As part of the NYC Department of Small Business Services’ Immigrant Business Initiative, Jackson Rockingster of the Haitian-American Business Network (habnet) hosted a Haitian-creole language class of ‘10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business’ at the Flatbush YMCA in East Flatbush on Tuesday, August 26. NYC Business Solutions Junior Account Manager Chantal Valencia Lawrence spoke of the services provided by NYC Business Solutions and answered questions from attendees. There were 22 persons in attendance and Jackson did a great job teaching the class.
To learn more about NYC Business Solutions courses (English and Foreign-language), visit nyc.gov/nycbusiness.
Apply now for elementary and middle school afterschool programs for your child
This year, there are more programs available than ever before.
Mayor de Blasio invested $145 million to increase afterschool for middle school students across the five boroughs. This means schools across the City are offering afterschool programming right in your neighborhood—and for the first time ever, the overwhelming majority of public middle schools will have high-quality afterschool programs on site.
From volleyball and hip-hop dance to cooking classes and computer and graphic design courses, there’s an afterschool program available right in your neighborhood—and you can start applying now. These no-cost programs offer a variety of options for safe, educational afterschool activities throughout the school year.
Afterschool programs are:
- No cost to you
- Five days a week
- Starting September 8th
Click here to apply for an elementary or middle school afterschool program for your child.
YMI, CEO and the Urban Institute released an evaluation of the CUNY Fatherhood Academy (CFA), a 16-week high school equivalency and college preparatory program serving New York City fathers ages 18 to 24 years old. As a component of YMI, CFA was launched with funding from the Campaign for Black Achievement at the Open Society Foundations. CFA, with participants being 62% Black and 38% Latino, uses a cohort-model and promotes responsible parenting, college readiness, and employment among unemployed and underemployed fathers. The findings from this evaluation show CFA has increased HSE attainment by nearly 9% compared to NYS average, focus on fatherhood was the primary draw for participants, and the location on the LaGuardia Community College campus impacted participant confidence and motivation.