Public Engagement Workshops
The Mayor’s Tenant Support Unit will hold a workshop on tenant rights on Nov. 16 and 30 at UNHP Refuge House, 2715 Bainbridge Ave., from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The unit works with those who may be at risk of displacement, experiencing landlord harassment, needs a rent freeze for those who qualify, and other resources. For more information, call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov.
The Excelsior Scholarship application for students to attend SUNY or CUNY tuition free this spring semester is open through Dec. 4. The scholarship is open to New Yorkers with household incomes of up to $100,000. Students must agree to be enrolled in college full time and complete 30 credits per year (including summer and January semesters). To learn more about qualifications, visit https://www.hesc.ny.gov/excelsior/.
JGH-BID Annual Meeting
The public is invited to the Jerome-Gun Hill Business Improvement District meeting on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at a location to be determined. The BID will outline its list of accomplishments, discuss new initiatives and plan for the new year. Food and refreshments will be served. For more information and to RSVP (required), call (718) 324-4946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A job fair is scheduled Nov. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Creston Avenue Baptist Church, 114 E. 188th St. More than 40 businesses will be attending the fair with hundreds of job opportunities available. For more information, call the office of Assemblyman Victor Pichardo at (718) 933-6909.
Homeowners and building superintendents can set out their collection of leaves for pickup by the New York City Department of Sanitation on the following dates for those living within Community Board 7: Nov. 11 and 25 after 4 p.m. DSNY will collect the leaves so long as they’re in paper leaf bags, unlined containers or brown organic bins. For more information, call 311.
Gifted and Talented Exam
Requests to test children entering kindergarten, 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade, for the Gifted & Talented exam, can be made through Nov. 13 by going online at schools.nyc.gov/ApplyOnline, in person at their public school, or at their school district’s Family Welcome Center. For more information, call (718) 935-2009.
Lead Paint Reduction
Applications for a grant up to $10,000 to remove lead paint from apartments are available through the Lead Hazard Reduction and Healthy Homes – Primary Prevention Program. In exchange for help, owners must agree to rent any new vacant apartments to low or very low-income tenants, giving priority to families with young children. For more information, call Sarah Hovde, director of the Primary Prevention Program, at (212) 863-8860.
The Jerome-Gun Hill Business Improvement District is conducting a survey through November to determine what stores are needed for the neighborhood business strip on Jerome Avenue between Mosholu Parkway and East Gun Hill Road and East Gun Hill Road between Jerome and Webster avenues. To take part in the survey, go to http://bit.ly/2ffXnfg.
Job Recruitment Event
A free pop-up recruitment events where job seekers can meet with potential employees will take place on Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd. Attendees are asked to bring plenty of resumes and dress professionally. For more information, call (718) 579-4244. In addition, job seekers can meet with a career coach, get free resume help, and participate in formal mock interviews. To schedule an appointment, call (718) 549-4260 or email email@example.com.
Hurricane Relief Drive
The Office of Senator Gustavo Rivera is holding a relief drive for victims of Hurricane Maria. Items urgently needed include baby food, diapers, batteries, first aid kits, and feminine hygiene products. To donate, stop by the office at 2432 Grand Concourse, 5th floor, and drop their donations off at room 506 or the FEDCAP office at rooms 516 and 517, weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (718) 933-2034.