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SYEP Applications Extended Through March 31


The Summer Youth Employment Program is now accepting applications until Friday, March 31, 2017.
If you are a NYC youth between the ages of 14–24 who is looking for valuable work experience and earning money this summer, please complete the SYEP application and take the first step to landing your dream summer job. Apply now at application.nycsyep.com.

Mayor de Blasio Launches Ad Campaign Encouraging Employers to Hire Ladders for Leaders Interns


DYCD’s Ladders for Leaders is a nationally recognized program that offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in paid professional summer internships with leading corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies in New York City. The program is an initiative of DYCD and supported by the NYC Center for Youth Employment and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City.

Pro-bono partnerships between the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC, Discovery Communications, Young & Rubicam (Y&R), Clear Channel Outdoor, OUTFRONT Media, JCDecaux and iHeart Media lead a call to action for employers. Read the full press release on nyc.gov for more.

3rd Annual COMPASS Recipe Rescue


Earlier this month, DYCD held the annual COMPASS Recipe Rescue cooking competition for K–12 youth to promote healthy eating, parent engagement, and cooking skills. The young chefs took their favorite family recipes and “rescued” them by preparing healthier versions. DYCD partnered with the Institute of Culinary Education to host the event. Special guest judges this year included, radio station Hot 97 DJs Laura Stylez, JENBKLYN (Jen From BK) and Shani Kulture. View stories from the Daily News and the World Journal on the event. Don’t forget to view and like photos from the day on our Facebook and Instagram!

12th Annual DYCD Annual Skate Day


Last month, over 650 youth from 20 DYCD-funded afterschool programs ice skated to music in a day of fun and hot chocolate at LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park. Students in kindergarten through middle school from all five boroughs skated at no cost. Check out photos capturing all the fun moments!

Pop-up Printmaking Workshops for Kids


Ongoing through Friday, March 31, 2017
The Shops at Atlas Park in Queens
8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale, NY 11385
Queens pop-up shop Little Pulp opens it’s doors to creativity for an entire month of collaborative art making. For a limited time, they are transforming a 4,000 sq.ft. storefront, at the Shops at Atlas Park, into a collaborative art & printmaking workshop for kids and their adults. Little Pulp’s weekend sessions are 2-1/2 hours of fun, messy hands-on printmaking working together as a group on a few large-scale collaborative art pieces and everyone (including adults) will be able to work on their own printmaking piece. Attendees are encouraged to bring personal mementos such as photos, clippings from magazines, or sketches they have made in the past to contribute to the collaborative effort. Weekdays offer open studio time for preschoolers to explore supplies and mediums. For more information about pricing and workshops, please visit Little Pulp’s website.

ARTech: Adventures in Art & Technology


Ongoing through Sunday, April 30, 2017
Meatpacking District - The Milk Building
459 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014
Free for all ages
ARTech is a pop-up activity center comprised of STEAM-based experiential workshops, installations, and interactive moments for school age children and their accompanying adults. ARTech is designed to inspire young minds to explore and consider how these principles impact their daily lives and the world in which they live. The program will enable exploration around problem-solving and creativity and seeks to facilitate experiential learning. ARTech is hosted by the Meatpacking Business Improvement District and programmed by Children’s Museum of the Arts and the New York Hall of Science. Activities include a blow-up planetarium, a GIF-making station, a rigamajig-building station, the return of the popular CMA ball pit, and much more. Reservations are required and can be booked online now.

Tilt Kids Festival 2017

Ongoing through Wednesday, April 16, 2017
Various locations Citywide
The second annual Tilt Kids Festival invites you on a journey across the arts! Tilt encourages a sense of freedom and adventure in the ways young people encounter art. Kids and adults alike will discover new works by international artists that offer mind-opening experiences and celebrate diversity across cultures. No matter how old you are, hopefully you’ll join in this spring and let curiosity be your guide! Tilt Kids Festival is produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in partnership with leading cultural institutions, which this year include The Brooklyn Public Library, The Invisible Dog, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. For more information and a list of events, please visit tiltkidsfestival.org.

Herstory Day


Sunday, March 26, 2017, 11:00am – 3:00pm
The Museum of the City of New York
1220 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029
Free with museum admission
Herstory Day is an intergenerational celebration of women’s history in New York City with a focus on quilting, archiving, and art practices. This program honors women throughout New York City who are working today to archive and preserve their own histories. Drop in to join history in the making as stories are archived through various practices. Activities are designed for adults and children to engage in together. Registration is suggested, though not required. For more details and a scheduling of events, please visit mcny.org.

Walk and Run for Youth this April


Fifth Annual Walk for Kids’ Growth
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, NY
Free for all ages
Help increase awareness of childhood growth disorders, and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, with this fun-filled day. Activities will include a 3-mile fun walk, free food, giveaways, display booths, and live performances by some of NY’s hottest performers. All ages and leashed pets are welcome! This event will be held at Flushing Meadows Park in front of the Fountain of the Planets, which is located closest to the Ice Rink. Participation at Walk for Kids Growth is free but donations to the Human Growth Foundation are welcome. For more information, please contact daphne@hgfound.org or visit walkforkidsgrowth.org.

NYRR Spring Youth Run
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 11:15am
Central Park, New York, NY
Free for ages 7–18
Keep the spring racing season going at the NYRR Spring Youth Run! At this free race in Central Park, boys and girls ages 7 to 18 can shake off the winter blues by running 1.7 miles through Manhattan’s most famous park. This event will be staged in multiple heats for the following age groups: 7–10 years, 11–13 years, and 14–18 years. For more information, check out near.org.

Youth Organizing/Leadership Engagement Workshop

Harnessing the Power of Youth Organizing: Impact on Resiliency, Social-Emotional Development, and Academic & Career Success will focus on the benefits of youth organizing and how participation in organizing helps young people develop strong social-emotional competencies and tangible skills that promote academic and career success. The workshop will also explore the important role of youth organizing in today’s political climate and provide resources for funders to learn more about youth organizing. Harnessing the Power of Youth Organizing will occur at Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway at 43rd Street (7th floor) New York, NY 10036 on Wednesday, March 22, 2017; 3:00pm – 5:00pm. Click here for more information.

Superpower Scholarship 2017

Have you ever wondered where you’d go if you could fly around downtown? Or maybe you daydream of secretly taking over the world - to each his own. For all of those hero lovers and villain enthusiasts, this super scholarship can give you the power to win free college money. Use your imagination and become the superhero, or perhaps supervillain, you’ve always wanted to be. Would you live a life in a comic book universe or use your powers here in the real world? How would you use your super powers for good, or bad, even if it was just for the day. Submit an online written response to the question: “Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?” in 250 words or less for the opportunity to receive a $2,500 scholarship to use towards education. Applicants must: be thirteen years of age or older at the time of application; a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia; and currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. The deadline to complete this application is March 31, 2017. Apply at unigo.com.

2017 New York Community Trust Non-profit Excellence Awards

Apply for the 2017 New York Community Trust Non-profit Excellence Awards to strengthen your organization’s management performance. The Non-profit Excellence Awards provides area non-profits with an opportunity to examine their management practices and receive expert feedback to strengthen their ability to meet their mission. Winners share innovative and replicable practices and compete for $60,000 in prize money as well as scholarships to Columbia Business School’s non-profit management courses.

Applications are due by 5:00pm, Friday, April 21, 2016. All operating 501(c)(3) non-profits in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester are eligible and encouraged to apply. Organizations do not need to be members of Non-profit Coordinating Committee (NPCC) to participate. For more information, please visit npccny.org.

The Gladys Brooks Foundation

The Foundation supports the intellectual, moral, and physical welfare of people by establishing and supporting non-profit libraries, educational institutions, hospitals, and clinics. Priority is given to applicants who do not have access to outside funding (including government funding); for projects where the grant will cover the largest amount of cost; and for capital projects including equipment or endowments. Applicants must request an application form from the Foundation. The application period for grant requests is open until May 31, 2017. Additional information can be found on the Foundation’s website.

The Women’s Venture Fund

The Women’s Venture Fund (WVF) is a non-profit organization that helps women to establish thriving businesses in urban communities with funding and business development programs. Fewer women are approved to borrow money from traditional lenders and most women owned businesses are undercapitalized. WVF’s goal is to address this confidence and skills gap so women understand what it takes to successfully access credit. Currently, WVF is working with clients in the New York City metropolitan area. If you currently own a business in this region, WVF can get the process started. Simply send your record of success to date along with the application here.

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

This scholarship is not a traditional scholarship focused on rewarding academic achievement and financial need. Its specific goal is to reward and encourage innovative and creative problem solving. The scholarship aims to honor students who excel as creative problem-solvers and to help make their higher education goals more accessible. The scholarship offers up to $20,000 (over four years). The scholarship is open to exceptionally innovative and creative high school juniors, seniors and college freshmen who are from Connecticut or the New York City metro area (and plan to attend or are attending college anywhere in the U.S.) or students from any part of the U.S. who plan to attend (or are attending) college in CT or NYC.

Apply for this scholarship if you are: a student who has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way; a student who has come up with a distinctive solution to problems faced by your school, community or family; or a student who has created a new group, organization, or institution that serves an important need. To apply, visit rbffoundation.org before the application deadline of April 30, 2017.

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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