Learn24 Newsletter - March 17, 2022


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Administrative Officer - Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education

Workforce Development Specialist - Mayor's Office on Returning Citizen Affairs

Executive Director - Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement

Community Based Intervention Supervisor - Latin American Youth Center

Multiple Positions Available - YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

Recruitment & Outreach Coordinator - For Love of Children

Grant Writer and Client Relations Specialist - FundED Strategies

Learn24 Events

Coordination and Collaboration Meeting - March 18, 2022 (Virtual)

Funding and Capacity Building Committee Meeting - March 21, 2022 (Virtual)

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

OST Commission Meeting - March 24, 2022 (Virtual)

Building Community - April 5, 2022 (Webinar)

Planning and Reflection - April 6, 2022 (Webinar)

The Power of Storytelling in Fundraising - April 20, 2022 (Webinar)

Tutoring Best Practices & Multiple Intelligences - April 22, 2022 (Webinar)

Restorative Justice - April 26 - 27, 2022 (Webinar) 

Introduction to the Active Participatory Approach - April 27, 2022 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

Grant Writing 101: Show Me the Money! - March 23, 2022 (Webinar)

For educators at every grade level and in any role, this edWebinar will unlock the secrets and successful techniques for grant writing and help you make your grant applications and proposals stand out. Register here.

Summer: The Great Equalizer - March 24, 2022 (Webinar)

Join the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) for a webinar to explore a new NCASE-developed planning guide designed to support summer programming. Register here.

Summer Planning Bootcamp - March 30 -31, 2022 (Webinar)

Join The National Summer Learning Association’s free and virtual Summer Planning Bootcamp to gain tools and best practices to meet this moment head on. Led by dynamic out-of-school time leaders, sessions will delve into strategies to accelerate learning, build critical partnerships, and plan successful strategies to scale impact in a sustainable and measurable way. Read more here.  

Infusing SEL Practices Into the Culture of Your Program -  April 7, 2022 (Webinar)

In this highly interactive workshop, hosted by School's Out Washington, participants will learn the importance of and strategies for implementing SEL practices into the daily routine of programming. Register today to attend this webinar. 

Supporting Literacy Skills Development for Every Student - April 12, 2022 (Webinar)

Each student's path to thrive in reading and literacy differs. This webinar hosted by EducationWeek focuses on how to enable more equitable and inclusive learning experiences with education solutions designed to support literacy skills development. Learn more 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.

Commission on Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes Public Meeting

The Commission on Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Commission) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, March 24, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The OST Commission will hear updates from the Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes and the OST Commission Committees.

Providers, organizations, and/or individuals interested in providing public comment should email learn24@dc.gov by the close of business on Tuesday, March 22nd at 5:00 pm for consideration. 

Register here to attend.  

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

Community Opportunities

Brown Bag on the DC/XQ Initiative to Reimagine DCPS' High Schools

DC+XQ is a districtwide, community-led initiative that invites students, educators, families, and community partners to come together to rethink the future of high school across DC Public Schools. 

Please join District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and the XQ team on March 22 at 11:00am to learn more about this innovative initiative and the important role that community partners will play throughout the process. RSVP to attend here

Resources From the Field

Resources to Help Plan a Game-Changing Summer

Afterschool Alliance recently conducted a webinar providing various data and resources available for programs to help kids learn, explore, and connect this summer. Some important takeaways include four key qualities that effective programs use that benefit youth. 

  1. Sufficient duration and regular attendance
  2. Quality instruction (both academics and enrichment)
  3. Targeted to student needs
  4. Positive site climate

To learn more about resources available to help make this game-changing summer, check out the full webinar recording here. Read the complete article 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. View the complete RFA here. Complete the application here

Visit Learn24.dc.gov for more information.

$1K Grant for Ideas to Make DC More Awesome

The DC chapter of the Awesome Foundation is offering $1,000 grants to nonprofit organizations that make DC more awesome. DC residents interested in improving the District of Columbia through arts, culture, and/or community experiences are encouraged to apply. The deadline to submit an application is Sunday, March 20, 2022. The full application can be found 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.

Amphion Foundation Grant Program

The Amphion Foundation Grant Program is accepting applications from nonprofit performing ensembles for general operating support or special project support. In general, grants of up to $7,500 are available to eligible organizations. For consideration, submit applications by Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Learn more here.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is accepting applications for its Youth Literacy Grant Competition. Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to support the implementation or expanding existing literacy programs, purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives,  or purchasing books, materials, or software for literacy programs.  Applications must be received by Sunday, May 19, 2022. Program guidelines, a list of previous grant recipients, and application instructions are available here.

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

Learn24 rule

For resources and additional information on the District of Columbia Government’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit coronavirus.dc.gov.

Questions or feedback, contact Learn24 at Learn24@dc.gov, or visit us at Learn24.dc.gov.

Learn24 logo