Week of April 7
Principals and ESI Team Members,
This week, Research Alliance released “Promising Opportunities for Black and Latino Young Men: Findings from the Early Implementation of the Expanded Success Initiative.” The report examines challenges schools experienced during Year 1 of the Initiative, as well as changes in school practice that hold promise for reaching ESI’s goals. Once again we thank schools for opening their doors to work with Research Alliance and their research team as we all, as a community, continue to investigate, strategize, and implement what we are learning.
Please note, the ESI Update will not be published while schools are closed for Spring Recess. We will resume publication after schools return, the week of April 28. The ESI Team wishes you a safe and happy Spring Break!
In this issue you will find the following features:
- News and Updates: Conference Travel Reimbursement Reminder!
- Opportunities: All Star Code and CSTUY!
- School Spotlight: East Bronx Academy!
- ESI in the News: High School for Enterprise, Business and Technology and Channel View School for Research in the News!
- Inside ESI Schools: Central Park East High School!
- Shout Outs: High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety!
ESI students from East Bronx Academy on their way to Baltimore for a college visit.
News and Updates
*This feature is intended to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in ESI.
Conference Travel Reimbursement
A number of schools are planning to attend conferences within the next few weeks. As a reminder, please be aware of the conference travel reimbursement policies. Failure to adhere to these policies may result in a delay or denial of your reimbursement request.
All Star Code: Application Deadline Extended!
All Star Code is a non-profit initiative that prepares qualified boys of color for full-time employment in the technology industry by providing mentorship, industry exposure, and intensive training in computer science. They are dedicated to closing the opportunity gap between young men of color and the tech industry.
All Star Code selects 20 smart, talented, and driven high school juniors and seniors to participate in the program. These young men receive hands-on, project-based instruction in computing concepts, programming fundamentals, mobile phone development, robotics, web development, and design. They provide 200+ hours of intensive instruction with high-touch mentorship and exposure, led by mission-aligned engineers and entrepreneurs in the tech industry.
NOTE: School team members, if you think your school could benefit from a visit from an All Star Code representative to speak more about the program with students, please contact David Noel, Jr., Operations and Program Coordinator at All Star Code, to coordinate.
The deadline to apply for summer 2014 has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 20.
For more information, click here. To apply, click here.
Computer Science and Technology Program for Urban Youth (CSTUY) Summer Hackers Program
The Computer Science and Technology Program for Urban Youth is currently recruiting 9th to 11th grade students for its 4-week summer computer science program taking place this July. The program was developed by the same teachers that developed Stuyvesant High School’s CS program and the same team that created and ran Google’s CAPE NYC program – and will involve both classroom education and immersive experiences in NY’s technology scene.
CSTUY is looking for students with the potential to excel in technology–smart and driven with a wide range of computer science backgrounds, both those with CS experience as well as students who might not have been interested in CS before.
WHEN: Monday – Friday
July 7 – 31
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn
For more information about the program, click here. To apply, click here.
CUNY Assessment Prep Test Workshops
Learn about the CUNY Assessment Tests and how to prepare in a 90 minute free workshop.
Choose your date, time, and location!
To attend, you must be 19 years of age or older; a citizen or eligible non-citizen; live in NYC, and not currently be in college. You do NOT need to be a current or past Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) student.
What to Bring
Attendees must bring a printed copy of a CUNY acceptance email, a completed CUNY Application Summary Package, OR a CUNY pre-college program ID. If you did not yet apply to CUNY, click here to contact the College Connections Project at the Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center for assistance in doing so.
Click here to register for a workshop.