Partnership for After School Education

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October 15, 2017

Apply to Spring 2018 Baruch College Now

The Spring 2018 Baruch College Now applications are now available. College Now is a collaborative effort of the City University of New York and the New York City Department of Education. Designed to improve the academic achievement of NYC Public High School students, College Now prepares students to begin college-level work and offers dual enrollment and college-readiness programs in more than 400 NYC high schools enrolling over 20,000 students annually. Baruch College is one of the 17 campus-based College Now programs. To enroll, a student must be a rising junior or rising senior in a NYC public high school. Visit the College Now application website for full eligibility requirements and more information about the program. Deadline to apply is December 1, 2017.

October 15, 2017

Brooklyn Interns for Arts & Culture at BAM

High school juniors develop college readiness and gain real-world work experience over the course of a year and a half in a paid internship program at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). Brooklyn Interns for Arts & Culture gain valuable skills, like creating a resume, having a successful job interview, and public speaking and presentation. Interns participate in weekly career development workshops, work under the supervision of a BAM employee in BAM’s administrative offices, receive one-on-one mentoring, and attend Q&A lunches with executive staff. Participating students will also receive free SAT prep classes. All students must complete an online application and interview in order to be considered for the program. No previous experience is required. Application deadline is November 30, 2017.

October 15, 2017

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards​ for Teens

The 2018 Scholastic Awards are open for submissions, and deadlines vary by region. Teens in grades 7 - 12 from public, private, or home schools can apply in over 20 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published. The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Scholastic Awards and New York Life Foundation also have created a special partnership to encourage bereaved teens who have personally experienced a loss through the death of a close loved one to create original works of art or writing that explore their responses to grief. The award will provide six students with $1,000 scholarships. In addition to scholarships, these works addressing loss, bereavement, and healing will be presented across the country in exhibitions at New York Life offices as well as bereavement centers

October 15, 2017

Kaplan Educational Foundation’s Your 2018 Guide to College Transfer​

The Kaplan Educational Foundation’s Your 2018 Guide to College Transfer is a comprehensive handbook profiling top schools for transfer across the United States, and serves as a resource for students and school advisors to help navigate the entire transfer process, from application to enrollment. The guide profiles 90 top transfer schools in the United States and highlights the best schools for non-traditional students, including veterans, adult students with their own families, and recent immigrants who may be unfamiliar with United States colleges. Purchase the book and download free resources here.

October 15, 2017

Resources for Educators to Support Undocumented Students and Families

The California Equity Leadership Alliance released a toolkit to support undocumented students and families. The toolkit comes in three sections. One for students and families, another for educators and administrators, and a third for school board members and policymakers. Within the toolkit one can find classroom tools and strategies, fact sheets, guides and legal resources, sample resolutions, and social/emotional support resources.