Funded Programs

While not exhaustive, posted below are examples of competitive funding streams that support many of our school and CBO partnerships. 

For any questions relating to CBOs attached to the funding streams described below, please contact Serge St. Leger, Jr., Sr. Director of Youth Development Partnerships, sstleger@schools.nyc.gov.

To apply to become a contracted vendor with the Department of Education, please contact the Division of Contracts and Purchasing

Out of School Time
The Out-of-School Time (OST) initiative is administered by NYC's Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). OST is the largest municipally funded after school initiative in the nation, providing a mix of academic, recreational and cultural activities for young people after school, during holidays and in the summer in more than 400 New York City schools. Programs are also offered at community centers, settlement houses, religious centers, libraries and Parks Department facilities. Please contact DYCD for more information.

Beacon Programs 
NYC's Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) administers Beacon programs that provide youth with appropriately structured youth development activities in the hours following the school day. Located in 80 schools across the City, the Beacon programs establish opportunities for empowerment and skill building, development of sound character and positive social norms, and integration of family, school and community supports. Principals and other school personnel work closely with the community-based organizations that manage the individual Beacons to provide a variety of services to New York City school children including, sports and recreation, educational enrichment, academic support and family involvement activities. Please contact DYCD for more information.

Service Learning / Teen ACTION
NYC's Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) administers Teen ACTION programs that allow youth between the ages of 13 and 21 to design and implement a meaningful service project that meets a need in their community. Please contact DYCD for more information.

21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC)
The 21st CCLC program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. 

The New York City 21st CCLC Technical Assistance Resource Center (NYC 21st CCLC RC) provides technical assistance and support to all NYC based 21st CCLC grantees. Staffed by a director and two program coordinators, the NYC 21st CCLC RC developed a comprehensive technical assistance support plan that includes: monthly professional development sessions for site coordinators,  grant managers, and program directors; on-site technical assistance visits, coupled with site specific professional development (in partnership with Children’s Aid Society); site monitoring visits (on behalf of NYSED); access to attendance and data tracking software (in partnership with Cityspan Technologies); data merge support in completing the Annual Performance Report; and an ongoing development of a catalog of web-based resources on the 21st CCLC website. The NYC 21st CCLC RC is managed by David Dianora, Director and supported by Jyoti Folch, Program Manager and Jennifer Macaluso.  

Extended School Day / Violence Prevention
The primary purpose for Extended School Day / Violence Prevention (ESDVP) funds is to support the efforts of school districts with high needs and to ultimately bring all students to higher learning standards. The grantees consist of community school districts, alternative schools and community based organizations.  

For additional information on 21st CCLC and ESDVP, please contact the DOE Grant Managers who work in the Office of Safety and Youth Development. Grant Managers are responsible for overseeing DOE's district 21st CCLC and ESDVP grants and are directly supervised by the Senior Program Manager, David Anderson

Manhattan (21st CCLC Districts 1, 2, 4) Michelle Rosa
Manhattan (21st CCLC Districts 3, 5, 6) Yesenia Crespo
Bronx (21st CCLC Districts 7, 9, 10) - currently vacant
Bronx (21st CCLC Districts 8, 11, 12) Robin Frazier
Brooklyn (21st CCLC Districts 13, 19, 23, 32) Rosemarie Sinclair
Brooklyn (21st CCLC Districts 14, 15, 16 & ESDVP District 1) Delia Loney
Brooklyn (21st CCLC Districts 17, 18, 22) Elida Martes
Brooklyn (21st CCLC Districts 20, 21) Susan Diaz
Queens (21st CCLC Districts 24-30) Robert Davis, Jr.
Staten Island (ESDVP District 1, 31) Lydia Guerin

Advantage After School
Advantage After School Programs are administered by the Office of Children and Family Services. Programs are operated by a community-based organization in partnership with a school. The program is designed to support students and improve the social, emotional and academic competencies of school-age children. 

Learning to Work
Learning to Work (LTW) is an in-depth job readiness and career exploration program designed to enhance the academic component of select Young Adult Borough Centers, transfer high schools, and GED programs. The goal of LTW is to assist students in overcoming obstacles that impede their progress toward a high school diploma - as well as lead them toward rewarding post-secondary employment and educational experiences.