Partnership for After School Education

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November 15, 2017

City of Science 2017 Brooklyn

On December 10, 2107, join the World Science Festival and Con Edison for this larger-than-life, touring event where the wondrous properties of science, technology, engineering, and math collide. City of Science is free and open to the public. Filled with interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities, and enormous exhibitions, this program unleashes everyone’s inner scientist. RSVP not required, but encouraged. Download flyer.

November 15, 2017

The Struggle to Be Strong: Professional Development Workshop

Youth Communication will host a professional development workshop The Struggle to Be Strong on December 5, 2017, from 9:30 am - 1:00 pm. This workshop is ideal for educators, counselors, and youth workers. The Struggle to Be Strong covers topics such as asking tough questions, taking charge, overcoming adversity, and more. Participants in this workshop will be have an opportunity to practice active listening, facilitating group read-alouds, and communication techniques for creating a safe space for teens. Curriculum and training packages include: professional development for educators and youth service professionals, leader's guide with structured and scripted lessons, and anthologies of relevant, award-winning true stories by teens. For more info and pricing structure visit Youth Communication's website.

November 15, 2017

Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund Request for Applications

Established by the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, Asian American Federation, Black Agency Executives, Hispanic Federation, and New York Urban League with allocated funds from the New York City Council, the Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF) is accepting applications for 2018. This is the program's fourth round and has provided 218 capacity-building projects for nonprofit organizations to date. The purpose of the CCNSF capacity-building program is to help organizations identify and address their most pressing organizational needs. Application deadline is December 6, 2017. For more information, please see the CCNSF RFA Application Packet.

November 15, 2017

2018 New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning and NSLA Founder's Awards

National Summer Learning Association's (NSLA) New York Life Excellence in Summer Learning Award and the Founder’s Award recognize outstanding summer programs, models, digital applications, and systems that demonstrate excellence in accelerating academic achievement and promoting healthy development for young people. NSLA strongly encourages applications from programs that include STEM or STEAM, early literacy, college & career readiness, serving boys or young men of color, health & wellness, English Language Learners, leadership & teamwork, and inclusion. Submission deadline is December 21, 2017. Winners announced July 2018.

November 15, 2017

Snapshot Report – From Community College to Graduate and Professional Degrees

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center released a new report, From Community College to Graduate and Professional Degrees. According to the report, community colleges provide an important entry point on the pathway to graduate and professional degree completion. Nearly 20 percent of 2016-17 master’s degree earners originally entered higher education in a community college, and nearly 12 percent earned an associate degree from a community college. Download the report.

November 15, 2017

Goddard Options Article Featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Stanford Social Innovation Review featured an article from Goddard Riverside's OPTIONS Center, Equity Along the Paths to and Through College. The article discusses how OPTIONS is training college advisors, school counselors, volunteers, and members of community-based organizations to provide high-quality college advising.