Partnership for After School Education

Issue 109

October 15, 2015

​Take it to the Bank: A New Yorker's Guide to Affordable Checking Options

Take it to the Bank: A New Yorker's Guide to Affordable Checking Options, by the Office of the New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, is designed to make the process of selecting a bank easier by providing extensive information on basic banking products in one place. This report profiles 74 different FDIC-insured banks that offer retail services in New York City, and shares data on 34 different features, fees and attributes of each bank. The checking accounts surveyed in this report – one account per featured bank – have the lowest opening deposit and monthly maintenance fees among each bank’s product offerings, making them an accessible entry point to banking for many New Yorkers. This information is available in an interactive online search tool.

October 15, 2015

Mobile Health App for Young Adults

Young Invincibles in partnership with The Westchester Community Foundation and The Heckscher Foundation launched a new mobile health app called HealthYI to empower young adults to navigate the health care system. The HealthYI app guides users through the health care process. It allows users to learn more about which services are included in their insurance network and then book appointments with doctors through a simple-to-use tool. The app provides a health checklist, a glossary of health care terms, tips for saving money, and information on often complex aspects of using health services, like how to understand a medical bill. Users can also submit any personal question about their health care coverage or needs and receive an answer within 48 hours. The app is available for free download from the App Store or Google Play.

October 15, 2015

discoverDYCD - New Service Locator Application

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) has launched discoverDYCD, a new service locator application that connects New York City residents to DYCD-funded services. Users can search programs and activities by program type, borough, neighborhood or zip code, and provides contact information, lists of activities offered, and a mapping feature with navigation. Categories of services include COMPASS afterschool, Family Support, Immigrant Services, Jobs & Internships, Reading & Writing, Runaway & Homeless Youth, and Summer Programs. Advanced search features also allow users to narrow results through keywords. Comments, suggestions, or corrections can be emailed to

October 15, 2015

The Green Book Directory

The 2015-16 print edition of the Green Book is now available for purchase exclusively from the CityStore and online at as a searchable, digital application. The directory gives New Yorkers the opportunity to search for personnel and government office information at City, County, State and Federal levels.