Partnership for After School Education


May 01, 2019

Request for Proposals from Unleashed

Unleashed, a leadership development program for middle school-aged girls, has released a request for proposals (RFP) for a one-time $24,000 grant in honor of the founder, Dr. Stacy Radin. Eligible organizations must be currently serving girls, preferably an adolescent population, from low and middle income communities, in the NYC metropolitan area, and most have a similar mission and purpose as Unleashed. Proposals are due June 28, 2019. Download the RFP for full list of eligibility requirements and instructions on how to apply.

December 05, 2019

Census 101 Trainings

CRE is organizing a series of Census trainings, offering tools and resources to support community based organizations in their work to increase Census participation among their constituents. The first two Census 101 trainings will be held on December 16, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm and December 20, 2019 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Since space is limited, please make sure to RSVP. Check out their website for more information.

December 05, 2019

New York Life Foundation AIM High Grants for Middle School Programs

In partnership with the Afterschool Alliance, the New Life Foundation will award 26 grants to out-of-school time (OST) programs serving disadvantaged middle school youth through their Aim High grant program. The Aim High program is part of the New York Life Foundation’s ongoing investment in middle school OST programs to help economically disadvantaged eighth-graders reach ninth grade on time and prepare to succeed in high school. The grant program will fund afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, based on a competitive application process. This request for proposals will close on January 24, 2020.

December 05, 2019

Community Votes Youth Voter Engagement

Community Votes is offering a free program along with a $1500 mini-grant to support youth voter engagement projects focused on the 2020 election. Community Votes helps identify ways to integrate nonpartisan voter engagement activities - think voter registration drives, phone banking, canvassing, and creating voter guides, - within existing programs. This Train the Trainer model includes ongoing support for these voter engagement activities and concludes with a report on each organization's success in reaching and turning out voters. Reach out to Louisa Hackett, lhackett@communityvotes.org, with questions or fill out a brief application if you want to sign up.

December 05, 2019

City of Science

The World Science Festival and Con Edison present the third annual City of Science event, a larger-than-life STEM exhibition that travels through the boroughs and is coming to Brooklyn in December. Join them at the Park Slope Armory YMCA on December 15, 2019 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm as they walk on water, blast balls into orbit, and explore the inner workings of the human brain. Their activity partners will demonstrate the power of STEM to kids of all ages with exciting interactive exhibits and hands-on activities. RVSP is encouraged, but not required.

November 19, 2019

TKU Codes: In Celebration of CSEd Week

Join Tech Kids Unlimited, a nonprofit organization that teaches technology to students who learn differently, for a day all about code. On December 8, 2019 from 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm, to kick off Computer Science Education Week, students ages 7 - 21 with special needs can spend a day exploring coding and creating digital projects. Parents will also be able to join a workshop to learn graphic design skills. There will be free swag, food provided, and more. Register or contact info@techkidsunlimited.org to learn more.

November 15, 2019

NLSA Summer Learning Awards

Each year, the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) recognizes the outstanding work done during the summer months on behalf of our nation’s youth. Candidates for the Summer Learning Awards are exceptional summer programs, models, and systems that keep children and youth learning, safe and healthy during the critical summer months. They show strong outcomes in helping students cement the skills they have learned during the academic school year through creative curricula, unique programming and effective family engagement strategies. Applications are due December 4, 2019 by 6pm.

November 15, 2019

Youth Studies Programs

CUNY School of Professional Studies is accepting applications for their Youth Studies programs. The program will give you the knowledge and skills needed to design, run, research, and work in youth settings. The program applies a participatory approach that shows you how to incorporate young people in shaping the programs, institutions, and policies that impact their lives and promotes youth development principles and practices with a strong emphasis and commitment to social justice and equity. Applications for a Spring 2020 start are due December 5, 2019.

November 15, 2019

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is a national organization recognizing the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provides opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Their Special Achievement Awards offer creative teens the chance to win scholarships for their work. Each scholarship offers up to $1,000, and all students in grades 7-12 (ages 13 and up) are eligible to participate. Deadlines vary by region, with the earliest deadline falling on December 1, 2019.

November 15, 2019

360 Civic Learning

Only 50% of eligible voters between the ages of 18 and 29 turned out to vote in the 2016 presidential election. Here’s another jaw-dropping statistic: Young people of color vote at about two-thirds the rate of their white counterparts. More often than not, young people who aren’t participating voters come from underserved, low-income, and immigrant communities. How can we better prepare them for such a fundamental form of civic participation? Generation Citizen has a new report that investigates studies of the activities and practices in communities that effectively drive civic engagement among young people from historically marginalized communities, in order to determine and highlight common qualities.