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October 14, 2014

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation invites applications for its College Scholarship Program, which awards high-achieving high school seniors with financial need up to $40,000 per year for four years for college tuition, books, living expenses, and other required fees. In addition to financial support, the program offers an on-staff adviser to help students transition to college and maximize their campus experiences, a network of extraordinary scholars, and opportunities students might not otherwise have, such as funding for internships, study abroad, and graduate study. Applications are due November 4, 2014.

October 14, 2014

Global Competence Certificate​

The Global Competence Certificate is an online, graduate-level certificate program in global competence education for K-12 educators. The program was developed by leading experts from Teachers College, Columbia University, World Savvy, and Asia Society and lasts 15 months. Educators who complete the program earn 12 graduate credits or 48 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Information webinars are being held on November 13, 2014 and December 1, 2014Applications are due December 12, 2014. 

October 14, 2014

Lights On Afterschool Webmaker Challenge

Mozilla, the global nonprofit organization behind Firefox, has teamed up with the Afterschool Alliance to celebrate Lights on Afterschool, taking place on October 23, 2014, with the Lights On Afterschool Webmaker Challenge. This challenge gives afterschool program participants the chance to unleash their creativity - and learn some coding - by designing and publishing digital posters in support of Lights On Afterschool and their afterschool program, using Mozilla’s Webmaker platform. Six participating programs will be chosen at random to win $500. 

October 14, 2014

Bullying Prevention Resources

October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) offers a roundup of resources for families, teens, educators, clinicians, mental health professionals, and law enforcement personnel on how to recognize, deal with, and prevent bullying. These resources include webinars, websites, apps, organizations, programs, and trainings, all designed to help families and their communities prevent bullying.

October 14, 2014

NFSC’s New Focus on Small CBO Policy & Advocacy Support

The Neighborhood Family Services Coalition (NFSC) has announced a new focus on identifying, developing, and supporting partnerships between small community-based organizations (CBOs), the afterschool policy/advocacy sector, and NYC government. NFSC staff will work with a select group of small CBOs to assist and train them in building knowledge about current developments, opportunities, and trends in the public policy world and the youth development field; increase the visibility and success profiles of small CBOs throughout NFSC’s advocacy networks; and provide a voice for the unique challenges of smaller not-for-profit providers in implementing afterschool programs and other services through government contracts, which often require extensive expertise and staff capacity to execute. Selected CBOs are asked to designate a staff member to work closely with NFSC staff, attend monthly networking meetings, participate in advocacy events, attend meetings with City government officials, and serve as a liaison between NFSC and their CBO. Interested organizations should contact Gigi Li at gigi@nfsc-nyc.org or (212) 619-1656.

October 14, 2014

Panel on Outstanding Nonprofit Board Leadership

On October 23, 2014, the Center for Nonprofit Strategy & Management at Baruch College School of Public Affairs and VCG Governance Matters are co-sponsoring Outstanding Nonprofit Board Leadership: A Conversation With the Winners of the 2014 Brooke W. Mahoney Award for Outstanding Board Leadership. The winner and finalists of the 2014 award - BronxWorks, East Harlem Tutorial Program, GO Project!, Reach Out & Read of Greater New York, and Urban Pathways - will sit down with David Birdsell, Dean of the Baruch College School of Public Affairs and Chair of VCG Governance Matters, for a frank conversation about what makes their Boards - and their organizations - successful. Tickets cost $15 for members of VCG Governance Matters, $20 for non-members, and $5 for students, and registration is required.

October 14, 2014

National Geographic Online Meetups on Geo-Education

National Geographic is holding a series of online meetups for educators around the world to share ideas and gain innovative teaching strategies around geo-education, which includes the in-school and out-of-school experiences that teach young people to understand how our world functions and how people, places, and environments interconnect. Meetups are generally held on the first Tuesday of each month, and each month has a different theme. Educators across disciplines will discuss how to incorporate these themes in their lessons and activities. Upcoming themes include Outdoor Learning and Environmental Stewardship on November 5, 2014, World Languages and Cultures on December 2, 2014, and Community and Civic Engagement on January 6, 2014Registration is required.