Partnership for After School Education

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November 01, 2018

New Edition - FAFSA: The How-To Guide for High School Students

The Center for New York City Affairs has published the fall 2018-2019 edition of their popular guide for high school students who are applying to college and beginning their all-important quest for financial aid, FAFSA: The How-To Guide for High School Students (And the Adults Who Help Them). The guide is particularly useful for first-generation, immigrant and low-income students. The latest edition is now available in English and nine other languages.

November 01, 2018

Robert Sterling Clark Foundation​'s Blog Series​ on Trust-Based Philanthropy

Robert Sterling Clark Foundation (RSC) introduced a new blog series on Trust-Based Philanthropy. This philanthropy approach is based on seven pillars: making multi-year unrestricted grants; streamlining and simplifying paperwork; doing the homework; soliciting and acting on feedback; engaging in transparent and responsive communication; partnering in the spirit of service; and supporting beyond the check. Every two weeks, the blog explores one or more of the seven pillars.

November 01, 2018

Quality Self-Assessment (QSA) Tool, Third Edition

The Network for Youth Success released a newly revised Quality Self-Assessment (QSA) Tool, Third Edition. This self-assessment tool is designed to offer practical insight on the self-assessment process to aid in quality improvement and planning efforts. It is designed around ten elements of quality and contains an all new Informal STEM Learning Supplemental Element created in partnership with the PEAR Institute. The updated tool incorporates recent research and best-practices and has been shortened where possible for ease of use.

November 01, 2018

Youth Communication Webinar on College & Career Readiness

Youth Communication is hosting a free webinar, Strategies to Support Students' Social and Emotional (SEL) Skills. In this one-hour interactive webinar, participants will learn strategies for how to use teen-written stories to help students develop the SEL skills necessary for secondary school completion, college enrollment, and success in the workplace. Resources to help participants support youth in college and career readiness will be shard. This webinar is ideal for high school educators, college and career counselors, and other professionals at settings such as vocational and technical schools. Register for one of two times: November 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm or November 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm.

November 01, 2018

Mouse and Hire - Tackling the Gender Gap

It's 2018 - the era of #MeToo, Time's Up and the Women's March - yet despite the social movements and media attention, women still face challenges in the workplace that their male counterparts do not. Join Mouse and Hired for a discussion around the gender gap and how some of the most innovative companies are confronting these inequities head-on. The panel discussion, takes place on November 7, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. RSVP to attend.

November 01, 2018

Promoting Civic Engagement Through Afterschool Programs

Afterschool Alliance and the Center for Global Education at Asia Society partnered to create the issue brief, Promoting Civic Engagement Through Afterschool Programs. The brief shines a light on the interactive and immersive ways afterschool and summer learning programs are encouraging youth to be knowledgeable, engaged, and civically-minded individuals. Find out more about civics education best practices and discover innovative approaches to civic engagement being taken in the afterschool field.