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Update Your Program Offerings in the Allegheny Child Care Finder

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Trying Together created a care and education search tool (Allegheny Child Care) initially for essential workers in partnership with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, APOST, and the United Way. 
Now nearly a year later, the tool has expanded to include: early learning, after school, summer camp, and virtual programs. As families continue to have care and education needs and begin to plan for the summer, all Allegheny County programs are encouraged to update their profiles and program offerings on the tool at by March 12. Licensed programs and those previously listed in the APOST Program Finder have profiles set up in the tool. To update a program profile, simply log in using the email that is registered with the county or APOST and make sure that all available program offerings (child care; before school care; summer camps; etc.) are selected so that program is searchable by families.
Families are looking now for available programs in the tool, so programs should update their available spots as soon as possible! If any program information has changed or problems are encountered, please reach out to for assistance.  

Creative Youth Development (CYD) Community Resource Survey 

The Lewis Prize for Music created this survey to collect information about the larger field's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing injustices of systemic racism that the pandemic has magnified. We believe in and want to elevate nationally the critical work that CYD music organizations are doing to create a more just society.

All information shared here will be reported back to the field in a summative fashion and activated toward the goal of increasing resources for the CYD field at large.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions about this effort at

We Need Your Voice: Call for Pandemic Education Listening Sessions 

The challenges of teaching and learning during COVID-19 have shown us how we must change and what we can’t afford to lose post-pandemic. Educators across our state are facing a pivotal moment, and we need your help.

Building on the findings of last year’s Remaking Tomorrow: Learning in a Post-Pandemic Future, Remake Learning, in partnership with KnowledgeWorks and the PA Department of Education, is hosting a series of role-specific listening sessions with teachers, principals, superintendents, out-of-school time providers, and early childhood educators.

Sessions will provide a chance for you to share successful practices and experiences from the last year. By taking part, you’ll also contribute to a larger call for change. Insights from these sessions will be used to shape programming, strategies, and state-wide policy moving forward.

Register here for an upcoming session.

Sessions will be 1.5 hours in length and will take place in the coming weeks. Please direct any questions to (If you can’t make a session, you can still take part by completing the Remaking Tomorrow survey. Take the survey now.)

Teaching Tolerance: Grants that educate youth to thrive in a diverse democracy. Deadline: Rolling
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 

Health Resources for Children and Families

Community Health Department at UPMC's Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh has a list of health resources for children and families.
Check them out here!


Upcoming Events  

February and March sessions: Afterschool Coaching for Reflective Educator of STEM
March 16 at 5:30 PM: FAFSA Overview Webinar 
March 30 at 5:30 PM: Understanding Your Financial Aid Webinar 
Ongoing: Financial Health Workshop
Ongoing: CMU College of Engineering Outreach Survey 
Ongoing: Pittsburgh Public School Virtual OST Opportunities
Ongoing: Better Kid Care On Demand Professional Development 
Virtual Tutoring for High School Students: School to Career Virtual Tutoring
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 

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

APOST Upcoming PD Offerings 

Employment Opportunities

ELIE Circle: Antiracist Dialogues for Action Presenter (Volunteer)

YWCA: After-School STEM Educator

YWCA: Community Engagement 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 

YMCA: Summer Camp Day Counselor 

YMCA: Program Director 

Environmental Charter School: Environmental Charter School Careers 

YMCA Lighthouse Project: Teaching Artist

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh: STEAM Program Coordinator 

Manchester Bidwell Corporation: Teaching Artist Design Arts 

Assemble Pittsburgh: Teacher 

Learn Fresh: Program Leader 

Fred Rogers Center: Senior Program Associate 

Lawrenceville United: Community Organizer 

Common Threads: Chef instructor (Part-time/Per Diem) 

BASE: Program Manager

Boys and Girls Clubs: Scott Primary Clubhouse Director/Literacy Director

Boys and Girls Clubs: Robotics and AI Program Manager

To post jobs in this section, please contact Jaron Paul, Tanya Baronti, or Damon Bethea.

You Decide

Common Threads Small Bites Cooking Classes 
Common Threads is offering FREE on-demand (self-paced) Small Bites lessons for elementary (and now middle school) aged children. The lessons are focused on basic nutrition and healthy cooking through simple snack preparation. The lessons feature kid-centric videos, articles, and at-home projects. Sign-up here!
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