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Blueprint for Learning LOI

The greater Pittsburgh region has become a national hub for innovative learning. Among the most notable features of the regional learning ecosystem are the many transformations of classrooms, libraries, and other learning spaces. However, there is still much work to be done to share and spread what’s working, while supporting organizational capacity across the field and establishing a regional growth model for innovation in space design.

Remake Learning's Blueprint for Learning grants will provide 16 grants of up to $50,000 to help schools, out-of-school time organizations, early childhood facilities, museums, libraries, and higher education institutions reimagine, redesign, and remake their learning spaces. Download the Blueprint for Learning explainer for full details on the grant process, requirements, and eligibility.

To begin an application, submit a Letter of Intent by July 31.

Preview the Letter of Intent questions here.

Ready to Launch!
So, you've finally got your staff hired for the Summer/Fall... now what? Join APOST and presenter Stephan Davis at the United Way SWPA for a workshop on how to on-board new staff members. In this session, we'll review helpful hiring techniques, explore various employee orientation programs, and discuss how they can aid in getting your employees off to a great start. We'll explore techniques for large scale agencies as well as for smaller agencies. You'll leave this session with sample templates and new-found clarity on how to successfully on-board your new hires. We look forward to seeing you there!
Click here to learn more and to register. 
Language Access Project 2020 Now Accepting Applications! 
LAP is Global Wordsmiths’ flagship Social Impact Initiative, created to provide local nonprofits working with immigrants and refugees with free translation and interpretation services. LAP pairs partner organizations with bilingual student interns that are trained to translate documents and to interpret at in-person events. For the Spring 2020 cycle Global Wordsmiths will select five Partner Organizations. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2019. Click here for more information.

To apply, contact
Meredith Getachew: 412-945-0370 
ONYX Youth Council Mini-Grant: $500 to 16 Northside organizations to serve Northside youth through literacy. Deadline: July 27th
RML Blueprint LOI: grant to reimagine, redesign, and remake 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

NASA Kids Club
Nasa Kids Club is the go-to website for all those space-enthusiasts out there. If your kids are into spaceships, mars rovers and comets then this is the website to check out. 

Click here to visit the website. 

APOST Activities
FREE Trainings!

Ready to Launch!
Fri, July 26th
United Way of SWPA
Click here to register. 

Quality Campaign Orientation
Fri, July 26th
Panera, Blvd of Allies
Click here to register. 

Continental Conversations
(QC Members only)
Weds, July 31st
9:30AM - 11:30AM
United Way of SWPA
Click here to register. 

You Decide 

The Forum's Karen Pittman recently sat down with Pamela Cantor of Turnaround for Children, to discuss how to expand the reach of 21st-century knowledge. This session explored the national ecosystem that is being created to ensure this knowledge increasingly supports innovations in practice and policy across the settings in which children grow and learn.

Click here to watch. 
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