Calendar

July – September 2014

Jul
24
Thu
NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable: Queens
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Webinar on SNAP and VITA services @ Webinar
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Food Bank For New York City will host a webinar training for case managers working with Sandy-affected seniors on how they can support them in enrolling in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as well as receive free tax services through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). These trainings will provide guidance on:

•SNAP and VITA and how these services impact senior clients
•Eligibility criteria for these services
•Enrollment processes
•Engagement of seniors and combating stigmas and misconceptions
•How Food Bank For New York City and its partners serving Sandy-affected communities can assist your clients

Link: https://foodbanknyc.webex.com/foodbanknyc/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=669133705
Registration Password (case sensitive): FBNYC1
Event Password (case sensitive): FBNYC1
Tele-conference: 1-415-655-0001
Access code: 669 133 705

Jul
26
Sat
SandyPalooza – Staten Island @ Nansen Park Staten Island
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Guyon Rescue and Yellow Boots are proud to present SandyPalooza, a day of family fun. This rain or shine event will be held at Nansen Park on July 26, 2014. For more sponsorship or additional event information, please call 917-348-3167 or visit guyon.org.

Jul
27
Sun
NYLAG Van at the JCC
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Sunday, July 27th, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, the NYLAG Mobile Unit will be in the JCC parking lot at 1466 Manor Road. Legal staff will be prepared to advise on many civil legal issues, including Housing, Foreclosure, Public Benefits, Disability Benefits, Healthcare Benefits, Identity Theft, Debt Management, Consumer Credit, Immigration, Domestic Violence, Divorce, Custody, Employment, Superstorm Sandy, and Advance Planning.

Jul
29
Tue
Emergency Preparedness & Building Resilient Communities:: A Four Part Series (Staten Island)
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cycles & Phases of Disaster

This session will inform participants about the cycles and phases of disasters, from preparedness to response to recovery. Learn about both personal and organizational planning and discover how to connect to resources.

Session are FREE of charge to the Staten Island community. Refreshments will be serviced. Registration is required. Space is limited at each session and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. For more info or to register contact Laura Del Prete-Conde at:
Ldelprete@sinfpa.org or (718) 355-6229

NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable: Manhattan/Bronx
Jul 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Queens Legal Services
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Every Tuesday from 1 pm to 5 pm, a representative from Queens Legal Services will be in Councilman Donavan Richards address 1931 Mott AvE, Far Rockaway Office to aid anyone dealing with housing issues. Queens Legal Services provides free high quality legal help in civil matters to low-income people throughout New York City. Please call (347) 592-2200 or 718-471-7014 to RSVP or for more information.

Citizens Preparedness Training
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This workshop at Cooper Union will train participants in responding to a disaster, such as Superstorm Sandy, a power failure, or other emergency. A “go bag” will be provided to participants. Seating is limited to 200 people. For more info and registration, go to http://www.prepare.ny.gov/.

For more information, contact Coco Yan at the Cooper Square Committee:
(212) 228-8210, ext. 8 / coco@coopersquare.org.

Canarsie Government Engagement Session
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jul
30
Wed
Two – Day Strategic Grant Development Workshop
Jul 30 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Our grant writing workshop offers you key, proven strategies to develop winning proposals. Here is what you will learn to make your next proposal competitive and successful:
•Writing persuasive proposals
•Identifying relevant government, foundation, and corporate funding sources
•Establishing an efficient pre-proposal planning process
•Developing and organizing results-oriented proposal ideas
•Preparing and writing content to effectively meet proposal guidelines
•Managing and streamlining submission procedures and follow-up

Strategic Proposal Writing – You will learn why a successfully written proposal requires an organized, systematic approach to conveying your story.
Strategic Grant Research – This course will introduce you to new tools and techniques that will help identify and cultivate government, foundation, and corporate grant makers.
Strategic Program Planning – You will gain a sound overview on how to ensure your proposals are clear, significant and compelling.
Tuition for our Two-Day Grant Writing Workshop is $498 per person, with a $25 off discount for early sign-ups (10 business days or more before the workshop). Each participant will receive the following items:

* ISFD Certificate of Completion accredited by CFRE with 15 Continuation Education Units (CEU)

* Strategic Grant Writing Development Proposal Workbook and Bonus Materials, Fundraising & Research CD
* On-Going Consulting Services with ISFD Instructors & Staff

Registration:
1) Online
2) Phone – Call us at (877) 414-8991. An ISFD consultant will assist you with your registration and answer any questions.
3) Email – Send an email to info@isfdonline.com with your basic contact information and a seat will be reserved.

Mental Health First Aid Certification Training
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Space is limited to 25 people, no more than 2 from each organization. Last day to RSVP is July 18th. This training is for coalition members with case management or have some background of mental health knowledge.

Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program which introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course, which uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect persons to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches about the risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and addictions.

Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-health-first-aid-certification-training-registration-12155963815

Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jul
31
Thu
Two – Day Strategic Grant Development Workshop
Jul 31 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Our grant writing workshop offers you key, proven strategies to develop winning proposals. Here is what you will learn to make your next proposal competitive and successful:
•Writing persuasive proposals
•Identifying relevant government, foundation, and corporate funding sources
•Establishing an efficient pre-proposal planning process
•Developing and organizing results-oriented proposal ideas
•Preparing and writing content to effectively meet proposal guidelines
•Managing and streamlining submission procedures and follow-up

Strategic Proposal Writing – You will learn why a successfully written proposal requires an organized, systematic approach to conveying your story.
Strategic Grant Research – This course will introduce you to new tools and techniques that will help identify and cultivate government, foundation, and corporate grant makers.
Strategic Program Planning – You will gain a sound overview on how to ensure your proposals are clear, significant and compelling.
Tuition for our Two-Day Grant Writing Workshop is $498 per person, with a $25 off discount for early sign-ups (10 business days or more before the workshop). Each participant will receive the following items:

* ISFD Certificate of Completion accredited by CFRE with 15 Continuation Education Units (CEU)

* Strategic Grant Writing Development Proposal Workbook and Bonus Materials, Fundraising & Research CD
* On-Going Consulting Services with ISFD Instructors & Staff

Registration:
1) Online
2) Phone – Call us at (877) 414-8991. An ISFD consultant will assist you with your registration and answer any questions.
3) Email – Send an email to info@isfdonline.com with your basic contact information and a seat will be reserved.

Aug
5
Tue
Psychological First Aid Training
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Space is limited to 100 people, we encourage anyone interested in learning more about this topic to attend. No previous mental health knowledge needed. Last day to RSVP is July 25th.

This training is an evidence-informed modular approach to help children, adolescents, adults, and families in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism. Psychological First Aid is designed to reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events and to foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning and coping.

To register, click

https://www.eventbrite.com/registerorderid=317005153949&client_token=c5b9c604d3924b1a95e43f4076921a9f&eid=12156944749

Aug
6
Wed
NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable: Manhattan/Bronx
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aug
7
Thu
Emergency Preparedness & Building Resilient Communities:: A Four Part Series (Staten Island)
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Capacity Building, Community Mapping & Coalition Building

This seminar is devoted to the role of the community – what can your organization do before, during, and after a disaster? Find out how to develop your organizational capacity and to identify resources within your community.

Session are FREE of charge to the Staten Island community. Refreshments will be serviced. Registration is required. Space is limited at each session and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. For more info or to register contact Laura Del Prete-Conde at:
Ldelprete@sinfpa.org or (718) 355-6229

Aug
12
Tue
Individual and Community Preparedness Workshop
Aug 12 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Individual and Community Preparedness Workshop, which will take place from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at 290 Broadway, will present best practices and innovative techniques for preparing the whole community, including presentations on the Public and Private Sectors, Access and Functional Needs, Faith-Based Organizations, Voluntary Organizations, and Youth programs. This whole community approach ensures that through collaboration, individuals and communities will be better prepared and more resilient. If you have questions, please contact: Claire Thomas, Community Preparedness Officer, FEMA Region II at (212) 680-8641 or via email to claire.thomas@fema.dhs.gov.

Emergency Preparedness & Building Resilient Communities: A Four Part Series
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bringing It Home
This seminar will tie together the previous sessions to present a tool kit for individuals and agencies for times of disaster. Understand the key ideas developed throughout the series and how to continue the conversation.

Session are FREE of charge to the Staten Island community. Refreshments will be serviced. Registration is required. Space is limited at each session and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. For more info or to register contact Laura Del Prete-Conde at:
Ldelprete@sinfpa.org or (718) 355-6229

Free Queens Legal Services
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Every Tuesday from 1 pm to 5 pm, a representative from Queens Legal Services will be in Councilman Donavan Richards address 1931 Mott AvE, Far Rockaway Office to aid anyone dealing with housing issues. Queens Legal Services provides free high quality legal help in civil matters to low-income people throughout New York City. Please call (347) 592-2200 or 718-471-7014 to RSVP or for more information.

NYC VOAD Volunteer Coordination Committee
Aug 12 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Aug
13
Wed
Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Aug
26
Tue
Free Queens Legal Services
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Every Tuesday from 1 pm to 5 pm, a representative from Queens Legal Services will be in Councilman Donavan Richards address 1931 Mott AvE, Far Rockaway Office to aid anyone dealing with housing issues. Queens Legal Services provides free high quality legal help in civil matters to low-income people throughout New York City. Please call (347) 592-2200 or 718-471-7014 to RSVP or for more information.

Aug
27
Wed
Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sep
3
Wed
NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable: Manhattan/Bronx
Sep 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sep
9
Tue
Free Queens Legal Services
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Every Tuesday from 1 pm to 5 pm, a representative from Queens Legal Services will be in Councilman Donavan Richards address 1931 Mott AvE, Far Rockaway Office to aid anyone dealing with housing issues. Queens Legal Services provides free high quality legal help in civil matters to low-income people throughout New York City. Please call (347) 592-2200 or 718-471-7014 to RSVP or for more information.