Learn24 Newsletter - July 2, 2020


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Mental Health Therapist -One Common Unity

Director of Development - YWCA National Capital Area

Project Director - National Humanities Alliance

Occupational Therapist - DC Public Schools

Director of Student Support Services - Bridges Public Charter School

Workforce Development Specialist - Community Connections

Learn24 Events

Tutoring Best Practices and Multiple Intelligences - July 9, 2020 (Webinar)

Ask, Listen, Encourage - July 14, 2020 (Webinar)

Introduction to Youth Development - July 16, 2020 (Webinar)

Developmental Youth Outcomes - July 21, 2020 (Webinar)

Conflict Resolution for Youth Workers - July 23, 2020 (Webinar)

Services, Opportunities, Supports - July 28, 2020 (Webinar)

Homework Help - July 30, 2020 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

When Schools Close: Harnessing the Power of Summer Learning for Early School Success - July 7, 2020 (Webinar)

National Summer Learning Association will host a webinar to discuss current trends, resources, and tips to #keepkidslearning and why this summer. This webinar will help individuals refresh and learn new summer learning strategies and harness their power to support early school success. Register today to attend

Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms: A Response to Racism in America - July 8, 2020 (Webinar)

Kaplan Early Learning Company will conduct a roundtable discussion on how to explore and address issues of bias, equity, low expectations, and family engagement to ensure culturally responsive experiences. Sign up to attend this webinar today!

SEL as a Lever for Equity: Elevating Student Voice and Vision - July 10, 2020 (Webinar)

Join CASEL for a discussion on elevating student voice to co-create learning environments that affirm social and cultural identities, cultivate a sense of belonging and community, and provide culturally responsive social, emotional, and academic instruction. Sign up to attend this webinar here.

Fly By Light National Training - July 20-24, 2020 (Webinar)

One Common Unity invites any individual looking to deepen their knowledge and skills in trauma-informed care, mindfulness, arts empowerment, restorative justice, conflict resolution, self-care, social-emotional literacy, and youth led-social justice campaigns to a highly interactive week-long training. Learn more about how to attend here.

Developmental Assets & Developmental Relationships: Connections that Help Youth Thrive - July 20-21, 2020 (Webinar)

This interactive workshop hosted by the Search Institute will explore ways that developmental relationships can be used to help young people be and become their best selves. Attendees will gain a foundational understanding of how to foster positive youth development. Register today!

No-Cost Digital Resources to Support STEM Teaching & Learning at All Grade Levels with Discovery Education and the TGR Foundation - July 21, 2020 (Webinar)

Discovery Education and TGR Foundation will examine comprehensive, standards-aligned resources to support STEM teaching and learning in the afterschool and summer camp environment with no-cost. Discover powerful, effective programs to help students discover the power of STEM. Register here

Call for Reviewers: Out of School Time Grant Competitions

United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) the grantmaking partner of the Office of Out Of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Office), is seeking volunteer grant application reviewers for three separate Request for Applications (RFA). United Way NCA is responsible for leading the review process and seeks a diverse group of reviewers. Selected reviewers are expected to provide an impartial and objective review of applications submitted to the OST Office for funding consideration. Interested reviewers must complete the reviewer application form no later than Friday, July 10, 2020. Access the application here


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 in public housing communities.

OST Office School Year 2020-21 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 are accepting applications for the School Year 2020-21 grant competitions. Nonprofit organizations that provide children and youth throughout the District with a high quality and supportive out-of-school time (OST) program during the upcoming school year are encouraged to apply. 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 pleased to offer a series of virtual workshops that provide organizations and youth development professionals with valuable information and resources to support District of Columbia youth. These workshops help youth workers promote a positive environment in their daily interactions with youth. Come learn practical information that can be implemented immediately.

Register to attend one or more of these workshops today! Space is limited. 

Promising Practices

In the first newsletter of each month, The Institute for Youth Development will highlight a specific indicator from the Weikart Center's Youth Program Quality Assessment (PQA) on promising practices in the field.

During times of virtual learning, it is important to identify innovative ways to connect with youth.  Youth development practitioners can continue to engage youth and support learning while using fun and interactive platforms.  Below are a few free websites that can be used to increase interactions with youth whether virtually or face-to-face.


Kahoot is a game-based learning platform that makes it easy to create, share, and play learning games or trivia quizzes. There is no limit to how many youth can participate or where the youth are located. Participants use a laptop, phone, or tablet and visit the Kahoot website to access the live quiz or game.


Slido is an easy to use question and answer polling platform. This platform can create polls using word clouds, open text response questions, multiple choice quizzes, and ranking games.


Mentimeter lets users create interactive presentations and allows the presenter to obtain real-time input with live polls, quizzes, and word clouds.

Google Drive:

Google Drive has many interactive features that can be used when collaborating with participants. Presenters can create real-time forms, documents, spreadsheets, and slides. Google forms can summarize quiz results and generate immediate answers.

Community Opportunities

Summer Challenge 2020

By reading just 20 minutes each day, whether it is a book, magazine, or blog, youth can stay engaged while earning prizes. The Library is also hosting special virtual programs for readers of all ages throughout the summer! Find out more information here

DC Summer Meals

This summer, many local schools, organizations, and agencies will continue providing meals to all children and youth in the District of Columbia at no cost to families. Locate a summer meals site in DC using the searchable Summer Meals Map, or check out the District’s Coronavirus Resource page at coronavirus.dc.gov/food. Text FOOD to 877-877 to receive a list of meal sites. 

Learning Hubs

To support students' continued learning this summer, Mayor Muriel Bowser has launched Learning Hubs for DC students. With support from Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and DC Public Library (DCPL), Learning Hubs provide families in the District with safe spaces for their children to engage in supervised independent activities. These spaces will provide students with access to internet (and devices in some locations), and offer recommended independent activities based on age group and host site. DPR locations will include summer meal service. The DCPL locations will not include meal access, so students are encouraged to visit a summer meal location before attending.

The District’s first Learning Hubs will open the week of Monday, June 29. DPR Learning Hubs will serve students age 6 through 5th-grade students. DCPL Learning Hubs will serve rising 6th through 12th-grade students. For all locations, families who sign up will secure a seat for their child week-by-week.

Registration for weekly cohorts will open every Monday at 9:00 AM for the next week. To sign up, please click here. Spaces are extremely limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

For questions regarding the DPR sites, please reach out to Russell Rogers (Russell.Rogers2@dc.gov) and for DCPL sites, please contact summerchallenge@dc.gov.


Arts and Humanities for Every Student Program: AHFES Experiential Learning

The DC Collaborative is accepting submissions for the Arts and Humanities for Every Student (AHFES) program; a service that provides students with concrete, engaging experiences that bring learning and curriculum to life. The AHFES program allows organizations to promote virtual and in-person education programs and professional development experiences. The deadline to apply is July 17, 2020. More information regarding timelines, criteria, and additional guidelines can be found here.

Funding Opportunities

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

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. Applications must be submitted by July 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm to be considered. Learn more about the application process here.

STEM Programs Eligible for Up to $75K in Grants

The American Honda Foundation is currently accepting applications from nonprofit organizations,  public school districts, private/public elementary and secondary schools to support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM subjects. Non-profit organizations are eligible for grants ranging from $20,000 to $75,000. Applications must be received by August 1, 2020 to be considered. Visit American Honda Foundation to learn how to apply.

Kids Run the Nation Grants Program 

Road Runners Club of America will award grants up to $1,000 to support youth running programs across the United States. All applicants must be an official 501(c)(3), school, parent booster club, PTA, or a similar entity. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2020. For more information regarding criteria, guidelines, and past awardees, please click here.

Walmart to Fund Nonprofits up to $5K

The Walmart Foundation Local Community Grant Program will award grants of up to $5,000 to support nonprofit organizations that focus on addressing the unique needs of their communities. Applications must be received by December 31, 2020. Apply here.

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