- Zoning 101 Workshop on Tuesday, June 23rd
- Open House for Childcare Workers on Wednesday, June 24th
- RESCHEDULED: Using Social Media to Expand Your Business Online Workshop
- Affordable Rental Housing Workshop on Wednesday, June 17th
- Using Social Media to Expand Your Business Online Workshop on Thursday, May 21st – CANCELLED
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Note: Originally to be held on May 21st.
UPDATE: We regret to inform you that this workshop has been cancelled because the speaker is ill. We apologize for the inconvenience.
CGA invites you to join us on Thursday, May 28, 2015 for our 44th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Reception.
We will honor Sohne Brothers Real Estate Development with the Corporate Leadership Award; Rachel Demarest Gold, Esq., Deputy Commissioner and Special Counsel at the New York State Department of Labor, with the Public Service Award; and Dog Day Cyclery with the Small Business Leadership Award. All of our distinguished honorees share the same passion and commitment to enhance the quality of life for the residents in our communities.
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Doing some spring cleaning and don’t know what to do with your old clothes?
Good news! CGA is partnering with Wearable Collections to hold a clothing drive during the Red Hook Earth Day Fair this Saturday, April 25th at the NYCHA Farm at Red Hook Houses (located at 8 Wolcott Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231). Stop by our table from 1-4PM and drop off your clothing, shoes, and textiles for reuse!
Please note that Wearable Collections accepts clean and dry clothing, paired shoes, linens, handbags, belts, and other reusable textiles. They do not accept scraps, rugs, carpeting, pillows, comforters, or luggage.
Hope to see you all drop by on Saturday to enjoy this fun event!
CGA and the Brooklyn Law School’s Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) are partnering to bring CUBE’s Consultation Center, a free legal clinic for small businesses, to Southwest Brooklyn. The collaboration, CUBE’s first with a Brooklyn-based community development organization, will launch April 16, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the CGA Training Center located at 201 Columbia Street. During the Legal Clinic, attorneys who are Brooklyn Law School alums will provide free one-on-one legal consultations to small businesses and nonprofits with assistance from current Brooklyn Law School students. Topics covered will range from entity formation, intellectual property issues, licensing, permitting, to contracts and leases.
“The Consultation Center is a welcome addition to the array of resources CGA already provides local businesses, including our Entrepreneur Assistance Workshop Series, One-on-One Counseling, and Merchant Association organizing,” said Vilma Heramia, CGA Executive Director. “Expanding these services is critical to strengthening the vibrant community of local businesses and homegrown entrepreneurs in Southwest Brooklyn.”
“We are excited to be working with CGA to support low-income entrepreneurs in Red Hook, Sunset Park, and beyond,” said Ted De Barbieri, Assistant Professor of Clinical Law and Counsel to Brooklyn Law School’s CUBE. “The ability to access quality legal services is critical to starting a small business or nonprofit. Brooklyn Law School alums and students are here to support Brooklyn’s best resource—our budding entrepreneurs.”
Interested participants can register for the 30-minute consultation by contacting CGA at (718)243-9301 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Women and minority owned businesses based in Southwest Brooklyn are strongly encouraged to inquire.
In the spirit of the Holiday Season, the Board and Staff of Carroll Gardens Association, Inc. would like to take a moment and thank you for your continued support in 2014. Because of your financial contributions, volunteer work, and advocacy, we have been able to strengthen our commitment to grassroots economic organizing and affordable housing development in Southwest Brooklyn. Reflecting on this year, we are proud to celebrate our many accomplishments, including:
- Educating and training over 350 local residents through our computer courses, affordable housing seminars, and small business workshops
- Showcasing our vibrant community with the 6th Annual Fall Festival and 8th Annual Tree Lighting, drawing over 1,500 residents
- Maintaining and improving 150 units of affordable housing for 375 low income residents
- Spearheading the renewal of the Columbia Waterfront District Merchant Association
- Joining the 421-A Reform Campaign, a broad-based coalition of housing and community development agencies organizing for citywide policy that ensures development of real affordable housing
Looking ahead towards 2015 we are excited to broaden our work with new initiatives including:
- Developing the first worker cooperative incubator in Red Hook, allowing us to support employee ownership opportunities for low income and immigrant residents
- Planning and development of affordable housing in Red Hook and Southwest Brooklyn
- Growing an inclusive local economy by supporting homegrown entrepreneurs through an expanded workshop series
- Joining the fight for sustainable affordable housing in our communities by being members of the New York City Community Land Trust Initiative
We are grateful for your continued support and look forward to deepening our connections in 2015. Thank you and happy holidays!