Learn24 Newsletter - June 18, 2020


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Digital Content Manager -Advocates for Youth

Special Education Coordinator - TenSquare, LLC

Grant Writer - City Kids Wilderness Project

Development and Volunteer Coordinator - Horton's Kids

Communications & Development Associate- Covenant House Greater Washington

Learn24 Events

Challenges of Learning to Read and Supporting Readers - June 23, 2020 (Webinar)

Restorative Justice - June 23 & 24, 2020 (Two-Day Webinar)

Introduction to 5 Domains of Literacy - June 24, 2020 (Webinar)

Self-Care for Youth Workers - June 25, 2020 (Webinar)

Essential of an SEL Framework - June 30, 2020 (Webinar)

Essential of an SEL Framework - July 1, 2020 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

Exploring Trauma-Informed SEL Practices - June 23, 2020 (Webinar)

School's Out Washington will conduct a webinar on ways to support the social and emotional wellness of the youth during these unprecedented times. Explore core principles of trauma-informed care of emotions regulation, connection, and safety into practices to creatively support all youth in these highly unusual circumstances. Sign up to attend this workshop here

S+E+L = Whole Student Success in OST - June 24, 2020 (Webinar)

Foundations Inc. and Beyond School Hours is hosting a webinar to discuss ideas and best practices for integrating social-emotional learning seamlessly into the OST experience as well as 25 journal prompts that can be implemented immediately for grades 2-12. Sign up to attend this workshop here

New Literacy and STEAM Activity resources you can use this summer - July 17, 2020 (Webinar)

The National Summer Learning Association will host a webinar to help professionals find practical activities to incorporate into programming this summer. Learn more about this opportunity here

Exploring the Growth Mindset for Children and Youth: Working Definitions and Important Connections to Resiliency - September 9, 2020 (Webinar)

Youth in Focus is hosting a webinar to help youth development professionals learn how to support a growth mindset. Register today!

The OST Office Releases 2020-21 School Year Grant Competitions

The Bowser Administration, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME), the Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Office), and the United Way of the National Capital Area has released the School Year 2020-21 grant competitions. Each grant competition is designed to support out-of-school time (OST) programs for children and youth throughout the District during the upcoming school year. The deadline to apply is July 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Visit Learn24.dc.gov for more information.


Upcoming Virtual Workshops from The Institute for Youth Development 

The Institute for Youth Development is offering a series of virtual workshops for youth development professionals. Each workshop helps youth workers promote a positive environment in their daily interactions with youth. Attendees will learn practical information that can be implemented in their interactions with youth immediately.

Register to attend one of these interactive and engaging workshops today!

Input Requested for the Learn24 Accountability Framework

Learn24 is interested in hearing from families, community members, youth, and DC residents on how out-of-school time (OST) programs who receive local funds should be transparent and accountable to the funds they receive. Feedback provided through this survey will help the OST Office develop a public accountable framework. Responses can remain anonymous and all responses are optional. The survey can be completed here. If you are interested in participating in a focus group, contact hassaan.ebrahim@dc.gov to schedule time.

DC Health Updated Guidance for Phase Two

DC Department of Health has issued updated guidance and recommendations for Phase Two of the coronavirus reopening plan. View the latest guidance and resources at here.   

Additional Resources

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.

Thinking about Social Justice through Crafts and Conversation

The Anit-Defamation League has compiled a listing of various fun activities and opportunities that families and professionals can use to discuss respect, inclusion, diversity, bias, and social justice with children (ages 3-12). Included in each activity are discussion prompts that help children talk about things they have learned, what they are feeling and any questions that may have. Read the full article here

What Every Afterschool Professional Can Do to Promote Equity

Afterschool Today, previously published an article that provides useful tips on how afterschool professionals can promote equity and inclusion in programs. Below are suggestions that afterschool professionals can use to support youth while embracing their diverse set of skills.  

  • Educate yourself, first.
  • Check your language.
  • Understanding and overcoming implicit bias.
  • Culturally responsive pedagogy in OST programs.
  • Identity-based bullying and behavior management.
  • Equity-focused recruitment and professional development for OST staff.

Read the entire article here.

Black Youth Town Hall

The Youth Mentoring Action Network and Maryland Mentor recently conducted a youth-led community dialogue aimed at supporting young people as they process recent events and the state of race relations. The youth panel provided an outlet for Black youth and youth of color to articulate various ways that they need to be supported during this time. View the virtual town hall here

Funding Opportunities

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

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.

FY 2021 Arts and Humanities Education Projects (AHEP) Grant

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) invites applications from qualified arts, humanities, arts education, and service organizations for its Fiscal Year 2021 Arts/Humanities Education Project (AHEP) grant program. The number and amount of awards vary. The submission deadline is July 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm. More information regarding the application process, guidelines and frequently asked questions can be found here.

FY21 East of the River Grant Program

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) is currently soliciting applications from qualified arts, humanities, arts education, and service organizations for its Fiscal Year 2021 East of the River (EOR) grant program. The number and amount of awards vary. To be considered applications must be submitted no later than  4:00 pm on Friday, July 10, 2020. Full application details and information can be found here

2021 Capacity Building for the Community Program Initiative Grant

The Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) seeks eligible entities to propose a plan for the implementation and management of a comprehensive and coordinated system of programs and services for D.C. court-involved youth and families. Total award amount could reach $7 million dollars. Applications must be submitted by July 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm to be considered. Learn more about the application process here.

Soul of the City Partnership Grant

Soul of the City provides young people, ages 14 to 19, an opportunity to explore the role of the humanities in asking and answering critical questions about the world. The Soul of the City grant encourages the development and delivery of a high-quality humanities-driven youth engagement program. Applicants may request up to $20,000. Selected award will demonstrate innovative models that empower and engage young people in programs that build civic engagement, critical thinking, and leadership skills. The deadline to submit an application is July 31, 2020. The full application can be found here

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