Partnership for After School Education

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June 01, 2016

NYC SALT's Seeing your City Summer Photo Camp

Seeing your City is a one-week free day camp for middle school students. The camp classes cover the basics of digital photography, teaching students how to see pictures and the world around them through an understanding of composition, light, color and moment. Students will spend at least half of each day taking pictures with cameras provided by the program and practicing what they learn. The camp is taught by a professional photographer and an NYC SALT Studio Residency Program student or alumni. Students who qualify for the free or reduced price lunch program are eligible. Choose from two July sessions. Deadline to apply is June 15, 2016. Download a flyer for more information.

June 01, 2016

YWCA of the City of New York's FemSem Summer 2016

YWCA of the City of New York's FemSem is a free, week-long gender justice leadership program hosted at Columbia University and open to self-identified girls ages of 14 - 18. Participants will collaborate with other NYC youth leaders, leading scholars, activists, and artists to drive the gender justice movement. Be the first to launch a gender equity project in your school or community, or build your networks to support the gender work you are currently doing. The program runs July 11 – 15, 2016. Complete an online application to apply. Email Darcy-Tell Morales at with questions.

June 01, 2016

2016 College Enrollment Tip Sheets from NYC College Line

NYC College Line has posted close to 60 college enrollment tip sheets for 2-year and 4-year CUNY colleges, SUNY colleges, and private universities in New York. Created by an alliance of college access organizations, these matriculation guides are intended to provide students, families, mentors, and counselors with the information that students need to enroll in college successfully.

June 01, 2016

Positive Youth Development, Trauma-Informed Care and Resiliency: Tools and Techniques to Help Young People Thrive

The NYC Youth Funders Network, in partnership with the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, NYC Department of Probation, NY Juvenile Justice Initiative, NYC Foster Care Funders Working Group, and Youth Transitions Funders Group is hosting Youth Development, Trauma-Informed Care and Resiliency: Tools and Techniques to Help Young People Thrive A Training with Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg on June 27, 2016 from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Join representatives from philanthropy, government, and the nonprofit sector for a day of training on how to help young people foster internal resilience, develop positive coping strategies, and build competencies. Lunch provided. RSVP by June 3, 2016. Download a flyer for more information and RSVP instructions.

June 01, 2016

2016 Grief Reach Grant Opportunities

The New York Life Foundation in partnership with the National Alliance for Grieving Children is requesting grant proposals through the Grief Reach Program. The Grief Reach Program supports grief providers’ efforts to expand and grow their capacity to provide assistance to diverse and disadvantaged youth with limited access to bereavement services locally. The New York Life Foundation has committed $1.25 million toward forty-two grants to be given to organizations serving grieving children across the country. The grants will be given over a two year period and range from $10,000 to $100,000. Submissions are being accepted through July 11, 2016. Visit the Grief Reach Program website for more information including a recording of an informational webinar.

June 01, 2016

Young Women's Initiative Report Recommendations

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council launched the Young Women's Initiative (YWI) to identify the gaps in services for young women age 12-24, with a focus on women of color. The YWI brought together leaders and organizers who work with teens and young adults and advocate for them in all aspects of our society, with the goal of crafting policy recommendations that address racial, gender and other disparities. Visit the #SheWillBe website to read their full report.