Friday, March 16, 2018

SHSAT Results by Race 2017

Only 3.8 percent of offers to attend eight specialized high schools went to black students and 6.5 percent went to Hispanic students this year, according to data released Wednesday, though those populations comprise about 70 percent of city students. The vast majority of eighth graders who received offers were white or Asian.

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Y-MVP Fitness Program

The Y-MVP Teen Fitness Challenge class is a FREE program designed to engage teens in greater amounts of moderate to vigorous physical activity. Over the course of eight-week sessions, fitness coaches lead weekly small group training classes at NYC YMCAs. Teens are guided through a progression of cardio, strength, cross-training and flexibility missions and ultimately learn how to set and achieve personal goals. The program blends fun fitness activities with a dynamic mobile app that motivates, recognizes and rewards young people’s MVP levels while helping them to create life-long healthy habits. To register for classes or for more info, please visit the Y-MVP website.


Summer Internship Program at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) Summer Internship Program connects college-attending or college-bound young adults with Navy Yard-based businesses for eight-week summer internships. The Summer Internship Program gives students an opportunity to gain real work experience, exposure to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the industrial sector, and the opportunity to earn a salary during the summer that may supplement their college costs. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, the deadline for all applications is April 2, 2018. Please, visit the Brooklyn Navy Yard's website for criteria and application information.

Intern at the Mayor’s Office

The Mayor’s Office Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop the capacity to solve New York City’s most pressing issues. The mission of the Mayor’s Office Internship Program is to build a diverse pipeline of future public service leaders. This highly selected diverse group of men and women collaborate with staff to better the Office of the Mayor and New York City. Visit their application website for more information and to apply before the deadline of April 8th, 2018.

Way Up

Everyone remembers the excitement of landing their first job, but unfortunately for most, the journey to finding it was not an easy one. Since day one, Way Up set out to change that. Way Upfeels strongly that opportunity belongs to all, and that an individual should never be limited by their economic status, race, sexual orientation, gender, who you know, where you went to school, or where you're from. Way up empowers early career candidates to discover and be discovered by employers. Visit Way Up's website to sign up and view the list of internships in the New York City area.

NYC Cares Summer 2018 Internship

The Corporate Relations Intern will work closely with many of the city’s top corporations to complete service projects in the field and will develop strong administrative skills in the office. The Corporate Relations team creates and manages corporate service programs for approximately 150 corporate sponsors throughout the year. The Corporate Relations Intern will report to a Corporate Service Manager and support the department by staffing corporate service projects throughout the city and by executing critical administrative tasks. Please visit the NYC Cares website for qualifications and hiring information.

Friday, December 22, 2017

WCS Youth J.I.V.E (Job, Internship, and Volunteering Expo) at the Bronx Zoo!

Have you ever wanted to get involved at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)? If so, register to attend the Youth J.I.V.E (Job, Internship, and Volunteering Expo) event at the Bronx Zoo on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 (11:00 am- 3:00 pm).
J.I.V.E attendees will learn about all of the paid and unpaid positions available for youth (ages 14-26) at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium. We will also offer professional development workshops at the event to help attendees develop valuable professional skills.
14 and 15 year olds can learn more about WCS's volunteer opportunities and how to use volunteer positions as a springboard into paid positions down the line. Chaperones are required for students under age 16.
16-26 year olds will have the opportunity to meet hiring managers and learn about the many jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities available at the WCS zoos and aquarium.
In order to sign up to attend, you will register for either the morning session (11am-1pm) or the afternoon session (1pm-3pm). Attendees should register for only 1 session.



Sat, February 10, 2018
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST


Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10460

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Tell us about your experience with the NYC High School Choice Process!

Tell us about your experience with the NYC High School Choice Process!

Did your child recently submit his or her high school application? We are inviting 8th grade students and parents to participate in an interview study on the high school choice process in New York City. 

Who is conducting this study? We are a team of researchers based out of Princeton University who are interested in understanding how families navigate the high school choice process.  We are inviting parents and 8th grade students to participate in individual interviews so we can learn more about their experiences.

When will the interviews be conducted?  We would like to begin interviews as soon as possible.  If you are interested, please complete the google form (link below) and we will get back to you quickly with more information. 

What will participants be asked to do?
Parents and students in this study may be asked to do the following:
1.     Participate in an in-person or telephone-based individual interview at a convenient location and time. Interviews will last approximately 30 minutes.
2.     Provide a copy of your child’s high school application for discussion during the interview. 

Will data collected during the interview remain confidential?
Confidentiality will be strictly maintained by assigning all participants a fake name and using it when we write up the interviews. This means that no one other than the researchers will be able to know what participants said in the interview.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please provide your contact information here and we will follow-up with you shortly:

If you would like to learn more about the study or have any additional questions, please contact Dr. Jennifer Jennings at (347) 692-8565 or