Partnership for After School Education

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August 04, 2017

Free After-School Photography Program

NYC SALT has partnered with NYC Parks Computer and Resource Centers to provide five free digital photography and imaging workshops to 75 students committed to enrolling in the program for the 2017-2018 school year. Classes meet once a week for 2 hours and will run from October 2, 2017 - May 19, 2018. Students will learn how to see pictures in the world around them through an understanding of composition, light, color and moment. No previous photography experience required. As part of the class, students are provided with equipment and can choose between five NYC Parks & Recreation Centers: West Bronx, Washington Heights, Chelsea, East Village and LES. Only high school students qualifying for free or reduced lunch will be considered. The online application is due September 1, 2017. For questions email or call 917-929-0325.

August 04, 2017

​Karma for Cara Foundation's Microgrant Program for Students

Karma for Cara Foundation (K4C) helps young citizen leaders execute and magnify their initiatives to help repair the world. Through the K4C microgrant program, students 18 years of age and under may apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities. Applications are due October 1, 2017. For all questions related to microgrants, please contact

August 04, 2017

New York State Afterschool Program Accreditation

Run by the New York State Network for Youth SuccessNew York State Afterschool Program Accreditation is a step towards ensuring high-quality programming for children. The model emphasizes 26 quality standards which include safety, inspiring learning, and relationships. Interested programs participate in a web-based orientation and then secure an Accreditation Coach from a list of approved coaches. Throughout the process, the coach works with the program to help it meet all 26 quality standards and complete an endorsement visit. Accreditation is a great choice for programs that are looking to foster a team approach to program improvement with a focus on engaging families and children. Accreditation goes above and beyond the School Age Child Care (SACC) regulations. For more information on the course, contact Erin Broderick

August 04, 2017

Bystander Intervention Training

On August 16, 2017 from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm, the Human Services Council, in partnership with Hollaback! and the New York City Anti-Violence Project, is offering a training on Bystander Intervention. In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, we've seen how the rise in harassment and violence in the U.S. is impacting our communities. We have also seen a desire to rise up, speak out, and intervene when harassment is happening. This training will show participants how to do their part to protect community members when bigotry and harassment collide in front of them. Conducted by Hollaback!'s Deputy Director, Debjani Roy, and Anti-Violence Project's Senior Manager of Organizing and Advocacy, Yasmin Safdié, this training will arm participants with the tools to respond to harassment and protect the rights of everyone. Register to attend.

August 04, 2017

Request for Applications from the William T. Grant Foundation's​ Youth Service Improvement Grants

William T. Grant Foundation's Youth Service Improvement Grants program awards grants in the amount of $25,000 and is now open to community-based organizations (CBOs) in the five boroughs of New York City that want to improve the quality of the services they offer to young people. To be eligible, applicants must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and be a CBO that provides services to youth in the five boroughs; serve youth ages 5 - 25 directly; and have an operating budget between $250,000 and $5 million. Public/private schools are ineligible for consideration. Complete program guidelines and application instructions are available on the William T. Grant Foundation website. Applications are due September 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm.

August 04, 2017

Findings from DYCD Community Needs Assessment Released

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) released findings from its Community Needs Assessment (CNA). DYCD introduced the 2016 CNA to hear directly from New Yorkers and document their views on what is needed to improve the well-being of their own communities. More than 13,400 paper and electronic surveys were gathered from New Yorkers, including youth and adults from the city at large, attendees of public hearings, public school principals, faith-based leaders and interfaith organizations, Community Board leaders, and community-based organization program directors. The findings demonstrate that programs and services in the categories of education, employment/career advancement, and basic needs are the top priorities, and these are the resources that would especially benefit low-income New Yorkers. Download the full report.