Partnership for After School Education


January 17, 2020

National Girls & Women in Sports Day Celebration: She’s on Point!

NYC Parks is celebrating National Girls & Women in Sports Day on February 29, 2020. Attendees can participate in sports like handball, basketball, fitness classes, water aerobics, and jumbo games. Activities for all ages and children available in celebration of Title IX. For accessibility information, contact Rich Martinez at (212) 255-3706 or richard.martinez@parks.nyc.gov. Requests for special accommodations should be made by February 26, 2020. Register or visit their website to learn more.

January 17, 2020

Spring 2020 Scholars Program: Bill Graham Music

New-York Historical Society is offering a program, Bill Graham: Rock and Roll Revolution, for high school students, grades 9-12. The program takes place on Tuesdays, March 3, 2020 – May 26, 2020 from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Participants learn to code their own musical experience using contemporary beats mixed with archival sounds from concert footage and interviews with Bill Graham, one of the most influential music promoters in history, who worked with Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones, to create a one-of-a-kind musical experience. This project culminates in a live-DJ jam in the experiential spirit of Graham’s concerts. There is a fee to attend. Full and partial scholarship opportunities are available to applicants who qualify. Apply by February 17, 2020. Contact teens@nyhistory.org or (212) 873-3400 ext 356 with any questions.

January 17, 2020

Free Programs for Girls & Young Women

New Settlement's Program for Girls & Young Women offers free arts and leadership classes for girls and young women aged 11-Young Adult after-school, evenings and Saturdays. Their spring semester offers play building, poetry, film, STE(A)M, Hip-Hop dance, leadership, self-defense, and college prep, starting in late January. They will host an orientation on January 22, 2020 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Contact Joy Leonard, Director, Program for Girls & Young Women at (718) 716-8000 x119 or j.leonard@newsettlement.org for more information and to enroll. Any youth who identifies as a girl, young woman, femme or gender fluid within the appropriate age range may register. See class descriptions for more detail, also available en español.

January 17, 2020

The National Day of Racial Healing

The National Day of Racial Healing is on January 21, 2020. It’s a day set aside to share truth, deepen relationships, and build trust in order to create a more just and equitable world. Participants are invited to join conversations online, in their communities and at home. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation will mark the day with a three-hour live stream event on their YouTube channel from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, with former and current Teen Vogue Editors-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth and Lindsay Peoples Wagner. The event will take place at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

January 17, 2020

Self-Care for Youth Workers

CUNY School of Professional Studies is hosting an evening of care for mind, body, and spirit on January 22, 2020. This event will include meditation led by Jozen Tamori Gibson, as well as massages, journaling, energizing music, restorative movement, and healthy foods. Participants will leave with a renewed sense of self, as well as a list of tools and resources that they can use to continue their self-care. Attendees should plan to wear clothing that they can move in (layers are recommended), and bring their own mats and yoga instruments. Register to attend.

January 17, 2020

Grounded Program Design: Incorporating Anti-Oppression Approaches to Social Justice Work

On February 25, 2020, Seachange Collective is hosting an interactive, 1-day workshop, Grounded Program Design: Incorporating Anti-Oppression Approaches to Social Justice Work, that introduces you to a six-step approach that helps you develop and implement projects, programs, and initiatives based in community needs and justice – rather than assumed knowledge and charity. Facilitators will guide participants in reflecting on their experiences, the first four steps of the grounded program design process, and the complexities of anti-oppression work and social justice practice. Each participant will workshop their own real-life examples and develop personalized action plans to align their social justice values with their work. Register by February 18, 2020. There is a fee to attend.

January 02, 2020

Building Impact: A Closer Look at Local Cross-Sector Collaborations for Education

A new report by Teachers College, Columbia University, Building Impact: A Closer Look at Local Cross-Sector Collaborations for Education, helps fill the gap by examining eight contemporary education collaborations across the country. The report draws on case studies of each of the collaborations and includes summaries of these examinations. Among the key findings are that collaborations need a credible and compelling rationale, as well as committed advocates, to get started; supporting a “backbone” organization to coordinate among the various players is a primary expense of collaboration; and collaborations seem to be helped by efforts to gather and use data despite a range of obstacles, including privacy concerns and uncertainty about which metrics to use.

January 02, 2020

How Homelessness Impacts College Success in New York City

To better understand the challenges that young New Yorkers face when navigating college and unstable housing, Young Invincibles spoke with more than 60 young adults across New York City. Their report, “I Know What’s at Stake”: How Homelessness Impacts College Success in New York City, examines the barriers these young people outlined, along with insights from leading researchers, service providers, and government officials. They also share recommendations to increase college access and success for students experiencing homelessness in New York City — recommendations that cities, states, and institutions across the country can use when addressing the growing crisis of college student homelessness.

January 02, 2020

Tech and Society Challenge: Youth Voice in the Digital Age

Susan Crown Exchange is seeking to support programs, initiatives, or campaigns that respond to the following Challenge: How can young people inspire their peers to use technology in healthy ways and make digital spaces better for everyone? They expect to award grants at two tiers: 1) prototype, experimental, or early-stage grants of $50,000 per year (up to two years); and 2) implementation grants of $100,000–$250,000 per year (up to two years) to organizations with established records and detailed plans who want to scale their work. Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis until the deadline of 6:00 PM on January 31, 2020. Submit your letter of inquiry through their Foundant portal.

January 02, 2020

Words Without Borders Campus

Words Without Borders Campus continues its free professional development series with an interactive workshop on January 9, 2020 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. The workshop will prepare participants to find culturally-responsive stories and resources to engage their students, make connections with fellow educators, writers, and translators, and learn strategies to spark students' creativity and boost analytical skills. To RSVP, email Jennifer Lauren at jennifer@wordswithoutborders.org or Nadia Kalman at nadia@wordswithoutborders.org.