Learn24 Newsletter - January 21, 2021


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Director of Communications and Outreach - Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education

Program Analyst - Office of the State Superintendent for Education

Program Support Assistant - District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department

Library Program Coordinator - DC Public Library

Manager, K-5 Summer School Programs - DC Public Schools

Learn24 Events

OST Commission Meeting - January 21, 2021 (Virtual) 

Core Competencies of Youth Workers - January 26, 2021 (Webinar)

Ask, Listen, Encourage - February 5, 2021 (Webinar)

Vital Connections - February 10, 2021 (Webinar)

Cultural Assumptions From Adultism to Caring - February 17, 2021 (Webinar)

Self-Care for Youth Workers - February 19, 2021 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

Leaders Who Innovate: Making Student Engagement a Priority - January 26, 2021 (Webinar)

Newsela will host a workshop discussing Leaders Who Innovate: Making student engagement a priority. Learn strategies to prioritize student's social emotional wellbeing during disruption and more. Register today

Entrepreneur Education: Harness students’ talents and passions - February 3, 2021 (Webinar)

Learn about entrepreneurial education as well K-12 resources and events that are flexible and can be facilitated in virtual or in-person environments, and also support other program goals such as social-emotional learning, career readiness, STEM, and service learning at this session hosted by the National Summer Learning Summer Association. Sign up to attend this webinar today. 

Teaching STDs and Avoiding Stigma - February 18, 2021 (Webinar)

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC will deliver a workshop for youth discussing STIs/STDs and how to avoid them. Learn more information about the main types of STIs, talk about testing and treatment, and some special focus on advancements in HIV, including discussions of PrEP and PEP. Register here

Building Partnerships Inside and Outside the Classroom - February 19, 2021 (Webinar)

Join CASEL, the Wallace Foundation, and district and community leaders from Palm Beach County as they share findings about how school and out-of-school time partners can work together to align and implement SEL. Register 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 encourages youth development professionals in the District to participate in one of the upcoming workshops to learn new strategies that foster supportive environments for 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

Two Free Programs to Prepare DC Residents for High-Wage Technology Jobs in the District

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC), in partnership with Generation USA, is launching two free new programs to prepare DC residents for high-wage technology jobs in the District. In November 2020, two new workforce training programs focused on preparing District residents to become a junior web developer or a junior cloud practitioner will begin. Both programs are open to anyone 18 years of age or older, with a high school diploma or GED, and eligible to work in the US. Each course requires participants to have a computer or tablet and be full-time 5-days a week for 10-weeks. For more information and to apply today, please visit Generation USA’s website.

Resources from the Field

The Afterschool Professional's Guide to Self-Care

The National Afterschool Association recently published an eBook to provide information on the basics of self-care, in addition to practical self-care actions and strategies for managing your mindset to cope with stress. It is essential to place importance on an individual's well being and self-care to help provide youth the best care possible and be responsive to their needs. Access the full eBook here.

Funding Opportunities

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

Middle School OST Programs Eligible for $100k in Grants

The New York Life Foundation is seeking applicants for its Aim High local grant program to support afterschool, summer, or expanded learning programs serving middle school students. A total of 26 grant awards will be made nationwide. The maximum grant award for this competition is $100,000. Applications must be received by February 1, 2021.  Apply here!

Herb Block Foundation Pathways Out of Poverty Grant

The Herb Block Foundation seeks proposals for its Pathways Out of Poverty program which focus on improving student achievement and healthy development of young people. Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations working to help young people in the greater Washington, DC region gain a quality education. Letters of intent are due no later than February 4, 2021 For complete program guidelines and applications, click here.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington is accepting applications to be a member of the 2021-22 Catalogue. The Catalogue for Philanthropy recognizes some of the best high-impact‚ community-based nonprofits in the Washington, DC region. Applications must be received by February 17, 2021 to be considered.  Click here for more information, benefits, eligibility criteria, and areas of interest.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is accepting applications for its Summer Reading Program. Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to support the creation or expansion of summer reading programs in local nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries. Applications must be received by February 18, 2021. Program guidelines, a list of previous grant recipients, and application instructions are available at this website.

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

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