4/1 deadline: Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Scholarship Awards for Graduating Seniors

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is the premier African-American family organization founded in 1938 to provide children with educational and cultural opportunities needed to enrich and strengthen their character and personal commitment toward the betterment of their communities. One of the objectives of the Brooklyn Chapter is to assist youth in the Brooklyn/Staten Island community through chapter programs aimed at increasing academic success and educational opportunities. You may visit our website at: http://brooklyn.jackandjillonline.org.

The Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is offering two $5,000 awards ($1,250 annual award over four years) to African-American students. The Gwendolyn Bourne Scholarship will be awarded to high scholastic students and the Karen Marshe Scholarship will be awarded to high achieving or talented students. The applicant must:
• Be a graduating high school senior who attends a Brooklyn or Staten Island high school
• Reside in Brooklyn or Staten Island
• Have applied for college admission
• Have demonstrated exemplary achievement in the areas of leadership and service in the community
• Maintain good academic standing (B/3.0 average or better) while attending a four-year
college full-time

Students wishing to apply for the Brooklyn Chapter’s scholarship awards must complete the enclosed (Scholarship Application Web Package), which is to be accompanied by (1) a counselor recommendation, (2) an official transcript, (3) a typed personal statement, and (4) proof of community service hours, if applicable. This material must be postmarked by April 1, 2018 and mailed to:

Mrs. Chrystal Stokes Williams
Brooklyn Chapter, Jack and Jill of America
1367 Union Street
Brooklyn, New York 11213

Awardees and his/her College Advisor will be notified upon selection. Your cooperation in nominating candidates for this locally based award is very much appreciated. Please email JandJBrooklynScholarship2018@gmail.com or call 917-586-7591 with any questions.

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3/30 deadline: Apply for Pre-K

The deadline to submit your pre-K application is quickly approaching! Make sure you apply to free, full-day, high-quality pre-K by March 30, 2018! All NYC children born in 2014 who apply by the deadline are guaranteed a pre-K offer.

All you need for the application is your child’s name and date of birth, your contact information, and your list of up to 12 pre-K programs. Use Pre-K Finder or the Pre-K Directory to choose programs and rank them in your true order of preference on the application.

Apply by the March 30 deadline one of three ways:

Remember, the application is not first come, first served, but the deadline is coming up fast! If you already submitted your application, you’re all set—but you can still make changes to it before the deadline, if you’d like. Call us at 718-935-2009 or visit Pre-K Admissions if you have any questions.

March 22-25 Event: 14th National Black Writers Conference

Download the full-size flyer for the 14th National Black Writers Conference!

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3/20 Event: CEC13 & CEC15 for a Meeting on State Testing

state.PNGPlease join Community Education Councils 13 and 15 for a meeting to discuss State Testing. The meeting will include a discussion of the history behind the standardized test, why they remain a part of the elementary school process, and how the data from the tests are used. There will also be a discussion on the alternatives to the test.

3/20 Event: Middle School Open House in Bedford-Stuyvesant

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4/6 deadline: Black History Month Scholarship 2018

PAB Pharmacy, Creating Legacies & Pia Raymond NYC present Black History Month Scholarship 2018
Awarded to a high school senior or a student currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning who demonstrates purpose, prowess and persistence in the face of adversity.

Student must be:
• A resident of New York City
• At least 16 years old and not more than 23 years old
• High school senior or enrolled in an institution of higher learning

Student must:
• Submit a completed application
• Submit copies of his/her 2 most recent report cards
• Submit Typewritten, double-spaced, 500-word essay

Prizes:
• 1st Prize – $500
• 2nd Prize – $400
• 3rd Prize – $300

Submission must be received by, Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:59pm

Download the application!