April 9


Brooklyn Canarsie Lions Host College and Vocational Fair at P.S. 276

April 9, 2024

On April 6th, the Brooklyn Canarsie Lions Club hosted a College and Vocational Career Fair at P.S. 276 Louis Marshall School, located at 1070 East 83rd Street. The event catered to students grades 8-12, adult learners, returning students and veterans.

Over 100 students registered and a host of representatives from various educational institutions – including CUNY, SUNY as well as private – were present and shared information with those who might be trying to make the difficult decision of choosing a college.

Dr. Jean Joseph, president of the Brooklyn Canarsie Lions Club, said, “This College Fair gives me an extra sense of fulfillment because of its potential to create better pathways for our children. Hence our theme: Advancing My Future, which will allow all our participants today to take ownership of their career path and move forward with determined effort.”

Councilwoman Mercedes Narcisse, who is also a Brooklyn Canarsie Lion, said, “Exposing our children to events like the College and Vocational Career Fair is so important in shaping their future success and personal development. Such experiences provide invaluable opportunities for young scholars to explore various academic and career pathways.”

A performance group from Nu Omega Chi Fraternity, a community-based organization, was also in attendance and provided an amazing stroll and step dance. The group also provides support and mentorship for young men in the community.

Councilwoman Farah Louis, another Brooklyn Canarsie Lion, commended the group as “a phenomenal organization” for hosting the event and thanked the vendors for offering their time and services to the community.

The event was held in partnership with State Senator Roxanne Persaud, Assemblywoman Monique Chandler-Waterman, Councilwoman Mercedes Narcisse, Community Board 18, NYPD and Millennium Development.

Brooklyn Canarsie Lion Dr. Jean Joseph and Assemblywoman Monique Chandler-Waterman. Photo credit: Tyeast Alleyne
Brooklyn Canarsie Lion members shared information about becoming a Real Estate Agent.
Older adult checks out the Adult Education booth. Photo credit: Tyeast Alleyne
Members of Nu Omega Chi Fraternity.


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