Partnership for After School Education

Issue 175
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October 18, 2018

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum​'s Dimensional Wallcoverings Workshop

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, on October 24, 2018 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, is hosting a free workshop, Dimensional Wallcoverings. In this hands-on workshop, high school and college level students will explore dimensional wallcoverings with designer Jill Malek to design a tactile wallpaper for a boutique hotel. Jill has had her work appear in many high-profile global interiors, including The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Hotel and Resort Casino, The Victoria Secret dressing rooms worldwide, Bliss Spas, Bloomingdales, the sets of Jessica Jones Netflix, Gossip Girl, and Billions. This is a free program but pre-registration is required.

October 18, 2018

Youth Leadership Council Application Now Live

Currently enrolled, New York City high school students (ages 14-21) are invited to join a NYC Service Youth Leadership Council (YLC). YLCs address crucial City issues and catalyze authentic change in communities across all five boroughs through a combination of policy, practice, and/or advocacy service. Councils are run in partnership with schools, City agencies, and community-based organizations throughout NYC, and need high school students to share their stories, passions, and ideas. Youth do not need the best grades or prior leadership experience to join today and make a difference. By joining a YLC, students will have the opportunity to team up with other young New Yorkers and develop the tools and skills to put their ideas into action. Reach out to NYC Service at for further information. Apply via the YLC online application.

October 18, 2018

​National Summer Learning Association Summer Learning Awards

Each year, the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) recognizes the outstanding work done during the summer months on behalf of our nation’s youth. Applications for the 2019 Summer Learning Awards are open now. Winning programs receive a $10,000 reward, generously provided by the New York Life Foundation and Lands' End, visibility during National Summer Learning Day and at the Summer Changes Everything national conference, and national and local media outreach, along with special spotlights in NSLA's Summer Times e-newsletter. Watch the Summer Learning Awards Kick-off Webinar for information about this year’s application and the application process. NSLA will announce winners during National Summer Learning Day celebrations in July 2019. Application deadline is December 21, 2018.

October 18, 2018

Options Institute College Access Trainings

Goddard Riverside’s Options Institute offers interactive professional development workshops covering the essential topics youth workers need in order to help students through the college process such as matching students to the best postsecondary opportunities, supporting students as they choose a career, and helping students pay for college. Additionally, Options Institute contracts with organizations to develop and provide training on college access topics. Options works with the New York City Department of Education and iMentor, among others. Visit the Options Institute website for more information. Write Sandy Jimenez (, Assistant Director of Training, with your questions.

October 18, 2018

CACNY​'s 7th Annual Opportunity Fair

CACNY is hosting its 7th Annual Opportunity Fair on November 19, 2018 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at CUNY Baruch College. This event is structured for college access/success professionals only, not students. High School (HS) and Community-based Organizations (CBO) counselors can meet admissions counselors from Opportunity Programs throughout NYS, learn about all the support services available through SUNY EOC centers, CD, SEEK, ASAP, HEOP and EOP, and obtain a clear understanding of the criteria to gain admission to these programs. HS and CBO counselors register via Eventbrite by November 14, 2018.

October 18, 2018

DYCD Concept Paper Released - Feedback Welcomed

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) has released the concept paper for the Horizon program. The Horizon secure juvenile detention facility located in Mott Haven, Bronx, will house 16 - 21 year olds who are detained and part of the Raise the Age law. The purpose of the Horizon program will be to provide high quality, engaging activities and supportive relationships that foster social and emotional well-being, build life skills, and to offer opportunities for youth to explore career options that build on their strengths and reflect their interests. Interested parties should send comments to by October 24, 2018. Please enter “Horizon Concept Paper” in the subject line. Comments received will assist with developing a request for proposals, which will be released through the HHS Accelerator system.