The Summer Literacy Institute, the summer portion of the Young Scholars Immersion Program was created in collaboration between Manhattan College and Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC). The Institute aims to support local Bronx high school students, challenging them to strive for academic excellence, and making a college education a reality.
Application Deadline: Friday, June 20th
2014 Orientation Date: Wednesday, June 25 at 7:00PM,
Location: Miguel Hall Room – 311 Rodriguez Room
2014 Program Dates: Monday, July 14th to Friday, July 18th
Through participating in the Summer Literacy Institute, students will draft, revise, and edit a college application essay in writing groups. By the end of the week, students will possess a polished, well written essay to present when applying for the college of their choice. The Institute will provide a broad introduction to a liberal arts education and “college life.”
Here are some of the activities students can look forward to:
- Developing their personal statements for their college application process
- Participate in three seminar learning modules with Manhattan College professors
- Visiting the Rubin Museum of Art
- Attending a Broadway Musical
- Engaging in a biology experiment at Orchard Beach
- Take part in other cultural exchange opportunities such as Poetry and African Drum performances
All of this takes place during a five day, four night stay one of the Manhattan College dormitories. This opportunity is FREE and open to rising high school seniors.
For a copy of the application, click here.
For Staff Members
Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality’s 2014 Summer Institute
The Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TACD), in partnership with the New York State Education Department, invites you to attend TACD’s 2014 Summer Institute Equity in the Era of Common Core: Igniting Student Learning by Fostering Transformative Teaching.
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Location: NYU’s Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10010
Click here for more information and registration.
2014 Schomburg Summer Education Institute in Partnership with the Expanded Success Institute
ESI is thrilled to partner with the education department at the Schomburg Center this summer during their 2014 Schomburg Summer Education Institute (July 14th through July 18th)! This year’s topics include: Freedom Summer, American Maroons and Resistance to Slavery, The Motown Sound: A Voice for Freedom, The History of Education in NYC, Book Arts and the Black Experience, The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Hip-Hop History, Abolitionism in Brooklyn, and more.
Educators will gain valuable content knowledge and learn inquiry-based approaches to teaching history across the grades and across disciplines with the Schomburg’s rich primary resource collections, scholar lectures, interactive workshops, curriculum labs, curator talks and community walks. Each teacher will take home books and extensive resource materials for their classrooms. Teaching and learning activities at Black History 360° exemplify the Common Core State Standards and support the Danielson Framework for Teaching.
The ESI Team is supporting staff at our schools who are interested in attending the week-long institute by covering the $500 registration fee. The first twenty-five (25) staff members who commit to attending the Schomburg Summer Education Institute will attend for FREE! Please email Paul Forbes (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name and school if you are interested.