Partnership for After School Education

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July 15, 2015

2015-2016 NYC Civic Corps Member Application

The NYC Civic Corps, an AmeriCorps program run by NYC Service, unites a diverse group of professionals to serve full-time with partner organizations, working to increase organizational capacity to engage volunteers, build sustainable volunteer initiatives, and directly serve community members. Members serve for 10 months and are placed at nonprofit organizations and City agencies with projects focused on Disaster Preparedness, Economic Opportunity, Environment, Education, Health, and Veterans and Military Families and also aligned with select NYC Service – Volunteer Impact Initiatives. The program starts on September 8, 2015 and ends on July 15, 2016. Applications accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed in the order received.

July 15, 2015

Meeting the Job Challenges of Nonprofit Leaders: A Fieldbook on Strategies and Action

Community Resource Exchange (CRE) has released a new book, Meeting the Job Challenges of Nonprofit Leaders: A Fieldbook on Strategies and Action published in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership. Written by CRE consultants Jean Lobell, Mohan Sikka and Pavitra Menon, this book serves as a guide for nonprofit leaders looking to strengthen their leadership and management practices. It explores the key issues facing nonprofit leaders and offers concrete tips and resources for enhancing on-the-job development, supervision, staffing, stakeholder ties, and strategy and management. The book is available for purchase through CRE. Contact Kate Eberle at for more information.

July 15, 2015

City Contracting Process Community Development Workshop

The Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS), the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), and HHS Accelerator, will host a Community Development workshop on August 3, 2015 at 125 Worth Street. The host agencies will provide valuable information on the city contracting process (via RFP) as well as the discretionary funding process. Attendees will learn how to register with HHS Accelerator to begin the RFP pre-qualification process, in addition to gaining a full understanding of the City’s contracting process once awarded discretionary funding or an RFP contact. Representatives from the host agencies will be available to answer questions in a dedicated Q&A session. Space is limited. RSVP via email to Natalie Leary at by no later than July 24.

July 15, 2015

Embedding Youth Development in Schools: A Thought Leader Conversation

On July 31, 2015, the Forum for Youth Investment hosts a free conference call and discussion titled Embedding Youth Development in Schools: A Thought Leader Conversation. Register to take part in a rich, thought-provoking discussion between Karen Pittman, co-founder and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, and Michele Cahill, one of the principal architects of New York Cities' redesigned high schools and funder, while at the Carnegie Corporation, of some of the country's most innovative high school reform initiatives. Michele also wrote the concept paper that founded PASE. Key questions being addressed include: What does it take to get youth development practices embedded into the DNA of schools?; and Why do school-community partnerships, especially by high school, need to push beyond coordinated hand offs and focus on shared design? As part of the event, there will be a simultaneously hosted twitter chatroom. Use the hashtag #readyby21 to submit your comments and questions.

July 15, 2015

Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Developmental Framework

Researchers at the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, through a grant from the Wallace Foundation, have released a new report, Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Developmental Framework. Amid growing recognition that strong academic skills alone are not enough for young people to become successful adults, this comprehensive report offers wide-ranging evidence to show what young people need to develop from preschool to young adulthood to succeed in college and career, have healthy relationships, be engaged citizens, and make wise choices. The report offers a framework for understanding people’s progress from early childhood into early adulthood and describes four "foundational components" children need to develop: self-regulation, knowledge and skills, mindsets and values.

July 08, 2015

ASW:NYSAN Fall Training Institute Call for Presenters

AfterSchool Works! NY: the New York State Afterschool Network (ASW:NYSAN) invites innovative, creative, and engaging presenters interested in sharing proven and promising practices and strategies in afterschool, summer, expanded learning, and community schools to present at the ASW:NYSAN Fall Training Institute on November 14, 2015 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Rochester, NY. ASW:NYSAN is looking for workshops that address important issues in youth development, such as social-emotional learning, managing difficult behaviors in students, and engaging staff members. This year’s conference will include two STEM-focused tracks, one providing participants with hands-on STEM engagement and one for supporting STEM systems in afterschool and expanded learning programs. Proposals are due by July 17, 2015.

July 07, 2015

​Coro Leadership New York Application

Coro Leadership New York (LNY) is now accepting applications for their 27th cohort. LNY connects participants to an accomplished community of City leaders, from all industries and sectors, who are dedicated to supporting one another and to improving the City in which we live and work. Participants are immersed in the analysis of current pressing social and economic public policy issues facing NYC. LNY uses the City as a laboratory to explore, test, and build effective leadership skills in order to learn how to adapt and thrive in challenging environments. Contact Maya Gutierrez at or 212-248-2935 x304 with any questions. Applications are due July 17, 2015.