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Summer Dreamers Academy 2020 RFP

The School District of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Partners for Out-of School Time, an initiative of The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, are seeking proposals demonstrating outstanding commitment to student engagement and interest through providing students with a unique learning opportunity during the 2020 Summer Dreamers Academy, a summer learning camp for students who have just completed Kindergarten through 5th grade. Please note, the District will also be offering inclusive opportunities for PSE Extended School Year program in 2020. These programs will be co-hosted in Summer Dreamers and other District facilities. 

The camp will include 27 full days of programming, operating from Monday, June 29, 2020 through Wednesday, August 5, 2020, with no program on Friday, July 3, 2020. Proposals are solicited which demonstrate the capacity to plan and implement inclusive student-centered summer programming for unique, fun, exciting, and educational activities. All proposers are asked to consider their interests, strengths, and skills, and to propose programming that will be engaging for all children. Any questions regarding this RFP should be addressed via email to Contract Manager Gulcan Tokluoglu at

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APOST Survey
Help us be better and improve our offerings for the new year! Did you attend an APOST training or event this year? We would greatly appreciate it if you would take a few moments to fill out this super quick survey to tell us what you thought and how we can make our future trainings and events better for you and your staff! Thanks for your help and for providing this important feedback. 
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University of Pittsburgh
Did you know the University of Pittsburgh offers the first doctoral program in out-of-school learning in the world? Since 2017, several APOST members have enrolled and thrived in this powerful, three-year program. For more details, you can attend an upcoming live or virtual information session

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PENNDot Innovations: $3K for students 9-12th grades to use problem-solving, creative, and strategic-thinking abilities to solve real-world transportation challenges. Deadline: December 20th
New York Life Foundation: support for OST programs serving middle schoolers. Deadline: January 24th
Housing Assistance Grants: funding for operating housing assistance, including payment for rent, utilities, and related expenses. Deadline: February 3rd
Governor's STEM: $500 grants to students grades 9-12 competing in STEM. Deadline: May 7-8, 2020
Society of Women Engineers: Scholarships to support women pursuing careers in engineering and computer scienceDeadline: Rolling 
Save-a-lot: sponsorships and grants for hunger relief, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and more. Deadline: Rolling

NCMALearn, from the North Carolina Museum of Art, is designed for educators, students, and anyone interested in learning through works of art. Explore resources for exhibitions and the collection. Teachers and students can explore works of art along with videos that discuss specific works. Teachers can also find lesson plans that include activities, assessments, and resources.

Click here to visit the website. 

APOST Activities
FREE Trainings!

CPR, AED, & First Aid Training
Friday January 10th
United Way SWPA
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You Decide 

Nonprofits have everyday contact with communities most at risk of being undercounted in the Census. In order to provide Census information to the thousands who pass through your doors, BCNM and GPNP have teamed up to bring you FREE educational opportunities to learn what you can do to be prepare for the 2020 Census. 

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