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Teaching Artists Substitute Initiative 

Arts Ed Collaborative (AEC) seeks six teaching artists (TAs) to co-develop a viable program model enabling TAs to work as substitute teachers. These substitutes will work in local schools and teach arts integrated lessons. Selected TAs will co-create this work with AEC staff. About this position:  Temporary, part-time, independent contractor position. Approximately 15 hours/month January-April 2021. Compensation is $2,000 stipend per teaching artist 

SELF: A New Social and Emotional Learning Project


In consultation with Dr. Tom Akiva (University of Pittsburgh) and Dr. Annie White (Fred Rogers Center), APOST is offering an advanced professional development experience for OST staff. The goal of the Social and Emotional Learning Fellowship (SELF) is to identify the SEL strengths of the OST organization and equip staff with knowledge, resources and a supportive learning community that will result in an increase in intentional, positive and improved SEL practices. We would love to have your OST organization be one of our ten participants!  

Participating organizations will choose 2-3 staff members to participate in all program sessions. Organizations will also identify a middle or high school youth to participate in 3 sessions. Youth will help select social skills to target, identify effective SEL practices and share how SEL in their OST programs has impacted their lives.  

Sessions will be facilitated by Dr. Tom Akiva (University of Pittsburgh), and Dr. Annie White (Fred Rogers Center). Sessions will take place from 10:30-12:00 on the following Thursdays: 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25. Programs will then have one month to complete projects. The program will end with a final reflection session 5/6 and a presentation and celebration of learning during Remake Learning Days on 5/13. 

Applications are due December 11, 2020 

Click here to apply:  


Youth Voice and the Collective Knowledge Session with the CLN  

Youth Voice: Wednesday, December 2nd 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Collective Knowledge Session on Youth Voice: Wednesday, December 9th 11:30 am – 1:00 pm 

Don’t miss out on the 3rd and 4th installments of the Creative Learning Network’s Professional Learning Series, Youth Voice with APOST and the Collective Knowledge Session on Youth Voice with Timothy Jones. In the Youth Works Methods Series, Youth Voice, we’ll discuss how we can be more thoughtful about the opportunities we provide youth to lead. Then that following week, the Collective Knowledge Session on Youth Voice will give us time with Timothy Jones to take a deeper dive into the concepts discussed, and what Youth Voice looks like in the spaces we work with the youth in. We hope to see you there!

Youth Voice: Register Here!

Collective Knowledge Session on Youth Voice: Register Here!

Check out a primer of the Collective Knowledge Session on Youth Voice with Timothy Jones here!


ITEEA Awards and Scholarships: STEM related awards and scholarships. Deadline: December 1, 2020.  

Learning and Leadership Grants: Grants available for educational support staff who work in school buildings. Grant range $2,000 to $5,000. Deadlines: December 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021.
Teaching Tolerance: Grants that educate youth to thrive in a diverse democracy. Deadline: Rolling
W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Racial Equity 2030. A Call for Bold Solutions to Drive an Equitable Future. $90 million to build and scale ideas for closing the racial equity gap so all children, families and communities can be more secure in their trust of the systems and institutions that serve them. Deadline: February 25, 2021.
Book Bank: New and donated books and resources. Deadline: Rolling. 
Pittsburgh Foundation: is establishing an emergency action fund for nonprofits. More info to come as they release details. Deadline: TBD
Emergency Fund for Artists: potential $500 support from GPAC for artists at a loss of income due to coronavirus. More emergency arts funding resources here. Deadline: Rolling
Peace First: $250 grants to youth 13-25 for projects developed to address community response to COIVD-19. Deadline: Rolling
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Artist and Administration Support Small Grants: $250 grants. Deadline: Ongoing 
Youth-Led COVID-19 Human Services Initiative Grants: $2,500-$10,000 grants. Deadline: Ongoing 
Trans Community Support During COVID Crisis Grants: Up to $10,000 grants. Deadline: Ongoing
Girls and Gender Expansive Youth of Color Support Grants: Up to $25,000 grants. Deadline: Ongoing
Social Justice Grassroots Organization Support During COVID Crisis Grants: About $1,000 grants. Deadline: Ongoing 

Upcoming Events  

December 9th: ELIE Circle Antiracist Dialogues for Action: Internalized Oppression and Internalized Dominance
January 31st: ELIE Circle Antiracist Dialogues for Action: Conversations with Young People about Racism
February 10th: ELIE Circle Antiracist Dialogues for Action: Racism and Other Intersections
Ongoing: Pittsburgh Public School Virtual OST Opportunities
Ongoing: Better Kid Care On Demand Professional Development 
Virtual Programming: School to Career's Your Path from Learning to Earning
Virtual Programming: Trust Arts Education Creative Connections 
Virtual Programming: Trust Arts Education Creative Curriculums
Virtual Programming: Venture Outdoors Virtual Outdoor Experiences 
Virtual Programming: Manchester Craftmen's Guild Fall Courses

For more events, please click the links below:
Remake Learning

APOST Upcoming PD Offerings 


The Creative Learning Network has launched a professional learning series, “LUNCH BREAK WITH CLN”. This series will include nine weeks of workshops held on Wednesdays from 11:30 am -1:30 pm starting November 4, 2020. 
Topics will include: 
-Social Emotional Learning  
-Foundations of Anti-racist, Trauma-informed and Health  
-Stages of Youth Development 
-Creating Positive Environments 
-Youth Voice 
-Three Collective Knowledge Sessions will be paired with the trainings on SEL, Anti-racist, and Youth Voice 
Don't miss out on your chance to register here!

Employment Opportunities

Latino Community Center: SOY (Supporting Our Youth) Pgh Elementary School Assistant  

Sarah Heinz House: Program Director-LifeSkills Director

ELIE Circle: Antiracist Dialogues for Action Presenter (Volunteer)

YWCA: After-School STEM Educator

Assemble Pittsburgh: In-House Programs Manager

Manchester Youth Development Center: Teacher Assistant (PT & FT) 

Manchester Youth Development Center: Virtual and In-Person Group Leader 

YMCA: STEAM Program Coordinator 

YMCA: STEM Program Instructor 

SHIM: Academic Support Teacher-PT (pg, 1) (pg.2

Environmental Charter School Careers 

Mt. Ararat Community Activity Center: Kitchen Coordinator 

Mt. Ararat Community Activity Center: Lead Teacher (pg. 1) (pg. 2)

To post jobs in this section, please contact Jaron Paul.

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UPMC "I Speak" Cards


UPMC has created “I Speak” cards to improve language access at UPMC and within Pittsburgh communities. The purpose of the cards is to enable patients to ask for an interpreter and to help health care staff immediately identify their preferred language and educate them of their patient’s need for an interpreter. The hope is that the patients will keep this card on them and show them to staff when seeking medical care. These cards are available in Spanish, Arabic, Nepali, Russian, Mandarin, and in a “universal” card that can be filled in with the preferred language if it is not one of these five. Check here for access to the cards and please share them with others.

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