Learn24 Newsletter - July 17, 2020


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Arts Program Coordinator - DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Senior Director, Family Engagement - Martha's Table

Regional Communications Manager - Leadership for Educational Equity

Career Development Manager - KIPP Foundation

Strategic Enrollment Initiatives Specialist - DC Public Schools

Extended Day Coordinator - Friendship Public Charter School

Learn24 Events

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)

Cooperative Learning - August 4, 2020 (Webinar)

Planning and Reflection - August 12, 2020 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

A Time to Amplify the Student Voice: Strategies for Teaching and Empowering Young Minds to Create Sustainable Change - July 21, 2020 (Webinar)

Join EducationWeek for a discussion on what it means to amplify the student voice in classrooms, schools, districts, and more. Learn ways to engage with tools that teach and empower youth to challenge, think critically about, and to create sustainable change in their communities. Sign up to attend today.

Children’s Cabinets: An Essential Community Infrastructure in Times of Crisis - July 23, 2020 (Webinar)

The Forum for Youth Investment will bring together various children's cabinets to discuss how children's cabinets can be a key piece of community infrastructure. Learn more about how to attend here.

REI 101: What Does Racial Equity Look Like - July 23, 2020 (Webinar)

Learn the basic elements of a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging framework through this webinar hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement. Sign up to attend here.

Healing Collective Trauma in a Fractured World - August 4, 2020 (Webinar)

The Garrison Institute Forum on Social Justice will continue their conversation "Healing Collective Trauma in a Fractured World". Join this session to hear how contemplative-based approaches can nurture and support the work of Social Justice. Registration information can be be found here

Ready, Set Grow! How to Teach Growth Mindset in Grades K-8 - August 20, 2020 (Webinar)

Free Spirit will host an interactive workshop on how to implement positive, practice advice on building an improved mindset and accomplishing goals for kids of all abilities. Attendees will learn ways to introduce a growth mindset and how to set goals, overcome self-doubt, and build resilience. Register today!

Bowser Administration to Announce Plans for School Year 2020-21

The Bowser Administration will announce a decision regarding the plans for the DCPS School Year 2020-21 on Friday, July 31st. More information can be found here

Upcoming Virtual Workshops from The Institute for Youth Development 

The Institute for Youth Development is committed to providing youth development professionals with an opportunity to gain practical skills that can be implemented in their interactions with youth immediately. This listing of upcoming workshops helps promote a positive environment with youth.

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

Phase 2 Guidance for Summer Camps

During the summer months, it is important that youth serving organizations follow the guidance issued by DC Department of Health to help reduce the risk and transmission of COVID-19 among participants and staff. Access the Summer Camp guidance here.

Community Opportunities

2020 Summer Virtual Tutoring Innovation Program

The 2020 Summer Tutoring Innovation Program, supported by DOES Summer Youth Employment Program, provides targeted reading, writing, science, and math skills development, as well as tutoring for grades 9-12, GED, DYRS, and DC Re-Engagement Center youth. Students will work in small groups of approximately 5 students online with a dedicated and trained college student who will provide targeted tutoring support. Tutoring sessions will last for one hour and students will be assigned multiple sessions over a 4-week period from July 6th to July 31st. Please sign up to register today! 

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 District of Columbia 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. 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.

If you have any additional questions regarding the DPR sites, please contact Russell Rogers (Russell.Rogers2@dc.gov).  For the DCPL sites, please contact summerchallenge@dc.gov.

Funding Opportunities

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

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 projects 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

Brady Education Foundation

The Brady Education Foundation is currently accepting proposals focused on evaluating programs that have the potential of helping to close the opportunity and resulting achievement gaps associated with race and family income. The proposed project may span up to three years. The deadline to submit a proposal is August 1, 2020. For more information regarding criteria, guidelines, and past awardees, please click 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.

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.

Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation to Award $2 Million to Organizations that Promote Art 

The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Philanthropic Arts ("P/Arts") Program. The "P/Arts" Program will award a total of $2 million dollars to organizations that use art and art education to create a more immersive and engaging atmosphere for learners.  Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to local non-profit, tax-exempt public charities, accredited schools, universities, government agencies, or public agencies. Grant applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of November 15, 2020. For more information, please click here.

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