From the NYC Department of Education
Yellow Bus Service
The following guidelines apply to field trips:
- Trips must be within the five boroughs of New York City.
- Trips must leave the school after 9:30AM and buses must return to the school by 1:30PM.
- Trips cannot service multiple destinations.
- October 07, 2019 is the first day for field trips for the 2019-20 school year.
“If the goal is to work towards racial justice and equity with our partners, how can we not have a workplace where folks talk about their experiences with systemic oppression? How can we not acknowledge the moments in our lives where we’ve been privileged by virtue of some of the identities we hold? At CompassPoint, we’ve maintained that racial justice and equity work has to happen from the inside out.”
THE GOVERNANCE GAP
Examining Diversity and Equity on Nonprofit Boards of Directors
By Molly Delano Brennan with Miecha Ranea Forbes
The Governance Gap survey and this accompanying report are the results of a single, simple premise: to build a truly diverse and inclusive nonprofit sector that reflects the realities of population demographics and the clients that so many organizations serve, you have to start at the top, with their boards of directors.
“What is Art Space Sanctuary?
The actions taken by this federal administration point to its determination to consolidate power and launch wide-ranging assaults on selective populations, including migrants, refugees, Muslims, Latinx, Black, women, and LGBTQ communities, as well as artists, academics, scientists, and the press. It is imperative that we stand up and say NO! to such actions, policies and laws.
Everyone should have access to education, culture and the arts without any fear.
RIGHT NOW, WE’RE ASKING FOR CONGREGATIONS IN THE NYC AREA TO COMMIT TO “SHORT-TERM SANCTUARY”
This week, “Short-Term Sanctuary” would practically mean:
- Display the attached “S” symbol in your windows, on your doors, and on your church signs, so that Friends who are looking for a safe space in your neighborhood can find your building and know that they can come inside and be shielded from ICE.
- Equip your congregation with the attached “How to be a Buddy”
To access and download the full Annual Arts in Schools Report, please click here.
Under the leadership of Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Fariña, New York City has continued to make the arts a priority for all its public schools. The arts enrich our children’s lives and learning, and all students deserve the opportunity to experience a rich arts education. This focus on the arts began in 2004 with the introduction of the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts,
Click here to access our webinar “Turning Promises into Contracts” with Lawyers Alliance for New York – essential information on contract basics.
Please note, you will need to access that link with a PC running Windows 2000 or greater and Windows Media Player set as your default for streaming media in order to view and listen to the recording.
Additional Lawyers Alliance for New York webinars on a variety of themes,
The National Guild for Community Arts Education is offering three webinars in the Next Level series in September/October 2015. Upcoming sessions cover evaluation, fundraising, and marketing. Free for members, $35 others.
Refresh your professional skills with classes at the Support Center. Take a single class or enroll in a certificate program such as the Fundraising, Leadership & Supervision, or Executive Leadership programs. Workshop topics range from board development, financial management, leadership, fundraising, and marketing.
The Foundation Centre library and website has great resources to help you learn more about raising funds. There is also a full schedule of classes and webinars (fees apply for some programs). Note that the library relocated to the financial district in July 2015.