Grant Alerts

YouthBuild – The Department of Labor (Deadline: September 18, 2018)

Under this funding opportunity announcement , the Department of Labor will award grants through a competitive process to organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services to at-risk youth while performing meaningful work and service to their communities. In addition to construction skills training, YouthBuild applicants may include occupational skills training in other in-demand industries. This expansion into additional in-demand industries is the Construction Plus component, a priority in this grant competition.

At-Risk Colorado Youth and Family Support – The AJL Charitable Foundation (Deadline: September 28, 2018)

The AJL Charitable Foundation is committed to helping at-risk Colorado youth and families by supporting educational and humanitarian programs that provide the tools to help them succeed in life. With some exceptions, the Foundation primarily supports activities and organizations that work in education and human services. The Foundation may support organizations or programs outside of these areas on a case-by-case basis.

Pathways Out of Poverty – The Herb Block Foundation (Deadline: February 5, 2019)

The Herb Block Foundation seeks proposals which focus on improving student achievement and healthy development of young people. Projects may include in-school and community-based educational programs, after-school activities, and mentoring programs. Programs designed to increase high school graduation rates are encouraged to apply.

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  • The Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary & Trends Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) focuses on four priority areas: sexual behavior, high-risk substance use, violence victimization, and mental health. The results help in understanding the factors that contribute to the leading causes of illness, death, and disability among youth and young adults.
  • Health Services Initiative Gives States Unique Tools to Improve the Health of Low-Income Children, a blog post from the National Academy for State Health Policy, explores Health Services Initiatives, which enable states to use Children’s Health Insurance Program administrative dollars to fund innovative activities such as youth violence prevention programs and lead testing as well as efforts to improve vision and expand support services to children in foster care.
  • The 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, examines how the United States census impacts the funding of programs and services that help young children in low-income families thrive. The report also looks at trends in child well-being including economic well-being, health, education, and family and community factors.

Job Opportunities

Health Education & Program Coordinator – National Psoriasis Foundation (Portland, OR)

This position is responsible for the production and distribution of disease treatment and access to care resources for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, and plays a key role in the functioning of the Navigation Center program by equipping direct services staff with needed resources to optimally serve our patient population.

Research Associate, Evaluation Services Center – University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)

The Research Associate will participate in social, behavioral and health evaluation and research projects, including proposal development, project oversight, database management, primary and secondary data collection and analysis (qualitative and/or quantitative), and report writing. The associate will also participate as a member of applied research and evaluation project teams, actively promote and contribute to the Center’s continuous improvement, and contribute to the initiation of business development, including proposal writing. Responsibilities will also include supporting graduate assistants and junior employees in growth and needed for project work, and other evaluation and research-related responsibilities as customarily performed by an employee in a similar position.

School Nurse – West Philadelphia Achievement Charter Elementary School (Philadelphia, PA)

The School Nurse is responsible for carrying out all applicable provisions of the Pennsylvania School Health Acts. Duties include advising school principals in the planning and organization of school health programs, arranging for special tests, examinations, and immunization programs, maintaining comprehensive health records for each student, assisting in the interpretation of health needs to students, parents, and teachers, assisting families in the use of community health resources, caring for emergency illnesses and injuries, maintaining school nursing services records, and performing related work as required

School Counselor – Creative Minds International Public Charter School (Washington, D.C.)

Creative Minds International Public Charter School is seeking a Counselor to provide individual, small-group, and classroom guidance services to students. Counselors observe children during classroom and play activities and confer with their teachers and parents to evaluate and support the children’s strengths, weaknesses, or special needs. In conjunction with teachers, administrators, and outside providers the counselor will make sure that the curriculum addresses both the academic and the developmental needs of students.

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