Even in cold weather, infants should never sleep with blankets or share adult bred, ACS says

As temperatures drop, the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) is reminding caregivers about the ways to keep babies safe while sleeping: Even in cold weather, babies should always sleep alone – without loose bedding like a blanket, quilt or … Read More

With the cause of death still unknown, Alfa Barrie will be laid to rest on June 23rd

More than a month after the Police found Alfa Barrie’s lifeless body in the Hudson River, his family says the medical examiner’s office hasn’t given them a cause of death. Nevertheless, they will hold a funeral service at the Futa … Read More

The NYUL 2023 Whitney M. Young Jr. Scholarship application is live until March 11

The New York Urban League announced the release of the 2023 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship application. One-time scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $10,000 will be awarded to college-bound students starting college in Fall 2023. Scholarship Application Eligibility Requirements: New … Read More

Applications for 2023 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) open for youth and employers

New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Keith Howard announced in February the launch of applications for the 2023 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). This summer will mark the 60th anniversary of the storied program, with … Read More

City of New York creates Office for Child Care and Early Childhood Education

Photo credit: Olesia Bilkei New York City Mayor Eric Adams reaffirmed the city’s commitment to families by creating the Mayor’s Office for Child Care and Early Childhood Education.   The new office will be led by Executive Director Dr. Michelle … Read More

The Ginjan brothers open new café in Brooklyn

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On January 28, 2023, Mohamed and Rahim Diallo, also known as the Ginjan brothers, hosted an official opening ceremony for their new GinjanCafé Brooklyn at 333 Nostrand Ave, in Bedstuy. The brothers started the festivities … Read More

New Yorkers earning $80,000 or less can file their taxes for free

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Vilda Vera Mayuga kicked off the tax season on January 28, 2023, and encouraged single-filing New Yorkers who earned $56,000 or less … Read More

Schools Chancellor Banks kicks off Community and Citywide Education Council election season

Schools Chancellor David C. Banks announced this week the start of the biennial Community and Citywide Education Council election season, with changes to create more inclusive parent governance bodies. Beginning January 9, parents can apply to run for a Council, … Read More

ACS reminds parents that infants should never sleep with blankets or in beds, even in cold weather

Photo credit: Any Grant Ahead of the New York City winter storm, the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) is reminding parents and caregivers with infants about the ways to keep their children safe while sleeping. There is serious danger … Read More

Planning for our Children: Pre-School Special Education, Improved Cafeterias and Halal Meals

Planning for our Children: Pre-School Special Education, Improved Cafeterias and Halal Meals By Mayor Eric Adams New York City is justifiably proud of its 3-K and Pre-K programs, which serve tens of thousands of students across the city. But no … Read More

The City of New York hosts African Heritage Celebration in the Bronx

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The City of New York held its African Heritage Celebration and Festival on September 17, 2022, at Lou Gehrig Plaza in The Bronx. The all-day event featured musical and traditional dance performances, spoken word artists, … Read More

African Life Center hosts Mental Health Forum for Young Africans at Bronx Community College

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell African Life Center, a non-profit organization providing health education to African immigrants, held on June 26, 2022, a mental health forum for young people by young people at Bronx Community College.  Related Images:

Applications for Gifted & Talented programs to open on May 31st

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks today announced that applications for the expanded kindergarten and third grade Gifted & Talented programs will open next Tuesday, May 31, 2022. … Read More

EEAP Coalition hosts first community event at Denny Moe’s Superstar Barber Shop in Harlem

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On May 21, 2022, the EEAP Coalition hosted its first community events and panels called “Barbershop and Beauty Shop Conversations” to raise additional awareness and support for Black Studies. The panel, “Shaping More Than Minds … Read More

Parents and community members to join New York City public school superintendent hiring process

Photo credit: Flamingo images On May 17, 2022, Schools Chancellor David C. Banks  announced the launch of community town halls to engage parents and community members in the process of hiring 45 New York City public school superintendents – significantly expanding the involvement of parental … Read More

Mayor Adams and Chancellor Banks announce new approach to screen and support dyslexic students

Photo credit: Michael Appleton New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks announced on May 12, 2022, the largest, most comprehensive approach to supporting public school students with dyslexia in … Read More

City adds 1,000 New Kindergarten and Third Grade seats to Gifted and Talented Program

Photo credit: WavebreakMediaMicro New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks today announced the expansion of the New York City public school’s Gifted and Talented program serving elementary school students. … Read More

Family Wellness Suites reopen for parents and babies in New York City

Photo credit: Ursula Page The New York City Health Department announced on April 13, 2022, the reopening of the Family Wellness Suites at its Neighborhood Health Action Centers. The Family Wellness Suites provide birthing people and their families a safe, … Read More

EGN Youth Sports & Development to serve Harlem youth at new 135th street location

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell EGN Youth Sports & Development, an NYC program whose mission is to improve New York City youth and their communities through sports activities and educational support, is now serving the community on 181st West 135th … Read More

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