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Introducing SELF: A New Social and 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. 

Click here to apply:  

Applications are due December 11, 2020 


Homewood Children's Village SMART Dreams Pilot Program


Homewood Children’s Village is looking to place college and career planning tools into the hands of reputable organizations that serve high school students in Pittsburgh and beyond. Participating organizations will receive copies of student planners for their youth, training and access to an online classroom and curriculum. Complete this form if you are interested and would like more information. Contact: Angela Choi 


Rise and Slime!


Get mixing, get messy and get smart in this goo-stravaganza! Local businesswomen will join us so you will not only have fun getting messy but also will learn about their careers along the way.

Middle school and high school girls, join us for this slimetastic event on October 31st from 11 am to 12 pm. Register here

Lawrence Foundation Educational Grants: Grants for environment, human services, disaster relief, etc. Grants range from $5,000 to $10,000. Deadline: October 31, 2020.

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 

Health Resources for Children and Families

Community Health Department at UPMC's Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh has a list of health resources for children and families. Check them out:

Flu Prevention During Coronavirus Pandemic

5 Ways to Foster Social-Emotional Skills  

Seasonal Allergies and Coronavirus Symptoms 

Virtual Field Trips 

8 Ways to Stay Hydrated 

Quick, Healthy Lunches

Upcoming Events  

November 5th: Social Justice Educator Workshop
November 11th: ELIE Circle Antiracist Dialogues for Action: Educator Wellness/Healing 
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 is launching a professional learning series, “LUNCH BREAK WITH CLN”. This series will include nine weeks of workshops held on Wednesdays from 11:30-1:30 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 

Register here.

Employment Opportunities

Latino Community Center: SOY (Supporting Our Youth) Pgh Elementary School Assistant  

Sarah Heinz House: Program Director-LifeSkills Director

CMU: Proctor 

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 

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

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Free Flu Shots

Free Flu Shots ae available. They are given on a first come, first serve bases. Here are some upcoming days, times, and locations:

10/31/2018 11:00a-1:00p Swissvale Fire Department 7400 Irvine Street; Swissvale, PA 15218


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