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.


Sadie Nash Leadership Project

Check out Sadie Nash leadership projects. For more information on deadlines and requirements:

Sadie Nash Leadership Project promotes leadership and activism among young women so they can be agents of change in their lives and in the world. Our programs include:

1. Summer Institute is an award-winning 6-week summer program for self-identified young women and gender-expansive youth currently attending  high school.

2. ELLA (Engage, Learn, Lead, Act) is a fellowship program for young women ages 16-22 who want to begin social justice projects in their communities.

3. The Partnership Program provides an opportunity for schools and community based organizations to bring a customized leadership class to the young women they work with.

4. Sisterhood Academy is a year-long, after-school program for 9 – 11th graders who identify as young women and gender expansive youth.

5. Nash U is a program to support you with your college planning process.

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Applying is easy! Remember, you must be in high school to in order to apply and you must be in one of our 27 regions in order to win the Prize.


Each committee evaluates applications on each of three criteria.

  1. The first is the significance of your activity and how it promotes racial harmony, understanding, and mutual respect among community members.
  2. We also consider how important your role was in the activity.
  3. Finally, we consider the scope and impact of your activity on the community.

There are two parts of the application — one for you and one for your sponsor. Your sponsor must be a teacher, advisor, community or religious leader, or other responsible adult, who is not related to you, and who oversaw your project or who has directly witnessed your project’s outcome. Both parts of the application are due by January 31, 2020. Apply now!

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NY County DA’s Office 2020 High School Internship Program

The New York County District Attorney’s High School Internship Program is a rigorous internship that provides students with an insider’s view of the criminal justice system. Each intern is assigned to a unit within the Office and helps Assistant District Attorneys and other staff members with their work. Interns also attend presentations and trips and participate in a mock trial competition.

For nearly 30 years, the program’s interns have represented a variety of public, independent, and parochial schools from the diverse communities of Manhattan. We will be accepting applications in February from bright and promising students who are interested in serving their communities. Interns receive a $175 weekly stipend.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must live in Manhattan or attend school in Manhattan (no exceptions will be made).

Applicants must be sophomores, juniors or seniors in high school at the time they apply (current freshmen may not apply)

TIME COMMITMENT: Applicants must commit to attend the entire program from July 5, 2018 – August 10, 2018, Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (students will not be permitted to start after July 5 or leave before August 10)

Application Requirements

The application opens February 10, 2020. The deadline to apply is March 9, 2020 at 5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants will be required to attach the following:

  • A one-page resume
  • A 300-word essay discussing why you want to intern at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office or describing your interest in criminal justice
  • A letter of recommendation – may be uploaded by the student or emailed by the recommender to
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Planned Parenthood

Thank you for your interest in volunteering or interning for Planned Parenthood of Greater New York! By assisting in our health centers and our administrative offices, volunteers and interns make it possible for us to fulfill our mission. If you have questions, feel free to contact the Volunteer Program at 212-274-7284.

Ways to get involved:


Fill out our general volunteer application form and someone from PPGNY will be in touch with you.


Our six-week paid summer internships span departments including clinical, education, communications, and more, and are open to undergraduate and graduate students. Apply for an internship:

NY Civil Liberties Union: Teen Activist Project (TAP)

The Teen Activist Project (TAP) is an exciting youth program that engages NYC teens as organizers and peer educators on civil rights and civil liberties. TAP members work on a range of advocacy issues including the rights of pregnant and parenting teens, student’s rights, racial justice, LGBTQ right, etc. TAP is a great opportunity for young people interested in law, health care, social justice issues and community organizing.

To apply, you should

  • be between the ages of 14 and 21 in the NYC area, and currently enrolled in High School or a GED program
  • be available to meet every Monday from 4:15 – 6:15 pm at our office in lower Manhattan
  • be interested in student and youth rights, health and social justice
  • be committed to meeting and presenting workshops throughout the week
  • be interested in current social events and how they impact young people

Note: Students of all backgrounds are eligible for the program, regardless the immigration status. 

What will I get out of participating?

  • starting salary is $10 per hour (limit 30 hours per semester)v or community service hours
  • leadership, public speaking, and community organizing skills
  • knowledge about the law and how it affects young people

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