Partnership for After School Education


May 01, 2016

College Now's 7th Annual Urban Male Conference

On May 13, 2016, CUNY College Now is hosting it's 7th Annual Urban Male Conference. The event takes place from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at Borough of Manhattan Community College for 9th - 12th graders in New York City Department of Education schools. The conference theme is STEM: Supporting Tomorrow's Empowered Males and will include keynote from Ahmadu Gidado, Campus Recruiter at BlackRock and presentations on the earning power of a college degree, financing a college education, STEM careers, and more. Use the student form and the guidance counselor form to register.

May 01, 2016

NY Hall of Science STEM Career Expo for NYC HS & College Students

On May 13, 2016 from 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm the New York Hall of Science is hosting a STEM Career Expo. Designed for high school and college students, the STEM Career Expo highlights organizations, colleges, universities, professionals and companies involved in science, technology, engineering and math. More than 30 STEM-related organizations are expected to participate in the event, offering valuable insight and advice to students who attend. This free event includes food and music by the Applecores. Chaperones are required for students under age 16. All guests are required to RSVP.

May 01, 2016

STARS Citywide Girls Initiative's​ 2nd Annual Girls' Leadership Summit

On June 9, 2016 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm at Regis High School STARS Citywide Girls Initiative is hosting its 2nd Annual Girls' Leadership Summit. This day-long, youth summit for middle and high school girls will include performances, keynote speakers, workshops, as well as an exhibition hall where a college and healthy living resource fair will take place. Register to attend.

May 01, 2016

Girls Inc of NYC Summer Camp

Girls Inc. of NYC is providing a free summer camp for girls ages 10-14 from July 5 - 28, 2016. The camp takes place in downtown Brooklyn, NY Monday to Friday from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. Campers participate in core Girls Inc. activities that include weekly field trips, service learning projects, dance, art, entrepreneurship, music, coding, self-defense, leadership-building activities, and learning about positive body image and self-esteem. Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Contact jade@girlsincnyc.org to apply. For questions, call 718-260-2300 ext 30421.

May 01, 2016

2016-2017 NYU School of Professional Studies​​ Access​ Program

The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Access program is a 10-month alternative college preparatory pathway that is designed to equip students for higher education and a career. This program supports recent high school graduates who seek to strengthen readiness for college or to enter the job market while earning college credit. Students apply during the spring semester of their senior year of high school. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will have earned 24 college credits. Eligible students must be graduating from an NYS-accredited high school this academic year (June 2016) and must live in the New York City metropolitan area. The application deadline for the August 2016 - May 2017 program is June 15, 2016. Visit the program website for cost and additional information.

May 01, 2016

#DegreesNYC

Goddard Riverside Options Center, Young Invincibles, and Graduate NYC have teamed up to launch #DegreesNYC, a grassroots, collective-action project to close the racial and income gaps that exist on the way to and through higher education in New York City. The #DegreesNYC Community Hearing on May 19, 2016 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm is designed to solicit testimony and stories from college and career professionals, educators, administrators, parents, students, and other stakeholders concerned with equitable college attainment in NYC. #DegreesNYC invites you to share your story by testifying. Register to attend or testify at the hearing here and reach out to kevin.stump@younginvincibles.org with any questions.

May 01, 2016

Brooklyn Community Foundation's Spark Prize

The Spark Prize provides annual recognition and meaningful support to organizations with a strong track record of addressing critical challenges and opportunities in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Community Foundation will provide up to $600,000 in total funds to organizations applying this year. The 5 winning nonprofits will receive the $100,000 prize in general operating support grants distributed over a two or three year period. In addition, 20 finalist nonprofits will each receive up to $5,000 in matching funds on Giving Tuesday—the annual national day of giving observed the Tuesday after Thanksgiving—to encourage local donors to support to their work. Online application deadline is June 3, 2016.

May 01, 2016

The Case for Investing in Out-of-School Learning as a Core Strategy in Improving STEM Education

The STEM Education Coalition released The Case for Investing in Out-of-School Learning as a Core Strategy in Improving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education. This 10-page paper written for policymakers and education leaders makes a strong case for why informal and afterschool learning must be an integral part of policies to improve STEM education across the board. Citing the latest research on the value of informal STEM learning, the paper includes a range of policy recommendations to address key challenges such as integrating informal and formal learning strategies, dedicated funding for informal STEM learning, professional development for educators, and expansion of the knowledge base.