Partnership for After School Education

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October 01, 2016

New York Academy of Science's ​1000 Girls, 1000 Futures​

The New York Academy of Science's 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures is an innovative virtual program designed to get more women into STEM-related careers in order to help solve the biggest global challenges of our time. Female students, ages 13-19, will be matched with a female STEM mentor who will help them develop leadership, critical thinking, and communication skills, while also preparing them for college. Candidates will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the fall of 2016 and will be required to complete a training component before being matched with a mentor. Application deadline is October 7, 2016.

October 01, 2016

Webinar on KWIC Mapping & Afterschool Programs

Join the Council on Children and Families and the Network for Youth Success on October 14, 2016 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm for a webinar on the Kids’ Well-being Indicators Clearinghouse (KWIC). Learn about the KWIC's new mapping tool for publicly funded afterschool programs in New York, including 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Advantage After School Programs, and Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention programs. Participants will see how to use the interactive map and data files to analyze the programs across different school and legislative districts and against many indicators of kids' well being. Participants will also gain access to brand new customizable one-pagers highlighting the map's data in regions across the state. Registration is required to join the webinar.

October 01, 2016

Exploring the Science Behind Preparing Youth to Thrive and the SEL Challenge Webinar

On October 20, 2016 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, the Forum for Youth Investment will review the extensive process of interviews, site visits, evaluations, convenings, and surveys that form the foundation of Preparing Youth to Thrive: Promising Practices in Social and Emotional Learning. Learn more about the research findings and their applications for social emotional learning and continuous program improvement in a conversation led by Karen Pittman, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Forum for Youth Investment. Register to participate.

October 01, 2016

Request for Proposals - 21st Century Community Learning Centers

The New York State Education Department has issued a Request for Proposals for 21st Century Community Learning Centers funding, the largest funding stream for afterschool and summer programs across New York State. The due date for application submissions is November 14, 2016 at 12:00 pm. The grant period is 5 years and is anticipated to begin July 1, 2017 and end June 30, 2022, subject to availability of funds from the United States Department of Education and satisfactory performance of the grantee in the previous year. A recorded Technical Assistance Webinar for this RFP will be available on October 3, 2016. Click here for important deadlines and other details regarding submitting a proposal.

October 01, 2016

​Robert Rauschenberg Foundation​'s 2017 Artist as Activist Fellowship

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation invites creative professionals who use their practice to address the intersecting issues of racial justice and mass incarceration to seek up to $100,000 in support. The Artist as Activist program provides resources to artists of all disciplines, including visual, performing, media, design, and other creative professions, who address important global challenges through their creative practice. Applicants should present works that highlight the need for further and more aggressive reform on issues such as, but not limited to, immigrant detention, policing, and the privatization of prisons. Deadline to apply is December 5, 2016.

October 01, 2016

New Funding Page from the New York State Network for Youth Success

The New York State Network for Youth Success has added a dedicated funding page to their website. The Public Funding News page will feature up-to-date information on state funding for expanded learning opportunities, such as afterschool and summer programs. The page will include open state funding opportunities and the expected timeline for other funding streams.