Partnership for After School Education

Issue 134
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November 15, 2016

College Access Fair for African-American/Black and Latino/Hispanic Students and their Families

The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities is hosting a College Access Fair for African-American/Black and Latino/Hispanic Students and their Families on November 19, 2016 at Fordham University's Rose Hill Campus. The event is an opportunity for students and parents/guardians to meet and talk with more than 50 independent college and university admission and financial aid representatives. A series of concurrent workshops will be offered as part of the fair. There will also be “Ask the Financial Aid Expert” stations that will provide students and families an opportunity to sit down with financial aid experts to get answers to their specific questions about paying for college. Download a flyer (available in English and Spanish) for more information. Click here to register.

November 15, 2016

Doodle 4 Google Contest

Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2016 Doodle 4 Google contest and create a doodle that tells the world “What I see for the future.” From crayons to clay, graphic design, or even food, young artists can utilize any material to bring their creation to life. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. One national winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The contest is open for online and mailed entries until December 2, 2016 at 12:00 pm PST.

November 15, 2016

Billion Oyster Project Fellowship

The Billion Oyster Project STEM Collaboratory: Curriculum and Community Enterprise for Restoration Science Fellowship at Pace University is a two-year professional development program that trains classroom teachers and afterschool educators to engage their students in hands-on environmental science and restoration ecology in and around New York Harbor. The Fellowship is open to all NYC Department of Education middle school teachers with a preference for those working in program-wide Title I-funded schools and afterschool and summer camp educators working in DYCD funded programs. The program offers both a stipend for individual participants and supplementary funding for schools and programs. Teachers and educators who are accepted into the program will be provided a per session stipend of $50/hour for every event they attend, including scientist workshops, curriculum PDs, and hands-on field trainings. Application deadline is December 1, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

November 15, 2016

Free Online Programs from charitySTRONG on Board Development

charitySTRONG is a new organization dedicated to helping New York State nonprofits develop their boards of directors. The organizations offers two, free online programs, onBOARD and Directors U. onBOARD matches individuals who are interested in board service with charitable organizations that are seeking board members. Directors U includes governance training courses and resources on board development, operations, and legal requirements. charitySTRONG is open to all state registered public charities and encourages participation by individuals who have never served on a nonprofit board as well as experienced board members looking for new opportunities to help their communities. Download a flyer for more information.

November 15, 2016

Middle School SEL Resource: #trending

#trending by Youth Communication is a fun, youth-centered resource that is engaging for middle schoolers, easy-to-use for staff, and supports literacy and social and emotional learning. It includes 36 true stories by teens with session plans on themes such as "Friendships That Matter," "Success In School," "Challenging Stereotypes," and "From Bystanders to Allies." Packages include a 3 1/2 hour training and curriculum guide for staff and anthology of true stories for teens. Visit the #trending website for more information including fee structure.

November 15, 2016

Request for Proposals for Social Enterprises

Through its Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII), the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is soliciting proposals from qualified applicants to plan and pilot new, or expand or replicate existing, social enterprises serving young people at risk of justice system involvement and reentering/formerly incarcerated individuals in New York City. Both nonprofit and for-profit organizations are eligible. CJII is particularly focused on revenue-generating models that provide quality jobs for participants and facilitate positive economic impact in under-served and under-resourced New York City communities. Social enterprises funded by CJII should be located in and serve eligible residents of New York City. The deadline to submit proposals is February 10, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Proposals must be submitted through the CJII application portal.