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Free Job Training in Security and Driving for Women

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) helps jobless and working poor New Yorkers establish careers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement.

BWI was founded January 1, 2000 and is an affiliate of Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc., a South Brooklyn Community Development Corporation.

BWI's mission is to empower low- and moderate–income people by creating living-wage employment opportunities and access to career paths. BWI seeks to develop programs that counter prevailing market inequalities 

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Free Job Training in Security and Driving for Women

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) helps jobless and working poor New Yorkers establish careers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement.

BWI Was founded January 1, 2000 and is an affiliate of Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc., a South Brooklyn community development corporation.

BWI’s mission is to empower low- and moderate–income people by creating living-wage employment opportunities and access to career paths. They seek to develop programs that counter prevailing market 

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Now Recruiting: New York Drives

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) helps jobless and working poor New Yorkers establish careers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement.

BWI’s mission is to empower low- and moderate–income people by creating living-wage employment and access to career paths. BWI seeks to develop programs that counter prevailing market inequalities (especially those based on race or gender) and contribute to a broader movement for economic justice.

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Free Job Training for Commercial Drivers

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations helps jobless and working poor New Yorkers establish careers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement.

Currently BWI offers free job training programs in four industries: commercial driving, telecommunications cable installation, TV and film production, and skilled woodworking.

Red Hook on the Road (RHOR) is a free job training program at Brooklyn Workforce Innovations. RHOR helps unemployed and low-income New Yorkers start good careers in commercial driving.  

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ALLDATA: Car Repair & Maintenance

Used by professional mechanics to diagnose and repair cars & trucks sold in the United States since 1982. Get the latest TSBs (technical service bulletins) or Recall Notices for your car or one that you might be interested in purchasing.  Access OEM wiring diagrams, maintenance tables, diagnostic trouble codes, labor estimator and so much more.

This online database is available at the following libraries:

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The Miles Between: A Review

October 19 is not going to be a good day.

For some people this would be an educated guess. For Destiny Faraday it is a bleak statement of fact. It is also part of why she tries so hard to never get attached. To anything or anyone.

October 19 has never been a good day for Des, which is why she crumples the day’s calendar page before the day has even started.

What was supposed to be a throw away day suddenly turns into something else. Thanks to an encounter with an odd stranger and the sudden appearance of a car, Destiny and three of her 

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Lady Drivers!

For symbols of the freedom of the road, you can't beat the wind in your hair, piles of crinkly state road maps at your side, and a whole continent of asphalt spilling out underneath your wheels. The devil-may-care excitement that goes with exploring the American continent has lured many a traveler since the invention of the automobile.

But would one ever call taking a road trip a feminist activity? I don’t mean Thelma and Louise on a tear in a Ford Thunderbird, shooting criminals and running from the law. 

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General Motors and Chrysler images on Flickr Commons

As we watch with astonishment the "restructuring" of two American automotive titans, take a look back at the first four decades of their history, a time which saw multiple breaking waves of innovation in both engineering and design, and a steady absorption of manufacturing brands into the conglomerates we now see in crisis today.

Over the years, General Motors Corporation donated photographs and related materials as a public service to 

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Cool in your (zip) code: Car Seat Safety Check

Right here in zip code 10035 you can keep your child safe in your car. Just stop by Chevrolet-Saturn of Harlem on Saturday, April 11 between 11 am and 3 pm for a FREE safety check of your child car seat.

A trained car seat technician will check your seat and demonstrate correct installation. No appointment is necessary. DOT is sponsoring this event is in partnership with Safe Kids New York City and Chevrolet-Saturn of Harlem.

Chevrolet-Saturn of Harlem 2485 Second Avenue (at 

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