Partnership for After School Education

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May 15, 2018

Sound Thinking NYC​ - Music Industry Program for High School Students

The Creative Arts Team (CAT) at City University of New York offers a free program, Sound Thinking NYC, that provides opportunities for young people - especially young women in high school - to explore career opportunities in the music industry. The program includes a three-week Summer Intensive program in July, school year workshops, paid internships in the music industry, and opportunities to enroll in CUNY College Now courses. The program is funded by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. Applications for the Summer Intensive, open to any New York City student who will be entering 11th grade fall 2018, are due by May 21, 2018.

April 16, 2018

Free Poetry Workshop for Young Women aged 14+ in the South Bronx

Silence Out Loud is a free, 11-week poetry and spoken word workshop led by poet Roya Marsh offered through New Settlement’s Program for Girls & Young Women. The workshop meets Thursday evenings, 5:30 pm – 7: 00 pm, April 12-June 21, 2018 at 1525 Townsend Avenue, Bronx 10452. This workshop is designed for young women ages 14 – young adult. Participants may be enrolled after the first class, space permitting. New participants will need to complete an enrollment packet, but may bring it with them to the first session. For more information, download the 2017-18 enrollment packet. Contact Joy Leonard with any questions at 718-716-8000 x 119 or This workshop series is funded in part by Poets & Writers through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

April 16, 2018

NYU College and Career Lab for Middle Schoolers

The NYU College and Career Lab is a free, focused, and fun five-week, July 9 - August 10, 2018, summer academic program for current 7th and 8th graders in the NYC Metro area. Students will participate in introductory week-long courses led by faculty at NYU's School of Law, Stern School of Business, Tisch School of the Arts, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, and Tandon School of Engineering. Each participant is also paired with an NYU student advisor who provides mentorship and guidance for the duration of the Lab. The online application is due April 30, 2018. Visit the program website for more information and to apply.

April 16, 2018

The College Board Fellowship Program

The College Board Fellowship Program looks to identify, recognize, and reward rising leaders of color who are especially effective in closing the achievement and attainment gaps that separate African American, Latino, Asian Pacific, and Native American students from their white peers. The Fellowship program will provide emerging leaders of color with a formal mentorship, fully funded travel to the College Board Forum, and a one-time, one-year $5,000 award to support the work that they are doing to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for students of color. College Board is seeking a diverse group of people representing both K-12 and higher-ed from the worlds of practice, policy, research, and advocacy; representing all regions of the country as well as rural, suburban, and urban areas. Application deadline is May 18, 2018.

April 16, 2018

(Un)precedented: Philanthropy Takes Action in the First Year of a New Political Reality

The TCC Group has released a new report, (Un)precedented: Philanthropy Takes Action in the First Year of a New Political Reality. The report documents how philanthropy has demonstrated flexibility, nimbleness, and a willingness to collaborate in the first year of the new presidential administration and includes insights from nearly 30 philanthropic leaders. Key insights include philanthropy-serving organizations played a critical role in enabling funder learning, dialogue, and action; the new environment accelerated important funder conversations; and while some funders remained cautious, others embraced their public voice.