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Share Your Voice for Social and Emotional Learning Day

Friday, March 26th is Social Emotional Learning Day. To celebrate, the Youth Voice Coalition wants to hear from the youth in your programs!
We need strong youth voices to share what SEL skills they possess and how these skills have helped them throughout their life. To learn a little more about social emotional learning/career ready skills, take two minutes to watch a quick video, then have youth record their thoughts!
We will be selecting the most powerful stories and creating a monologue of these to be shared throughout Pennsylvania.
Learn more and record your response here!

Creative Youth Development (CYD) Community Resource Survey 

The Lewis Prize for Music created this survey to collect information about the larger field's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing injustices of systemic racism that the pandemic has magnified. We believe in and want to elevate nationally the critical work that CYD music organizations are doing to create a more just society.

All information shared here will be reported back to the field in a summative fashion and activated toward the goal of increasing resources for the CYD field at large.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions about this effort at

2021 Summer High School College Program 

Neighborhood Learning Alliance (NLA) has begun its process of recruiting candidates for its 2021 Summer High School College Program. This program is an amazing opportunity for high school students.
Interested high school students can go online and complete a form. Afterward, an NLA staff person will follow-up. Space for this program is limited.
Please call Rick Flanagan at 412.913.4360 if you have any additional questions.

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 here!


Upcoming Events  

February and March sessions: Afterschool Coaching for Reflective Educator of STEM
Fridays in February and Early March, 12:00-2:00: Visualizing Your Programs & Activities 
March 3: Lunchroom Social Innovation Pitch Competition 
March 16 at 5:30 PM: FAFSA Overview Webinar 
March 30 at 5:30 PM: Understanding Your Financial Aid Webinar 
Ongoing: Financial Health Workshop
Ongoing: CMU College of Engineering Outreach Survey 
Ongoing: Pittsburgh Public School Virtual OST Opportunities
Ongoing: Better Kid Care On Demand Professional Development 
Virtual Tutoring for High School Students: School to Career Virtual Tutoring
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 

For more events, please click the links below:
Remake Learning

APOST Upcoming PD Offerings 

Employment Opportunities

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

ELIE Circle: Antiracist Dialogues for Action Presenter (Volunteer)

YWCA: After-School STEM Educator

YWCA: Community Engagement 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 

Environmental Charter School: Environmental Charter School Careers 

YMCA Lighthouse Project: Teaching Artist

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh: STEAM Program Coordinator 

Manchester Bidwell Corporation: Teaching Artist Design Arts 

Assemble Pittsburgh: Teacher 

Learn Fresh: Program Leader 

Fred Rogers Center: Senior Program Associate 

Lawrenceville United: Community Organizer 

To post jobs in this section, please contact Jaron Paul, Tanya Baronti, or Damon Bethea.

You Decide

Pittsburgh Learning Collaborative: TBH

TBH (To Be Honest) is a youth voice centered project designed to use creativity to draw attention to the experiences and opinions of students, revolving around At-Home-Learning, in grades 8-12. Students can do their own visual scavenger hunt, write on paper and photograph it, make a meme, or anything that visually represents their response. Students are also to send in a typed 3-5 sentences narrating their piece. The responses are then posted on our TeenBloc Instagram and your organizations are highlighted and cross promoted to show the collaboration of organizations in Pittsburgh. The responses are due Wednesday, March 31st by 5PM. This is a group effort and the more student voice that is presented and out there, the more space that there is to come up with youth-centered problem solving.


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