@ DYCD November 2019 Newsletter
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National Runaway Prevention Month

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Did you know that November is National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM)? NRPM is the annual awareness and prevention campaign for runaway and homeless youth issues. Every November, participants across the country host activities and events that amplify the experiences of runaway and homeless youth and the role everyone plays in ending youth homelessness.

In New York City, DYCD funds services for Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) that include Drop-in Centers, Crisis Service Programs, Transitional Independent Living programs, and Street Outreach and Referral Services. For more information on these services, call Youth Connect at 1-800-246-4646 or 646-343-6800.

In observation of NRPM 2019, DYCD hosted special events including our annual RHY Open Mic night and Brooklyn Nets basketball game.

Advance & Earn

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Advance & Earn is a new training and employment program from DYCD's Workforce Connect for youth between the ages of 16-24. The new program model will offer a continuum of services including literacy and math instruction, HSE test preparation, work readiness training, college and career exploration, paid work experience, advanced occupational training and industry credential attainment supported by case management and wrap-around services. For more information on Advance & Earn, visit our official website.

Interested in working for an Advance & Earn program? All Advance & Earn providers are hiring for multiple positions. Please visit the program website to download a list of organizations operating the program and check their individual websites for open positions.

New York Drives

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The New York Drives Program is a six-week career training program that combines driving lessons with professional development workshops to help you qualify for Brooklyn Workforce Innovations' (BWI) training programs: Brooklyn Woods (skilled woodworking), Brooklyn Networks (telecommunications cable installation), and Made in NY (TV/film production assistant training).

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

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The 93rd edition of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ushers in the season with its signature giant character balloons, floats of fantasy, the nation’s finest marching bands, theater and Broadway in New York performances and celebs is one of the best NYC events.

Education Matters Scholarship

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As a scholarship seeker, you’re probably already aware of the importance of education. But what about the naysayers? Have you come across someone who’s tried to talk you out of college, saying that it’s not worth it? The Education Matters Scholarship is giving you the chance to state why education matters. Submit your online answer to UNIGO by the November 30, 2019 deadline.

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program

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The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities. Whether you’re the lead scorer or the most spirited team player, they want to hear how you have taken the skills you’ve cultivated in the locker room and used them to create a powerful, positive impact on the lives of others around you. Applications are due January 3, 2020, at 5:00 pm EST. For more information and to apply, visit the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes website.

Way Up

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Everyone remembers the excitement of landing their first job, but unfortunately, for most, the journey to finding it was not an easy one. Since day one, Way Up set out to change that. Way Up feels strongly that opportunity belongs to all, and that an individual should never be limited by their economic status, race, sexual orientation, gender, who you know, where you went to school, or where you’re from. Way up empowers early career candidates to discover and be discovered by employers. Click here to sign up and view the list of internships in the New York City area.

Citizens Committee Grants

Whether you’re organizing for tenants’ rights or laying the groundwork for a children’s arts program, neighborhood initiatives usually have one thing in common: they require funding. That’s where the Citizens Committee comes in. They offer micro-grants for your community-building projects. The funds come from a combination of private foundations, corporate sponsors, and individual donations. For the full list of grants, visit the Citizens Committee website.

Roothbert Fund

Roothbert Fund scholarships are open to all in the United States regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. The Fund has awarded grants to persons entering a wide range of careers. However, preference will be given to those who can satisfy high scholastic requirements and are considering careers in education. Applications are due on February 1, 2020; click here to sign up.

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.