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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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Success Story: Ashlye Vazquez

“I was not going to give up, so I applied aggressiveness and went for it.”

Ashlye was a student of KCC’s Project Rise in 2014. She entered the program having already completed the requisite credits for high school completion at the Bronx Aerospace Academy, but was denied a diploma on a technicality. While she had a passion for a job in the aviation industry, she knew that in order to support herself and her daughter, she would need to change her immediate career prospects.

Upon attending an information session, program administrators, Norma D’Arancio and Victoria Bershtat, urged her to enroll telling her that she had the skills to rapidly excel in the program. The commute was long but knowing that “the further I had to [travel] to get an education, the more I’d want it.” This momentum began the moment she started.

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Equity in the Borough Campaign

As Brooklyn’s only community college, Kingsborough has undertaken an ambitious strategic initiative to deeply engage with and serve its borough’s residents, especially the ones living in communities underserved by Kingsborough. While Brooklyn has undergone a transformation in recent years, outpacing the rest of the city and state in economic development, job creation and income growth, significant economic disparities across its diverse communities still persist. Lower levels of skills development and educational attainment are closely tied to these disparities. Nearly 50% of Brooklyn residents over age 25 have a high school diploma or less, which has a significant impact on earnings growth.

Our “Equity in the Borough Campaign,” in alliance with strategic community and industry/business partners, provides precious opportunities to reduce these disparities and improve the economic and social standing of targeted neighborhoods. Though we have established strong relationships with community-based organizations in most of the borough, including Brooklyn Public Library’s 60 branches, we are presently focusing our campaign on three rather distant areas from our campus with high levels of poverty which we deem as most underserved by Kingsborough: Canarsie, Cypress Hills, and Sunset Park. We are offering some of our non-credit and credit programming at these partnership sites starting March 2017, making it more convenient for the residents of the targeted areas (and adjoining neighborhoods) to take advantage of our quality college preparation, workforce development, and academic offerings. We are also planning to provide a shuttle bus between the partnership sites and our campus to enable these residents to continue their education and job skills development. Our campaign also engages industry and business partners to ensure our training programs and degree offerings provide skills that lead to career-track jobs with opportunities for advancement.

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CUNY FATHERHOOD ACADEMY

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!
FATHERS, MAKE 2017 YOUR YEAR!

The CUNY Fatherhood Academy (CFA) is a free program designed to promote responsible parenting and economic stability for unemployed and underemployed fathers ages 18-28, through education, employment, and personal development. The program provides a range of academic and personal supports including TASC (High School Equivalency test) preparation classes, tutoring, individualized counseling, parenting seminars, free MTA Metrocards, and job preparation.

The CFA offers two program tracks: HSE Prep and College Prep. Additionally, college and career readiness workshops are offered to prepare participants for college enrollment and identify a career path. Attaining a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma, enrolling into college, increased familial engagement, and acquiring gainful employment are all essential goals for the

Participants will receive:

  • Preparation for the TASC, NY’s high school equivalency exam
  • Career and educational exploration
  • Preparation for college enrollment and job placement
  • Work experience through internships and/or part-time jobs
  • Workshops on important parenthood topics including familial bonding, health, and financial literacy.

To be eligible you must:

  • Be a male between the ages of 18 and 28 years
  • Be eligible to work in the United States (citizen, have a green card, or have a work visa)
  • Not be enrolled in college or another training program
  • Have a child or be expecting a baby.

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Thrive and Succeed at KCC

VP Dr. Reza Fakhari speaking with KCC students

VP Dr. Reza Fakhari speaking with KCC students

Last month, Kingsborough Community College hosted the Thrive and Succeed Summit, a day-long seminar and workshop led by Chet W. Sisk, head founder of LEAD Global. Chet, along with is partners Rocio Perez, DeAngelo Starnes and Gabriel Jimenez guided the audience through discovering, defining and harnessing their passions into a meaningful career, whatever that may be. KCC students, faculty and staff explored what the recent social and economic paradigm shift means to them as they enter the workforce, including what the new definitions of employment and the workforce.

Chet talked about the major pillars of the current employment and world paradigm shift:

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Chet Sisk speaking with KCC students

  • The emergence of The Internet of Things
  • Connectedness as a world philosophy
  • The coming automation unemployment crisis
  • The restorative justice movement
  • The shared gender empowerment movement
  • The sharing economy
  • Social entrepreneurship

The employment market has changed. Workers seek companies that represent their interests and values; encourage individuality and innovation; explore new technologies; and depart from the top-down approach towards a collaborative work environment. CEWD, in our commitment to providing the most relevant training programs, will continue to collaborate with the college, community businesses, external organizations and informed individuals to explore how we can provide services that are relevant and valuable to those we serve.

There are changes afoot at CEWD, so stay tuned to hear more!

CUNY Fatherhood Academy to begin recruitment for their January 2017 College Preparation!

Our College Prep program at the CUNY Fatherhood Academy at Kingsbroough Community College is NOW accepting fathers and expecting fathers between the ages of 18 and 30 years old!  This program is perfect for fathers who are looking to make a major life improvement for themselves and their families! This 12 week/2 days a week program is perfect for fathers who are looking to enroll in college and gain experience in the workforce!

IMG_2059(CUNY Fatherhood Academy also will be offering their FREE High School Equivalency preparation program in Spring 2017. )

Both 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.

Fill out the form below and someone will be in touch with you soon! Go to CFA’s main page to learn more about our College Prep and High School Equivalency programs or call us at 718.368.6784.