Partnership for After School Education


November 01, 2015

College Bound Seminar

Girl's Write Now is a hosting a College Bound Seminar for girls, on November 14, 2015, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Parsons the New School. Open to all high school girls, the free seminar provides the opportunity to learn about applying to college from admissions officers, get an in depth guide on how to pay for college, receive professional advice on writing an effectual essay, and talk to current college students about what college life is really like. Parents, guardians, mentors, and educators also welcome. Email questions to college@girlswritenow.org or call 212-336-9330 ext. 915. Registration deadline is November 4, 2015.

November 01, 2015

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a selective four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 85 deserving students selected annually. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees – for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree. Applications are due December 15, 2015.

November 01, 2015

Poet-Linc Annual Poetry and Spoken Word Program

Lincoln Center Education's Poet-Linc is an annual, free poetry program that brings together talented teenagers (ages 13 - 19) from across New York City to create a dynamic artistic community. In this community, young people are given space to express their thoughts, emotions, and vision of the world. Poet-Linc combines elements of Hip Hop, Spoken Word, and Poetry Slam and provides youth with an opportunity to showcase their talent at Lincoln Center and in a published anthology. Applications must be submitted December 15, 2015.

November 01, 2015

Better Make Room

First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher initiative has launched a new public awareness campaign called Better Make Room. For young people ages 14-19, the campaign aims to celebrate education, change the national conversation, reach students directly where they are, and give them a space to create content while also navigating the college-going process. The campaign leverages traditional and new media platforms to celebrate student stories in the same way that we often celebrate celebrities and athletes. With partners in the business, philanthropic, media, and education realm, the campaign will stretch across the country to inspire students and give them the tools they need to reach higher for college.