Learn24 Newsletter - June 28, 2021


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Director of Budget and Performance - Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education

Policy Analyst - Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education

Youth Policy Analyst - DC Action for Children

Project Coordinator - CityBridge Education

Multiple Positions Available - Atlas Arts Center

Program Director - BUILD DC

Learn24 Events

Introduction to Youth Development - July 9, 2021 (Webinar)

Self-Care for Youth Workers - July 15, 2021 (Webinar)

Developmental Youth Outcomes - July 16, 2021 (Webinar)

Core Competencies of Youth Workers - July 23, 2021 (Webinar) 

Youth Mental Health First Aid for DC Educators - July 28, 2021 (Webinar)

Best Practices of Youth Work - July 30, 2021 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

How Robotics Inspires Student Imagination -  June 28, 2021 (Webinar)

This edWebinar, will discuss the impact of teaching robotics in the classroom helps to spark student imagination and empowers them to solve any problem before them.  Register to attend this webinar here

Introduction to Quality - July 17, 2021 (Webinar)

Standards are benchmarks that make any program serving young people even better and they are a key component of continuous quality improvement efforts. Join this webinar hosted by School's Out Washington to understand what is program quality and why it matters. Register today

Social and Emotional Learning and Social Justice - July 30, 2021 (Webinar)

Join CASEL as they share initial efforts to illustrate what transformative social and emotional learning (SEL) looks like in practice. This webinar explores how SEL can strengthen the many systems that support young people. Register here

The Intentional Relationship Workshop - August 4-5, 2021 (Webinar)

Learn new skills and strategies to strengthen the developmental relationships with young people to help them navigate through the storms of life. Sign up to attend this two-day workshop hosted by the Search Institute. 

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.

School Year 2021-2022 High Impact Tutoring Request For Applications Now Available

The School Year 2021-22 High-Impact Tutoring (HIT) Request for Applications (RFA) invites nonprofit organizations with demonstrated success providing tutoring programs and a strong fiscal infrastructure to apply. This RFA will support existing successful evidence-based tutoring programs to scale and/or support experienced evidence-based tutoring programs that can demonstrate the ability to deliver a new tutoring program to serve students in grades pre-K-12. The maximum grant award amount is $750,000. Grant funds may only be used to serve students attending a District public school (DCPS or charter school). Applications must be received by July 19, 2021 at 5:00 pm to be considered. View the complete application here

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.

Community Opportunities

Fair Chance Pathways Capacity Building Program

Fair Chance's 2021 Pathways Partnership Program is an 8-month program that aligns leadership and organizational practices to build stronger nonprofits. It is a relationship-based, customized, and intensive program that can help the nonprofits strengthen their leadership and build the systems, policies, procedures, and tools the nonprofit needs. The deadline for applications is Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm. More information can be found here.

Mentor Maryland: DC Presents the DC Mentoring Townhall Series

Maryland Mentor is excited to present a series of town halls to hear from mentoring programs in the District. Come engage in discussions about the state of mentoring in DC and hear ideas on making mentoring even better for the community. Register to attend one of the following dates:

Resources from the Field

New Study: Participation of Black Students in Summer Learning Programs is at All-Time High

A new study released by Afterschool Alliance takes an in-depth look at the findings from Summertime in America for Black Families and Communities. One key finding from the study is that participation rates among black students in 2019 and 2020 were higher than ever before. The percentage of Black families reporting that their child was in a summer program remains higher than the national average, though the difference has narrowed over time. Read the complete publication here

Funding Opportunities

School Year 2021-22 Grant Competitions

The Bowser Administration, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME), and the Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Office) is excited to announce the release of the School Year 2021-22 Grant Competitions. Nonprofit organizations that provide District children and youth with high quality and supportive out-of-school time (OST) programs during the School Year are strongly encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 5:00 pm. 

Information regarding the different Grant Competitions can be found below:

School Year 2021-22 Grant Competitions:

View the School Year 2021-22 Grant Competitions here.

Ecotech Grants

The Captain Planet Foundation will grant $2,500 to nonprofit organizations that motivate children to use innovation, nature-based design, and/or technology to address an environmental problem in their communities. For consideration, please submit applications by July 15, 2021. Learn more here

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 November 10, 2021 to be considered. To learn more information regarding deadlines, criteria, and past recipients please, click here.

Cornell Douglas Foundation Grants

The Cornell Douglas Foundation offers small grants to non-profit organizations that work to advocate for environmental health and justice, promote stewardship, and encourage respect for sustainability. With grant amounts averaging $10,000, the Foundation supports programs in environmental health, sustainability, and education for elementary and high school students. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Click here for more information about eligibility criteria and areas of interest.

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

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