Grant Alerts

Family Literacy Initiative – William Penn Foundation (WPF) (Deadline: June 29, 2018)

The Family Literacy Initiative will increase access to two-generation literacy programming in Philadelphia. This initiative will help organizations deepen and expand the connections between adult and child literacy programming and improve language and literacy skills and practices for adults and children. WPF requests Letters of Inquiry for three-year projects that embrace a two-generation approach to engaging children and families in literacy building activities. WPF seeks to fund 5-7 programs in Philadelphia that focus on implementing best practices from the field of family literacy and include explicit programming for adults and children as well as inter-generational literacy activities.

Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety – Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (Deadline: July 2, 2018)

The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications to the Center To Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety.  The purpose of the Center is to provide technical assistance to support states and districts in the implementation of social and emotional learning evidence-based programs and practices.

Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Deadline: July 6, 2018)

 The purpose of this grant program is to address one of the nation’s top substance abuse prevention priorities: underage drinking among persons aged 9 to 20. SPF-PFS is designed to ensure that prevention strategies and messages reach the populations most impacted by substance abuse. The program extends current established cross-agency and community-level partnerships by connecting substance abuse prevention programming to departments of social services and their community service providers.


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Promoting Safety Through Relationships

By: Olga Acosta Price, Director of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

I am the very proud mother of a young man of color (and an elementary-age daughter of color- have to mention her so she doesn’t get jealous!) but I am also an anxious mother who, in light of the recent tragedies at Sante Fe and Parkland HS, is having a harder time sending her son off to middle school every day. As the director of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) and an associate professor at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at GW I know that despite public perceptions, schools remain one of the safest places for our children.  Yet, my parental concern is not without some merit, especially when layered on top of the anxiety about my son encountering law enforcement- whether in or out of school. Read More


New Resources

  • Social emotional learning provides students with the skills they need to lead healthy, productive lives. However, there are barriers that prevent many students of color and other marginalized youth from developing social and emotional competencies. A new research brief from Penn State University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation identifies five barriers that hinder healthy social, emotional, and academic development (SEAD) and identifies opportunities that could better support equitable access to SEAD.
  • Education Post has recently published the Op-Ed, “Effective Early Education Requires Effective and Empowered Early Educators authored by Evelyn Moore and Louise Derman-Sparks. The piece highlights what made the Perry Preschool Project, which sought to raise the academic achievement and overall school success of preschoolers from low-income families, successful in its approach— early care and education professionals were well-prepared, appropriately compensated and supported in their professional practice.
  • Society for Public Health Education hosts a webinar series called Chronic Disease University designed to inform participants of current public health trends, provide resources for public health programs, and promote an interactive and collaborative learning environment. Each webinar is 1 hour and includes topic areas relevant to public health in Georgia. On August 8, 2018 at 1pm EST, they will be discussing Georgia’s Approach to Addressing Clean Air Policies and Tobacco Free Schools.

Job Opportunities

Epidemiologist-Public Health Staff Specialist – MITRE Corporation (Mclean, VA)

The successful candidate will be part of MITRE teams that advise federal (and state) stakeholders as these agencies seek to employ methods to better exchange, integrate, and utilize disparate public health data sets, and apply broad principles of public health, epidemiology, and/or biostatistics appropriately to improve public health studies. In this role, the candidate will analyze and evaluate existing processes and data sources to derive actionable recommendations to improve operational efficacy in the public health domain. They will create reports and presentations for both lay and professional public health audiences that disseminate finding and promote recommendations to improve efficacy. They will also support and coordinate multi-site, multi-agency, and multi-stakeholder initiatives to help advance key national public health objectives.

Public Health Resource Navigator Preparedness Coordinator – UnityPoint Health (Muscatine, IA)

The Resource Navigator plays an essential role in supporting youth success by performing a variety of health and social services care coordinator responsibilities, and connecting youth and families with various academic, medical, dental, social/emotional and other support service needs. The overall function of the Resource Navigator is to maintain the youth’s enrollment in school while making progress toward successful graduation. It also includes providing resources to support the overall health and well-being of the youth and their family.

School Nurse – Ochsner Health System (Bay St. Louis, MS)

This position is considered a leader in the provision of patient care utilizing the Nursing Process within the framework of the Nurse Practice Act, ANA Code for Nurses and Scope & Standards of Practice. This job administers nursing care under the guidelines of a school system, participates in the implementation and evaluation of student care, and ensures the health, comfort and safety of students.

School Counselor – Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins (Fort Collins, CO)

Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins (CECFC), a free, public, charter school is seeking a qualified counselor for students on the CECFC middle school and high school campuses. CECFC is unique in that our middle school and high school build on the common goal of preparing students for either college or a career when they graduate. CECFC believes that post-secondary and workforce readiness begins at middle school and culminates at high school graduation.

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