As part of the Chancellor's Summer in the City Initiative, Community Schools are offering comprehensive academic and enrichment programming for students in elementary, middle and high schools.

The DOE's Office of Community Schools will be offering Elementary Summer Academy to students who want to play, learn, and explore during the summer. Students attending partcipating Community Schools can enroll in the full-day program, which includes hands-on STEM projects, art, games, and team building activities led by school and CBO staff.

  • Student Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in grades K-5 at participating Community Schools
  • Dates and Times: July 2 - August 8, 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Location: List of Participating Schools for 2019
  • How to Apply: contact your school's Principal or Parent Coordinator to request a seat

The DOE’s Office of Community Schools and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) are collaborating to provide extended summer school opportunities to mandated elementary-school students in select Summer School locations where DYCD has existing COMPASS Programs. This initiative will ensure that more students are able to take advantage of the DOE's Summer-in-the-City programming by providing a longer day and meeting the childcare needs of working parents. It will also allow students to receive a more enriching summer learning experience with arts, field trips, cultural exploration, sports, leadership development and team building.

  • 6 weeks - More details coming soon

Middle School JumpSTART

Community Schools will offer at select middle schools a transition program for incoming 6th grade students during the summer. The transition period between elementary and middle schools is a major accomplishment for students and can also be a stressful experience. The JumpSTART program will support schools in being proactive about this exciting transition period to support student development and success.

  • Program Dates & Time: Monday-Friday, 8 hours a day for at least 2 weeks within July 2-August 8
  • Student Eligibility: All incoming 6th grade students are eligible
  • Location: List of Participating Schools for 2019
  • How to Apply: Contact your school's Principal or Parent Coordinator to request a seat

Vulnerable Youth Summer Youth Employment Program (VY SYEP)

There are 3,100 slots available for GUARANTEED summer job placement for all students who are:

  • Homeless, in the NYC shelter system, or in other temporary housing
  • Justice‐involved youth
  • Youth in foster care or receiving preventive services through ACS

CareerCLUE Program:

CareerClue allows students to get valuable work experience, a $700 stipend and an elective credit. The program includes field trips to learn about different career pathways. Applicants must:

  • Attend a select Community School or CTE School
  • For 14-15 year olds (Be at least 14 years old by July 1, 2019)
  • Speak with their principal or guidance staff in order to apply

List of Participating Schools for 2019

School-Based Summer Youth Employment Program:

The DOE, in partnership with the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), will provide up to 20,000 paid summer internship and employment placements for youths who are 14–21 years-old, for six weeks during July and August of 2019 via the School-Based option of the Summer Youth Employment Program.

List of Participating Schools for 2019

Learn More About it Here

Planning Guides and Resources for Elementary Community Schools Summer Academy

The Office of Community Schools allocated funds to our Community Based Organization partners that serve students in grades kindergarten through five in 34 schools across the City. Participating schools operate Monday-Friday and provide a diverse and balanced curriculum of enrichment experiences to address the summer learning gap. Activities include academic support, arts, sports and recreation, and cultural field trips to parks and cultural institutions.

Community School Summer Academy Information:

General Summer in the City Information:

To access general SITC resources, visit here: Summer in the City Resources

Additional Resources:

2019 ATS Summer School Enrichment Programs (SSEP):

To review SSEP ATS Guidance: SSEP ATS Presentation

Additional Resources:

Permit Licensing:

To apply/renew permits, visit this website: Permit Licensing Information

Additional Resources:

Summer Cultural Trip Opportunities:

  • Access the 2017 slides here. A list of cultural institutions can be found here and a list of summer opportunities can be found here.