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

Jobs w/Yard Businesses | Employment Center | Brooklyn Navy Yard
New Number? New Resume? Don’t Forget to Update Us!
Happy Friday everyone! We have been pretty busy at the Employment Center lately. Many of our employers are reaching out to ask for candidate referrals and we have been checking our database frequently to connect you all to those that seem like a fit. Lately, we’ve noticed that many of you have changed your phone number or have new skills that you have acquired and don’t have reflected on the resume we have on file. Please make sure we have all your updated info. This allows our team to connect you to opportunities that seem like a fit and stay in touch. New info to update? Send us an email at
Featured Yard-based Jobs:
Now Recruiting

Bookkeeper: A Yard-based company that provides the film industry with products and services is seeking a Bookkeeper. Experience with QuickBooks, processing high volume accounts payable and receivables while ensuring accuracy, and corresponding with customers, vendors, etc. required.

Spray Finisher: A Yard-based company specializing in developing and building custom architectural millwork, retail environments, and experiential marketing events is seeking a Spray Finisher. Must have at least an intermediate level of proficiency in HVLP spraying, metal finishing, millwork prep work, and all types of wood finishing.

Estimator: 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.

Metalworker: A Yard-based fabrication and design company is seeking a Metalworker proficient in all welding
applications with an emphasis on TIG welding of steel, aluminum, bronze, etc. Required proficiency in cutting, drilling, grinding and abrading. Experience with custom finishing a plus. Click here to apply and we’ll follow up with more info.

Lead Carpenter: A Yard-based company specializing in developing and building custom architectural millwork, retail environments, and experiential marketing events is seeking a Lead Carpenter. Will be responsible for keeping their assigned project on pace and oversee a team of carpenters, fabricators, apprentices, and the shop space.

Account Specialist: 
A company that specializes in inventory is seeking an Account Specialist. Must have a strong interest in sales. Candidates must have a driver’s license and be highly motivated, self-directed and customer service oriented. Training will be provided. Recent college graduates encouraged to apply.

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. Click here to apply and we’ll follow up with more info.  

Sewing Machine Operator: A Yard-based knitting company is seeking multiple Sewing Machine Operators. Must be experienced working with Merrow and Singer machines. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. Monolingual Spanish-speaking candidates accepted. Click here to apply. 

For More Yard-based Jobs: Check out our website

Recruitment Opportunities 

DUMBO BID is seeking a Public Space/Event Manager for outdoor Open Streets and Public Plazas in DUMBO. Compensation starts at $18 p/hr. Please see the full job description here for more info and how to apply.

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: 

FPWA is seeking applications from individuals referred by an FPWA member agency for its College & Continuing Education Scholarship Program, which has expanded to include applicants attending accredited trade or vocational schools for the 2021-22 school year. As a result, FPWA will make a total of 12 scholarships available for: a.)  applicants attending trade/vocational schools, or b.) applicants who are entering either their junior or senior year of college. Each scholarship awarded will be for $2000. Applications are due by Friday, August 6, 2021, via the online form and must meet all stated requirements.

West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC)
As a host site for Summer Senior Employment Program (SSEP), WHDC has a talented cohort of seniors (residents of MCD9, age 55+) who can assist your organization with maintenance, office, phones, data entry, food pantry, and more. WHDC pays the participants directly at no cost to you. The program runs from June 1st – July 30th. Your organization decides what days and how many hours per week with a maximum of 120 hours during the entire program. Depending on interest and availability, a second cohort would start June 14 or July 6. Interested organizations can contact for more information.

Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC)
This summer, MEOC will focus on academic fundamentals by helping students earn their High School Equivalency diploma or preparing them for college. The virtual summer session begins in July, but NYS residents who are 18 or older can reserve a seat for an overview of the programs and application process during a Virtual Admissions Session or apply online to begin the enrollment process. Additional updates and information for potential applicants can be found here.

The Knowledge House
The Knowledge House currently accepting applications for its two 2021 Fellowship programs. The Karim Kharbouch Coding Fellowship Program, for Bronx high school youth interested in coding and design, and the Innovation Fellowship, for NYC residents from diverse backgrounds that are interested in areas of web development, data science, and design. Learn more and apply by visitin g their website.

Solar One
Solar One’s primary focuses are in green construction (including carpentry, electrical, and plumbing), green building operations and maintenance, solar PV installation, and numerous nationally recognized certification courses, such as GPRO Operations and Maintenance and GPRO Electrical, NABCEP Solar PV Associate, BPI Multifamily Building Operator, EPA Lead RRP, OSHA 30 and NYC Department of Buildings Site Safety Training. These classes are all tied to renewable energy, green building operations and maintenance, and energy efficiency. If your organization is interested in developing a partnership with Solar One to train individuals from your organization, please reach out to Max Levitzke at

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
Recruiting young adults between the ages of 18-24 for its Careers That Care health sector training programs. In addition to the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program provided through CUNY Kingsborough, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation has also partnered with Royal Learning Institute to provide additional trainings for high demand health/medical sector careers including: EKG Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician. Candidates must have a high school diploma or an HSE. See flyer for information and complete this interest form.

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