Learn24 Newsletter - July 23, 2021


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Director of Legislative and Governmental Affairs- Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education

Workforce Investment Manager - Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education

Program Manager - Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Out of School Time Programs Coordinator - District of Columbia Public Schools

Program Director - Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington

Organizing Leadership Coordinator - Leadership for Educational Equity

Learn24 Events

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

Learn24 Cafe: Learning about the COVID-19 Vaccine with Children's National - July 29, 2021 (Webinar)

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

Professional Development Opportunities

Pathway to Family Partnership - July 31, 2021 (Webinar)

In this webinar, hosted by School's Out Washington participants will learn how to implement a culturally responsive lens to explore family connection, communication and wellness while also centering the importance of decolonization for families of color. Join us for a webinar style opportunity to discuss and review different family engagement models and strategies that aim to support and coach families in their communities. Register here

Strategies & Best Practices for Returning to School - August 5, 2021 (Webinar)

Join EducationWeek as they discuss lessons learned from the past year, key challenges for the new year, and how to continue to innovate as students are welcomed back this fall. Read more about this webinar here.  

Establishing and Maintaining Classroom Culture - August 10, 2021 (Webinar)

This edWebinar will help educators establish routines and classroom culture, and when to take time throughout the year for check-ins with students. Educators know the importance of establishing classroom routines, but often the struggle lies in maintaining those routines. Register today

DC Mentoring Townhall - August 16, 2021 (Webinar)

Come share your experiences and expertise with MENTOR Maryland | DC at this Virtual DC Mentoring Townhall Meeting. Hear ideas on making mentoring even better for the community of young people. Learn more about this event here

Building Connections: Social and Emotional Learning and Service Learning - August 27, 2021 (Webinar)

Join CASEL for a conversation with Civic and the National Association of State Boards of Education as they build the connection between the key areas of Social and Emotional Learning and Service Learning. Register to attend this webinar 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.

School Year 2021-2022 Safe Passage Safe Block Grants

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 now accepting applications from eligible entities to  design, build, and implement Safe Passage Safe Block (SPSB) programs in designated Safe Passage Priority Areas. The SPSB programs will provide students safe routes to and after school and provide an afterschool program that allows students to develop skills to reduce aggression. The SPSB programs will also allow schools, school staff, students, and SPSB staff to build and strengthen relationships in the surrounding communities.

The OST Office will host an information session to provide an overview and answer questions related to the RFA on Friday, July 30, 2021 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Click here to join the meeting.

The deadline to apply is August 23, 2021 at 5:00 pm

View the full RFA here.

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. 

Learn24 Cafe: Learning about the COVID-19 Vaccine with Children's National 

Join Dr. Claire Boogaard, a Pediatrician at Children’s National Community Health Center at the Arc and the Medical Director of the COVID-19 Vaccine Program at Children’s National for the upcoming Learn24 Cafe on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm. To discuss the COVID-19 vaccine and how community partners can assist. 

Key takeaways will include:

  • Information and resources that can be shared with communities to help unvaccinated people feel more comfortable with the vaccine,
  • Effectiveness of the vaccines,
  • How Vaccines work,
  • Why it's important for an individual and community to be vaccinated,
  • Dispel myths regarding the vaccine, and much more.

The Learn24 Cafe is open to community based organizations, youth development professionals, District families, and more.

Register to attend here

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.

Community Opportunities

Amira Learning for DCPS Students in 2nd – 5th Grade

Help students accelerate their reading growth this summer through the DC Reads with Amira!  Amira’s artificial intelligence powered reading tutor can help rising 2nd graders through 5th graders improve reading comprehension by nearly 50 percent. All DCPS and some DC Public Charter School students have access to Amira all summer (until September). Research shows time and time again that reading aloud with Amira doubles the growth of students reading independently. Students who read regularly this summer have opportunities for great prizes from visits with area professional sports teams (DC United, the Washington Nationals, and the Washington Football Team) and more!  Read all about the program here.

High-Impact Tutoring in DC

CityTutor DC has created a website to connect high-impact tutors with the schools and students who will benefit most from this support. Features of the website include:

  • A tutoring provider database that filters organizations based on a number of criteria,
  • A resource bank with tools and information for schools, families, providers, and more,
  • A comprehensive description of recommendations for high-impact tutoring, highlights of CityTutor DC Advisory Group and staff, and explanations of the components of their proposed work and vision,
  • And more. 

Read more here

Funding Opportunities

Mayor's Office on Community Affairs (MOCA) FY 2022 Community Grant 

The Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA), the Mayor's Office on African Affairs (MOAA), and the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA) are soliciting grant applications for its FY 2022 Community Grant programs from qualified Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) providing direct services to District residents. The following program areas will be considered: Education, Jobs & Economic Development, Public Safety, Civic Engagement, Health & Wellness, Youth Engagement, Arts & Creative Economy, and COVID-19 Recovery. The deadline to apply is July 30, 2021. For more information regarding criteria, guidelines, and past awardees, please click here.

Events DC Community Grant Program

The Events DC Community Grant Program will provide financial support to nonprofit organizations dedicated to supporting youth sports, or performing or cultural arts in the District of Columbia. The maximum grant amount is $25,000.  Applications must be received by August 1, 2021 by 5:00 pm to be considered. View the complete application and guidelines here

Brady Education Foundation

The Brady Education Foundation is currently accepting proposals focused on evaluating programs that have the potential of helping to close the opportunity and resulting achievement gaps associated with race and family income. The proposed project may span up to three years. The deadline to submit a proposal is August 1, 2021. For more information regarding criteria, guidelines, and past awardees, please click here.

The Wallace Foundation $53 Million Initiative for Arts Organizations of Color

This new initiative of the Wallace Foundation is designed to help foster equitable improvements in the arts, recognizing that leaders of arts organizations of color report their contributions and are often overlooked and underfunded. Funding for this opportunity will support grantees work and help develop insights that can be shared with other organizations of color. The following genres will be considered: performing arts, media arts, literary arts, artists, community-based organizations founded by and centering artists, and artistic practice. Awarded organizations will receive five years of funding totaling approximately $2 to $ 3 million. Letters of intent are due by August 13, 2021. To read more about this opportunity, click here

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

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