Family Support

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The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) funds a wide variety of programs designed to help New Yorkers confront life’s challenges. Healthy Families programs assist families in accessing resources for identified needs, including domestic violence, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, health and nutrition. Programs also provide advocacy and assistance in obtaining government benefits, housing, education and employment, and other social services. Contact Youth Connect at 1-800-246-4646 to find a program near you.

Step It Up

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Do you know a dance or step team that's ready to bring social change to the stage? In 2019, we're stepping it up for LGBTQ+ rights! Join us to celebrate the creativity, diversity, and history of New York City as we approach the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising this June. Step It Up NYC is open to NYC youth between the ages of 10 and 20.

RSVP to attend our info session on October 23 to learn more:

Teens Take the MET

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Grab your friends and take over The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday, November 9th for Teens Take The Met! Drop in for teen-only activities across the Museum including art-making, performances, music, and more. Free and open to all teens 13+ with a middle or high school ID.


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Volunteer with a Brush with Kindness
The Brush with Kindness (BWK) program involves painting, planting, “fix-up” and general improvement of public spaces in the five boroughs that lack funds for refurbishing. BWK serves over 6,000 New Yorkers each year, and has revitalized more than 100 neighborhood spaces since its launch in 2009. All volunteers over the age of 14 can participate, with a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

Sesame Street

Sesame Street Fall 2018 Internships
Sesame Workshop is looking for a Research Intern and Philanthropic Development Intern for fall 2018. Interns will gain experience in: library and online research to inform on children’s media projects, stimuli development, interviewing children, collecting, coding and verification of data, screening show segments and reviewing drafts of digital media resources in preparation for testing with young children or adult caregivers.

Google BOLD Summer 2019 Internship
The Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Internship Program is a paid summer internship for rising undergraduate seniors that are interested in business careers in the technology industry and full-time job opportunities at Google. Google has designed their program to expose historically underrepresented students in this field to career opportunities in the industry and to prepare all entry-level talent to be ambassadors for diversity, equity, and inclusion in their careers.


Nike NYC Seasonal Athlete
Nike's mission is what drives them to do everything possible to expand human potential. They do that by creating groundbreaking sport innovations, by making their products more sustainably, by building a creative and diverse global team and by making a positive impact in communities where they live and work. For the upcoming season they are looking for the next Seasonal Athlete to join their team.

Resources for Domestic Violence

Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation

Safe At Home provides healing services to youth who have been traumatized by exposure to violence, including domestic violence, child abuse, teen dating abuse, and sexual assault, in order to empower them to live healthy lives free of violence. Their mission is to educate to end the cycle of domestic violence and save lives.

Urban Resource Institute
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URI provides life-saving, empowering social services for vulnerable New Yorkers, with a particular focus on survivors of domestic violence. URI helps individuals and families escape abuse, safely heal and gain the resources they need to live healthy, independent lives. URI is the only organization in New York City and one of the few nationally that allows survivors and their pets to co-shelter. Other programs support homeless families and provide housing and care for adults with developmental disabilities.

Free Dating Violence Prevention Workshop

The Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) develops policies and programs, provides training and prevention education, conducts research and evaluations, performs community outreach, and operates the New York City Family Justice Centers. Youth organizations can request free workshop and training for both staff and teens 13-24 years old.


Federal Reserve Bank of NY Museum and Gold Tour

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York offers free guided tours to school groups and the general public. Visitors will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve. Registration for public tours opens 30 days prior to the requested date. Space is limited.

‘Pay As You Wish’

The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts is to introduce children and their families to the transformative power of the arts by providing opportunities to make art side-by-side with working artists. Every Thursday from 4pm-6pm, CMA offers a ‘pay as you wish’ admission.

Health-Walking & Race-Walking Clinics

In partnership with the New York Walker’s Club, these clinics increase physical fitness and mental health while enjoying the scenic views of Central Park. Led by Coach Lon Wilson, each clinic includes a warm-up, cool down, and stretching. Sessions are free and all fitness levels are welcome.

Latin American Culture Week

Pamar presents the annual Latin American Culture Week (November 13-21) with the aim of bringing to the general public the richness and diversity of the various Latin American cultures. This series of events, independently produced by the participants, presents established and emerging artists in disciplines such as music, dance, visual arts, literature, theater and film.

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