee benefits package for
full-time employees. See
Bronx Children's Museum is looking for applicants to
fill several available opportunities
Continuing Education & Workforce Development
at Hostos Community College
offers educational, career, and personal
development opportunities designed to address the needs of the South Bronx, Bronx, and Upper Manhattan
Grow Your Business with BOEDC. Bronx based
businesses and local entrepreneurs of all sizes and sectors
are able to receive a boost of $2,000 to $50,000 with help
Bronx Revolving Loan Fund
Loans can be
used as working capital, for the purchase of machinery or
equipment, inventory and accounts receivable.
happening in your
for monthly minutes, meeting dates, and Community
Events, Read the letter from
Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr.,
explaining how important the Community Boards are to
serving our neighborhoods.
Looking for more events?
Find them here...
December 17th, Bronx Health REACH Health Disparities
Workgroup presented Mayor Bill de Blasio
with over 2,000 signed postcards from Bronx residents urging
elected officials to make the health of the Bronx a
priority. Representatives requested that all NYC
agencies make the Bronx a funding priority, and appoint a
liaison from the Mayor's office to work with #Not62.
You served us! The Bronx
and all of NYC serves you
with free classes, coaching
and more! Click
about the application for a Citizens Committee awards grant
of up to $3,000 on Monday, January 6, 2020 at Community
Board #12, 4101 White Plains Road at 6 PM. The grant
is for community and school improvement projects carried out
by resident and volunteer groups.
will be a handful of Catalyst grants awarded as well,
ranging from $6,000 to $10,000 for
groups aiming to expand their impact and grow into a staffed
organization over the next few years. Deadline is January
LGBT Friendly Senior Housing in NYC:
SAGE is building the Crotona Senior
Residences, a brand-new, LGBT-welcoming, affordable senior housing
development in the Bronx.
want to tell people that their
desire for clean air and clean
water is elitist?
Tell that to the kids in the south Bronx who are suffering
from the highest rates of childhood
asthma in the country. Tell that to the families of
-Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) Bonus Quote of the
Day, March 27, 2019 Political Wire by Taegan Goddard
Bronx Public School Fights for hip hop and arts
education. Through a partnership with Bulova, PS 55 is
getting the first-ever recording studio in a New York school,
but its principal has a bigger mission planned. Art programs
in public schools have long had the unfortunate luck of
forever being in the crosshairs of budget cuts. Despite
mountains of research extolling the benefits of
incorporating music and art into curricula, the U.S.
Department of Education’s 2020 budget proposal put “arts in
education” on its list of programs to be eliminated, deeming
that it has “limited impact.” Read the article published
by FastCompany June 29, 2019
every immigrant New Yorker, there is free safe
immigration legal help in your language, regardless of your
Also read "Know Your Rights: Federal Immigration
Enforcement" Last updated July 12, 2019 "It is
critically important for all, regardless of immigration
status, to know that you have rights and protections under
the law if you are approached by federal immigration
enforcement in your home, on the street,
or in public."
Crime Victims Support Services, at 1138 Neill Ave., offers victims
help in navigating the criminal justice system. Free confidential services include claim
assistance, case follow-up, crisis counseling,
and victim advocacy.. For more information, call
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and rebates for your
home or business.
SSA Press Release - Scam Calls PSA: Please take
a moment to review the document (link below) from the Social
Security Administration (SSA) and Office of Inspector
General (OIG). A Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign
has been launched in an effort to alert and inform the
public about these ongoing scam calls. This press release
also provides information on how to report the incident if
receive the scam call.
Read the press release here...
Third Avenue BID targets opioid crisis in South Bronx.
The Third Avenue BID in the South Bronx is working to combat
the opioid epidemic. BID Executive Director Michael Brady
says their offices overlook Roberto Clemente Plaza, where he
says a lot of people go to
He says everyone at the BID knows how to use Narcan – an
antidote that quickly reverses opioid overdoses.
News12 posted November 8, 2018
Mayor de Blasio announced funding for a new youth
court in the Bronx, which will train young people to
as jurors, judges and attorneys as well as to
cases involving their peers.
Unlikely alliance could rebuild America: From the
South Bronx to Paterson, New Jersey to Broad Street,
Philadelphia, William “Billy” Procida knows what it
takes to build in hardscrabble, inner-city neighborhoods. A
general contractor turned developer turned fund manager,
has a unique vantage point on the Qualified
Opportunity Zone program, which aims to revitalize
poor communities with redirected investment profits.
Stamp Out Mailbox Fishing: Important tips for Tax Time
mail your checks or money order at the Post Office only.
Protect Your $$$. More tax time tips are available.
Bronx Organizations: Do you have any upcoming activities
NY State of Health can take part in?. The NYS
Department of Health is making a huge push this upcoming
Open Enrollment for Health Insurance t in the Bronx. If
you have a community event you would like for the NYS Dep.
of Health to attend to discuss Open Enrollment please
contact: 518-474-3287. DTraecelle Carter ,Director of
Outreach, New York State Department of Health, Albany.
Help a Stranger Have a Meal Today,
in the Bronx?
Introducing the NYC Senior Service Providers Volunteer
Coalition Volunteer Guide. With more than 1.5 million
adults age 60 or older living in New York City, the NYC
Senior Service Providers Volunteer Coalition created an
electronic guide to connect volunteers who want to serve
older adults. See how you can help
Bronx Nonprofit Looking for Volunteers: Masa invites
to build a brighter future for the children of the South
tutoring for two hours a week you can be a part of the
Join them in transforming communities through education —one
family, one child at a time. They are seeking dedicated
volunteers to provide tutoring and homework help to
elementary, middle-school and/or high-school students at our
South Bronx community center.
For Details on Masa's After-school Program, Volunteering and
Reminisce with Bronx Historian, Bill Twomey:
Do You Remember?