Learn24 Newsletter - May 21, 2020


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Communications Associate - Parents Amplifying Voices in Education

Development Associate - Washington Urban Debate League

Connected School Manager - Communities in Schools

Program Manager - East River Family Strengthening Collaborative

Learn24 Events

Introduction to the Active-Participatory Approach - May 22, 2020 (Webinar)

Best Practices of Youth Development - May 28, 2020 (Webinar)

Conflict Resolution - June 4, 2020 (Webinar)

Self-Care for Youth Workers - June 10, 2020 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

Sport as a Healing Tool - May 26, 2020 (Webinar)

The National Summer Learning Association will discuss how sports can build community. With the rules of social distancing extending into this summer, learn how programs can continue to use the power of sport as a healing tool to connect with and support youth. Sign up today.

Virtual Town Hall: #AfterschoolWorks to Support Learning & Recovery - May 28, 2020 (Webinar)

Afterschool Alliance will hold a virtual town hall to celebrate the many ways afterschool programs have risen to the moment to help their communities respond to the pandemic and to look ahead toward afterschool and summer learning programs' critical role in recovery. Register here to attend.

Build Your Digital Summer Reading Program: Tips to Create Great Engagement and Avoid Learning Loss - May 28, 2020 (Webinar)

Glose for Education will discuss ways to customize summer reading programs for every student, measure their progress, and connect them to reading and to each other. Join this webinar to learn some promising practices around the country and more. Register today!

From Prevention to Diversion: The Role of Afterschool in the Juvenile Justice System - June 4, 2020 (Webinar)

Afterschool and summer learning programs can mitigate risk and support the development of protective factors that help keep young people out of the juvenile justice system, as well as an alternative to detention. Join the Afterschool Alliance to explore the ways afterschool programs leverage programming opportunities, partnerships, and coordinated efforts to keep young people safe, connect them to the supports they need, and help build protective factors and positive social relationships that lead to bright futures. Register to attend today.

Apple Learning From Home - June 5, 2020 (Webinar)

Join the National Summer Learning Association for a webinar to discuss the suite of free videos, apps, and books that Apple has to help facilitate remote learning. Learn how to create engaging learning experiences from anywhere this summer. Sign up here!

Advancing Equity through Summer and School-Year Partnerships - June 10, 2020 (Webinar)

This webinar hosted by the Forum for Youth Investment will share success stories and best practices of school and community collaboration to support children's mental and physical health. Register to attend here.

Upcoming Virtual Workshops from The Institute for Youth Development 

Join the Institute for Youth Development for an upcoming virtual workshop to support individuals working with youth in the District. Learn practical information that can be implemented in your interactions with youth immediately. The duration of each workshop is approximately one hour and thirty minutes.

Sign up to attend one of these workshops today. Space is limited. 

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

DME Bulletin - COVID-19 

Students, families, and school leaders can stay current with the latest news and information from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME) here.

New Guidance from CASEL on Leveraging the Power of SEL

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) recently released a brief, An Initial Guide to Leveraging the Power of SEL as You Prepare to Reopen and Renew Your School Community. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is critical to re-engaging students, supporting adults, rebuilding relationships, and creating a foundation for academic learning. This brief includes a four-part guide for leaders:

  • Take time to build partnerships, deepen understanding, and plan for SEL.
  • Design opportunities for adults to connect, heal, and cultivate their own SEL competencies and capacity.
  • Create emotionally and physically safe, supportive, and engaging learning environments that promote all students' social and emotional development.
  • Use data as an opportunity to deepen relationships and continuously improve support for students, families, and staff.

Learn more ways to leverage the power of SEL in your program, organization, and school by accessing the full brief 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

Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is now accepting applications for the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant competition. The total funding available for 21st CCLC awards is $8.55 million. Applications must be submitted by 3 pm on Friday, June 12, 2020 to be eligible for review. The 21st CCLC Request for Applications and application submission guidance are available on OSSE’s webpage

Saucony Run For Good Foundation

The Saucony Run For Good Foundation is now accepting applications for grants to help run down the childhood obesity epidemic. Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that initiate and support running programs for kids. The Saucony Run For Good Foundation has donated more than $1 million to improving the lives of children by helping to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. Grant applications must be received by July 15, 2020 to be considered. For more information, click here.

TEGNA Foundation Grants

The TEGNA Foundation Community Grants offers up to $7,500 in grant assistance to organizations operating in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Priority areas for this competition include programs targeting at-risk middle school students, services for veterans and nonprofits, and programs that support the LGBTQ population.  Grant applications must be received by August 29, 2020 to be considered. For information on how to apply for the TEGNA Foundation Community Grants, click here.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants support programs that work in the following areas: thriving children, working families, and equitable communities. Previous award amounts range from $5,000 to $1,500,000. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, click here for more information.


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