Partnership for After School Education

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February 15, 2017

Apply to the 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth, ages of 14 - 24, with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Participants work entry-level jobs in a variety of industries including Arts and Recreation, Educational Services, Financial Services, Healthcare/Medical, and Hospitality/Tourism. SYEP also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth. Programs are located in all five boroughs of New York City. Youth can apply for the program online or at a community-based organization during the application period. Participants are selected by lottery for the program. Application deadline is March 17, 2017.

February 15, 2017

27th Annual Latino College Expo & Youth Leadership Summit

The 27th Annual Latino College Expo & Youth Leadership Summit takes place March 18, 2017 at New York University. The event brings together over 100 public and private colleges, universities, and community based organizations and offers seminar sessions for both students and parents. The Youth Leadership Summit runs from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, followed by the College Fair until 3:00 pm. Space is limited and pre-registration is highly recommended.

February 15, 2017

National High School Design Competition: Good For All​

Cooper Hewitt’s second annual National High School Design Competition: Good For All is now open. This years' challenge is to design something that will improve a community’s access to healthy, fresh foods. Ideas can take many forms: a product, a campaign, a space, an experience, or even a system. The design competition is open to all teens, ages 13 - 19, who are high school students in 9th - 12th grades anywhere in the United States. The entry deadline is March 20, 2017. The winning design will be featured at Cooper Hewitt during National Design Week (October 14–22, 2017), at the Target Fenway store in Boston, and on

February 15, 2017

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Young Scholars Program

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Young Scholars Program provides students with individualized educational advising combined with comprehensive financial support from the 8th grade through high school. Young scholars receive a personal academic and college counselor, funding for academic and enrichment programs in the summer and during the school year, internship and study abroad opportunities, and educational resources including books and technology. The application deadline is 12:00 pm EST, April 5, 2017.

February 15, 2017

Bank Street College of Education's Program Identity, Systems and Culture

Bank Street College of Education's Program Identity, Systems and Culture is an online workshop series that takes place April 3 - May 1, 2017. The workshop surveys the central concepts for the development of program identity, administrative systems, and staff culture. Participants are introduced to theories and methods used to design camp and afterschool programs and examine a diversity of approaches to describe and assess identity, systems, and culture. Topics include defining and assessing mission, philosophy, goals, organization and management, and branding and marketing. The series is asynchronous. Participants work at times that suit them best; however, there will be firm weekly due dates for assignments. The course instructors will act both as leaders and mentors by offering regular support, suggestions, and direction. Students should expect to spend 3-5 hours per week on coursework. Registration deadline is March 7, 2017. There are fees.

February 15, 2017

Catalog for Giving 8th Edition - Request for Proposals

The Catalog for Giving is soliciting proposals for participation in its 8th Edition Catalog, which begins January 2018. Selected organizations will receive three years of general operating funds, ranging from approximately $50,000-$75,000 per year, and have the opportunity to be part of a unique community of supporters of innovative opportunities for NYC youth. Organizations must have been founded between 2007 - 2015 with an annual budget between $150,000 and $1.5 million. The request for proposal is due March 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm. The review committee will narrow the pool and select organizations for site visits in May and June. Final selection will be made during the fall of 2017.