Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Foster Care Youth Essay Contest

Do you know or are you a young person in foster care in New York City? If so, this essay contest which awards a MONEY prize might be of interest to you/them.
"Five Grand Prize winners will receive $1,000 each, and 10 additional winners will receive prizes of $500 to $700 each."
In order to enter you must:


  • Be nominated by an adult (if you would like to be nominated this is your chance to ask an adult in your life to nominate you!)  
  • Any current or former foster youth in the New York City foster care system who was born in 1996 or later. People born before 1996 are not eligible
  • write two essays


Deadline: March 3, 2017
Your complete entry, including the entry form, two essays, and adult recommendation letter, must be postmarked by March 3, 2017


For more information and necessary forms check out the official announcement page for the essay contest here and here



Monday, January 30, 2017

CUNY Childcare Centers for Students

Going to school as a parent is HARD and almost impossible when you do not have any leads on childcare. Thankfully some CUNY schools offer onsite childcare facilities for students who are enrolled and taking classes. 

While I was at Baruch I used the onsite childcare for a few weeks while I worked on a long term solution for Leilani. 

Below are all the current CUNY schools that offer childcare facilities on or near the campus so that going to school while parenting is a little less hard and impossible.

Please be advised that some charge a fee, all have different age requirements, and all have different hours. Feel free to use the image below to kick off your search. 
Hopefully the information below can help you make a decision about where and what CUNY school you want to go to. 

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