Upcoming Events Calendar

Saturday, April 11, 2015

April 13-April 17

Prison Obscura

Curated by Prison Photography editor Pete Brook, Prison Obscura is a traveling exhibition that explores an area of society that, in spite of its explosive growth, continues to exist in the shadows — the country’s prisons and jails. Presenting rarely seen vernacular, surveillance, evidentiary, and prisoner-made photographs, the exhibition sheds light on the prison industrial complex and those it confines. The works in Prison Obscura vary from aerial views of prison complexes to intimate portraits of incarcerated individuals.

Prison Obscura

Mon., April 13-Fri., April 17
The New School
66 Fifth Ave. at 13th St.
NYC

For more information, click here.

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April 14

The Art of Positive Youth Development: “Crafting Programs that Promote Positive Youth Development with Court-Involved Youth”

Please join us for the second half of our two-part symposium series on positive youth development. This event will be facilitated by the Youth Development Institute and will focus on the practical applications of the theories discussed at our March 16th symposium on the science of positive youth development. YDI has worked with agencies across the country to help them cultivate a culture, hone competencies and implement practices that promote PYD. This symposium will highlight all three through:
-Presentation of PYD framework
-Case Studies and examination of dilemmas of practice
-Practitioner led panel discussions
-Demonstration and sharing of promising strategies

The Art of Positive Youth Development: “Crafting Programs that Promote Positive Youth Development with Court-Involved Youth”

Tues., April 14
9 AM-1:30 PM
John Jay College
524 West 59th St.
New Building Second Floor Dining Room
NYC

For more information, contact Lila McDowell at 212-393-6434 or e-mail lmcdowell@jjay.cuny.edu.

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April 15

Learning the Basics of the Cash Assistance Program

Learn about the Cash Assistance (CA) program for low-income families, singles, and childless couples. The training will cover who is eligible, how the CA grant is structured, how to calculate a household’s standard of need, and how clients access the benefit. Find out how to prepare your clients for the application process and the various appointments they may be required to attend. We will also present strategies and techniques for effective advocacy practices when clients experience common barriers in applying for Cash Assistance. Target Audience: Social service and legal professionals who assist families and individuals with little or no income.

Learning the Basics of the Cash Assistance Program

Wed., April 15
9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Community Service Society
105 East 22nd St.
Conference Room 4A
NYC

Cost of workshop is $50. Online registration required at www.benefitsplus.cssny.org/home/training.

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April 16

Intimate Partner Violence: A Challenge For Community Supervision

Please join the Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College for this event which is co-sponsored by the PRI and the NYC Department of Probation. It will feature keynote speaker Dr. Louisa Gilbert, LMSW, of Columbia University’s School of Social Work, and will be moderated by NYC Probation Commissioner Ana Bermúdez. Dr. Gilbert will present IPV data from WINGS, a computerized brief intervention that addresses intimate partner violence among clients under community supervision. A panel discussion will follow moderated by Ms. Bermúdez, featuring Probation Branch Chief Brenda Davis, Virginia Lasoki of the Fortune Society, Dr. Laurie Leitch of Threshold Global Works, and Aruna Krishnakumar, LCSW, of Hetrick-Martin Institute.

Intimate Partner Violence: A Challenge For Community Supervision

Thursday, April 16
8:30-11 AM
John Jay College
New Building room 9.64

Read more and register here.

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April 27-April 30

The Fortune Arts Festival

The annual, week-long celebration of the creativity and the imagination of Fortune’s participants and partners. Includes visual arts, theater, music, digital media, spoken word, and more!

The Fortune Arts Festival

Mon., April 27-Thurs., April 30
Events at LIC Queens and West Harlem

For more information, contact John Runowicz at 347-510-3435 or e-mail jrunowicz@fortunesociety.org.

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June 25

2015 College Initiative Graduation Celebration

Please join us to celebrate the amazing achievements of our graduates and to share in their inspirational success. We will be serving dinner, so please be sure to RSVP. If you plan on bringing guests, please let us know how many.

2015 College Initiative Graduation Celebration

Thurs., June 25
6-9 PM
John Jay College
2nd Floor Dining Room
524 West 59th St.
NYC

To RSVP, e-mail mcarey@collegeinitiative.org.

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