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  • Marketing prodigies

    Marketing prodigies

    Our SYEP participants were given an invaluable glimpse into the creative world of marketing! As part of a career exploration panel held by Situation Group, a global marketing firm, participants learned about the creativity and communication skills that make up the marketing field. The event was also an opportunity for attendees to learn about the…

  • Career talk with the U.S. department of state

    Career talk with the U.S. department of state

    Earlier this month, we also had the incredible opportunity to host a Career Information Session with the U.S. Department of State. The event, which was attended by our Workforce participants and Beacon participants from Metropolitan Soundview, gave a basic overview of what it means to go into foreign service, and the myriad of careers available…

  • Juneteenth @ CASW-Workforce: Back To The Roots

    Juneteenth @ CASW-Workforce: Back To The Roots

    This month, CASW-Workforce hosted two summer job referral events for more than 1,500 SYEP participants. On June 19th, 2023, in conjunction with the second job referral event, Workforce held its annual Juneteenth celebration. This year’s theme is “Back to the Roots,” and in recognition, our media team put together an interactive exhibit for visitors. The…

  • Growing strong

    Growing strong

    Our CASW-COMPASS program has partnered with both PS 115 and Connectemonos to create a community garden on school grounds. This new initiative comes with a built-in lesson plan for our 2nd grade participants, who actively partake in the garden’s planting and maintenance. As they work on putting this garden together, participants are learning about cross-pollination…

  • The magic of hydroponics

    The magic of hydroponics

    We are beyond impressed with our junior horticulturalists at PS 115!!! The gardening program at COMPASS-PS 115 has been one of our most exciting developments within the past year, and the winter months have done little to slow our participants down – as these young gardeners are learning the basics of hydroponics!  Essentially, hydroponics refers…

  • Seeds of summer

    Seeds of summer

    As we’ve mentioned in past issues, we encourage our participants to get involved in community projects and relish any opportunity to teach them about local stewardship. Our COMPASS participants at PS 115 continue to make great strides with their community garden; more recently, students have had the opportunity to learn about compost, specifically, the essential…

  • Out with a bang

    Out with a bang

    As we reach the final days of summer programming, many of our participants are celebrating the memories and friendships they’ve made. Over at PS 18, participants have had double cause for celebration, as they recently held both their Summer Rising Barbecue and Final Culminating Show. The former is a chance for participants and staff to…

  • Civic engagement with the Dominican bar association

    Civic engagement with the Dominican bar association

    CASW teamed up with the Dominican Bar Association to give an amazing presentation at Centro Civic Cultural Dominicano! Samuel Rivera, Kenia Lino, and Daniera Marte, and Leah Pappas from PS 18 and PS 115 respectively, teamed up with our Deputy Director Atenedoro Gonzalez and Angeramis Tejeda, Esq.! The topic of this presentation? Our team focused…

  • Valentine’s day celebrations

    Valentine’s day celebrations

    Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to appreciate love in all its forms and all over the agency, our participants found equally diverse ways to celebrate! Our COMPASS participants at PS 18  put together their own crafts detailing those they most appreciated in their lives, such as teachers, relatives, friends, etc. All of which made…

  • Celebrating mlk day at dyckman

    Celebrating mlk day at dyckman

    At CASW-Dyckman, our middle school girls came together to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in a remarkable fashion. As part of the site’s MLK-Day Camp, the girls enjoyed a day packed full of activities tailored toward Dr. King’s values and their own visions for the future. To finish this special day, participants completed an…