Grant Alerts

California Community Foundation- Education Pipeline (Deadline: 05/26/17)
The Education Pipeline program provides grants organizations in Los Angeles County to support convening and coordination activities aimed at amplifying the work of early-learning advocates, providers, and parent networks. The program also supports quality professional development that provides teachers with the instructional strategies needed to meet the learning needs of diverse student populations. .

Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation- Innovation Grants (Deadline: 04/30/17)
Innovation Grants support young organizations develop and test the effectiveness of uncommon or unconventional services to help underprivileged youth reach their full potential. In the past, funded programs have ranged from credit union savings projects, intensive tutoring programs, after-school daycare programs, and health-related workshops.

Best Buy Foundation- Community Grants for Youth Technology Skill Development  (Deadline: 05/19/17)
The Best Buy Foundation will donate Community Grants to local and regional nonprofit organizations that provide teens with places and opportunities to develop 21st century technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices.

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School Meal Programs Innovate to Improve Student Nutrition, a report from the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project by the Pew Trusts and RWJF, analyzes progress and challenges in schools’ transitions to healthier foods standards. Results from school system studies conducted in Connecticut, Texas, and Washington are reviewed, providing insights on what changes had the most positive impact on encouraging healthy eating in schools.

Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations: A Resource Guide for Community-Based Organizations, a guide published by the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families, is designed to assist community-based organizations in better responding to the needs of their targeted populations and reducing disparities in access and use of social services.

Federal Policies and Opportunities for School-Based Health Centers is a guide for SBHC sponsors from the American Public Health Association that explains health reform concepts and the programs available in which SBHC’s can get involved.

Job Opportunities

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation- Program Officer/ Senior Program Officer, Healthy Communities (Princeton, NJ)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is seeking a Program Officer or Senior Program Officer who will play a critical role in the Healthy Communities program’s work to bring together and align the efforts of multi-sector stakeholders engaged in community transformation to improve health. The Program Officer will focus on the Foundation’s efforts to create the conditions that allow communities and all of their residents to reach their greatest health potential, especially those facing the greatest challenges. Qualified candidates should have an advanced degree, 3-5 years of relevant experience, and proven leadership skills.

Fairfax County Government- Community Health Care Network Liaison (Fairfax, VA)
Fairfax County seeks a Community Health Care Network Liaison who will provides outreach, case finding, health promotion, education, case management, care coordination and disease prevention in the Community Health Care Network (CHCN) and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in order to improve health outcomes and maximize individuals’ health potentials. The liaison will also coordinate services and refer patients between the clinics and all other health department services. Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in nursing and 3 years of post-licensure work experience. 

Barre Supervisory Union- Full Time RN School Nurse (Barre, VT)
The Barre Supervisory Union is seeking a full-time caring, energetic, and experienced RN to work in its busy health office, serving approximately 850 students in grades K-8. Responsibilities include providing first aid and acute illness care to students and staff; assisting in triage and coordination of care for emergency situations per school policy; medication management including establishing school orders, dispensing medications, and maintaining supply; maintaining accurate student health, immunization and health screening records; communication with parents and staff regarding student health issues as appropriate; assisting in conducting health screenings including hearing and vision; and educating students on health and wellness.

The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health- Health Research/ Policy Analyst (Washington, DC)
The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health is seeking a Health Policy/Research Analyst to participate in national and DC initiatives pertaining to health care transition for adolescents and young adults. This work involves program planning, research, and writing for The National Alliance’s Center for Health Care Transition Improvement. Qualified candidates should hold a Bachelor’s degree.

Upcoming Meetings

April 5, 2017, 2:00 PM ET. Explicit and Implicit Biases in Early Childhood Education: Becoming Aware of Microaggressions

April 24, 2017, 2:00 PM ET. Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Homeless Students Under ESSA

May 10, 2017, 2:00PM ET. Second Step Program and the Bullying Prevention Unit: Power to Create a Positive School Climate

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