March 2016 Members' Monthly
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ASW:NYSAN Members' Monthly 

Wallace Foundation Survey on K-12 Education and Afterschool

The Wallace Foundation, a valued partner of ASW:NYSAN, is conducting a survey to better understand the opinions of Policymakers, K-12 Public School Leaders and Afterschool Leaders related to K-12 education and afterschool programs. This survey will take about 15 minutes to complete, but will provide valuable information to The Wallace Foundation, and also serve to inform survey takers on messaging and communication trends around afterschool and expanded learning initiatives.
Thank you for your support! The survey can be found here:

Wallace Report: Collective Impact and the New Generation of Cross-Sector Collaborations for Education: A Nationwide Scan

A newly released report from The Wallace Foundation and Teachers College, Columbia University features a study of 182 local collective impact initiatives, including information on where each collaborative exists, the governing structures of each group, and the data collected and reported on. This initial scan of collective impact collaborations is the first step in a broader project that includes a case study of efforts currently underway in Buffalo which aim to tackle social and educational issues across the city. View the full report here.

Host a Summer Teaching Fellow from the Partnership for After School Education (PASE)

Applications are now being accepted for summer programs interested in applying for a Summer Teaching Fellow from PASE. Each Summer Teaching Fellow is recruited and trained by PASE, who also supplies each Fellow with a stipend. Your program can receive assistance in curriculum development, group and individual tutoring, and activity facilitation from a fellow at no cost to your program! If you are interested in learning more, visit PASE’s Summer Teaching Fellow webpage.
*Please note that this opportunity is only available for programs operating in New York City. 

You can also watch the video below to learn more about the Summer Teaching Fellowship.
2016 Summer Teaching Fellows

Upcoming ASW:NYSAN Events

3/22 - WEBINAR: You Feed Their Minds-- Now Feed Their Bodies!
United Way of the Greater Capital Region and Afterschool Works! NY: the New York State Afterschool Network are teaming up to host a webinar on Tuesday, March 22nd at 1pm about meals you can connect to your program!
Jessica Underhill, Director of Community Impact at United Way of the Greater Capital Region, will be talking about the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Saleah Blancaflor, the Food Programs Coordinator at ASW:NYSAN, will be talking about the Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP).
This is for organizations who are interested in:
  • Serving meals at their on-site programming after school or during the summer.
  • Expanding their programming/curriculum to sites that serve meals to children.
  • Learning more about government reimbursed child nutrition programs.
You can register for the webinar here

4/15/16-4/16/16: 2016 ASW:NYSAN Annual Conference

As a current ASW:NYSAN member, you receive a $20 discount with the coupon code MEMBER16. 

Join us in Saratoga Springs, NY for the 2016 ASW:NYSAN Annual Conference! We are excited to bring you 30+ workshops centered around youth development and program sustainability, along with hours of networking opportunities over two days in beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY.

Conference attendees will be entered to win a complimentary registration to the 2017 National AfterSchool Association Convention, held March 19-22, 2017 in Dallas, TX.

Register today
Visit the Conference Webpage

Upcoming Trainings and Webinars

4/2: Childhood Conversation Conference - How Are the Kids in Your Village? Strategies to Strengthen Your Part of the World
The 10th annual Childhood Conversation Conference will be held April 2nd in Windsor, CT and is open to anyone in formal education, early childhood, afterschool, health/mental health, or family services. View the conference flyer for more information.  
4/4 – 5/2: Building a STEM Empowered Program 
Learn how you can approach STEM in afterschool and summer learning programs and encourage students to develop their knowledge in these areas. This online training provides experiential learning opportunities in STEM to help staff improve lesson planning and promote best practices in STEM instruction. Check out more information here
4/6: Communicating with Challenging Children and Parents
Join our partners at the Expanded Learning Network of the Southern Tier (ELNoST) for a free professional development training on family engagement. The training will be held at the National Soaring Museum in Corning, NY from 10am-2pm. View the training flyer for more information.
4/7- WEBINAR: Creating an Intentionally Designed Program
Explore mini-lesson, podcasts, tools, and resources that are designed to help create more engaging activities that fit the needs of students in afterschool programs. 21st Century Community Learning Centers in Louisiana and Indiana will share insight into how they have developed fun and enriching activities that align with the curriculum taught during the school day. The webinar will be held from 1pm- 2pm and more information is available here. *Please note that Y4Y requires you to register for a free account in order to register for the webinar.
6/26-6/29: 2016 Reaching the Wounded Student Conference
The 2016 Reaching the Wounded Student Conference will be held in Kissimmee, Florida from June 26-29, 2016. The conference will focus on helping educators identify and treat students who are suffering from trauma. Workshop proposals are now being accepted and more information on the conference can be found here

9/22-9/23: 2016 Transition Age Youth Institute!
This year’s Transition Age Youth Institute will be held in Saratoga Springs, NY and will include workshop on topics including:
  • Emerging Trends and Practices with School Systems
  • Community Inclusion Strategies
  • Partnerships and Collaborations - Who with and How is it Being Done?
  • Developing Transition Plans & Practices
  • Peer Advocacy and Mentoring
  • WIOA and Youth Focused Opportunities
  • Transitioning Youth from School to Other Services
  • Respite for Youth
  • After-School Supports for Youth with Disabilities
More information is available here, including the Call for Presenters form.

10/2-10/5/16: 2016 National Dropout Prevention Network Conference
Afterschool programs play a crucial role in addressing chronic absenteeism and student dropout rates. Join other educators in Detroit, MI from October 2-5, 2016 to learn new strategies on combating and reducing dropouts among youth. You can find more information on the conference webpage.

Funding Opportunities

Math and Science Grants for Rural School Districts
Deadline: April 15, 2016

Between now and April 1st, eligible farmers (see webpage for more information) can nominate a school district in their community to fund math and science projects that enhance STEM learning opportunities across the country. Nominated school districts will then be able to submit applications for a $10,000 or $25,000 grant. More information can be found here.

Young Scientist Challenge
Deadline: April 20, 2016
Discovery Education and 3M are now accepting nominations for the Young Scientist Challenge. In order to enter, students in grades 5-8 must create a short video addressing an everyday problem and offer an innovative solution to address the issue. Ten finalists will be chosen with a grand prize of $25,000 awarded to the winner. Find more information on the Youth Scientist Challenge webpage here.

Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling
Deadline: April 18, 2016
Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects that involve various storytelling activities, ranging from traditional tales to myths to personal narratives. Afterschool or summer programs with a focus in literacy or arts may be interested in applying for this funding opportunity. Learn more here.

Peter and Elizabeth Tower Foundation- Intellectual disabilities grants
Deadline: Mid-June 2016
The Tower Foundation’s funding objectives in this area are to improve the delivery of services for children, adolescents, and young adults to age 26 with intellectual disabilities in Erie and Niagara Counties. Eligible grantees include 501 (c) (3) organizations, diocesan and public school districts, charter schools, and nonprofit public benefit corporations. More information can be found on the Tower Foundation webpage.

Deadline: Rolling
Kars4Kids accepts funding submission from organizations for grants in the range of $500-$2000 for extracurricular programs and summer camps. More information is available on the website.

The Awesome Foundation 
Deadline: Rolling
Grants of $1,000 are awarded to projects that range from public artwork to scientific experiments that help bring communities together. These grants are provided to projects with no strings attached. More information can be found here.

Citizens Bank
Deadline: Rolling
Citizens Bank provides funding to organizations focused on fighting hunger, providing shelter, teaching money management, and strengthening communities. If your organization provides direct services to low and moderate income families, learn more about this opportunity here

My Macy's District Grants 
Deadline: Rolling
Macy’s provides general operating, project, and programming support to organizations focused on providing programs in arts and culture, education, the environment, HIV/AIDS, and women’s issues. To learn more about this opportunity, visit the Macy’s webpage.

Join the ASW:NYSAN LinkedIn group

Joining groups on LinkedIn enables you to find other afterschool professionals and engage in dialogues related to the field. Join the ASW:NYSAN group today!
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