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June 13, 2014

Workshop: Fostering Global Competency among our Students

As a member of the Global Education Coalition of New York City (GEC-NYC), PASE is pleased to share a workshop, "Fostering Global Competency among our Students," taking place on July 22, 2014 at Bank Street College of Education. This workshop provides both formal and non-formal educators and school administrators with an in-depth understanding of global competency. Participants learn how to integrate global themes into the curriculum as required by the Common Core Standards and how to practically apply the concept of global competency in the classroom. Topics include conceptual frameworks on global and intercultural competencies, how to utilize cultural exchanges and technology to engage students with the world. Registration is $45 before July 1, 2014 and $65 after that date, and the registration deadline is July 15, 2014

June 13, 2014

Move This World Global Summit in Transforming Education through Creative Practices

Move This World, a global nonprofit that uses creative expression to address and transform conflict and bullying in communities worldwide, is holding its 5th Annual Global Summit in Transforming Education through Creative Practices in New York City from August 22-24, 2014. Educators, youth workers, thought leaders, creative arts therapists, students, artists, and social change advocates are invited to participate. Tickets cost $191 before July 1, 2014, and $225 afterward. Move This World is also seeking presenters to facilitate an experiential workshop, showcase your research, or perform as a featured artist. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2014.

June 13, 2014

​Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award

The Afterschool Alliance and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation are seeking nominations for afterschool programs that have excelled in providing literacy support to middle school students to receive $10,000 in the first ever Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award. The award seeks afterschool programs with demonstrated success improving the literacy skills—including reading, writing and comprehension—of middle school program participants to serve as examples of the power of the out-of-school space. Program staff and directors are allowed and encouraged to nominate their own program, but nominators can also be unaffiliated with the program. The nomination deadline is August 15, 2014.

June 13, 2014

AfterSchool Works! New York Call for Presenters

AfterSchool Works! New York (ASW) has issued a call for presenters for the Third Annual Fall Western New York State School-Age Training Institute, to be held in Rochester, NY on November 1, 2014. ASW seeks innovative, creative, and engaging presenters interested in sharing proven and promising practices and strategies in afterschool. Proposals are due by June 27, 2014, and selected presenters are notified by July 8, 2014.

June 13, 2014

The Fidelity Foundation - Arts/Culture, Community Development, Social Services, Health, and Education Grants

The Fidelity Foundation's grant programdesigned to strengthen the long-term effectiveness of nonprofit institutions, funds projects that help nonprofits build the organizational capabilities they need to better fulfill their missions and serve their constituencies. The Foundation primarily invests in projects in the areas of arts and culture, community development and social services, health, and education. Grants are made to fund only significant, transformative projects usually budgeted at $50,000 or more. Letters of Inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis. 

June 13, 2014

Expanded Eligibility for Food Programs

The United States Department of Agriculture has issued new guidelines that expand eligibility for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CAFCP) to more sites in low-income areas. To see if a site is eligible to participate, use the Food Research and Action Center's Summer Food Mapper and CACFP Mapper, which have been updated with the new data. For more information, please contact the New York Child Nutrition Program Administration at (518)473-5999.

June 13, 2014

The Accordion Effect: Is Quality in Afterschool Getting the Squeeze?

Dana Fusco of City University of New York, Anne Lawrence of Robert Bowne Foundation, Susan Matloff-Nieves of Queens Community House, and Esteban Ramos of Fresh Youth Initiatives recently published "The Accordion Effect: Is Quality in Afterschool Getting the Squeeze?" in Journal for Youth Development. The article describes the impact of increased external and regulatory pressures that have taken hold of community-based afterschool programs at a time of reduced financial and social capital. The authors name the factors that are creating what they call The Accordion Effect and describe its "squeezing" impact on quality programming. They conclude with recommendations for reclaiming quality youth work. The authors also published an op-ed on their findings in Youth Today.