Learn24 Newsletter - April 3, 2023


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Program Coordinator - Department of Behavioral Health

Workforce Development Specialist Program Monitor - Department of Employment Services

Multiple Summer Positions Available - DC Department of Parks and Recreation

Office Administrator - Afterschool Alliance

Youth Advocacy Director - DC Action

Program Coordinator - National Youth Employment Coalition

Multiple Positions Available - Parents Amplifying Voices in Education

Learn24 Events

Youth Voice - April 4, 2023 (Webinar)

Cooperative Learning - April 6, 2023 (Webinar)

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

Professional Development Opportunities

Practitioners’ Lens: Schools and OST Providers on Middle and High School Social and Emotional Learning Programs - April 6, 2023 (Webinar)

Join the Forum for Youth Investment for a discussion on how the youth development field can help support young people is through the development of social and emotional skills, behaviors, and beliefs. More information can be found here.

Leaders as Learners: Cultivating the Community - April 12, 2023 (Webinar)

Every adult in a young person’s life family members, educators, coaches, mentors influences their social, emotional, and academic development. When adults also have meaningful and inclusive opportunities to practice social and emotional learning, and systems that support them, our communities thrive. This webinar hosted by CASEL Cares will strengthen individuals work, encourage new approaches, and eager to learn more. Register to attend here.

Caregiver Conversations: Identity, Justice and Activism in Childhood— A Book Discussion with Author Tiffany Jewell and Moderators, Ali Kamanda and Jorge Redmond - April 18, 2023 (Webinar)

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will host a thoughtful virtual conversation about Identity, Justice, and Activism in childhood with nationally recognized educators and best-selling authors. Register to attend this webinar here

How to Support Your Staff - April 19, 2023 (Webinar)

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement will provide an overview of best practices when managing staff as well as how to promote a culture in which coaching, communication and feedback are the cornerstones. Register here.

Program Quality Assessment (PQA) Basics for the Youth & School-Age PQAs - April 19-20, 2023 (Webinar)

This workshop conducted by the Forum for Youth Investment provides an introduction to the Youth Program Quality Intervention and Program Quality Assessment and prepares participants to conduct a self-assessment. Register to attend 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.

The OST Office Presents: Summer In The City

Thank you to everyone who attended Summer in the City on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Attendees were able to hear directly from community based-organizations and government agencies about the various opportunities available for District of Columbia youth during the summer months. Please submit your feedback on the event no later than Friday, April 7, 2023. View some photos from the event here

Stay tuned for future conferences and events, hosted by Learn24.


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.

Tax Check Off

Support OST Programs This Tax Season

Support out-of-school-time (OST) programs this tax season by making a Contribution to Taxpayer Support for Afterschool Programs for At-Risk Students, under the contributions section on Schedule U, Part II, line 2 of the 2022 DC Individual Income Tax Form. Contributions will be used by the OST Office to support grants to organizations that provide educational and enrichment opportunities for homeless youth or those residing at public housing communities.

FY23 OST Youth Scholarships Now Available

The OST Youth Scholarship Program is a new program, managed by the Greater Washington Community Foundation, with the goal of increasing access to OST programs for students with specific needs. Specifically, the program will support students who may be identified as at-risk. 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 2023.

Learn more here.

Learn24 Spotlight

KRoussaw Foundation

The KRoussaw Foundation provides a mentorship program for youth ages 7-17 that partners with the community to bring resources and knowledge to the youth to help combat some of the disparities that they face in everyday life. KRoussaw is committed to eradicating social and economic disadvantages, within underserved communities, through education, resources, and awareness of self.

Learn more about Horton's Kids and their programming 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

$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, April 16, 2023. The full application can be found here

Philip L. Graham Fund

The Philip L. Graham Fund supports local nonprofit organizations that provide both essential and enriching programs to the communities in the Washington, DC area. Grant awards of up to $75,000 will be awarded in the following interest areas; arts and humanities, community endeavors, education, and health and human services. Applications are due by Monday, April 24, 2023. Learn more about focus areas, eligibility criteria, deadlines, and past awardees by clicking here

The Tommy Wilson Memorial Grant

Shape America is accepting applications for the Tommy Wilson Memorial Grant to support recreational programs for individuals with disabilities. Grants are awarded up to $1,500 per year. For consideration, applications must be received by Thursday, June 1, 2023. Review the application here.

Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards

Chick-fil-A provides grants to nonprofit organizations that are working to strengthen neighborhoods and cities through the annual True Inspiration Awards. Organizations must be working in the areas of education, hunger, or homelessness. Awarded grants will range between $50,000 and $350,000. The deadline to apply is Thursday, June 1, 2023. 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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