@ DYCD August 2018 Newsletter
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Workforce Connect

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DYCD is pleased to announce the rebranding of our funded workforce development initiatives as Workforce Connect. Workforce Connect coordinates NYC’s workforce development programs by assisting youth between the ages of 14 and 24 to gain work experience and further their education. Within Workforce Connect, three programs have been rebranded: Learn & Earn (formerly In-School Youth or ISY), Train & Earn (formerly Out-of-School Youth or OSY) and Intern & Earn (formerly the Young Adult Internship Program or YAIP).

Learn more about Workforce Connect by visiting the official DYCD website and be on the lookout for announcements on LinkNYC kiosks in all five boroughs!

Bronx Zoo Day

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On July 19, nearly 7,000 participants from DYCD’s Beacon, COMPASS, SONYC, and Cornerstone summer camp programs enjoyed a day of fun at the Bronx Zoo. This is the 12th year the Zoo has hosted the celebration of DYCD summer programs. Operating from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, the camps are designed to offer a holistic summer camp experience with structured theme-based learning activities, trips and recreational experiences. Visits to NYC cultural institutions, like the Bronx Zoo, are just one of many ways young people have the opportunity to explore the City while learning and having fun.

Summer Streets 2018

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On the first three Saturdays in August between the hours of 7:00 am and 1:00 pm, nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are open to the public to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets is an annual celebration of the City’s most valuable public space—our streets. This event provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2017, nearly 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets. Will you be on hand this year?

Intern with NYC Health

Health Internship

Are you or someone you know looking for an internship? The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is now accepting applications for their fall HRTP: Public Health Internship Program. For over 50 years, HRTP has provided the opportunity for undergraduate, graduate and professional school students to experience some of the real-life challenges of public health. Visit the official HRTP webpage before August 15, 2018 to apply.

NYC ACS is Hiring

The NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) is looking for caring, enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about working with young people and interested in helping turn young lives around to become Youth Development Specialists. For more information on becoming a Youth Development Specialist, visit the ACS website.

Year Up New York

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Are you between 18-24 years old, looking to build your resume with hands-on experience while receiving a stipend payment? Year Up seeks to close the opportunity divide by providing young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. If your or someone you know is interested this one-year, intensive training program, visit Year Up New York’s official website.

NYRR Open Run

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New York Road Runners (NYRR) invites you to join their open runs! NYRR’s Open Runs are free weekly runs in local neighborhood parks all over New York City. To see if your park is on the list, visit the NYRR Open Run website.

Brooklyn Book Festival

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The Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF) is one of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City. Presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors, the Festival includes a week of Bookend Events throughout New York City, a lively Children’s Day and a celebratory Festival Day with more than 300 authors plus 250 booksellers filling a vibrant outdoor Literary Marketplace. This hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages. This year BKBF will feature authors including Rumaan Alam, Martin Amis Jennifer Egan, Tayari Jones, Akwaeke Emezi, Laura Lippmann, Terry McMillan, Carmen Maria Machado, Joyce Carol Oates, Greg Pardlo, Hermione Hoby, A.M. Homes, April Ryan, Alexander Chee and more. For the full list of authors and more details, visit the official festival website.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 30th class in 2018, the Foundation has provided over 6,000 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $66 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. The application will reopen in early August 2018 for students who will be graduating in the 2018-2019 academic school year. Please visit their website for more information.

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.

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) invests in a network of community-based organizations and programs to alleviate the effects of poverty and to provide opportunities for New Yorkers and communities to flourish.