Partnership for After School Education

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August 01, 2016

Mouse Maker Night at the Brooklyn YWCA

Mouse Maker Nights are free, open events where students are invited to try new things in the fields of tech and design and learn and play among peers and professionals in a fun, low-stakes environment. The next Maker Night is August 10, 2016 at the Brooklyn YWCA, 30 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217. This event is for rising 9-12 graders and graduating High School seniors. RSVP to attend. Students must bring a consent form signed by their parent or guardian, found on the RSVP form.

August 01, 2016

Guide to Mentoring Boys and Young Men of Color

Guide to Mentoring Boys and Young Men of Color serves as a supplement to the fourth edition of Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, and includes additional recommended practices focusing on boys and young men of color (BYMOC). MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and My Brother’s Keeper Alliance together sponsored the creation of a guide which focuses on practices and resources useful to any mentoring program serving BYMOC and will help them ensure that their services are culturally relevant and effective in changing lives and communities.

August 01, 2016

Learning and Attention Issues -

1-in-5 students has a learning and attention issue—or a brain-based learning disability like ADHD or dyslexia that affects reading, writing, math, attention, and focus. Understood is an award-winning website offering expert-designed resources for educators and parents looking to support all learners. In collaboration with 14 founding nonprofit organizations, the National Center for Learning Disabilities operates and manages the website that includes personalized resources, free daily access to experts, a secure online community, practical tips and more.

August 01, 2016

NYS College Student Poll on TAP and Tuition

Young Invincibles, a national organization committed to amplifying the voices of young adults, ages 18-34, is conducting a survey to understand college student's perceptions of TAP and tuition. The brief survey should be completed by CUNY and SUNY undergrad students. The survey is part of a larger report Young Invincibles will be writing later in the year.

August 01, 2016

NYC Fund for Girls & Young Women of Color - Request for Proposals

The New York Women’s Foundation's New York City Fund For Girls and Young Women of Color (The Fund) has announced a Fall 2016 request for proposals.The Fund seeks to support organizations and programs that advance life outcomes of girls, young women, and transgender/gender non-binary youth of color through structural change efforts while addressing individual immediate harms and historical trauma. An information session was held on July 21, 2016. View the webinar. Proposal deadline is August 14, 2016 at 11:59 pm.

August 01, 2016

William T. Grant Foundation's Youth Service Improvement Grants

The William T. Grant Foundation's Youth Service Improvement Grants program awards grants in the amount of $25,000 to New York City community-based organizations working to improve the quality of the services they offer to young people between the ages of 5 and 25. Grants fund specific, standalone projects that will make services more effective and, ultimately, provide youth with better experiences. Possible problem areas for improvement may include: program curriculum and teaching materials, direct service skills of front-line staff, or a gap in current services. Applications are due September 8, 2016, 3:00 p.m. EST.