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Happy Thanksgiving, from APOST!

APOST is thankful for all the dedicated youth workers in our region who contribute to our wonderful out-of-school time community in the Pittsburgh region. Given the challenges we have all had to face this year, we cannot thank you all enough for all the work you continue to do for our youth and communities. We are proud to be of service to such an amazing network and community. From all of us at team APOST, we hope that you all have a safe, healthy, and happy holiday!

PPS Summer Dreamers Academy 2021 RFP


Pittsburgh Public Schools is looking for enrichment providers to support the 2021 Summer Dreamers Academy!

The Summer Dreamers Academy (SDA) is Pittsburgh Public Schools 27-day premier summer learning camp- for free! At SDA, we aim to encourage a passion for learning and exploration and to motivate our campers to persist in the face of challenges. Our afternoon enrichment activities play a key part in helping our campers to develop the curiosity, self-confidence, and perseverance that are at the core of these two goals.

To ensure that we offer a wide variety of unique, fun, engaging, and educational afternoon enrichment activities each summer we ask that you consider submitting a proposal as an afternoon enrichment provider! Please click the link below to download a copy of the RFP.

All submissions are due on January 15, 2021 by 5:00pm

**CLICK HERE to download the RFP**

If you have questions about the RFP, please contact Melanie Claxton at, or visit the PPS website for more information. 


SELF: A New Social & Emotional Learning Project 


In consultation with Dr. Tom Akiva (University of Pittsburgh) and Dr. Annie White (Fred Rogers Center), APOST is offering an advanced professional development experience for OST staff. The goal of the Social and Emotional Learning Fellowship (SELF) is to identify the SEL strengths of the OST organization and equip staff with knowledge, resources and a supportive learning community that will result in an increase in intentional, positive and improved SEL practices. We would love to have your OST organization be one of our ten participants!  

Participating organizations will choose 2-3 staff members to participate in all program sessions. Organizations will also identify a middle or high school youth to participate in 3 sessions. Youth will help select social skills to target, identify effective SEL practices and share how SEL in their OST programs has impacted their lives.  

Sessions will be facilitated by Dr. Tom Akiva (University of Pittsburgh), and Dr. Annie White (Fred Rogers Center). Sessions will take place from 10:30-12:00 on the following Thursdays: 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25. Programs will then have one month to complete projects. The program will end with a final reflection session 5/6 and a presentation and celebration of learning during Remake Learning Days on 5/13. 

Applications are due December 11, 2020 

Click here to apply:  


ITEEA Awards and Scholarships: STEM related awards and scholarships. Deadline: December 1, 2020.  

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
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 

Upcoming Events  

December 9th: ELIE Circle Antiracist Dialogues for Action: Internalized Oppression and Internalized Dominance
January 31st: ELIE Circle Antiracist Dialogues for Action: Conversations with Young People about Racism
February 10th: ELIE Circle Antiracist Dialogues for Action: Racism and Other Intersections
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 
Virtual Programming: Manchester Craftmen's Guild Fall Courses

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  

Sarah Heinz House: Program Director-LifeSkills Director

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)

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

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United Way's Be STEMtacular Summit: Fling-tastic!

Looking for STEM activities to get your youth involved in over the holiday weekend? Join in on United Way's next Be STEMtacular Summit event, Fling-tastic!!

Use the Engineering Design Process to design, test, and build a pom pom catapult, then join us virtually on Saturday, December 5th from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm for a free live event!

To register and be sent supplies to create your own pop pop catapult, register here! 

For more information and a better view of the flyer, click here!

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