NY Events

Chinese New Year Parade

Get ready for one of the best NYC events in February: Chinese New Year! NYC will be chock-full of dragon dances, vibrant floats, and yummy vendor foods during the annual celebration. Make sure to head to Chinatown for one of the best things to do in the winter, including the annual Lunar New Year Parade and Festival, this year taking place on Sunday, February 25, 2018. The parade kicks off at 1:00 pm and the party lasts until 4:30 pm.

 

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The Summer Youth Employment Program (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. Online applications are available from now via the DYCD website. Updates will also be posted to DYCD’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram sites. For more information, call 311 or DYCD Youth Connect (1-800-246-4646).

Grow to Learn Mini Grant

Receive up to $2,000 for your school garden! When you register your school garden with Grow to Learn you become eligible to receive materials and expert assistance from GreenThumb, and can also apply for a Grow to Learn Mini Grant of between $500 and $2,000 to start or expand your school garden. Grow to Learn has two funding cycles each year: Fall and Spring. The Fall Request for Proposals is typically open for applications from September to November, and the Spring Request for Proposals is open from January to February. Please submit your application by February 23, 2018.

 

2018 National High School Essay Contest

The 2018 National High School Essay Contest has begun, and you have until March 15, 2018 to enter. This is the 20th year of this prestigious contest, which encourages high school students to think about important international issues and learn about one of America’s best kept secrets: The United States Foreign Service. This year, in a 1,000-1,250-word essay, identify two cases, one you deem successful and one you deem unsuccessful—where the U.S. pursued an integrated approach to build peace in a conflict-affected country. Analyze and compare these two cases, addressing the following questions:

  • What relative strengths did members of the Foreign Service and military actors bring to the table? What peacebuilding tools were employed? Ultimately, what worked or did not work in each case?
  • How was each situation relevant to U.S. national security interests?
  • What lessons may be drawn from these experiences for the pursuit of U.S. foreign policy more broadly?

For additional information, contact Perri Green at (202) 719-9700 or essaycontest@afsa.org

 

Tech Scholars Program

High school girls (grades 9-12) will have the unique opportunity to explore the digital humanities at New-York Historical Society. Participants will have behind-the-scenes access to its Center for Women’s History where they will meet with curators and graduate fellows as well as conduct research on the historical figures and events that continue to impact young women today. Participants will then share their scholarship through dynamic digital projects by learning basic HTML and CSS code to create retro websites to be hosted by New-York Historical Society. For more information and to submit your application, click here.

 

Way Up

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.

Sweet and Simple Scholarship

Big things come in small packages and now, those simple gifts can really pay off in Unigo‘s Sweet and Simple Scholarship! Think back to a time when you received a special gift that seemed so unassuming yet made such a strong impact in your life. Was it a present you could open in a box or a humble gesture from a stranger? Your gift will forever be priceless, but their Sweet and Simple Scholarship can help sweeten that present with a $1,500 award towards your college education.

 

Superpower Scholarship

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? We want to know how you would use your super powers for good, or bad, even if it was just for the day. While Unigo can’t give you the ability to walk through walls or read minds, their Superpower Scholarship can help increase your brainpower with $2,500 to use towards education.

 

YouthBridge-NY Bridging the Gap Grant

The YouthBridge-NY youth-led grant committee is accepting applications from organizations working in Women’s Issues, Sexual Health, and/or After School Programming for grants up to $2000. Click here to view the request for proposals or apply. Deadline for applications is April 5.

 

William T. Grant Foundation

The Foundation’s Youth Service Improvement grant program supports activities intended to improve the quality of services for young people aged five5 to 25 in the five boroughs of New York City. Applicants should describe the organization’s mission and the specific youth services targeted for improvement. They should carefully describe an issue or problem at the point-of-service, outline how they identified the problem, and explain how it has limited the impact of their services. Applicants must provide services to youth in the five boroughs of New York City. Public and private schools are not eligible. Organizations must have an operating budget of between $250,000 and $5 million. The next deadline for applications is March 8, 2018. Additional information including eligibility criteria and application procedures is available on the website.

 

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

This scholarship from the Renee B. Fisher Foundation 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. $1,000 to $5,000 are awarded annually, renewable for three additional years. The award amount is based on the financial need of the recipient. Applicants must be a high school junior or senior, any person entering an undergraduate degree program in the fall after the application deadline or the following spring, or a student in the first year of an undergraduate degree program. Applicants are also required to be a current resident of Connecticut or New York City or enrolled or planning to enroll in a Connecticut or a New York City institution. Visit the Renee B. Fisher Foundation to apply for the scholarship by May 1, 2018.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

AfterCollege believes that what’s good for students is good for everyone: schools, employers, community, and other students! That’s why they not only help students find jobs and internships, but offer scholarships to help fund their education. AfterCollege has awarded more than $1,000,000 in scholarships and student activities through its program to date. As a job and internship resource, their scholarships are for students who demonstrate professionalism and effectively communicate how they will be exemplary candidates in their field. This means that they evaluate applicants with the eye of a hiring manager, so: watch your grammar, check your spelling, put your best accomplishments forward and you may get paid for thinking about your future! To apply, visit their official website.

 

Ladders for Leaders

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 the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and supported by the NYC Center for Youth Employment and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.

 

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Grace Institute
Bargemusic

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert.

The Rubin Museum

Located in New York City’s vibrant Chelsea neighborhood, the Rubin Museum of Art is an urban arts oasis that stimulates learning, promotes understanding, and inspires personal connections to the ideas, cultures, and art of the Himalayas, India, and neighboring regions.

 

 

NY Historical Society

What does it mean to become an American? In partnership with CUNY’s Citizenship Now!, the NY Historical Society has launched The Citizenship Project, a major initiative to help the more than one million legal immigrants in the New York region become American citizens through free civics and American history classes and other educational and digital learning tools.

FREE CLASSES FOR GREEN CARD HOLDERS

Beginning summer 2017, free civics and history classes are available to help green card holders prepare for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization exam. Courses take place on-site at the New-York Historical Society at three different times—Saturdays, weekday evenings, and weekday mornings—so participants can choose the class structure that best suits their work and home life. Through these courses, made possible by generous grants from the Ford Foundation and Mellon Foundation, participants will learn about pivotal moments in U.S. history by examining objects and documents from our collections. Classes are provided in English, with Spanish-speaking educators present to provide assistance as needed.

Interested?

Join them for an information session at the New-York Historical Society.
Information sessions are mandatory before registering for a course. Information sessions are provided in English, with Spanish-speaking educators present to provide assistance as needed.

The Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum

Time Out NY Kids

Growing Up NYC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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