Learn24 Newsletter - July 31, 2020


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Associate Director for Support Services - Department of Energy and Environment

Academic Coordinator - Howard University

Program and Grassroots Advocacy Manager - National Network for Youth

Director of Development - The Grassroot Project

Food Hub Director - Dreaming Out Loud

Youth Activist Network Manager - Advocates for Youth

Learn24 Events

Cooperative Learning - August 4, 2020 (Webinar)

Planning and Reflection - August 12, 2020 (Webinar)

Cooperative Learning - August 20, 2020 (Webinar)

Planning and Reflection - August 25, 2020 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

Blueprint for Successful In-School & Afterschool Partnerships in Reopening - August 4, 2020 (Webinar)

Afterschool Alliance will highlight the "Blueprint for How Afterschool Programs and Community Partners Can Help," as well as other tools and messaging guides. This webinar will gather program leaders that will talk about their experience, messaging, and success in advocating for afterschool to be included in reopening guidance. Register today.

SEL & Holistic Health and Wellness Strategies in 60 Minutes! - August 5, 2020 (Webinar)

Join Beyond School Hours for an interactive look at individual wellness and mindset. This session will provide insight and strategies to support professionals during crisis. Register here to attend

Afterschool is Essential PASE Virtual Conference - August 6, 2020 (Webinar)

Partnership for After School Education will host a free all-day, online conference for afterschool educators. Hear compelling speakers and skilled session facilitators on today's most relevant topics for afterschool leaders and educators. Click here to register. 

Supporting Quality Learning Experiences in Virtual OST - August 13, 2020 (Webinar)

Join a discussion hosted by the Weikart Center about virtual summer and afterschool programs with three leading national organizations in the quality improvement, coaching, and measurement space. Learn ways to support high-quality virtual youth programs through continuous improvement approaches. Register to attend here

Ready for Reading—No Matter What Happens Next - August 13, 2020 (Webinar)

Glose for Education will host a webinar examining the various digital reading programs to ensure every student stays connected to reading and each other. This webinar will present ways to plan, evaluate options, and implement strategies. Sign up to attend here.

Cultivating a Healthy Organizational Culture - August 27, 2020 (Webinar)

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement will explore what healthy organizations do differently and how you might integrate new approaches to cultivate a healthier organizational culture. Learn what organizational culture is and explore different styles of organizational culture here.

Grant-Writing for Greater Impact - September 16, 2020 (Webinar)

Learn how to create an organizational template for grant writing at this webinar hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement. Hear ways to strengthen grant requests at this webinar. Register today

Bowser Administration Announces Plans for School Year 2020-21

Yesterday, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that term one of the 2020-2021 school year will be virtual. Term one for all students in Pre-K through 12th grade will begin on Monday, August 31, 2020 and will conclude on Friday, November 6, 2020. More information can be found  here

Upcoming Virtual Workshops from The Institute for Youth Development 

Participate in one of the 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.

Secure your spot today! Space is limited. 

Families are Looking for Summer and Afterschool Programs

List your summer or afterschool program(s) on the Learn24 program finder and help families identify an out-of-school opportunity that school-aged children can learn, grow, and play outside of the traditional school hours.

Complete this form to have your program listed.

Find Professional Development Opportunities on the Learn24 Event Calendar

The Learn24 event calendar provides a wide range of professional development opportunities that can improve skills and/or generate new skills for youth development professionals. Learn ways to enrich your virtual workplace and enhance your afterschool and summer programs here.

Community Opportunities

NASA Call for Proposals for Informal STEM Education

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is currently accepting proposals from out-of-school time programs in the United States that are capable of reaching a diverse set of students with a specific focus on underserved and/or underrepresented students in STEM. Proposals must amplify or create an innovative remote or distance - learning program, opportunity, or platform/project to reach students K-12 using relevant NASA content during the 2020-21 school year and/or in summer 2021. The deadline to apply is August 13, 2020. More information can be found here

SY2020-21 DCPS Technology Survey

DC Public Schools (DCPS) is asking families to complete a brief technology survey to help inform their plans for the start of the School Year 2020-21. This brief survey is completely voluntary, however, feedback provided will help DCPS evaluate device needs for all incoming students and develop a plan that meets the needs of the community. Survey responses are due no later than August 31, 2020. Complete the survey here.

Complete the 2020 Census

It is not too late to respond to the 2020 Census! It is extremely important that the data collected from the 2020 Census reflects the needs of each community. Benefits, resources, and supports issued by the Federal Government are influenced by the results of the 2020 Census. Learn how participating in the census impacts education, healthcare, housing, childcare, transportation and more in your community here

DC residents can respond to the census by utilizing one of these options online, by phone, or by mail.

Partnerships and Paid Apprenticeships Available Through Public Allies

Public Allies is seeking hosting partners and young adults for 10-month paid AmeriCorps apprenticeships beginning this fall. Allies support virtual programs, building new partnerships and other critical projects. Partner with Public Allies to cultivate local, equity-focused, and talented leaders. More information for partners can be found here. Allies can apply here. Men of color and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.  

Funding Opportunities

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

FY 2021 African Community Grant

The Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (MOAA) is soliciting grant applications from qualified Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) serving the District’s African constituents - for its FY21 African Community Grant. The African Community Grant is intended to fund programs that provide culturally and linguistically targeted services and resources to advance the District’s African residents community. These programs should reflect the Mayor’s top priority areas, and the documented needs and priorities of the District’s African constituency. The deadline to apply is August 7, 2020. More information can be found here

The Goddess Project Grant

Roth Cheese is committed to the development and empowerment of leaders, and helping them inspire others in their communities. Roth Cheese created The Goddess Project to provide funding for not-for-profit projects that benefit the community. Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to chosen recipients. The The deadline to apply is September 30, 2020. For more information, please click here

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations that work to improve the lives of DC-area residents, with a particular emphasis on vulnerable and underserved individuals. Organizations that provide comprehensive services and work towards systemic change, which addresses all levels of, and all who are affected by, the issue are encouraged to apply. Applications must be received by November 2, 2020. View information regarding the application process, funding restrictions, previous grant recipients, and more, here.

Build it with KABOOM!

KABOOM is currently accepting applications from community organizations to build a brand-new playground specifically for the kids and families in their community. Selected organizations will participate and lead a planning process with an experienced Project Manager to design the ideal play space. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Find out more about the application process, qualifications, and previous awardees here

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