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September 16, 2014

TheDream.US College Scholarships

TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers - youth who came to the United States as minors, have graduated from U.S. high schools or earned a U.S. high school equivalency, and lack a legal status - who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. Scholarships help cover tuition, fees, and books, up to a maximum of $12,500 for an associate’s degree and $25,000 for a bachelor’s degree, at one of TheDream.Us partner colleges, which include many CUNY schools. Students must be accepted to and eligible for in-state tuition at one of the partner colleges in order to receive the scholarship. The application deadline is October 12, 2014.

September 16, 2014

An Important Life Lesson: The Silver Lining of Afterschool Funding Fights

Patrick Pinchinat, Beacon Director at the Queens Community House, 2012 PASEsetter winner, and Afterschool Ambassador Emeritus, has published a piece in Youth Today entitled An Important Life Lesson: The Silver Lining of Afterschool Funding Fights. In the article, Patrick discusses the annual campaigns over the past several years to preserve funding for NYC afterschool programs, noting that children and youth who joined youth councils and advocated for their afterschool programs learned invaluable lessons about democracy and developed resilience, leadership skills, and a sense of empowerment. Remember to save the date and start planning for Lights on Afterschool, an annual advocacy event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities, on October 23, 2014.

September 16, 2014

Bank Street Occasional Paper Series Call for Submissions

The Bank Street College of Education Occasional Paper Series is seeking submissions for its next issue on examples of innovative practices that make sense of what is possible in the online environment. They encourage discussions of ways that educators are framing and reframing constructivist practice - which is built on the idea that students need opportunities to interact with and learn from each other - in the 21st century. They are also interested in papers that focus on program assessments. The series welcomes submissions from scholars and practitioners working in a wide range of school and non-school contexts. They encourage innovative and traditional formats including but not limited to: photo-narratives, annotated videos, graphic representations, critical analyses, essays, and case studies. A letter of intent is due October 1, 2014, and the full submission is due January 1, 2015.

September 16, 2014

Human Services News and Views Radio Show and Podcasts

The Human Services Council airs a radio show, Human Services News and Views, every Thursday at 6:00pm on WVOX 1460AM. Past episodes are available as podcasts here. Recent topics include "Collaborations and Mergers in the Nonprofit Sector," featuring Michael Zisser of University Settlement and The Door and author of How the Other Sector Survives and John MacIntosh of Seachange Capital Partners; "NYC Service Initiatives and Music Education in Schools," featuring Paula Gavin of NYC Service and Katherine Damkohler of Education Through Music; and "Community Engagement and Improving Nonprofits in New York," featuring Jeremy Reiss of Henry Street Settlement and Melkis Alvarez-Baez of Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York; among many others.

September 16, 2014

NYSAN FAQ on Including Students with Disabilities

The New York State Afterschool Network (NYSAN) has published Including All Students: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Including Students with Disabilities in Afterschool and Summer Programs, a resource that defines disability and inclusion and the rights afforded to people with disabilities before going into greater detail on best practices, tips, and resources for inclusion. It also identifies organizations throughout the state and country that provide additional training and resources for programs on inclusion practices. Finally, the FAQ directs program providers to tools with which to assess how inclusive their programs are and guidelines for making the necessary changes.

September 16, 2014

Macquarie David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowship

The Macquarie Group Foundation is accepting applications for its David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowship, which grants the CEO or Executive Director (ED) of a New York City-based nonprofit organization $20,000 to research best practices in social innovation abroad. CEOs or EDs of social enterprises are eligible to apply if they provide both a return on investment and a social good. The grant must be used for the costs of airfare, accommodation and other costs associated with the proposed overseas trip. The application deadline is October 1, 2014.

September 16, 2014

Lawyer's Alliance for New York: Advising Nonprofits Guide

The Lawyer's Alliance for New York has released the newest edition of Advising Nonprofits, its comprehensive guide to legal issues encountered by attorneys, staff, and board members in operating and managing nonprofit organizations. This information is especially important as organizations seek to comply with the Nonprofit Revitalization Act's requirements. The book covers key issues relating to corporate governance and structuring, contracts, regulatory compliance, fundraising, personnel management, lobbying and political activity, intellectual property, and revenue-generating activities. It is available for purchase as a bound printed copy ($100) and as both an Individual Use ($100) and Site License ($200) PDF download.