Learn24 Newsletter - May 27, 2021


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Program Manager - Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist - Department on Disability Services

School Residency Manager - 826DC

Grant Writer - BUILD DC

Summer Learning Specialist - YWCA National Capital Area

Director of Community Engagement - DC Charter School Alliance

Learn24 Events

OST Commission Meeting - May 27, 2021 (Webinar)

Virtual Learning Tools - June 4, 2021 (Webinar)

Cooperative Learning - June 8, 2021 (Webinar)

Healthy Communication for Youth Workers - June 9, 2021

Professional Development Opportunities

Fly By Light Summer Showcase - June 9, 2021 (Webinar)

Commune with youth and special guests in a virtual evening of mental health healing hosted by One Common Unity. Fly By Light youth, Performance Troupe artists, and alumni will share original music, poetry, and visual art at this annual Fly By Light Summer Showcase.  Learn more here

Emotion-Centered Practices Learning Community Series -  June 15-29, 2021 (Webinar)

The Forum for Youth Investment will conduct a Learning Community Series  to provide participants space to explore emotion-related practices that support social-emotional learning. Participants in this series will deepen their understanding of emotions, empathy, coaching, and trauma-informed practices. Register here

Social and Emotional Learning and Young People’s Futures - June 18, 2021 (Webinar)

The Building Connections webinar hosted by CASEL CARES explores how social and emotional learning (SEL) connects to topics that can strengthen the many systems that support our young people. Sign up to attend here

Culturally Responsive Programming - June 23, 2021 (Webinar)

School's Out Washington is hosting a webinar discussing cultural identities, perspectives, and relationships that impact youth and shares best practices for an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment for all youth. Register here

Development Planning 101 - June 24, 2021 (Webinar)

A good fundraising plan is essential to raising more money for organizations. This webinar hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement will learn about new ways to think about the organization's financial sustainability.  Register to attend 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.

Mayor Bowser Presents FairShot Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal

This week, Mayor Bowser presented her Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Budget and Financial Plan to the Council as part of the District’s annual budget process. The Fair Shot Budget makes significant investments to provide relief, recovery, and growth for residents and businesses across all eight wards, focusing on the pillars of an equitable recovery: access to safe and affordable housing, high-quality job training, healthy neighborhoods, academic acceleration, increased access to quality child care, programs to reduce gun violence, safe and accessible transportation options, and supports for businesses and residents hit hardest by the economic crisis of the past year and a half.

To learn more about the new investments and initiatives in Mayor Bowser’s FY22 budget proposal, visit budget.dc.gov.

Volunteers Wanted: 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. 

Community Opportunities

CityTutor DC Tutoring Hubs 

CityTutor DC, a coalition of organizations committed to expanding high-impact tutoring to address the impact of the pandemic, is looking to partner with organizations that would like to incorporate tutoring into the range of services they provide young people. These CityTutor Hubs would begin operation this fall with the financial and programmatic support of CityBridge Education, which is coordinating the work of CityTutor DC. Submit a letter of interest by June 22, 2021.

Resources from the Field

Where the Rubber Meets the Road - Planning a Successful Afterschool Activity

BOOST Cafe recently posted an article providing strategies to help organizations develop a successful afterschool activity and/or program. This article provides concepts to think about and incorporate in the planning of an activity, implementation, and conclusion of an activity. Read the entire blog posting here


The Evidence Base for Afterschool and Summer

Afterschool Alliance released a research brief that synthesizes findings from evaluations of afterschool and summer programs that demonstrate the evidence of the positive impact programs have on academics, social and emotional skills and competencies, and overall well-being to help students re-engage in learning and emerge from the pandemic strong, resilient, and hopeful. Read the complete research brief 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

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is 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 3:00 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. More information regarding the breakdown of funding, deadlines, criteria, and more can be found here

FY22 DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Grant Programs Now Open

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities offers several funding programs for individuals and nonprofit organizations located in the District of Columbia View a full listing of grant competitions available, specific deadlines, selection criteria, and the application process here.


Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards

Chick-fil-A provides grants to nonprofit organizations that are working to strengthen neighborhoods and cities through the annual True Inspiration Awards. Organizations must be working in the areas of education, hunger, or homelessness. Awarded grants will range between $50,000 and $350,000. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2021. For more information, please click here

Soul of the City Partnership Grant

Soul of the City provides young people, ages 11 to 19, an opportunity to explore the role of the humanities in asking and answering critical questions about the world. The Soul of the City grant encourages the development and delivery of a high-quality humanities-driven youth engagement program. Applicants may request up to $30,000. Selected awards will demonstrate innovative models that empower and engage young people in programs that build civic engagement, critical thinking, and leadership skills. The deadline to submit an application is June 22, 2021. The full application can be found here

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations that work to improve the lives of DC-area residents, with a particular emphasis on vulnerable and underserved individuals. Organizations that provide comprehensive services and work towards systemic change are encouraged to apply. Applications must be received by  July 1, 2021. View information regarding the application process, funding restrictions, previous grant recipients, and more here.

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