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NEW YORK (CMC) – Caribbean/American Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke has called on President Barack Obama to stop the deportation of Caribbean and other immigrants who lack legal status in the United States.
Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, who represents the largely Caribbean 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York, said her appeal would help to “prevent the continued dislocation of families and children.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation
JOB DESCRIPTION: Part-Time Safety Manager
To provide day-to-day safety direction to the employees of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation. Ensures compliance with the NYCDOB, OSHA and FDNY regulations.
Perform routine and periodic inspection of job sites, mechanical systems, buildings, etc to determine conditions; evaluate and recommend best application of methods to correct problems and deficiencies.
Recommend ways to motivate workers to maintain personal and job safety. Provides training for employees on regulatory or safety related tasks.
Develop and implement safety management controls and direct the safety, compliance, accident prevention and training of employees.
Observes and reports on safety hazards.
Performs inspections of Fire Protection Systems including, but not limited, to emergency/exit signs/ lights, fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems etc.
Performs inspections of mechanical/electrical equipment rooms, elevators and job sites to identify potential regulatory and worker safety issues.
Reports on findings, corrective actions to be taken/planned and carefully documents corrections.
Interface with FDNY, Environmental Control Board (ECB) and manage all related logs and reports.
Submits daily reports to SVP of Operations that address, but are not limited, to incident reports, inspections, site visits and all non-compliance issues
Maintains photo record of all inspections.
Confers with the Senior Directors of Maintenance & Utilities to address activities of the maintenance/utilities departments.
High School Diploma and 10 years experience as a safety inspector/compliance officer and with NYCDOB, OSHA and FDNY regulations.
Must possess FDNY Fire Safety Director certification (F58/Z50).
Must have strong written, verbal and computer communication skills.
Must have valid NYS Drivers License.
E-mail cover letter and resume to HR@Brooklynnavyyard.org
Imprisoned for nearly three decades for his fight against white minority rule, Mandela emerged determined to use his prestige and charisma to bring down apartheid while avoiding a civil war.
"The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come,” Mandela said in his acceptance speech on becoming South Africa’s first black president in 1994.
"We will forever draw strength and inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary example of moral courage, kindness, and humility"
Rest In Peace Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
According to the latest Census figures, an estimated 46.2 million Americans were living in poverty in 2012 — a number that has remained statistically unchanged since 2010. It is clear that our policies and programs addressing poverty have not kept pace with the growing needs of millions of Americans.
Since 1981, Diaspora Community Services has been committed to providing services and programs designed to confront poverty head-on, create pathways out of poverty and provide opportunities for all. Our efforts are multi-disciplined: our program work shapes our policy efforts; a lot of the issues we see on the ground when working with clients and talking with people in the community end up being front and center in our policy agenda.
As the needs and concerns of the hundreds of New Yorkers we serve: low income families; Medicaid eligible individualswho struggle with chronic conditions (Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease, HIV, Hypertension, Obesity, Mental Health and Substance Abuse); at-risk youth, girls and women struggling to recover from intimate partner violence change, so do the direct services programs and advocacy of Diaspora Community Services.
In 2014, with the support and confidence of our Board of Directors and staff, Diaspora Community Services will launch important initiatives which we believe are designed to break the cycle of poverty, directly impact and empower the communities we serve in Brooklyn. The new programs are:
Techs For The Future: In response to an increase in the number of young men requesting supportive services and advanced learning opportunities, DCS along with four other community-based organizations will launch Techs For The Future, a workforce development initiative. Techs For The Future will serve men of color ages 18-26 who are Brooklyn New York City Housing Authority residents or formerly incarcerated individuals Participants will receive IT job training, technology education, financial literacy, internships, academic reinforcement, career readiness and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Women’s Empowerment Program: As long-time providers of supportive services for girls and women, we know that trauma or domestic violence endured on any level can negatively impact the development and empowerment of an individual. The Women’s Empowerment Program will provide referrals and resources for survivors of violence; improve knowledge and skills for the development of healthy intimate/familial relationships and increase community awareness and advocacy efforts for Domestic Violence prevention for immigrant and/or women of color.
What does this all mean? We are the voices for those who often have no voice. We are the advocates for those who are without the skills to stand up and fight for themselves. We are the families that we serve. We need your support.
Please visit our website at www.diasporacs.org to find out more about our programs and donate to support our work.
Check out our Fall Fete pictures.
Diaspora Community Services held there 5th annual Fall Fete at the Union Square Ballroom in Manhattan. The night was filled with raffle prizes, delicious food, a silent auction and fun casino games. Honorees for the night included Ms. Dorthy Farley , Vice President of Social Services at the Community Healthcare Network and Dr. Pierre Arty, Clinical Medical Services at St. Vincent’s Services.
Bill DeBlasio wins New York City mayoral race!
Diaspora’s Director of Programs and Training, Saeeda Dunston with mayor Bill DeBlasio, and Executive Director, Carine Jocelyn
Ten years ago, Saundra learned she was HIV positive. Struggling with crippling anxiety and depression, she refused to disclose her HIV status - even
to her family.
After undergoing medical treatment for Hepatitis C last year, Saundra’s mental and physical condition further deteriorated. She finally decided to seek help through Diaspora Community Service’s Women’s Supportive Services (WSS) program. With the help of WSS staff and the support of her peers, Saundra has channeled her experience as a source of empowerment and strength.
She has since disclosed her HIV status to her family and with their support, she has now completed the Hepatitis C treatment.
Today, Saundra attends college and hopes to one day become an advocate for the Latino community. She credits Diaspora Community Services for getting her back on track and motivating her to take charge of her future.