Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Be a Sisters in Strength (SIS) Youth Organizer


Are you a young woman of color in 10th or 11th grade? Are you interested in activism and gender justice? Do you care about or want to learn more about feminism? Do you want create change and build community with other young women of color? Apply to be a Sisters in Strength youth organizer at Girls for Gender Equity!

Sisters in Strength (SIS) is a paid 2-year  youth organizing program for 15 young women of color in 10th or 11th grade.  Programming is shaped both by the unique needs and interests of the SIS youth organizers, and by GGE’s vision, mission, and goals. SIS does community organizing around gender-based violence and confronts the multiple layers of individual and institutional discrimination that threaten the safety of girls and women. Girls for Gender Equity celebrates all gender identities and expressions and encourages young trans women and gender non-conforming people of color to apply!

To apply:

1.       Fill out this application:
2.        Submit a recommendation from an adult who is not a family member (teacher, guidance counselor, mentor ect.). Recommenders need to fill out a form, send them this link:

Our application and recommendation deadline for fall 2015 applicants is Monday, October 26th at 5:00 PM.  Applicants will be notified about in-person interviews byMonday, November 1st.

For any questions or concerns please contact Kate McDonough at or 718-857-1393. To find out more about us, visit our website at or on Facebook at


Kate McDonough
Director of Organizing

Friday, October 9, 2015

Careers in Media Day -- For High School Girls

We invite you to join us for a day of relationship building, career exploration and fun! Registering for Careers in Media Day is a step in the right direction toward a bright and exciting career future. You will receive resources, experiences, and connect with dynamic role models that inspire you to pursue and create the life you want.

Careers in Media Day is a fun event for 9-12 grade girls. Attend panel presentations and participate in experiential workshops.MEET and CONNECT with current leaders and rising stars in the Communications and Media industry  who want to prepare you to succeed in school and life.

What are you waiting for? Register now! Space is limited.

Groups of ten or more can register for FREE. Contact Angella for additional info.

Presented by New York Women in Communications High School Outreach


New York Women in Communications Foundation, the philanthropic arm of New York Women in Communications, Inc., cultivates leaders in our field by providing financial support, opportunities for professional development and mentoring, and entrée to a diverse community of communications professionals. We are the largest foundation for women's communications scholarships in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut-Pennsylvania region.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

2015 Fall Specialized High School Open House Dates

Dancing Through College and Beyond

Dancing Through College and Beyond

Sunday, October 18 | 8:30-6:00pm | 92Y Harkness Center




An exciting full day event for high school students to explore college dance programs nationwide and meet one on one with dance directors, alumni, and students.

* Special thanks to The Harkness Foundation for Dance and 
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs for supporting DTCB 2015.
Dancing through College and Beyond is a one of a kind nationwide event, serving over 300 high school students annually. Providing a much needed service to the dance industry and to high school students, Dancing Through College and Beyond offers talented young dancers the opportunity to connect, one on one, with renowned faculty and choreographers from colleges across the country, forming personal connections between the current generation of leading dance professionals and the next. This event helps students fully explore college dance opportunities and to assist them in navigating the college admissions process.
Programming includes discussion panels with distinguished college department chairs and education specialists, dance classes taught by notable college dance faculty, and a college fair where students network with representatives from over 30 college dance departments from all over the United States. Students learn about the wide range of programs offered by various dance departments, and how these programs provide career opportunities that range from professional dancer to dance educator to dance therapist and more. Panel discussions provide practical tips for submitting applications, requesting financial aid, and auditioning.
Two unique aspects of the program include a performance by several participating colleges and new this year, LIVE COLLEGE AUDITIONS for some colleges participating in the event. This is a very special and convenient opportunity for students who cannot travel to schools for college admittance auditions.
Dancewave is proud to work with the historic 92Y Harkness Dance Center and Dance Education Laboratory to provide this opportunity to help students prepare for their future education and careers in dance.

2015 Participating Colleges:
Adelphi University, American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA), California Institute of the Arts, Cedar Crest College, Cornish College of the Arts, Denison University, DeSales University, Drexel University, George Mason University, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Hofstra University, Hunter College, Kent State University, Lehman College, Marymount Manhattan College, Miami Dade College- New World School of the Arts, Middlebury College, Montclair State University, NYU Tisch, Ohio State University, Pace University, Peridance Capezio Center, Rider University, Roger Williams University, Rutgers University, Steps Conservatory Program, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Purchase College, Temple University, The Boston Conservatory, The Juilliard School, The New School, Towson University, University at Buffalo, University of Hartford, University of Maryland, University of Massachussets Amherst, University of Michigan, University of Southern California, University of the Arts, University of Wisconsin, Virginia Commonwealth University
2015 Auditioning Colleges:
Adelphi University, American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA), California Institute of the Arts, Cornish College of the Arts, DeSales University, Drexel University, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Hofstra University, Miami Dade College- New World School of the Arts, Montclair State University, Ohio State University, Peridance Capezio Center, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Purchase College, The Boston Conservatory, Towson University, University at Buffalo, University of Hartford, University of Massachussets Amherst, University of the Arts, University of Wisconsin, Virginia Commonwealth University