Cyber Security Awareness Month: Tips of the Week
Share with Care & Keep a Clean Machine

As National Cyber Security Awareness Month comes to a close, here are the final tips of the week, as well as information about a valuable scholarship opportunity for current college students: Tips of the Week: Share with Care & Keep a Clean Machine Share with care. Think before posting about yourself and others online. Once… MORE

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How Dreams Are Made
Food Business Pathways Launches 132 New Ventures

NYCHA’s Food Business Pathways (FBP) program might just be responsible for the next Sylvia Woods, “The Queen of Soul Food” and founder of the famed Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem. FBP is a collaboration between NYCHA’s Office of Resident Economic Empowerment & Sustainability (REES), NYC Department of Small Business Services, Citi Community Development, Hot Bread Kitchen, Start… MORE

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Calling All NYCHA Actors!
Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute Scholarship Competition for Actors and Actresses

Calling all NYCHA residents who love acting! The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute is offering two 12-week acting scholarships to qualified residents of the New York City Housing Authority. To participate, you must be at least 6 years of age and must audition and be interviewed. From October 31, 2017, to January 12, 2018, auditions will… MORE

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Cyber Security Awareness Month: Tip of the Week
Safeguard Your Digital Life and Protect Your Information

How much do your “smart” devices know about you? These days our cars, fitness trackers, refrigerators, thermostats, and coffee makers can be connected to the internet and controlled through mobile apps. While “smart” technologies make our lives easier, they present new security risks. Limited privacy controls on internet-connected devices and apps may leave sensitive personal… MORE

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The NYCHA Journal Is Going Digital!
A Message from the Chair

Dear Colleagues, Exciting news! The NYCHA Journal has gone digital. Available anytime, anywhere; on your tablet or phone, the new Journal allows you to share stories with friends and on social media, like this new story on the continuing success of our RAD program. The digital Journal is another change inspired by our NextGeneration NYCHA vision of safe, clean, and connected communities. We’re… MORE

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October Is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Stay Tuned for Important Security Tips from IT

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is an annual campaign by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security.  NYCHA will be sharing information to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security, for staying safe online, and for increasing our resiliency in the event of a cyber incident.

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Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship Program

Submit your application now for the Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship Program for the 2018-2019 school year. Last year, more than 80 City employees received full and partial scholarships for graduate study in a variety of fields, including computer science, education, business, and public administration. For application materials and additional information, including participating schools and eligible degree… MORE

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Cyber Security Awareness Month: Tip of the Week
Security Is Everyone’s Responsibility

In today’s digital world, IT professionals aren’t the only ones responsible for protecting a company from cyber criminals. Everyone in an organization shares a responsibility to be vigilant about online threats. To help keep NYCHA safe and secure: Beware of phishing emails. Do not open emails, links, or attachments from strangers. Phishing attacks use email… MORE

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Adapting to Change
NYCHA’s Senior Staff Discuss Organizational Flexibility at the Fall Leadership Meeting

NYCHA Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye kicked off the Fall Leadership Meeting, a daylong convening of 200 senior staff, with an inspiring quote from the writer James Baldwin: “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” The October 3 event was held in an auditorium at… MORE

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Seeking Success through Collaboration and Accountability
By Ava-Gay Blagrove, City Planner, Capital Planning

On September 13, Employee Engagement Committee (EEC) members met to discuss how we personify NYCHA’s core values in our daily work lives. One group’s conversation centered on what it means to be “a collaborative workforce, accountable to ourselves and to our residents.” It was fitting that during this discussion we were joined by the leadership… MORE

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A NYCHA Author’s Dream Comes True
By Valerie Pepe, Analyst, Capital Projects’ Sustainability Programs

On October 9, 2017, I had the privilege and once-in-a lifetime opportunity to be honored at the 73rd Columbus Day Parade – the largest celebration of Italian-American heritage and culture in the United States – for my memoir, “Deformed: My Remarkable Life.” The parade’s Grand Marshal, Leonard Riggio, Founder and Chairman of Barnes & Noble,… MORE

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