Thursday, May 26, 2011

MoCada Apprenticeship Program

MoCADA Apprenticeship Program

MoCADA Apprenticeship Program (MAP)
MAP is a two-week art intensive summer program designed to enhance 15 students’creative skills by immersing them in a college-level fine arts environment. In partnership with the Art Department at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, MAP offers support on all levels, including portfolio building, networking and studio instruction. MAP is a new initiative that seeks to ensure that young artists of African descent have the support, skills, relationships, and experiences necessary for pursuing a bachelors degree in the fine arts, and ultimately joining the long legacy of Brooklyn-based artists of African descent.

Cultivating the next generation of visual artists of African descent
MAP is a new initiative, spearheaded by Ruby Amanze, as a way to address the lack of racial and class diversity in college-level arts programs. MoCADA is proud to provide young visual art students of African descent with a six-week program that will prepare them for a bright future in the arts. Through building relationships with teaching artists, MAP offers support on all levels, including portfolio building, networking, and studio instruction. Furthering MoCADA’s mission, MAP seeks to deepen participating students’ understanding of contemporary African Diasporan art through lectures and site visits to artists’ studios, galleries, and museums.

Studio workshops will take place in the art studios at:

Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus
1 University Plaza, Corner of Dekalb and Flatbush Avenues in Downtown Brooklyn.

AM Session 9AM-12PM   |   PM Session 1PM-4PM
Artists must register for both sessions.


Transportation and lunch will be provided. Limited space available. For consideration students will need to submit a letter of recommendation and a personal statement of interest. Digital work samples are accepted for review, but are not mandatory for admission. For more information or to register a student contact:

Ruby Amanze at 718.230.0492 x 115< or
Fatima Kafele at 718.488.4014 or

Funding made possible by:

Thursday, May 19, 2011

SAT Mindspeed -- Increase your Speed. Improve Your Score

SAT MindSpeed
Increase Your Speed. Improve Your Score.

May 20, 2011

SAT MindSpeed is a one-day/six-hour class created to increase students’ reading speed and comprehension of the Critical Reading section while providing valuable insight, focus and confidence in overall test-taking abilities.

SAT MindSpeed students improve their Critical Reading Section score by an average of 13 percent. It benefits all students:  from those who have completed a formal prep program to those to those just starting their study process.

“I always ran out of time on the SAT. I read slowly and didn’t have enough time to put as much thought into the questions as I wanted to, but by reading faster I can get the passage out of the way and have more time to answer the questions.” 
                                                                              Mary, MindSpeed student (Spence)

 “MindSpeed™ will help me immensely when I take the real SAT. Now I breeze through passages and I see a clear improvement on my Critical Reading scores.”       
                                                            Nate, MindSpeed student  (Bronx Science)

SAT MindSpeed™ will be offered once more before summer vacation:

Sunday, May 22nd from 10 AM to 4 PM

Both classes will be held at Hunter College – 695 Park Ave.

All interested parties can contact TPNY directly to learn more about the program as well as speak to parents whose children have benefitted from TPNY's tutoring and programs.

For registration, students can go to:

* * * * * parentsofnyteens readers get a $25 discount for this class: just put in code TPNY25 * * * * *

Coming soon: LSAT MindSpeed™ and GMAT MindSpeed

SAT MindSpeed is a collaboration between Test Prep New York (TPNY), a premier Manhattan test prep company, and Iris Reading, the largest speed-reading organization in the US.

Colleges that Change Lives Info Session

New York CTCL Events

In New York, we will offer the same program on two different nights, May 24 and May 25 (see below). In both cases, the program begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. with a 30-minute information session, and a college fair begins immediately afterwards, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Please plan to attend only one night's session. For more details on the program's format, click here or to print a PDF of the tour announcement, click here.
Tuesday, Wednesday, May 24 and 25, 2011, 7:00 p.m. (Please plan to attend one day only).
CTCL East Tour Invitation
PDF Print Version = Print Your Own Invitation
New York Penn Hotel, NYC 
Skytop Ballroom
401 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
(pre-registration is not required)

Participating Colleges:

Agnes Scott CollegeGoucher CollegeNew College of Florida
Allegheny CollegeGuilford CollegeOhio Wesleyan University
Antioch CollegeHampshire CollegeReed College
Austin CollegeHendrix CollegeRhodes College
Beloit CollegeHiram CollegeSouthwestern University
Birmingham-Southern CollegeHope CollegeSt. John’s College
Centre CollegeJuniata CollegeSt. Olaf College
Clark UniversityKalamazoo CollegeUrsinus College
Cornell CollegeKnox CollegeWabash College
Denison UniversityLawrence UniversityWheaton College
Earlham CollegeLynchburg CollegeWhitman College
Eckerd CollegeMarlboro CollegeWooster, College of
Emory & Henry CollegeMcDaniel College 
Evergreen State CollegeMillsaps College 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Last Chance for the SAT this Spring ... Late Reg. ends May 23

Upcoming U.S. SAT and
SAT Subject Test test dates

*Deadlines expire at midnight, EDT (U.S.A.).
June deadlines have been extended from the dates published in printed materials.
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