Learn24 Newsletter - August 27, 2020


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Supervisory Grants Management Specialist - Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Membership Manager - National Association for the Education of Young Chidren

Media Relations & Storytelling Manager - First Book

Manager of Out of School Time Programs - Meridian Public Charter School

Communications Specialist - The Urban Institute

Learn24 Events

Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) - September 16, 2020 (Webinar)

Virtual Learning Tools - September 24, 2020 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

COX Campus Virtual Conference - September 3, 2020 (Webinar)

Cox Campus will host a virtual conference to help youth development professionals gain access to literacy experts and more. This conference will feature live music, yoga, mindfulness and more. Register now.

Fundraising During Covid-19 - September 3, 2020 (Webinar)

The National Summer Learning Association will discuss how to reassess the funding strategy and the messaging of the organization during COVID-19. Register 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

Youth Mental Health First Aid - September 23, 2020 (Webinar)

Join OSSE for a full-day program on the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, understanding the importance of early intervention, and teaching individuals how to help adolescents in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Learn more here.

Focusing Online Content for Short Attention Spans - September 29, 2020 (Webinar)

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement will conduct a webinar on how to connect with individuals with short attention spans. Attendees will learn ways to show impact thorough text and photos. Sign up to attend here

Note: References to events, workshops, organizations, or activities do not serve as an endorsement or recommendation from the OST Office, Learn24, or the Government of the District of Columbia.

Train Your Team Virtually

Improve staff competencies by hosting a training through The Institute for Youth Development (The Institute). The Institute offers free virtual on-demand workshops to youth development professionals serving District of Columbia youth. A minimum commitment of 10 participants are required to host the workshop; request a training here. Email questions to learn24@dc.gov.

Please note: Requests should be scheduled at least six weeks in advance.

Upcoming Virtual Workshops from The Institute for Youth Development 

Participate in one of the upcoming workshops hosted by The Institute. These interactive workshops are foundational for any individual working with youth. Attendees will learn various concepts that promote a positive environment for youth.

Register now! Space is limited. 

Community Opportunities

Become An Afterschool Alliance Youth Ambassador

Afterschool Alliance is currently accepting stories from youth aged 13 and older to submit their afterschool story as part of their nationwide call to amplify youth voices. Published stories will receive a $75 stipend. Selected entries will be invited to apply to become a 2020-21 Afterschool Alliance Youth Ambassador, advocating for afterschool at the local, state, and national level. Stories must be submitted no later than August 31, 2020 to be considered. Learn more about this opportunity here.    

Youth Engagement Opportunity for DC Youth Ages 16-24

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL), will be hosting a series of listening sessions where youth ages 16-24 with a developmental disability living in Wards 5, 6, 7, or 8 will have the opportunity to discuss barriers to civic engagement and share their ideas and solutions to address those barriers. The deadline for youth to sign up is September 4, 2020. More information can be found here

Additional Resources

How Out-of-School-Time Programs Can Foster Social and Emotional Learning

The Wallace Foundation recently released a report discussing how afterschool, summer, and other out-of-school-time programs can be ideal settings for children to learn and build social and emotional well-being—when skilled and trusted adults are there to guide them. Among the topics explored in the report are research findings on nurturing social-emotional development; ways that various programs create an environment where SEL can thrive; and language that can help parents and other caregivers understand why SEL is important for kids. Read the full report here

The Psychological Challenges for Students and Teachers Ahead

In a recent publication, the Partnerships in Education and Resilience (PEAR) Institute provides some tips to help mitigate some of the psychological challenges that students and teachers will face. This moment requires our schools and communities to pay as much attention to the mental health of students that is shown towards their grades, attendance, and engagement. Developmental science shows that anxiety, stress, and trauma prevent our ability to focus, organize, cooperate, and retain information. Read the entire publication here

Funding Opportunities

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

Junior League of Washington Grants

The Junior League of Washington (JLW) will award grants of up to $12,000 towards nonprofit organizations in the greater Washington, DC area. Awarded organizations should focus on one of the following subject areas: artistic or cultural literacy skills, early childhood literacy skills, job readiness skills, and/or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills. Applications must be submitted by Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on September 2, 2020. More information can be found here

Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Grant

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation will fund nonprofit organizations up to $20,000 in program funding and/or operating funds. Areas of focus include museums, arts and culture, performing arts, education, schools, youth, and more. Applications must be received by November 10, 2020 to be considered. To learn more information regarding deadlines, criteria, and past recipients please, 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 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.

Aldi's Smart Kids Program

Aldi's Smart Kids Program supports nonprofits, public agencies, k-12 schools, and faith-based organizations that promote kids being active and healthy in the communities in the Washington, DC area. Grants and gift cards are provided to local community organizations that encourage kids to be active in the areas of education, physical activity, nutrition, socializing, and the arts. Applications are due December 15, 2020. For more information, please click here

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