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MBK Community Challenge – My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Alliance (Deadline: May 24, 2018)

MBK Alliance, an initiative of the Obama Foundation, is a national call to action to build safe and supportive communities where young people feel valued and have clear pathways to opportunity. MBK Alliance aims to unleash the power of communities working together to improve life outcomes for boys and young men of color. Through this request for proposals, MBK Alliance will work with backbone organizations to identify community needs around youth violence reduction and mentoring, set collective goals in the community, match/fund interventions for implementation in communities, and track outcomes and drive data analysis. MBK Alliance is seeking to work in partnership with communities that can identify and implement evidence-based programs and a specific goal over two years to reduce youth violence or leverage mentors to address milestone-specific challenges.

Community Programs for Outreach and Intervention with Youth and Young Adults at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis Grant Program – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health Services (Deadline: June 11, 2018)
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The purpose of this program is to identify youth and young adults, under 25 years old, at clinical high risk for psychosis and provide evidence-based interventions to prevent the onset of psychosis or lessen the severity of a psychotic disorder.  It is expected that this program will improve symptomatic and behavioral functioning, enable youth and young adults to resume age-appropriate social, academic, and/or vocational activities, delay or prevent the onset of psychosis, and minimize the duration of untreated psychosis for those who develop psychotic symptoms.

Street Outreach Program (SOP) – Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families’ Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) (Deadline: June 20, 2018)

The Street Outreach Program works to increase young people’s personal safety, social and emotional well-being, self-sufficiency, and to help them build permanent connections with families, communities, schools, and other positive social networks. These services, which are provided in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices and to provide them access to shelter and services which include: outreach, gateway services, screening and assessment, harm reduction, access to emergency shelter, crisis stabilization, drop-in centers, and linkages/referrals to services. The award process for fiscal year 2018 allows for annual awards over a three-year project period, as funds are available.
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By guest blogger, John Rosiak, Principal and Founder of Prevention Partnerships, Lead-Deadwood-School District, Lead, South Dakota

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools has a core focus on the important work of connecting schools to resources and organizations that can improve health outcomes of students. There are many different partners in our communities that can support our schools in the effort to keep students healthy and safe. A critical partner—particularly in these times of heightened security—is law enforcement. Many communities are rushing to put law enforcement officers in schools as a way to increase safety. But before posting officers on campus, it is important that schools, law enforcement, policymakers, as well as other community partners look at the many issues involved, so that communities can make a thoughtful decision. Read More

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Research Assistant –  American Institutes for Research (Washington, D.C.)

The assistant would contribute to the development of statistics about education that inform the discussion, debate and planning of decision-makers at national, state, and local levels through a contract with the National Center for Education Statistics. Our work includes survey and assessment design, analysis of assessment and survey data, and reporting and dissemination of research results.

Outreach and Community Engagement Specialist – NAESM (Atlanta, GA)

The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the development of its outreach and community engagement efforts. He/she will also be responsible for coordinating and supervising NAESM’s volunteer program, including working with different colleges and universities. The incumbent will also be responsible for the reporting of program outcomes measure through the completion of monthly reports. The incumbent must have a working knowledge of Atlanta and its social and sexual networks, implementing ideas and strategies to reach hard-to-reach members of the target population. The specialist is also responsible for representing NAESM’s core values and mission at local, state, and national meetings as needed.

School Nurse – Therapia Staffing (Kennewick, WA)

Covering grades Pre K-12, the school nurse, under the direction and supervision of the School Health Services Administrator, implements, manages, and delivers school health services to assigned schools. Specific activities, duties and responsibilities are determined by resources available and agreement with the school district. Responsibility for the health and safety of students remains with the school district. Laws and regulations and professional school nursing standards define the school nurse scope of practice.

School Counselor – Lycée Francais de New York (Manhattan, New York City, NY)

The Lycée Francais de New York is seeking a Middle School Counselor to work closely with students in grades 6-9. The ideal candidate will be an experienced counselor who understands school environments and the unique needs of middle school students in a bilingual and multicultural setting. He or she will thrive when collaborating with others and be skilled at working with students, faculty and families alike. Emphasis will be placed on counseling students on an individual or small group basis in the solution of personal problems as related to peers, home and family, health, and emotional adjustment. He or she should be available to students so as to provide counseling that will lead to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity.

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