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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) >

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

Manager of CWIN Recruitment

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council seeks a Manager of CWIN

Position Description

The Manager of CWIN (Children with Intensive Needs) supports the continuum of care which introduces and recommends effective services and supports for children and adolescents with behavioral and health disorders and their families with increased availability focused to the Spanish-speaking communities. Though the Collaboration Council does not provide direct services, the Manager of CWIN is responsible for utilizing a coordinated network of available resources that will integrate care planning and management across multiple levels and which are culturally and linguistically competent and build meaningful partnerships with families and youth at service delivery, management and policy levels. For complete details and how to submit your cover letter with salary requirements and resume click here.

Position open until filled.

Notice of Re-Issuance for Request for Proposal: Evening Reporting Center for Juvenile Justice System Engaged Youth (Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2020)

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council seeks one qualified vendor to provide Evening Reporting Center (ERC) services for youth ages 14-17 assigned by the juvenile court as an alternative to secure detention. The ERC will be a structured learning environment focusing on education, positive skill building and treatment. The ERC is a highly accountable service directing youth towards compliance with court/probation requirements. It is intended to prevent future involvement in the juvenile justice system and/or out-of-home placement. The setting is one where youth receive personal attention to manage behaviors and learn life skills. Funding is provided for operational expenses for nine months beginning October 1, 2019. .

The full Notice of Issuance can be accessed here.

Final Deadline for Written Questions: July 15, 2019
Deadline for Submission of Proposals: July 29, 2019, 4:30 pm.

Fax completed form to 301-610-0148 or email to info@collaborationcouncil.org. Interested applicants can also come to the Collaboration Council’s office at 1801 Research Blvd., Suite 103, Rockville, MD 20850 between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm weekdays to obtain the RFP

Announcing OS #2019-65 – Community Needs Assessment

Local Management Board 2019 Community Needs Assessment Scope of Work : Open Solicitation #2019-65

Issue Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Closing Date: 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2019

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families (Collaboration Council) and the Children’s Opportunity Fund (COF) are working in partnership to develop a Community Needs Assessment that will be beneficial for both parties. The goal of the Community Needs Assessment (CNA) is to establish a set of priorities for Montgomery County that will drive the focus of work for both the COF and the Collaboration Council.

For complete details and where to send your letter of interest please click here: OS #2019-65

Senatorial Scholarship’s available for Maryland students. April 30th Deadline

Senatorial Scholarship

Who may apply: Current high school seniors and full-time and part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Students attending a private career school may also apply.

How to apply: Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If your State senator makes his/her own awards, you must call or write to your legislator for further instructions. The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) can provide a list of all State legislators.

**Scholarships maybe available through your state delegation for your district. They are NOT available through your federal delegation (i.e. U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen).**

When to apply: Complete and file the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov by March 1. Contact your State senator in February for further instructions.

Eligible majors: All majors are eligible.


​​*Program Update*

Scholarship can be used at out-of-state institutions if the applicant is on active duty with the U.S Military and domiciled in the State.

https://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_senatorial.aspxF

For application and more information, call (240) 777-8500

APRIL 30TH DEADLINE FOR CARR SCHOLARSHIPS   If you live in the 18th Legislative District and will be attending a Maryland College or University* next fall or spring, I may be able to award you a legislative scholarship. A short application is required and you must have already completed your FAFSA. To begin the process, send an email to alfred.carr@house.state.md.us and include your home address so we can confirm you reside in D18 and send you an application.   Questions? Call my office at 301 858-3638   *Students attending out-of-state institutions can receive scholarship funds only if they have been certified as studying a “unique major” that is not offered at any Maryland institution.
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