ARTS PROGRAM AT LANGSTON HUGHES LIBRARY
(October 19-December 14, 2017, 4-6 PM)
The Queens Museum in partnership with the Queens Public Library is offering a unique afterschool program for middle schoolers at the nearby Langston Hughes Libary (100-01 Northern Blvd). Students will explore cultural storytelling through expression of personal identity. To learn more and to register, download this flyer: Matisse After School Program,
or contact [email protected]
Lead poisoning is a serious environmental health hazard facing children in the United States. Recent research shows there is no safe blood lead level (BLL). Children born outside the U.S. are overrepresented among children with Environmental Intervention Blood Lead Levels (EIBLLs) in NYC. While peeling lead paint in older homes is the most common source of exposure for NYC children born in the United States, lead containing imported products are often identified as a exposure source among foreign born children. Imported products containing lead include: pottery, health remedies/herbal medicine products, cosmetics, food, spices, jewelry and novelty items. Help reduce lead exposure in your community by getting involved in National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW).
ELMHURST COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
The mission of the Elmhurst Community Partnership is to support and empower children and families in the Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Corona communities. They connect families to support services in order to keep children safe and strengthen the whole family. The Elmhurst Community Partnership also bridges the gap between child care, Head start, and community-based preventive services. They recruit and support foster families in the community, create enhanced visitation for families with children in foster care in their community. They also participate in family conferences to offer support and resources for both children and parents, develop relationships with schools to educate children and families on different resources and services available. In addition, they hold community informational sessions with legitimate immigration organizations to prevent the community from being victims of fraud or scam. The Elmhurst Community Partnership believes it takes a community to raise a child. If you have any questions or are in need of assistance, contact Jessica Chacha 718-523 6868 ext. 244, or email [email protected].