Partnership for After School Education

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June 05, 2018

Disruption: A Podcast Listening Party with Willie Mae Rock Camp

Join participants from the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls Arts & Activism program at a podcast listening party to celebrate the work they’ve produced this year. These podcasts look at ways that participants want to ‘Disrupt!’ various systems. Topics include everything from colorism in communities of color, the Japanese idol industry, the role of white people in fighting racism, and more. To RSVP, send an email to

June 05, 2018

Architecture + Urban Design | DesignPrep Teen Workshop

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum offers DesignPrep, a series of free hands-on workshops for teens to learn about design's creative process. Led by professional designers, the workshops help build skills and a portfolio. High school students are invited to participate in a free workshop on June 6, 2018 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm to explore Cooper Hewitt's build environment. In this hands-on workshop, participants will prototype a design for Cuyler Gore Park with Landscape Designer, Linh Pham from Landscape Architecture + Urban Design firm, Scape Studio. Preregistration is required. To learn more about our educational programs, visit the Cooper Hewitt website

June 05, 2018

Summer Group Programs with City Parks Foundation

Sign up for summer group programs with City Parks Foundation. The Learning Gardens is a science-based experiential program that offers youth the opportunity to understand the importance of urban gardens and healthy food through hands-on lessons in garden maintenance and fun science games and activities. Coastal Classroom invites middle school students to become actively involved in marine ecosystems with hands-on learning along the New York City waterfront. Participants learn about everything from water ecology to quality urban waterfront restoration to preservation, sparking excitement and passion for conserving our coasts and waterways. Groups of up to 25 students are invited to register for both of these programs.

June 05, 2018

​New Settlement's College Access Center's​ Summer College Explorers Program

New Settlement's College Access Center is offering a College Explorers summer program for rising 11th and 12th grade students who are interested in visiting colleges and learning more about the college admissions and financial aid process. The program takes place twice a week from July 9 - August 2, 2018. Attend an information session on June 13 or 18, 2018 to learn more.

June 05, 2018

Free College Essay Workshops at Girls Write Now this Summer

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited to join Girls Write Now (GWN) for a free personal statement workshop and one-to-one editing sessions this summer.  On July 11, 2018, GWN will hold a workshop that covers the A-Z of personal statements. On July 18 and 20, 2018, they are offering one-to-one appointments with writing mentors to get feedback on essay drafts. These workshops are open to girls and gender non-conforming youth who live and go to school in New York City, and are held at GWN's office in Manhattan. Priority deadline to register is June 15, 2018. Visit the Girls Right Now website from more details and to RSVP.

June 05, 2018

Scholarships Available for Family Development Credential Program

Fall 2018 online scholarship applications are now available for both the Family Development Credential Program for frontline staff and the Family Development Credential Program for Leaders for supervisors, managers and directors. These intensive professional development training opportunities, offered via the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), emphasize empowerment and family support as a way of delivering human services, education, and health to individuals, youth and families.  Classes begin on October 5, 2018. For more information on either program or upcoming classes, contact Rhodesia Humphrey, Capacity Building Deputy Director, DYCD at (646) 343-6224.