CEC Calendar Meeting on 5/25, YA-YA Network Youth Leaders, and More

CEC Calendar Meeting: May 25th at 6pm
Join us for a calendar meeting featuring a discussion of mayoral control of schools, which is currently up for state renewal. Share your comments with the State Education Committee.* (Meeting agenda)
  • 6:00 – 8:30 pm at PS 20 (166 Essex St.). Refreshments and childcare will be provided. Please email cec1@schools.nyc.gov if you will need childcare.
* If you cannot attend, email your comments to dpkelleh@nysenate.gov.
JPG Flyer CEC1 Calendar Meeting 5_25_2016
YA-YA Network Youth Leaders
From the YA-YA (Youth Activists-Youth Allies) Network:
  • “We are looking for passionate and motivated young people interested in activism and social justice. We are seeking youth (15-19 years old) that want to learn how to take on a leadership position in a variety of social justice movements by building skills needed to make change happen.
  • About Us: The YA-YA Network is a youth-driven social justice organization focusing on providing youth with alternatives to joining the military. We are committed to supporting young people, especially from marginalized communities, to become leaders in the movements for social, economic and racial justice. We are actively anti-racist, feminist, and allies to the LGBTQIA* community. Find out more about us the YA-YA Network website or visit our Facebook page.
  •  Program Description: We begin with political education and anti-oppression workshops. We will examine root causes of the problems in our communities and the ways people have organized to make change happen. You will get the chance to work with your peers to build your communication, organization, and activist skills. You will be able to share lessons learned and work together to build a more just world. Other opportunities include: outreach, tabling, speaking on panels and events, and facilitating workshops for other groups.
  • Program Hours:  During the summer, program meets Tuesday-Thursday from 12 pm -6 pm. The program meets throughout the school year, meeting after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays from 4:30 PM to 7 PM (Days may be subject to change). Additional activities, like meetings, films, conferences, rallies, & protests, will occasionally be scheduled outside of program hours.
  • Upon completing all requirements of the program, including regular attendance, you will receive a stipend. Train passes and lunch will be provided during summer hours. Please be advised, this youth internship opportunity is for the entire year, not just the spring/summer termsApplication deadline is May 26th, 2016!”
Citywide Council on Special Education Chancellor’s Town Hall
The CCSE will host a Town Hall Meeting with Chancellor Carmen Fariña followed by a calendar meeting focused on “Discipline in the Schools.” (Flyers in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, and Spanish)
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. PS 333: Manhattan School for Children (154 W. 93rd St., NY NY 10025)
2016 Citywide Parent Conference for English Language Learners
From the Division of English Language Learners and Student Support (DELLSS):
  • “We will host the 2016 Citywide Parent Conference for ELLs on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. The conference will provide parents and guardians with important information about bilingual programs, ways to support their children academically, and summer learning opportunities across the city. To register for the conference, click here. Deadline to register is Wednesday, June 1, 2016.” (Translated flyers in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, RussianSpanish, and Urdu)
  •  9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Tuesday, June 7th. El Museo Del Barrio: 1230 5th Avenue, NY NY 10029