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2019 Heinz Endowments
Youth Philanthropy Funding Opportunities

The Heinz Endowments Summer Youth Philanthropy  Program consists of high school students graduating in 2019, who are likely to pursue higher education and who are motivated by service, current events and community affairs to work as paid summer interns. This year's 2019 program operated out of Carlow University in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood.

The 2019 Heinz Endowments Summer Youth Philanthropy interns have released RFPs in the areas of: youth mentoring and employment, college readiness for immigrant and refugee students and entrepreneurship opportunities for youth of color. Proposals should be submitted in PDF format and are due this Thursday, August 1st at 5:00pm. Please see below for links to each of the three RFPs. 

Caring Connections: Youth Mentoring and Employment 
Immigrant and Refugee Innovation: College Readiness
Young Moguls: Entrepreneurship for Youth of Color 

#WeArePPS Event
Pittsburgh Public Schools will be hosting its annual back to school event again, #WeArePPS. Every year, the district welcomes thousands of families through this event that is designed to help equip them with the resources necessary to achieve a healthy start to the 2019-2020 school year. #WeArePPS is open to all current PPS students and will take place at Pittsburgh Obama (515 N. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206) on Monday, August 19, 2019, from 1-5 p.m. This event will include a parent resource fair to provide parents with information in alignment with the districts beliefs that PPS exists to serve students and schools and create effective family and community partnerships in every school. If your organization would like to host a table at the resource fair, contact mhowze1@pghboe.net by Friday, August 1, 2019.
 
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PA NAP SACC
Applications are being accepted for the PA Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (PA NAP SACC) program, a continuous quality improvement process focused on nutrition and physical activity practices and policies within early care and education settings. The process empowers program leadership and includes individualized technical assistance to increase knowledge and improve quality of practice and policy. A limited number of programs will receive on‐site, targeted technical assistance from a Child Care Health Consultant at no cost. Questions or additional information should be directed to Lori McMonigal, Coordinator for Special Projects at 717-248-4942 x 112 or lmcmonigal@tiu11.org.
 
Click here to apply.
 
Grants
 
RML Blueprint for Learning: up to 50K to help schools, OST organizations, early childhood facilities, museums, libraries, and higher education institutions reimagine learning spaces. Deadline: July 31st.
American Honda Foundation: support for youth education, specifically in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy. Deadline: August 1st
First Book: free Books for afterschool programs. Deadline: August 15th
YSA Lead Agency: grants to support youth volunteers. Deadline: September 11th 
Hershey's Heartwarming Action: funding for ideas that jumpstart inclusion, empathy and kindness in your school or community. Deadline: October 31st
Teaching Tolerance: educator grants for projects that create affirming school climates and educate young people how to thrive in a diverse democracy. Deadline: Rolling





 
MyGarbology
At MyGarbology, you’ll find an interactive online game that teaches about Garbology and answers the question, “Where should my waste go?” Find lessons and activities to extend your Garbology experience, from how to pack a waste-less lunch to getting the dirt on composting. Plus, read the Trash Talk blog for stories of Garbology in practice. 

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APOST Activities
FREE Trainings!

Continental Conversations
(QC Members only)
Weds, July 31st
9:30AM - 11:30AM
United Way of SWPA
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Quality Campaign Orientation
Fri, August 23rd
9:30 -11:00AM
Panera, Blvd of the Allies
Click here to register.

You Decide 

Youth organizations recognized a need to credential students' real-world skills. With digital badges, students are now equipped with portable evidence of their skills, which can be included on LinkedIn profiles, job or college applications.This new research brief produced by The Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy reports on the use of digital badges in Providence and Boston afterschool and summer programming.

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