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January 15, 2016

SUNY Financial Aid Days

The State University of New York (SUNY) is offering two Financial Aid Days to assist students and their families in applying for financial aid and completing the FAFSA. The free workshops take place on January 16 and February 20, 2016 and are available at 44 locations throughout New York State.  Students and families are encouraged to pre-register online or call the SUNY Recruitment Response Center at 800-342-3811.

January 15, 2016

ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute

The ACLU’s Summer Advocacy Institute will bring together a diverse group of students entering their junior and senior years of high school from across the United States to participate in an advanced, firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. Through an intensive 7-day program, students will learn directly from lawyers, lobbyists, community activists, journalists, and other experts working to defend the civil rights and liberties critical to a free and open society. The application is free for those who apply before February 15, 2016 and there are scholarships available to cover program costs. The institute takes place June 19 - 25, 2016 at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

January 15, 2016

18th Annual Awards for Youth in Foster Care Now Accepting Entries

Youth Communication is sponsoring the 18th Annual Awards for Youth in Foster Care to promote a more positive image of New York City foster youth among agency staff, youth workers, and the general public. Fifteen young people will be awarded prize money at a ceremony in spring 2016. Five grand prize winners will receive $1,000 each, and 10 additional winners will receive prizes of $500 to $700 each. Youth must write two essays, one 1,000 words or fewer and the other 500 words or fewer. Entrants must also submit a nomination letter from an adult saying why they deserve to win. Any current or former foster youth in the New York City system is eligible. The entry deadline is March 4, 2016

January 15, 2016

The Smith College-Project Coach Fellowship

The Smith College-Project Coach Fellowship is an innovative tuition-free masters program that prepares aspiring coaches and teachers to work at the intersection of urban youth development and education. PC Fellows receive a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Smith in one year or a Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Studies in two years. Fellows attend Smith College classes while working about 20 hours a week as an assistant in Project Coach, a nationally recognized inner-city, teen leadership program and primary level afterschool program. Applications are due January 30, 2016.

January 15, 2016

NYS Get on Your Feet Loan Forgiveness Program

The NYS Get on Your Feet Loan Forgiveness Program provides federal student loan debt relief to recent New York State college graduates. Students who graduate from a college or university located in NYS in 2014-15 or thereafter, continue to live in NYS upon college graduation, earn less than $50,000 per year, participate in either the federal Pay As You Earn (PAYE) or eligible Income Based Repayment (IBR) program, and apply within two years of graduating from college are eligible to have their federal income-based repayment plan commitment covered for two years. Visit the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) website for more information.

January 15, 2016

Training on Indirect Costs & OMB Guidance

Nonprofit Coordinating Committee, in partnership with the Human Services Council of New York, is hosting a training on the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance regarding nonprofit indirect cost rates on January 22, 2016 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (EST). Participants will learn about the indirect cost principles mandated by OMB-including the 10 percent minimum rate-and be equipped with the tools necessary to assert their rights under the guidance. The training is recommended for organizations that receive federal funding, whether directly from a federal agency or through city or state contracts supported with federal dollars. The training takes place at the UJA-Federation of New York, NYC. Register to attend.