Learn24 Newsletter - September 30, 2022


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Teen Aide - District of Columbia Public Library

Grants Management Specialist - Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement

Director - Office of Victims Services and Justice Grants

Executive Director - DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative

Youth Specialist - Youth Guidance

Community Engagement Associate - Reading Partners

President and CEO - Martha's Table

Multiple Positions Available - Horton's Kids

Program Manager - Kid Power Inc.

Learn24 Events

Self Care for Youth Workers - October 11, 2022 (Webinar) 

Introduction to Youth Development - October 12, 2022 (Webinar)

Building Community - October 13, 2022 (Webinar)

The Connection Between Stress, Trauma, and SEL - October 18, 2022 (Webinar)

Essentials of an SEL Framework - October 24, 2022 (Webinar)

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Prevention - October 25, 2022 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

Developmental Assets: The Power of One, The Power of Many - October 18-19, 2022 (Webinar)

This Developmental Assets framework webinar conducted by the Search Institute provides a broad perspective on the strengths and resources of young people. Learn 40 internal and external factors which protect against risks and promote thriving for youth.  Learn more about this webinar here

NSLA's Summer Changes Everything Conference - October 24-26, 2022 (Washington, DC)

Join nearly 1,000 cross-sector civic and education leaders at the Summer Changes Everything conference hosted by the National Summer Learning Association. This conference gathers individuals from across the United States who are focused on providing high quality summer learning experiences to every young person in the country.  Learn more here

Empowering Kindhearted Kids - October 26, 2022 (Webinar)

This Foundations Inc., training will help youth development professionals learn fun and engaging strategies to help children develop healthy identities and emotional stability. More information about this webinar and others can be found here

Introduction to Grant Writing - November 10, 2022 (Webinar)

Join Philanthropy Massachusetts for ways to prepare clear, concise, comprehensive, and competitive proposals. Participants will learn to develop measurable project goals, objectives, and outcomes required in every proposal.  Learn more here

National Afterschool Association Convention - March 19-22, 2022 (Orlando, FL)

The National Afterschool Association Convention provides OST professionals with meaningful opportunities to  inspire learning, power human connections, and more. Register today to attend.

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.

This month, our former Interim Executive Director and Supervisory Grants Management Specialist Vonia Bowie announced that she is leaving the Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Office) and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME) on September 30, 2022. The OST Office and the Learn24 network are deeply appreciative of Vonia's contributions during her tenure with the OST Office. We wish Vonia the best of luck in her future endeavors. 

Learn24 Spotlight: Highlight Your Afterschool and/or Summer Program 

In the coming months, the Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Office), located in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education is looking to spotlight some of the various high-quality afterschool and summer programs that are providing District youth with meaningful opportunities beyond the school day. The goal of this series, is to highlight the great work that many programs are currently providing to youth and families. 

Each Learn24 newsletter hopes to highlight at least one high-quality organization in a way that showcases the plethora of programs being offered to the youth and families right here in the District. Please complete no later than Friday, October 14, 2022 to be considered. Interested organizations are asked to complete this brief preliminary form.

*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. 

OST Office Summer Activity 

The OST Office is currently having discussions about hosting a summer experience that allows families the opportunity to convene with organizations to hear about the various offerings that will be available for school aged youth during the summer months. Organizations interested in participating and sharing their summer program, summer jobs, summer learning experiences, etc. should complete this form to stay informed. The survey closes Friday, December 2, 2022

Complete this brief survey 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

High-Impact Tutoring (HIT) Grant - Request for Application (RFA)

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is releasing up to $7.5 million of funding for approximately five to seven grants to support existing successful evidence-based tutoring programs to scale. The funding period will run from approximately Jan. 9, 2023 through Sept. 30, 2024.

The RFA is available on OSSE’s website as of Friday, September 16, 2022 at 12 pm. The deadline to submit an application will be Monday, October 31, 2022 at 3 pm. Please see OSSE’s HIT website for more detailed information on the HIT Grant and the grant application process. If you have any questions about the grant, please email the HIT grants team at HIT.Grants@dc.gov.


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 Thursday November 10, 2022 to be considered. To learn more information regarding deadlines, criteria, and past recipients please, click here.

Wellbeing for All Grants

Well-being for All, a Power of She Fund grant, supports women of color entrepreneurs and women of color-led organizations committed to making wellness and fitness more accessible, and to making well-being resources more inclusive to female BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities. Grants typically range between $5,000 - $10,000. The deadline to apply is Saturday, July 15, 2023. For more information regarding eligibility criteria, click here.

Kars4Kids Small Grants

The Kars4Kids Small Grant Program is dedicated to supporting educational initiatives around the country, helping impact more children. The maximum grant amount is $2,000. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, click here.

National Home Library Foundation Grant

The National Home Library Foundation grants are made available to assist in the support, promotion, and development of literacy and reading-related programs to combat illiteracy and/or encourage an interest in reading and literacy among all ages. Grants of up to $5,000 are available to organizations operating in the Greater Washington DC area. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Find out more about this grant opportunity here.

Believe in Reading

Believe in Reading awards grants to nonprofit organizations that offer existing and probably successful literacy programs. The maximum grant award amount is $10,000. Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, click here.

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

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