COMPASS / SONYC
The Comprehensive After School System of New York City (COMPASS NYC) integrates the best Out-of-School Time (OST) practices with the unprecedented expansion of SONYC (School’s Out New York City) afterschool programs serving the City’s middle school students. Programs are offered at no cost to young people and are strategically located in public and private schools, community centers, religious institutions, public housing, and recreational facilities throughout the City. COMPASS NYC aims to help youth build skills to support their academic achievement, raise their confidence, and cultivate their leadership skills through service learning and other civic engagement opportunities.
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DYCD Scholars Applications Available
Applications are now available for youth professionals who are pursuing higher education goals at CUNY.  The NYC Department of Youth and Community Development and  City University of New York (CUNY) developed a partnership to offer youth workers a stipend to pursue higher education at a CUNY program.  Applicants must be employed in the youth field for at least one year and be enrolled at CUNY in a credit-bearing program and be within 45 credits of graduating from their program.  DYCD Scholars participate in additional Professional Development and networking opportunities.
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Community Schools Concept Paper Release
The Department of Youth and Community Development is pleased to present the Community Schools Concept Paper and invites you to comment on the approach it outlines. This Concept Paper serves as a precursor to Community Schools Request for Proposal (RFP), which is anticipated to be released this winter through the HHS Accelerator system.  Programs are projected to begin May 1, 2015.
To assist us in developing the forthcoming Community Schools RFP, we greatly welcome thoughts and feedback. Please email your comments to CP@dycd.nyc.gov (enter “Community Schools Concept Paper” in the subject line of the email) no later than December 11, 2014.
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Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council Concept Paper Release
DYCD The Department of Youth and Community Development is pleased to present the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council (MYLC) Concept Paper and invite you to comment on the approach it outlines. This Concept Paper serves as a precursor to MYLC Request for Proposal (RFP), which is anticipated to be released this winter through the HHS Accelerator system.  Programs are projected to begin July 1, 2015.
To assist us in developing the forthcoming MYLC RFP, we greatly welcome thoughts and feedback.  Please email your comments to CP@dycd.nyc.gov (enter “MYLC Concept Paper” in the subject line of the email) no later than December 8, 2014.
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SONYC Services RFP Awardees
DYCD is pleased announce the following responses to the SONYC Technical Assistance RFP & SONYC Evaluation Services RFP are deemed eligible for award.
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Middle School Afterschool RFP Awardees    
DYCD is pleased to release the list of providers selected to oversee the expansion and enhancement of afterschool programs beginning in September.
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FY 2015 Discretionary Contracts    
DYCD and other City agencies administer Discretionary contract funds. Discretionary funds are funds that non-profit, community-based social service providers use to meet the needs of local communities. The funds are allocated by the Members of the New York City Council.
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Opportunity Starts Now!
Apply for high-quality, full-day pre-k at Community-Based Early Childhood Centers by June 26. Use the new online search tool to find pre-k near you.
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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)    
Under the federal DACA initiative, certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization.
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Check your Pay Information  
The New York City Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is open to all NYC residents between the ages of 14-24.
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Download Summer Youth Employment Program 2014 FAQs (in PDF)
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FY 2015 Budget Forms Are Availablel
The FY 2015 forms are now available online. CBO providers must ensure that all budgets and budget modifications submitted by their agency are in compliance with New York City and DYCD rules and regulations. 
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NYC Girls Project
NYC New York City becomes the first major city in the nation to launch a girls' body image and self-esteem campaign.
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Is youth organization making a trip? The Youth Group Subway Transportation Program can help.
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Volunteer
Interested in volunteering? The Mayor's Volunteer Center can find you the right cause.
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Get Your ID
Having an ID is one of the keys to success.  Learn how to apply for a  birth certificate, Social Security card, and non-driver State ID.
NYC Careers
Visit the City of New York's official government jobs site, NYC Careers, to obtain general career information and to apply to jobs and civil service exams.
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Visit CityStore for NYC Merchandise
Visit CityStore, the official store of the City of New York, to buy official NYC merchandise. You can find NYPD, FDNY, DSNY, Parks, TLC merchandise, and more!
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CAU_icon Learn about your Community Board
The Community Affairs Unit provides information on all New York City Community Boards.
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ACCESS NYC - Benefit Information
Screen your family for over 30 City, State and Federal health and human service benefit programs. In addition to screening, you can learn about the programs, how to apply, where to go, and even print filled in applications.
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Locate City Services using NYCityMap
Use NYCityMap to find information on neighborhood information and City life.
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Register to Vote!
Register to vote in the next election.
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