Summer Rising 2023 is a partnership between the Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). Summer Rising is free and available to all New York City students in grades K-8, pending seat availability.

Summer Rising programs are run by local school leaders and trusted community-based organizations (CBOs) in every neighborhood. All programs offer academic support, arts, recreation, and social-emotional support. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are served to each student.

The online application portal opened on April 17. The deadline to apply is May 1. During the application period, Parent Coordinators will be available to support families with their application.

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Summer Rising will provide both academic and enrichment programming over the course of the day, including field trips, arts activities, and outdoor recreation. Programs will be full-day, in-person, and planned and operated collaboratively by school principals and community-based organizations (CBOs). The environment will be safe and supportive with staff prepared to respond to children’s social and emotional needs. Breakfast, lunch, and snack will be served. 

A typical day for students in grades K–8 will include a mix of academic support, social emotional learning, and enrichment activities. Academics will be provided by licensed teachers in the morning. Enrichment activities (such as art, sports, and play) will be led by CBO staff in the afternoons and on Fridays. CBOs will also facilitate enrichment in the morning, alongside academics, for K-5 programs.

Students with disabilities who may require additional supports to participate in programming, such as a paraprofessional, will receive those supports as needed.

Elementary School Students (K-5)

  • July 5 to August 18
  • Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 6 PM

Middle School Students (6-8)

  • July 5 to August 11
  • Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 6 PM

Students with 12-month IEPs:

  • District 75:
    • July 6 to August 15 
    • Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 2:30 PM (or similar schedule)
  • Districts 1 - 32 and Extended School Year:
    • July 5 to August 14
    • Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM (or similar schedule)

If you have questions about Summer Rising, contact your student's school or a Summer Rising CBO.

You can also email your questions to

Parking restrictions remain in effect while schools are in session.

Parking is allowed in school zones only when school is in recess. However, you should be aware that specific schools may be open on holidays and during summer vacations. Parking restrictions would remain in effect.

Also, when schools are open for summer sessions, teacher meetings, or similar activities, the parking regulations apply on such days, even if students aren't attending.

You should contact the specific school to make sure that it's in recess. To look up information for a public school, go to the School Finder page.

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