Dear parents, grandparents and education activists,
I want to thank those of you who joined us at the Women's March in New York City on Saturday. Thousands of parents, educators and students turned out to defend public schools, women's rights, immigrant rights and more.
Check out some upcoming events and news you can use below.
UFT Director of Parent and Community Outreach
- Wednesday, Feb. 1: Come to an open house for the City University of New York's Fatherhood Academy from 1 to 4 p.m. at 205 E. 42nd St. in Manhattan. Learn about how the Fatherhood Academy can help you prepare for High School Equivalency and access college resources and fatherhood support. See the flier »
- Wednesday, Feb. 1: The UFT invites you to a free screening of Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed, a documentary that chronicles the life of Shirley Chishom, who in 1972 became the first black woman to run for president. The film is the first of the UFT’s three-part Black History Month film series this February. Each film will be followed by a discussion about its themes. All events will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at UFT headquarters, 52 Broadway. Download the flier » or RSVP online now »
- Saturday, March 25: Calling all men! Come to the second annual UFT Men in Education Symposium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UFT headquarters, 52 Broadway in Manhattan. There will be workshops about empowerment, fatherhood and mentoring. Breakfast and lunch will be served. To find out more and register, see the event listing »
News you can use
- Apply to Pre-K: All New York City families with a child born in 2013 can apply for full-day pre-K for the 2017-18 school year through Feb. 24. To learn more and apply, visit the admissions website »
- Run for an education council: The city government invites parents to run for one of 325 seats available on Community Education Councils and Citywide Education Councils across the city. This is a great chance to make your voice heard in the school system. You may submit an application starting on Feb. 9. Find out more »
- Free community leadership course for high school students: The Citizens' Committee for Children invites high school students to apply to participate in this spring's YouthAction Community Leadership Course which meets on Monday afternoons from 4 to 7 p.m. in downtown Manhattan. This 10-week course teaches students tools for effective advocacy and how to make a difference in their communities. It's free and starts on March 6. Download the application »
- Camp at the Intrepid Museum for children with developmental disabilities: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan offers a weeklong camp for children with developmental disabilities, including autism, for one session in the spring and two sessions in the summer. The deadline for the spring session, which runs from April 10 to 14, is Jan. 31. The cost of this program, including all materials and snacks, is $50. For more information, see the flier »