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Information from Senator Biaggi

Here are some updates and information from Senator Biaggi:

latest information from NYCHA here.

Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) Offering: The Einstein Enrichment Program (EEP) will be offering this summer a three-week free course to prepare students to take the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). In addition, students will be exposed to science classes, lab experiments, group counseling and high school readiness activities. The program will be offered virtually. Program dates are July 6th to July 23rd and will take place virtually. 

  • Eligibility requirements as with all STEP programs: NYS resident at least the last 12 months, member of an ethnic or racial group historically underrepresented in the licensed professions OR economically disadvantaged.  In addition, their EEP program requirements include students who are currently living and attending school in the Bronx in either the 6th or 7th grade.

  • The deadline to apply is Friday, June 5th. You may contact the EEP office at 718-430-4166 if you have questions or need further information.

Community Resources and Events:

  • NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and The Legal Aid Society are hosting Tenants Rights Information Sessions. Hear from housing experts and ask them questions like: What does the NYS Eviction Moratorium really mean? Has it been extended? Is Housing Court hearing cases? What if I can’t pay my rent? You can RSVP here or call (212) 669-4466. Interpretation will be provided. The sessions are as follows: 

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 11:00 am

  • El Contralor de la ciudad de Nueva York, Scott M. Stringer y The Legal Aid Society le invitan a participar de Sesión Informativa Sobre Derechos de Inquilinos. Escuche la opinión de los expertos en vivienda y formule sus preguntas: Puede obtener información sobre la moratoria sobre desalojos del estado de Nueva York y si se ha extendido. Además información relacionada al tribunal de vivienda y que pasa si no puede pagar la renta. El evento será vía Zoom. Para confirmar su asistencia, visite aquí. Se le proporcionará el enlace cuando confirme su asistencia o llame al (212) 669-4466. Se ofrecerán servicios de interpretación.Tendremos las siguientes sesiones:

  • ​​​​​​​Miércoles 10 de junio de 2020 a las 7:00 pm

  • Martes 16 de junio de 2020 a las 11:00 am

  • The Bronx Museum of the Arts' Teen Council has organized an exhibition of teen art at the Museum. This year, we're taking the exhibition online! Starting Thursday, June 4th, “Reverse Reverse” will be up on their website, portraying teen artists' experiences, memories of, and nostalgia for the last two decades.

  • Include NYC will be hosting special education attorneys Steve J. Alizio and Justin B. Shane  on Thursday, June 4th at 5PM to discuss the rights of students with disabilities and their parents during this time and strategies on how to ensure those rights are respected. Register for the workshop here. For individual questions, call our Help Line at 212-677-4660 or fill out a Help Request Form

  • The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection has created a joint letter template that you can fill out and mail (required by federal law) so debt collectors can’t contact you until the State of Emergency in New York City has ended. More information can be found here.

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