Healing Communities of New York/FACES NY – Symposium on Faith Communities and Incarceration/Reentry – Saturday, October 11, 2014




Focus: Domestic Violence and Issues Faced by Children of the Incarcerated


Saturday, October 11, 2014

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Union Theological Seminary – James Chapel

3041 Broadway at 121st Street, New York, NY 10027


For additional information contact hc.reentrysymposium@gmail.com

To register, go to: http://hcnyfacesnysymposium.eventbrite.com

A National Night Of Prayer For Fathers 2014

lena1Dear Community Partners,

The Akira Center and Proud Poppa in partnership with First Corinthian Baptist Church is proud announce The Power Within: A National Night of Prayer for Fathers!

We invite you to join us for a transformative evening of prayer, inspirational messages and worship as we seek to inspire, mobilize and equip fathers to become positive influences in the lives of their children and in the community at large.

A Night of Prayer for Fathers is a FREE event featuring celebrity speakers, guest preachers, and resources related to responsible fatherhood and parenting. There will be relevant information for fathers and families, human services providers and anyone interested in supporting fatherhood. We welcome you to sign on and encourage your ministries, programs and organizations to participate in this monumental event.

You can register by clicking eventbrite here. Please feel free to distribute this information as you see helpful. We are very grateful for your support and appreciate your help to spread the word about this great event. To learn more information about our organizations visit our websites atwww.akiracenter.org and www.fcbcnyc.org.

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International Young Leaders Assembly at the United Nations on August 19th (Tuesday), 2014

IYLA_Logo4th International Young Leaders Assembly

“Moral And Innovative Leadership: Vision, Service and Entrepreneurship”

Dear Friends of the Global Peace Foundation,

On behalf of the Global Peace Foundation, we would like to invite any bright young leaders ages 18-35 years of age to join us at the “International Young Leaders Assembly: Moral and Innovative Leadership 2014” at the United Nations on August 19th and/or at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. on August 15th.

Last year the IYLA brought 800 participants from 74 counties together for an experience that included exposure and networking at high profile events, venues and embassy receptions. IYLA brings top speakers such as the UN Secretary- General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, Co-founder of Ignite Good, Chelsea Brownridge, U.N. Permanent Representative, Jose Antonia Dos Santos and many others.

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From Poverty To Opportunity: Tuesday August 12


Fifty years ago, the Economic Opportunity Act was passed, launching the War on Poverty. The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Act by convening a Symposium, From Poverty To Opportunity, on Tuesday August 12. The Symposium will highlight DYCD’s anti-poverty strategies and programs funded by DYCD via federal Community Services Block Grant funding.  There will be three tracks throughout the day so attendees may focus on best practices in Youth, Adult, or Immigrant Services. It will also feature practical “how-to” workshops and resource opportunities.

Invited to attend are human service professionals, community advocates, members of faith-based and community-based organizations, students of law, public policy and social work, and members of the press. Event partners include the New York State Community Action Association (NYSCAA), the New York State Department of State, HealthFirst, Modells, and New York Law School. The Symposium represents New York City’s role as part of NYSCAA’s statewide public education and outreach effort to confront myths and misconceptions about poverty by highlighting successful anti-poverty programs and services provided by Community Action across New York State.

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Invite You to Attend a Free Training Workshop for Faith-based and Community Organizations

Region II Federal Partners Council Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Subcommittee & New Greater Bethel Ministries Pastor John H. Boyd Jr.

Invite You to Attend a Free Training Workshop for Faith-based and Community Organizations


Finding and Applying for Federal Funding

When: Thursday, June 12, 2014   9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: New Greater Bethel Ministries, 215-32 Jamaica Avenue, Queens Village, NY 11428

This grant writing workshop will help non-profit organizations understand what to do and what to avoid when applying for federal grant funds. Learn how the funding process works, how to use on-line resources to find funding from the 26 federal agencies that award grants and how to develop a grant proposal that will score well in the competitive review.

This training is free! Registration is required. The deadline is June 6, 2014 but registration may close earlier if maximum capacity is reached.

Register online at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-and-applying-for-federal-funding-tickets-11558496775

For further information about the location, please contact New Greater Bethel Ministries at (718) 978-4357 ext. 351 (For Jamaica Avenue Location)

Other questions about the workshop? Contact Joan Gibson at joan.gibson@acf.hhs.gov or 212-264-2890 ext. 102

Directions to New Greater Bethel Ministries – http://www.ngbm.org/html/contact.html

Education Through Baseball Event in Brooklyn on May 14th


WEDNESDAY, MAY 14th at 10 AM

MCU Park: 1904 Surf Avenue Brooklyn, NY

Students Receive:

  • Lectures from prominent members of the sports discipline
  • Educational handbook filled with activities connecting classroom & baseball
  • Lessons pertaining to Math, Science, English and History
  • Apply lessons learned by watching live exhibition game “Evolution of the Game of Baseball” performed by the Atlantics Base Ball Club, showing 3 eras of baseball (1864/1873/1884)
  • Plus 1 ticket to attend the July 7th Brooklyn Cyclones game at 7pm (Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Hudson Valley Renegades)

For more information, call the Brooklyn Cyclones at 718-449-8497 or visit: http://www.brooklyncyclones.com/communitymega/school/education/

Click here to download, Education Through Baseball FLYER

Fatherhood Buzz: Celebrating Fatherhood – Saturday, June 14, 2014

Greetings Fatherhood Buzz Colleagues:fatherhoodbuzz

I wanted to share some information about our next Fatherhood Buzz: Celebrating Fatherhood effort scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014.

In honor of Father’s Day and in support of President’s Obama’s Fatherhood Initiative, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) will team up with over 250 community agencies and barbershops across the country to celebrate the millions of father’s who are actively engaged in the lives of their children and their friends.

Fatherhood Buzz is an outreach effort to promote responsible fatherhood and disseminate parenting information to fathers, families, and the community at-large via one of the most trusted community resources for men, barbershops. We’ll be holding a Fatherhood Buzz: Celebrating Fatherhood planning call on Wednesday, April 30th to share information about this upcoming event and ways to engage fathers in your communities, call in details are below. The call will be for both barbershops and community partners and will commence at 3 pm (EASTERN). Dial-in information for the call is below:

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Meeting Notification: Brooklyn Fatherhood Partnership on May 15th


May 2014 Meeting

Date: Thursday, May 15th 2014

Time: 6:00 – 8:00PM

Location: Stephen Decatur School (MS 35)

272 MacDonough Street Brooklyn, NY 11233 (Lewis Ave/Marcus Garvey Blvd)

Contact: Jeff Wade, Co-Chair

Brooklyn Fatherhood Partnership / 347.654.9DAD (9323) / brooklynfatherhood@gmail.com

* Click here to download, Brooklyn Fatherhood Partnership Flier & May 2014 Meeting Notice