Learn24 Newsletter - May 27, 2022


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Special Assistant - Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Multiple Positions Available - Department of Parks and Recreation

Executive Director - Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement

Operations Manager - City Blossoms

Program Director - Public Allies DC

Director of Youth Programs - Horton's Kids

Programs Manager - Homeless Children's Playtime Project

Director of Afterschool Program - Maret School

Youth Education Manager - National Park Foundation

Learn24 Events

Introduction to Youth Development - June 14, 2022 (Webinar)

Structure and Clear Limits - June 22, 2022 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

A Data-Driven Learning Recovery Framework for Out-of-School Time Programs - June 1, 2022 (Webinar)

Join Foundations Inc. for a webinar to discuss the various ways to incorporate data driven results into a program's out-of-school time (OST) program. Sign up to attend here.

Creating a Mindfulness-Based, Healing-Centered Environment: An Introduction to Mindfulness for Educators - June 7, 2022 (Webinar)

This workshop hosted by School's Out Washington will discuss ways to create an environment for students that creates mindful and compassionate practices. Learn more here

Improve Mental Health Outcomes: How to Support and Empower Students and Parents - June 15, 2022 (Webinar)

This edWebinar will provide practical strategies to support and empower students and parents. Effectively supporting students and their families is critical to young people's mental wellness, learning, and thriving. Learn more here.

Developmental Assets & Developmental Relationships: Connections that Help Youth Thrive - June 21 - 22, 2022 (Webinar)

This workshop will present participants with the frameworks and bodies of research to help young people be and become their best selves. Register today to attend this webinar hosted by the Search Institute.

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

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.

Reminder: OST Office School Year 2022-23 Grant Competitions

The OST Office is accepting applications for the School Year 2022-23 Grant Competitions. Nonprofit organizations that provide District children and youth with high quality and supportive out-of-school time (OST) programs during the School Year are strongly encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm. 

Review the different grant competitions below.

School Year 2022-23 Grant Competitions:

For more information regarding the School Year 2022-23 Grant Competitions, please visit learn24.dc.gov or contact RFA.SY22-23@dc.gov.

Questions regarding any of the RFAs must be submitted to RFA.SY22-23@dc.gov by Tuesday, May 31st and the last day that answers will be published is Friday, June 3, 2022. Q&A documents can be accessed from a link located in each application.

Read about the complete listing of opportunities 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. 

Volunteer as a Grant Reviewer

The OST Office is currently accepting applications for individuals with expertise or background in youth development to serve as a grant reviewer. Current grantees and applicants are eligible to volunteer. Interested individuals should complete this brief interest form.

Train Your Team Virtually

Improve staff competencies by hosting a training through The Institute for Youth Development (The Institute). The Institute offers free virtual on-demand workshops to youth development professionals serving District of Columbia youth. A minimum commitment of 10 participants is required to host the workshop; request a training here. Email questions to learn24@dc.gov.

View the Institute for Youth Development Catalog of Workshops here

Please note: Requests should be scheduled at least six weeks in advance.


Resources from the Field

The OST Office is deeply saddened and hurt by the second mass shooting in less than two weeks.  On Saturday, May 14, 2022, a racially motivated shooting targeting Black people took place in Buffalo, New York.  This week, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, there was another shooting targeted elementary school students and faculty in Uvalde, Texas.  The entire Learn24 network mourns with the victims’ families in Uvalde and Buffalo.

During this tough time, it may be difficult for youth, families, teachers, volunteers, and staff to process these tragic events. Below you will find a few resources to help navigate these difficult conversations and situations:

Mental health helplines:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org for online emotional support
  • The Crisis Text Line connects individuals to a trained crisis counselor for free, 24/7 crisis support via text message: text NAMI to 741741
  • The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7 national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling (more info at National Institute of Mental Health): dial 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor

As the School Year concludes and summer programming begins, we wish for a safe and productive summer. 

Community Opportunities

2022 Vocational Career and Hiring Fair

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, join the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services and more than 40 companies, businesses, and organizations for an career fair at the RISE Demonstration Center. Individuals seeking employment opportunities should bring their resume and come professionally dressed. Learn more here


DPR Boost Camps are Back!

Sign up for summer camp reimagined with a focus on accelerated learning and specialized enrichment activities. Slots for youth 11-13 are still available for the following specialty camps:

  • Challenge Camp - exploration of the intersection of engineering, art, and technology.
  • Esports Camp - immersion into the world of competitive gaming.
  • Journalism Camp - exposure to digital media and the tracking of current events.
  • Robotics Camp - STEM-based camp with a focus on robotics and machine building.
  • Rocket Camp - STEM-based camp with a focus on flight and rocketry.

Learn more about enrollment here

Funding Opportunities

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

Saucony Run For Good Foundation

The Saucony Run For Good Foundation is now accepting applications for grants to help run down the childhood obesity epidemic. Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that initiate and support running programs for kids. The Saucony Run For Good Foundation has donated more than $1 million to improving the lives of children by helping to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. Grant applications must be received by Wednesday, June 15, 2022 to be considered. For more information, click here.

$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, June 19, 2022. The full application can be found here

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations that serve residents of the Washington, DC metropolitan area in the following program areas: Arts and Humanities, Community Services, Education, Health and the Environment. Applications must be received by Friday, July 1, 2022. Visit www.cafritzfoundation.org to learn more about the application process.

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

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