Monthly Archives: February 2010

Free Tax Filing Assistance in Sunset Park

From now until mid-April, the Center’s Community Service Program is offering free tax filing assistance. This is a great opportunity for convenient income tax filing and getting advice from a tax expert.

This free service is available to individual filers who made less than $18,000, and to those filing jointly or claiming dependents who earned less than $50,000 in 2009.

To make an appointment, contact the program site at (718) 492-3585. The office is located at 5505 4th Avenue in Brooklyn. Tax filing is available Monday through Thursday from 12 to 7pm, and Saturdays from 9am to 5pm.

Follow this link for a complete list of free tax filing locations in the five boroughs.

It is very important to have all required documentation to be able to complete the filing process. These documents include: Continue reading

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Funding Cuts for Youth Programs to Have Severe Impact in Sunset Park

The Governor’s proposed state budget for the 2011 fiscal year includes an $11 million funding cut for the Advantage After School Program and the elimination of  NY State funding for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

These cuts would have a huge impact in Sunset Park: the Advantage After School Program provides funding for three of the Center’s school-based youth programs, including PS 1, PS 503/PS 506 and MS 136/MS 821. The Summer Youth Employment Program supports over 1,300 summer jobs for teens each year, including hundreds of counselor positions that are essential to the neighborhood’s free summer day camp programs. Continue reading

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