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Mini-Grant Funding for Under 21 Substance Abuse Prevention Activities for FY 2020

The Collaboration Council announces the availability of mini-grant funding to help community-based organizations deliver activities to middle and high school youth and those under age 21 that will help prevent their illegal use and abuse of alcohol, marijuana, over-the-counter, prescription and/or other drugs. Grants can range from $500 to $1,000; applicants must provide a local match (cash, in-kind) equal to 30% of the requested mini-grant amount. Applications are due November 1, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Expenses incurred for projects funded via these grants must begin after January 1, 2020 and conclude by May 31, 2020
This is part of the Collaboration Council led Many Voices for Smart Choices – Montgomery County Alliance to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse. Funding comes from the Montgomery County government. For complete details and to download the Mini-Grant Application Announcement please click here. Please direct all questions to info@collaborationcouncil.org. Deadline for submitting questions is October 22, 2010, 3:00 p.m.

Announcing OPEN SOLICITATION #2019-68 Identifying Trainers/Facilitators for the Youth Development Community of Practice

Identifying Identifying Vendors for Trainers/Facilitators for the Youth Development Community of Practice

Issue Date: September 12, 2019

Deadline for Submitting Questions: September 20, 2019

Closing Date: October 4, 2019 4 p.m.

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families, Inc. (the Collaboration Council), is a quasi-public non-profit organization and the Local Management Board for Montgomery County, Maryland. The Collaboration Council’s mission is to improve the well-being of children, youth and families through collaborative partnerships. For information regarding the Montgomery County Collaboration, its initiatives and programs, visit our website at www.collaborationcouncil.org.

Community of Practice for Youth Development Practitioners

The Community of Practice (CoP) of the Collaboration Council coordinates the training and education/academic programs for youth development practitioners working in youth-serving fields such as workforce development, mentoring, recreation, and transition age youth ages 16-24. This solicitation seeks to identify qualified trainers to deliver workshops, webinars, and certification training programs with content that supports/aligns with youth development principles, social emotional learning, and cultural linguistics. The topics included in this open solicitation were identified through written feedback from practitioners and supervisors attending CoP workshops and the annual Youth Development and Mentoring Symposium.

CoP Open Solicitation Proposal Information

The Collaboration Council seeks proposals from organizations and qualified individuals with experience using adult learning principles to facilitate workshops and webinars. CoP workshops programs are 3-4 hours in length, facilitated using adult learning principles and support the principles of youth development. In the proposal, each workshop and webinar description must include:

  • Content with the most up to date research
  •  Interactive group learning experiences
  • Youth development principles
  • An agenda
  • A complete list of participant materials

Click here for complete details and how to submit your Letter of Interest

Job Announcement: LGBTQ Services Navigator

SMYAL is seeking an LGBTQ Services Navigator

Position Description

The LGBTQ Services Navigator will work with staff at the Montgomery County Reengagement / Drop-In Center to engage disconnected youth. The goal of the work will be to identify and build culturally competent resources for youth, to refer youth to the appropriate resources through Case Management, and to develop solutions to gaps in services. The LGBTQ Services Navigator, along with the dedicated Case Managers, provides client centered case management services to address the education, mental health, physical health and permanent living situation through coordinated activities and referrals. The LGBTQ Services Navigator will also consult on the general space and environment for the Reengagement / Drop-In Center, helping to ensure the space is culturally competent towards and inviting to LGBTQ youth. The LGBTQ Services Navigator needs to have vision, drive, and passion as the role will shift with time and needs.

Please see the job description for Primary Duties and Responsibilities, Core Competencies and Qualifications.

To apply:

Send cover letter and resume to Adalphie Johnson (adalphie.johnson@smyal.org) >

911 Dispatch Academy, SFT087 (60 hours) from Montgomery College

Coming This Fall:

911 Dispatch Academy, SFT087 (60 hours)

September 10 – October 12, 2019. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. AND Saturdays from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. On the Rockville Campus, Mannakee Building.

Cost: $800 + $170 fee = $970. Non-Maryland residents add $400.

This career pathway sequence of courses will enable you to apply for the Public Safety Emergency Communication Specialist position. Recognize the roles and responsibilities the 911 Telecommunicator plays in applying the principles, practices, and standards of care when servicing 911 calls. Learn and recognize the difference in fire, medical, or police responses to 911 calls.

  • Are you patient and calm during a crisis?
  • Are you able to multi-task with computers?
  • If so, then a career in emergency telecommunications may be for you!
  • To learn more about the class, please download the flyer

    Job Skills Series for Skilled Immigrants – Gilchrist Center

    The Gilchrist Center is offering an Employment Skills Series Workshops for skilled immigrant job-seekers.

    Finding a job in the US is challenging and competitive. Successful job seekers have:

    • A US-style, carefully edited resume

    • a well-written cover letter

    • practice in one-on-one, phone, and panel interviews.

    This class provides personalized assistance in the skills you need to start your career.

    To learn more about the class, please download the flyer, visit the Gilchrist Center’s website

    Workshops are offered on Thursday mornings from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

    • Registration fee $25
    • Space is limited, register early
    • Ages 18+, no children in classrooms
    • No make-ups or refunds for missed or cancelled classes
    RSVP 301-890-1983

    Job Announcement: LGBTQ Services Navigator SMYAL

    SMYAL is seeking an LGBTQ Services Navigator

    Position Description

    The LGBTQ Services Navigator will work with staff at the Montgomery County Reengagement / Drop‐In Center to engage disconnected youth. The goal of the work will be to identify and build culturally competent resources for youth, to refer youth to the appropriate resources through Case Management, and to develop solutions to gaps in services. The LGBTQ Services Navigator, along with the dedicated Case Managers, provides client centered case management services to address the education, mental health, physical health and permanent living situation through coordinated activities and referrals. The LGBTQ Services Navigator will also consult on the general space and environment for the Reengagement / Drop‐In Center, helping to ensure the space is culturally competent towards and inviting to LGBTQ youth. The LGBTQ Services Navigator needs to have vision, drive, and passion as the role will shift with time andneeds.

    Please see the job description for Primary Duties and Responsibilities, Core Competencies and Qualifications.

    Job Announcement: Goal Setting Girls Assistants (Contractual Position)

    Crittenton Services of Greater Washington is seeking up to 3 Goal Setting Girls Assistants

    Position Description

    The Goal Setting Girls Assistant is a contractual position that works closely with Crittenton’s Youth Development Program Coordinators. S/he will be responsible for providing support to the Youth Development Program Coordinator with the delivery of program curricula to two to three groups of 18 to 20 girls at middle schools in Montgomery County (Up County and East County); assisting with enrichment activities as needed; and serving as a role model for program participants. The position requires a commitment to Crittenton’s core values, a sense of humor, and the ability to create a caring and safe environment for program participants while maintaining professional boundaries, to multi‐task in a fast paced environment, to take initiative, and to be both flexible and persistent.

    Please see the job description for Primary Duties and Responsibilities, Core Competencies and Qualifications.

    To apply:

    Please send an email to ndonovan@crittentonservices.org with the following attachments:

     Your resume

     A cover letter

     A brief, work‐related writing sample.

    Announcing Open Solicitation #2019-66 Identifying Vendors for Excel Beyond the Bell Out-of-School-Time Programs

    Identifying Identifying Vendors for Excel Beyond the Bell Out-of-School-Time Programs

    Issue Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    Closing Date: : Monday, August 19, 2019, 2:00 PM

    The Collaboration Council leads Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB), the County’s initiative to create a local out-of-school time (OST) system that will increase the number of quality programs promoting positive youth development, especially in our most vulnerable communities, that will inspire children and youth to achieve their full potential (see www.excelbeyondthebell.org for more information).

    Excel Beyond the Bell Middle School Program

    As part of this initiative, a three-year out-of-school time pilot was created in partnership with the Montgomery County Recreation Department (MCRD) and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). In its first year, EBB programs were located at Argyle Middle School in Wheaton, Roberto Clemente in Germantown, and A. Marion Loiederman in Silver Spring. EBB school sites have expanded to include Francis Scott Key in Silver Spring, Forest Oak in Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village in Montgomery Village, Neelsville in Germantown, and Col. E. Brooke Lee in Silver Spring.

    The Collaboration Council seeks Letters of Interest from organizations and qualified individuals to serve as a pre-approved pool of potential out-of-school time vendors to serve middle school students at a particular school or schools within the Excel Beyond the Bell Middle School out-of-school time system. Vendors are strongly encouraged to consider operating at more than one location.

    Click here for complete details and how to submit your Letter of Interest

    Community Advocacy Institute Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 – 2020 Institute!!

    Are you interested in learning how to be an advocate for your community?

    Apply today to the Community Action Board’s Community Advocacy Institute!

    The CAI includes FREE workshops featuring guest speakers, activities to practice your advocacy skills, and networking opportunities.

    To qualify for this program, participants must be Montgomery County residents with household incomes of $55,000 or less.

    Applications are due August 16.

      Apply online

    County Offers Mini-Grants for Food Security Organizations; Applications Due September 3

    County Offers Mini-Grants for Food Security Organizations

    Applications Due September 3

    Effective August 1, community organizations involved with food security issues can apply for mini-grants from the county that range from $2,000 to $10,000. Tax-exempt organizations applying for the mini-grants can use the funding to improve direct service or assistance to vulnerable populations.

    The application deadline is Tuesday, September 3.

    Information and the application form are available online. Questions can be directed to Diana Tato-Niktash at 240-777-3404 or by email to diana.tato-niktash@montgomerycountymd.gov.

    # # # Media Contact: Mary Anderson, 240-777-6534

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