Learn24 Newsletter - April 29, 2021


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Outreach Specialist - Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement

Workforce Development Specialist - Department of Youth Rehabilitation Service

Senior Director of Development - Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington

Neighborhood Tutoring Program Coordinator - For Love of Children

Program Coordinator, Diversity, Equity, and Student Success - Association of American Colleges and Universities

Development Associate - DC Youth Orchestra Program

Manager of Operations - Asian American Lead

Learn24 Events

Conflict Resolution for Youth Workers - May 4, 2021 (Webinar)

Creating a Development Plan - May 5, 2021 (Webinar)

Reframing Conflict - May 7, 2021 (Webinar)

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

Building Powerful Program Culture - May 20, 2021 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

Utilizing National Service Members to Build Capacity - May 3, 2021 (Webinar)

Afterschool Alliance will discuss how afterschool and summer learning programs can leverage national service members in this upcoming webinar. Learn tips on how to apply for national service members at this webinar. Register here.

Cultivating Empathy - May 5, 2021 (Webinar)

In this webinar hosted by Schools Out Washington, participants will practice strategies for supporting empathy building, including active listening skills. Learn how youth workers can add value to their programs and promote skill building for youth. Register today.

Creating Healing-Centered Summer Programs - May 5, 2021 (Webinar)

This interactive training provides a foundation for youth development professionals in trauma-informed practice and provides concrete strategies that adults can use immediately. Register today to attend this National Summer Learning Association webinar. 

4 Keys to Engaging Community Partners to Grow Your OST Program - May 11, 2021 (Webinar)

In this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of the hallmarks of positive community partner engagement and how that can help grow OST programs. Join Afterschool 21 and the National Afterschool Association for this upcoming webinar. 

Funding Social and Emotional Learning - May 21, 2021 (Webinar)

Join this webinar hosted by CASEL CARES to learn more about how you can leverage the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) to bolster evidence-based implementation of SEL and fully support students, families and educators. Sign up to attend 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.

Help Families Locate Your Virtual OST Program 

The Learn24 program finder helps District of Columbia families search for out-of-school time (OST) programming in specific focus areas, ages, locations, and  more. Help families locate an out-of-school opportunity that school-aged children can learn, grow, and play outside of the traditional school hours by listing your program(s). Complete this form to have your program listed. Programs are encouraged to complete the form no later than FridayMay 14, 2021.


Join an OST Commission Committee

The OST Office is accepting applications for volunteers to join an OST Commission Committee. The Funding and Capacity Building, Quality, Outcomes, and Coordination and Collaboration Committees generate ideas, solutions, strategies, and make recommendations to the OST Commission. Individuals with youth development or OST program knowledge are encouraged to join a committee today!

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. 

Volunteer as a Grant Reviewer

The OST Office is seeking grant application reviewers. Individuals with expertise or background in youth development are strongly encouraged to volunteer. Interested individuals should complete this brief interest form.

Support Afterschool Programs

Community Opportunities

Summer Employment Opportunities Available at DPR

DPR is hiring seasonal 2021 Summer employees! The following divisions are currently accepting summer applications:

  • Summer Aquatics staff can apply for the positions of pool managers, assistant pool managers, lifeguards, and customer service representatives (CSRs).

  • Summer Camps staff can apply for the positions of facilitators, assistant facilitators, counselors, activity specialists, and more.

  • Summer Operations staff can apply for the positions of warehouse facilitators, drivers, customer care, and more.

  • Summer Roving Leaders can apply for the positions of facilitators and assistant facilitators in the community.

  • Summer Meals Program staff can apply for the positions of senior food monitors, food monitors and administrative assistants.

All positions are seasonal (summer only) and 40 hours per week.

To find out more information and to join the DPR Summer Hiring Virtual Town Hall, please visit https://dpr.dc.gov/page/dpr-summer-employment.


Resources From the Field

Improving Programs, Policies, and Services to Promote Healthy Development in Middle Childhood in Afterschool Settings

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) and the Office of Women's Health (OWH) have developed a study that examines how investments by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) support local efforts to promote healthy development in middle childhood in afterschool settings to support social-emotional, behavioral, and physical health. This webpage contains links to briefs that identify interventions and practices important to afterschool settings that serve children ages 6-12. This study focuses on the following: 

  • the extent to which evidence-based tools or interventions are implemented in afterschool programs;
  • the promising practices for administering, improving, and sustaining these interventions at the local level; and
  • how afterschool programs can better address the needs of boys and girls.

Read the entire study here

Funding Opportunities

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Competition

On April 30, 2021, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) will begin accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2022 Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant competition. Applications must be submitted in OSSE’s Enterprise Grants Management System (EGMS) by Monday, June 14, 2021 at 3 pm to be eligible for review. The total funding available for 21st CCLC awards is approximately $2 million and OSSE anticipates making five to seven new awards. 

OSSE will provide three pre-application technical assistance sessions on Wednesday, May 5, Thursday, May 6, and Tuesday, May 11, 2021. These sessions will give an overview of the 21st CCLC grant program, including competition guideline, and the application process. Interested applicants may register for one of the sessions here (all sessions include the same content). More information regarding the breakdown of funding, deadlines, criteria, and more can be found here

Rooted In Justice

The Cedar Tree Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for the Rooted In Justice grant that helps amplify youth voices and actions in the environmental, conservation, and food movements by supporting community-based organizations and groups that specifically manage youth-led urban greening programs. The maximum grant award amount is $25,000. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm. Learn more about this grant opportunity here.

The Society for Science STEM Action Grant program awards innovative nonprofit organizations, led by social entrepreneurs, that support community based STEM projects and whose work supports the Society’s mission. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to selected candidates. The deadline to apply is May 15, 2021. Review the application here.

The Tommy Wilson Memorial Grant

Shape America is accepting applications for the Tommy Wilson Memorial Grant to support recreational programs for individuals with disabilities. Grants are awarded up to $1,500 per year. For consideration, applications must be received by June 1, 2021. Review the application here.

The Nora Roberts Foundation is accepting applications from programs operating in the Washington, DC area that focus on literacy, children, arts, and humanitarian efforts. Awarded grantees will receive up to $7,500. Applications must be submitted no later than June 1, 2021 for consideration. Learn more about the application process 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 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 June 15, 2021 to be considered. For more information, click here.

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