Incoming Freshmen Orientation
Hello New KAPPA Students! If you missed our incoming freshmen orientation on June 17th and 18th, you can view the recordings here.
See the attached flyer from the NYC Department of Education!
Interested in finding out what primary elections are happening in your community and what candidates are running? You are invited to attend an optional information session this Friday, June 19 from 6-6:45pm. A link will be shared by text shortly before the meeting. For a sneak peek at what will be discussed see the attached document.
Here's the video from this week's town hall in which we try to make sense of what's happening in the world right now. Also included is a list of resources on how to get involved to fight systemic racism locally and nationally.
Please review this letter from the Chancellor regarding summer school.
New York State Immigration Hotline 1-800-566-7636
Immigration Advocates Resource directory for immigrants – local and national https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/
The Citizenship Project firstname.lastname@example.org Free online citizenship classes: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVIYv18LAYDQmKWQ5LfE 9-Uhk456VOX02XI3AxDZfGQvBg0Q/viewform
CUNY Citizenship Now! Remote legal services – online consultation for family-based and naturalization cases. 646-664-9400 https://www.cuny.edu/citizenshipnow
Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) Recovery Global community of mutual-support groups. 212-631-1198 Online meetings at: https://www.smartrecovery.org/community https://www.smartrecovery.org/smart-recovery-toolbox/smart-recovery-online/
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Groups for people in recovery from alcoholism. Online meetings at: https://www.smartrecovery.org/community https://www.smartrecovery.org/smart-recovery-toolbox/smart-recovery-online/
New York Intergroup Association of Alcoholics Anonymous Extension of multiple AA groups open to those in need of additional support. 212-647-1680 Online meetings at: https://www.nyintergroup.org/remote-meetings/list-of-remote-meetings-to-join/
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Groups for people in recovery from drug addiction. Online meetings at: https://newyorkna.org/covid-19-info-and-meeting-closures/
Recovery Dharma Online and phone meetings that use the principles of Buddhism to support recovery. https://recoverydharma.online/
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National helpline for people experiencing issues related to substance use and abuse 1-800-662-HELP (4357) https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) 718-557-1399 (Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-5pm) Can provide cash assistance and emergency grants for people hardest hit by COVID-19. Apply online (www.nyc.gov/accesshra). HRA is currently updating application requirements to cut down the need for in-person meetings. Once the application is submitted online people will receive updated instructions.
Financial Support for Rental Arrears through HRA 718-557-1399 (Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-5pm) If this crisis causes you to get behind on rent or you were behind on previously, you can apply for emergency cash assistance. Please note – this was a pre-existing program and due to the extraordinary circumstances of the current crisis there may be updates in the coming weeks.
Other support for rental arrears: Public Tenant Hotline – 888-744-7900 Catholic Charities Helpline – 888-744-7900 Coalition for the Homeless – 212-964-5900
Additional information about emergency financial assistance: https://unitedwaynyc.org/resources/shelter-housing
Housing Court Answers 212-962-4795 or email@example.com Assists tenants and small home owners. Can explain how to access public assistance. Hours: Monday through Friday 9am-5pm
Housing Support from NYC 718-557-1379 Assists families and refer to legal counsel for eviction, non-payment related matters etc. Hours: Monday through Friday 9am-5pm https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/legal-services-for-tenants.page for more information.
Tenant’s Rights Hotline 212-979-0611 Helps inform tenants of their rights. Please note – this line is run by volunteers and is experiencing a higher-than-average call volume. You may not get an answer or even be able to leave a message, but they note all missed calls and WILL CALL YOU BACK.
New York State TEACHS Technical assistance for schools around working with students in temporary housing. Infoline: 800-388-2014
Additional information about housing support: https://unitedwaynyc.org/resources/shelter-housing/
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