21st Century Community Learning Centers

Beyond the school day support to help Ohio students succeed

Funding Available for Global Youth Service Day Volunteer Projects

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ServeOhio, in conjunction with its partners American Electric Power Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service, announces the availability of grants to support community service projects organized for Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) on April 17-19, 2020.

Purpose

The primary intent is to support projects that create or improve community assets or infrastructure, such as parks, schools, senior centers, community gardens or low-income homes through youth volunteer engagement. Project grants may also be used to support educational events intended to encourage volunteerism or link populations in need with service providers. Projects should be collaborative in nature, involve a broad spectrum of community participants, and benefit the larger community.

Funding

Grant awards will be in the range of $500 to $2,000. Depending on amounts requested, an estimated five to ten grants will be awarded.  There is no matching requirement for these grants.  Consistent with the approved project budget, funds may be used for supplies/material and volunteer support.

Funds requested should be commensurate with the number of volunteers engaged; the higher the grant request, the higher number of youth volunteers that should be engaged in the project. Funds may not be used for staffing, travel costs, gift cards, awards, or grantee administration/overhead costs.  Supplies/materials may include small equipment (useful life of two years or more) up to $100 unit cost. All awards will be paid by reimbursement upon submission of the project report and documentation of expenditures.

 

Application Process

Non-profit and public organizations in Ohio including, but not limited to, volunteer centers, school districts, community colleges, universities, and local governments are eligible to apply.  The application form must be completed, signed, and submitted by Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 5:00 PM.    

ServeOhio staff and board members will review applications. Reviewers will evaluate proposals based on:

  • Youth volunteer involvement
  • Community need/project design
  • Use of broad-based community participation and collaboration
  • Number of volunteers engaged is commensurate with the funding request
  • Budgetary compliance

Other factors that may be considered include geographic diversity of projects and whether an applicant has received funding for another project in the past year. Funding preference will be given to applicants that do not currently receive other grant funding from ServeOhio.  All applicants will be notified of funding decisions by Friday, March 13, 2020.   

Please click HERE for the official 2020 GYSD application.

Please refer questions regarding the GYSD Project Grant Competition to Rebeccah Verhoff-Kiss, Outreach & Education Officer, at Rebeccah.Verhoff-Kiss@serveohio.gov.

 

Don’t Miss This Week’s OAN Statewide Conference for Afterschool & Summer Learning Professionals – Feb 20 – 21, 2020

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Sign up today for the Ohio Afterschool Network’s annual Best Foot Forward Conference! Join your Afterschool and Summer Learning colleagues from all over Ohio at the OCLC Conference Center in Dublin, Ohio on Thursday – Friday, February 20-21, 2020.

Thursday, we’ll offer 4-hour long deep dive sessions, followed by a screening of “The History of Afterschool in America” documentary and an evening Networking Reception.

Friday will be a traditional conference schedule with a keynote and three 90-minute workshops (almost 30 to choose from!) Attend one day or both, but sign up soon to get your first choice of workshop sessions!

Register at www.OANOhio.org

Our featured speaker is Viviana Hernandez from KIT (Kids Included Together). KIT is a nationwide leader in inclusion for youth, and is also a partner of the National Afterschool Association. Viviana will be providing four different conference sessions this year. Here are details:

  • THURSDAY (4 hours) – Foundations of Inclusion and Behavior Support Techniques
  • FRIDAY Keynote (0.5 hours) – The Journey to Inclusion Begins with You
  • FRIDAY Workshop (1.5 hours) – Partnering with Families
  • FRIDAY Workshop (1.5 hours) Pathway to Positive Behavior

We are also excited to announce that Maurice Clarett will be delivering remarks at our conference this year during lunch on Friday!  Maurice has an amazing message of resiliency and a heart for giving back that will really resonate with Afterschool providers. Maurice will also be available for a book signing during the conference!

Hear all the latest conference updates by following the Ohio Afterschool Network on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Help Students Earn OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seals in Your Afterschool or Summer Program

 

Entrepreneurship Education: A Perfect Fit for Teen Summer Programs

Looking for summer program content that will engage middle and high school students, drive summer program enrollment and attendance, and is easy for adults to deliver?

Entrepreneurship education using Young Entrepreneur Pitch toolkit is ideal for hard-to-engage teens. It helps them explore ways to use their skills and interests in a way that is fun and interesting to them.  Summer programs that used the YEP toolkit last summer found they had program waiting lists and higher attendance than in previous years.

Learn more during an informational webinar on Thursday, March 12, 11:00-12:00 noon.  Register for the webinar here.

If the webinar time doesn’t work with your schedule, pop into one of our virtual office hours on Wednesdays, 11:30-12:30 using this Zoom link.  No appointment necessary!

Please use this 1-pager HERE to share with those interested in learning more.

For more information contact Liz Nusken, liz@oanohio.org.

Global Youth Service Day – Grant Application Available

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ServeOhio, in conjunction with its partners American Electric Power Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service, announces the availability of grants to support community service projects organized for Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) on April 17-19, 2020.

Purpose

The primary intent is to support projects that create or improve community assets or infrastructure, such as parks, schools, senior centers, community gardens or low-income homes through youth volunteer engagement. Project grants may also be used to support educational events intended to encourage volunteerism or link populations in need with service providers. Projects should be collaborative in nature, involve a broad spectrum of community participants, and benefit the larger community.

Funding

Grant awards will be in the range of $500 to $2,000. Depending on amounts requested, an estimated five to ten grants will be awarded.  There is no matching requirement for these grants.  Consistent with the approved project budget, funds may be used for supplies/material and volunteer support.

Funds requested should be commensurate with the number of volunteers engaged; the higher the grant request, the higher number of youth volunteers that should be engaged in the project. Funds may not be used for staffing, travel costs, gift cards, awards, or grantee administration/overhead costs.  Supplies/materials may include small equipment (useful life of two years or more) up to $100 unit cost. All awards will be paid by reimbursement upon submission of the project report and documentation of expenditures.

 

Application Process

Non-profit and public organizations in Ohio including, but not limited to, volunteer centers, school districts, community colleges, universities, and local governments are eligible to apply.  The application form must be completed, signed, and submitted by Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 5:00 PM.    

ServeOhio staff and board members will review applications. Reviewers will evaluate proposals based on:

  • Youth volunteer involvement
  • Community need/project design
  • Use of broad-based community participation and collaboration
  • Number of volunteers engaged is commensurate with the funding request
  • Budgetary compliance

Other factors that may be considered include geographic diversity of projects and whether an applicant has received funding for another project in the past year. Funding preference will be given to applicants that do not currently receive other grant funding from ServeOhio.  All applicants will be notified of funding decisions by Friday, March 13, 2020.   

Please click HERE for the official 2020 GYSD application.

Please refer questions regarding the GYSD Project Grant Competition to Rebeccah Verhoff-Kiss, Outreach & Education Officer, at Rebeccah.Verhoff-Kiss@serveohio.gov.

 

EdConnection News: Unique opportunity for Appalachian students and teachers

The Appalachian Regional Commission encourages middle and high school students interested in math, science and technology to apply for the commission’s 2020 Appalachian Regional Commission/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Summer STEM Program.

All middle and high school students who attend public schools in one of Ohio’s 32 Appalachian counties are eligible to apply. Appalachian high school teachers focusing on STEM education also are eligible to apply. The free program offers Ohio Appalachian students the opportunity to work in teams with scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The institute will take place July 5-17 for high school students and teachers and July 11-17 for middle school students. Both sessions take place at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Chaperones will be present 24 hours a day, and the academy will cover all major expenses, including meals, lodging and transportation. High school teachers are eligible to take part and can receive stipends for attending. See the website for qualifications.

Additional program information and applications are available here. Submit applications online to the Governor’s Office of Appalachia on or before Feb. 28.

2020 “Changemakers” Leadership Summit – Registration Now Open!

Click HERE to register for this year’s event

*Click on the picture below for the Summit Information Flyer*
Changemakers Leadership Summit Newsletter

TECH CORPS – Seeking Students Looking for Summer Employment

Attention 21st CCLC Grantees in CENTRAL and NE REGIONS:

For any programs serving students eligible for summer employment: Tech Corps is seeking qualified students to work during Summer 2020.

Please find more information regarding available positions:

Techie Camp 2020 Position Description – Instructor

Techie Camp – All 2020 Summer Positions

If you have students that would like to apply, please have them complete their application located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020progapp (the link is also available at techcorps.org/careers).

21st CCLC Program Shares – February 2020

Kudos to Center of Hope, Omega Community Development Corporation and Northwest Ohio ESC for the work they are doing for their youth and families via the 21st CCLC grant program, and the impact it is leaving on the communities served!

Please read below for more information for each grantee’s current work/accomplishments through February 2020:


 

Northwest Ohio ESC (Northwest Region) – Programming Highlights

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Back in September, as part of SSOE’s United Way Campaign, SSOE-Toledo hosted a STEM Kit Build in which employees spent their lunch hour forming an assembly line to put together STEM Kits for the students of the STARS Programs at Northwood and Rossford.  Each kit had 5 challenges: balloon challenge, cup challenge, engineering challenge, surface tension challenge, and an alfalfa challenge.  At the end of January, volunteers from SSOE visited our Rossford and Northwood STARS locations and completed the challenges with the students.

WCESC Post Pictures - February 2020At the end, students took their kits home to share with their families and friends.  SSOE had put together nearly 250 kits, which allows us to distribute the remaining kits to their other STARS locations for the students to enjoy.  SSOE not only partnered with this grantee for their event, but they have also attended their STEAM Day field trip for the last 3 years.  They are so thankful for the continued support of the STARS program!


 

Omega Community Development Corporation (Southwest Region) – Monthly Newsletter – February 2020

*Click on the image for the full newsletter*

Omega - February 2020 Newsletter Clip


 

Center of Hope Family Services (Northwest Region) – Partner Recognition

Center of Hope was the Toledo Journal’s featured cover story for its 3rd Annual Peace on Earth Celebration, in partnership with the Lucas County Juvenile Court (LCJC). Since 2017, Peace on Earth has been a space for their guests, court staff, and community partners – to relate to one another as human to human, agreeing on Peace, Unity, and goodwill towards one another. The program features performances by the Center of Hope ELEVATE students at Old West End, Martin Luther King, and Robinson Elementary schools and awards for individuals completing 90 days of employment or parenting support group sessions. The evening concludes with a a community dinner for 200, craft/game stations, and a gift giveaway sponsored by Lucas County Children Services.

Center of Hope thanks the following partners for their support of the 2019 Peace on Earth Holiday Event:

  • Lucas County Juvenile Court (co-sponsor)
  • Lucas County Children’s Services
  • State Bank
  • William Vaughan Company
  • Athletes of the 1970s and 1980s
  • Toledo Public Schools

Please see the highlights from their 2019 Peace on Earth Celebration below!


 

If you have program highlights that you would like to share, please email Charmaine Davis-Bey with a brief description and any attachments/links at charmaine.davis@education.ohio.gov by the 9th of every month:

 

 

 

COSA – Spring 2020 Regional Training Schedule Now Available!

We invite all 21st CCLC grantees to attend the 21st CCLC-sponsored COSA Regional Trainings.   Please see training information below:

Training Title: Optimizing Programming to Improve Outcomes

Training Description: In this training, the COSA team will explore best practices in youth development – to assure that program design and curricula align to support program quality and Ohio 21st CCLC grant compliance.

COSA Spring 2020 Trainings

Please note:

  • The training is required for 1st year grantees (those awarded for FY20) and strongly recommended for returning grantees (those awarded in FY18 and FY19).
  • Your regional ODE 21st CCLC Regional Consultant will be present at the training to deliver important updates from ODE.
  • The training is free however, you must REGISTER on the COSA website: https://www.cosaohio.org/events/.

 

  • If you have any questions about the trainings and/or registration, please contact Mark Noftz at mnoftz@cosaohio.org or call (216) 318-8307.

 

We look forward to seeing everyone!

 

 

FY21 21st CCLC Grant Competition/Continuation Plan – UPDATE FROM ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

ON BEHALF OF SHANNON TEAGUE:

Attention FY21 – 21st Century Community Learning Centers Applicants and Current 21st Century Grantees:

Effective immediately, the FY21 – 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant competition and Continuation Plan inputting is temporarily on hold.  The CCIP system will reopen and the FY21 Request for Application will be posted on the Department of Education website within the next week.

We apologize if this causes any inconvenience and we’ll provide an update when it’s available.

Thanks,

Shannon D. Teague, M.Ed.

Assistant Director

Office of Improvement and Innovation

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25 South Front Street, 4th Floor | Mailstop 403 Columbus, Ohio, 43215-4183

Office: (614)466-2517 | Cell: (614) 420-6849

Main number: (877) 644-6338

Shannon.Teague@education.ohio.gov

www.education.ohio.gov