Past Programs

Summaries of past NYCYF programs and those of our partner affiliates:

April 20, 2017
Helping Foster Care Youth Succeed

A discussion exploring the specific challenges faced by youth aging out of foster care and the skills, services, and supports they need to ensure a successful transition out of care.

March 22, 2017
Youth Organizing/Leadership Engagement

A discussion focused on the benefits of youth organizing and how participation helps develop social-emotional competencies and tangible skills that promote academic and career success.

February 14, 2017
Social and Emotional Intelligence

A discussion focused on people who work with youth to assess the social emotional learning objectives of their programs.

October 21, 2016
Race and Culture: Uncovering Bias when Working with Young People

A symposium to examine the biases and privilege that fuels institutional and structural racism in our communities and in our practice.

October 10, 2016
Integration of Community Based Organizations and Schools

A panel discussion focusing on successful community/school partnerships and the best strategies for implementing these collaborative ventures.

January 13, 2016
Using Research Evidence to Catalyze Change in Youth Services

A panel discussion and conversation

January 7, 2016
Powerful Resource or Unhealthy Distraction?

A panel discussion of the ongoing debate about young people and technology

December 14, 2015
Unpacking Youth Development:

The Evolution of a 25 Year Journey

December 4, 2015
Catching Up

What High Schools Are Doing to Move Kids from Elementary Knowledge to College Ready

June 16, 2015
Creating and Seizing the Moment

School Discipline and School Safety Reform In New York City

June 9, 2015
Catch a Ride on a Roller-Coaster! Immigration Issues Facing the New York Region

Join us for a discussion of the Immigration Accountability Executive Action.

April 29, 2015
What Kind of Welcome? How are Unaccompanied Children from Central America Faring in New York?

A discussion with grantmakers and groups working with the children on the front lines.

April 23, 2015
Creating a Continuum of High Quality Services for Children Birth to Five Years

A discussion of the role of the Mayor's Office and key City agencies in implementing the Administration's vision.

March 17, 2015
The Promise of Community Schools in NYC

Presented by the NYCYF, PNY, and the Donors' Education Collaborative

February 27, 2015
Stepping Up

A special screening of a docuemntary film about college access and readiness

January 22, 2015
Learning to Write Code: The New Literacy?

A discussion exploring how foundations can focus support for digital literacy for different age groups

January 15, 2015
Getting Better at Getting Better

Using Data to Improve Student Social-Emotional Learning

December 15, 2014
Why We Can't Wait: Lessons from Listening to Girls of Color

A discussion of philanthropy's work to advance an inclusive racial and gender justice agenda.

November 20, 2014
Today's Libraries

Community anchors for innovative digital media learning, makerspaces, and after-school programming

October 8, 2014
Vulnerable Youth

Deputy Mayor and Four Commissioners Explore Opportunities for Better Coordination on Vulnerable Youth

September 23, 2014
Immigrant Youth in NYC: Programs, Practices, and Policy

A panel discussion on immigrant youth in New York City with NYC Commissioner for Immigrant Affairs, the NYC City Planning Commission, and youth leaders.

July 30, 2014
Building Capacity in Isolated Neighborhoods

A wide-ranging panel discussion on topics from deepening services to managing the day-to-day overall sustainability.

June 4, 2014
Expanding Education, Youth Development, and Workforce Opportunities Through Digital Badges

A panel discussion about using badges to expand opportunities for one million students by 2016.

April 24, 2014
Reflections on Young Males of Color in New York City

A thought-provoking panel presentation and facilitated discussion concerning the future of education for New Yorkers without high school diplomas.

March 27, 2014
CUNY: The Road to College Success

A panel to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing students at CUNY's seven community colleges.

October 10, 2013 and November 15, 2013
Reflections on Young Males of Color in New York City

Part I - A panel discussion on "Responding to Violence."
Part II - A panel discussion on "Changing the Narrative."

September 18, 2013
NYC Paves the Way: Developing Tomorrow's Workforce for the Tech Sector
A panel for a conversation about technology, education, youth and the future workforce.

June 13, 2013
A Conversation with Robert C. Granger, Ed.D
A discussion with William T. Grant Foundation's Robert Granger about their strategies to improve the quality of after-school programs.

May 15, 2013
Beacon Community Schools: Past, Present and Future
A forum to participate in a discussion on the legacy of Beacons in NYC and nationally.

April 17, 2013
The 'Grit' Factor
An event at Philanthropy New York to hear how community organizations support students for college success.

March 18, 2013
Measuring What Matters:
Indicators of College and Career Readiness.

March 4, 2013
An Opportunity Agenda
A conference call on Governoer Cuomo's budget proposal to expand the school day/year.

January 28, 2013
Unlikely Partners:
A briefing and discussion of strategies for leveraging private schools as resources for expanding learning opportunities for public school students.

October 23, 2012
Pre-GFE Conference Site Visit:
Unlikely Partners - Leveraging private schools as resources for expanding learning opportunities for public school students.

October 4, 2012
Donor Tour
Donor tour sponsored by the Black Male Donor Collaborative and the Brooklyn Community Foundation

September 24, 2012
Inside Story:
The Crucial Role of Early Childhood and Youth Advocacy in the 2012 New York City Budget Battle

August 14, 2012
Conference Call on Supplemental Educational Services Funds
A timely conference call on policy issues regarding usage of United States Department of Education supplemental educational services funds

June 19, 2012
Summer in the City
NYC Summer Quest... and More! - Part III of our series on Using Time as a Strategic Tool

June 11, 2012
NYC's Promise Neighborhood Initiatives
An Update on initiative progress, city policies, and challenges and opportunities

May 22, 2012
Transforming high school through expanded time and learning opportunities
Site Visit and Dinner - Presented by the Grantmakers for Education Out-of-School Time Funder Network

February 9, 2012
Bridging the Achievement Gap: the Power of Science
A conversation about quality science education for both in-school and OST.

October 26, 2011
Raising the Bar for Students and Schools:
Chancellor Walcott’s Strategic Priorities.

October 26, 2011
Everything You Need to Know You Learned Before Kindergarten:
Ready for Kindergarten/Ready for Life

A discussion about quality early childhood education.

July 14, 2011
The State of NYC Youth Services in 2011:
Difficult Times and Strategic Responses Part II

A discussion of the impact of government budget cuts on youth services and implications for philanthropy.

June 15, 2011
NYC Youth Funders Members Meeting with...
Panel Discussion on "Paths to Success for Black Males"

March 11, 2011
The State of NYC Youth Services in 2011:
Difficult Times and Strategic Responses Part I

An analysis of Youth Services Policies, including Budget Updates at the City, State, and Federal levels, with an emphasis on NYC.

March 3, 2011
New York City’s Future Looks Latino
An examination of the issues impacting on New York’s diverse Latino youth population, which constitutes the largest share of the City’s population under age 25.

January 31, 2011
Promise Neighborhoods: What Is the Promise and How Can Foundations Help It Shine Through?
Federal planning grants aim to jump-start the replication of the Harlem Children’s Zone model at 21 organizations nationwide, 2 in NYC. Philanthropy New York hosted a discussion of why and how foundations should respond to the challenge.

October 7, 2010
Panel discussion and Site Visit to an Expanded Learning Site
Jointly sponsored by NYCYF and Grantmakers for Education

May 21, 2010
Neighborhood-Based Shared Service Models for Youth
A discussion of the value of shared service models, co-sponsored by NYCYF and Philanthropy New York.

April 29, 2010
Providing Meaningful Work Experiences for Teens in Difficult Times
A discussion of effective strategies to strengthen in-school, after-school, and summer job programs for youth.

March 17, 2010
Annual State of After-School/Out-of-School-Time Finance and Policy Panel

February 4, 2010
Summer Learning Loss: How Can It Be Reduced?

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