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The first NELP Financial Empowerment Workshop in partnership with Barclays is on June 28th from 6:00 – 7:30pm at Rise New York! In this Personal Finance 101 session we will be covering: designing a personal budget, understanding credit & credit cards, and choosing the right bank account.

This FREE session is open to all New Yorkers looking to better understand their financial situation, but space is limited and registration is required! To register, please call NELP at 212-382-6633.
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Financial Empowerment Workshop: Personal Finance 101

June 28, 2017, 6:00pm - June 28, 2017, 6:30pm

The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) is hosting a free three-part Financial Empowerment series to provide New Yorkers with the tools they need to move toward financial independence. This ...

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At long last the 2017 New York City Bar Chorus Benefit Concert is tomorrow! Join us at 7:00pm at the New York City Bar Association for an exciting program of musical theater, pop, R&B, classical, world and jazz tunes— in addition to one of the first NYC performances of the official Hamilton choral medley.

Proceeds will benefit the Chorus and the City Bar Fund, the New York City Bar Association's 501(c)3. Suggested donation: $20 (adults) / $10 (seniors, students and children), tax-deductible and payable at the door.
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Join us on 6/27 at the New York City Bar Association for a panel on Assisting Victims of Discriminatory Harassment

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Christin M. Damiano, Coordinating Attorney for the Anti-Harassment Project, City Bar Justice Center
Antony Gemmell, Staff Attorney, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
Afaf Nasher, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations New York
Michael Silverman, Supervising Attorney, New York City Commission on Human Rights
Suzanne Tomatore, Co-Director, Immigrant Justice Project, City Bar Justice Center
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If you know any young person who wants to earn a high school diploma while working on an internship, JVL Wildcat Academy may be for you! Transfer applications are available for September admission.

We offer a safe, welcoming, non-violent environment for all. Participate in student activities, trips, team sports, college visits, etc. while going to classes & working a 20-hour per week internship on alternate weeks:

• Work in our IT Dept or hone your journalism, computer graphics or photography skills with the school Yearbook.

• Sample the work world with assignments in retail, health care, fighting hunger, manufacturing, office support, animal care & welfare, community development, law & criminal justice, education, marketing & business, etc.

• Or learn about the restaurant business at our in-house culinary program.

You must have previously attended high school to transfer.

Lottery applications are now being accepted for September 2017 admission.

For students with more than 20 credits, call our Battery Place campus Admissions at 212-209-6006, write us at or drop by for an application (17 Battery Place, first floor, corner of West St).

All other students call our Hunts Point campus Admissions at 212-209-6119, write us at or come in for an application (1239 Lafayette Ave, corner of Barretto St).

Or download an application on the website:
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  • JusticeCtrNewsConsult with a reputable immigration attorney now re: other possible options to stay in the U.S. legally. (4/4) - posted on 19/07/2017 11:55:23
  • JusticeCtrNewsBecause Haitian TPS may not be extended again, recipients should prepare to return to Haiti in the event it is not extended. (3/4) - posted on 19/07/2017 11:55:15
  • JusticeCtrNewsand request a new Employment Authorization Document. You must re-register before July 24, 2017. (2/4) - posted on 19/07/2017 11:55:02
  • JusticeCtrNewsHAITIAN TPS: TIME TO RE-REGISTER - #HaitianTPS has been extended through January 22, 2018, but ONLY for beneficiaries who re-register (1/4) - posted on 19/07/2017 11:54:50
  • JusticeCtrNewsTOMORROW: Free #estateplanning seminar in Spanish in Woodside, NY- - posted on 12/07/2017 12:08:07