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.
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!
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.
"They're very responsive and welcome referrals!" says Allison Brown, of P.S. 19 in Queens!
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!
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
Check out your borough's public libraries for their Adult Center classes.
Brooklyn Library has spots in their Medical Billing Training Class! Sign up today!
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!
Appropriate for grades 4-12.
Available in any borough!
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, email@example.com for more info!
List of organizations that provide various supports for students and families (includes legal, medical, mental health, college resources)
Know Your Rights Resources for Immigrants!