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2018 Summer Youth Employment Application Extended to March 30


The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is accepting applications through the new deadline of Friday, March 30, 2018. (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with summer employment. SYEP participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs at government agencies, hospitals, summer camps, nonprofits, small businesses, law firms, museums, sports enterprises, and retail organizations. SYEP also offers workshops on job readiness, career exploration and financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth. Visit the SYEP website to apply today!

Save the Date: Spring into Health Fairs

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 (DFTA) and New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, will host 35 Spring into Health Fairs in all five boroughs from April 10 through April 14, 2018. To find the Spring into Health Fair near you, visit the DYCD website.

Read Across America


Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. In celebration, DYCD hosted our first Read Across America Day for middle school and high school youth. Check out the event highlights in our Facebook album.

13th Annual DYCD Annual Skate Day

More than 200 young people from DYCD-funded afterschool programs took a day from their mid-winter break to enjoy a day of ice skating and hot chocolate at LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Visit our Facebook album for photos capturing all the fun!

Summer Programs at the Brooklyn Children's Museum

The Brooklyn Children's Museum is offering a tuition-free summer program that will run Monday through Fridays from 8:30am to 5:45pm throughout the summer. The program will operate from P.S. 189, located at 1100 East New York Avenue in Brooklyn, and participants will take field trips to the Museum and other cultural institutions across the city. For more information and to submit your application, visit the Brooklyn Children's Museum by Friday, March 23, 2018.

NYU Aspire Program

NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Aspire is a scholarship program for rising high school juniors and seniors from underrepresented communities who will be first-generation college students. Aspire is a two-year college prep and mentoring program that features a variety of classes and workshops, which will prepare selected applicants for the college admissions process and experience. The program begins with a one-week college immersion intensive in the summer and continues with support throughout your junior and senior year in high school. The deadline to apply for this program is March 30, 2018, so apply today by visiting the Aspire program's website.

Harlem Youth Court

The Harlem Youth Court trains teenagers to serve as jurors, judges and advocates, handling real-life cases involving their peers. The goal of the Harlem Youth Court is to use positive peer pressure to ensure that young people who have committed minor offenses learn accountability and restore the harm done to the community and receive the help they need to avoid further involvement in the justice system. Through this experience, members develop critical thinking, leadership and public speaking skills that will benefit them now and in their futures. Youth court members determine fair and appropriate sanctions for respondents. Sanctions may include community service, a letter of apology, an essay, conflict resolution workshops, or goal-setting and skill-building workshops. Visit Youth Court for more information, or apply at Harlem Youth Court; the deadline is March 30, 2018.

Year UP New York

Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. This is done through a yearlong intensive training program that features six-months of professional training in IT, Financial Operations, Sales & Customer Support, Business Operations, or Software Development, followed by six months of corporate internship with a respected company. Year Up has 23 locations nationwide, including two in New York City. Visit the Year Up New York website for more information.

Summer internship @ Brooklyn Navy Yard

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation's Summer Internship Program connects graduating college-attending or college-bound undergraduate students to a wide range of work opportunities with businesses within the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Over the course of an eight-week session, students will be connected to Yard-based businesses and departments according to their future career interests, skillsets and educational background. If you are interested in this program and either live in or attend college in New York City, visit the internship information page on the Brooklyn Navy Yards' website.

Summer Writing Workshop

Do you know a teenager that loves to write? Invite them to be part of Youth Communication's 39th annual intensive summer writing workshop. They will get one-on-one mentoring, write stories about their life, and meet other New York City writers, in addition to receiving a $1,000 stipend and a daily MetroCard. For more information and to apply, visit the YCteen webpage.

Do-Over Scholarship

We've all made mistakes and what we learn from our mistakes can often be invaluable. If you had a chance to "do-over" a moment in your life, would you go back and fix your mistake? How would it affect you and your future? While Unigo doesn't have a time machine, they do offer the Do-Over Scholarship. This scholarship will award $1,500 to one lucky applicant that tells them about the moment they will do-over.

MyBioSource Scholarship for All Majors

MyBioSource is not only a supporter of students pursuing degree in the science fields but to all students in general who are working hard to obtain a higher education. With that, MyBioSource is honored to offer a scholarship program for all other majors outside of S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). With this scholarship, students will be able to have MyBioSource help them with the costs of necessities that come with getting a greater education. The candidate must be enrolled as a freshman, undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university for the 2017 fall semester. To apply, complete the application by June 30, 2018 along with a 250-word response on why you have chosen your intended college major and why you should receive the scholarship. For more information on the MyBioSource Scholarship, please visit the MyBioSource website.

Edward & Ellen Roche Relief Foundation

The Edward & Ellen Roche Relief Foundation was established in 1953 to support organizations serving disadvantaged women and children. Specifically, funding will be provided to nonprofits that help ensure the well-being and self-sufficiency of low-income women and their families. Recognizing the diverse array of programs that serve these populations, the Roche Relief Foundation has chosen to focus its limited resources on programs that serve the following populations:

  • Unemployed or underemployed women
  • Immigrants
  • Victims of domestic or sexual violence
In addition, organizations providing the following will be prioritized:
  • Financial assistance and counseling
  • Job training and placement
  • Comprehensive support services to a distinct disadvantaged population
The application deadline for the Edward & Ellen Roche Relief Foundation is June 30, 2018. Grant decisions will be made by October 31, 2018. The typical grant range is between $15,000 and $25,000. 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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