Another CEWD Open House!

If you haven’t been able to make it to our previous open houses, there’s no reason to worry, we’ve just scheduled more!

Come to one of our our open houses (September 3rd, 4th and 5th and 10am) to learn about the affordable career training programs offered at CEWD. You must call or email to get location information, so contact us today! 718.368.4637



September Job Fairs in NYC

Wow! September is PACKED with Job Fairs in NYC. Here’s a listing of September job fairs and career-related events happening throughout New York City (and some in the outer boroughs):

Upcoming Fairs/Workshops/Events*:

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Jazz Age Lawn Party

In August, a number of NRC Culinary Arts students were given the opportunity to work a refreshments table at the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island. This prohibition-era, historical gathering brought attendees back to a time when gramophones were king, cars were beautiful and dance was an art.

Seven NRC students from Culinary Arts Cohorts 2 and 3 worked with Michelle’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese and Pickles, Ukulele Luau, Arenella’s Raw Bar and many others, preparing and serving food to event-goers. This paid work opportunity provided our students with valuable catering experience that many had never been introduced to before.

If you’re interested in opportunities like this, come to CEWD’s Fall Open House to hear all about NRC and our other workforce training programs.

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KCC Urban Farm Summer 2014 Newsletter

Are you curious about we’re doing on the Farm? Here’s a sneak peek at the KCC Urban Farm Summer 2014 Newsletter:

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything that’s happening…or just keep following us here.


Harvest Fest at Paerdegat Park

The office of Senator Kevin Parker will be hosting the 7th Annual Harvest Fest, an end-of-summer, back-to-school celebration on Saturday, September 6, 2014 (12:00-5:00p) at Paerdegat Park (E. 40th St between Foster and Albany Aves).

Along with food, music and activities, this event will provide information about local youth programs and and for those looking to go to college. Fiormelissa from the Northeast Resiliency Consortium will be there to talk about NRC and other programs offered at CEWD.

From Kevin Parker’s offices: “This highly anticipated event has become a signature community event for working families as they prepare to send their school-aged children back to school.”

Go early so you can pick up free back-to-school supplies including backpacks, notebooks and pens and pencils, and that are offered to local families (while supplies last).


NRC Highlights

With classes running for all of our programs, the Northeast Resiliency Consortium team and CEWD have not slowed down for the summer! Some NRC Highlights:

NRC students receiving their KCC IDs so they can get full access to KCC facilities:

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Culinary Arts, Cohort 2 NRC students getting their KCC IDs

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CEWD Fall Open House


The Center for Economic and Workforce Development is having another Open House on Monday, August 25th and Wednesday, August 27th at Kingsborough Community College, Call 718.368.4637 speak with a CEWD representative about signing up for a session. Refreshments will be served!

Information sessions begin at 9:00am and 12:00pm. Reserve your spot today!

Are you interested in a career in the food industry? Maybe a career as a Community Health Worker? At this open house, you’ll get information about (and even sign up for!) our affordable career training programs, CUNY CareerPATH and the Northeast Resiliency Consortium. In addition to career-specific training, our programs offer FREE supportive services including career advice, resume and cover letter assistance, job placement assistance, academic advisement and so much more! 

Training Programs for Fall of 2014:

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Event Planning with NYIT

Are you interested in becoming a Wedding Planner. The New York Institute of Technology, Global Center for Hospitality Management, a CEWD affiliate school, is hosting a Bridal Society course in Wedding Planning. Current CEWD students will receive a discount, so sign up today. Registration information is in the flyer below.



Fall KCC Urban Farm Classes


Urban Farmers at Kingsborough, Brooklyn, NY

Are you curious about organic gardening? Do you want to learn about organic gardening on an urban farm from professionals? You don’t have to be an enrolled student to take classes at Kingsborough! These classes are offered through the Office of Continuing EducationCall 718-368-5050 to register today!



Intro to Organic Vegetable Gardening
Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30pm, September 9 – October 28, 2014
Course code: NHB 08
$100 + $15 materials fee

This course covers all of the basics of urban gardening from soil to seed to table. Learn how to grow edible crops organically, start plants from seed, manage pests, and more at KCC Urban Farm. Students will gain skills in soil conditioning, crop planning, composting, planting, and harvesting to get on their way to producing their own fresh herbs, greens, fruits, and vegetables. This course also covers finding land for gardening in NYC and building a garden from scratch.

Advanced Organic Vegetable Gardening
Saturdays, 11am-2pm, September 13 – November 1, 2014
Course code: NHB 60
$100 + $15 materials fee

Prepare yourself for the 2015 growing season this fall at KCC Urban Farm. This class is for students who have taken Intro to Vegetable Gardening or who have some experience gardening already. Class will be a hands-on immersion into growing food organically, with lots of hands-on practice at KCC Urban Farm and communal space to grow your own fresh produce. We will go deeper into soil science, propagation, crop planning, plant care, harvesting, pest management, and botany, leaving students confident and well-equipped to grow small-scale vegetable gardens. This course will also cover season-extension and seed-saving.



August Job Fairs

It’s that time of the month again: Job Fairs! Here’s a listing of job fairs and career-related events  happening in New York City throughout the month of August:

Upcoming Fairs/Workshops/Events*:

CEWD at Kingsborough continues to offer a number of trainings throughout the month of June. Check out the Northeast Resiliency ConsortiumCUNY CareerPATH and Project Rise pages for more information about upcoming programs.

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