Partnership for After School Education

Issue 129

September 01, 2016

Free Arts and Leadership Development Programs for Bronx Girls & Young Women

New Settlement Apartments' Program for Girls & Young Women offers free classes after school and weekends for girls and young women (ages 11-YA) in the Southwest Bronx. Programming includes dramatic writing and performance, reproductive health and healthy relationships, financial literacy, sports and adventure learning, dance (Hip-Hop), poetry, college prep, and more. Young women in high school may earn a stipend for certain leadership programs, but spots are limited. An orientation for their fall semester takes place September 20, 2016, from 6:30pm - 7:30pm, at 1514 Townsend Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452. For more information, to make a referral, or to request an enrollment packet, contact Director Joy Leonard at or (718) 716-8000 x119.

September 01, 2016

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor’s degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities. The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 85 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country. The deadline for all application materials is October 25, 2016 at noon ET.

September 01, 2016

Up Next - Free College Access Tool

Part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher initiative's public awareness campaign, Better Make RoomUp Next is a free college access tool that gives high school and college students, parents, and college counselors across the country personalized support on all things college – college search and application, federal student aid, and student loan repayment – all through texting. Sign up by texting "COLLEGE" to 44044. Up Next is a project of Civic Nation, a non­profit, non­partisan 501(c)(3) organization.