Partnership for After School Education

Issue 84

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.