Learn24 Newsletter - February 18, 2022


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Recreation Specialist - DC Department of Parks and Recreation

Workforce Development Specialist - Department of Employment Services

Grants Management Specialist - Serve DC

School Leader Recruitment, Selection and Development Director - Office of School Improvement and Supports

Youth Programs Manager - Washington Architectural Foundation

Grants Manager - Dance Place

Food Access Community Educator - FRESHFARM

Learn24 Events

Motivational Interviewing in Action: A Hands on Approach - March 3, 2022 (Webinar)

Homework Help - March 15, 2022 (Webinar) 

Centering Healing in Out of School Time Programs - March 23, 2022 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

Planning for a Game-Changing Summer - February 24, 2022 (Webinar)

The Afterschool Alliance, Every Hour Counts, and the National Summer Learning Association have teamed up to offer a webinar reviewing what it takes to make a summer program successful, recommendations for planning effectively right now, and tips from program leaders. Read more here.  

Demystifying Systemic Social and Emotional Learning -  February 25, 2022 (Webinar)

CASEL Cares is conducting a webinar to provide insight on ten key aspects of high-quality systemic SEL. Register today to attend this webinar. 

Strategies for STEM Programming - March 3, 2022 (Webinar)

School's Out Washington is hosting a webinar where participants will explore strategies for advance planning and in-the-moment responsiveness to youth ideas. Attendees will also discuss the importance of including youth voice in planning STEM activities. Learn more here.

Fly By Light National Training - July 25 - 29, 2022 (Washington, DC)

The Fly By Light National Training equips educators, teachers, youth organizers, artists, and activists with the restorative justice, SEL, mindfulness, art expression, and conflict resolution tools needed to outfit the next generation of change-makers. Sign up to attend this 40-hour training hosted by One Common Unity 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.

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. 

*New Workshop

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

Introducing Adaptive Programs at DPR

DPR in partnership with Metro Washington Assciation of Blind Athletes, Military Adaptive Court Sports, and Medstar Heatlh, is proud to bring DC residents new Adaptive Programing. Adaptive Programs are built for DC residents of all ages who have unique needs, and wish to participate in group sports and specialized classes. These programs are created for a range of diverse abilities and interests. Learn more here

Funding Opportunities

RFA Seeking Subcontractors to Work Directly with Coordinating Entities in Summer 2022

On behalf of Learn24 Coordinating Entities that will be announced in March, the OST Office is accepting applications from high-quality subcontractors (vendors) to provide educational, social, emotional, and/or physical health opportunities and activities for children at DC Housing Authority and DC Department of Human Services short-term family housing sites. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 18, 2022 at 5:00 pm.

There will be two information sessions for potential applicants to discuss the current RFA, ask questions, and learn more about the application process. No need to register, just click the link(s) below:

View the complete RFA here. Complete the application here

Visit Learn24.dc.gov for more information.

OSSE High-Impact Tutoring (HIT) Grants for Tutoring Programming, Strategic Program Supports, and Program Evaluation Services

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is releasing up to $20 million in funding to support existing successful evidence-based tutoring programs to scale; 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; and provide funding to organizations delivering strategic program supports and program evaluation services for high-impact tutoring. The deadline to submit an application will be Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 3:00 pm. Detailed information regarding award types, eligibility, and the full RFA can be found here.

Philip L. Graham Fund

Since 1963, the Philip L. Graham Fund has supported local nonprofit organizations that provide both essential and enriching programs to the communities in the Washington, DC area. Grant awards are up to $75,000 in the following interest areas; arts and humanities, community endeavors, education, and health and human services. Applications are due by Monday, March 7, 2022. Learn more about focus areas, eligibility criteria, deadlines, and past awardees by clicking here

The Sheila Fortune Foundation (SFF) provides funding of up to $10,000 for art programs for "at-risk" youth. The SFF Board and staff use this term to describe youth who are facing the challenges of poverty, juvenile delinquency, parental substance abuse, and negligence. When minimal education and language barriers exist the difficulty is compounded and trying to deal with the challenges of staying in school is almost insurmountable. A purpose of the Sheila Fortune Foundation is to provide an outlet through the performing arts for the frustrated, anxious, and repressed feelings of the “at-risk” youth. The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 30, 2022. Review the application here.

Sparkplug Foundation to Fund Nonprofits

The Sparkplug Foundation is accepting applications from start-up organizations and new projects of established organizations in music, education, and community organizing. Past grants ranged from $1,000 to $20,000. Preliminary questions must be received by Friday, April 22, 2022, at 11:59 pm ET. For more information on deadlines and criteria, click here

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

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