EMMA'S TORCH - Fundraiser and Graduation - JUNE 7

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Please join Emma’s Torch celebrating the official opening of the restaurant as well as the graduation of the first students trained in our permanent space.     

Since we are having only one seating ( 30 people), we are asking that you pre-purchase your seats. You can purchase your tickets here. 75% of the ticket price is considered a tax-deductible donation, which helps fund our life changing programs.

Appetizers will begin at 6 pm, and we are thrilled to be able to share our students' delicious skills with you in this four course culinary experience. 

APRIL 19 - Cocktail Fundraiser for SLP:  Ask the Young, They Know Everything

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APRIL 19:

APRIL 19 - Cocktail Fundraiser for SLP: 
Ask the Young, They Know Everything

by The Service Learning Project (SLP)

Thursday,, April 19, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Ticket Price $100

Buy tickets here:  

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ask-the-young-they-know-everything-a-cocktail-fundraiser-for-slp-tickets-43217409435

 

Join us for a night to celebrate SLP's continued growth in Brooklyn! All proceeds will be used to bring SLP's Residency Program to schools in under-served Brooklyn neighborhoods.

 

2018 Honorees:

Civic HeroNikole Hannah-Jones, award-winning investigative journalist and 2017 MacArthur Genius

Change AgentNationSwell, a leading social impact media company dedicated to powering solutions and innovations to move the U.S. forward

UpstanderJebh Hamal, Muslim American activist

Special musical guest: The amazing Jill Sobule

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Emcee: Lucinda Rosenfeld, author of CLASS

 

Hosted by the SLP Benefit Committee:

Brandi Barber & Anthony Katagas

Gaby Basora

Elyse Cheney & Jeb Brown

Rachel Cohen & Al Smith

Katie Fallow

Kara Gilmour

Liz Goodman & Dave Brown

Lisa Kopel

Carolyn Levine

Rachel Lipson

Christiane Mack

David Mickenberg

Becky Mode & Chris Erikson

Leona Naess

Sally & Bob Pitofsky

Betsy Reed

Lisa Roth

Joanie Smith

Ali Tenenbaum & David Bensinger

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REFUND POLICY

No Refunds

BWI - Gala June 14, 2018

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THURSDAY, JUNE 14TH, 2018 6:00 – 9:00 PM

501Union in Brooklyn, NY
(Union St, between Bond & Nevins)

ABOUT THIS YEAR’S GALA

Please join us in for Brooklyn Workforce Innovations’ (BWI) annual Gala in Gotham. Together—as individual supporters, local businesses, community partners, and program alumni—we will celebrate our mission to prepare New Yorkers in need for growing, family-sustaining careers. From enrollment and wrap-around services, to graduation and job placement support, BWI provides hope and opportunity for hundreds of people every year.

This fun event will feature jazz-age drinks and delicious hors d’oeuvres, as well as the occasion to learn more about the work BWI does and network with over 200 of our business and charity partners. We hope you can join us in celebrating the important role our programs play on the path out of poverty and our partners who make our work possible!

HONORING

Catalytic PartnerBRIC Arts Media

Outstanding EmployerBarronarts

Outstanding EmployerReliant Transportation

SPONSORSHIPS

For our fifth annual Gala in Gotham, please consider becoming a sponsor (PDF) for this important event. This is an opportunity to be recognized for your commitment to fighting poverty. Each sponsorship directly supports BWI’s effective job training and placement programs that are empowering the city’s most vulnerable communities by creating new possibilities for career success.

BUY TICKETS HERE:  https://bwiny.org/gala/

Brooklyn Community Bail Fund - VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

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Court Watch NYC: Transparency, Accountability and Community Engagement

Over the last few months we have seen some important developments in the bail landscape:  Governor Cuomo proposed a series of criminal justice reform measures, including bail reform; the District Attorneys in Brooklyn and Manhattan announced new guidelines whereby their offices will no longer request that bail be set in most misdemeanor and violation cases; and  NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer released a report detailing the economic harm caused by bail, bail bonds and the criminal legal system, and calling for the elimination of the commercial bail bond industry in NYC.

Yet bail continues to imprison low-income New Yorkers, with the impact falling most heavily on communities of color.

Since the Governor’s and DAs’ announcements in January, the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund has paid bail for hundreds of individuals accused of misdemeanors, men and women who would have been imprisoned for their poverty alone.

Because we know from experience that transparency and accountability drive true change, the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund along with VOCAL-NY and 5 Boro Defenders has launched Court Watch NYC, a community-driven movement that will hold our DAs accountable to their promises to reduce inequality and unnecessary incarceration in our city’s criminal legal system.

Get Involved - Become a Court Watch Volunteer

Court Watch volunteers are the eyes and ears of accountability in New York City courtrooms, collecting real-time data on what is actually happening in courtrooms; capturing the narratives not reflected in official accounts; fostering intentional communit presence n the courtroom to shift court practices and culture; and contributing to th accountability movement in the courtroom and in the community.

●        As a volunteer Court Watcher, attend arraignments in Brooklyn and Manhattan and record the cases and outcomes they observe in the courtroom.

●        As a volunteer member of the Data Team, enter data Court Watchers have collected; analyze data for key themes; compare qualitative and quantitative data; and contribute findings to the weekly blog posts.

You can learn more or become a Court Watch NYC by checking out this link. Thank you for joining us in the fight for true reform.

 

Brooklyn Community Bail Fund

The Brooklyn Community Bail Fund pays bail for New Yorkers who can’t afford even modest amounts, and who would be jailed or forced to plead guilty just to go home.

The Fund partners with every public defender agency in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island. We also work with reentry specialists and social service providers to connect clients in need with resources in the areas of employment, education, housing and counseling.

We work with allies here in New York and across the country in the fight to end cash bail. Ours is a radical intervention in a system that treats people differently based on wealth, skin color and influence. We’re challenging the criminalization of race and poverty, the practice of putting a price on fundamental rights, and the persistent myth that bail is a necessary element of the justice system.

 

Educated Little Monsters - Lost Their Rented Space...

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ALLINBKLYN considered Educated Little Monsters for a 2018 grant.  They did not survive the initial round and, therefore, did not receive a site visit from us.  However, we have just learned they have lost their operating space.  Take a look at their website and consider donating to them at this critical time.  http://www.educatedlittlemonsters.org/

Giving Circle Conference - October 22-23

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Background:

Started in 2009, WCGN (Women’s Collective Giving Grantmaking Network) has been dedicated to expanding the knowledge of women about best practices in philanthropic giving. The founding member organization representatives decided that the most expedient way to create best practices was to share knowledge and experiences of like organizations, which we do in our monthly webinars and on our website. Every 18 months, the member organizations and notable leaders gather in a host city to spend 2 days on an array of timely and important topics germane to informed grantmaking.

Impact100 Philadelphia, Host Organization:

This year, the host organization is Impact100 Philadelphia and the dates are midafternoon Sunday, Oct 21 to noon on Tuesday, Oct 23. The hotel is the Logan in downtown Philadelphia

The theme for this year’s conference is We the Women: Changing the Face of Philanthropy. As in past years, the topic will be explored from plenary sessions to highly interactive breakout sessions.

Impact100 Philadelphia (www.impact100philly.org). Since their initial grant year in 2008, Impact100 Philadelphia has grown from 111 members to 360, and has awarded more than $2 million in grants to local nonprofits.

This conference’s notables that will be featured in plenary sessions include:

Uneeka Jay of Rewrite 365, Marsha Levick of the Juvenile Law Center, Mary Ellen Iskenderian, CEO of Women’s World Banking, Kat Rosqueta of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, the Barra Foundation’s Tina Wahl and Liz Scott, CEO of Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Register at : www.wcgn-network.org