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

Happy Hump Day everyone! This winter and spring, the NYC Department of Education is offering training courses on site at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Saturdays and in the evenings! Courses include OSHA-30 certification, a computer literacy class, and an ESL class. Courses will start in December – if you are interested, please complete this form: Adult Education-Brooklyn Navy Yard Potential Student Survey and see the flyers below. Prospective students must be 21 or older to participate in a class. Further details will be provided to those who fill out the form, including information on the scheduling of program registration and pre-course testing if applicable. For additional information, please contact (718) 384-5028 or school7adulted@gmail.comIf you haven’t already, please send us your updated resume and contact information at For now, check out our open opportunities and let us know if you or someone you know would be a great fit.

Adult Education Programs at Brooklyn STEAM Center

Featured Yard-based Jobs:
Now Recruiting

For More Yard-based Jobs: Check out our website

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. Click here 

Diesel Maintenance Mechanic: A shipyard that maintains and repairs maritime vessels and boats on the Yard is seeking a Maintenance Mechanic who has experience with diesel machines. Mechanic will be engaged in the repair and maintenance of machines, tools, and heavy equipment. Also responsible for maintaining facility equipment. Click here

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

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. Click here

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. Click here 

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

Virtual Training & Learning Opportunities 

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

St. Nicks Alliance 

St. Nick’s Alliance is actively recruiting candidates for their Tech Literacy/Data Analytics Training – a paid internship and employment program.  This program offers certifications in MS Excel and Oracle SQL. Classes will cover interviewing skills and data analyst tools. Program eligibility includes: Ages 18+ and ability to work in the U.S., 7th grade education, must pass the TABE exam, and a government issued ID.  For more information, contact Francis Sabio, Tech Literary Manager – (718) 302-2057 ext. 436 |

Youth Action YouthBuild (YAYB)
YAYB is currently recruiting for their Fall 2021 cohorts. YAYB is a full-time earn-to-learn workforce development program. They currently offer: HSE preparation classes; pre-apprenticeship vocational training in construction, building operations, and food; paid internships; bi-weekly stipends; and additionally their Next Gen Digital Workforce wireless network technician training program. Learn more about YAYB offerings, including the Next Gen program by attending a Friday info sessionreading this flyer and FAQ sheet.

Phipps Neighborhood Career Network Healthcare program
A 10-week paid virtual career development and onsite internship program that helps young adults (ages 18-26) secure healthcare-related employment and education credentials.  Phipps Neighborhoods collaborates with Montefiore Health System and Hostos Community College to provide career exploration and experiential instruction focused on the participants’ interests. The upcoming Cohort runs from November 29, 2021, through February 4, 2022. Learn more on this YouTube info session and flyer, and apply here

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.

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.

The HOPE Program
HOPE holds virtual and in-person information sessions. Virtual sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 pm and in-person sessions are held on Wednesdays by RSVP only at 1pm. During these sessions, candidates will learn about the remote or hybrid programming HOPE is offering, as well as the remote admissions steps needed to enroll. The next start dates for programs at HOPE are as follows: 11/29, 12/27, and 1/3 for HOPEworks; 1/10 for Sustainable South Bronx; 1/17 for Intervine;  and 2/28 for HVAC. Interested candidates can learn more about the programs and apply by clicking this link: To dial in to the session, call 646-558-8856, enter meeting ID: 718-839-9842 and enter Password: 0. For in person by RSVP only, click

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