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Welcome to APOST's New Director!

Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time of the United Way of Southwestern PA is pleased to announce the selection of Stephanie Lewis as the new APOST Director. APOST experienced significant growth under the direction of Kathryn Vargas, former Director.  In 2019, APOST provided professional development for 924 youth practitioners, promoted quality programming among 60 agencies impacting over 56,000 youth and continues to convene system-level collaborations among programs and partners. Stephanie is very excited to continue working with the APOST team and members of the APOST alliance to ensure youth across the county have access to quality afterschool programming. 

The next two upcoming APOST trainings are here, are back to back, and a great way to ring in the new decade! First up is (re)Designing Space(s) on Friday February 7th, where participants will gain insights from collaborating professionals—architects, designers, and informal learning space providers--to help you better mold your space and fit the needs of your youth. The next day, Saturday February 8th, we'll kick off our first weekend double workshop with Stages of Youth Development and Basic Teaching Strategies. Stages of Youth Development reviews the four basic areas of human development as it relates to the various age groups of youth. After a short break, Teaching Strategies will help us review various learning styles as well as multiple intelligences and best practices and techniques to ensure that all children are learning in the way(s) that fits them best.

Click the links above to learn more and register. 
Call for Exhibitors
Without Borders is looking for exhibitors! The conference takes place March 3 – 5, 2020 in Harrisburg, PA.  More than 350 attendees from all areas of PA are expected to attend, including content-area teachers and ESL specialists as well as community organization and agency staff working with English learners and/or migrant students and their families; parents and migrant education program staff. The purpose of the exhibitor component is to showcase organizations that support educational service providers in facilitating the social, academic, and career success of students across the state and beyond. Deadline: February 1, 2020.
Click here for the exhibitor application. 

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
RML Ignite Grants: 5K for network members as they imagine something new, build on their strengths, or re-energize their existing learning innovations. Deadline: March 13th
Staunton Farm Foundation: capacity building grants and support for 1 year. Deadline: March 31st
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


Pulitzer Center

The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting promotes in depth engagement with critical global issues by sponsorin Stories by grantees are free on their website and span thousands of digital stories published in 150 media outlets. Stories as well as lesson plans, are searchable, and in addition, the Pulitzer Center offers in person and Skype journalist visits to classrooms, workshops and PD opportunities. Grades: Upper Elementary & Up.

Click here to visit the website. 

APOST Activities
FREE Trainings!

(re) Designing (spaces)
Fri, February 7th
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Sarah Heinz House
Click here to register. 

Stages of Youth Development & Basic Teaching Strategies
Sat, February 8th
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
United Way of SWPA
Click here to register. 
You Decide 
How can data inform decisions about how to support afterschool and summer programs, attract more young people and unite community leaders? A new 10-step guide from the RAND Corporation and our coalition, Every Hour Counts, offers insights into collecting, analyzing and managing data to improve decision making.

Click here to read the guide. 
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