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Executive Director
  •  Friends of Marcy Houses is searching for a new Executive Director.  You can find our job posting on Indeed or Idealist.
Interns
  • Minimum of an enrollment in a bachelor’s degree in human services, criminal justice program or related
    field and experience in social service delivery.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and work weekly providing case management services with diverse populations.
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities and work effectively with people in crisis and resistant populations within defined boundaries.
  • Working knowledge of computers, databases, and internet search.
  • Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish (highly desired) and the ability to communicate well (written & verbal)
  • Attend organizational and community-based meetings as required
  • Create and manage client files according to agency policy and procedure.
  • Assist with informational forums within the community and with community partners.
  • Assist in the training and orientation of volunteers, and interns as requested. Other duties assigned.

Send your resume to cfoster@friendsofmarcyhouses.org 

Community Liason
  • Collaborate with FoMH staff, school leadership and other local stakeholders to build a model where adequate community resources are directed towards children ages 10-14 and their families, in the service of enhancing achievement.
  • Community Liaison work in a team structure, where they collaborate every day to meet children’s’ needs and to learn from one another. Instructors and other staff members work together to make Marcy Houses a safe and positive space for our children and families, and this collaboration is built into the daily life of the families.
  • Manage the partnership with the schools, politicians, precincts, community board, other CBO’s to ensure all opportunities are connected strategically and effectively.
  • Develop, deepen and coordinate community partnerships with varied community based organizations and service providers to meet the identified needs of students, families, and the school.
  • Participate in the data collection, management and analysis on student outcomes, and use data regularly for continuous improvement of the program model.
  • Plan and lead Town Halls and Community partnership meetings, and other formal gatherings for planning and community input (including evenings and weekends).
  • Build positive and trusting relationships with students that affirm their strengths and support their growth.
  • Create, disseminate and promote a calendar of services and activities to be provided in the program, including activities and services during evenings, weekends and in the summer.
  • Engage families and caregivers in supporting the education of their children and the ways in which academic outcomes are enhanced by serving the social-emotional and personal development needs of the child.
  • Manage record-keeping related to the program’s deliverables. 

Send your resume to cfoster@friendsofmarcyhouses.org

Friends of Marcy Houses
148 Columbia Heights, Garden Apt.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Dominique Bravo

Dominique Bravo was born in Los Angeles to parents from Peru. Dominique is an attorney and advocate for social and racial justice with three decades of counseling and representing community and arts organizations.  

 

Dominique currently serves as the Associate Executive Director of the Center on Race, Law and Justice at Fordham Law School.  Dominique previously served as General Counsel of the Roosevelt Institute, a think tank and college campus network that seeks to carry forward the legacy and values of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.  She founded and directed Pathways to Apprenticeship, a non-profit workforce development agency that assists low-income people — and in particular, the formerly incarcerated — to access apprenticeship opportunities in the union construction industry. She previously served as General Counsel to the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.  

 

In addition to her work with Marcy Houses, Dominique also currently serves as pro bono counsel for children seeking asylum with the Safe Passage Project, a non-profit legal clinic.  Dominique also serves as President of the board of American Oversight, a nonpartisan, nonprofit ethics watchdog law firm in Washington D.C., that focuses on litigation involving the Freedom of Information Act. She is also a member of the board of St Ann’s Warehouse, a performing arts institution in Brooklyn, New York.  Dominique is also President and General Counsel of Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance, a dance and drumming studio and performance space she co-founded in Brooklyn.  

 

Dominique previously served on a number of other boards of directors for other social service and arts organizations throughout New York City and was a member of Community Board 6 in Brooklyn.  She received her J.D. from Northeastern School of Law and her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.  Dominique has lived in Brooklyn for the past thirty years, and she and her husband, Eric Sloan, have raised three children in Brooklyn.