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Join us for Food Day at KCC!

Please join us for Food Day, Wednesday Nov 1st 2017 as part of the 3rd Annual Diversity Symposium. Food Day is an all day event highlighting the change-makers in our food system. Take part in a workshop on seed keeping, attend a panel on Undoing Racism in the Food System, Women in Food Entrepreneurship, or Farm Workers Rights, take part in cooking demos, or bring your classes to a film screening & discussion of SEED: the Untold Story.

Please share with your students, and feel free to bring your classes to the event. Food Day is free and open to the public, lunch will be provided. There are lunch sessions and after work sessions. Attached is the event flier & schedule for the day so you can choose when to join in.

Food Day is a collaboration between: KCC Urban Farm, Community Health Program, Holistic Health Club, Culinary Arts Program, Food Club and the Farm Faculty Interest Group.

We hope to see you there!

Click here to view schedule. 

 

NATIONAL GRID SERVES AS ANCHOR PARTNER FOR KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MANAGEMENT ACADEMY IN EXPANDING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

Brooklyn, NY | October 20, 2017:

An inspiring video highlighting National Grid as the anchor partner for Kingsborough Community College’s (KCC) new Customer Experience Management (CXM) Academy (http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/continuinged/Documents/CXM_Academy/CXM_Info_Card.pdf) focuses on a recently-developed, industry-driven innovative model of education and workforce development. This unique partnership—geared toward ensuring professional and academic equity for students transitioning from community to senior colleges—provides real-world business training to help sustain competitive wages for program participants entering the job market.

The CXM Academy model draws upon the College’s best resources to prepare eligible students for entry into customer relations positions in New York City. Academy students learn communication skills, business etiquette, and financial literacy. There is also a focus on cultural competency, social networking, customer management technology, labor relations management, and government and policy regulations. Academy cohorts take part in mandatory workshops throughout the semester to help them develop as professionals and prepare for the world of work.

Students completing the Academy gain access to paid employment in one of the ten committed industry/business partnership sites that Kingsborough has developed.

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Workforce Development Partnership for Coney Island between Alliance for Coney Island & Kingsborough Community College!

For Immediate Release:

Workforce Development Partnership for Coney Island between Alliance for Coney Island & Kingsborough Community College!

Both entities aim to increase awareness about educational resources and job opportunities for local residents

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Coney Island, October 19th, 2017 –

The Alliance for Coney Island and Kingsborough Community College are excited to announce a partnership that will  bring more opportunities to Coney Island residents.

Beginning October 25th, A Kingsborough Community College job developer will be available in the Alliance’s office from 9:30am -2:30pm every Wednesday to offer one-on-one career advisement by appointment or walk-in as available.  The goal of the partnership is to bring awareness of Kingsborough’s training and educational  resources as well as assist in developing the skill sets of job seekers to connect them to employment opportunities in Coney Island and beyond.  As Coney Island has an unemployment rate of over 12%, both organizations identified a major need for this resource.

 

“As an organization that is focused on economic development and opportunity, we are very excited about this partnership with Kingsborough Community College.  We hold job recruitment events annually for the opportunities in Coney Island and see this addition to our work and initiatives as a critical step to preparing individuals for opportunities both locally and in New York City.  We welcome both Coney Island residents and other residents in Brooklyn to take advantage of this opportunity,” said Alexandra Silversmith, Executive Director of the Alliance for Coney Island.

“I am delighted that Kingsborough Community College is forming this much needed partnership with the Alliance for Coney Island to better serve the needs of the residents and businesses in Coney Island,” said Peter Cohen, Interim President of Kingsborough Community College.

“As Brooklyn’s only community college—and one of the top community colleges in the nation—it is incumbent upon Kingsborough to be a valuable resource to the community of its close neighbors in Coney Island.  We are thankful to the leadership of the Alliance for Coney Island for working closely with Kingsborough to better serve the educational and workforce training needs of the community and the expanding businesses there,” said Dr. Reza Fakhari, Vice President for Continuing Education, Workforce Development and Strategic Community Partnerships at Kingsborough.

“I am excited to see the Alliance for Coney Island and Kingsborough Community College partner for the benefit of our community. One-on-one guidance and advisement will be an invaluable resource for local residents. Helping community members become better prepared for and connecting them to available job opportunities is a win for Coney Island.” – Council Member Mark Treyger (47th District)

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Alliance for Coney Island

The not-for-profit Alliance for Coney Island, Inc. is a private-public partnership dedicated to continuing the year-round revitalization of Coney Island. The Alliance represents local businesses, nonprofits, and the community, with support from the New York City Council, the Brooklyn Borough President and New York City Economic Development Corporation. More info at www.AllianceforConeyIsland.org.

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CINDY GODLA  l  EVENTS, MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

Alliance for Coney Island, Inc.

1323 Surf Avenue • Brooklyn, NY 11224 • www.AllianceForConeyIsland.org
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KCC Urban Farm is Hiring Student Aides

KCC Urban Farm is looking for student aides to join our farm crew! Crew members should be responsible, dependable and enjoy working outside. Farm Crew members are hired on as student aides and must be enrolled full-time at KCC.

DESCRIPTION

The student farm crew makes the farm run. You may work up to 20 hours/week, during operational farm hours: M & Th 8:30-1:30pm; Tue & Wed 9-2pm

Our crew is actively involved in all aspects of managing the farm, including:

  • Harvest (Monday & Thursday mornings at 8:30 am)
  • Irrigation (Watering the garden.)
  • Propagation (Planting seeds.)
  • Building and turning compost piles.
  • Site maintenance (Laying wood chips on paths, moving compost, etc.)
  • Delivering produce to our campus partners
  • Participating in campus events.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in applying, please send the following materials to: cris.izaguirre@kbcc.cuny.edu by September 18

  • Short explanation of why you would like to work on the farm.
  • Resume
  • Class schedule for Fall 2017

Read more about KCC Urban Farm.

KCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal em– ployment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, marital status, citizenship etc.,.. For more information visit: http://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/la/PolicyonEqualOpportunityandNonDiscriminationandProceduresDecember42014.pdf

Register for the CUNY Fatherhood Academy TODAY!

Are you a father and looking to make a major life improvement for yourself and your family? The CUNY Fatherhood Academy at Kingsborough Community College is the place for you!

We offer a FREE High School Equivalency preparation program as well as the College Prep Training.  These programs provide internships, workshops on college readiness, resume writing and so much more! You will receive free metrocards, mentoring opportunities and fun family events, among other many other incredible resources.

If you’re interested, fill out the registration form below and a CFA Representative will call you to discuss your eligibility and give you more information about the program.

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Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative Final Event!

 

This summer, 30 NYC high school students participated in Kingsborough’s Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative (BSII), a STEM program that combined chemistry, nutrition, urban farming and entrepreneurship topics into one 5-week summer intensive.

Using KCC’s Urban Farm as a hands-on, living lab, students learned about carbohydrates, fats, protiens, vitamins and minerals through a nutritional chemistry course. This class was paired with a business course, Sustainable Entrepreneurship, where groups of students developed businesses based on the science topics they learned.

Join us on Thursday, August 3rd for the final event where groups of students will pitch their business in a “Shark Tank”-style event and showcase the science behind their work in a posterboard session. All are welcome to attend.

Register for the event here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brooklyn-science-innovation-initiative-2017-tickets-36285867005 

This Summer at Kingsborough: Chemistry, Nutrition, Business and Farming!

Calling all High School Juniors! 

Spend July with Kingsborough’s for the Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative (BSII) a science and business immersion program!

 

This program has a lot going for it! First, you’ll learn about foundational chemistry topics through the lens f nutrition, specifically about how chemicals, vitamins and minerals effect basic bodily systems. Second, you’ll use KCC Urban Farm, KCC’s on-campus food production site, as a hands-on laboratory. Third, you’ll take what you’ve learned to create businesses that respond to industry-related problems. When you go back to school in the Fall, you’ll have the power to amaze your friends with your knowledge of chemistry, business, nutrition AND farming.

Last year’s focus of Earth Science led students to create businesses such as 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, among others.

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