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Applications Now Open for the Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship Program

March 12, 2013 Leave a comment
The New York Academy of Medicine is accepting applications for the Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship Program for Health Professional and Health Policy Students.  These Fellowships will provide stipends to support outstanding medical, dental, nursing, public health and public policy students wishing to participate in 8-10 week research and action programs and policy projects addressing the health needs of vulnerable urban populations. Student projects will focus on transforming health care delivery systems and improving access to high-quality, cost-effective care, including preventive services, for low-income, uninsured, and minority urban populations, and/or early childhood health and development. The Fellowship program will also include several leadership sessions throughout the Fellowship period.  Fellows will participate in a culminating event at which they will provide an oral presentation of their project, and will also be required to submit a written report within three months after the Fellowship period. On successfully completing the Fellowship, the students will join a Margaret Mahoney Fellows Alumni Association and will continue to be offered unique opportunities for career development.

There will be an initial cohort of 5-7 Fellows with a planned increase to 10 Fellows per year as funding permits. Students will receive a stipend of $4,500 and a travel allowance of $500.


Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants must be students currently enrolled in medical, dental, nursing, public health, or public policy schools in the United States; must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, or authorized to work in the U.S. throughout the award period. Projects must be conducted over an 8-10 week period between June 1 and September 1 during the application year and must be conducted with or supervised by a senior professional mentor in an academic, government, or non-profit institution in the Greater New York/New Jersey area.  The program will develop sites for these experiences and match them with selected applicants, or applicants may propose their own mentors and projects during the application process.


Application Process

Applicants must complete an online application that requires uploading certain materials and forms. Click here to apply online. Deadline: April 8th!

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2013 Summer Youth Employment Program, Ages 14-24

March 12, 2013 12 comments

It’s that time of the year again!  Henry Street Settlement is gearing up for another cycle of SYEP.

The SYEP 2013 Application will be available online beginning on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 9am at

The deadline to submit the SYEP application is May 10, 2013

There will be applications available in the Brooklyn office located at 1958 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233 and in the Queens office located at the Jamaica YMCA 89-25 Parsons Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11432.  Please remember that applications will not be available until the 1st week of April.

Unfortunately, Henry Street no longer has a contract of SYEP in the Manhattan office.  If you live in Manhattan, you will not be able to apply to Henry Street as you did in the past but instead you will have to visit the other providers in Manhattan which include:

SYEP Youth Aged 14-15:

  • Catholic Charities Community Service, Archdiocese of NY
  • Chinese American Planning Council
  • El Barrio’s Operation Fightback, Inc
  • New York City Housing Authority
  • New York Mission Society
  • New York State Education Department
  • The Children’s Aid Society

SYEP Youth Aged 16-24:

  • Catholic Charities Community Service, Archdiocese of NY
  • Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc.
  • Chinese American Planning Council
  • El Barrio’s Operation Fightback, Inc.
  • Inwood Community Services, Inc.
  • New York City Mission Society
  • New York State Education Department
  • Police Athletic League, Inc
  • The Children’s Aid Society
  • YM-YWHA of Washington Heights Inwood

There are some major changes to the program this year:

  • All participants are required to attend an 8-hour unpaid mandatory training prior to the start of the program in order to secure a job placement. If the participant does not complete the 8-hour training they will not be paid in this program.
  • 14-15 year old participants can only work a maximum of15 hours per week at the work-site   They must attend a 5-hour training weekly in order to be paid for a full 20 hours per week.
  • 16-24 years old can work a maximum of 25 hours per week- they will not have to attend training’s outside of the mandatory 8-hour orientation prior to the start of the program

Start preparing now for SYEP 2013

Required documents needed if you are selected in the Summer Youth Employment Program

  • Current Report Card or Photo ID required

Proof of Age

  • Birth Certificate or Benefit Card;
  • State ID;
  • Alien Registration Card; or
  • Valid U.S Passport

Proof of Citzenship/ Alien Status

  • Valid U.S Passport;
  • U.S Birth Certificate;
  • Alien Registration Card;
  • I-94, I-551, I-688B, I-766;
  • Certificate of Naturalization; or
  • Employment Registration Card

Proof of Social Security Number

Working Papers or Selective Service (where applicable)

  • 14 and 15 years of age: Blue Card
  • 16 and 17 years of age: Green Card
  • Selective Service Registration Card; or
  • Selective Service Online Receipt (males 18 years of age or older)

Proof of Address (Dated within the last 6 months of enrollment date)

  • Home Utility Bill (No Phone, Cable or Credit Card Bills accepted);
  • Current Lease or Housing Bill or Agreement; or Official Mail from Federal, State or City Agency
  • Official Mail from Federal, State or City Agency

Proof of Family Income (Dated within the last 6 months of enrollment date)

  • Two (2) consecutive pay stubs dated within the last six months (Must include payee name and gross income);
  • 2012 W-2 Form and one (1) pay stub dated within the last six months;
  • Current Pension Award letter;
  • Unemployment Benefit Document dated within the last six months; or
  • If Self Employed, 2012 Tax Return including Schedule “C” or “E” (if receiving rental income)

If Supported by Public Assistance

  • EBT Card and a recent store receipt showing a balance greater that $0;
  • Benefit Budget Letter; or Official letter from Social Service (Must include applicant’s name, Benefit number and date)

 SYEP participants will begin working on Monday, July 8 and end on Friday, August 16 for a total of 6 weeks.