Learn24 Newsletter - April 15, 2021


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Multiple Positions Available  - Department of Parks and Recreation

Supervisory Grants Management Specialist - DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

School Academic Scheduling and Support Manager - District of Columbia Public Schools

Salesforce and Program Data Manager - BUILD DC

eLearning Specialist - National Association for the Education of Young Children

Learn24 Events

Structure and Clear Limits - April 20, 2021 (Webinar)

Five Conversations - April 20, 2021 (Webinar)

Tutoring Best Practices and Multiple Intelligences - April 28, 2021 (Webinar)

Youth Mental Health First Aid for DC Educators - May 19, 2021 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

Designing a Successful Hybrid Summer Program Model: Lessons from Aim High @ Home - April 21, 2021 (Webinar)

At this webinar hosted by the National Summer Learning Association learn how to create an engaging virtual summer program. Hear different approaches to successfully assess the needs of families, design a program, and partner with districts and CBOs. Register to attend this workshop here

Ideas and Resources for a More Equitable, Whole-Child Design - April 29, 2021 (Webinar)

In this webinar, learn how to jump in and begin designing holistic, equitable learning experiences for students using the new, free Turnaround for Children Toolbox. Learn more information here.

Trauma Informed Youth Work - May 15, 2021 (Webinar)

This interactive workshop hosted by School's Out Washington will explore the widespread impacts of trauma in young people’s lives and communities and support youth workers to build skills at the intersections of healing and justice. Register to attend this upcoming workshop.

2021 Ready by 21 National Meeting - May 19 - 20, 2021 (Virtual Conference)

The Ready by 21 National Meeting is for change-makers who want to learn from their peers, apply proven strategies, and strengthen their collective impact. The National Meeting offers plenary sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities, all built around big and common challenges faced at the national, state, and local levels. Register to attend this virtual conference here.

Grant Writing for Greater Impact - May 26, 2021 (Webinar)

Learn how to write grants for greater impact at this webinar hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement. Participants will review and discuss a generic letter proposal and compare it to the Washington Grantmakers’ Common Grant Application guidelines.  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.

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 is 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.

Support Afterschool Programs

Community Opportunities

DC Virtual Teacher Fair Flyer

DC Virtual Teacher Recruitment Fair

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education is excited to invite you to join us for the upcoming DC Virtual Teacher Recruitment Fair on April 21st and April 22nd from 3:00-6:00PM. This free, two-day, citywide event is hosted by EdFuel, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education, and the DC Public Charter School Board. The fair targets both current and prospective teachers.

To register and to learn more, please visit edfuel.org/dcfair/. If you have any questions, reach out to dcjobfairsupport@edfuel.org.

Resources from the Field

OSSE Provides Guidance to Support Outdoor Learning

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) has compiled resources to support the establishment or enhancement of outdoor learning on school grounds. These resources are intended to help provide options to schools to safely and equitably provide in-person instruction. Resources and guidelines include planning and creating outdoor spaces, working with students outdoors, and more. View the complete list of resources here

Funding Opportunities

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

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 May 11, 2021 to be considered. To learn more information regarding deadlines, criteria, and past recipients please, click here.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Youth Literacy Grants Program. Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to organizations in support of programs that help students who are reading below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading, including those with individualized education plans (IEPs). Applications must be received by May 20, 2021. For complete program guidelines, a list of previous grant recipients, and application instructions, see the Dollar General Literacy Foundation website.

Classics For Kids Foundation

The Classics for Kids Foundation provides grants to schools and nonprofit organizations to strengthen music education and string instrument programs. Grants are designed to forge strong local connections between students, families, and communities. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2021. For more information regarding eligibility criteria, click here

STEM Programs Eligible for Up to $75K in Grants

The American Honda Foundation is currently accepting applications from nonprofit organizations, public school districts, and private/public elementary and secondary schools to support youth education with a specific focus on STEM subjects. Non-profit organizations are eligible for grants ranging from $20,000 to $75,000. Applications must be received by August 1, 2021 to be considered. Visit American Honda Foundation to learn how to apply.

Up to $10K Available in DCTAG Funds For Students

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education's DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) provides DC residents with $10,000 in tuition assistance for students attending out-of-state public institutions of higher education, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and select local institutions. All supporting documents must be submitted before 5:00 pm on Friday, September 17, 2021. Click here for more information.

Leveling the Playing Field Equipment Grant

Leveling the Playing Field works to improve the opportunity for students to get involved in out of school time sports activities no matter their economic situation. Schools and organizations can apply to receive free sporting equipment through the Leveling the Playing Field Equipment Grant. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Click here for more information.

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