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New Training Pathway For Immigrant New Yorkers To Enter Health Care Field

The New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) recently announced the launch of the Bilingual Medical Assistant Training Program which provides tailored training to immigrant New Yorkers with limited English proficiency.

 

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City Closing 5 More Of Its Renewal Schools, Including 3 In Bronx

The city plans to close five of New York's renewal schools by the end of the academic year — three in The Bronx and two in Brooklyn, according to the Department of Education....
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Gov. Cuomo's College Tuition Proposal

Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Gov. Cuomo's College Tuition Proposal:...
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Upcoming Workshops & Events At Harlem Business Alliance

Please take a look at Harlem Business Alliance's upcoming workshops and events....
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BP Diaz & Hip-Hop Legend Fat Joe Deliver New Computers To P.S. 146

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined with hip-hop superstar and Bronx native Fat Joe to announce the donation of new computers to the students at P.S. 146—Edward Collins, Fat Joe’s alma mater, in time for the holiday season. The donation was made in memory Fat Joe’s sister, Lisa Cartegena, who was also a graduate of the school....
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BP Diaz Co-Hosts Youth Chess Challenge With AT&T And Chess In The Schools

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., AT&T and Chess in the Schools co-hosted a youth chess tournament for Bronx students at the Andrew Freedman Home on the Grand Concourse....
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BP Diaz & Hip-Hop Legend Fat Joe Deliver New Computers To P.S. 146

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined with hip-hop superstar and Bronx native Fat Joe to announce the donation of new computers to the students at P.S. 146—Edward Collins, Fat Joe’s alma mater, in time for the holiday season. The donation was made in memory Fat Joe’s sister, Lisa Cartegena, who was also a graduate of the school....
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Growing Up NYC Digital Platform Is One-Stop Hub For Parents & Caregivers To Access City Services, Programs & Events Available To Children & Families

Launched back in October by First Lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery, the Growing Up NYC digital platform's primary functions is to give parents and caregivers a rundown of constructive events happening in each borough based on their child’s age. The platform would be particularly helpful during winter recess when parents will be left with the task of finding fun and constructive ways to keep kids occupied....
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Bronx Borough President Diaz Hosts "Chess In The Schools" Tournament

On Tuesday, December 20, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will welcome over 200 students, grades 3-8, from Bronx public schools to the Andrew Freedman Home to compete in the Bronx Borough President’s Chess Challenge. ...
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Alhassan Susso Named In Top 50 Shortlist For $1M Global Teacher Prize 2017

Alhassan Susso, from the International Community High School in Bronx, has been included in the top 50 shortlist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2017....
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Jeffrey Mejia Receives New York City Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Scholarship

Berkeley College scholar-athlete Jeffrey Mejia, 20, of Bronx, NY, celebrated on Friday, December 2, when he received a $2,000 scholarship from the New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NYCHCC) at Maestro’s Caterers in Bronx....
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Edgar Gomez, MD, Received The Adjunct Faculty Of The Year Award

Edgar Gomez, MD, Medical Assistant program, Berkeley College School of Health Studies, received the Adjunct Faculty of the Year award during a dinner reception held at Battery Gardens on November 3, 2016, in Manhattan, NY....
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Roberta Seret's FILMeds

Students are used to typica l classroom routine. They go from lesson to lesson throughout the day, from one form of text to another. It is easy for students to become mentally lost while staring at yet another sea of words during their day at school....
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First Annual Gear Up For The Future Youth Event

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, Morris Heights Health Center, in partnership with Affinity Health Plan, heldthe first annual “Gear-Up for the Future” Youth Eventat Bronx Community College (BCC)....
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Gear Up For The Future

Morris Heights Health Center, in partnership with Affinity Health Plan, is proud to announce the first annual “Gear-Up for the Future” Youth Event, scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Bronx Community College (BCC), located at 2155 University Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453....
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Sixty Visually Impaired Students (K-6) March Proudly

In celebration of White Cane Day, 60 visually impaired or blind students (kindergarten through 6TH grade) at the New York Institute for Special Education (NYISE) will take to the streets as they proudly sport their canes and hold posters....
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FC Barcelona Foundation Debuted Its FutbolNet NY Program

The FC Barcelona Foundation debuted its FutbolNet New York program at M.S. 129 in Bronx....
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Kia Mahootian, A Bronx Teen, Won The National Young Heroes Award

Kia Mahootian, a Bronx resident, is a rising senior at New Exploration into Science, Technology and Math High School (P.S. 539) in Manhattan....
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"Rocking The Boat" Visits Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) welcomed 15 students from "Rocking The Boat" to experience environmental and boat building career opportunities....
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These Bronx Students Share What It Means To Be A Global Citizen

Last Friday, Global Citizen attended Career Day at M.S. 223 The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology in South Bronx....
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Nearly 50 Low-Income NYC Parents Have Earned Certificates Allowing Them To Work In Early Head Start Programs

Today, the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) announced that nearly 50 parents of children enrolled in ACS Head Start have earned their Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate through a program launched by the City in 2016, allowing them to work with children in the EarlyLearn Early Head Start and Head Start programs.
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Two Lehman College Choruses Now Accepting New Members

Here is some good news for aspiring and seasoned vocalists alike: two Lehman College choruses are accepting new members for the spring semester.
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Four Years Later: HBCU Advocacy In New York

In December 2014, I finished the first half of my undergraduate freshmen. I was studying African and African American Studies at Claflin University.
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Lehman English Professor Siraj Ahmed To Receive Prestigious MLA Award

Lehman College English professor Siraj Ahmed is the recipient of the Modern Language Association of America’s 26th annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies for his book “The Archaeology of Babel: The Colonial Foundation of the Humanities.”
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. & AT&T Host Annual Chess Challenge

Earlier today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., AT&T and Chess in the Schools co-hosted the Bronx Borough President’s Annual Chess Challenge at the Bronx County Building’s Veterans’ Memorial Hall.
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Five Ways To Protect Your Private Information Online

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today shared five ways for taxpayers to protect their private information online.
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BP Diaz Hosts “Fathers & Youth In Unity” Community Conversation

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Bronx Fathers Taking Action co-hosted “Fathers & Youth in Unity,” a community conversation on a variety of issues surrounding fatherhood and youth in Bronx and across the five boroughs.
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Bronx Students To Speak With Astronaut Aboard Space Station

NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, currently orbiting Earth as part of the International Space Station’s Expedition 57 crew, will answer questions from students at Bronx’s University Prep Charter High School at 11:05 a.m. EST Friday, November 16.
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“As I Continue To Beat The Drum For HBCUs”

My name is Dennis Richmond, Jr. and I am the 23-year-old Founder and Director of The New York - New Jersey Historically Black College and University Initiative.
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BP Diaz Calls For Changes To School Tech Regulations

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is calling for urgent amendments to Directive 10, an out-of-date set of rules that prevents city public schools from purchasing portable technology such as such as Apple iPads, Google Chromebooks, Samsung Galaxy Tablets and Amazon Kindles.

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