Learn24 Newsletter - April 23, 2020


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Museum Specialist - Smithsonian American Art Museum

Director, Learning, Development, & Inclusion - Leadership for Educational Equity

Campus Director of Student Support - KIPP DC

Director, Youth Policy and Programs - DC Action for Children

Learn24 Events

Services, Opportunities, and Supports (SOS) - April 27, 2020 (Webinar)

Services, Opportunities, and Supports (SOS) - April 28, 2020 (Webinar)

Introduction to Youth Development - May 1, 2020 (Webinar)

Developmental Youth Outcomes - May 4, 2020 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

Let's Talk About Afterschool - April 28, 2020 (Webinar)

Afterschool Alliance will conduct a webinar to talk about strategies that can help you make a stronger case for afterschool. Additionally, organizations will have the opportunity to share how programs have adapted in these challenging times. Register to attend here

The Basics of Nonprofit Succession Planning - April 29, 2020 (Webinar)

Join the Center for Nonprofit Advancement for a webinar to discuss the basics of succession planning so that organizations can be fully prepared for the future. Sign up today to attend.

Reading Between the Lines: Building Equity through SEL and Literacy - April 29, 2020 (Webinar)

Join the National Summer Learning Association for a discussion on literacy and social emotional learning. This webinar will focus on how to ensure youth remain engaged while remote. Click here to register. 

Authentic Student Leadership in a Time of Crisis - May 1, 2020 (Webinar)

CASEL CARES will facilitate a roundtable discussion for all adults that are supporting young people. This webinar will help attendees understand what authentic student voice looks like and how to encourage student leadership.  Register today.

Shaping Summertime Experiences: Aligning Practice to Recommendations - May 1, 2020 (Webinar)

The Forum for Youth Investment will provide insight on what actions can be taken despite the uncertainty of what lies ahead this summer. Visit the Forum for Youth Investment's website for more information. 

Upcoming Online Workshops from
The Institute for Youth Development 

Participate in one of four upcoming workshops hosted by The Institute for Youth Development. These interactive workshops are foundational for any individual working with youth. Attendees will learn various concepts that promote a positive environment for youth. The duration of each workshop is two hours.

Reserve your spot today!

Support OST Programs This Tax Season

Mayor Bowser and Chief Financial Officer Dewitt extended the tax deadline to July 15, 2020, read more here. As taxes are filed, consider supporting out-of-school-time (OST) programs 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.

Resources from the Field

Maintaining Your Mental Health

Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. The Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) encourages the following tactics to reduce anxiety:

  • Reach out for help; mental health is important.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Limit time spent in public places.
  • If working from home or in self-quarantine, arrange your space so it's calming. Make sure to shower and get dressed as if you're going to work.
  • Moderate news intake.
  • Practice deep breathing exercises or other methods of meditation. 

Certified clinicians are available to speak with individuals 24 hours a day. Call the Department of Behavioral Health hotline at 1-888-793-4357.

New NIOST Resource for OST Professionals

The National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) recently released a new resource called Coaching for Quality in Out-of-School Time: A How to Guide. This guide discusses the core coaching competencies of relationships, communication, principles of adult learning, professionalism, and more. Download this free resource here

Distance Learning Resources from the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian is providing free resources to support teachers and families across the world during these unprecedented times. Access digital resources from the various Smithsonian museums, research centers, libraries, archives, and more here

Funding Opportunities

Serve DC - The Mayor's Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships Funding Alert

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant

OSSE invites nonprofit organizations with a record of success in running or working with out-of-school time (before-school, after-school, weekends, and summer) programs or activities to apply for consideration on OSSE’s Prescreened External Organization list for the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers program.

In order to be considered, interested organizations must submit a profile and proof of nonprofit status by email to 21stCCLC.Info@dc.gov by Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm that meet the requirements for establishing a minimum record of success. These requirements include operating as a nonprofit in good standing in DC and having a minimum five years of experience operating or delivering services to out-of-school time programs in DC. All eligible entities are encouraged to apply.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award program will award up to $25,000 to community-based organizations that use sports to make communities healthier places to live, learn, work, and play. Applications must be received by May 6, 2020 to be considered. More information about selection criteria, past awardees, and the application process can be found here.

Shape America is accepting applications for the Tommy Wilson Memorial Grant to support recreational programs for individuals with disabilities. Grants are awarded up to $1,500 per year. For consideration, applications must be received by June 1, 2020. Review the application here.

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations that serve residents of the Washington, DC metropolitan area in the following program areas: Arts and Humanities, Community Services, Education, Health and the Environment. Applications must be received by July 1, 2020. Visit www.cafritzfoundation.org to learn more about the application process.

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

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