June is Gun Violence Awareness Month 

Did you know that June is National Gun Violence Awareness Month? Join us Friday, Jun 3, at Basketball City in lower Manhattan as we kick off the Not One More Shot campaign. This campaign is a civic movement that will allow NYC youth to become influencers and take a stand against gun violence in their communities. Register now to learn more and find out how you can be part of the movement! 

Hire NYC Youth

New York City will support a record 100,000 summer job opportunities in 2022. The expansion of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a win-win for both young New Yorkers and employer partners, who can add the energy, creativity, and talent of our city’s future workforce to their offices, storefronts, and hybrid work environments at no cost this summer. Visit our official website to learn more about this opportunity.

We want to hear from YOUth!  

It’s that time again! The Youth Ask Youth Census (YAY) has been launched for 2022 and we want youth voices in New York City to be heard! If you’re 13-24 years old, we want to hear from YOU about your experiences and what you think needs to change in New York City. The 2022 YAY Census covers topics such as learning, civics, COVID-19, mental health, economics, policing, and more. Make sure your voice is included this year!  

For those on the go, or who might not have access to a laptop or tablet, please feel free to download the Amplify app here! From there you will have an easier time going through the surveys and of course, you can better track your progress. You can find it on the Apple app store or Google Play here. 

The first 500 people to finish all 4 surveys can redeem their points for a $25 gift card or a chance to win an HP laptop!  

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Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships 

Every year, the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Each Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to a total of $90,000. Most importantly, new Fellows join a strong community of current and past Fellows who share the New American experience. Learn more and apply.   

Spark Prize 

The Brooklyn Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Spark Prize. In total, they will distribute over $600,000 to honor the work of values-driven Brooklyn nonprofits that have demonstrated a strong commitment to advancing racial justice in Brooklyn and have a dynamic vision for the future of their organization. Applications must be submitted before June 24, 2022. Finalists will be notified in October 2022, and winners will be announced in January 2023.   

Brooklyn Community Board 18 Health Fair  

Community Board 18 is hosting the first annual Health & Resource Fair. Sunday, June 12, 2022, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 1097 Bergen Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11234 (intersection of Avenue K). There will be over 25 tables participating including Exercise Classes and Pickleball Instruction.