Learn24 Newsletter - April 24, 2023


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Job Opportunities

Multiple Positions - Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington

Director of Individual Giving - Levine Music

Quality Resources Supervisor  - Department on Disability Services 

Multiple Summer Positions Available - DC Department of Parks and Recreation

Communications Associate - Afterschool Alliance

Youth Advocacy Director - DC Action

Multiple Positions Available - Parents Amplifying Voices in Education (PAVE)


Learn24 Events

Mental Health First Aid

This is a class that provides you with a rich understanding of the signs and what to do if you encounter someone with mental illness. At the end of this helpful training, you will earn a 3 year certification.

April 29, 8:30am-3:00pm

Register here.

Professional Development Opportunities

Is Your Non-Profit Website Accessible to People with Disabilities? May 17,2023 (Webinar)

Register and join us for this free webinar to learn if your nonprofit’s website is accessible to people with disabilities. in this course we will learn tips on how to make you website easily accessible to people with disabilities so that they able to receive your services. 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.

DC Summer Programs

Summer is Almost Here: Be Ready!

School will soon be out and thousands of youth across the District will be in need of supervised programs during the summer months. If you are a community-based organization offering summer programming, please be sure to update your profile in the Learn24 Program Finder to help ensure families can learn about your program and access your services.

Families may use the Learn24 Program Finder to identify  and register for programs that best meet their summer break needs. Search programs by location, ages served, types, and areas of interest.


FY23 OST Youth Scholarships Now Available

Interested in enrolling your child in a summer program but cant afford the fee? Apply for a scholarship. Scholarships of up to $10,000 are available for individual students for use in approved OST activities in calendar year 2023, including summer programming.

The OST Youth Scholarship Program is a new program, in its second year, and it is 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 and/or in need of specific supports. 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 the availability of funding. 

If you are an OST provider serving families in need of support, please refer them to the OST Scholarship program, to help ensure access to quality services for all children and youth across the District.


Needs Assessment

The DC Policy Center has completed the OST Office's Needs Assessment. Out-of-school time programs, such as afterschool and summer programs, are important to many families the District of Columbia. The full findings of the needs assessment can be reviewed here.


2022 Annual Report

Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report

The OST Office has recently released its 2022 Annual Report. The report can be found here.


Learn24 Spotlight

Project Create Arts Center

Project Create is a community-based nonprofit that promotes creative youth development through multi-disciplinary arts education and enrichment.

Learn more about their mission and programming here.


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.

Youth Mental Health First AidApril 26, 9:00 am:

This is a class that provides you with a rich understanding of the signs and what to do if you encounter someone with mental illness. At the end of this helpful training, you will earn a 3 year certification.

Space is limited! Register today.


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

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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