Partnership for After School Education

Issue 108

October 01, 2015

NYCHA Cornerstone Programs Request for Proposals

The NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) has released a NYCHA Cornerstone Programs Request for Proposals (RFP) through the HHS Accelerator system to those organizations prequalified in the relevant service areas. In this RFP, DYCD is seeking organizations to operate innovative Cornerstone Community Center programs for youth and adults located in NYCHA developments across New York City. A total of 94 programs will be funded, one for each of the existing Cornerstone sites. It is anticipated that the contract term will be from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019 with options to renew for three additional years. Pre-proposal conferences will be held at 2 Lafayette Street, 14th Floor Auditorium, New York, NY 10007 on October 7 & 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Proposals are due November 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Questions should be emailed to with a subject line of Cornerstone. Visit the HHS Accelerator system for more information and to apply.

October 01, 2015

XQ: The Super School Project

XQ Institute has launched XQ: The Super School Project, a challenge to reimagine and design the next American high school. XQ Institute will provide a fund of $50 million to support at least five selected schools over the next five years. It will also partner with them to provide expert support and guidance to turn their ideas into real Super Schools that can inspire the country. Applicants are being challenged to self-assemble a team that will, using student voices and their experiences, research the landscape of education in the community they want to serve, design a Super School based on that discovery, and map out a plan to make the school a reality. Concept submissions are due November 15, 2015. Winners will be announced August 2016. Visit the XQ: Super School Project website, for a full timeline and more information on how to apply.