Center for Anti-Violence Education

The Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) works to disrupt hate violence. We do this by developing and implementing empowerment self-defense programs so that the most marginalized New Yorkers build tools to stay safer. And we teach active bystander interventions so that more New Yorkers move from being bystanders to violence, to Upstanders against it. We do this work to actively create a more just and peaceful world.

CAE’s approach combines education, physical empowerment, leadership development and activism. Programs center the needs of women, girls, people who are Trans, Gender-Non Conforming and LGBQ, as well as those at increased risk from racism and xenophobia. CAE is based in Brooklyn and in 2019 we worked with more than 3,000 New Yorkers across the five boroughs.

CAE envisions a world that is peaceful, equitable and just. We work with the most marginalized among us as and with New Yorkers seeking to be better allies to actively create this world we want to live in.


NYU Saturday Academy


The mission of the Saturday Academy is to increase diversity in the healthcare professions, especially dentistry, by introducing underrepresented high school students to the profession of dentistry, while simultaneously preparing them for the college application process.This preparatory program meets biweekly on Saturdays, 7 sessions per Fall semester, and has introduced 85 high school students to the field of dentistry as a career option.

Fall semester, bi-weekly, 7 sessions: Introduction to Dentistry / College Search; Impressions / Standardized Tests; Mouth Guards / Common Application; Plaque / Personal Statement; Dental Restorations / Interviews; Wax-Ups / Financial Aid; Graduation

Read the Global Health Nexus article on the Saturday Academy

Applications open in May

AMP UP -  A collegiate media experience for high school students

This four-week workshop presents the opportunity to explore the many aspects of media production while developing the skills needed to be a successful storyteller. AMP (Academy of Media Production) students learn the power of good writing and visual storytelling by creating videos, short films, webcasts, multi-camera productions, and more. This on-campus, live-in college program gives students the tools to pursue all facets of media production, while collaborating with like-minded students, making new friends, and having a life-changing summer experience in the heart of Boston.  

DATES: July 6 to July 31, 2020
FOR Students entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2020
TUITION + FEES Tuition and fees for 2020 total $6,450 — which includes tuition, room, board, and health services.
DEADLINE March 31, 2020

The Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship (WERM)

The Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship (WERM) is open to current 9th, 10th, Y1s who will be 15 years old before June 15th, 2020. This 14-month program provides a unique opportunity to work with local ecologists and take part in ecological research projects. WERM students learn content and develop basic research skills during their first summer through hands-on projects and coursework. Building on their skills at weekend workshops during the academic year, students embark on a final research project under the guidance of a science mentor for their second summer.

The application deadline for this program is March 29th, 2020.

For more information and the online application please go to

Through our partnership with the college of Mount Saint Vincent, we offer two credit bearing college courses: Restoration of NYC’s Natural Areas and Mapping NYC’s Urban Environment: An Intro to GIS. WERM students take both courses their first summer, while Forest Project interns take only one each summer they participate. Students do not pay tuition!

The Forest Project

Spend an unforgettable summer working as part of a small crew protecting and improving Wave Hill’s woodlands, enjoying the outdoors, learning about restoration ecology and making friends, all while getting paid and earning college credit.

The Forest Project is open to current 10th, Y1, Y2s. Applicants must be atleast 16 years old by June 15th, 2020. The seven-week program meets Mondays through Fridays from June 29th – August 21st, 2020. Interns work in small, supervised crews to help restore woodland areas at Wave Hill. Interns who complete their first summer of the Forest Project are offered the opportunity to return for a second summer.

The application deadline for this program is March 15th, 2020.

For more information and the online application please go to


Pratt Young Scholars

Pratt Young Scholars is a need-based, three-year scholarship providing instruction in art and design with college preparation to motivated high school students. This Scholarship covers three years of studio instruction, all art materials for courses taken, Summer Scholars courses in July, a year-round college access program including SAT preparation, and one-on-one guidance throughout the college application and financial aid processes. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about art and design, meet other students with similar interests, and prepare for college in a creative environment! If any students or their parents have questions, they are encouraged to call us at the number below. We will be pleased to answer their questions about the program.

CALENDAR: October to April, Wednesdays, 4:30–6:30 PM and Saturdays, 10 AM–1:30 PM ; Summer: Two weeks in July, Monday to Friday, 10 AM–4 PM


Tel: 718.636.3654 | Fax: 718.230.6876

Deadline March 2

Volunteer at the office of Councilwoman Carlina Rivera (Y1s-Y2s) at the District Office

Councilmember Carlina Rivera represents the 2nd Council District which includes the diverse neighborhoods of the East Village, Flatiron, Gramercy Park, Rose Hill, Kips Bay, Murray Hill and the Lower East Side. She is dedicated to many issues, including affordability, open space, climate resiliency, education equality, and small business survival.

Administrative Intern [maximum of 10 hours a week, mainly afternoon from 4PM to 6PM] – Students who apply should be highly organized and detail-oriented with an interest in New York City politics and government operations.  Students will be expected to assist with filing and organizing official documents in the office.

Outreach Intern [maximum of 10 hours a week, mainly evening hours after 6PM)] – Students will be expected to represent the office at community events and meetings. Spanish and/or Cantonese or Mandarin fluency (speech/writing skills) preferred. Selected applicants will gain valuable work experience in government operations, office management, and community outreach.

This is an unpaid internship.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, describing your interest of either in the position and any relevant life or work experience and a current writing sample. Resumes are a plus! Please send to and Please write [CM Rivera High School Intern Spring 2020] in the subject line. Students are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible, as decisions are made on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

If you have any questions please reach out to, who is copied above.

SPRING STEM – 1 week programs and Internships at STEM Matters NYC Camp

Deadline February 10 : SPRING STEM – 1 week programs and Internships at STEM Matters NYC Camp   info at 

Students in grades 9-12 can apply now to participate in exciting STEM enrichment programs offered this spring break at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and New-York Historical Society. Programs feature a computer science and historical inquiry program as well as high school internships. All participants receive a daily metro card.Have fun, new experiences this spring break! Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Monday, February 10.  Download our flyerlearn more, and apply now. For questions, contact

STEM Matters NYC camp offered during spring break, April 13-17, 2020. If selected, the student must attend all days of the program. STEM Matters NYC camp programs are free and students receive MetroCards for transportation if needed; busing is not provided. STEM Matters NYC programs do not provide meals.

The application deadline is Monday, February 10, 2020. Please contact with any questions.

Apply at

APPLY to join City Art Lab Spring Semester 2020!

APPLY to join City Art Lab Spring Semester 2020!

A 12-week art program for teens at City College of New York; A great way to build a portfolio;

An opportunity to work with a fantastic group of teaching artists;

An opportunity to get art exhibited in a professional art gallery;

Completely FREE  More information and to APPLY HERE

Deadline Feb. 8

The DOE, in partnership with Students and Educators for Equity (SEE)

Youth Restorative Justice (YRJ), and NYU Metro Center, is hosting the second annual citywide youth summit, which will bring together youth leadership, school leaders, and community-based organizations (CBOs), to highlight the impact of disproportionality on students, and discuss ways to dismantle it. The DOE invites you, your school staff, and any youth-leadership community-based organizations (CBOs) affiliated with your school to propose a workshop or resource fair for this year’s summit. If you would like to participate, you should apply by February 9.  The youth summit, will take place at Prospect Heights Educational Campus (883 Classon Ave in Brooklyn), from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., on June 4 (Anniversary Day). Participants will have the opportunity to learn, connect, share resources, and identify best practices to turnkey to their schools and communities.