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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. 


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


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



Alliance for Coney Island, Inc.

1323 Surf Avenue • Brooklyn, NY 11224 • •
 C: 347-476-3384 O:718-594-7895

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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.

Culinary Arts and Community Healthcare Worker Training Program Outreach

*update as of December 2016. We are currently only offering the Food Service Upgrade training program. If you would like more information or would like to sign up for an application session, please follow this link to our application session page

Dreams AND careers begin here!

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.

November 20, 2014 - New York, NY - The 2014 Chefs for Impact Dinner at Studio 450 in New York. Photo by Kristyn Ulanday

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KCC’s Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative


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.

  • Dates/times: 
    July 2016 – August 2016
    Mondays – Thursdays; 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • Where:
    Kingsborough Community College
    2001 Oriental Boulevard
    Brooklyn, NY 11235
  • Cost: 
  • Added perks:
    free textbook
    free month-long Metrocard
    free lunch
    4 college credits for those who successfully complete the program

You can read more about last year’s program here:

If you would like to register, please print and submit a BSII registration form.

For more information, please contact Erika Delacruz at

The Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative is generously supported by the AT&T Foundation and CUNY College Now.

Job Training Program Open House Spring 2015

Are you interested in a career in the food industry? Maybe a career as a Community Health Worker? At CEWD’s Spring 2015 Open House, you’ll get information about (and even sign up for!) our affordable job training program, the Northeast Resiliency Consortium. In addition to career-specific training, our programs offer supportive services including career advice, resume and cover letter assistance, job placement assistance, academic advisement and so much more!

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