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Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative

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

RSVP: http://bsii2016.eventbrite.com/

BSII is a collaboration between CEWD, KCC’s College Now and the Physical Sciences Department at KCC and is generously supported by the AT&T Foundation

Register for KCC’s CUNY Fatherhood Academy

New CFAThis Father’s Day, give the gifts of knowledge, confidence, and security to your child.

Register for KCC’s CUNY Fatherhood Academy

 


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Are you, or someone you know, a young father who needs a high school equivalency diploma. If so, find out more about KCC’s High School Equivalency program through KCC’s CUNY Fatherhood Academy at an upcoming Application Session.

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.

CUNY & Capital One Community College Innovation Challenge

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

Event registration can be found at:  http://cuny-capitalone.eventbrite.com/

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KCC’s Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative

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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: 
    Free!
  • 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: http://www.kingscountypolitics.com/adams-kcc-visit-highlights-special-high-school-class/

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

For more information, please contact Erika Delacruz at erika.delacruz@kbcc.cuny.edu/718.368.5170

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

2016 NYAETP Youth Conference

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On Tuesday, March 22, Dina LiMandri and Genesis Reyes will present at the 2016 NYAETP Youth Conference about CEWD’s successful approach to youth programming.

A strong relationship between the program counselor and participant cannot be overstated. A report by MDRC, Reconnecting Disconnected Young Adults: the Early Experiences of Project Rise, which featured KCC’s Project Rise, notes that the caring relationships between participants, case managers, instructors and staff promoted persistence and success. Participants interviewed for the report describe the staff as “invested, relentless, kind and passionate”. At CEWD, these relationships extend throughout the entire program team.

Through our presentation (click the image above for the full presentation) attendees will learn about our successful approaches that serve to empower young adult participants. We’ll review the benefits of our teamwork approach and its impact on retention. Attendees will discuss practical steps to facilitate implementation which will ultimately improve programming, participant retention results, and the development of best practices applicable to all youth programs.

A Community Chef for Bringing it Home

Bringing it Home (BiH) has begun! Well, not quite yet. Our Community Chef, Maya Stansberry, has just come on board to organize and lead BiH. It’s a big task, but we have no doubt of her ability to make BiH a huge success! Check out her background:

10615500_786735728015111_2491788180558449339_nPrior to taking on the responsibilities of BiH’s Community Chef, Maya was a student of Kingsborough’s Culinary Art’s program and also worked as a student aide at KCC Urban Farm. After graduating in 2015, she went on to study sustainable agricultural practices at the University of California Santa Cruz. In the midst of getting her hands dirty, Maya deepened her awareness of the inequalities throughout the current food system, further fueling her desire to be a resource to others and develop ways to make cooking a part of their unique lives. In addition to her work with BiH, Maya is attending Hunter College’s Food Science and Nutrition program.

Please join us in welcoming her!

Read more about Bringing it Home at the program’s homepage.

CUNY Fatherhood Academy on ABC’s Here and Now

Do you want to hear more about KCC’s CUNY Fatherhood Academy from our Director, Case Manager and a current participant? If yes, watch a segment from ABC’s Here and Now that was aired this past weekend where we talk about our commitment to engaging with fathers who are eager to enroll in college and develop a focused career path so they can better support themselves and their families. If you like what you see, register for an orientation session today!

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CUNY Fatherhood Academy – Register Today!

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Are you a father or an expecting father between the ages of 18 and 24? Do you want to get your high school diploma, enroll in college and start your career? Kingsborough’s CUNY Fatherhood Academy (CFA) could be just what you’re looking for! CFA is a comprehensive program designed to promote responsible parenting and economic stability for unemployed and underemployed young fathers through education, employment, and personal development. If you’re ready, fill out our online application to start the registration process.

Participants 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 24 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.

Do you want to know even more? Visit our homepage and then fill out our Orientation Session Application. A representative will contact you to provide additional information about the program, assess your eligibility and register you for an upcoming session.

Dahlias: from the Aztecs to Brooklyn

 

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When I recently began working at the farm, the first thing that came to sight were all of the Dahlias in the hoop house. They were all in full bloom on an early September day. My admiration came from the colors. They were beautifully sprouting yellows, purples, whites and pinks. I also analyzed how the petals create a very interesting shape. I knew from that day on that I wanted to maintain and keep them growing to the best of my abilities. A couple of months passed at work and I grew a deeper appreciation for these flowers when it came to arranging bouquets with our Farm Manager, Cris. I was so happy to learn a new skill and decorate our vegetable distribution for students with our carefully sorted flower bunches. The best part was after our mini farmers market, I got to choose my favorite vase with Dahlias the size of my face.

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Bringing it Home at KCC Urban Farm

KCC Urban Farm was just awarded a grant from Ample Table for Everyone, a non-profit that works to “mitigate food insecurity in the five boroughs of New York City by addressing the key causes: lack of time, lack of money, inaccessibility to nutritious food, and unfamiliarity with a variety of healthy ingredients, cooking methods and recipes.”

distribution fall15Our program, Bringing it Home, will teach participants basic cooking skills using both familiar and unfamiliar produce. BiH will empower everyone with the skills and confidence to cook at home for themselves and their families.

Visit Bringing it Home on the blog to find out more about the program including the schedule of workshops and recipes that have been created by students and staff.

See you on the Farm!