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Spring into Health Week!


From April 10 through April 14, 2018, DYCD, in conjunction with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), NYC Health + Hospitals, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA), NYC Department for the Aging, New York City Department of Education and New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, will host 34 health fairs across the City. To find the Spring into Health Fair near you, visit the DYCD website.

Celebrating Community Moms


In observance of Mother’s Day on May 13, 2018, we are excited to invite you to join our #DYCDCommunityMoms campaign to celebrate mothers and other caretakers who provide inspiration and support, while contributing to the physical, social and emotional well-being of families and communities. From now until Mother’s Day, DYCD invites you to submit stories about your community mom and we will share them on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

We Want to Hear from You

Your suggestions and ideas are important to us. Please take two minutes to complete our feedback survey, and tell us how we can improve this newsletter. We are interested in what type of information you want to see more and less often. Starting with the July newsletter, you will begin to notice your suggestions coming to life!

WCS Youth J.I.V.E. Brooklyn

Have you ever wanted to get involved at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)? If so, register to attend the Youth J.I.V.E. Brooklyn (Job, Internship, and Volunteering Expo) event at the New York Aquarium on Saturday, April 14, 2018. This event is an interactive opportunity for youth (ages 14-26) to connect directly with hiring managers and learn about the many paid and unpaid positions at our Brooklyn locations: The New York Aquarium and Prospect Park Zoo. Attendees can also find out more about jobs and volunteer opportunities at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo.

Car Free NYC


Car Free Earth Day is an annual event, which will be held this year on Saturday, April 21, the day before Earth Day. This year there will be two events. One event opens thirty blocks of Broadway from Times Square to Union Square for people to explore on foot during event hours, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM; in uptown Manhattan, Car Free Earth Day opens up nine blocks on St. Nicholas Avenue from 181st Street to 190th Street. For up to the minute event updates, visit the Car Free NYC Facebook page.

Street Games

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company will host the 11th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem! Street Games re-introduces classic, low-tech games played in the City in the 60s and 70s to a new generation of kids. The event is open to all ages and abilities.

New York On Tech: Tech Flex Leaders Program

The Tech Flex Leaders Program is a selective year-long immersive experience for juniors and seniors enrolled in a NYC high school. The program offers students access to weekly technology classes, mentorship with technology professionals and access to professional opportunities across NYC technology companies like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more! Students selected for the immersive are uniquely positioned to develop a portfolio of technology projects that illustrate a fundamental understanding of front- and back-end web development. Learn more about the 2018 - 2019 program by visiting the New York On Tech website before the April 15 deadline.

Apollo Theater Summer Internship

The Apollo Theater Academy Summer Internship Program provides high school students with opportunities for professional and personal development as they explore managerial and production careers in the performing arts and entertainment industries. Interns learn about non-performance careers and what takes place behind the scenes at the Apollo Theater. Interns are assigned to work alongside staff members of the Apollo Theater for six weeks in various production departments to learn about lighting design, videography, audio engineering, carpentry and prop creation; interns will also be exposed to careers in arts administration while learning what it takes to produce live shows. Visit the Apollo Theater website to apply before the April 27, 2018 deadline.

The New York Community Trust

The New York Community Trust’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship Program provides support for talented young people from historically underrepresented populations who are dedicated to a career in the arts. These grants will provide assistance to arts groups and training programs in all artistic disciplines to help individual artists make the transition to professional careers. Grants will provide education, training, or other support for young pre-professionals living and working in New York City. For more information, download the Request for Proposal and submit it before the May 1, 2018 deadline.

Global Teletherapy Academic Excellence Award

Families deserve an opportunity to provide their children with high-quality education without sinking into debt. Likewise, students deserve to spend their years in college unburdened by the worry of paying off loans after graduation. With these concerns in mind, Global Teletherapy is proud to help defray the rising costs of higher education. Global Teletherapy is offering any current college or graduate school student who understands what it means to accept responsibility to improve his or her community the opportunity to earn a $1,000 merit-based scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to the winner of their essay contest. All eligible students, regardless of major, are encouraged to apply by May 15, 2018. For eligibility requirements and additional details, please visit the Global Teletherapy website.

Fifth Month Scholarship

One is the loneliest number. Three is a crowd. Then there is five. What’s so special about five? Well, for starters, this lucky number could help you win a $1,500 scholarship. It would take more than just one hand to count all the reasons why the number five is important and Unigo wants to know what you think! What is it about the number five that’s so significant to you? May is the fifth month of the year. Write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important. Be serious or be funny. Either way, submit your letter by May 31, 2018, at Unigo’s website.

Harry S. Black & Allon Fuller Fund

The Harry S. Black and Allon Fuller Fund was established in 1930 to support quality health care and human services programming for underserved populations. The grantmaking focus is health care and physical disabilities. The Fund supports access programs for physically disabled individuals; disability policy analysis and advocacy; workforce development programs; and programs that improve quality of life for the disabled. The Harry S. Black and Allon Fuller Fund generally does not provide funding for projects in the areas of health care specific to medical/academic research or to organizations or programs that primarily provide mental health services. In the area of physical disabilities, the Fund generally does not provide funding to organizations or programs that primarily provide services to either the mentally or developmentally disabled. Applicant organizations must both serve and be geographically located within the city limits of New York City or Chicago. Grant requests for general operating support or program/project support are strongly encouraged. In general, grant requests for endowment campaigns, capital projects or research will not be considered. The majority of grants from the Harry S. Black and Allon Fuller Fund are one year in duration. The Harry S. Black and Allon Fuller Fund has a deadline of June 30, 2018. Grant decisions will be made by October 31, 2018. For more information, please visit the grant page.

Have you discovered discoverDYCD?


Looking for an afterschool program in your neighborhood? Need information on improving reading skills or finding the nearest community center? The web application discoverDYCD allows you to search in multiple languages for DYCD-funded programs. You can search by borough, neighborhood or zip code, and discoverDYCD provides contact information, activities offered, and a mapping feature with navigation.

Categories of services include: Afterschool Programs, Family Support, Literacy Services, Youth Services and so much more! We hope you find discoverDYCD useful as you take advantage of the diverse resources and opportunities that New York City has to offer.

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