Learn24 Newsletter - October 23, 2020


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

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

Resource Allocation Analyst - Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education

Director of Federal Programs and Funding Strategy - Office of State Superintendent of Education

Program Manager - Department of Employment Services

Multiple Positions Available - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Learn24 Events

Introduction to Youth Development - October 30, 2020 (Webinar)

Building Community - November 6, 2020 (Webinar)

Developmental Youth Outcomes - November 10, 2020 (Webinar)

Virtual Learning Tools - November 17, 2020 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

Lights On Afterschool: Taking a Mindful Moment & Expressing Gratitude - October 23, 2020 (Webinar)

Afterschool Alliance will lead a 30 minute mindfulness practice moment for kids and grown-ups discussing the importance of gratitude. Join this webinar for some relaxation, fun, and gratitude! Register here

From the Classroom to the Cloud: How to Keep Students Engaged in Remote Learning Environments - October 27, 2020 (Webinar)

This edWebinar will focus on strategies for keeping students motivated and engaged in remote learning environments. Learn ways to apply these strategies to a range of learning environments. Sign up to attend this webinar today.

HR 101: What You Don't Know Will Hurt You? - October 28, 2020 (Webinar)

Learn basic human resource laws and responsibilities to ensure organizations are ready for growth at this webinar. Find out ways to build a legally sound HR infrastructure that can help organizations expound. Register today to attend this webinar, hosted by The Center for Nonprofit Advancement.  

SEL BOOSTer Summit with Sanford Inspire - October 30, 2020 (Webinar)

Learn strategies for engaging with parents, teaching students empathy, coping with educator stress, and more at this Summit hosted by The Best of Out-of-School Time (BOOST) Conference. Register today to attend this half-day Summit.  

How to Support Your Staff - December 3, 2020 (Webinar)

Learn best practices for supporting nonprofit staff to increase efficiencies and workplace camaraderie. This training includes an overview of best practices when managing staff as well as how to promote a culture in which coaching, communication, and feedback are the cornerstones. Learn more about this Center for Nonprofit Advancement workshop here

Youth Sexual Health, an Overview for Mentors and Mentoring Programs - December 17, 2020 (Webinar)

Join the Maryland Mentor Network for a discussion on promoting youth sexual health, positive trends in sexual health practices, and the magnitude of risky behaviors. Learn more about this webinar 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.

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 now! Space is limited. 

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.

Community Opportunities

DC COVID Alert Notice (DC CAN) 

Mayor Muriel Bowser is urging DC residents who use iPhone or Android smartphones to opt-in to DC COVID Alert Notice (DC CAN), a notification system that allows mobile device users to receive an alert when they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. DC CAN is the official COVID-19 exposure notification app for Washington, DC. Together let's stop the spread of COVID-19. To learn more, visit coronavirus.dc.gov/dccan.

Vote Safe DC 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DC Board of Elections (BOE or the Board) has developed the Vote Safe DC campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to ensure that every vote is counted and that everyone, from voters to election workers, is safe. Visit the official source for key information regarding the November 3, 2020 General Election. Check your Voter Registration Status, access a Voter Guide, view Sample Ballots, find Ballot Drop Boxes, Early Vote Centers, Election Day Vote Centers and more here.

DC Public Schools TeleTownhalls 

The Bowser Administration and DC Public Schools (DCPS) will be conducting a series of teletownhalls to provide an update on the Term 2 DCPS Reopening Strong Plan. Session dates can be found below:

  • October 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm - Facility and Operations Readiness
  • November 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm - Schedules, Day in the Life, Student Supports. 

Register to attend one of the events here

Healthy Out-of-School Time Training of Trainers (ToT) Training Program 

The Healthy Out-of-School Time Training of Trainers (ToT) Training Program is currently accepting applications to serve as a Healthy Out-Of-School Time Trainer. Selected individuals will provide technical assistance and training on behalf of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to school districts, school buildings, and out-of-school time providers to support the expansion of social emotional learning, healthy eating and physical activity in out-of-school time settings. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 2, 2020. More information can be found here

Resources from the Field

Leading in Uncertain Times by Empowering Others

Edutopia recently released an article highlighting five leadership skills to engage and empower staff and families this year. This article illustrates five critical leadership characteristics that can increase effectiveness in leaders during the ongoing pandemic and beyond. These characteristics include:

  1. A 360-Degree Perspective
  2. Be Proactive
  3. Effective Communication
  4. Model Expectations
  5. Compassionate Leader

Read the full article here

How Youth Development Programs Have Responded to COVID-19: Creativity, Innovation, and Doing What’s Brave and What’s Right

The current COVID-19 global pandemic has created new challenges for young people and organizations. This publication by the Best Out of School Time (BOOST) Conference, examines some of these challenges and provides insights and learnings as organizations adapt to new circumstances, ways to move towards sustained opportunity, strategies for navigating through the current (and future) crises, and more. Read the entire article here


Funding Opportunities

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

The Greater Washington Community Foundation is offering awards of up to $2,000 for individuals and nonprofits in the Greater Washington DC area. Organizations that engage diverse communities and help grassroots leaders implement their ideas are encouraged to apply. Apply before November 2, 2020 to be considered. Learn more 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. Applications must be received by November 2, 2020. View information regarding the application process, funding restrictions, previous grant recipients, and more here.

Diverse City Fund Grants

Diverse City Fund awards grants to people of color-led social justice projects in DC. Successful awardees can receive up to $15,000. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 30, 2020. Learn more about the eligibility, selection criteria, information sessions, and more here

AMS Epsilon Fund Grants for Young Scholars Programs

The AMS Epsilon Fund awards grants of up to $15,000 in support of summer mathematics programs for mathematically talented high school students. The goal of the program is to aid and promote programs that support and nurture mathematically talented youth in the United States. Applications must be received by December 15, 2020 to be considered. Find out more information regarding eligibility criteria and focus areas here.

Youth Garden Grant 2021

KidsGardening has supported school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities since 1982. The 2021 Youth Garden Grant will award 30 nonprofit organizations, public or private schools, or youth programs that are expanding or planning a new garden program. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, December 18, 2020. More information about the application process can be found here.

The Innovative Worthy Projects Foundation provides grants to organizations that serve children with special needs, acute illnesses, or chronic disabilities from preschool to high school. Past grants have funded equipment, outreach programs for children experiencing abuse or neglect, and schools for hearing and speech programs. Applications should be submitted by December 31, 2020 to be considered. More information on how to apply and eligibility criteria can be found here

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