Community Outreach

Paid Focus Groups on COVID-19

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In conjunction with the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is inviting you and other New Yorkers who are 18 years old and over to learn about the impact of COVID-19 and share your thoughts on the fairest way to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, once it is available.

The discussion which will take place via Zoom over two half-days in December. Participants will receive a $150 electronic gift card. Check your eligibility by filling out this survey.


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If are you are caring for a family member with memory and thinking problems, the NYU Langone Family Support Program is here to help you navigate through the challenges of caregiving. All services are free and available online and by phone including:

º     Individual and family care consultations
º     Resource information
º     Caregiver support groups
º     Home activity programs for people within the early stages of dementia/memory loss
º     Programs that people with memory loss and family caregivers can attend together
º     Caregiver education webinars
º     Special assistance fund for caregiver respite

This program is supported by a grant from the New York State Department of Health and is available to caregivers in New York City’s five boroughs.

Call the NYU Langone Family Support Program at 646-754-2277 or visit

We’re Back! 
We’re back! We took the summer off to do some revamping and we’re excited to be back in your inboxes! We have new jobs, new team members, and new resources to share with you. We know many of you have had busy summers too and we’d love to learn about your new skills and experiences so that we can share with potential employers on the Yard. If you haven’t already, please send us your updated resume and contact information at Also, many of you have reached out and asked about when our office will be reopening – soon! We’ll share details in the next coming weeks and can’t wait to welcome you back in person. For now, check out our open opportunities and let us know if you or someone you know would be a great fit! Welcome back!
Featured Yard-based Jobs:
Now Recruiting

Laborer: The Brooklyn Navy Yard is seeking Laborers who will provide routine office and grounds cleaning necessary to maintaining the premises, its various systems, buildings, and physical structures. Service, clean, and/or supply restrooms. Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming. Snow removal. Driver’s license required

Security Officer: The Brooklyn Navy Yard is seeking Security Officers to secure premises and personnel by patrolling property, monitoring surveillance equipment, inspecting buildings, equipment, access points, and permitting entry. Must have an 8-hour security certification, 16-hour security certification, security license, and driver’s license.  

Finishing Artist: A Yard-based fabrication company specializing in architectural millwork, retail environments and experiential marketing events, is seeking a Finishing Artist. Will apply faux finishing, mix paint and match custom colors as needed. Working knowledge of all finishing tools, including HVLP sprayers, airless sprayers, orbital and pneumatic sanders and polishing wheels. 

Millworker Sander-Prepper: A Yard-based fabrication company that specializes in architectural millwork, retail environments and experiential marketing events is seeking a Millwork Sander-Prepper. Will sand, patch, prime and prep millwork finishes, e.g. hardwood veneer, MDF, metal, plastics. Knowledge of all prepping and finishing tools including but not limited to: orbital and pneumatic sanders, polishing wheels and downdraft tables.

R&D Electrical Engineer: A Yard-based science and technology company that specializes in advanced robotic industrial microscopes is seeking an R&D Electrical Engineer. Collaborate on the creation of novel process control systems. Design systems for fast and controlled data acquisition and analysis. Experience with C, C++ and Python, PCB design. BS in Electrical Engineering

Estimator I: 
A Yard-based electrical construction company is seeking an Estimator to prepare cost estimates by analyzing proposals and requirements. Will also be responsible for gathering blueprints, specifications and other related documents, while identifying labor, material, and time requirements.  Must have a background in engineering.  

CNC Operators: Multiple Yard-based businesses seeking experienced CNC Machinist and CNC Cutters. Responsible for programming and operations of CNC heavy machinery to produce parts and tools from metal, plastic textile, or other materials. 

Carpenter: An established Yard-based deck building company is seeking a Carpenter. Candidate must have a minimum 3-5 years’ experience, preferable in finish carpentry, a strong work ethic and ability to work closely alongside fellow tradespeople. 

See something you’re interested in? Click here to apply and we’ll follow up with more info.  

For More Yard-based Jobs: Check out our website

Virtual Training & Learning Opportunities 

Here you’ll find upcoming events, additional training opportunities, and other helpful resources. For more, click the link below to check out our Resource Hub: 

SBS: First Course NYC
NYC Department of Small Business Services is relaunching First Course NYC, a line cook apprenticeship program. The training is delivered in two parts: a. Fundamentals Training (8 weeks / 35 hours per week) and b. On the Job Training (6 weeks / min 35 hours per week). For more details (including eligibility requirements and program details) see here.

Hot Bread Kitchen (HBK)
Their Facilities Management program, in partnership with the International Facility Management Association, is a 4-month training course to prepare individuals for a job in the fast-growing field of facility management.  Visit HBK’s website to learn more. 

The Pursuit Fellowship is a one-year of intensive software development training that prepares students (Fellows) to get their first full-time software engineering role. Fellows learn full-stack web development and cultivate a range of skills that enable them to land their first tech job and go from earning an average yearly income of $18,000 to $85,000. Fellows currently work at over 200 leading companies including Peloton, Union Square Ventures, Spotify, Citi, Moody’s, Uber, Salesforce, Twitter, and BlackRock. Learn more and apply here. 

Kingsborough Community College
Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY offers a variety of college and career training programs for all levels- from new job-seekers to incumbent workers. Below is a list of our current offerings.

  • Design Works – UX Design User Experience (UX) Design is a multi-disciplinary approach to user engagement, enhancing their experience with a digital or physical product.
  • HealthPath is a healthcare-free career pathways training program for people new to the healthcare industry as well as incumbent healthcare workers seeking advancement.
  • Maritime Technology Apprenticeship Program MTAP is a free pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship program for people interested in maritime trades.
  • CompTIA A+ Computer Technician Program is a free program that prepares students for the CompTIA A+ certification exam, and an entry-level position in IT such as Help Desk Technician and Computer Support Specialist.

Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC)
The Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) is recruiting for its free Academic and Career Training programs. Their Career Training programs provide state or national certifications to equip those seeking employment and include Allied Health programs such as Certified Electronic Health Records, Certified EKG Training, Certified Phlebotomy Technician and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant, as well as Security Officer Training and OSHA. Applicants are encouraged to apply online for the Fall semester as well as attend a Virtual Admissions Session.