Current Opportunities

Find information, resources, and virtual webinars for educators and practitioners to use to support students and families during the COVID-19 NYC School Closure at Coronavirus (COVID-19) : Resource Center

On this page, you'll find the most recent opportunities shared in the OCS bi-weekly newsletters, WhatsApp Chat, and more! The opportunities are organized by topic area.

*This page will be updated once a month in an effort to keep in up-to-date and relevant to the time of year and work currently happening in schools.

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BRONX RESOURCES

Are you in the Bronx and need help finding everything from child care to baby clothes to addition recovery programs?

Check out the brand new My Bronx Impact asset map that has great resources all in one place!


Opportunities for Students!

Saturday Academy is a free six-session program for students interested in American History and SAT preparation in grades 8-12. It is held at the Museum of the City of New York, and spring courses include From Pick-Up to the Pros: The History of Basketball in New York City; Checking the Box: Immigration, Identity, and the Census in New York; and others. Apply by February 16!

Teen Arts Week is a week of free classes, workshops, and performances for NYC teens 14+ from March 2-8. Events cover a range of topics and will be in all five boroughs!

New York State Youth Leadership Council

NYS-YLC is the first undocumented youth-led organization in NYS!

They have amazing resources on

You can even request a workshop or training for your students (might be a long wait but still worth it!)

CHECK THEM OUT TODAY!

Supports for Court-Involved Youth in Manhattan and Queens!

The Center for Family Representation has a new program focused on supporting families at risk of separation due to a child's arrest or a prosecution.

They can provide supports in legal, social work, connecting to public benefits, and advocacy.

Check them out today!

"They're very responsive and welcome referrals!" says Allison Brown, of P.S. 19 in Queens!


Below are other grants from outside GrowNYC that are aimed at providing funds for school gardens, recycling initiatives, and greening schools:

FFA Service Grants Deadline: February 1, 2020

School Green Team Mini-Grants Deadline: February 14, 2020

Carton 2 Garden Contest Deadline: April 2, 2020


WINTER IS COMING!

Along with the cold weather comes an increase of asthma, colds, and other health issues.

Make sure to be talking with you school leadership now to plan ahead!

TIPS:

1- Check out our Attendance Strategies- Winter Planning webpage for resources and planning guides!

2- Reach out to your school nurse to collaborate on school-wide messaging campaigns and to determine the highest issues at your school.

3- Need donations for winter supplies for students and families? Ryan Grant from P.S. 41 shared his great donation letter he uses to reach out to local businesses in his neighborhood!

ADULT LEARNING/WORKFORCE OPPORTUNITIES

Learning/Classes

Check out your borough's public libraries for their Adult Center classes.

Staten Island/Manhattan/Bronx

Brooklyn

  • Brooklyn Library has spots in their Medical Billing Training Class! Sign up today!

Queens

Employment/Training

NYC Training + Employment Coalition Programs

HANDS ARE FOR HOLDING

Hands are For Holding is a school-based assembly program that uses dance to address bullying, equity, and healthy relationships in everyday interactions featuring dancers from Gibney Dance Company!

Community Schools and STH Coordinator/Bridging the Gap Social Worker schools get the assemby for $50 (a special rate!)!! Reach out today!


OTHER WORKSHOPS ON BULLYING

The Floating Hospital provides free workshops on a range of topics! Email Meghan Miller, mmiller@thefloatinghospital.org for more info!

NYPD Community Affairs provide school workshops on bullying, and many other topics!




With Parent/Teacher conferences coming up, check out this great BENEFITS SURVEY to share with families to know what their interests are!

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Reach us on our WhatsApp chat or email communityschools@schools.nyc.gov.