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Community at Abyssinian Baptist Church

Abyssinian has always been a church whose presence extends beyond the church walls out into its Harlem neighborhood and the broader community. "Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples." – John 13:35

In the Community

ARTS & CULTURE

Church Ladies Book CoverChurch Ladies Explores Black History

See Abyssinian, Harlem, and Black America through the eyes of women of the black church in CHURCH LADIES: Untold Stories of Harlem Women in the Powell Era by our own, Dr. Martia Goodson. In this book, more than a dozen Abyssinian women talk about their church lives during the 1920-1970 era, and their struggles against Jim Crow alongside their pastor, congressman, and confidant, Reverend Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

Available in the Abyssinian Lobby Bookstore, and via bookstore.authorhouse.com.

Book Purchase & Signing Events for “Church Ladies:  May 1st, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at The Alma Rangel Gardens, 55 West 137th Street. Buy book and have it signed by author, Dr. Martia Goodson. Event will also pay tribute to Church Ladies narrators, Deacon Peter Holden and Grace L. Jones.

May 5th and 6th , 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, stop by Harlem Barbershops: Jackson’s, Denny Moe’s, Big Russ, Brownstone, Levels 125, and Fig’s, to purchase Church Ladies, and have it signed by Dr. Goodson.

 

Lupita Nyongo-EclipsedLupita Nyong’o on Broadway in Eclipsed

ECLIPSED, the new play by Danai Gurira, directed by Liesl Tommy, and starring Academy Award-winner, Lupita Nyong’o, runs for Limited Engagement Performances beginning February 23, 2016.

Tickets – $89/$69/$59 with code ECTALL1123 (reg.$146/$99/$77), visit www.telechargeoffers.com or call 212.947.8844, Golden Theatre Box Office, 252 West 45th Street between 7th & 8th Ave.

Discounts for groups of 10+ call 646.467.7393.

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Donate Your Airline Miles to the Aby Fund

Donate your points/miles to the Abyssinian Fund.  Your gift will enable the Abyssinian Fund travel to Ethiopia to engage our farmers and bring Ethiopia staff members to New York City to meet Aby Fund supporters and friends.

EDUCATION

Computer Resources, Training Available

New York City Parks Computer Resource Centers serve over 6,000 New Yorkers per week at 32 locations with over 500 open access hours per week and over 200 creative workshops, classes and certification opportunities at 24 locations! Join a class for free by calling 212.255.3066 or emailing crc@parks.nyc.gov for general senior, adult and youth programming.

Contact recyouth@parks.nyc.gov for teen programming.

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Job Training Program Assists Veterans in Transition

The Community Training & Employment Resources Center (CTER) present a program designed to help veterans, members of the National Guard, and the Reserve transition to civilian employment. This program consists of job training and placement. Trainings take place in lower Manhattan. Qualified individuals are:

  • 19-54 years old who are honorably discharged post – 9/11
  • Available to attend orientation and all classroom-training sessions
  • Willing to conduct a systematic job search after completing training

Contact CTER at 1.800.385.2837 or visit cterny.org by August 31st to learn more about the program and registration process.

HEALTH SERVICES

Wheeling Forward Aids Recently Disabled

Wheeling Forward is a non-profit that helps recently disabled people who lack a support system and resources, to obtain the services they need. Wheeling Forward helps them navigate the health and social service systems on the way to an active life in the community.

For more information about their services, to donate, or volunteer, visit www.wheelingforward.org.

YOUTH

YOTM After School Progam

 Youth On The Move offers a 2015-16 Afterschool program for youth ages 6-17. Our programs include math tutoring, literacy workshops, cooking, app building, engineering, art, test prep, and homework help.

We will hold two sessions: Weekdays: 3:30-5:00 PM and 5:30-7:00PM. Saturday classes to be held from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Scholarships available.

Teacher Applications: Youth On The Move is also taking applications for individuals qualified to teach in the After school program, as well as professionals who are proficient in supporting students with completing high school & college applications, test prep, and readiness for high school and college.

Positions are ongoing and throughout 2015-16 academic year.

To apply to be a participant or tutor, contact: Elijah Brooks, Executive Director at 212.491.1092

Yvonne Thevenot, Assistant Director

201.978.9500 | thevenot@usc.edu

ADC YouthBuild:  Workforce Development for those Aged 17-24

ADC YouthBuild: Are you between the ages of 17 and 24?  Do you want your GED? Looking for a career, but need skills? Need help figuring out your next steps? The Abyssinian Development Corporation’s ADC YOUTHBUILD may be just what you are looking for! We offer the opportunity to learn a skilled trade in Construction, Health Care or Customer Service while you study to pass the new GED exam (HSE). Gain experience, improve your outlook on life, make our community a better place, all at NO COST to YOU!

The Abyssinian Development Corporation’s Workforce Development programs give Harlem young adults the skills and resources needed to increase their economic self-sufficiency and become competitive applicants in today’s job market.

How to apply:

Walk in: Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM or
Thursday – Friday, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Call: 646-230-0578 or 0579