AmeriCorps Opportunities

2017 Ohio AmeriCorps Notice of Funding Available

ServeOhio is pleased to announce the availability of funds for 2017 Ohio AmeriCorps *State Competitive Grants. An Intent to Apply is required and will be accepted until November 14, 2016 at 5:00 PM. Please find the Notice of Funding Opportunity, Application Instructions, Intent to Apply, and other resources at serveohio.org/grantsfunding. Applications are due in eGrants by December 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST.

For all questions related to this funding announcement, please contact Mary Cannon, Director of AmeriCorps.

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Introduction to ServeOhio and AmeriCorps Grants Webinars for NEW Applicants

Join us for a webinar to learn more about AmeriCorps, funding priorities, and the Intent to Apply. Information is repeated on each call. Please RSVP to Mary.Cannon@serveohio.gov.  

  • September 1, 2016 1:00 – 1:45 PM
  • September 15, 2016 1:00 – 1:45 PM
  • September 29, 2016 1:00 – 1:45 PM

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/810696021

If needed, the dial-in number is 1 (872) 240-3412 with Access Code 810-696-021

iForum Webinar Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to invite you to the last two iForums in our series on summer opportunities! Hear about innovative approaches, success stories, and lessons learned from summer 2016 with an eye towards summer 2017!

iForum: Partnerships for Youth Jobs and Apprenticeships – on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 1-2 PM ET.

Join discussion on federal and community resources to provide jobs and other learning opportunity for youth over the summer months and extending into the school year. We will be joined by: the US Department of Labor, the Corporation for National and Community Services, Newark’s Summer Youth Employment Program, and LA’s Hire L.A. Youth and Summer Youth Employment Program.

  • Please RSVP HERE, and forward the invitation to others who might benefit from this information. We will send an iForum log-in and call-in number prior to Thursday, August 18th. If you cannot access the google form, please e-mail Margaret.Graham@ed.gov to RSVP.

iForum: Summer Learning Outside the School Walls – on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 1-2 PM ET.

Join discussion on resources and examples of planning for summer learning opportunities within the broader community through partnerships with the private and public sector.

We will be joined by: the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences, Chicago’s One Summer Plus Program, LRNG, and more.

  • Please RSVP HERE, and forward the invitation to others who might benefit from this information. We will send an iForum log-in and call-in number prior to Thursday, August 25th. If you cannot access the google form, please e-mail Callie.Kozlak@ed.gov to RSVP.

USDOE Webinar Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to invite you to the iForum: Planning and Scaling Up Summer Opportunities with Schools – on Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 1-2 PM ET.

During this online webinar, participants will discuss how to start budgeting and planning for summer learning early in the academic year to get ready for the following summer. We will review Title I and other federal education funding eligible for summer learning activities, as well as highlight innovative strategies schools, districts, and community partners are using to develop and expand summer learning opportunities and prevent the summer slide.

We will be joined by the following:

o   USDOED Office of State Support

o   Baltimore City Schools, MD

o   William Wirt Middle School, Hyattsville, MD

o   Brooklyn Technical High School, New York, NY

o   The National Summer Learning Association and the New Vision for Summer School Network (NVSS Network)

Please RSVP HERE, and forward the invitation to others who might benefit from this information. We will send an iForum log-in and call-in number prior to Thursday, August 4th. We hope you will join us for this extraordinary convening!

FY17 New 21st CCLC Award Recipients

We are pleased to announce the FY17 NEW 21st Century Award Recipients!  The Ohio Department of Education, Office of Federal Programs received 200 NEW applications for this year’s competitive process and many of the applications received were highly rated.  Due to available funds after awarding our renewal grants, we were able to award funds to 26 new grants.

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Inclusion Webinar

Free Webinar

Inclusion in 21st CCLC Environments:

Lessons From the Field

 Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EDT

 How can your 21st CCLC program meaningfully include all students, including students with disabilities? How can your program create professional development opportunities to support inclusion for all students? Get a preview of the new Lessons From the Field guides in this webinar.

 Register Now:

https://1sourceevents.adobeconnect.com/lessonsfromthefield/event/event_info.html

 Learn about the new Lessons From the Field guides on inclusion and supporting students with disabilities in 21st CCLC programs. These easy-to-use guides will provide information and strategies for including students with disabilities in 21st CCLC programs at the state, program and site levels. In this webinar, you will get examples and strategies for creating inclusive practices and policies to incorporate in your everyday work.

Presenters: The Lessons From the Field Project Team

 This webinar is for state coordinators, program directors, site coordinators, practitioners, community partners, family members and others interested in supporting all students in 21st CCLC programs. All participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and join in discussions.

 This is the sixth in a series of inclusion-focused webinars created by Lessons From the Field — Supporting All Students, Including Students With Disabilities, a technical assistance project funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.

 

Summer Institute Live Broadcast

The 2016 Summer Institute is quickly approaching and we are pleased to announce that the plenary sessions will be broadcast live for those of you who are unable to join us in Phoenix. Advance registration to view the plenaries is not required.  To join, simply go to the Summer Institute homepage (http://21stcclc.leedmci.com/) on the dates and times noted below.  Plenaries will be recorded and posted at a later date.   Please note the dates below and that times for the plenary sessions are given in Mountain Standard Time (MST).

  • Tuesday July 19, 2016 – 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. MST 21st CCLC–State of the Union Speakers:   Sylvia Lyles, Director, Office of Academic Improvement Programs U.S. Department of Education Rhonda Lauer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Foundations, Inc. Jodi Grant, Director, Afterschool Alliance
  • Tuesday July 19, 2016 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. MST Expanding Learning Beyond the Classroom Moderator: Sylvia Lyles, Director, Office of Academic Improvement Programs U.S. Department of Education Panelists: Karyl Resnick, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Deborah Kneeland Keegan, Everett Public Schools Brianna Flannery, Everett Public Schools John Obremski, Everett Public Schools Cindy Trejo, Arizona Department of Education Billy Thrall, Arizona Governor’s Office Heather Merrill, Glendale Community College Lyn Bailey, Washington Elementary School District Tracey Beal, Washington Elementary School District Christine Hollingsworth, Washington Elementary School District Kathleen McKeever, Washington Elementary School District
  •  Wednesday July 20, 2016 – 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. MST Professionalizing the Field for 21st CCLC Staff and a Presentation by the Student Voices Speakers:   Sylvia Lyles, Director, Office of Academic Improvement Programs U.S. Department of Education Haynes Cooney, You For Youth Monique McDowell-Russell, Project Specialist, Foundations, Inc. Nathnael Abraham,Virginia Asia Brooks, Maryland Peter Griggs,Alaska Iris (Aeola) Lu, Minnesota Luis Pagan, New Jersey

·  Wednesday July 20, 2016 – 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. MST Using Data Effectively to Demonstrate 21st CCLC Alignment to the School Day Facilitator: Gwynn Hughes, Program Officer, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Speakers:  Terri Ferinde Dunham, Collaborative Communications Group Terri Foulkes, Missouri Afterschool Network Chris Smith, Boston After School & Beyond Deborah Vandell, University of California, Irvine

Spread the Word: Kids Eat Free This Summer!

This summer, the Ohio Department of Education is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program, providing children with free, healthy meals.

It’s easy to participate and no sign up is required. Simply call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or visit education.ohio.gov/KidsEat for meal times and locations.

The Summer Food Service Program ensures children ages 18 and under continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer break from school, when they do not have access to school breakfast or lunch. Children with disabilities and approved individualized education programs may participate through age 21.

“Giving children access to a healthy meal during the summer months is very important,” said Dr. Lonny J. Rivera, interim superintendent of public instruction. “The Summer Food Service Program brings communities together in making sure children have the nourishment they need to remain healthy.”

Many Ohio parents and caregivers continue to make difficult choices every day in order to provide for their families. In many cases, this leaves Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens, our children and youth, struggling with hunger daily.

In 2015, more than 50,000 Ohio children received free daily meals last year through the Summer Food Service Program with the help of 201 sponsoring agencies and 1,781 feeding sites.

The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the Ohio Department of Education.