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NYS TARC Newsletter—March 2023

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NYSED News/Updates

Important Reminders from the 21st CCLC Timeline:

  • Submit to the Office of Student Support Services any Budget Amendments (FS-10-A), the revised M/WBE Goal Calculation worksheet, and any corresponding M/WBE documents (e.g., updated Utilization Plan, EEO Staffing Plan, and/or NOI). These forms must be postmarked by March 1, 2023.

  • Conduct a comprehensive Needs Assessment for next program year. Engaging participants and their families in these information-gathering processes can occur at multiple points during the program year and may include any documentable methods such as surveys, polls, focus group conversations, or the collection of written/verbal correspondence expressing needs, requests, and recommendations for potential program offerings. Needs assessments/inventories are ways to help programs collect and feedforward information about participants’ interests and needs into strategic plans as part of the ongoing, internal improvement cycle. See SMV Indicators G-1 and G-3(c).

  • Conduct Support Services & Learning Needs Inventory, for next program year, for targeted adult recipients/community members. *Note: If this information is already gathered as part of the comprehensive Needs Assessment (above), this step will not be necessary. This required check-in process is to help Program Leaders identify adult stakeholders’ needs, capacity, and interest in educational programming and support services. See SMV Indicator G-7.

  • Participate in the 2nd Evaluator’s Site Visit, conducted by the Local Program Evaluator. This is an opportunity to open the program to the observation of the partnering evaluator, assess progress indicators, and to receive valuable, actionable feedback about program implementation and emerging results. Summary findings from this visit can be used to inform the continuous improvement cycle and communicate progress updates to staff and stakeholders.

  • Make sure all students grades 1-5 are linked to day school teachers in EZReports.

Looking ahead:
  • Attend the required Teacher Survey Online Informational Session to prepare to administer year-end Teacher Surveys. Date, TBA.

  • Review Teacher Survey Timeline (forthcoming) and begin preparing for the spring teacher survey process.

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EZReports Guidance

We want to put the ‘easy’ back in EZReports, so we'll be adding a new tip for you here each month!


The teacher survey process will be starting soon and getting EZReports set up properly now is going to make the process... well, easy!

Enter any remaining day-school teacher contacts into EZReports and link teachers to students.

Click here for a document of instructions on how to add/review Day School Teachers and how to link teachers to students.

Please complete: Step 1: how to add/review day school teachers; and Step 2: How to link teachers to students.

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21st CCLC Spring Conference March 24, 2023, at the Troy Hilton Garden Inn

We are excited to see you all at the 21st CCLC 2023 Spring Conference! We are partnering with the NY State Network for Youth Success to offer an amazing event on Friday, March 24th in Troy, NY. Please review the important information below:

*This event is mandatory for all Program Managers/Directors (for clarification about who should attend, feel free to review pg.21 of the RFP). Subgrantees must attend the 21st CCLC program on Friday, 3/24. Evaluators are not required, but are invited and encouraged to attend. MI will be facilitating their first in-person Evaluators Network meeting during the conference. Network for Youth Success is offering additional sessions on Saturday, 3/25 which are optional.

Click here to register!
  • Select the option: "21ST CENTURY - Friday Pass for CCLC Participants" which is FREE

  • If you are interested in staying for a second day of professional development, you can register and pay for Day 2 of the NYS conference (Saturday, 3/25)

Book your hotel!

Within Troy:

Best Western Plus Franklin Square (5 Min Drive to Venue)

Courtyard by Marriott - Troy/Waterfront (4 Min Drive to Venue)

Additional Areas to Consider Nearby: Albany, NY Colonie, NY East Greenbush, NY Latham, NY

Food and meals
  • Lunch is included for all conference attendees (at no additional cost)

  • There are restaurants on site for participants interested in coffee, breakfast, and dinner


Other (non-required) events that may interest you:

Ongoing: Self-Paced Professional Development

The Resource Centers have partnered with Change Impact to offer a unique PD experience with Change Up Learning – an interactive online PD platform. Change Up Learning offers a variety of self-paced courses on relevant topics including Equity and Inclusion, Trauma-informed Practices, Positive Youth Development and more! These free courses are not mandatory, but available to support 21st CCLC subgrantees – and have been approved for New York State SACC credits. Create an account and access the growing library of courses by using the custom links below:

If you’re based in NYC, activate your account here. If you’re based in the rest of NY state, activate your account here.

Mar 7 You for Youth (Y4Y): Virtual Office Hours Session (1pm)

Join members of the U.S. Department of Education’s Y4Y Technical Assistance Team in this session, where they answer your questions and share best practices on all things out-of-school time.


Mar 7 - 15
Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS): Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training

YMHFA teaches how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth aged 12-18.

This training is open to anyone who is 18 years or older and supports youth ages 12-18 or who work in a youth-facing role or organization.

Questions: Call 518-434-0439 or email


Mar 7 - March 17
Network for Youth Success: Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Training Series


Mar 7 ETAC Webinar Release: Webinar: Designing Successful Restorative Circles

Mar 9 & Apr 13 ETAC CoP Events Series: ETAC's Community Schools RoadMap Tool
Mar 14 - May 9
National Center for School Mental Health: 2023 School Mental Health Virtual Learning Series

March 14: Individual Well-Being: School Staff Wellness and Self-Care

April 11: Promoting Family and Community Empowerment to Strengthen Positive School Climate

May 9: Collaboration Between School and Community Settings - Development of Meaningful and Sustainable Partnerships Between Schools and Community Partners


Mar 15
Afterschool Alliance Webinar: Creating and Sustaining a Caring Culture in Afterschool and Summer Programs


May 31 & June 1
New York State Education Department: 2023 School Safety Summit

Download informational brochure here.

Questions may be directed to


July 19 - 20 Save the Date for the National 21st CCLC Summer Symposium

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New NYS 21st CCLC Toolkit!

The Meaningful Family Engagement Strategies for Expanded Learning Programs toolkit was developed with our partners at Change Impact. This new resource was intentionally developed to support the implementation of family engagement strategies within your 21st CCLC program.


March is National Nutrition Month

The USDA’s website is full of great resources to share with students and families!


Take a Trip Through Y4Y's SEA Portal

The State Educational Agency (SEA) portal on the You for Youth (Y4Y) site is now available for you and designated staff! Go to to access resources for state coordinators, including webinars, meeting archives, and more. You'll need to be logged in to your Y4Y account as SEA staff to access these pages.


NYSED Funding Opportunity: 2023-2030 NYS Pathways in Technology Early College High School (NYS P-TECH) Program
  • The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has issued an Announcement of Funding Opportunity RFP #GC23-013

  • RFP #GC23-013 will be posted to P12 Funding Opportunities and Pathways in Technology (NYS P-TECH) Program.

  • Questions relative to this RFP must be sent to no later than the close of business on March 3, 2023. A questions and answers summary will be posted by March 17, 2023.

  • Applications must be received by March 31, 2023.

  • For additional information, please review the full Request for Proposals (RFP) document.

NYSDOL and NYSED Launch the Career Development Ambassador Summer Program for Educators
  • The Career Development Ambassador Program is a four-week paid summer intensive training program that will prepare teachers, certified work-based learning (WBL) coordinators, and school counselors to develop, implement, and deliver career-readiness strategies for students across New York State.

  • This program will assist educators of grades six to nine with helping their students understand and explore career options before they graduate high school, better preparing the workforce of the future.