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Don't Miss Your Session for the APOST Virtual Back to Out-of-School Time Conference!  


Haven’t been able to check out any of the APOST Virtual Back to Out-of-School Time Conference? We’ve got you covered! You can find a list of resources that will be continuously updated with recordings, workshop slides, and more from each of the sessions offered in the conference by clicking this link to our website here!
In the meantime, it’s not too late to register! Check out some of the great options below happening the rest of this week.


We’ve also added one more opportunity from the Youth Team at Venture Outdoors, Virtual (Outdoor) Learning: Incentives, Movement, and More, great for getting your youth outside and moving in a virtual world. Don’t miss out on this great line up! For more info on the APOST Virtual Back to Out-of-School Time Conference click here! If you have any questions, please contact



#ArtsLearningAtHome is virtual arts content at your fingertips generated by Southwestern PA teaching artists and arts organizations. The digital resources support: 

  • Creative writing 
  • Cultural arts 
  • Dance 
  • Media arts 
  • Music 
  • Theatre 
  • Visual arts 

All of the content can be found at the newly launched website, The content is available now and will be updated through the fall. Tune into live Zoom and Facebook events or browse video content. You can sort by discipline, search by age, artist or keywords and find the resources you need. 

Free Webinar to Help Job Seekers

Join this free webinar to learn what resources Microsoft is making available to help job seekers learn new skills, earn industry-recognized certifications, and prepare for a successful job  

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 

2-1-1 Resources 

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, if you are in need, contact United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania's PA 2-1-1 Southwest by dialing 2-1-1, texting your zip code to 898-211, or visiting 

Sign up to receive alerts with the most up-to-date information and resources at #COVID19 #UnitedWeWin

If you want to help raise funds to support our community, join us and our partner The Pittsburgh Foundation by giving to the Emergency Action Fund here!

Free Training and Events!

COVID-19 411 with Dr. Freeman from UPMC Children’s Hospital 1pm-2pm Register Here!


Lessons Learned: OST in the Virtual Space and Zoom into Hands on Learning 10am-11:30am Register here 


Advertising Virtual and In-Person Programs on the Allegheny Child Care Finder 1pm-2pm Register here 


Join the National Safety Council for - A SAFER Return to In-Person Programming 10AM - 11AM Register here 


Employment Opportunities

You Decide

Allegheny Child Care Website


If your organization provides child care, after-school, out-of-school, and/or summer programming, update or submit your listing as soon as possible on the Allegheny Child Care website. By updating your information, the Allegheny Child Care tool will assist you in promoting and marketing your program(s) to families. In turn, this will allow your program to expedite the process of getting children enrolled, thus making a stressful task less burdensome for families. 



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