Learn24 Newsletter - February 18, 2021


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Interagency Family Preservation Services Director - YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

Education Program Specialist - Department of Education

Strategy & Planning and Advancement Director - Education Advisory Board

Policy and Program Director - U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Director of Development - Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Relationship Manager - United Negro College Fund

Learn24 Events

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

Introduction to Active Participatory Approach - February 25, 2021 (Webinar)

Active Learning - March 5, 2021 (Webinar)

Healing Moments - March 8, 2021 (Webinar)

Youth Mental Health First Aid for DC Educators - March 10, 2021 (Webinar)

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Prevention (CPI) - March 12, 2021 (Webinar)

Best Practices of Youth Work - March 16, 2021 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

Summer Bootcamp: Get Ready for Summer Series - March 1-5, 2021 (Webinar)

The Summer Bootcamp Series hosted by the National Summer Learning Association will provide program leaders with the tools they need at this moment to keep kids healthy, learning, earning, and thriving through this pandemic and beyond. Learn strategies to accelerate learning, build critical partnerships, and plan successful programs with evidence-based practices relevant to any scenario of summer plans emerging this season. Register today.

Answering Difficult Questions- March 18, 2021 (Webinar)

In our society, the topic of sexual and reproductive health can be a difficult one to navigate, especially with youth. This workshop conducted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington aims to build skills and confidence of trusted adults in addressing topics and answering questions around sexual and reproductive health, including important resources for information and the rights of minors to seek services. Learn more here

A Fun In-Person and Virtual Learning Option for Out-of School Time - March 23, 2021 (Webinar)

Join The Walking Classroom for a live afterschool webinar to discuss a simple and engaging program that can be implemented in -person, virtual, and hybrid learning environments. This program allows youth to listen to fun, educational podcasts that align with standards while they take a brisk walk. More information can be found here.

Cultivating a Healthy Organizational Culture - March 24, 2021 (Webinar)

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement will host a webinar about organizational culture and explore different styles of organizational culture. Explore what healthy organizations do differently and how you might integrate new approaches to cultivate a healthier organizational culture. Register today.

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.

RFA Seeking Subcontractors to Work Directly with Coordinating Entities in Summer 2021

On behalf of Learn24 Coordinating Entities that will be announced in March, the OST Office is accepting applications from high-quality subcontractors (vendors) to provide educational, social, emotional, and/or physical health opportunities and activities for children at DC Housing Authority and DC Department of Human Services short-term family housing sites. The deadline to apply is April 5, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

There will be two information sessions for potential applicants to discuss the current RFA, ask questions, and learn more about the application process:

Visit Learn24.dc.gov for more information.

Upcoming Virtual Workshops from The Institute for Youth Development 

Join The Institute for Youth Development at one of the upcoming workshops designed to help youth development professionals gain practical skills that can be implemented in their interactions with youth immediately. Learn various strategies that foster a supportive environment for youth and families at one of these upcoming workshops:

Register now! Space is limited. 

Publicize Your Upcoming Event with Learn24

Programs and organizations in the District of Columbia are encouraged to list their upcoming one-day educational and enrichment activities available for youth on the Learn24 event calendar. District of Columbia families are searching for new opportunities that help school-aged youth in the District learn, grow, develop, and play beyond school hours. List your event today by completing this brief form.

Additionally, the Learn24 event calendar helps youth development professionals identify learning opportunities and trainings to enhance their skills and knowledge. View upcoming events here

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. Two workforce training programs will focus on preparing District residents to become a junior web developer or a junior cloud practitioner in November 2020. 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 available full-time, 5-days a week for 10-weeks. For more information and to apply today, please visit Generation USA’s website.

Applications Now Open for the 2021 Summer Youth Employment Program

Applications are now open for the 2021 Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP). District youth between the ages of 14 and 24 are encouraged to apply online at summerjobs.dc.gov. Applications will be accepted until Saturday, February 27, 2021.

In 2020, MBSYEP was able to continue during the pandemic by going online and providing six weeks of telework experience for approximately 9,000 youth. Employers who are interested in supporting young people through the Summer Youth Employment Program can learn more at summerjobs.dc.gov.

Resources from the Field

5 Ways to Empower Youth To Find Their C.A.L.M.M.

Taking Mindful Moments or Brain Breaks throughout the day gives youth the opportunity to develop greater self-awareness, resets their nervous system, and supports improved focus and attention. This toolkit published by the Best Out of School Time Conference (BOOST), supports youth with brain/body connection, self-regulation, body awareness, expressing and releasing difficult emotions, and finding their calm. Learn more about the C.A.L.M.M. Toolkit and Curriculum in this article:

  • C - Center
  • A - Assess How I'm Feeling
  • L - Let Myself Breathe
  • M - Move My Body
  • M - Make Positive Choices

Read the full publication here

Funding Opportunities

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

Events DC Community Grant Program

The Events DC Community Grant Program provides financial support to qualified nonprofit organizations dedicated to supporting children through sports, performing arts, or cultural arts in the District of Columbia. The maximum grant amount is $25,000. Applications must be received by March 1, 2021. Apply here.

Amphion Foundation Grant Program

The Amphion Foundation Grant Program is accepting applications from nonprofit performing ensembles for general operating support or special project support. In general, grants of up to $7,500 are available to eligible organizations. For consideration, submit applications by March 25, 2021. Learn more here

David Bradt Nonprofit Education Fund 2021 Nonprofit Leadership Award

The David Bradt Nonprofit Education Fund awards selected nonprofit leaders in the Greater Washington region up to $15,000 to attend an intensive executive training program. This professional development program will enhance their leadership, creative thinking, strategy, and management skills. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2021. Learn more about focus areas, eligibility criteria, deadlines, and past awardees by clicking here

Philip L. Graham Fund

Since 1963, the Philip L. Graham Fund has supported local nonprofit organizations that provide both essential and enriching programs to the communities in the Washington, DC area. Grant awards are up to $75,000 in the following interest areas; arts and humanities, community endeavors, education, and health and human services. Applications are due by April 30, 2021. Learn more about focus areas, eligibility criteria, deadlines, and past awardees by clicking here

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