Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation-Innovation Grants for Disadvantaged Youth (Boston, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Washington, DC) (Deadline: 4/19/16)
The purpose of this funding is to support innovative and potentially replicable programs or services designed to helping underprivileged youth reach their full potential.
Community Foundation for the National Capital Region-Fund for Children, Youth and Families (DC, MD, VA) (Deadline: 3/31/16)
The Fund for the Children, Youth and Families was established to invest in the betterment of underserved children, youth, and families.
Kansas Health Foundation-Recognition Grants (Deadline: 9/15/16)
Recognition Grants expand the Kansas Health Foundation’s support to a broad range of organizations throughout the state.
U.S. Soccer Foundation-Safe Places to Play Grant (Deadline:5/27/16)
The U.S. Soccer Foundation awards grants on an annual basis to support field-building initiatives in underserved areas nationwide.
The Braitmayer Foundation-Grants for Innovation in K-12 Education (Deadline: 3/15/16)
The Foundation is interested in proposals utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States.
Idaho Community Foundation-Regional Competitive Grants for Education and Health Programs (Idaho) (Deadline: Multiple)
The mission of the Idaho Community Foundation is “To Enrich the Quality of Life Throughout Idaho.”
“As one of the sites of the Center’s current work in communities to understand how innovative partnerships are resulting in better outcomes for kids, Vancouver Public Schools stands out as a leader in thinking creatively about how to partner with community organizations for the benefit of Vancouver’s families. This piece in Ed Week highlights some of their successes and the thought behind building their community partnerships. For more information and guidance around how to sustain initiatives similar to Vancouver, visit the Center’s newest resource, Partner Build Grow.”
March is National Nutrition Month
Strengthening Our Future: Key Elements to Developing a TRAUMA-INFORMED Juvenile Justice Diversion Program for Youth with Behavioral Health Conditions, a recent publication from the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice at Policy Research Associates, Inc., offers a “description of a trauma-informed juvenile justice diversion approach with examples of how some states are beginning to address and implement trauma-informed systems of care for youth and their families.”
Trends in Third Grade Reading Proficiency, a new policy brief from DC Action for Children, analyzes the DC CAS scores from 2007-2014, finding that third grade reading proficiency in the District of Columbia did not improve at all during that time frame, and that there was a decline in reading scores for economically disadvantaged and black third graders.
Using Existing Large Scale Data to Study Early Care and Education Among Hispanics, a series of research briefs from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families, look at current data to examine low-income Latino families’ ECE interactions, the strengths and challenges of these data, and potential new research questions that could be answered. The Center has also recently released the brief, “A National Portrait of Hispanic Children in Need”, which examines the number and household circumstances of low-income children who may be in need based on their family’s economic resources and whether they are in deep poverty, poverty, or near poverty.
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago-Policy Analyst, Voices of Youth Count Site Director (Chicago, IL)
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is currently seeking a full time Policy Analyst for the Voices of Youth Count Site Director. Responsibilities of the position include serving as a resource to troubleshoot issues that arise in the field, engaging stakeholders, providing insight on how to publicize the VoYC research components that will maximize successful implementation, and partnering with sites on the analysis of site-specific content and conducting youth surveys. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in social work, public policy, education, public health, or a relevant field, professional experience with unaccompanied runaway and homeless youth, and the ability to work with a broad array of stakeholders. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/GJmkhgWMCSCp/
Corvallis Environmental Center-Farm to School Coordinator (Corvallis, OR)
The Corvallis Environmental Center is currently seeking a full-time Farm to School Coordinator. Responsibilities of the position include coordinating and leading summer camps, developing and implementing new education programs, administering program evaluations, and managing volunteers and interns. Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s Degree, work experience in education, community food systems, public health, environmental or food policy, or a related field, and excellent communications skills. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/farm-to-school-coordinator/
AccessMatters-Director of Research and Evaluation (Philadelphia, PA)
AccessMatters is currently seeking a full-time Director of Research and Evaluation. Responsibilities of the position include managing research and evaluation collaborations, developing protocols and budgets to provide research consultation services, implementing and managing evaluation studies and multi-year research projects, and participating in professional organizations and review articles, abstracts, and proposals. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in public health, social work, or related field, experience conducting research related to sexual and reproductive health topics or maternal child health, and at least five years of experience in research and evaluation projects including statistical applications of data. A Doctoral Degree is preferred. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/K49jNKS8cSCp/
Latino Network-Policy & Civic Engagement Manager (Portland, OR)
Latino Network is currently seeking a full-time Policy & Civic Engagement Manager. Responsibilities of the position include directing and implementing annual curriculum for leadership programs, promoting programs at meetings and conferences, working to develop and implement an education, civic leadership, and social justice policy agenda, and proactively analyzing initiatives and legislation that can assist the Network in carrying out policy initiatives. Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s Degree, four years of management, policy, and program development experience, and knowledge of systemic political, economic and social issues affecting Oregon Latinos and policy and decision-making processes at the local, state and national levels. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/hHcZ4tCM9NH4/
March 10, 2016, 2:00-3:00 PM ET.Webinar: Polling on Youth Issues: Effective Best Practices. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.readyby21.org/events/webinars/polling-youth-issues-effective-best-practices
March 16, 2016, 2:00-3:00 PM ET. Webinar: Thought Leader Roundtable: Job Skills and Minority Youth: Putting Theory into Practice. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.readyby21.org/events/webinars/thought-leader-roundtable-job-skills-and-minority-youth-putting-theory-practice
June 19-22, 2016. Atlanta, GA: National Conference on School Discipline. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.sdiscipline.com/
March 15, 2016, 1:00 PM ET. CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Addressing Health Disparities in Early Childhood. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/
March 17, 2016, 3:00-4:15 PM EDT. Webinar: Creating a Safe Space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students. For more information about this event, please visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/555479141151496706