Learn24 Newsletter - September 11, 2023


Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

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Job Opportunities

Learning & Talent Program Manager - District of Columbia Human Resources

School Academic Scheduling and Support Specialist - District of Columbia Public Schools

Engagement Manager - DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative

District Leadership Program (Paid Internship Opportunity) - Multiple Government Agencies

Youth Development Specialist - YMCA of Metropolitan DC

College and Career Services Manager - Urban Alliance

Project Coordinator - National Children's Museum

Learn24 Events

Conflict Resolution - September 20, 2023 (Washington, DC)

Introduction to Youth Development - September 26, 2023 (Webinar)

September: Fireside Chat with Executive Director - September 26, 2023 (Webinar)

Commission on Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Commission) Public Meeting - September 28, 2023 (Webinar)

Professional Development Opportunities

The ED Games EXPO 2023 - September 20-21, 2023 (Washington, DC)

This conference hosted by the Institute of Education Sciences will cover a range of content for all ages of learners, including in areas such as early learning, STEAM, reading, civics and social studies, English learning, healthy development, career and technical education, special education, and educator professional development. Test out more than 150 different learning games and technologies by registering here.

SEL Method - Essentials of an SEL Framework - September 26, 2023 (Webinar)

Attendees at this workshop hosted by Schools Out Washington will engage participants in examining SEL efforts in the context of both the field’s commitment to Positive Youth Development and the research, resources, and supports driving the adoption of SEL practices in staff practices, program management, and continuous quality improvement efforts. Register here.

Event-Based Fundraising - October 4, 2023 (Webinar)

Gain knowledge and receive a comprehensive overview about implementing event-based fundraising in the nonprofit arena at this workshop hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement. Learn the best practices for a range of events from annual galas to conferences. Register to attend here

National Summer Learning Association Summer Learning Summit - October 9-11, 2023 (Washington, DC)

Join the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) to celebrate 30 years of impact at the Summer Learning Summit being held in Washington, DC. Learn more about this  webinar 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.

Mayor Bowser Awards $22 Million to District Organizations Providing Out-of-School Time Programs

Last Month, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Deputy Mayor for Education Paul Kihn, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Christina Grant, and the Executive Director of the Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Office) Dr. Shontia Lowe, announced that more than $22 million will be awarded to more than 120 nonprofit organizations that offer out-of-school time (OST) programming. These funds will expand opportunities for more than 15,000 District of Columbia school-aged youth. These programs will also provide a range of free and low-cost OST programs focusing on academic achievement, creative and performing arts, athletics, STEM, financial literacy, career development, and more.

View the full press release here.

Afterschool in the City

Afterschool In The City 2023

Thank you to everyone who attended Afterschool in the City 2023 on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center. The OST Office would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to all the families, nonprofit  organizations, community members, government agencies, and our outstanding youth MCs who helped make Afterschool in the City 2023 such a great experience. Attendees had the unique opportunity to engage directly with nonprofit organizations and government agencies, gaining valuable insights into the afterschool opportunities awaiting District of Columbia's youth during the School Year.

We kindly request attendees/participants' feedback on the event by Friday, September 29, 2023. Your insights are crucial in helping us enhance future experiences.

Complete this brief feedback survey here

Please stay connected with us for upcoming workshops and events, thoughtfully hosted by Learn24. 

Upcoming Virtual Workshops from The Institute for Youth Development 

The OST Office's 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. 

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

Join Dr. Shontia Lowe, Executive Director of the Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Office) on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at 2:00 pm as we continue the ongoing conversation with grantees. Grantees will have the opportunity to share their first-hand experiences with the OST Office. 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 provide constructive feedback that would benefit the growth and development of the OST Office.

Register here to attend. 

Please Note: This meeting is specifically designed for organizations that currently receive funding from the OST Office. 

Commission on Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes Public Meeting

There will be an OST Commission Meeting dedicated to discussing and voting on the final draft of the OST Office's 2023-2026 Strategic Plan on Thursday, September 28, 2023, at 6:00 pm. Any individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to comment at this meeting should notify the OST Office in advance by email at learn24@dc.gov.   Individuals should furnish their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and organizational affiliation, and submit one electronic copy of their testimony two business days prior to the meeting. 

Register here to attend. 

Learn24 Spotlight

Peace thru Culture

Peace thru Culture provides specific outcomes to enrich, expose, and engage youth ages 12-18 in global citizenship. Peace thru Culture Global Trek programs are hosted in the Americas (North, South, and Central) and the Caribbean, providing an excellent backdrop for STEM + Arts, Service Learning, Civics, Language (Spanish, French, English), and Cultural Immersion. The Peace thru Culture Global Trek study abroad programs are curated by educators and tourism gurus with more than 20 years experience in their perspective fields to produce unique, educational, and safe travel experiences.

Learn more about Peace thru Culture here


Community Opportunities

District Leadership Program (DLP) - Paid Internship Opportunity

The District of Columbia Government’s Department of Human Resources is proud to offer its District Leadership Program (DLP). The DLP is an internship program designed to provide tomorrow’s leaders with the knowledge, tools, skills, and experiences that can be readily applied to their future challenges and pursuits, whether personal or professional. The Year Round FY 24 program will operate from Monday, October 23, 2023 - Friday, May 24th 2024. It is a part time 24 hours per week internship experience.

Learn more here

Funding Opportunities

Constellation’s Community Champions Grant Program

Constellation’s Community Champions program invites organizations to apply for small grants (up to $500) from Constellation for causes that are important to the community. Preferred consideration will be given to those requests where the project, organization, or initiative focuses on education, environment, or youth. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, September 15, 2023, to be considered. For more information regarding eligibility criteria, click here.

Diverse City Fund Grants

Diverse City Fund is a grantmaking organization dedicated to racial & social justice that invests financial and social capital that transforms systems in DC.  This opportunity is available to any BIPOC-led, DC, community-based organizations, or groups, including startups, located in Washington DC. Successful awardees can receive up to $15,000. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 25, 2023. Learn more about eligibility, selection criteria, information sessions, and more 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 Saturday, September 30, 2023. For more information regarding eligibility criteria, click here.

American Association of University Women Community Action Grants

The American Association of University Women is offering grant assistance to community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Grant awards range from $3,000 to $10,000. Applications must be received by Wednesday, November 15, 2023. View information regarding eligibility, selection criteria, regulations, required components, and more 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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