Learn24 Newsletter - July 22, 2022


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Chief of Staff - Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education

Library Associate - District of Columbia Public Library

Management Analyst - Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Special Assistant for Grant Programs - Mayor's Office on Community Affairs

Youth Development Senior Manager - Special Olympics, Inc.

Advance Associate - Smithsonian Institute

Brand and Communications Director - Education for Employment

Program Specialist - PeerForward

Professional Development Opportunities

Connections Can Begin With a Simple Question - July 28, 2022 (Webinar)

In this webinar conducted by CASEL Cares, hear directly from practitioners about how they foster real connections with very little prep time. Register today to learn more.

Demystifying Systemic Social and Emotional Learning: 10-Part Series - July 29, 2022 (Webinar)

Supportive discipline policies and practices are instructive, restorative, developmentally appropriate, and equitably applied. Join CASEL Cares for insights on prioritizing academic, social, and emotional learning for all students.

You Gotta Laugh! – Using Laughter and Humor to Promote Yourself and Your Afterschool Program! - August 10, 2022 (Webinar)

Join Foundations Inc. as they continue their weekly webinar series for youth development professionals. This webinar will focus on using laughter and humor to promote an afterschool program. Sign up to attend here.

Self-Care & Emotion Coaching - August 15, 2022 (Webinar)

During this virtual training, participants will learn strategies while framing self-care as an essential practice for working with young people. Much of the workshop will focus on both practicing and brainstorming simple self-care strategies and principles. Sign up to attend this  training hosted by School's Out Washington.

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, July 28, 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, July 26th at 5:00 pm for consideration. 

Register here to attend.  

Help Families Locate Your OST Program 

Help families by listing your out-of-school time (OST) 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. 

Community Opportunities

Youth at the Center 2022

This one day event hosted by Fair Chance DC and Mentor Maryland DC is designed for executives of youth serving and mentoring organizations in DC and the surrounding DC metro region. This event will feature youth speakers, panelists, and young people as subject matter experts. There will be time for the youth development professionals in attendance to network with a purpose and collaboratively take our ability to serve young people to the next level. Learn more about this event here.


LEAD (Leadership in Equity, Action, & Discourse) Conference

Sidwell Friends School and Howard University have partnered together to host the LEAD (Leadership in Equity, Action & Discourse) Conference focused on lifting necessary conversations about equity in education and beyond. On August 4 & 5, 2022, join hundreds of educators as well as business and non-profit leaders from varying backgrounds in the Washington, DC area to engage in powerful workshops and lectures. Learn more here


Funding Opportunities

Learn24 OST Youth Scholarship Program

The Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Office) is excited to partner with the Greater Washington Community Foundation to help provide OST programs to students with specific needs. Examples of programs that the scholarship may support include, but are not limited to, programs designed specifically for students with disabilities, advanced learners, and English Language Learners. Individuals not considered at-risk may also be eligible to receive a scholarship based on need and availability of funding. Scholarships of up to $10,000 are available for individual students for use in approved OST activities in calendar year 2022. The minimum scholarship award is $1,000. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, please click here

Fiscal Year 2023 Safe Passage Safe Blocks Request for Applications

The OST Office, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME), and the Bowser Administration invites nonprofits with strong relationships within the community, and expertise providing youth programs, to apply for the Fiscal Year 2023 Safe Passage Safe Blocks (SPSB) request for applications. The SPSB programs will provide students safe routes to and from school and provide an afterschool program offering mediation and conflict resolution skill-building. The OST Office anticipates awarding up to $1.5 million in total awards for Fiscal Year 2023 SPSB grants. The maximum grant award amount is $1,000,000 dollars. The deadline to apply is Monday, August 8, 2022 at 5:00 pm. 

View the complete RFA here. Applications must be submitted here.

Events DC Community Grant Program

The Events DC Community Grant Program provides financial support to qualified nonprofit organizations dedicated to supporting children through sports, performing arts, or cultural arts in the District of Columbia. The maximum grant amount is $25,000. Applications must be received by Monday, August  1, 2022. Apply here.

Ben and Jerry's Foundation Grant

The Ben and Jerry's Foundation is currently accepting applications from grassroots organizations throughout the United States that are working to help themselves and their communities create broad systems change through community organizing and movement-building efforts.  The maximum grant amount is $30,000.  Applications must be received by Monday, August  15, 2022 by 4:00 pm to be considered. View the complete application and guidelines here

Venable Foundation Grant

The Venable Foundation is offering grants to nonprofit organizations in the Washington, DC area for projects that benefit underrepresented communities and low-income areas. Funding priorities include the environment, health, arts and culture, workforce development, education, youth impact, human services, and legal services. The average grant size is $10,000. Applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, September 1, 2022 to be considered. For more information, please click here


CREATE ACTION is seeking grant applicants committed to serving their local communities in areas such as STEAM/academic enrichment, workforce development, and non-profit services for underserved and under-represented groups. Selected organizations will receive a grant of $50,000, Sony Electronics products, and a custom-created promotional film, as well as other opportunities for collaboration, partnership, and marketing support. Applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, March 9, 2023 to be considered. For more information, please click here.

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

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