FUREE In the Media

Brooklyn Youth Mobilize To Expand Jobs Program

CITY LIMITS - Brooklyn Bureau, 06/28/2013 -

Isaiah Phillip, a Brooklyn youth who has been looking for work for a few years, is worried. “In certain times you’re going to wonder, ‘If I can’t get this job how am I going to support myself when it’s time…to leave the house?’ I’m already predicting a future that isn’t going to end well. And that scares me.” Read more »

Campaigns: FUREEous Youth

NYC Mayoral Forum on Affordable Neighborhoods

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: 

Calvary/St. George’s Church – 4 Rutherford Pl. (East of 3rd Ave btwn 16th & 17th Sts (Manhattan)

Will our next mayor fight for tenants or greedy landlords and developers?

Our communities need real solutions to the affordable housing crisis and the wannabe mayors need to know we mean business!

Join FUREE, hundreds of fellow tenants, and our coalition partners at the Our City, Our Homes Mayoral Forum to learn more about each of the candidates affordable housing plans and how they will fight for us.  Read more »

Campaigns: Voter Engagement

Candidates Forum for the 35th City Council District

When: Friday, June 28, 2013 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: 

Brown Memorial Fellowship Hall - 484 Washington Ave.

(Gates Ave. entrance between Waverly Ave. and Washington Ave., Brooklyn)

In this critical election year, we can’t afford to miss opportunities to make our issues known and make the candidates work for our vote. 

Do you have questions? Come get answers!  Join FUREE and our friends at the Brown Community Development Corporation for this special event to hear each candidate’s responses to tough questions about issues like jobs, housing and access to services.

Confirmed candidates as of 6/12: Olanike Alabi, Laurie Cumbo, Ede Fox, Frank R. Hurley and Jelani Mashariki. Read more »

Campaigns: Voter Engagement

ACTION ALERT: Good Jobs for Youth - Press Conference

When: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm

As our elected officials gather to discuss the Mayor's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2014, FUREEous Youth will stand toe-to-toe demanding funding for youth jobs and to push for other concrete policy changes from our newly released report, The Struggle Report: Findings and Recommendations by NYC Youth for New York Job Development Programs.

Can you join us on the steps of City Hall to support our youth?
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Campaigns: FUREEous Youth

FUREE at the Beyond Resilience Conference

When: Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Join FUREE and other public housing groups for the Preserving and Expanding Low-Cost Housing: Strengths and Vulnerabilities in New York City’s Public Housing Developments Session at the Beyond Resilience Conference.

FUREE at the 2013 Left Forum

When: Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:50pm

FUREE is participating in Read more »

Candidates Meet & Greet for City Council Districts 35 & 36, Brooklyn District Attorney and Brooklyn Borough President!

When: Monday, May 20, 2013 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: 

Sanders Studios, 525 Waverly Avenue (between Fulton & Atlantic Avenues) in Brooklyn

2013 City-wide Elections are less than 4 months away! What does that mean for our communities? What does it mean for housing, jobs and justice? Get your concerns addressed and your questions answered!

Join the Brown Community Development Corporation, the Brooklyn Movement Center and Families United for Racial & Economic Equality (FUREE)** on Monday, May 20th to talk directly with the candidates!
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Campaigns: Voter Engagement

Lawsuits, Battles & Parties... Oh My! - May 2013 Newsletter

Bloomberg Says Cutback, Youth Say Fight Back!

It's that time of year again! The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. The trees are blossoming. And Bloomberg has put forth the last budget proposal of his final term in office.

Not surprising, the Mayor is attempting to balance the city's budget on the backs of young people, by cutting millions in funding for youth and children services. That ain't right! Read more »

FUREE Joins Unions & Electeds in Lawsuit to Stop City Point Project

On May 1st, FUREE joined allied unions and elected officials as the lead petitioners in a lawsuit challenging Downtown Brooklyn's largest development project.  The lawsuit represents an escalation in the community-labor joint effort to win good jobs and fair development at City Point. Read more »

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