Bilingual Commercial Driver Training

The Billingual Comemrcial Driver Training 

Is a free of cost training for advanced English Language Learners interested ina career in commercial driving.

The Program includes:

  • 2 weeks of pre-training where you will practice driving terminology and learn the content necessary for your commercial driving permit.
  • Once you've completed pre-training and secured your permit, you will be eligeble for a no-cost 4 week, full time training in Park Slope Brooklyn, that will lead to your commercial Driver's License.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 21 years or older
  • New York City Resident
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Meet all federal selective service requirements
  • currently unemployed
  • Able to pass a drug test
  • A valid N.Y.S License for at least 2 years
  • Provide an abstract from the DMV that is less than 30 days old
  • No more than 4 points or 1 suspension or convictions displayed on driving record
  • No D.U.I.'a D.W.I.'s, D.W.A.I.'s

For mor einformation, please visit or contact the :

Washignton Height's Workforce1 Career Center

516 West 181 St. 5th Floor, New York, NY 10033

by subway, take the 1 to 181st. Street

Monday- Friday, 9am-5pm

Telephone: 929-841-5059


Community Impact at Columbia University

Community Impact is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to serving disadvantaged people in the Morningside Heights, Harlem, and Washington Heights communities. Community Impact strives to advance the public good by fostering meaningful opportunities for students, staff, and faculty of Columbia University in order to provide high-quality programs and instill the importance of life-long service.

To obtain more information about the programs offered and schedule, CLICK HERE

Or call: 212-854-1492



Fifth Avenue Social Adult Day Center

A center offering social services and engaging activities to adults and seniors, as well as hot meals twice daily. The center has a game room, a library, an arts and crafts room, a computer room (which offers training) and even a hair salon!

Where:1325 5th Avenue and 112th street

New York, NY

Fresh Food Box

The Fresh Food Box program is committed to a set of principles – sustainability within our local food system, and affordable access for those who need it most. We want to provide our participants with high-quality produce from family farms for seasons to come, and to pay our staff a living wage for their important work.

How Fresh Food Box works:

  • Visit a Fresh Food Box site near you
  • Pay $14 (or $15 at workplace sites) in cash, credit/debit, EBT/SNAP, or Health Bucks for next week’s share
  • Return the following week to pick up your share containing 10-15 pounds of fresh, high-quality produce.

For a location near you, VISIT HERE.

Healthy Tip of The Week (HTW)- May 13 - May 20

One of the biggest dangers threatening seniors, especially if they live alone is the risk of fall. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) every year, millions of adults, aged 65 and older suffer a fall injury or a fall related death. These falls can result in hip fractures , dangerous bleedings, head traumas and many more injuries that are deadly to the elderly. This is especially important to the upper Manhattan community, which has a relatively high percentage of elderly in the community.

The reason seniors are at most danger of injuries due to falling and slips, either because of their medical condition or the medicine that they are taking.

Many seniors take a lot of medications for their health conditions that can cause drowsiness and so a greater chance of falling. Also, many medications like blood thinners can cause extreme bleeding if a person a falls.

There are many things we can do to protect our elderly loved ones from falls:

  • Have a caregiver or family member present at all times
  • Take medications that cause drowsiness towards bedtime to avoid falls
  • Keep living area clean and organized, free of clutter and rugs to fall over
  • Avoid living areas with stairs to avoid possible falls

By following some these tips and giving special care and attention to our elders, we can make sure they are safe from slips or falls.

Visit the CDC website for more information on falls in older adults HERE.


ParentJobNet was founded in 2004 by Pat Craddick, a New York City public school mom who saw that the public school setting was the community focal point for parents, many of whom were mothers in need of support and job resources to enable them to enter or reenter the job market. To help them get the necessary tools, she developed ParentJobNet as a school-based nonprofit organization.

Started as an internet-based resource linking parents to jobs, ParentJobNet has grown into a school-based community program founded on the premise that strengthening the economic security of parents promotes the wellbeing of their children. ParentJobNet provides parents of school-age children classes in English literacy, financial planning, computer literacy, job training/readiness, career counseling; as well as networking events, and other connections to employment opportunities and other resources.

All programs and services are offered free of charge to public school parents and caregivers with the generous support of the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, Consortium for Worker Education, New York Women's Foundation, TD Bank Foundation, government organizations, elected officials, businesses, individual donors, and the help of our family of generous community supporters.

For more information, CLICK HERE

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