Partnership for After School Education

Issue 100

May 15, 2015

1st Annual Girls' Leadership Summit

The STARS Citywide Girls Initiative, a special initiative of the New York City Council, is a collaboration of six leading NYC nonprofits that help girls and young women of color overcome barriers to success, grow emotionally, academically and physically stronger, and develop as leaders in their communities. The six partners are Girls Write Now, Groundswell, Lower Eastside Girls Club, PowerPlay NYC, Row New York, and Sadie Nash Leadership Project.

On June 4, 2015, STARS Citywide Girls will hold an all day, all girls youth summit for middle and high school girls at the High School of Fashion Industries in Chelsea. The day will include performances, keynote speakers, workshops, and an exhibition hall where a college and career fair will take place. The event is free. Participants are required to RSVP.

May 15, 2015

The Girls' Program Summer Sessions at New Settlement Apartments

This summer, The Girls' Program at New Settlement Apartments is offering a variety of programs for girls ages 10 to 15. Program offerings are focused on writing and performance, gardening, and photography and comic book creation. Enrollment forums are available in English and in Spanish. An orientation for all interested will be held on July 1, 2015. Girls will learn about all the programs being offered and will have an opportunity to sign up on the spot, meet instructors, and other potential participants. All prospective participants are invited to attend the orientation with or without a parent or guardian. There will also be a Peer Educator program limited to young women, ages 14 - 20, who have been selected by the Summer Youth Employment Program and chose Mosholu Montefiore as their 'provider'. They should contact Joy Leonard at 718-716-8000 x119 or Tasheema Lucas at x133 directly.

May 15, 2015

Young Adult Internship Program

Funded through the Mayor’s Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), the Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) offers 14 weeks of paid orientation, training and work followed by 9 months of follow-up services and assistance for placement in permanent jobs, training programs and educational opportunities. Job-ready young adults, ages 16 - 24, who are not working and not in school are welcome to apply. YAIP programs are located in community-based organizations in all five boroughs of New York City, and offer a range of placements in many industries, including construction, hospitality, healthcare, and retail. For more information, contact 800-246-4646.