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St. Nicks Alliance Youth & Education helps children, ages 2–24 to advance through school and into careers via high-quality services that enrich and support the academic success, social skills and self-sufficiency needed to thrive. Transformational coaching for children facing obstacles to help them overcome challenges and succeed.

Small World Early Childhood Center

Small World Early Childhood Center provides affordable, high-quality education for young children, ages 2–5, in a diverse and nurturing environment. Parents apply based on their child’s birth year.

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We welcome parents to visit the site by contacting [email protected]

Location

211 Ainslie St., Brooklyn, NY  11211

Operating Hours

Small World is open year-round from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday–Friday, excluding NYC Department of Education (NYC DOE) closures and select professional development days.

Toddlers

Small World’s toddler program is fee-based with two classrooms (24 seats) serving children born in 2020, from 8 a.m.–6 p.m., year-round. 50% of the seats are allocated for private tuition families and 50% of the toddler seats are reserved for affordable child care families.

Fees

Small World’s affordable toddler program is fee-based with a sliding scale fee schedule for qualifying families. This includes select FREE seats subsidized by NYC DOE. For family eligibility criteria for NYC DOE & NYS click this link:  Help Paying for Child Care | Division of Child Care Services | OCFS

To Enroll

For NYC DOE fully subsidized slots, please apply through NYC MySchools.

In addition, our staff will support your completion of these required NYS documents. 2021 Subsidy Application.pdf

For tuition-based slots, please complete the following forms and submit Small World Full Application.pdf to [email protected].

To arrange a tour or inquire about eligibility

Contact [email protected]

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Universal 2K, 3K, and PreK

NYC DOE-funded Universal 2K classrooms serve children born in 2022.

NYC DOE-funded Universal 3K classrooms (75 slots) serve children born in 2021.

NYC DOE-funded Universal PreK classrooms (36 slots) ready children born in 2020 for kindergarten.

U2K, U3K, and UPK’s school day and school year are 8:30 a.m.–2:50 p.m., September–June.

Affordable Extended Day/Extended Year operates from 2:50 p.m.–6 p.m. and during July and August.

Fees

Small World’s toddler program is fee-based. A sliding scale fee schedule is available for qualifying families.

Fee-based extended day/extended year is also available. Partial subsidy is available for qualifying familiesReview our Fee Schedule. TBD

To Enroll

Families must apply for Universal 3K and Universal PreK through NYC MySchools. The portal opens in January for U3K, and UPK. 

Important Notes when applying:

Select Small World as your provider.

Select Extended Day/Extended Year ONLY if your family qualifies for full subsidy.  Speak with Director Staci White to determine if your family is eligible. 

Select School Day/School Year if you do not meet the Extended Day/Extended Year Criteria. Instead, please complete these forms TBD for extended day and summer services and submit to Director Staci White. [email protected]

To arrange a tour or inquire about eligibility

Contact Staci White at [email protected] or call 718-963-0330.

Afterschool Centers

St. Nicks Alliance operates 22 dynamic, fun-filled afterschool centers for children ages 5-13 in close partnership with public schools and NYCHA. SNA’s School Success Model is the backbone of afterschool, with a focus on literacy, arts, socio-emotional learning, health and wellness.

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Location

St. Nicks Alliance afterschool centers are located in Greenpoint, Williamsburg, East Williamsburg, Bushwick, Bedford Stuyvesant and Brownsville. Learn about our Afterschool Centers.

Operating Hours

Afterschool centers begin immediately after school dismissal and typically end at 5:30pm. Check with individual afterschool centers.

Fees

Afterschool is FREE to all.

To Enroll

Applications are disseminated during the first days of the school year. Check with your school’s main office or afterschool director. You may also DYCD Universal Participant Intake: Youth & Adult Application (Ages 13 & Younger), complete and submit the application to your afterschool director in person or by email.

     Elementary – Afterschool Centers

    We work in close partnership with public schools, NYCHA housing developments, community-based organizations, and our strategic partner Schools to holistically support young people and their families.

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    Afterschool closely follows all DYCD, DOE and CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of our participants, staff, and community.

    P.S. 16 Leonard Dunkly School
    157 Wilson St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
    Program Director Jayda Myrick
    [email protected]
    P.S. 016 Leonard Dunkly
    PS 16 Leonard Dunkly
    646-988-3299

    P.S. 17 Henry D. Woodworth School
    208 N 5th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
    Program Director Ivelise Arroyo
    [email protected]
    ​​P.S. 017 Henry D. Woodworth
    PS 17K
    347-668-8094

    P.S. 18 Edward Bush School
    101 Maujer St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
    Assistant Program Director Jeanette Ramos
    [email protected]
    P.S. 018 Edward Bush
    PS 18 Edward Bush Magnet School for Leadership
    347-554-1079

    P.S. 23 Carter G. Woodson
    545 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206
    Program Director Destiny Mercado
    [email protected]
    P.S. 023 Carter G. Woodson
    HOME | PS 023K
    718-541-5422

    P.S. 34 Oliver H. Perry School
    131 Norman Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222
    Program Director Jose Flores
    [email protected]
    P.S. 034 Oliver H. Perry
    PS 34
    347-668-7980

    P.S. 44 Marcus Garvey
    432 Monroe St., Brooklyn, NY 11221
    Program Director Luis Rodriguez
    [email protected]
    P.S. 044 Marcus Garvey
    P.S.44
    646-676-1309

    P.S. 59 William Floyd
    211 Throop Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206
    Program Director Shakiera McCandies
    [email protected]
    P.S. 059 William Floyd
    Ps59
    718-544-7733

    J.H.S. 126 John Ericsson Junior High School
    424 Leonard St., Brooklyn, NY 11222
    Beacon Director Stacy Diaz
    [email protected]
    John Ericsson Middle School 126
    347-831-5036

    P.S. 132 The Conselyea School at School Settlement Association
    120 Jackson St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
    Program Director Rick Martinez
    [email protected]
    P.S. 132 The Conselyea School
    718-389-1810

    P.S. 147 Isaac Remsen School
    325 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206
    Program Director Bianca Velez
    [email protected]
    P.S. 147 Isaac Remsen
    P.S. 147 Isaac Remsen
    929-441-0090

    P.S. 150 Christopher School
    364 Sackman St, Brooklyn, NY 11212
    Community School Director Ashlei McBride
    [email protected]
    P.S. 150 Christopher
    646-988-3298

    P.S. 250 George H. Lindsay School
    108 Montrose Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206
    Program Director Glenn Branch
    [email protected]
    P.S. 250 George H. Lindsay
    P.S. 250 The George H. Lindsay School
    347-554-1956

    P.S. 380 John Wayne School
    370 Marcy Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206
    Assistant Program Director T’ea Hearns
    [email protected]
    P.S. 380 John Wayne Elementary
    P.S. 380 John Wayne Elementary School
    646-988-3300

    P.S. 414 Brooklyn Arbor School
    325 S 3rd St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
    Program Director Kendra Simmonds
    [email protected]
    Brooklyn Arbor Elementary School
    Brooklyn Arbor
    347-554-1073

     Middle School – Afterschool Centers

    We work in close partnership with public schools, NYCHA housing developments, community-based organizations, and our strategic partner Schools to holistically support young people and their families.

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    Afterschool closely follows all DYCD, DOE and CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of our participants, staff, and community.

    J.H.S. 126 John Ericsson Junior High School
    424 Leonard St., Brooklyn, NY 11222
    Beacon Director Stacy Diaz
    [email protected]
    John Ericsson | Middle School 126
    347-831-5036

    M.S. 577 Conselyea Preparatory School
    208 N 5th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
    Program Director Ivelise Arroyo
    [email protected]
    Conselyea Preparatory School
    M.S. 577 Website
    347-668-8094

    M.S. 582 The Upper Academy
    207 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206
    Program Director Ashley Peralta
    [email protected]
    M.S. 582
    The Magnet School for Multimedia, Technology, and Urban Planning
    646-988-3263

    Unity Preparatory Charter School
    432 Monroe St., Brooklyn, NY 11221
    Program Director Luis Rodriguez
    [email protected]
    Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn
    Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn
    646-676-1309

    Madiba Prep
    1014 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11221
    Assistant Program Director Leann Marcos
    [email protected]
    Madiba Prep Middle School
    Madiba Prep
    718-541-6414

    Community Schools

    St. Nicks Alliance works in close partnership with our three Community School partners and one Learning to Work/Transfer School partner to support the whole child through academics, socio-emotional supports, intervention services, family engagement and collaborative planning.

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    Community Schools and Transfer Schools are open to all.  Learn More about the Community School Model and Transfer School Model click the link below.

    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/programs/community-schools

    Operating Hours

    Community schools are public schools that operate on the NYCDOE calendar with specialized summer programs. 2024-2025 School Year Calendar

    Fees

    Community Schools and Transfer Schools are free, public schools.

    To Enroll

    Community Schools require enrollment through NYCDOE processes.

    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade

    Middle School: Middle School

    High School: High School

      Community School Listings

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      Community schools are public schools that operate on the NYCDOE calendar with specialized summer programs.

      P.S. 150 Christopher School
      364 Sackman St., Brooklyn, NY 11212
      Community School Director Ashlei McBride
      [email protected]
      P.S. 150 Christopher
      646-988-3298

      J.H.S. 126 John Ericsson Junior High School
      424 Leonard St., Brooklyn, NY 11222
      Community School Director Bruce Prescod
      [email protected]
      John Ericsson Middle School 126
      John Ericsson | Middle School 126
      347-831-5036

      Williamsburg High School for Art and Technology
      223 Graham Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206
      Community School Director Daniel St. Firmin
      [email protected]
      The Williamsburg High School of Art and Technology
      ​​Williamsburg High School of Arts and Technology
      929-295-3496

      Learning to Work @ Bushwick Community High School
      231 Palmetto St., Brooklyn, NY 11221
      Program Director April Lawrie
      [email protected]
      Bushwick Community High School
      Bushwick Community High School
      347-831-5466

      Community Centers

      St. Nicks Allliance’s three community centers operate year- round during afterschool, evenings, weekends and summer to provide an eclectic range of programs for children, teens and adults as well as community events.

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      Operating Hours

      • September – June (Monday-Friday) 2:30-10pm, (Saturdays) 9-3pm

      • July-August (Monday-Saturday) 8:00 am-10 pm

      Fees

      • All programs and services are FREE.

      To Enroll

      Applications are available throughout the year through the Director. You may also download a copy. Complete and submit the application in person or by email; or complete the application through DYCD’s Beacon portal (Greenpoint and Williamsburg Beacons) or Cornerstone Portal (Sumner). Universal Participant Intake: Youth & Adult Application.

      Greenpoint Beacon
      J.H.S. 126 John Ericsson Junior High School
      424 Leonard St., Brooklyn, NY 11222
      Beacon Director Stacy Diaz
      [email protected]
      John Ericsson | Middle School 126
      347-831-5036

      Williamsburg Beacon
      Grand Street Campus
      850 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
      Associate Director of Teens Jocintha Gordon
      [email protected]
      Williamsburg Beacon Center – Brooklyn NY School-Age Child Care
      917-635-2326

      Sumner Cornerstone Center
      862 Park Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206
      Cornerstone Director Shakiera McCanddies
      [email protected]
      347-831-5415

      Summer Camp

      St. Nicks Alliance’s Summer Camps, both traditional and DOE Summer Rising each day with safe, fun-filled adventures, while fostering friendships and academic learning for more than 1,500 campers. 

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      Operating Hours

      July-August 8:00am-6pm for six – eight weeks

      Fees

      All Summer Camps are FREE.

      To Enroll

      Summer Rising Camp and traditional Summer Camp require different application processes. Each location listed has an identifier to better assist you.

      Summer Rising enrollment process changes from year to year. 2023 process and applications will be available in spring 2023.

      Traditional Summer Camp applications are disseminated by afterschool Program Directors during the spring. You may also download (Available Spring 2023) complete and submit the application to your afterschool director in person or by email.

      Location

      St. Nicks Alliance operates summer camps for K-8TH Graders in Greenpoint, Williamsburg, East Williamsburg, Bushwick, Bedford Stuyvesant and Brownsville. Due to DOE school openings, locations vary from year to year.

      Elementary Summer Camps

      P.S. 17 Henry D. Woodworth School (Summer Rising)
      1. 208 N 5th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
      Program Director Ivelise Arroyo
      [email protected]
      P.S. 017 Henry D. Woodworth
      PS 17K
      Phone: 347-668-8094

      P.S. 18 Edward Bush School (Summer Rising)
      101 Maujer St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
      Assistant Program Director Jeanette Ramos
      [email protected]
      P.S. 018 Edward Bush
      PS 18 Edward Bush Magnet School for Leadership
      Phone: 347-554-1079

      P.S. 34 Oliver H. Perry School (Summer Rising)
      131 Norman Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222
      Program Director Jose Flores
      [email protected]
      P.S. 034 Oliver H. Perry
      PS 34
      Phone: 347-668-7980

      School Settlement Association (Summer Camp)
      120 Jackson St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
      Program Director Rick Martinez
      [email protected]
      Sign up for Summer Camp!
      Phone: 718-389-1810

      P.S. 147 Isaac Remsen School (Summer Camp)
      Hosted by Williamsburg Beacon @
      850 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
      Program Director Bianca Velez
      [email protected]
      P.S. 147 Isaac Remsen
      Phone: 929-441-0090

      P.S. 150 Christopher School (Summer Rising)
      364 Sackman St., Brooklyn, NY 11212
      Community School Director Ashlei McBride
      [email protected]
      P.S. 150 Christopher
      Phone: 646-988-3298

      P.S. 250 George H. Lindsay School (Summer Rising)
      108 Montrose Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206
      Program Director Glenn Branch
      [email protected]
      P.S. 250 The George H. Lindsay School
      Phone: 347-554-1956

      P.S. 414 Brooklyn Arbor School (Summer Rising)
      325 S 3rd St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
      Program Director Kendra Simmonds
      [email protected]
      Brooklyn Arbor Elementary School
      Brooklyn Arbor
      Phone: 347-554-1073

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      Middle School Afterschool Centers

      J.H.S. 126 John Ericsson Junior High School (Summer Rising)
      424 Leonard St., Brooklyn, NY 11222
      Beacon Director Stacy Diaz
      [email protected]
      John Ericsson | Middle School 126
      Phone: 347-831-5036

      M.S. 577 Conselyea Preparatory School (Summer Rising)
      208 N 5th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
      Program Director Ivelise Arroyo
      [email protected]
      Conselyea Preparatory School
      M.S. 577 Website
      Phone: 347-668-8094

      M.S. 582 The Upper Academy (Summer Camp)
      Hosted by Williamsburg Beacon @
      850 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
      Program Director Ashley Peralta
      [email protected]
      M.S. 582
      The Magnet School for Multimedia, Technology, and Urban Planning
      Phone: 646-988-3263

      Madiba Prep (Summer Rising)
      1014 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11221
      Assistant Program Director Leann Marcos
      [email protected]
      Madiba Prep Middle School
      Madiba Prep
      Phone: 718-541-6414

      Youth Employment

      St. Nicks Alliance’s Youth Employment helps more than 2,700 14-24 year olds develop workforce readiness skills, explore careers and earn wages.

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      Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), Work Learn Grow (WLG) and AmeriCorps offer year-round, work-based learning.

      SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (SYEP) and WORK LEARN GROW (WLG)
      Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) has two models.

      Younger Youth (ages 14-15) receive a stipend for six weeks of project-based workforce readiness training.

      Older Youth (ages 16-24) conduct six-week SYEP internships, 25 hours/week @ $15/hour. Select Youth are eligible to continue during Work Learn Grow, when they earn wages and college credit from October – May. Contact [email protected]  to learn more.

      Locations

      SYEP Younger Youth (conduct their learning at
      Grand Street Campus)
      850 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY 11211

      SYEP and WLG Older Youth (ages 16-24) hold internships at worksites across NYC’s five boroughs.

      To Apply (worksites)

      To host an intern at your business or company, complete this document (TBD) and send to [email protected] . An SYEP staff member will follow up.

      To Apply (youth)

      INTERESTED YOUTH (see exceptions below) should apply under Community-Based SYEP at the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development website. Select St. Nicks Alliance as their preferred (SYEP) Application (TBD) site.

      ONCE SELECTED, youth must ENROLL within three days by uploading these documents Document Checklist: Younger Youth (YY) 14-15 Years Old Required Document Checklist to this secure portal, DYCD Youth Employment Program – Enrollment Site or arranging an appointment with our staff by contacting [email protected].

      EXCEPTIONS: Youth who meet the following criteria are guaranteed placement. Contact the person indicated below.

      Students at:
      Williamsburg HS for Art and Technology
      Boys and Girls High School
      Williamsburg HS for Architecture and Design
      Contact [email protected]

      Resident at:
      NYCHA Thompkins Houses
      NYCHA Bushwick-Hyland Houses
      Contact [email protected]

      Involved in:
      Administration for Children’s Services (ie. foster care)
      Department of Homeless Services (ie. living in shelter)
      Department of Justice (ie. court-involved)
      Contact [email protected]

      St. Nicks Alliance’s 22 AMERICORPS members provide 1:1 and small group support as well as career planning to youth, ages 14-21, as they strive to complete high school, workforce trainings or their first year of employment. More details are in the AmeriCorps job description.

      Location

      AmeriCorps members are placed at our partner high schools or our Workforce Center, all in North Brooklyn.

      Fees

      AmeriCorps members earn a living allowance and a Segal Education Award for completion of 1700 hours of service over 12 months.

      To Apply

      AmeriCorps members can submit their Americorps Enrollment Packet to [email protected].

      Career GPS Center

      St. Nicks Alliance’s Career GPS Center, a program of Williamsburg Beacon, provides transformational services to help teens stay on track to graduate from high school and prepare for college or the workforce. Services include Attendance Improvement/Drop Out Prevention, Career Planning, SAT and Regents prep, Counseling Services, Arts and much more. To learn more, contact [email protected].

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      Location

      Williamsburg Beacon and Compass High
      Grand Street Campus, home to East Williamsburg High School, Progress High School and HS for Enterprise, Business and Technology.

      Grand Street Campus
      850 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY 11211

      East Williamsburg Scholars Academy
      850 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
      https://www.ew-sa.org/
      East Williamsburg Scholars Academy

      Progress High School
      850 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
      https://www.progresshighschool.com
      https://www.schools.nyc.gov/schools/K474

      HS for Enterprise, Business and Technology
      850 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
      https://sites.google.com/ebtbrooklyn.com/home/
      The High School for Enterprise, Business and Technology

      Deputy Director Evelyn Herrera
      [email protected]

      Fees

      All programs and services are FREE.

      To Apply

      9th and 10th graders can apply to COMPASS High or Williamsburg Beacon to access services. Download the applications DYCD Universal Participant Intake: Youth & Adult Application and deliver to Room 155 or email to [email protected].

      11th and 12th graders can apply to Williamsburg Beacon. Download the application DYCD Universal Participant Intake: Youth & Adult Application and deliver to Room 155 or email to [email protected].

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