Partnership for After School Education

Issue 103

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 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.