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Students with IEPs can get free one-on-one tutoring from teacher candidates in Hunter’s Graduate Program for Learning Disabilities through the Hunter College Learning Lab. Tutoring sessions are twice a week at either Hunter College (695 Park Ave.), PS/IS 57 (175 E. 115th St.), or PS 198 (1700 3rd Ave.). Click the link above to apply.

Food Assistance -click on the link for an extensive list of Soup Kitchens, Farm Stands, SNAP information, and Senior Meals.


Cornell Tech is seeking adults 50+ to participate in a study about how reminders can improve adherence to a medication regimen. Participants must be able to take photos on their phone and send them via iMessage or WhatsApp. Over the course of a week, the study will ask participants to send pictures of assigned items at different times during the day. To participate, contact or 201-749-2789. 

Free Online Learning Platform for New Yorkers go to  

in the search tab enter the word *Coursera* 


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 Business Solutions


Open + Online would provide businesses access to a free designer & website project. The program provides a two-week consultation with a project designer or access to SEO consultation calls with an expert on an existing website. The digital divide within the small business sector is something that NYC Small Business Resource Network aims to change with this project. The advantages for businesses to have an online presence is huge - and this initiative could boost our Bronx businesses that are in need. Here is a link to the Open + Online Page.

 Are you struggling with emotions from life

challenges like Covid-19, unemployment, grief,

homelessness, loneliness, loss and trauma

that's causing suffering and pain?

Well, these sessions are for you to vent, scream,

holla, cry, mourn and release the weight off

your heart, mind, body, soul and spirit so you

can breathe and find comfort in it. You Are Not

Alone Unless You Want To Be. Don't struggle,

suffer and hurt alone by yourself. You can be

anonymous. No need for name or identity.

We are here to listen and support YOU!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

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  • East Harlem youth nonprofit Concrete Safaris is hiring after-school assistant group leaders. Applicants must have one year of childcare experience, be vaccinated against COVID, and be able to ride a bike. Send your resume to

  • The City Cleanup Corps is still hiring. Corps members wipe away graffiti, power-wash sidewalks, create community murals, tend to community gardens, beautify public spaces, and work with community organizations to clean their neighborhoods. See job openings here.

  • Students ages 16–19 who participated in 2021 SYEP can earn $3,375 over 17 weeks as an intern in the “Environmental Corps Work, Learn, and Grow” program. Apply by next Thursday (10/28).

  • The MTA is hiring full-time bus operators, who earn $23.84–$25.49 per hour. By Tuesday, 11/30 apply directly through job posting 99929 on the MTA Career Site.

  • Registration for the NYPD officer exam is now open through Wednesday, 11/3. Passing the exam is the first step to becoming an NYPD officer.

Wednesday for FREE Tap Dance Classes Live or on Zoom! 

Each week we will teach Tap for students ages 3-adult.  Mind-Builders’ instructors are not only expert dancers, they are also dedicated coaches who share their passion and skill with our students, encouraging them to hone their own creativity.  

Take Advantage of this Special Dance Promotion:  

Tap A (ages 8-10, Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm ET)  

Tap B (ages 11-16, Wednesdays from 5:45-6:45pm ET) 

We’ll stretch, bend and tap along with kids of all ages. Free to all! Join us In-Studio and through Virtual classes! 

For more information and to register: 

Politics NY 

The debate was filled with tension and interruptions, and mostly straightforward answers from the two major party candidates, Curtis Sliwa (R) and Eric Adams (D). You can watch the full debate here and read a recap of their answers to the major issues on later today. But before the general election, you can also get to know the candidates from other parties that will be on the ballot this November. Here are a few short descriptions of the candidates who weren't at the debate last night:

William Pepitone (Conservative): 

  • Former police officer and advocate 

  • Against vaccine mandates

  • Promotes Broken windows policing

Cathy Rojas (Party for Socialism and Liberation: 

  • Supports "Tax the Rich" movement

  • Supports making the MTA free

  • Calls for defunding the police

Quanda Francis (Empowerment Party): 

  • Tech company leader

  • Wants to bring modern tech to classrooms

  • Supports new surveillance tech for NYPD

Stacey Prussman (Libertarian): 

  • Promotes animal rights

  • Supports a basic income for New Yorkers

  • Wants to decriminalize sex work

Learn More About NYC Emergency Management Community Preparedness

View the video on YouTube:

Emergencies affect every community differently, but you can help your community be prepared and resilient. NYC Emergency Management's Community Preparedness program helps provide local community and faith-based organizations the tools they need to prepare for, respond to, and recover from an emergency.


To learn more and sign up, visit or call 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115).



Youth Community Leadership Course Citizens' Committee for Children of New York (CCC)

has an exciting opportunity for youth ages 14 - 18! 

Community service credit is available as well as expanding leadership and civic engagement opportunities.  

Note that due to the pandemic, this year's Youth Community Leadership Course will be held remotely, via Zoom.




CCC is a multi-issue child advocacy organization that seeks to ensure that every child is healthy, housed, educated, and safe.  YouthAction NYC engages New York City youth from diverse backgrounds in civic participation and advocacy. Students who participate in the YCLC will:

  • Gain the skills to advocate on behalf of themselves, their schools, and their communities.

  • Learn how to conduct research such as public polling, stakeholder interviews, and data analysis.

  • Meet with government officials to discuss their ideas for improving New York City.

  • Become better leaders through problem solving and critical thinking.

  • Strengthen their communication and public speaking skills.

  • Make lifelong friends with the diverse group of peers in the program!


The Fall 2021 course will begin on Monday, October 18th. Because space is limited, I urge you to disseminate the attached information to students and families as soon as possible. Applications should be submitted online by October 1st.  

Additional information about the YCLC is available on the Citizens’ Committee for Children website.

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at 212.673.1800 X 20 or

Sisters in Strength & Young Women’s Advisory Council 

Applications for GGE’s Young Women's Advisory Council (YWAC) and Sisters in Strength (SIS) 2021-2022 cohort are live! YWAC and SIS is a wonderful opportunity for young folk to develop expertise in organizing around ending sexual and gender-based violence while uplifting healing, racial, and restorative justice through a Black queer feminist lens. See more information about the programs and application deadline below! 


Pioneered by GGE in 2004, Sisters in Strength (SIS) engages young people who are survivors of child sexual abuse and allies to survivors, providing space for survivor-centered, healing justice approaches in the movement to end gender-based violence, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse. 


Born out of the New York City Young Women’s Initiative, housed at GGE, the Young Women’s Advisory Council (YWAC) is a national program in which young cis and trans girls and GNC/NB youth of color engage in organizing and civic engagement strategies to push for transformative change through government and policy. In addition to our program in New York City, there are now seven local YWAC chapters across the country, run by local partners. 


Both SIS and YWAC are stipended opportunities.


A Liberation Legacy (ALL) is a two-year project of GGE’s Sisters in Strength Survivorship Program (SIS) and the New York City Young Women’s Advisory Council (NYCYWAC) to highlight the current realities of young people living in New York City during a pandemic, mass uprisings, and major political transitions. ALL will share a vision for ending sexual and gender-based violence through community organizing and civic engagement while lifting up healing, racial and restorative justice through a Black queer feminist lens.


We are asking you to join in this collaborative effort by referring young women and GNC/NB youth to be a part of this collaboration. Applications are now open and will be closing on September 24th, 2021. You can have young people apply to either SIS or YWAC by using the following links: 


The Young Women’s Advisory Council -

Sisters In Strength -


If you would like to know more information about our programs, we will be having a virtual open house on Thursday, September 16th from 4-6 pm. The link to register for the open house is:




Are you interested in helping transform the political landscape and/or participating in cross-partisan conversations on key civic issues of our time with experts and civic-minded teens from across the city? Apply to the Next Gen Civic Fellowship and/or YVote ChangeMaker Institute. Check out both programs at and apply ASAP!  


Join the Next Generation Politics Civic Fellowship for 2021-22.

Build relationships, build knowledge,  build your resume, and build a rising generation of cross-partisan leaders equipped to create collaborative civic solutions. Through monthly Civic Forums, you will deliberate issues like, What would a just and equitable criminal justice system look like and how do we create it? Where is the line between free speech and hate speech? How do we ensure free and fair elections that enable all citizens to vote and have a voice?  You can get a taste of the Civic Forums in action through our videos here.


The Civic Fellowship will launch with a full day, in person community-building Civic Orientation on Sun, Oct 3 from 10AM-4PM. Subsequent Civic Forums will be on Sundays Oct 24, Nov 14, Dec 12, and Jan 9 from 1-3:30PM ET on Zoom. Upon completion of the first semester in good standing, Fellows can apply for a spring Civic Action Project internship.


You can access further information here and the application at


Apply ASAP and no later than Sept 29. Any questions can be directed to Sanda


Join YVote’s ChangeMaker Institute for 2021-22

Are you interested in helping transform the political landscape? 2021 is an EPIC municipal election year in New York City, and we have an unprecedented opportunity to help create the New York City we want to live in--and to ensure that the youth agenda is at the forefront for new electeds. We also need to motivate and mobilize teens around the country to vote and hold elected officials accountable to demonstrate Gen Z’s power and potential.


Apply to join YVote to be on the front lines of a youth social movement organized around creating change--and holding elected officials accountable--around issues you care about: criminal, climate, gender & LGBTQ+, immigration, mental health, and racial justice. Two tracks are available--one focused on Political Education and Advocacy and one on Youth Organizing and Activism. Interested participants can choose one (participating monthly) or both (participating biweekly.) Each track provides a $75 stipend for full participation. 


Check out further details at and apply directly at ASAP and no later than Sept 30.



Project STIQ

Calling all teens and youth-serving organizations in Queens! Project STIQ, which stands for Supporting Teens in Queens, is an exciting new program from Planned Parenthood of Greater New York serving teens, families, and professionals in the Queens’ neighborhoods of East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and North Corona.  


Project STIQ delivers evidence-based programming for both middle- and high school-aged youth that promotes positive futures, develops decision-making and negotiation skills, and offers age-appropriate sexual health information. We also provide workshops for parents and caring adults about supporting the youth in their lives, as well as professional development for our partnering organizations.  


To learn more about our program or register for upcoming sessions, email us at or visit our website.



Metropolitan Museum of Art

Calling all artists, writers, thinkers, and designers! Interested in finding out about careers in museums? Apply for a high school internship at The Met to meet experts, find mentors, make friends, gain professional experience, and more. Open to NYC students that are considered sophomores or juniors in high school, or have completed similar regents to sophomores and juniors in high school.  


The Met’s High School internship application is now open for current sophomore and juniors in HS. 



New Visions AIM Charter High Schools

Are you looking for a school that does things differently?

New Visions AIM Charter High Schools are unconventional, family-oriented high schools that provide young people who face great obstacles with the supports, experiences, and opportunities they need to transform their lives, excel academically and graduate high school. 


We advocate for and develop our students, offering a high-quality educational experience, supportive environment, and preparation for post-secondary pathways aligned with student interests. We AIM to ensure each student charts a path to success. 


If you are looking for a fresh start, we are looking for you! No minimum credits, middle school diploma, or Regents are required. If you are 15-21 or know of someone that would like to join one of our AIM schools, apply today at or call one of our schools below. 


We welcome students who:

  • are 15 years old and up

  • have passed 7th grade or are currently in 8th grade

  • are in high school looking for a fresh start

We have two locations:

  •  AIM I: 1150 East New York Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11212 (Phone: 718-269-7090)

  • AIM II: 1010 Rev James A Polite Ave. Bronx, NY 10459 (Phone: 718 861-7515)



Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School

Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School is currently accepting student applications for the Fall 2021 semester!  ALL interested students and families should complete an admissions interest form  and send their transcripts to start changing their life TODAY!


 A New Year = A Fresh Start!


Find additional information about intake at If you have any questions, please reach out to us at



NYC Votes

Get Out the Vote Text Banking

NYC Votes will host a Youth centric Get Out the Vote Text Bank on Thursday, October 21 from 6:00 – 8:30. This text bank will recruit young volunteers to conduct voter outreach throughout the city to promote voter turnout for the citywide General Elections on November 2. Join us as we prepare voters for this important election. 


These are important opportunities for youth to help Get Out the Vote, connect with other young New Yorkers, and earn service hours! We use an application called Hustle, so youth do not use their own personal information to contact voters. All volunteers will take a short Zoom training before texting and NYC Votes staff will be available throughout the duration of the event to provide support. Please find RSVP information here: October 21 – Youth Get Out the Vote Text Bank



Youth Ask Youth Census - AMPLIFY

Are you a young person living in NYC who wants to share your unique life experiences to push policy change and improve life in your city? We’re the Intergenerational Change Initiative, a collective of youth and adult researchers working to amplify youth voices and bring positive change to NYC. 


Our Youth Ask Youth Census empowers young people to lay out their ideas and dreams for the future of NYC. We submit this data to major stakeholders like the Department of Youth and Community Development, the Department of Education, and the Deputy Mayor’s office to effect radical change at the ground level. 


This month, you can raise your voice, be heard... and earn a chance to win a new HP laptop, just by taking our survey! Take the 2021 Youth Ask Youth Census at Amplify (


Amplify Your Voice. 

Improve Our City.

Intergenerational Change Initiative 


Click for our Website , Instagram , and Twitter to discover past work we've done, meet the team, and stay up-to-date on upcoming events. 




As you know, Black and brown youth are often both targeted by oppressive systems and also silenced in their experiences. To resist these harmful cycles, Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) and Rising Ground’s STEPS to End Family Violence are collaborating to revise and redefine justice with JustUs: a gender-responsive diversion program for cis and trans girls and LGB/GNC young people between the ages of 15-20 that have ties to Brooklyn who are either involved, or at high risk of involvement, in the juvenile legal system. In JustUs, young people will come together to support, empower, teach, and learn from one another's experiences and learn to advocate for change.



Learn more about JustUs services in this awesome video by the amazing JustUs team at GGE, Gerina Davis & Erika Chambers!


Young people can sign up for or be referred to JustUs at


JustUs currently offers a wide range of programs and services:


What’s Your Story?:

a 3-month group on Tuesdays from 4-6pm, where young people can learn about themselves, their peers, their communities, and systems.


Advocacy for a New Narrative:

after participating in What’s Your Story?,

young people will dive into creative ways to advocate for communities and against oppressive systems.

Let’s talk about it!:

a drop-in group on Thursdays from 4-6pm, where participants decide what activities to do and what topics to talk about, based on monthly themes like self-care and liberated relationships. 

Economic Empowerment:

a group that meets Tuesdays 6-7:30pm to explore one’s relationship with money and career interests, in addition to individual services.

One-on-one counseling:

virtual or in-person space for individuals to express themselves and be heard

Life coaching:

individual meetings to set SMART goals and build skills!


If you have any questions contact Gerina Davis (she/her) and Erika Chambers (she/her)



New York Civil Liberties Union

The Teen Activist Project (TAP) is the NYCLU’s youth organizing program for New York City high school students, reaching nearly 200 young people in NYC. TAP members learn about civil liberties and legal issues, reproductive justice, community organizing and activism. Students work together as peer educators to make sure the youth of New York know their rights, create campaigns on issues the NYCLU is working on, and organize protests, rallies and marches across the city. TAP is a great opportunity for young people interested in law, health care, social justice and community organizing.


In addition to TAP, the NYCLU also runs  the Student Ambassadors(for NY high school students living outside of New York City) and the Campus Organizing Program for young people attending a college or university in New York. Access applications for all the programs at NYCLU.ORG/YOUTH




JAIA YOUth is taking a few more applications for our Mindful Leaders Institute - MLI is year one (1) of a 3-year fellowship program. Black, Latinx & youth of color, Immigrant & LGBTQ  youth are encouraged to apply. Also, youth who are interested in pursuing study or a career in mental health, public health, the Arts, or any service profession are encouraged to apply.   Ages 16-2.


The Mindful Leaders Institute (MLI)– Is an evidence-informed, holistic personal development and service leadership development program that gives youth the mindset, discipline, and skills to lead meaningful lives of leadership and service. This full-year program provides youth with social-emotional learning (SEL), mindfulness/self-awareness training, mental health literacy (MLI), and ethical decision-making experiential learning and service opportunities. YOUth leave with increased self-awareness, confidence, clear self-directed personal and career goals, as well as, tools and techniques for effective communication and healthier relationships. Each participant envisions, prepares, and executes a role in a community service project of their choice. 


This program, starting late September- June will be a hybrid program (pending COVID 19 rates/CDC recommendations) or solely virtual. It will meet weekly on Tuesdays on Zoom and, Saturday (twice monthly) in person if possible, this is still to be determined (TBD). Youth will receive stipends quarterly. Upon successful completion individuals have an opportunity, take a 2-year leadership position on our JAIA YOUth Leadership Council to receive advanced leadership, mentorship, and life coaching through high school and college.


Youth will be interviewed by recommendation only. 


Please have youth fill out our application where they will have to add the contact info for a reference (parent, school personnel, adult over 25) and we will contact the adult.


See  for more info and to apply!!



PupilPrep is a virtual tutoring organization. We employ high school and college students as tutors while serving under represented elementary and middle school children with financial and language barriers who may not be able to get the extra help they need. Mentors are able to gain experience with creating lessons and teaching and receive volunteer hours for their work.  


Our applications for mentors are open on a rolling basis with sessions for fall, spring and summer. Mentors pick their own schedules and we pair them with a mentee according to what they are comfortable teaching and their schedules. 


All of our applications are available through this link.


Miseducation Podcast Fall Internship

Are you passionate about storytelling? Do you want to learn journalism and podcasting skills? You're in the right place! The Bell is looking for young people who want to dive into the world of podcasting and tell stories about their school communities. The semester-long paid podcasting internship will give you hands-on training that you will put to use to create your own podcast episode. You will learn a range of podcasting skills, including interviewing, script writing, audio recording and audio editing. You'll work collaboratively with your fellow interns and your editors to put together your own story. And you'll meet professionals in the industry and explore potential career paths. 



October 18 - January 18

Tuesday afternoons, 4-6pm

Stipend: $500

Open to all NYC public high school students


Apply by October 4 at

Questions? Email

Youth Power Coalition

We're youth leaders and adult allies building a movement for youth-led collective impact. Youth-led collective impact includes young people making decisions in every space where decisions impacting young people are made, from school boards to city hall.


Join the volunteer team and contribute your brilliance! We're looking for people who want to do any of the following: raise money, recruit members and partners, train youth leaders, lower the voting age to 16, or (insert your idea here). As a movement organization we're less a program and more a community where you learn to lead by leading. 


Fill out our team interest form at

Wednesday (12/1) at 6 pm, Council Member Helen Rosenthal hosts her final virtual housing clinic, offering help troubleshooting ERAP and other owed-rent assistance programs. To register for the clinic, hosted in partnership with TakeRoot Justice and Goddard Riverside Law Project, click here. Then on Thursday (12/2) at 6 pm, CM Rosenthal hosts a webinar about aging in place, discussing how to access and get help with Medicaid-funded homeware, Pooled Income Trusts, and technology tools like telehealth. To register for the event, hosted with LiveOn NYOlder Adults Technology Services, and NYSARC Trust Services, click here.

“Six Ways To Avoid The NYC Lien Sale” 

Register here:


In the lien sale, your debt is sold to a third-party buyer who will then seek to collect it from you. It is very important that you keep your property out of the lien sale, as this is often the first step toward foreclosure. 

To avoid the lien sale property owners at risk must take one of the six actions listed below by December 16, 2021.

This information session will help property owners choose the best option for themselves and take immediate action.


Visit for more information, including the schedule of a series of virtual outreach events to help you avoid the lien sale.   
If you have any questions, please contact us or call 311.