Partnership for After School Education


May 01, 2017

Boys' Club of New York 14th Annual Boarding School Fair

The Boys' Club of New York's 14th Annual Boarding School Fair takes places May 3, 2017 from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm at the Elbridge T. Gerry, Jr. Clubhouse on 321 East 111 St., East Harlem, NY. Boys and girls, Boy's Club members, and non-members are welcome to meet with representatives from over 50 schools to learn about independent boarding and day schools and pick up admission applications. The event includes workshops on the application process and financial aid as well as opportunities to speak with current students, parents, and alumni. For more information, contact Antonio Aponte, Director of Educational & Career Services at (212) 677-1109 or antonio.aponte@bcny.org.

May 01, 2017

SABOR & RITMO: International Family Day of Dance

Join the Museum of the City of New York on May 13, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm for a day of interactive learning. Ritmo & Sabor: International Family Day of Dance spotlights dance cultures that shape our diverse city and explores themes featured in the Museum's upcoming exhibition Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York, opening June 13, 2017. Learn New York salsa with Balmir Latin Dance Studio, Puerto Rican bomba with Milteri Tucker of Bombazo Dance Company, kizomba with DJ Elmano and B-More Kizomba, and much more. Enjoy open-level workshops, family activities for all-ages, and a dance party culminating with live music from Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros. This program is for dancers of all levels and ages. Space is limited. Register to attend.

May 01, 2017

EMOTI-CON! 2017

The 9th Annual Emoti-Con takes place June 17, 2017 at Bartos Forum, New York Public Library. Emoti-Con is NYC's biggest showcase for young designers, makers, technologists, and tinkerers who believe in digital innovation as a tool for positive change in the world around them. Students in grades 6-12 or enrolled in a GED program are invited to sign up, either as individuals or teams. All students will present their work science-fair style and will engage with peers to forge new network connections and also receive feedback from industry-professional judges who are leaders in various areas of the media and technology industry. Students can also elect to be part of the competition to earn digital badges and awards. The deadline to submit a project application is May 26, 2017. Register via the event website.

May 01, 2017

NYC Salt's Photography Residency Program 2017-2018

NYC Salt is accepting applications for their 2017-2018 Photography Residency Program. This yearlong intense photography class is taught by leading professionals in the creative industry and provides students a college-level, pre-professional immersion in digital photography and storytelling. The studio program is free of charge for high school students who qualify for free or reduced lunch at school (no prerequisites). The program provides personal camera equipment, introduction to video, one-on-one mentoring, college prep programming and academic tutoring, and internship opportunities. Application deadline is May 31, 2017. Complete the online application. For more information, visit the NYC Salt website or contact Stephanie Baer, NYC Salt Program Coordinator, residency@nycsalt.org.

May 01, 2017

Children’s Defense Fund-New York​​ Beat the Odds Scholarship Program

The Children’s Defense Fund-New York is accepting applications for their Beat the Odds (BTO) Scholarship Program for current New York City High School sophomores. The BTO program provides social and academic college readiness programming to high school students that are working to overcome tremendous obstacles in their personal lives, who demonstrate academic achievement, and give back to their community. In addition, the program also offers scholarship opportunities and support services to aid scholars throughout their college career, including ongoing mentoring and career guidance. Students must be nominated or seek nomination for the BTO scholarship program by/from a teacher, counselor, caseworker or other adult who can speak to the following: his/her character, academic achievement, commitment to social justice issues/community, and the tremendous odds he/she beats every day. Visit the Children’s Defense Fund-New York Beat the Odds website for more information about student eligibility and to apply. Application deadline is June 5, 2017.

May 01, 2017

Using Growth Mindset to Better Support Youth in Our Programs

The Center for Educational Options OST Networking Meeting takes place May 18, 2017 from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. The meeting will focus on exploring growth mindset - the belief that one can get good at something through effort and learning and that it is not just a matter of being “good” or “bad” at something. The session includes hands-on activities and group work to think about how growth mindset applies to your programs and your work with youth. RSVP by May 15 to annehlawrence@gmail.com. Download a flyer for more details.

May 01, 2017

Beacon Community Center Requests for Proposals

The Department of Youth and Community Development has released two Requests for Proposals for organizations prequalified in the relevant service areas - Beacon Community Centers and Beacon Community Centers with Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Prevention Services. Beacons serve youth from kindergarten through age 21 and adults ages 22 and older including seniors. Located in public schools across New York City they operate year-round in non-school hours on weekdays, weekends, and in the summer. The ACS Beacon Prevention programs provide preventive services to families with youth at risk of foster care placement in a manner which ensures the safety of the youth and preserves, supports, and strengthens the family, when appropriate. Proposals for Beacon Community Centers are due May 24, 2017 and Centers with ACS Prevention on May 31, 2017. Visit the HHS Accelerator system for more information and to apply. Questions regarding either RFP can be sent to rfpquestions@dycd.nyc.gov.