Partnership for After School Education

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March 31, 2017

National Afterschool Matters Fellowship

National Afterschool Matters Fellowship is accepting applications for cohort two. The Fellowship is a two-year professional development and leadership training program unique in its national reach and incorporation of technology for ongoing collaboration. The Fellowship is a partnership between two experienced national leaders, the National Institute on Out-of-School Time at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College and the National Writing Project, with generous funding from the Robert Bowne Foundation. The Fellowship is for mid-career OST, education, or youth development professionals who demonstrate a commitment to the field. Over the course of the fellowship, participants engage in reflection, inquiry, and writing activities that position them to inform and contribute to the quality of OST programs, practice, and the broader field. Applications due May 31, 2017. Fellowship Cohort Two commences Fall 2017.

March 31, 2017

Afterschool Impacts Database

The Afterschool Alliance's Afterschool Impacts Database is an easily searchable platform that can help you navigate the growing body of evidence that demonstrates the student-supporting and community-building impacts of afterschool and summer learning programs. Find the information you're looking for by filtering for evaluations by program type, grade level, areas of interest, and more.

March 31, 2017

College Decision Day - May 1, 2017

The New York City Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Readiness (OPSR) is hosting its annual College Decision Day on May 1, 2017 to support high school seniors to make an informed college decision, celebrate them for their postsecondary plans, and encourage younger students and families to prepare for college as early as possible. College Decision Day is New York City’s adoption of National College Signing Day, a program of the former First Lady's Reach Higher initiative. This day coincides with the date that most seniors must inform a college of their plans to enroll. If you work with a DOE school, talk to the school staff and encourage them to register and participate. Schools should register by April 7, 2017 to join OPSR's efforts and guarantee delivery of promotional materials by April 21.

March 31, 2017

Free Positive Youth Development 101 Workshop

Cornell University Cooperative Extension NYC is offering a free Positive Youth Development 101 workshop on April 19 and 20, 2017. This highly interactive 2-day training will explore key principles of youth development such as building youth positive outcomes, supportive relationships and environments for youth, youth voice and engagement opportunities, as well as, effective programming strategies. It will also examine the role of the youth worker by discussing core competencies and dilemmas of youth work. New educators and professionals working with youth as well as experienced professionals who want to refresh their knowledge of adolescent development and positive youth development are welcome to attend. Download a registration form to sign up. If you have any questions, contact Jutta Dotterweich, 607-255-4108 or

March 31, 2017

From Strengths To Solutions: An Asset-Based Approach to Meeting Community Needs In Brownsville

Citizens' Committee for Children of New York (CCC) released a new report, From Strengths to Solutions: An Asset-Based Approach to Meeting Community Needs in Brownsville. Over the past year, CCC engaged individuals living and working in Brownsville to better understand the needs of the community. Children and families in Brownsville have long faced poor outcomes. CCC wanted to find out what drives those poor outcomes, and what assets already exist in Brownsville that local leaders and community partners can build on to bring change to the community. The report outlines the challenges and opportunities in Brownsville and CCC's recommendations to build on the opportunities underway in the community.

March 31, 2017

2017-18 Spark Prize Application Opens April 10, 2017

Brooklyn Community Foundation's Spark Prize begins accepting applications on April 10, 2017. The Spark Prize provides annual recognition and meaningful support to organizations with a strong track record of addressing critical challenges and opportunities in Brooklyn. Five award recipients receive a $100,000 prize in general operating support grants distributed over a two or three year period. Also, 20 finalist nonprofits each receive up to $5,000 in matching funds on GivingTuesday— the annual national day of giving observed the Tuesday after Thanksgiving— to encourage local donors to support their work. Winners and finalists will be selected through a competitive application process by the Spark Prize Committee, a diverse group of distinguished civic, business, and neighborhood leaders hailing from Brooklyn. RSVP to attend an Application Clinic on April 10 or 20. Application deadline is May 12, 2017.