Learn24 Newsletter - December 16, 2022


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Recreation Specialist - DC Department of Parks and Recreation

Program Support Specialist - Department of Human Services

Program Manager - Office of Migrant Services

Education Programs Manager - KID Museum

Program Coordinator - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Multiple Positions Available - City Kids Wilderness Project

Director of Development - Asian American LEAD

Learn24 Events

Core Competencies of Youth Workers - January 9, 2023 (Webinar)

Activity and Game Design Workshop - January 10, 2023 (Webinar)

Ask, Listen, Encourage - January 11, 2023 (Webinar)

Developmental Youth Outcomes - January 18, 2023 (Webinar)

Tools for Effective Communication - January 19, 2023 (Washington, DC)

OST Commission Meeting - January 26, 2023 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

Improving Executive Function Skills Through Task Planning and Time Management - January 23, 2023 (Webinar)

During the edWebinar, we explore specific planning skills and how they can help students be more aware of their workload and how they can use this knowledge to improve their time-management skills. All this ties into executive function skills such as organization, planning, shifting, and initiating, to name a few. At the end of the session, viewers should have a clear set of strategies they can use in class to help students improve their metacognitive skills and foster improved executive function skills. Register here.

State of the Field 2023: SEL at a Crossroads - January 27, 2023 (Webinar)

Join Dr. Samuel and Dr. Shriver of CASEL CARES in a fireside chat as they reflect on a year of politics, policy, and promising practices – and begin building the agenda for the new year. Learn more about this opportunity here.  

Work/Life Balance in the Digital World - February 23, 2023 (Webinar)

In this course, hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement attendees will learn how to develop better relationships with work, life, and technology in order to increase wellness and productivity. Register to attend 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.

Have a Safe and Enjoyable Holiday Season!

The team at the Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Office) would like to wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable holiday season and best wishes heading into the new year. 

Wishing Debra All the Best in Her Next Journey!

Yesterday, was Debra Eichenbaum's last day with the OST Office as she will now relax and spend some valuable time with family. Debra has spent the last 5 years working tirelessly in the OST Office and 2 years prior helping the set-up team establish protocols, bi-laws, and the framework that would govern the OST Office. The entire Learn24 network is extremely fortunate to have had someone so committed, knowledgeable, and passionate about the work. Join the OST Office and the Learn24 network in wishing Debra well in her next journeys. Debra your contributions and work will be missed!


OST Community Conversation Flyer

Join Deputy Mayor for Education Paul Kihn and Dr. Shontia Lowe, Executive Director of the OST Office, for a virtual discussion on how DC can ensure all of our youth have access to quality, engaging, educational, and enriching activities and opportunities beyond school hours.

OST programming plays an essential role in supporting the academic and socio-emotional wellbeing of our students. Please join us for this important discussion to ask questions and to share your ideas to help inform our work. You can RSVP for the virtual event at tinyurl.com/OSTConvo.

January 2023 Workshops Hosted by The Institute for Youth Development 

The Institute for Youth Development has announced the list of workshops that will be held in January 2023. Youth development professionals interested in improving their interactions with youth should register to attend one or more workshops below. 

Space is limited! Register today.

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.

Community Opportunities

Fair Chance DC: 2023 Praxis Partnership for Small Nonprofits 

Fair Chance is currently accepting applications for the Praxis Partnership; a free, one-year, customized capacity building program for small nonprofits who serve children, youth, and families experiencing poverty in Washington, DC. Praxis Partners typically are organizations with budgets between $250K – $1M that are looking to build their infrastructure and take their organizations to the next level. Priority is given to organizations with leaders who have shared lived experience with the communities they serve. Application information session is Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 9:00 am – register here. Applications are due by Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 5:00 pm. Learn more about this opportunity here.

Funding Opportunities

2023 Summer Strong DC Grant Competitions

The Bowser Administration and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education's (DME) Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Office) have released the  2023 Summer Strong Grant Competitions. The OST Office anticipates awarding up to $3.9 million dollars to nonprofit organizations that provide District children and youth with high quality and supportive out-of-school time (OST) programs during the summer months. Qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is Monday, January 9, 2023 at 5:00 pm.

Review the different grant competitions below.

2023 Summer Strong Grant Competitions:

Below you will find a few resources to support potential applicants:

For more information regarding the 2023 Summer Strong Grant Competitions, Information Sessions, or to ask specific questions, visit learn24.dc.gov or contact RFASummer23@dc.gov.

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 Saturday, December 31, 2022. For more information regarding eligibility criteria, click here

Middle School OST Programs Eligible for $100k in Grants

The New York Life Foundation is seeking applicants for its Aim High local grant program to support the ability of local community-based afterschool and summer learning programs to provide the foundational skills and guidance that middle school students need to be prepared for the critical transition into high school.  A total of 40 grant awards will be made nationwide. The maximum grant award for this competition is $100,000. Applications must be received by Wednesday, February 1, 2023.  Learn more about the application process here.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington is accepting applications to be a member of the 2023-24 Catalogue. The Catalogue for Philanthropy recognizes some of the best high-impact‚ community-based nonprofits in the Washington, DC region. Applications must be received by Tuesday, February 14, 2023 to be considered.  Click here for more information, benefits, eligibility criteria, and areas of interest.

Believe in Reading

Believe in Reading awards grants to nonprofit organizations that offer existing and provably 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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