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Application for New CEC Elected PEP Member

As a result of changes to New York State Education Law, a new position has been created on the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) beginning in July 2020. This new PEP member will be elected by the 32 Community Education Council presidents. To be eligible to apply, you must have a child currently attending a New York City public school; experience with the New York City public school system, especially as a parent leader and/or advocate is a plus.

If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application linked below and submit it to the Office of Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) at by June 26, 2020.

COVID-19 Online Grief Support Group

These online support groups provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals who have lost a loved one during the pandemic or other circumstances.

Tuesdays at 10am (English)

Tuesdays at 6pm (English)

Wednesday at 11am (Spanish)

Wednesday at 6pm (Spanish)

Please contact Ruby Garcia, LMSW to enroll: or call 718-779-2263

More Information Here

In need of immigration legal help

For a legal phone consultation, please fill out a form in English, Spanish, Arabic, Haitian Creole, or Mandarin.

Have a question? Contact Nora Melendez, Immigrant Services Support, Events Associate, at or (212) 627-2227 ext. 265. Access to immigration services

Kindergarten Information

If you applied for kindergarten for your child for the school year 2020-2021, and you received a letter please follow these steps:

  1. Accept the offer
  • If you applied online, you can accept the offer online at (you will need your user ID and password)
  • If you applied by phone or in person, you can accept the offer as follows:
  • Call 718-935-2009
  • Send an email to

2. If you have any questions:

New Educational Public Television Program

Beginning Monday, May 4, the new educational public television program for young learners will air weekdays at 11:00AM EST on THIRTEEN

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced the launch of Let’s Learn NYC!, a new educational public television program produced by the WNET Group in partnership with the New York City Department of Education (DOE) featuring lessons for children in 3K through second grade that will supplement remote learning.

Job Posts

  • NYC hiring 1,000 Contact Tracers Immediately to help trace, isolate and support all New Yorkers with confirmed COVID-19. For more information, including required skills, go to

Temporary Opportunities Available:

TLC: As a part of the GetFoodNYC deliver program, Drivers can sign-up at to deliver meals (webpage is only in English).

Seasonal Jobs at NYCHA: NYCHA is currently hiring temporary workers to assist with maintenance at our properties throughout the city. The job will last as needed throughout the spring season at a rate of $15/hour. For more info and to apply, your constituents who are NYCHA residents can contact their local NYCHA Property Management Office:

Important Information on SNAP Benefits, Unemployment and Health Benefits

If parents are undocumented but their children are U.S. Citizens, they can apply for Cash Assistance and SNAP benefits in their name.

They will consider the income of the parents and because they are unemployed, it will show that the children are also affected financially.

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Children of more essential workers will have access to Regional Enrichment Centers:

Learn More:

Questions about immigration and public benefits, call the free, confidential ActionNYC hotline at 1-800-354-0365, or call 311 and say “Public Charge” to access timely and trusted information and connections to legal help.

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, helps people with limited income buy food. Benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM card and accepted at most grocery stores. Some immigrants may be eligible for the program. Online application and renewal can be done via the ACCESS HRA website. For further information, visit the website call HRA's Infoline at 718-557-1399.
  • SNAP recipients can shop online for groceries at Amazon, Shoprite, or Walmart. Be sure to confirm that an online store delivers to your home address. Visit the HRA website.

SafeLink Wireless Free Phone and Limited Minutes Service

Access to free phone service

SafeLink Wireless®

SAFELINK WIRELESS® is a program provided by TracFone Wireless, Inc. serving eligible households. To participate in the SAFELINK WIRELESS® service, certain eligibility requirements must be met, which are set by each State where the service is provided. These requirements are based on a person’s participation in state, Federal support programs, or by meeting the Income Poverty Guidelines as defined by the U.S. Government. SAFELINK WIRELESS® service is limited to one person per household.