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APOST Events for March!

Don’t miss out on these great APOST offerings this month to enlighten your practice and help prepare you for summer!
Microaggressions in Your Program
Date: Thursday, March 25 9:30 am – 11:00
Join APOST and our guest presenter, Barbara Johnson, Senior Director of Race and Equity Gender at the YWCA, for Microaggressions in Your Program. In this workshop, we’ll explore the words and actions that, intentionally or unintentionally, create a negative or hostile space for members of a group, and learn how to be more cognizant of these instances to create more inclusive spaces for all.
Register Here!
Summer Programming Roundtable
Date: Thursday, March 25 9:30 am – 11:00
What are your plans for summer programming this year? Are you planning to operate summer programming in-person? What precautions are you taking to do so? Join APOST as we facilitate a Summer Programming Roundtable! In this roundtable, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with multiple programs across Allegheny County similar to yours and different, to discuss how different types of programs have begun planning for summer, what you may be able to incorporate into your plan, and any collaborations you might be able to make for an engaging, safe and fun filled summer! 
Register Here!

Afterschool Alliance: COVID/Afterschool-Summer

As we start a new year, afterschool and summer programs continue to face the challenges posed by the pandemic. We need your help to continue to tell the story of the ways in which COVID-19 is impacting your program and the kids and families you serve. By taking Afterschool Alliance’s short survey, you are lifting up challenges programs face as the pandemic continues, and, more importantly, your answers will raise awareness of the short- and long-term effects of COVID-19 on the afterschool field.
Take the survey now and have a chance to win a $50 gift card! Five winners will be selected at random each week the survey is open. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes of your time and your responses will be anonymous. The survey will close 11:59 p.m. PDT, Sunday, March 14.
If you need assistance completing the survey, please contact Lydia Redway at If you would like more information about the research, please contact Nikki Yamashiro at nyamashiro @

PPS: Summer Programming Survey 

Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) is interested in understanding the variety of summer opportunities available to their students. PPS is asking for your support in collecting this information by filling out the following survey. In all, the survey should take a few minutes. Please submit a separate form for each program type that you plan to offer this summer.
Please complete your survey by Friday, March 26, 2021.

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
Fridays in February and Early March, 12:00-2:00: Visualizing Your Programs & Activities 
March 3: Lunchroom Social Innovation Pitch Competition 
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

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

ELIE Circle: Antiracist Dialogues for Action Presenter (Volunteer)

YWCA: After-School STEM Educator

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: Environmental Charter School Careers 

Mt. Ararat Community Activity Center: Kitchen Coordinator 

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

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 

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

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United Way's Be STEMtacular Suimmit: Coding - Yay for AI!

Coding can give you a machine, a life (and mind) of its own! Learn how in this course that will teach you the science behind programming Artificial Intelligence and show you how to use your intelligence to make it happen. Using machine learning and Scratch, Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania will teach basic concepts and help you have a better understanding of what Artificial Intelligence is.
Join us on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 4:00 pm–5:00 pm for this free event. These events are for middle school students in grades 5–9. Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 10th.
Learn more here!


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