In its second year, the Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative (BSII) invited more than 35 high-school students to Kingsborough Community College (KCC) for a summer science and business immersion program. BSII paired a college-level Earth Science coursed with a virtual enterprise experience and had student develop virtual businesses using the concepts they learned in each class. This year’s student businesses include SpearTech, a solar-powered outdoor canopy that harnesses the sun’s power for usable energy, and BeeHax, a company that studies and proposes solutions to the collapse of bee colonies around the world.
Join us next Monday to hear student pitches and view their showcase of potential ideas. The event will be held at KCC’s MAC Rotunda (the Lighthouse) on August 8th from 2:30pm to 5:00pm
You can get a head start on your dreams, and onto a great career path by enrolling in one of our affordable Northeast Resiliency Consortium training programs through Kingsborough Community College’s Center for Economic and Workforce Development in Brooklyn. NRC training programs prepare individuals for employment and career advancement in the high-growth sectors of Culinary Arts, Maritime Technology, and Health Care.
The Culinary Arts program provides hands-on training in food preparation as well as the necessary skills to earn nationally-recognized certificates in Food Safety and Production. You will learn a variety of components in food service, including fundamental cooking terminology, techniques, and theories. Successful program participants will earn a NYC Department of Health Food Protection Certificate. You can apply credits earned toward a Culinary Arts A.A.S degree at Kingsborough. Fee: $75.
The Community Healthcare Worker (CHW) training program prepares you to work within your communities as a patient advocate, health educator, or liaisons among the community and existing health/social services. CHW students are introduced to a variety of health-related themes including the relationship between health and human behavior, and managing high-risk behaviors and disease prevention that help prepare them for this multi-faceted position. Fee: $75
This is not just ANOTHER training program!
Eligible students are only responsible for the program fee which provides the participants with the occupational training, all instructional materials, textbooks, and our enhanced supportive services at no additional cost. Here’s what you get:
Access to a full suite of employment readiness services
Job placement assistance
College enrollment assistance
Access to NRC’s textbook lending library
Job retention services
Contact us at 718-368-4637 to sign up, or visit our website at www.cewdkbcc.com.
To be eligible to apply for NRC, you must be 18 or older, hold a HS diploma or GED and be legally authorized to work in the US. Other eligibility requirements may apply. This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. The Northeast Resiliency Consortium program is an EEO program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
“Community gardens are critical ecological infrastructure in cities providing an important link between people and urban nature. The documented benefits of community gardens include food production, recreational opportunities, and a wide number of social benefits such as improving community stability, reducing crime, and physical and mental health benefits. While much of the literature cites community gardens as providing environmental benefits for cities, there is little empirical evidence of these benefits. Here we examine the stormwater runoff benefits of community gardens by comparing two methods to estimate absorption rates of stormwater runoff in urban community gardens of New York City. The first method uses general land cover classes as determined by a land cover dataset; the second methods adds a land cover specific to community gardens — raised beds, typically used for food production. We find that in addition to the stormwater mitigation performed by pervious surfaces within a garden site, community gardens in New York City may be retaining an additional 12 million gallons (~45 million liters) of stormwater annually due to the widespread use of raised beds with compost as a soil amendment.”
This program is more than just classroom engagement. We provide workshops, mentoring opportunities, familial engagement activities, case management, and so much more! We even provide FREE metrocards and other incentives.
Call a CFA representative for more information (718.368.6784) or register for an application session to find out more.
My name is Tearah Chesnut and I attended the CYAP back in 2010. When I first came across this program I didn’t know what I was getting into. I am happy to say that I did complete it and went on to starting classes as a full time student at Kingsborough just a few months later. I continued on with Culinary Arts up until I got pregnant in 2012. I was just about a few credits shy, but never continued. Since then I’ve worked in a few kitchens, but never really knew if that’s where I wanted to be. I was laid off recently from a charter school working as a cafeteria supervisor. From there I really didn’t want to go back into a kitchen, let alone find another job.
A few weeks after the layoff I decided to start my own business making soap! When people ask me what made me want to start making soap I could never really find an answer. When I think about it now, looking back, while I was in the kitchen, I always wondered how ingredients can be used in other ways (other than eating them). That’s when I started researching the benefits of fruits on your skin and other various foods in the kitchen.
On Thursday, May 26th from 9:30am through 2:45pm, Kingsborough will host a day of activities around entrepreneurship at the CUNY & Capital One Community College Innovation Challenge. The day includes an engaging keynote from entrepreneur Rahfeal Gordon and a workshop on Design Thinking (see description below). There will be students pitching their innovative ideas from several of CUNY’s Community Colleges, including Kingsborough. All are welcome!
The event will be held at: Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Boulevard
the Lighthouse (formerly the MAC Rotunda)
Brooklyn, New York 11235
Are you a high school student who’s interested in science and/or business? In our second year, the Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative at Kingsborough will host a group high school students to participate in an on-campus summer intensive. BSII pairs a college-level, earth science course with an entrepreneurial experience to inspire interest in science through a real-life experience.
July 2016 – August 2016
Mondays – Thursdays; 9:30am – 3:30pm
Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11235
free month-long Metrocard
4 college credits for those who successfully complete the program
If you missed our Best Practices in Marketing webinar, you can view it here or watch it below. This webinar shares the processes applied to CEWD’s marketing and outreach and how you can adapt these strategies for your programs.
KCC Urban Farm and the Farm FIG are offering a number of workshops next month. These workshops are open to all KCC faculty, staff, and students. Please RSVP!
Planting Seeds for your Vegetable Garden @ KCC Urban Farm
Part 1: Tuesday, 5/3, 5pm-6:30pm
Part 2: Tuesday, 5/17, 5pm-6:30pm
Join us to plant summer crops! Learn about the ins and outs of germination from seed. Participants will plant seeds both on the farm and in trays to take home. Please plan to attend both sessions. Space is limited: RSVP required.
Join us for our second Farm FIG meeting of the semester, where we’ll walk through a shared Dropbox of curriculum resources for teaching about food & agriculture. Have something to contribute? Let us know!
5/25, 10:20am, room M-391: Training of Trainers: Learn how to lead our “Intro to Food Systems” workshop with your students
Our third Farm FIG meeting of the semester will include a mini training-of-trainers for leading a participatory workshop on defining “food system.” This workshop is highly adaptable – we’ve used variations of it in farm tours, classes, and events.
Want more? KCC Urban Farm’s popular Intro to Organic Vegetable Gardening class starts May 4, 5:30-8:30pm, and runs weekly for 8 weeks. More info and registration here.
Please let us know if you plan to attend any of these. See you on the farm!
Winners of two Department of Labor TAACCCT GrantAwards and several other large-scalegrant funded awards, the Center for Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD) at Kingsborough Community College (KBCC) utilizes innovative marketing methods, including data research and strategic outreach, to successfully target candidates for their training programs and initiatives. These best practices have since been applied to the most recent TAACCCT grant, the Northeast Resiliency Consortium, as well as all other grant funded training programs awarded to the department. By developing innovative, customized campaigns, CEWD has been able to connect with multiple different constituent and participant groups through various communication platforms, including traditional print, web outreach, social media, and direct marketing.