Learn24 Newsletter - March 31, 2022


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Health and Wellness Coordinator - Child and Family Services Agency

Grants Management Specialist - Serve DC

Multiple Positions Available - Department of Parks and Recreation

Athletics & Activities Coordinator - District of Columbia Public Schools

SYEP Summer Learn and Earn Coordinator - District of Columbia Public Schools

Membership Coordinator - Smithsonian Institution

Executive Director - Girls Gotta Run Foundation

Learn24 Events

Building Community - April 5, 2022 (Webinar)

Planning and Reflection - April 6, 2022 (Webinar)

OST Commission Strategic Plan Feedback Session - April 19, 2022 (Webinar) 

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

OST Commission Strategic Plan Feedback Session - April 21, 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

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. 

Program Planning for Summer - April 19, 2022 (Webinar)

This workshop hosted by School's Out Washington will explore key components and considerations of program planning that keep staff focused on and available for the youth in the program. Participants will walk away with strategies and tools that support creating a program structure that works and supports youth through summer camp. Learn more here.

Using Improv to Teach Through the Unknown - April 21, 2022 (Webinar)

This session hosted by The Center for Inspired Teaching , participants will explore ways to support students' social and emotional learning. Register today to attend. 

Mentor Roundtable: Failures & Successes (Part III) - May 10, 2022 (Webinar)

Mentors and program staff are invited to join Mentor Maryland MD | DC for a roundtable discussion on real life experiences of mentoring. Learn more here

How to Find Grants for Your Nonprofit - May 12, 2022 (Webinar)

Join the Center for Nonprofit Advancement for a highly interactive session to learn tips, and tools for locating grant funders that give to your programs and services. 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.

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. 

Commission on Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes Strategic Plan Community Engagement Session

The Commission on Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Commission) invites youth, families, stakeholders and the public to two community feedback sessions to provide comments, concerns, and suggestions to be included in the upcoming OST Strategic Plan for the next three years. This strategic plan will focus on the following four strategic priorities to achieve our vision:

  • Funding & Capacity Building
  • Quality
  • Outcomes
  • Coordination & Collaboration

Register to attend the engagement sessions below:

For any questions, or concerns email learn24@dc.gov.

Support OST Programs This Tax Season

Consider supporting out-of-school-time (OST) programs this tax season by making a Contribution to Taxpayer Support for Afterschool Programs for At-Risk Students on your DC individual income tax form, under the contributions section on Schedule U part II, line 2. These funds will support grants to help bring safe and meaningful opportunities to at-risk youth in the District of Columbia beyond the school day.

Community Opportunities

Asian American LEAD Community-Based Mentoring Program

Asian American LEAD (AALEAD)’s community-based Mentoring Program is back!  The program offers an opportunity for Asian American Pacific Islander youth between the ages of 8 and 18 to get connected to a supportive screened and trained volunteer Mentor that can be a role model, help with academics/college, and open doors to new perspectives, ideas, and experiences. If interested in becoming a mentee or mentor, please fill out the interest form here. If you have questions, please contact Hannah Cheyney

City Kids Wilderness Project Now Accepting 6th Grade Applicants

City Kids Wilderness Project  is currently accepting applications from 6th grade students for the 2022 Ranger Class. Since 1996, City Kids Wilderness Project has used outdoor spaces to spark inspiration, provide practical life skills, instill self confidence, and more opportunities to encourage DC based youth to explore their sense of personal possibility. For more information or questions, please contact Victor Medina or click 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.

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 Wednesday, May 11, 2022 to be considered. To learn more information regarding deadlines, criteria, and past recipients please, click here.

STEM Innovation Grant

Colocation America proudly offers STEM Innovation Grants to programs that inspire and encourage K-12 students to pursue their interest and curiosity in STEM. The maximum award amount for selected applicants is $7,500. Applications must be received by Friday, May 13, 2022 for consideration. Access the full application here

Classics For Kids Foundation

The Classics for Kids Foundation provides grants to schools and nonprofit organizations to strengthen music education and string instrument programs. Grants are designed to forge strong local connections between students, families, and communities. The deadline to apply is Thursday, June 30, 2022. For more information regarding eligibility criteria, click here.

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

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