WNYC Radio’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space Presents As Part of The NEXT New York Conversation Series CHARTER SCHOOLS: WHAT’S NEXT FOR NEW YORK Teachers, Parents and Students from both charter and regular New York City public schools to discuss the issues, Moderated by WNYC’s Beth Fertig and Arun Venugopal Monday, May 17, 5-7pm on Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Tumblr it Tweet about it

Bronx Youth Health Fair "Get Your Mind Right Body Right" A Free Health Initiative for Teens and Young Adults

WHEN: May 1, 2010, 12pm-4pm WHERE: St. Mary’s Park (146th St and St. Ann’s Ave) Bronx, NY WHY: Join the NYULYP and Bronx Knows/NYC Dept of Health for a fun-filled afternoon of health awareness. Receive health screenings and information while enjoying music, giveaways and prizes. The South Bronx is one of three neighborhoods in New York City recognized as a pocket of need, where poor health outcomes are consistently higher

First Ever Bronx Food Summit!

An awesome first time ever Bronx Food Summit is happening on May 1st. The summit is a day long event about eating well in the Bronx. The summit will serve to bring together Bronx residents, food lovers, food justice advocates, local businesses, schools and community organizations to discuss options for healthier food and better living in our borough. There will be hands on workshops and informative seminars to teach teach participants

Summer Youth Programs/Children's Day Camps 2010

There’s no denying how important it is for kids and teens to be involved in some kind of activity. Whether it be a local sports team, a rec center, or a part time job; its a great experience for them-and a weight off our shoulders! FYI The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene also compiles a list of day camps, overnight camps, special need camps, and traveling

For the Parents: Homeowner Resource Fair

University Neighborhood Housing Program (UNHP) provides assistance to distress homeowner and taxpayers during the income tax season. Their next HOMEOWNER RESOURCE FAIR will be held at Concourse House, 2751 Grand Concourse, Tuesday December 15th from 6-8PM. Those that attend will learn how to lower their energy costs, will receive a free weatherization kit and can speak with a foreclosure counselor about modification, refinance..etc To see the flyer for this event:

The Great School Search

Even though this school year hasn’t even finished yet, parents of those starting school in the Fall of 2010 should have already started the process of finding the schools you are interested in for your child. Whether you are looking into public, private or charter schools, now is the time to tour the prospective schools and be ready for next years application. Below are some sites to help you in

Back To School Guide

Our Borough President Diaz issued a “Back to School Guide” on his site. The guide will also be issued to schools and other organizations around the Bronx. Get the guide here. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Tumblr it Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend

For the Parents

Bronx Environmental Stewardship Training Free job training for green collar jobs Best is now accepting applications for its 12 week training program in ecological restoration, environmental remediation, and building construction. APPLY NOW. CLASSES START SEPTEMBER 2009. Certifications: First Aid/CPR, OSHA 10 Safety for Construction, 40 Hr HAZMAT, 32 Hr Asbestos Abatement, Lead Awareness, Pesticides Handler, NYC Tree Pruner Hands On Training In: Waterfront and Wetland Restoration, Phytoremediation, Green Roof Technologies,

Are you eligible for benefits?

Visit, a free Web site where New Yorkers can screen for eligibility and get information for City, State, and Federal benefits and programs. Learn how to apply, what documents to bring, where offices are and how to get there, and even print partially completed applications. Apply Online for School Meals! Visit ACCESS NYC online anytime, from any computer with an internet connection. Benefit Information. One Place Digg this post

Financial Empowerment

It’s hard to find anyone right now who isn’t experiencing some kind of financial trouble. Whether you owe money or just aren’t able to save, everyone is feeling the effects from our economy’s current situation. While it is easy to make goals and try to budget yourself, sometimes it takes another person to look at the money you spend and let you know what you can do do different. The