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APOST PD for February and March  

Join APOST and our guest presenter, Barbara Johnson of the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh for a presentation this month and next on issues of equity and inclusion.
Spheres of Influence
Date: Monday, February 22nd 10:00 am – 11:30
First, join us next week for a special black history month offering, Spheres of influence. In this workshop, participants will receive a brief historic overview of racism in America that will center participants in racial justice work, with a focus on self and how to be an ally in your programs and in everyday life.
Register Here!
Microaggressions in Your Program  
Date: Thursday, March 18th 10:00 am – 11:30
Then, later in March, join us 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!
Barbara Johnson is the Senior Director of Race and Gender Equity at the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh. Before working at the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, Susquehanna University, one of the top five employers of Snyder County, hired Barbara to lead their new Office of Workforce Diversity and Inclusion as an integral member of their Human Resources Department. There, Barbara developed diverse community partnerships and established a professional development initiative for university employees. Before Susquehanna, Barbara worked at Carlow University where she started their first Office of Multicultural Programs, which under her leadership eventually grew into their Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

The Care Mobile Is On The Way 


UPMC Children’s Hospital Care Mobile is taking site requests for visits. The Care Mobile provides health services to children in your community. Children, up to age 26, can be seen on the Care Mobile and all services provided are at no costs to families.
Services provided by the Care Mobile include:

  • Vaccinations
  • Physicals
  • Well and sick child visits
  • Adolescent medicine
  • Referral to specialty care

Please fill out this Care Mobile Request Form if you are interested in having the Care Mobile visit your site! Care Mobile Request Form (

Allegheny Land Trust Professional Development Opportunity     


Looking for professional development that will help you incorporate more STEM into your programs? Check out these low-cost offerings provided by Allegheny Land Trust and sponsored by the PNC Charitable Trust!

Sessions are $5 each, and Act 48 and PQAS hours are available for them all. *There will be an additional $5 fee for Act 48 hours.  

-March 11th, 6:00 pm – Nature Storybooks
-April 8th, 6:00 pm – Animal Architects
-May 6th, 6:00 pm – Getting Little Hands on the Land
For details and registration, click here!

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 

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 
February 24th, 10:00-11:00: CMU's Moving 4th Into Engineering Launch
February 27th, 12:30-2:00: CMU's Everyday Engineering Middle School Program 
By March 1st: 2020 Out-of-School Time Professional Survey
Ongoing: CMU College of Engineering Outreach Survey 
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 

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  

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)

YMCA Lighthouse Project: Teaching Artist

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh: STEAM Program Coordinator 

Manchester Bidwell Corporation: Teaching Artist Design Arts 

Assemble: Teacher 

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

You Decide


Annual SciTech Spring & Summer Opportunities Fair

This year, the Annual SciTech Spring & Summer Opportunities Fair will be in-person. SciTech is planning to share any upcoming opportunities that you have to offer with students at SciTech in Oakland!
The school going to compile all the opportunities available for our students in grades 6-12 and then share those with our students and families. Each organization can provide information using the form below and SciTech will distribute it in one comprehensive document via our SciTech email list and their student advisory period.
Please submit this form by March 12th with any opportunities for SciTech students.
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