PORTSIDE NEW YORK INC wrote -
Help keep low-income teens off the street this summer.
Help give paid summer jobs to youth from Brooklyn public housing AND restore a historic ship!
PortSide must raise $16,000 by 6/30/11 to offer this opportunity.
Donors are invited to a private viewing party in September.
Why PortSide needs your help
PortSide was selected to participate in NYC's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) from the Dept. of Youth & Community Development.
SYEP pays the youth salaries ( $7.25/hour, 25 hrs/wk, July & August).
PortSide is required to fund the other expenses (supervisor, renovation tools and supplies).
The youth will work on a newly recognized historic ship!
May 2011, the tanker Mary A. Whalen was determined to be eligible to be on the National Register of Historic Places. More on her history page.
The SYEP youth will finish restoring the Captain's cabin on the tanker Mary Whalen.
Donations help restore a ship that serves the public!
On the tanker deck, we show movies, have concerts, book readings and talks.
We give ship tours to the general public and as part of professional training for college professors. We open the deck for the public to kick back and enjoy in a casual way during "TankerTime." See summer 2010 programs here.
For more information email portsidenewyork (at) gmail (dot) com
More about the restoration work here
PASS THE WORD BY PASTING THIS AROUND!