“After Hurricane Sandy, my school closed for a week, while whole school student bodies had to be relocated across the city. More recently, my school’s basement and entire first floor flooded the week before school started due to heavy rains.”
CLARIFY News Partners with NYC’s Summer Youth Employment Program to Foster Journalism and Media Literacy Skills in Youth
Student journalists to be hosted by the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and CUNY campuses in Queens and Brooklyn for summer reporting workshops.
The City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth (CLARIFY), in partnership with NYC’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), is working with two dozen talented high school and early college students from across the five boroughs.
The city pilot program called Promise NYC, which covered up to $700 a week in child care to undocumented children with low-income parents during the second half of 2023, will be continued and expanded in the city’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year, City Limits has learned.
“Teachers’ workloads are increasing without their salaries as they take on even more responsibilities to ensure the safety and well-being of their students.”
“We know that social and emotional skills in schools support academic success. It is crucial that we continue to develop these competencies that contribute to our young people graduating from high school, and thriving in careers and in life. Young people will lose if we hamstring their teachers by letting go of the DESSA.”
“No student deserves to be effectively expelled for bringing a bottle opener to school. There is no disciplinary reason to do so. In the very rare case that students do act out violently and pose a continuing risk to other students, school officials still have the possibility to expel students.”
En todo el sistema de la City University of New York (CUNY por sus siglas en inglés), donde más de un tercio de los estudiantes de pregrado nació fuera de los Estados Unidos continentales, solo hay dos Immigrant Student Success Center (Centros para el éxito de estudiantes inmigrantes) a pesar de tener una población de más de 5,000 estudiantes indocumentados.
The City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth (CLARIFY), with the CUNY Journalism Council and Press Pass NYC, is now taking applications from New York City high school students for two journalism training camps this summer in Brooklyn and Queens.
Despite having an undocumented student population of more than 5,000, and more than a third of undergraduate students who are born outside the mainland U.S., the entire CUNY system has only two such “immigrant student success centers.”