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Manhattan Parent Newsletter - March 30, 2017

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Dear parents, grandparents and education activists,

In response to the federal government's crackdown on undocumented immigrants, Mayor Bill de Blasio has set a policy to protect undocumented students in New York City schools. Among other protections, the policy bars immigration agents from entry into schools unless they have a signed warrant. Read the story on the UFT website »

Check out more upcoming events and news you can use below.


Anthony Harmon
UFT Director of Parent and Community Outreach

Upcoming events

  • Saturday, May 20: It's the annual Super Saturday! Come to a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harlen Armory, 40 W. 143rd St. Meet STEM professionals, learn about new technology and more. See the flier »

Summer programs

  • Summer Youth Employment Program application deadline extended: The application deadline for the Summer Youth Employment Program has been extended to March 31. New York City residents between the ages of 14 and 24 can apply online »

    The West Harlem Development Corporation is participating in the program with ARISE! in West Harlem. Along with paid employment, ARISE! offers workshops on job readiness, financial literacy and more. It is a great way to make money over the summer while enhancing your math and language arts proficiency. See the flier in English and Spanish »
  • Free summer engineering program for high school students: Manhattan College invites rising high school juniors and seniors to apply for its free 10-day summer engineering program. Find out more »
  • Apply for free STEM summer programs: The Department of Education this summer will offer science, technology, engineering and math programs all over the city for all age levels. Programs include camps at the city's museums, paid internships and college courses. To learn more, see the flier »
  • Register for day camp at NYC parks: The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation holds day camp in parks throughout the city for children between the ages of 6 and 13. Camp will run from July 5 to Aug. 18 this summer. It costs $500 per child for seven weeks and includes activities like sports, arts and crafts, computer classes, field trips and more. See the website »

News you can use

  • Online tool to apply for scholarships: Scholly is an easy-to-use online tool that allows students to fill out and track scholarship applications. Check it out »
  • Fellowship for activists with developmental disabilities: Open Society Foundations invites adult activists with developmental disabilities to apply for $60,000 full-time, 18-month fellowships. Applicants should have an idea for a community project to which they would like to devote their time. Find out more »
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