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RFP for APOST Virtual Back to Out-of-School Time Conference  


Over three weeks spanning from late August to early September, we’ll be hosting an APOST Virtual Back to Out-of-School Time Conference! We’ve moved our typical Fall Conference up a few weeks this year to help you better prepare for this upcoming school year. This conference targets youth workers in out-of-school time and summer settings including front line staff, program managers, executive directors, mentors, etc.

Right now, we’re looking for individuals with a depth of experience and expertise to share knowledge, tools and resources that can help all of us working in out-of-school time settings successfully navigate the challenges we’ll face this fall and beyond

Given the nature of the times we're in, we strongly encourage workshops focused on the following themes:

  • Incorporating Programming that Supports Academic Standards 
  • Facilitating High Quality Virtual Programming 
  • Recruitment & Retention of Staff and Students 
  • Operating a Socially Just and Equitable OST Program

If you’d be interested in presenting for our Virtual Back to Out-of-School Time Conference or would like to find out more information, please read and complete this simple RFP. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jaron Paul at


*All presenters will receive a stipend for their time.


Assessing Future Programming 


The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, a local non-profit that connects the Pittsburgh region to the rest of the world through programming for students, teachers, and the general public, is looking to hear from the community about their interests and motivations, in order to inform future programming decisions. If you work with youth who might be interested in sharing their thoughts with the Council, please contact our consulting partner, Third Plateau, at 


If you are interested in sharing your thoughts with the Council to help build a more globally-minded Pittsburgh, fill out this short questionnaire and you will be contacted if you are selected to participate. Selected participants, including youth, will be compensated for their time with a $25 Visa gift card. 



The Pittsburgh Learning Collaborative Family Hotline

The Pittsburgh Learning Collaborative Family Hotline launched July 27th and will operate 24/7 through September 30th. The hotline will offer support and address families questions as they navigate a unique and evolving back-to-school time. Call 412-256-8536 for English (and all languages except Spanish). Spanish speakers call 412-335-7446.  


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!

Upcoming Events 

July 20th-August 10th: The Mindful Mindset
July 28th: BurghMeetsWorld: How Do We Center Equity in Global Learning? 
July 29th: Our Thoughts, Our World, Our Work
July 29th: Talking with Youth About Race 
August 5th: Connections and Conversations: The Power of Self-Compassion 
August 12th: ELIE Circle: Antiracist Dialogues for Action for Out-of-School Time Educators
Ongoing: Pittsburgh Public School Virtual OST Opportunities
Ongoing: Better Kid Care On Demand Professional Development 
Virtual Programming: Trust Arts Education Creative Connections 
Virtual Programming: Trust Arts Education Creative Curriculums
Virtual Programming: Venture Outdoors Virtual Outdoor Experiences 
Virtual Programming: Manchester Craftsmen's Guild Summer Courses 
Virtual Programming: ACH Clear Pathways Creative Camp: Back to the Future 

For more events, please click the links below:
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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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