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A Visit from Commissioner Salas

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We recently had the pleasure of hosting the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and Commissioner Lorelei Salas on their Community Listening Tour. Over the course of two visits, they visited four of our highest level ESOL classes (65-75 students) to solicit input from them about how the DCA can help them tackle predatory business and workplace practice, comply with laws, build their assets and access financial assistance services. Thank you, Commissioner Salas, and thank you, DCA!

To learn more about the Department of Consumer Affairs, click here.

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NY Rising Students Share Their Expertise

After nearly one year of learning about how to be prepared for a variety of emergencies one encounters living in NYC, our New York Rising students shared their knowledge about basic preparedness with students in Class W2.  Reviewing the commonalities for a variety of “disasters,” both natural and man-made, the New York Rising students taught the W2 students about the importance of having:

1. An emergency plan in place with which the entire family is familiar.

2. Having two meeting places (one near the home and one at some distance in case the neighborhood is inaccessible).

3. Having a Go-Bag ready for each family member.

4. Keeping emergency supplies on hand and a first aid kit.

5. Knowing from where up-to-the-minute information can be obtained during an emergency.

To make your own Emergency Plan, click here!

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NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar

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The 2017 NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar is now available:

The 2017 New York City Taxi Drivers Calendar, a comedic take on the traditional pin-up, features 12 of the city’s most scintillating and good-humored yellow cab drivers.

A portion of each calendar sale will go to University Settlement, America’s oldest settlement house (1886), based in New York City and serving over 30,000 immigrant and working individuals and families every year with basic services like quality education, housing, recreation and wellness opportunities, and literacy programs.

Click here to buy it or to see inside!

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What Do the Countries in Red Have Common?

Just click on the map for a larger view:

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To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

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Free Tenants’ Rights Clinic!

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189 Allen St. on Google Maps:

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Student Orientation Begins This Week!

Student Orientation for Daytime Classes:

Wednesday, August 31, 9:00 am: Classes 0A, 2A, & ABE-1

Wednesday, August 31, 11:00 am: Classes 0P, 2P, & ABE-2

Thursday, September 1, 9:00 am: Classes 1A & 3A

Thursday, September 1, 11:00 am: Classes 1P & 3P

Student Orientation for Evening Classes:

Tuesday, September 6, 6:30 pm

Student Orientation for Weekend Classes:

Saturday, September 10, 9:30 am

To see what you’re in for, watch this video of last year’s orientation:

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