Learn24 Newsletter - February 27, 2020


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Children's Librarian - District of Columbia Public Library

Workforce Development Specialist - Department of Employment Services

Education and Program Specialist - U.S. Department of Education

After School Instructor - Mad Science of Washington

Deputy Director - Homeless Children's Playtime Project

Learn24 Events

Introduction to the Active-Participatory Approach - March 6, 2020

Cooperative Learning - March 6, 2020

Staffing Success: HR for Non-Profits - March 12, 2020

Developmental Youth Outcomes - March 18, 2020

Youth Mental Health First Aid (Two-Day Workshop) - April 2-3, 2020

Professional Development Opportunities

Teaching Hope and Resilience for Students Experiencing Trauma- March 3, 2020 (Webinar)

This edWebinar focuses on actions that educators can implement to facilitate learning for students abuse, homelessness, poverty, discrimination, violent neighborhoods, or fears of school shootings or family deportations. Register to attend this workshop today. 

Social Emotional Learning and Equity: Follow the Data - March 25, 2020 (Webinar)

Providing equitable opportunities for young people’s social, emotional, and academic growth is paramount. Equity in education goes deeper than providing equal education to all students. Equity in education is providing each student with the education they need to live and thrive. Sign up to attend this webinar. 

Fund Your Strategy: Help your Leadership Develop Funder-Friendly Organizational Strategy - March 25, 2020 (Washington, DC)

Learn ways to align board, executives, and staff internally in order to secure external funding. Find out more

Sharing Ideas that Strengthen Families and Engage Communities to Promote Child Well-Being - March 25 - 29, 2020 (Washington, DC)

CWLA’s 2020 conference will bring together policy, research, and practice professionals from child- and family-serving systems as well as youth, caregivers, and community partners, to share and advance more effective family supports and systems of care for children and families in the 21st century. Click here for more details. 

Summer Learning Toolkit & Recruiting and Engaging Students - March 31, 2020 (Webinar)

Summer learning programs offer invaluable spaces to engage youth in learning and development during the months when many students lose ground. High-quality programs keep kids safe and can produce measurable benefits in math, reading, and social and emotional learning, however good attendance is critical for kids to experience those positive benefits. Registration for this webinar can be found here

Inspire Educators Workshop - April 25, 2020 (Washington, DC)

The Inspire Educators Workshops is designed to inspire and equip teachers with the most current and innovative STEM learning tools for the classroom. Industry leaders will share their STEM perspectives and resources while implementing realistic teaching models through hands-on and interactive discussions. Details can be found here.

Learn24 First Friday Learning Series | March 6 

The first Friday of each month is for professional development! In March, Learn24 will deliver two workshops to help youth development professionals deepen their understanding of positive youth development, engage in best practices, and improve services to youth. Select one or both of the following workshops: 

Introduction to the Active-Participatory Approach | 9:45 am - 12:00 pm

  • Learn how to optimize programs to meet youth needs through the Active-Participatory Approach.
  • Identify ways to motivate and maximize youth engagement. 

Act now

Cooperative Learning | 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm

  • Recognize ways to nurture youth leadership, build community, and keep things fun. 
  • Leave equipped with grouping strategies and ways to build cooperative learning into any program setting.

Sign up today!

Developmental Youth Outcomes | March 18 

Learn24 will host a two-hour workshop, Developmental Youth Outcomes, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Attendees will learn strategies on incorporating developmental outcomes into the program and organization. This interactive and hands-on workshop will provide participants with practical skills that are designed to improve the quality of interactions with youth.

Register today!

Support OST Programs This Tax Season

Support out-of-school-time (OST) programs this tax season by making a Contribution to Taxpayer Support for Afterschool Programs for At-Risk Students, under the contributions section on Schedule U, Part II, line 2 of the 2019 DC Individual Income Tax Form. Contributions will be used by the OST Office to support grants to organizations that provide educational and enrichment opportunities for homeless youth or those residing at public housing communities.

Community Opportunities

Applications Now Open for the 2020 Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program

For more than 40 years, the Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) has provided youth across the District with opportunities and experiences necessary to succeed. Applications are now open for youth and employers who want to participate in the 2020 MBSYEP. The deadline to apply is February 29, 2020. District youth ages 14 to 24 and businesses interested in becoming host employers may apply online here

2nd Annual #FITDC HerStory 5k | March 7

In celebration of the nearly 400,000 women and girls living in the nation's capital, and the 165 million women and girls across the country, Mayor Muriel Bowser and #FITDC, along with the National Women's History Museum, are kicking off Women's History Month with the 2nd Annual #FITDC HerStory 5K!

This run/walk is a free #FITDC event and is open to participants of all ages and genders. Be inspired by the achievements of women during a run through downtown DC. RSVP today

21st CCLC Summer Symposium Call for Proposals

The U.S. Department of Education is seeking proposals for workshop sessions at the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Grant Program 2020 Summer Symposium in Baltimore, MD, on July 15-16, 2020. Out-of-school-time practitioners, researchers, program directors, evaluators, 21st CCLC state coordinators, afterschool networks, and others are invited to submit abstracts for consideration. Proposals must be submitted by February 28, 2020. More information can be found here

The National Children's Museum is Now Open!

The National Children’s Museum located in the heart of downtown Washington, DC is now open to the public. Through interactive exhibitions exploring science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), the National Children’s Museum is developing young minds. Schedule your visit today

Funding Opportunities

Humanities Grant Program

HumanitiesDC seeks to create exciting public humanities programs for the people of Washington, DC. The Humanities Grant Program allows applicants to request up to $30,000 for projects that create innovative and digital stories for public audiences. Applications are due on March 13, 2020. More information about eligibility criteria, deadlines, past awardees, and areas of interest can be found here.

$1K Grant for Ideas to Make DC More Awesome

The DC chapter of the Awesome Foundation is offering a $1,000 grant to nonprofit organizations that make DC more awesome. DC residents interested in improving the District of Columbia through arts, culture, and/or community experiences are encouraged to apply. The deadline to submit an application is March 22, 2020. The full application can be found here

Amphion Foundation Grant Program

The Amphion Foundation Grant Program is accepting applications from nonprofit performing ensembles for general operating support or special project support. In general, grants will range between $1,000 and $7,500, although larger grants may be awarded to organizations with an extraordinary commitment to contemporary concert music or a particularly significant project. For consideration, submit applications by April 1, 2020. Learn more here

The Karma for Cara (K4C) Microgrant Program is the bridge between ideas and action. By providing microgrants up to $1,000, K4C helps young citizen leaders execute and magnify their initiatives to help repair our world. Students 18 years of age and under may apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities. Applications must be received by April 1, 2020 for consideration. Read more about application deadlines and criteria here.  

Sparkplug Foundation to Fund Nonprofits

The Sparkplug Foundation is accepting applications from start-up organizations and new projects of established organizations in music, education, and community organizing. Past grants ranged from $1,000 to $15,000. Preliminary questions must be received by April 6, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET. For more information on deadlines and criteria, click here

Philip L. Graham Fund

Since 1963, the Philip L. Graham Fund has supported local nonprofit organizations that provide both essential and enriching programs to the communities in the Washington, DC area. Grant awards are up to $75,000 in the following interest areas; arts and humanities, community endeavors, education, and health and human services. Applications are due by April 15, 2020. Learn more about focus areas, eligibility criteria, deadlines, and past awardees by clicking here

Questions or feedback, contact Learn24 at Learn24@dc.gov, or visit us at Learn24.dc.gov.

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