Learn24 Newsletter - November 6, 2020


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Deputy Director - Department of Youth and Rehabilitation Services

Home and Community Based Services Coordinator - Department of Behavioral Health

Adult Digital Literacy Coordinator - District of Columbia Public Library

School Partnerships Manager
- DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative 

Learn24 Events

2021 Summer Strong DC Small Nonprofit Grant Information Session - November 9, 2020 (Webinar)

2021 Summer Strong DC Coordinating Entity - November 10, 2020 (Webinar)

Developmental Youth Outcomes - November 10, 2020 (Webinar)

Logic Model Workshop - November 16, 2020 (Webinar)

Virtual Learning Tools - November 17, 2020 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

Generation Employed: Building Tomorrow's Workforce in the COVID Economy - November 10, 2020 (Webinar)

Join Urban Alliance and Grads of Life for a webinar examining the current state of youth in this economy, the far-reaching benefits of strong youth employment - and how to ensure that an entire generation is not left behind during the pandemic. Register here

Teaching Digital Citizenship Through SEL Skill Building - November 11, 2020 (Webinar)

This edWebinar, informed by thousands of direct hours teaching K-12 students digital citizenship, narrows down the most important SEL skills for digital citizenship. It also shares practical ideas and real-life examples to effectively teach those skills to multiple age groups. Participants will leave with activities and ideas they can use immediately in their classroom. Sign up to attend this webinar today.

Reimagining the Future of the Arts - November 18, 2020 (Webinar)

The Wallace Foundation brings together a diverse set of leading experts in the field to facilitate conversations around some of the most pressing issues facing the arts sector. These discussions are designed to inspire new ideas and innovative approaches for the months and years ahead. Register today to attend this webinar. 

Summer Solutions Leadership Series - November 16-18, 2020 (Webinar)

Join the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), for three days of informative and exciting sessions featuring education influencers, researchers, journalists, and award-winning program leaders who will share their knowledge on emerging program practices, along with policy and research shaping the out-of-school time field during this COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more 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.

2021 Summer Strong DC Grant Competitions

The Bowser Administration, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME), and the Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Office) is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Summer Strong DC Grant Competitions. Nonprofit organizations that provide District children and youth with high quality and supportive out-of-school time (OST) programs during the summer months are strongly encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is Monday, December 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm.  View the Request for Applications (RFA) for each grant competition below:


2021 Summer Strong DC Grant Information Sessions

A grant information session will be held for each 2021 Summer Strong DC Grant Competition. These sessions will provide an overview and answer questions related to the Request for Application (RFA). 


OST Office Seeking Reviewers assistance for upcoming Grant Competitions

The OST Office is seeking grant application reviewers for the 2021 Summer Strong DC Grant Competitions. Individuals with expertise or background in youth development are strongly encouraged to volunteer. Interested individuals should complete this brief interest form.

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. 

Community Opportunities

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DC COVID Alert Notice (DC CAN) 

Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Health has announced the DC COVID Alert Notice, also known as DC CAN, a new mobile exposure notification system for the District of Columbia.

DC CAN notifies you if you may have been exposed to COVID-19, allowing you to seek timely medical attention and reduce the risk for your family and friends. It was created with both public health and public trust in mind: It’s easy to use and ensures your privacy. No location or personally identifiable information is ever collected, stored, or transmitted while DC CAN is enabled.

Visit coronavirus.dc.gov/dccan to learn more.


Jason Reynolds joins DC SCORES for their Celebrity Guest Speakers Series!

DC SCORES is hosting its fourth Celebrity Guest Speaker Q&A with best-selling author and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Jason Reynolds on Wednesday, November 11 at 4:30 pm EST. The DC native and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature recently co-authored a book for tweens on fighting racism: Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. Learn more about this event here!

Association for Child and Youth Care Practice Salary, Benefits, and Issues Study  

The Association for Child & Youth Care Practice, Inc. (ACYCP) is child & youth care practitioners, service providers, and state and regional professional associations in the United States working together to improve child and youth care (CYC). ACYCP is conducting a survey worldwide to collect information on current salaries, benefits, and the most important issues that practitioners want to see addressed. The information collected will be used to inform future public awareness efforts to improve the field and its services to children, youth, families, and communities. Learn more about this opportunity here

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.

Services, Opportunities, Supports (SOS)

One important aspect of providing quality out of school programs to youth is having a program design focused on youth development. A program design in which practitioners provide services, opportunities, and supports can help promote better youth outcomes.

Services are the provision of resources or knowledge, and provided TO or FOR youth. Examples of services include tutoring, mentoring, summer camps, and after care. 

Opportunities are activities, roles, and responsibilities taken on and done BY youth to explore, express, earn, belong, and influence. Examples of opportunities are when adults create activities that are led by youth. This can include peer learning and youth leadership councils.

Supports are activities where adults partner with youth. Examples of supports can be mentoring, counseling, group circles, and check-ins with youth.

For additional information on how to provide meaningful services, opportunities, and supports to youth, join the next Learn24 webinar, “Services, Opportunities, and Supports”, next month.  In the meantime, follow this link to read more about providing services, opportunities, and supports for youth.

Funding Opportunities

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

The No Kid Hungry Child Nutrition Access Grant Opportunity will provide funding to community organizations and government entities to maximize child nutrition programs and other emergency food programs and resources to ensure children and families have access to healthy meals at school and home. Grants of up to $100,000 are available.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Learn more here

Black Voices for Black Justice Fund

GOODProjects and the Greater Washington Community Foundation have announced the Black Voices for  Black Justice Fund. This initiative supports Black activists and community organizers who are fighting for justice for Black bodies in the DMV. In total, $300,000 is available for 10 individuals/organizations and their respective projects. Visit blackjusticefellows.org for more information. 

American Association of University Women Community Action Grants

The American Association of University Women is offering grant assistance to community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Grant awards range from $3,000 to $10,000. Applications must be received by December 1, 2020. View information regarding eligibility, selection criteria, regulations, required components, and more here

Saucony Run for Good Foundation

The Saucony Run for Good Foundation is now accepting applications for grants to help run down the childhood obesity epidemic. Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to community nonprofit organizations that initiate and support running programs for kids. The Saucony Run For Good Foundation has donated more than $1 million to improving the lives of children by helping to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. Grant applications must be received by December 15, 2020 to be considered. For more information, click here.

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