The Office of Postsecondary Readiness industry partner and the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA), are grateful for the continued commitment to CTE auto tech programs. On December 16th, 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of GYNADA’s education arm of the Center for Automotive Education & Training.  As part of the celebration and in testament to its continued commitment to working closely with CTE programs, GYNADA honored our students and CTE programs with a donation of ten engines ($45,000) from General motors to NAF Academy Alfred E. Smith High School

High School Senior Scholarship Application Deadline: February 29, 2016!
The New York State Assembly-Senate Puerto-Rican Hispanic Task Force and Somos El Futuro Inc. will sponsor scholarships for high school seniors participating in the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute to be held in Albany, NY, March 19-21, 2016.

The program objectives include increasing students’ capacity to become positive agents of change and appreciation of their shared Latino heritage. Program workshops focus on leadership, community advocacy and public speaking. Group activities foster team work across school districts, while enhancing awareness of issues, challenges and potential solutions for the Hispanic community.

Feel free to visit the website and see application directions here.  

CCR Highlights:

The Common Application: is comprised of a rich and diverse membership – colleges that are public, private, large, small, secular, and religious. The Common Application simplifies the process by collecting the information needed to apply to college all in one place, thus preventing repetition of similar detail requests in applying. It also enables students to stay on top of deadlines and manage school-specific tasks – without leaving the system. 

For more information about the application itself, visit the How To Apply page.

College Readiness Seminars for DOE staff

WBL Highlights:

Work Readiness Training for Youth in Care @ The Door. Training includes paid internships youth ages 16-24. Contact Rachel Moser at (212) 941-9090 ext. 3528 or for details.
The Exploring Program, a worksite based program, broken up into three separate programs: Business, Law Enforcement, and Fire and Emergency Services Exploring.  Click here for details.


Guide: Supporting Undocumented YouthMany educators, counselors, and school leaders have expressed interest in learning how to better support all children so that they can achieve educational and economic success – regardless of actual or perceived immigration status. Informed by research and promising practices, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) has compiled this Resource Guide to assist and enhance State and local efforts to support undocumented youth at the secondary and postsecondary school levels.

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Upcoming Events

Mon, Feb 15 - Fri, Feb 19
No School in session Mid-Winter Recess
Monday, February 29
Partner Appreciation event
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Tuesday, March 22
Today's Girl, Tomorrow's Woman Conference
3rd Annual Conference, Save the date.... more details to come.
Friday, March 25
No School in session Good Friday