Learn24 Newsletter - March 17, 2023


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Data Analyst - Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education

Grants Management Specialist - Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants

Recreation Specialist - DC Department of Parks and Recreation

Multiple Positions Available - BUILD Metro DC

Youth Programming Director - Washington Nationals

Program Coordinator - National Youth Employment Coalition

Museum Experience Associate - National Children's Museum

Multiple Positions Available - Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center

Learn24 Events

Conflict Resolution for Youth Workers - March 21, 2023 (Washington, DC)

OST Commission - March 23, 2023 (Webinar)

Summer in the City 2023 - March 25, 2023 (Washington, DC)

(Grantees Only) Fireside Chat with Executive Director of the OST Office - March 28, 2023 (Webinar)

Youth Voice - April 4, 2023 (Webinar)

Cooperative Learning - April 6, 2023 (Webinar)

LGBTQIA + Identity and Definitions - April 11, 2023 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

Understanding Social Emotional Development and a Way to Healing - March 27, 2023 (Webinar)

Join this webinar hosted by the Minnesota Association for Children's Health to explore ways to foster healing by focusing on each child’s needs and examining how to support families by exploring resources that help families support children at home. Register to attend here.

Accelerate Summer Learning with Newsela ELA - March 28, 2023 (Webinar)

Join Newsela for a 30 minute deep dive into how Newsela ELA can help build a strong summer learning program. More information can be found here.

Summer Planning Bootcamp - March 29-30, 2023 (Webinar)

Join the National Summer Learning Association to learn some valuable strategies and ideas that will benefit youth during the summer months. Register to attend this webinar here

Elevate Your Afterschool and Enrichment Program With Curacubby! - April 6, 2023 (Webinar)

Join the National Afterschool Association and Curacubby for an interactive webinar to experience the benefits of a digital solution to effectively run an afterschool or enrichment program. Register to attend here.

2023 Forum National Conference - May 10-12, 2023 (Detroit, Michigan)

Save the date for the 2023 Forum National Conference in Detroit, Michigan hosted by the Forum for Youth Investment. This unique national conference is dedicated to strengthening programs, supporting system leaders and practitioners, and working to bring about a world where all young people reach their fullest potential. Register 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.

Summer In the City 2023


The OST Office Presents: Summer In The City

On Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, join the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education's (DME) Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Office) for a resource-gathering and networking event. DC community members will hear directly from local partner organizations and DC agencies about summer programs, summer jobs, learning experiences, and more.

More than 40 partners will be present to talk about the different summer opportunities available for school-aged youth during the summer months. 

Register to attend today!

Upcoming Workshops Hosted by 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.

Space is limited! Register today.

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 virtual public meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2023, 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.

Individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to comment at a public meeting are asked to notify the OST Office in advance by email at learn24@dc.gov. Individuals should furnish their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and organizational affiliation, if any, and if available, submit one electronic copy of their testimony by the close of business on Tuesday, March 21st at 5:00 pm

Register here to attend. 

Reminder: RFA Seeking Subcontractors to Work Directly with Coordinating Entities in Summer 2023

On behalf of Learn24 Coordinating Entities that will be announced in March, the OST Office is accepting applications from high-quality subcontractors (vendors) to provide educational, social, emotional, and/or physical health opportunities and activities for children at DC Housing Authority and DC Department of Human Services short-term family housing sites. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 22, 2023 at 5:00 pm. 

This opportunity is intended for any local business, nonprofit, or individual interested in providing direct programming for children and youth ages 5 –17 (Grades K-12) with an engaging, fun, and educational camp experience. DCHS and DHS sites have not yet been identified and will be determined by the CEs as Summer 2023 approaches. 

Vendors may request to offer programming to a specific age group or target population and must describe the population they wish to serve. Applicants must ensure and maintain an adult to participant ratio of at least 1:15 at all times. Deadline to apply is Wednesday March 22, 2023, at 5:00 pm

  • Complete application here
  • View the complete RFA here.

For more information, please contact learn24@dc.gov.

March - Grantee Fireside Chat with the Executive Director of the OST Office

Join the Dr. Shontia Lowe, Executive Director of the Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Office) for a informal conversation about your OST Office experience. These meetings will be held quarterly and will provide grantees and opportunity to hear directly from the Executive Director regarding updates coming out of the OST Office, candidly share your experience with our Office as a grantee, and to provide constructive feedback that would support the growth and development of the OST Office. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 2:00 pm. Register here to attend. 


Support OST Programs This Tax Season

Consider supporting out-of-school-time (OST) programs this tax season by making a Contribution to Taxpayer Support for Afterschool Programs for At-Risk Students on your DC individual income tax form, under the contributions section on Schedule U part II, line 2. These funds will support grants to help bring safe and meaningful opportunities to youth in the District of Columbia beyond the school day.

A contribution of as little as $1.00 can make a major impact! 

Learn24 Spotlight

Resources to Inspire Students & Educators (RISE DC)

Resources to Inspire Students and Educators (RISE DC) provides a summer reading literacy program called  WordSTARS, which provides individualized lesson planning and intense tutoring to high school students who are below reading grade level. The program provides a holistic approach to assessing students reading and writing capabilities while providing intervention and engaging tutoring techniques for successful outcomes. WordSTARS students are then graduated into RISE College Prep Plus Program (CPP), which provides out-of-school mentoring and support with all pre-college processes including financial aid, college tours, personal statement writing and advising. 

More information regarding RISE DC and their successes in the community can be found here

Funding Opportunities

DPR Rec for ALL Community Grants

DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced that applications are also now being accepted for DPR’s Rec for ALL Community Grants to support programs, activities, and events for young District residents. These grants will empower community-based organizations to engage youth ages 6-18 through recreation with an emphasis on those with barriers to access. The $3 million investment is expected to support at least 250 grants that will reach over 10,000 DC youth. Rec for ALL Grants include:

  • Support Grants – Up to $5,000 that can be used to purchase equipment, supplies, or materials for existing programs.
  • Engagement Grants – Up to $10,000 to support field trips and other enrichment activities.
  • Event and Travel Grants – Up to $10,000 to provide travel to athletic competitions for youth groups.
  • Programming Grants – Up to $150,000 in funding geared toward established organizations to fund the expansion of new or existing recurring programs.

Applications will be accepted on an on-going rolling basis until Monday, July 30, 2023 or until funds are exhausted. Learn more about this opportunity here

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is accepting applications for its Youth Literacy Grant Competition. Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to support the implementation or expanding existing literacy programs, purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives,  or purchasing books, materials, or software for literacy programs.  Applications must be received by Thursday, April 27, 2023. Program guidelines, a list of previous grant recipients, and application instructions are available here.

Humanities DC - Capacity Building Grants

Humanities DC is providing capacity building grants to organizations to assist with strengthening the capacity of humanities-focused nonprofit organizations to advance their mission and serve communities across the DC region. The maximum award amount is $25,000. Applications must be received by Tuesday, May 2, 2023 by 5:59 pm to be considered. To read the full request for proposals please, click here.

Classics For Kids Foundation

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 Friday, June 30, 2023. For more information regarding eligibility criteria, click here.

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

Weekly newsletter of funding opportunities.

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