NEA Foundation-Learning and Leadership Grants 2016 (Deadline: 10/15/16)
Learning & Leadership grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education to fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research.
CLIF Bar Family Foundation-Small Grants for Communities (Deadline:10/1/16)
These grants are awarded for general organizational support as well as funding for specific projects.
ORIX Foundation-2017 Community Innovation Project (Dallas, TX) (Deadline: 7/31/16)
ORIX Foundation is launching a Community Innovation Project to help Dallas-area nonprofits create game-changing approaches to address social issues.
A Little Hope-Grants for Child and Youth Bereavement Support (Deadline: Rolling)
A Little HOPE, Inc. provides grant funds to organizations that offer bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or loved one.
Delta Dental of North Carolina-Smiles for Kids Grants Program (North Carolina) (Deadline: 9/30/16)
Since 2011, the Delta Dental Foundation has been providing grants to nonprofit organizations to help fund dental education initiatives and programs designed to promote children’s oral health, especially to those in underserved areas.
Health Foundation of South Florida-Healthy Eating Active Communities (Florida) (Deadline: 7/18/16)
The goal of this funding is to promote nutrition and physical activity for individuals, for families, within institutions and organizations, in communities, and through state and local public policy.
“I love this photo collection of NYC teens spending time in their neighborhoods after school. With the never-ending headlines of violence in communities, it’s a welcome glimpse of young people navigating relationships and the transition to adulthood, ‘despite the complicated and sometimes unequal social and educational systems’ they face on a daily basis.”
Summer & Food Insecurity
Access in Brief: Children’s Use of Behavioral Health Services, a recent issue brief from MACPAC, finds that children with Medicaid or CHIP are disproportionately affected by behavioral health disorders and are more likely to see a mental health professional or a general doctor for an emotional or behavioral problem than their privately insured counterparts. Additionally, children enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP were also prescribed medication for mental difficulties at a higher rate than privately insured children of the same household income level.
Vermont Passes Legislation Authorizing Dental Therapists, an article as part of research and analysis from the Pew Charitable Trusts, discusses Vermont as the third state to authorize the practice of dental therapy, joining alongside Minnesota and Maine. More information about the benefits of dental therapy can be found here.
Is Kindergarten the New First Grade? a recent study published by the American Education Research Association, compares kindergarten and first grade classrooms between 1998 and 2010. They found that over a 12-year period, kindergarten classes have become increasingly like first grade, focusing more on literacy and math, and placing much higher expectation on students than in 1998.
San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center-Director of Community Education & Strategic Partnerships (San Francisco, CA)
The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center is currently seeking a full-time Director of Community Education & Strategic Partnerships. Responsibilities of the position include an organizational Theory of Change, create and advance partnerships within San Francisco and outside of the county to improve the child abuse response system and community focus on prevention, and leading program development. Qualifications for the position include a graduate degree in law, public health, public policy, public administration, social work or a related field, at least five years of progressive roles including senior management, and experience working with nonprofit organizations. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/F9FhHpxxSnxd/
Pueblo City Schools-Registered School Nurse (Pueblo, CO)
Pueblo City Schools are currently seeking a Registered School Nurse. Responsibilities of the position include ensuring mandated health services, assessing the health of the school community, advocating for the physical and emotional safety of the school community, protecting against environmental hazards, and containing the spread of disease. Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, current Registered Nursing licensure in the state of Colorado, and current CPR, First Aid, and AED certification. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2518744
American Academy of Pediatrics-Manager of Tobacco Control Initiatives (Elk Grove Village, IL)
AAP is currently seeking a full-time Manager of Tobacco Control Initiatives. Responsibilities of the position include managing the AAP Tobacco Consortium, implementing strategies for promoting health systems change around tobacco control issues, and facilitating the development and maintenance of the website. Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s Degree in health administration, public health, health education, health policy, or a related field, 2-3 years of program management experience, and familiarity with tobacco prevention and health systems change. A Master’s Degree is preferred. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/55P6SfcCW9h4/
Woodland Public Schools-School District Licensed Practical Nurse (Woodland, WA)
Woodland Public Schools are currently seeking a full-time School District Licensed Practical Nurse. Responsibilities of the position include assessing and evaluating care for students, performing health care procedures who have been injured, and assisting in the development and evaluation of school health policies. Qualifications for the position include valid Licensed Practical Nursing licensure and current CPR and First Aid certification. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2677609
July 9-12, 2016. New Orleans, LA: American School Counselors Association Annual Conference. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.ascaconferences.org/
July 19-21, 2016. Phoenix, AZ: NACCHO Annual Conference. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.nacchoannual.org/
August 12, 2016. Washington, DC: Keeping Kids Safe: Promoting Tolerance and Inclusion Among Students to Prevent Bullying. For more information about this event, please visit: http://fpbpsummit.com/registration/
October 30 – November 3, 2016. Denver, CO: National Symposium on Juvenile Services. For more information about this event, please visit: http://npjs.org/symposium/