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Manhattan Parent Newsletter - January 2018

Dear parents, grandparents, guardians and education activists,

I hope your 2018 is off to a great start. Check out the events and resources below.


Rob Robinson
UFT Parent-Community Liaison

Upcoming events

  • Saturday, Jan. 27: There will be a free parent training on first aid for youth mental health from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 225 W. 24th St. Learn how to talk to your teen about mental health and substance use, and how to help your child if he or she has issues with eating disorders, anxiety, depression and more. See the flier »
  • Saturday, Jan. 27: Don't miss the Parent Action Conference 2018: An Action Agenda for Public Schools from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Peck Slip School, 1 Peck Slip in Manhattan. Come to workshops about advocacy, responding to bullying, organizing against privatization and more. Learn more and RSVP »
  • Monday, Jan. 29: The Center for Educational Innovation will host a professional development day for high school educators from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Madison High School in Brooklyn and the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics in Manhattan. This is a great chance for paraprofessionals, teachers and other educators to earn CTLE credits and advance their careers. The attendance fee is $139 with CTLE credits available for an additional $30. Find out more »

News you can use

  • You might be eligible for NYC Free Tax Prep: Free tax preparation is available to NYC parents who make $54,000 or less a year. Services are available at tax preparation sites all over the city and begin this January. Learn more and find a site near you »
  • Summer internships for high school students at the Department of Design and Construction: The New York City Department of Design and Construction is looking for 30 New York City high school students to intern full-time at the department this summer. This is a great opportunity for students interested in architecture, engineering, building trades, public administration, business administration or information technology to gain work and academic experience. The application deadline is Feb. 16. Find out more »
  • Online directory of health and social services: The Health Information Tool for Empowerment (HITE) easily connects low-income, uninsured and underinsured people in New York state to more than 5,000 health and social services. Check it out »
  • Apply for scholarship money from the UFT: Each year, the UFT awards more than $1 million in college scholarship money to academically excellent and financially eligible public school students. Time is running out to apply for a $5,000 scholarship from the UFT Albert Shanker College Scholarship Fund before the deadline of Jan. 31. Learn more and apply »
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