Grant Alerts

Child Enrichment Program Grants – Detwiler Family Foundations (Deadline: July 1, 2018)

The Detwiler Family Foundation invites applications from local organizations in Chester or Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania, Northern Delaware, or Portland, Oregon that are dedicated to enriching and improving the lives of children in their communities. The foundation strives to serve children dealing with significant life challenges by facilitating access to education and the arts. Funds will only be awarded to organizations that can demonstrate an impact on children dealing with issues such as health, welfare, security and financial hardship. Organizations may apply for grants to support specific projects, or for funds to match a current or ongoing fundraising campaign.

Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) Program – U.S. Department of Education (Deadline: July 13, 2018)

The FSCS program provides support for the planning, implementation, and operation of full-service community schools that improve the coordination, integration, accessibility, and effectiveness of services for children and families, particularly for children attending high-poverty schools, including high-poverty rural schools.

Community Access to Child Health Program (CATCH) – American Academy of Pediatrics Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants (Deadline: July 31, 2018)

The Community Access to Child Health Program is a national initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics that supports pediatricians to collaborate within their communities to advance the health of all children. Through the CATCH Program, pediatricians and residents are empowered to identify promising practices that work in their individual communities. CATCH supports innovative pediatrician-led health projects in the initial stages of developing and implementing community-based child health initiatives.

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Congratulations to our center Director, Dr. Olga Acosta Price!

Dr. Olga Acosta Price (Co-I; Associate Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health) and Beth Tuckwiller (PI; Assistant Professor of Special Education and Disability Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development) were recently granted an award from the Cross-Disciplinary Research Fund (CDRF) FY19. Their project, A Mixed Methods Exploration of School-Based Wellbeing in the U.S., will use a participatory research process to support the goal of developing a new model of domain-specific school-based wellbeing and delineating characteristics of well schools as reported by U.S. educators. We are very proud of this dynamic team!

New Resources

  • UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health has partnered with New Haven Public Schools and additional collaborators to work on development of a toolkit to guide action planning, implementation, and evaluation of efforts around the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model.  As a part of this project, brief video modules were created that explain the WSCC model and its ten components, discuss examples of school initiatives, and describe the positive outcomes school personnel have seen as a result. The modules can be found here.
  • The digital-only Summer 2018 issue of Educational Leadership® Magazine focuses on the urgent challenge of educator burnout. Designed for reflection over the summer “break,” this issue explores ways to address burnout and stress in schools from both personal and schoolwide perspectives.
  • Educators must account for “learner variability” among students, according to a report published by the nonprofit Digital Promise, an organization that offers free, open-sourced materials through its Learner Positioning System (LPS). LPS helps educators tailor lessons to students’ individual needs by suggesting adaptations, including new classroom arrangements and different ways for students to show what they have learned.

Job Opportunities

Junior Program Officer – The Tatitlek Corporation (Washington, DC)

The Junior Program Officer will perform a broad spectrum of office management tasks, including management of the Assistant Secretary’s calendar, tasking paper in coordination with the ECA Executive Secretariat for the Assistant Secretary’s meetings, arranging special meetings and briefings, facilitating travel and vouchers, and coordinating performance evaluation administrative requirements.

Health Policy Analyst – American Progress (Washington, DC)

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst in the Health Policy team. The Policy Analyst will work with the team and senior fellows to conduct original analyses and advance policy proposals in the areas of health cost control, long-term care, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The position requires strong analytical, communication, and management skills.

School Nurse – BMR Health Services (San Miguel, CA)

BMR Health Services is seeking a School Nurse to identify and treat health disorders among students and provide instruction in the maintenance of good health and disease prevention. The Licensed School Nurse must evaluate the physical conditions of students and refer students to appropriate resources as needed.

School Counselor – Our World Neighborhood Charter Schools (OWNCS) (Queens, NY)

OWNCS is currently seeking a full-time School Guidance Counselor to provide school-based social-emotional health and wellness services in the Middle School including the promotion of a safe, healthy and inclusive school environment. The primary function of the Middle School Guidance Counselor is to provide a comprehensive competency-based counseling program focused on the learning, personal/social and career/vocational needs of all students.

Thank you to all those who attended the Partner Build Grow: Sustainability Approaches for Wellness Programming webinar. We hope that you found the webinar informative and worthwhile. We are providing the recording of the webinar which can be downloaded here as well as the slide presentation which can be accessed here. We hope you will continue to review our Action Guide and share these resources with your networks and colleagues.

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