DAIS

DIVERSITY AWARENESS INITIATIVE FOR STUDENTS

(718) 756-7298

MISSION

The Diversity Awareness Initiative for Students, DAIS, is an organization dedicated to strengthening our schools and ourselves, through increased knowledge, awareness, and respect for different cultures.  Its members are comprised of students from independent, public, and parochial schools, who wish to discuss and improve human relations within the community and society at large.

May
26
6:30 pm18:30

DAIS Senior Recognition and Year's Wrap up at Packer Collegiate Institute

  • Packer Collegiate Institute

Celebrate our graduating Seniors as they are inducted into the DAIS Alumni Association!

Contribute to the discussion about this year's accomplishments. Share your ideas for next year... our 19th year!

Directions by train- Take the 4 or 5 to Borough Hall. Walk 1/2 block up Joralemon towards Clinton. The school is on the left, in the middle of the block. OR- Take the 2 or 3 train to Borough Hall. Walk up Court Street towards Joralemon. Make a right onto Joralemon, towards Clinton. The school is on the left, in the middle of the block.

Telephone- (718)250-0281

Address- 170 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201


18th Annual Multicultural Student Leadership Conference
May
13
11:00 am11:00

18th Annual Multicultural Student Leadership Conference

  • Trevor Day School

"For Us, By Us: Creating Our Tomorrow"

Join us for a day of student led discussions on crucial issues of social justice, diversity and other topics important to teens. Additional activities include a talent show, dinner, a game room and a party! Meet and interact with other students from schools in the tri-state area, who want to make a difference and have an impact in their schools and communities! Have fun!

The conference is for 8th - 12th grade students only.

*For more information and registration, go to the Conference page on the site menu.

Apr
21
6:00 pm18:00

DAIS General Meeting at Nightingale-Bamford School

  • Nightingale-Bamford School

Topic of Discussion- "Process of assimilation: which parts of yourself go first?"

All students in grades 8 - 12, who are interested in participating in DAIS are invited to attend this meeting for discussion.

Directions by train- Take  the 4 or 5 train to 86th Street. Take the 6 local to 96th Street. Walk south on Lexington Ave. to 92nd Street. Make a right and walk west on 92nd until you are between Madison and Fifth Avenues. The school is on the left.

Telephone- (212)289-5020

Address- 20 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128

Apr
7
6:30 pm18:30

DAIS Executive Committee Meeting at Friends Seminary

  • Friends Seminary

Determine the topic of discussion for the next DAIS general meeting! 

All students in grades 8 - 12 who are interested in being part of the Executive Committee (EC) and representing their school are welcome to attend the meeting. The Executive Committee is open to all students active in DAIS. We encourage anybody who is willing to make the commitment to participate. 

We will be planning the next general DAIS meeting. Come with creative, interesting and exciting topics of discussion. You and your input determine the type of topics and discussions for our DAIS meetings!

 

Directions by train- Take the 4, 5 or 6 to 14th Street/Union Square. Walk east on 14th Street to 3rd Avenue. Make a left onto 3rd Ave. Walk to East 16th St. Make a right onto East 16th. The school is on the right side of the block.

Telephone- (212)979-5030

Address- 222 East 16 Street, New York, NY 10003 (past 3rd Avenue)

Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

DAIS General Meeting at Marymount School

  • Marymount School

Topic of Discussion-To be determined

All students in grades 8 - 12, who are interested in participating in DAIS are invited to attend this meeting for discussion.

Directions by train- Take  the 4 or 5 train to 86th Street. Walk south on Lexington Avenue to East 84th Street. Make a right onto East 84th and walk west to 5th Avenue. Make a left onto 5th Avenue. The school is on 5th Avenue, between 83rd and 84th Streets.

Telephone- (212)744-4486

Address- 1026 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Mar
3
6:30 pm18:30

DAIS Executive Committee Meeting at Calhoun School

  • Calhoun School

Determine the topic of discussion for the next DAIS general meeting! 

All students in grades 8 - 12 who are interested in being part of the Executive Committee (EC) and representing their school are welcome to attend the meeting. The Executive Committee is open to all students active in DAIS. We encourage anybody who is willing to make the commitment to participate. 

We will be planning the next general DAIS meeting. Come with creative, interesting and exciting topics of discussion. You and your input determine the type of topics and discussions for our DAIS meetings!

 

Directions by train- Take the 2 or 3 train to 72nd Street. Change to and take the 1 train to 79th Street. Walk north on Broadway to 81st Street. Make a left onto 81st St.and walk west to West End Ave. The school is on the corner of 81st Street and West End Ave.

Telephone- (212)497-6500

Address- 433 West End Avenue (at 81st Street), New York, NY 10024

Feb
10
6:00 pm18:00

DAIS General Meeting at Dalton School

  • Dalton School

Topic of Discussion- 'A Tale of Two Profiles': How real are you on social media?

All students in grades 8 - 12, who are interested in participating in DAIS are invited to attend this meeting for discussion.

Directions by train- Take the 4, 5 or 6 train to 86th Street. Walk north on Lexington Avenue to 89th Street. Make a left onto 89th, walking towards Park Ave. The school is on this block on your left.

Telephone- 212-423-5200

Address- 108 East 89th Street, NY, NY 10128 (between Lexington and Park Avenues)

Feb
3
6:30 pm18:30

DAIS Executive Committee Meeting at Avenues: The World School

  • Avenues: The World School

Determine the topic of discussion for the next DAIS general meeting! 

All students in grades 8 - 12 who are interested in being part of the Executive Committee (EC) and representing their school are welcome to attend the meeting. The Executive Committee is open to all students active in DAIS. We encourage anybody who is willing to make the commitment to participate. 

We will be planning the next general DAIS meeting. Come with creative, interesting and exciting topics of discussion. You and your input determine the type of topics and discussions for our DAIS meetings!

 

Directions by train- Take the C or E train to 23rd Street. Walk north on 8th Avenue to 25th St. Make a left onto 25th St. and walk west until 10th Avenue. The school is 10th Ave.,  on your left, between 25th and 26th Streets.

Telephone- (212)524-9000

Address- 259 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (Between 25th and 26th Streets)

Jan
13
6:00 pm18:00

DAIS General Meeting at Columbia Preparatory School

  • Columbia Preparatory School

Topic of Discussion-'Can you be gangsta in a dress? Sexy in some sweats?'- Society's impact on clothing.

All students in grades 8 - 12, who are interested in participating in DAIS are invited to attend this meeting for discussion.

Directions by train- Take the 1, 2 or 3 train to 96th Street. Walk south on Broadway to West 93rd Street. Make a left onto 93rd and walk east until you are between Columbus Avenue and Central Part West. The school is on this block. OR - Take  the B or C train to 96th Street. Walk south on Central Park West to 93rd Street. Make a right onto 93rd St. The school is on this block.

Telephone- 212-749-6200

Address- 4 West 93rd Street, NY, NY 10025 (between Columbus Ave. and Central Park West)

Jan
6
6:30 pm18:30

DAIS Executive Committee Meeting at Friends Seminary

  • Friends Seminary

Determine the topic of discussion for the next DAIS general meeting! 

All students in grades 8 - 12 who are interested in being part of the Executive Committee (EC) and representing their school are welcome to attend the meeting. The Executive Committee is open to all students active in DAIS. We encourage anybody who is willing to make the commitment to participate. 

We will be planning the next general DAIS meeting. Come with creative, interesting and exciting topics of discussion. You and your input determine the type of topics and discussions for our DAIS meetings!

 

Directions by train- Take the 4, 5 or 6 to 14th Street/Union Square. Walk east on 14th Street to 3rd Avenue. Make a left onto 3rd Ave. Walk to East 16th St. Make a right onto East 16th. The school is on the right side of the block.

Telephone- (212)979-5030

Address- 222 East 16 Street, New York, NY 10003 (past 3rd Avenue)

DAIS 6th Annual Alumni Holiday Fundraiser
Dec
29
6:00 pm18:00

DAIS 6th Annual Alumni Holiday Fundraiser

  • Juga Lounge

It is time to celebrate another year of DAIS and reminisce about the good old times!

Come one, come all and bring a guest. Help us raise money for the next generation of DAIS students and celebrate 18 years of empowering high school students to be agents of change and champions of social justice and diversity!

Network with other young professionals and catch up with old friends.

Get your tickets now: https://daisholidayfundraiser6.splashthat.com/

***21+ only!***

If you are unable to attend, but are interested in showing your support, please go to the DAIS DONATE page and make your donation!

Thank you!

Dec
2
6:00 pm18:00

DAIS General Meeting at Birch Wathen Lenox School

  • Birch Wathen Lenox

Topic of Discussion- "I Only Date___": A conversation on sexual preferences and fetishes

All students in grades 8 - 12, who are interested in participating in DAIS are invited to attend this meeting for discussion.

Directions by train- Take the 4 or 5 to 59th Street. Take the 6 local to 77th Street. Walk east on 77th Street until you are between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. The school is on the right side of the block.

Telephone- (212)861-0404

Address- 210 East 77 Street, New York, NY 10075

Nov
11
6:00 pm18:00

DAIS General Meeting at Berkeley Carroll School

  • Berkeley Carroll School

Topic of Discussion- "Is America Safe Again?": a discussion on freedom of speech.

All students in grades 8 - 12, who are interested in participating in DAIS are invited to attend this meeting for discussion.

Directions by train- Take the 2 or 3 train to Grand Army Plaza. Walk one block on Flatbush Avenue to 8th Avenue. Make a left onto 8th Ave. and walk to Lincoln Place. Make a right onto Lincoln Place. The school is between 7th and 8th Avenues on the right side.

Telephone- 718-789-6060

Address- 181 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Nov
4
6:30 pm18:30

DAIS Executive Committee Meeting at Rudolf Steiner School

  • Rudolf Steiner School

Determine the topic of discussion for the next DAIS general meeting! 

All students in grades 8 - 12 who are interested in being part of the Executive Committee (EC) and representing their school are welcome to attend the meeting. We encourage anybody who is willing to make the commitment to participate. 

We will be planning the next general DAIS meeting. Come with creative, interesting and exciting topics of discussion. You and your input determine the type of topics and discussions for our DAIS meetings!

Directions by train- Take  the 4 or 5 train to 59th Street. Switch to the 6 local to 77th Street. Walk north on Lexington Avenue to 78th Street. Make a left onto 78 Street and walk west until you are between Madison and 5th Avenues. The school is on this block.

Telephone- 212-879-1101

Address- 15 East 78th Street, New York, New York 10075

Oct
21
6:30 pm18:30

DAIS Facilitator Training at Browning School

  • Browning School

Do you want to know how to facilitate at a DAIS meeting...or the DAIS conference?

Have you thought about facilitating a meeting at school, or any organization that you are a part of? Are you looking to brush up on your facilitator skills?

We will cover the building blocks of how to facilitate great discussions, from planning to working out various situations. We will even have an enthusiastic and fun practice session!

Directions by train- Take the 4 or 5 train to 59th Street. Walk north on Lexington Avenue to East 62nd Street. Make a left onto East 62nd and walk west until you are between Park and Madison Avenues. The school is on the left side of the block.

Telephone- (212)838-6280

Address- 52 East 62 Street, New York, NY 10065

Oct
18
6:30 pm18:30

"College 101: The Road to Success" at Spence School

  • Spence School

Are you preparing for or in the college application process?

A panel of successful DAIS Alumni college students and graduates from a wide variety of colleges and universities will be sharing their 'real life' experiences of the college application and admissions process, as well as college life. The session will include a chance for you to get your questions answered.

If you are a high school student, this is an opportunity not to be missed! Parents are also invited and encouraged to attend. 

Directions by train- Take the 4 or 5 train to 86th Street. Walk north on Lexington Avenue to 91st Street. Make a left and walk west on East 91st until you are on 91st between Madison and 5th Avenues. The school is on that block.

Telephone- (212)289-5940

Address- 22 East 91 Street, New York, NY 10128

Oct
14
6:00 pm18:00

DAIS General Meeting at Collegiate School

  • Collegiate School

Topic of Discussion- "Reclaiming or Regressing?...The Power of Language"

All students in grades 8 - 12, who are interested in participating in DAIS are invited to attend this meeting for discussion.

Directions by train- Take the 2 or 3 train to 72nd Street. Switch to the 1 local train to 79th Street. Walk south on Broadway to West 78th Street. Make a right onto 78th. The school is between Broadway and West End Avenue.

Telephone- 212-812-8500

Address- 260 West 78th Street, New York, New York 10024

Oct
7
6:30 pm18:30

DAIS Executive Committee Meeting at Brooklyn Friends School

  • Brooklyn Friends School

Determine the topic of discussion for the next DAIS general meeting! 

All students in grades 8 - 12 who are interested in being part of the Executive Committee (EC) and representing their school are welcome to attend the meeting. We encourage anybody who is willing to make the commitment to participate. 

We will be planning the next general DAIS meeting. Come with creative, interesting and exciting topics of discussion. You and your input determine the type of topics and discussions for our DAIS meetings!

Directions by train- Take the 2,3,4 or 5 to Boro Hall. Walk on Joralemon Street towards Fulton Mall. Cross Adams St./Boerum Pl. and walk 1 short block on Willoughby to Pearl St.. Make a left onto Pearl. School is on the right in the middle of the block.

OR- Take the A, C or F train to Jay Street/Boro Hall. Walk towards Willoughby, then make a right onto Willoughby. Walk 1 block to Pearl St. Make a right onto Pearl. School is on the right in the middle of the block.

Telephone- 718-852-1029

Address- 375 Pearl Street (between Brooklyn Marriott & Willoughby St.), Brooklyn, NY 11201

Sep
30
6:00 pm18:00

DAIS 8th Grade Meeting and Parent Introduction at Saint Bernard's School

  • Saint Bernard's School

A meeting to introduce 8th grade students to DAIS!

An introduction and orientation session, as well as a chance to experience what it is like to participate in an exciting discussion session facilitated by some of our student leaders in DAIS who began their involvement in the 8th grade.

** Adults who chose to accompany their students will have the opportunity to meet with some of our DAIS Board members and alumni, as well as the Executive Director, for their own introduction to DAIS.

Directions by train- Take the 4 or 5 train to 96th Street. Walk west on 96th street, to Park Avenue. Make a right onto Park Avenue. Walk north on Park to 98th St. Make a left onto 98th Street. The school is between Madison and 5th Avenues.

Telephone- (212)289-2878

Address- 4 East 98th Street, New York, New York 10029

Sep
23
6:00 pm18:00

DAIS General Meeting at Packer Collegiate Institute

  • Packer Collegiate Institute

Topic of Discussion- "Would you take a knee?: a discussion on patriotism

All students in grades 8 - 12, who are interested in participating in DAIS are invited to attend this meeting for discussion.

Directions by train- Take the 4 or 5 to Borough Hall. Walk 1/2 block up Joralemon towards Clinton. The school is on the left, in the middle of the block. OR- Take the 2 or 3 train to Borough Hall. Walk up Court Street towards Joralemon. Make a right onto Joralemon, towards Clinton. The school is on the left, in the middle of the block.

Telephone- (718)250-0281

Address- 170 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Sep
16
6:30 pm18:30

DAIS Executive Committee Meeting at Hewitt School

  • Hewitt School

Determine the topic of discussion for the next DAIS general meeting! 

All students in grades 8 - 12 who are interested in being part of the Executive Committee (EC) and representing their school are welcome to attend the meeting. We encourage anybody who is willing to make the commitment to participate. 

We will be planning the next general DAIS meeting. Come with creative, interesting and exciting topics of discussion. You and your input determine the type of topics and discussions for our DAIS meetings!

Directions by train- Take the 4 or 5 train to 59th St. Take local 6 train to 77th St. Walk south on Lexington Avenue to 75th. Make a right onto East 75th and walk west until you are between Park and Madison Avenues. The school is on the right.

Telephone- 212-288-1919

Address- 45 East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021

May
20
6:30 pm18:30

DAIS Senior Recognition and Wrap up at Packer

  • Packer Collegiate Institute

Celebrate our graduating Seniors as they are inducted into the DAIS Alumni Association!

Contribute to the discussion about this year's accomplishments. Share your ideas for next year... our 18th year!

Directions by train- Take the 4 or 5 to Borough Hall. Walk 1/2 block up Joralemon towards Clinton. The school is on the left, in the middle of the block. OR- Take the 2 or 3 train to Borough Hall. Walk up Court Street towards Joralemon. Make a right onto Joralemon, towards Clinton. The school is on the left, in the middle of the block.

Telephone- (718)250-0281

Address- 170 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201

May
14
11:00 am11:00

17th Annual Multicultural Student Leadership Conference

  • Avenues: The World School

"What a Time to be Alive...The Movement for Change"

Join us for a day of student led discussions on crucial issues of social justice, diversity and other topics important to teens. Additional activities include a talent show, dinner, a game room and a party! Meet and interact with other students from schools in the tri-state area, who want to make a difference and have an impact in their schools and communities! Have fun!

The conference is for 8th - 12th grade students only.

*For more information and registration, go to the Conference page on the site menu.

Apr
15
6:00 pm18:00

DAIS General Meeting at Nightingale-Bamford School

  • Nightingale-Bamford School

Topic of Discussion- "In My Mind's Eye": a discussion on mental health and illness

All students in grades 8 - 12, who are interested in participating in DAIS are invited to attend this meeting for discussion.

Directions by train- Take  the 4 or 5 train to 86th Street. Take the 6 local to 96th Street. Walk south on Lexington Ave. to 92nd Street. Make a right and walk west on 92nd until you are between Madison and Fifth Avenues. The school is on the left.

Telephone- (212)289-5020

Address- 20 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128

Apr
8
6:30 pm18:30

DAIS Executive Committee Meeting at Friends Seminary

  • Friends Seminary

Determine the topic of discussion for the next DAIS general meeting! 

All students in grades 8 - 12 who are interested in being part of the Executive Committee (EC) and representing their school are welcome to attend the meeting. The Executive Committee is open to all students active in DAIS. We encourage anybody who is willing to make the commitment to participate. 

We will be planning the next general DAIS meeting. Come with creative, interesting and exciting topics of discussion. You and your input determine the type of topics and discussions for our DAIS meetings!

 

Directions by train- Take the 4, 5 or 6 to 14th Street/Union Square. Walk east on 14th Street to 3rd Avenue. Make a left onto 3rd Ave. Walk to East 16th St. Make a right onto East 16th. The school is on the right side of the block.

Telephone- (212)979-5030

Address- 222 East 16 Street, New York, NY 10003 (past 3rd Avenue)

Mar
11
6:00 pm18:00

DAIS General Meeting at Marymount School

  • Marymount School

Topic of Discussion-"If we get in-formation, are we gonna be alright?"- How does music reflect (or not) the ideals of social activism?

All students in grades 8 - 12, who are interested in participating in DAIS are invited to attend this meeting for discussion.

Directions by train- Take  the 4 or 5 train to 86th Street. Walk south on Lexington Avenue to East 84th Street. Make a right onto East 84th and walk west to 5th Avenue. Make a left onto 5th Avenue. The school is on 5th Avenue, between 83rd and 84th Streets.

Telephone- (212)744-4486

Address- 1026 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Mar
4
6:30 pm18:30

DAIS Executive Committee Meeting at Calhoun School

  • Calhoun School

Determine the topic of discussion for the next DAIS general meeting! 

All students in grades 8 - 12 who are interested in being part of the Executive Committee (EC) and representing their school are welcome to attend the meeting. We encourage anybody who is willing to make the commitment to participate. 

We will be planning the next general DAIS meeting. Come with creative, interesting and exciting topics of discussion. You and your input determine the type of topics and discussions for our DAIS meetings!

Directions by train- Take the 2 or 3 train to 72nd St. Change to take the 1 train to 79th St. Walk north on Broadway to 81 St. Make a left onto 81st and walk west 1 block to West End Avenue. The school is on the corner of West End Avenue and West 81st Street

Telephone- 212-497-6500

Address- 433 West End Avenue, New York, New York 10024

 

Feb
12
6:00 pm18:00

DAIS General Meeting at Berkeley Carroll School

Topic of Discussion- "With great power comes great responsibility...or does it?: Is spreading racial awareness our job?"

All students in grades 8 - 12, who are interested in participating in DAIS are invited to attend this meeting for discussion.

 

 

Directions by train- Take the 2 or 3 train to Grand Army Plaza. Walk one block on Flatbush Avenue to 8th Avenue. Make a left onto 8th Ave. and walk to Lincoln Place. Make a right onto Lincoln Place. The school is between 7th and 8th Avenues on the right side.

Telephone- 718-789-6060

Address- 181 Lincoln Place, (between 7th and 8th Avenues), Brooklyn, New York 11217

Feb
5
6:30 pm18:30

DAIS Executive Committee Meeting at Brooklyn Friends School

  • Brooklyn Friends School

Determine the topic of discussion for the next DAIS general meeting! 

All students in grades 8 - 12 who are interested in being part of the Executive Committee (EC) and representing their school are welcome to attend the meeting. We encourage anybody who is willing to make the commitment to participate. 

We will be planning the next general DAIS meeting. Come with creative, interesting and exciting topics of discussion. You and your input determine the type of topics and discussions for our DAIS meetings!

Directions by train- Take the 2,3,4 or 5 to Boro Hall. Walk on Joralemon Street towards Fulton Mall. Cross Adams St./Boerum Pl. and walk 1 short block on Willoughby to Pearl St.. Make a left onto Pearl. School is on the right in the middle of the block.

OR- Take the A, C or F train to Jay Street/Boro Hall. Walk towards Willoughby, then make a right onto Willoughby. Walk 1 block to Pearl St. Make a right onto Pearl. School is on the right in the middle of the block.

Telephone- 718-852-1029

Address- 375 Pearl Street (between Brooklyn Marriott & Willoughby St.), Brooklyn, NY 11201

Jan
15
6:00 pm18:00

DAIS General Meeting at Columbia Preparatory School

  • Columbia Preparatory School

Topic of Discussion- "Blurred Lines": What constitutes consent?

All students in grades 8 - 12, who are interested in participating in DAIS are invited to attend this meeting for discussion.

 

 

Directions by train- Take the 1, 2 or 3 train to 96th Street. Walk south on Broadway to West 93rd Street. Make a left onto 93rd and walk east until you are between Columbus Avenue and Central Part West. The school is on this block. OR - Take  the B or C train to 96th Street. Walk south on Central Park West to 93rd Street. Make a right onto 93rd St. The school is on this block.

Telephone- 212-749-6200

Address- 4 West 93rd Street, NY, NY 10025 (between Columbus Ave. and Central Park West)

Jan
8
6:30 pm18:30

DAIS Executive Committee Meeting at Friends Seminary

  • Friends Seminary

Determine the topic of discussion for the next DAIS general meeting! 

All students in grades 8 - 12 who are interested in being part of the Executive Committee (EC) and representing their school are welcome to attend the meeting. The Executive Committee is open to all students active in DAIS. We encourage anybody who is willing to make the commitment to participate. 

We will be planning the next general DAIS meeting. Come with creative, interesting and exciting topics of discussion. You and your input determine the type of topics and discussions for our DAIS meetings!

 

Directions by train- Take the 4, 5 or 6 to 14th Street/Union Square. Walk east on 14th Street to 3rd Avenue. Make a left onto 3rd Ave. Walk to East 16th St. Make a right onto East 16th. The school is on the right side of the block.

Telephone- (212)979-5030

Address- 222 East 16 Street, New York, NY 10003 (past 3rd Avenue)

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