ESI Weekly Update
Principals and ESI Team Members, welcome to the new look of the ESI Weekly Update!
In this issue you will find the following features:
- News and Updates
- School Spotlight
- Operations Corner
- Shout Outs
News and Updates
*This feature is intended to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in ESI.
Succeeding in the City Report Release
We ask that you join us on Monday, September 30th for the release of “Succeeding in the City: A Report from the New York City Black and Latino Male High School Achievement Study”. This is the nation’s most comprehensive study of factors that lead to high school success and college readiness among Black and Latino men from your school. Chancellor Walcott will be present as well as University of Pennsylvania Professor Shaun R. Harper. We will also hear a message from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
Where: The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (515 Malcolm X Boulevard and 135th Street)
When: Monday, September 30th
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Audience: Up to 5 members per school; Principal, ESI Point Person, Key Stakeholders and Young Men who were interviewed for the study
Registration: To register, please click here.
Refreshments will be served.
ESI Budget/Operations Training Webinar
On September 4th, the ESI Team hosted a budget training to help deepen your understanding of the finance and contracting policies and procedures associated with administering the ESI grant. A clear understanding of these policies and procedures will lead to expedient transactions throughout the year and will allow programming to run smoothly. Based on feedback from that training, a live webinar will be held Friday, September 27th from 1:00 – 2:00. We encourage APOs, Business Managers, Purchasing Secretaries and/or any other school-based staff members charged with the oversight of the ESI budget to tune in and participate in this webinar. Click here to register.
YMI My Voice, Our City Competition
Recently, ten finalists were announced in the My Voice, Our City competition, which seeks to empower Black and Latino young men, local organizations, and community leaders to submit program ideas that would brighten NYC. We need help from you and your students to decide the three best innovative ideas. Click here to learn more about the ideas and to cast your vote.
NACAC National College Fairs
Two NACAC National College Fairs will be held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The Performing and Visual Arts College Fair will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The National College Fair will be held on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Students may use the links below to register for each event.
• Student Registration for National College Fairs
• Student Registration for Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs
Register for College Board PSAT/NMSQT Rollout Webinar
Network and school staff are invited to attend an interactive webinar covering access to tools for PSAT/NMSQT preparation and administration. Additionally, attendees will receive strategies for engaging students, parents, and school communities in understanding the value of the PSAT/NMSQT. The webinar will take place on September 27 from 1:00–2:00 p.m. Click here to register. Participants will receive an email from Eventbrite with a link to the webinar.