Learn24 Newsletter - April 29, 2022


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Executive Director - Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Multiple Positions Available - Department of Parks and Recreation

Multiple Positions Available - Community Services Foundation

Workforce Development Outreach Coordinator - University of the District of Columbia

Violence Intervention Specialist - Children's National Hospital

Program Coordinator - Capital Partners for Education

Program Coordinator - DC Special Education Cooperative

Learn24 Events

Interactive Learning Tools - May 4, 2022 (Webinar)

Building Your Workplace Network - May 11, 2022 (Webinar)

Services, Opportunities, Supports - May 12, 2022 (Webinar)

Funding and Capacity Building Committee Meeting - May 16, 2022 (Webinar)

Conflict Resolution for Youth Workers - May 17, 2022 (Webinar)

Five Conversations - May 26, 2022 (Webinar)

OST Commission Meeting - May 26, 2022 (Virtual) 

Professional Development Opportunities

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

MELANinsight: A Communal Processing Container for BIPOC - May 11, 2022 (Webinar)

School's Out Washington is hosting a forum for melanated individuals to collectively untangle the knots within themselves that work places and work environments seem to tie them into. Register today to attend. 

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.  

Engaging Families: A Relationship-Centered Approach -  May 20-21, 2022 (Webinar)

This workshop hosted by the Search Institute is focused on how to bring the powerful message of focusing on family strengths to other stakeholders in your organization and community. Register here

Program Planning for Summer - June 4, 2022 (Webinar)

In this workshop, School's Out Washington will explore key components and considerations of program planning that keep us focused on and available for the youth in our program. Participants will walk away with strategies and tools that will support you in creating a program structure that works and supports youth through summer camp! 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.

The OST Office is Seeking A Visionary Leader!

Attention all leaders!!! The Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Office), located in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education is seeking applications for the role of Executive Director. The next Executive Director will lead the Learn24 network and champion the work to make sure children and youth in the District are able to access quality out-of-school time (OST) programming. Qualified individuals who are committed to improving the educational, social-emotional, and physical health outcomes of youth through participation in out-of-school time programs should apply. The job posting can be found here 

Mayor Bowser Awards $3.57 Million to Support Organizations Providing Summer Programming to District Youth

This week, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Education Paul Kihn announced that 43 nonprofit youth-serving organizations have been awarded a total of $3.57 million in grants for the Summer Strong 2022 Grant Competitions from the Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Office). These funds will support more than 2,700 District of Columbia youth ages 5-18 years old with access to summer programming. 

Read the entire press release 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. 

Thank You Afterschool Professionals

The OST Office is excited to celebrate Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week on April 25-29, 2022, to recognize, appreciate, and advocate for those who work with young people during out-of-school hours. Research shows that afterschool professionals make a profound difference in the lives of young people. Join the OST Office in thanking the many afterschool professionals that make an everlasting impact in the lives of young people. Learn more ways about how to participate on the National Afterschool Association website

Help Families Locate Your Summer Program 

Help families prepare for Summer 2022 by listing your summer program on the Learn24 program finder. Organizations that serve youth in the District of Columbia are encouraged to list their program. Families can use the program finder to identify out-of-school time (OST) programming in specific focus areas, ages, locations, and  more for school-aged children.  Complete this form to have your program listed. 

Funding Opportunities

Constellation’s Community Champions Grant Program

Constellation’s Community Champions program, invites organizations to apply for small grants (up to $500) from Constellation for causes that are important to the community. Preferred consideration will be given to those requests where the project, organization, or initiative focuses on education, environment, or youth. Applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, May 15, 2022 to be considered. For more information regarding eligibility criteria, click here.

Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards

Chick-fil-A provides grants to nonprofit organizations that are working to strengthen neighborhoods and cities through the annual True Inspiration Awards. Organizations must be working in the areas of education, hunger, or homelessness. Awarded grants will range between $50,000 and $350,000. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 20, 2022. For more information, please click here

The Tommy Wilson Memorial Grant

Shape America is accepting applications for the Tommy Wilson Memorial Grant to support recreational programs for individuals with disabilities. Grants are awarded up to $1,500 per year. For consideration, applications must be received by Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Review the application here.

Capacity Building Grant for Humanities Organizations

HumanitiesDC is awarding humanities-focused nonprofit organizations in Washington, DC up to $25,000 for capacity building support. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 3, 2022. More information can be found here

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

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