Archive for April, 2012

The Malik Fraternity Inc. College Fair May 9th!

April 30, 2012 Leave a comment

Interested in going to college? It’s never too late! The Malik Fraternity Inc. presents the You Too Can Go to College Fair Spring 2012 on May 9th, 2012 from 5PM-9PM! Take a look at the flyer below for details!


More Scholarships for Students

April 30, 2012 Leave a comment

If you are a student looking for scholarships, these may be of use to you.  Some of the scholarships apply to African-American students, as well as other minorities.  Take a look and see if you are eligible for scholarship funding!

–  Student Inventors Scholarships

–  Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships

–  Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships             

–  Brand Essay Competition

–  National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships

–  Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)

–  Microsoft Scholarship Program

–  William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students

HBCU Connect School Pride Scholarship

April 24, 2012 Leave a comment

The School Pride Scholarship is available to high school seniors and full-time undergraduate students. To be considered, you must submit an essay explaining what your school has to offer that you can’t find anywhere else. You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this award.  Essays must be posted on a blog.

Scholarship/Grant Amount: $1,000

Scholarship/Grant Deadline: May 11th, 2012

Award Type: Scholarship Money

Scholarship/Grant Site: (copy and paste into your URL browser)

NMIC’s Young Adult Internship Program

April 23, 2012 2 comments

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation’s Young Adult Internship Program is funded by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development. Their goal is to match disconnected youth ages 17-24 with 12 week paid internships in the field of their interest and job readiness training.   To be eligible applicant must be:

Ages 17-24

Not enrolled in school, not attending a GED or employment assistance program

Must be unemployed

May not have received Associates or Bachelor’s degrees

Applicants do not need H.S diploma or GED to be eligible

NMIC’s particular YAIP program also serves youth who are one of the following:

Generally disconnected

In the foster care system or have been in the past

Court Involved


NMIC YAIP accepts applicants from all parts of Manhattan and the Bronx, but we give priority to applicants who live in the Washington Heights/Inwood, West Harlem, Manhattanville, Morningside Heights, & Hamilton Heights. Each YAIP program in each borough gives priority to those who live in their community districts.

Interested applicants must:

Go to the NMIC Washington Heights office at 76 Wadsworth Avenue (2nd floor) to apply in person.

Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 9AM-5PM

Applicants are welcomed to call and schedule an appointment.

– Bring proof of identity (photo ID card), proof of address (bank statement, utility bill from household, state ID issued in the last 6 months, or letter from a shelter or transitional housing program, an original birth certificate, and an original social security card.

– Take a TABE basic reading and math test

– Complete an interview

**applicants may complete these steps over a number of visits**

If an applicant is accepted, they will enroll in the program and begin with a two week paid orientation at the NMIC office including classes on job readiness, financial literacy, soft skills, healthy living, computer literacy, conflict resolution, and leadership development. After orientation, youth will complete a 12 week paid internship and will be paid at a rate of $7.25 an hour for 25 hours a week, and will receive weekly educational classes to further their career and academic skills.  All youth will receive one-on-one support from a NMIC academic counselor, job developer, and program manager.  NMIC’s nine month post-internship follow up and retention phase will include career and academic counseling and facilitate enrollment in educational programs and job placement.

Please feel free to contact the NMIC YAIP office at 212-453-5366 (Lily Smith) or 212-453-5394 (Rohan Pessoa) with any further questions or interest in holding a YAIP outreach event at your agency.


Kaplan’s Medical School Insider

April 23, 2012 Leave a comment

For those focusing on medical school, mark your calendars for Kaplan’s Medical School Insider scheduled for broadcast on Monday, May 7th 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT.

Get all of your medical school admissions questions answered! You’ll learn about the top admissions factors, how to craft a winning personal statement, tips and tricks to use for the MCAT®, and how the admissions process looks from the inside.

To reserve your “cyber”space, go to

New York Academy of Medicine Job Opening

April 20, 2012 Leave a comment

New York Academy of Medicine is HIRING!

Location: 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, 10029

Position: Policy Associate

Start date: May 1, 2012

Application deadline: April 30, 2012

Education requirements: Master’s degree

Employment type: Full time

Professional level: Professional

Benefits: Full Benefits Package

For more information on requirements and qualifications, copy and paste this link into your browser:

How to apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter to Please include “Policy Associate” in subject line. For more information, visit the website:

Scholarships for African-American Students

April 20, 2012 Leave a comment
Scholarships for African American Students
There are a number of companies and organizations who have donated money for scholarships to African Americans, but a great deal of the money is being returned because of a lack of interest or awareness. Check out this list of opportunities!

Join New York Cares at the NYC Citizen Corps Disaster Volunteer Conference

April 20, 2012 Leave a comment

New York Cares invites you to join them on Tuesday, May 1 from 5:15 – 8pm at the 6th annual Disaster Volunteer Conference hosted by NYC Citizen Corps Council at Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts in lower Manhattan.

The conference will feature exhibits, dinner provided by The Salvation Army Greater New York Division, and speakers focusing on how volunteers can create change.

Distinguished speakers will include a welcome address by Joseph F. Bruno (Commissioner – NYC Office of Emergency Management), a keynote address by Jeff Parness (Founder and Executive Director – New York Says Thank You Foundation), followed by a panel discussion moderated by Herman Schaffer, MSW (Director, Community Outreach – NYC Office of Emergency Management) with a growing list of panelists, including Gary Bagley (Executive Director – New York Cares) and Sara Farmer (Data Humanitarian – Standy-by Task force, Crisismappers Network, and Ushahidi Community).

For additional information and to register visit:

Summer Youth Employment

April 20, 2012 Leave a comment
Summer Youth Employment Program
The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with summer employment and educational opportunities. Participants have the opportunity to work in positions affiliated with hospitals, nonprofits, government agencies, summer camps, small businesses, and other organizations. 
Application Deadline: Friday, May 18th 2012

Million Hearts Campaign Initiative

April 20, 2012 Leave a comment
2012 New York Life Symposium Heart-2-Heart: Winning the Millions Hearts Campaign in Harlem
Wednesday, May 2nd
The City College of New York
The Great Hall  
160 Convent Ave, Shepard Hall
New York, NY 10031 
“Every hour, more than 100 Americans suffer heart attacks or strokes”. Join the Million Hearts Campaign on their quest to cut this number by 1 million deaths within 5 years. Conference participants will partake in interactive presentations and panel discussions aimed to spread awareness about this national initiative and ways to improve access and quality of healthcare.