Partnership for After School Education

Issue 86

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

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 or (212) 619-1656.