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Register Now for the Spring Advancing Youth Development Workshops!

Our Youth Development Community of Practice (CoP)offers professional learning opportunities for youth development practitioners serving young people in Montgomery County.

We are excited to offer you the online version of the highly acclaimed Advancing Youth Development Training!

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council is proud to have trained hundreds of youth development practitioners in the county with the nationally recognized ‘Advancing Youth Development’ training. Typically, the Advancing Youth Development Training is an intensive 4-day in-person training totaling 30 hours. After over a year of developing an online design of the training, the course is now available for youth development professionals to participate in.

Online Course Format:

This online AYD course has 6 modules that will be completed every week over 8 weeks. Weekly modules are self-paced (Estimated to be 2-3 hours each). Participants will also engage in a live online session once a week using the Zoom Platform (Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:30 PM) beginning March 24, 2022, through May 12, 2022. (7 total) (Please note there will not be a Zoom Session on March 31, 2022)

This will be an interactive opportunity to engage with other participants on learned material, ask clarifying questions to facilitators, and share experiences relevant to corresponding modules. This session will be facilitated by Dennis Carter. Participants who complete the 6 modules and attend the 7 live online sessions will receive a certificate of completion. Throughout this entire online course, our experts will be available to answer your questions via email or phone.

What Will Participants Learn?

This Advancing Youth Development (AYD) online course will give participants the necessary tools and skills to better engage and support youth. Participants will learn how to help youth navigate and use resources, identify their own strengths, and define and achieve their goals.

Who Should Sign Up? This professional development opportunity is for youth development practitioners who work with youth in schools, nonprofit community organizations, and agencies in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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Announcing Open Solicitation #2022-75: Strategic Planning Consultant

>Identifying Vendors for Strategic Planning ConsultantsM

OPEN SOLICITATION #2022-75  

Strategic Planning Consultant (OPEN SOLICITATION #2022-75)

Issue Date: January 28th, 2022

Deadline to Submit Questions: February 11th, 2022

Closing Date: February 18, 2022

OPEN SOLICITATION #2022-75

Purpose of Solicitation:

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth, and Families (the Collaboration Council) seeks a vendor with demonstrated experience in developing successful consensus-based and community-driven strategic plans.

Purpose of Project:

To create a comprehensive product that builds a compelling case for organizational importance to the community, successful future visioning, and our stated goals/what we plan to accomplish. The product will serve as a dynamic guide which communicates internally and externally how we are striving to make an impact in the community.

Please submit any questions to procurement@collaborationcouncil.org

Please submit any questions to procurement@collaborationcouncil.org

Announcing RE-ISSUE 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: January 31, 2022

Deadline for Submitting Questions: March 14, 2022

Closing Date: March 21,2022 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.

Interested vendors must create an individual or organization account and submit their Solicitation Responses  through: https://collaborationcouncil.smapply.io/prog/

Please submit any questions to procurement@collaborationcouncil.org

Community of Practice for Youth Development Practitioners

The Youth Development Community of Practice (YD CoP) of the Collaboration Council coordinates the training and education for youth development practitioners working in youth-serving fields such as workforce development, mentoring, and recreation. The practitioners we serve are those professionals working in out of school time programs, with disconnected youth, with homeless youth and with court-involved youth in Montgomery County.

This open solicitation for letters of interest seeks to identify qualified trainers to deliver live or developed webinars or workshops to the YD CoP. The content and activities of each webinar must include principles and practices that supports/aligns with youth development philosophy, social-emotional learning, and cultural linguistics. Facilitators are encouraged to submit webinar topics and agendas relevant to youth development practitioners and communities/organizations supporting youth & their families, specifically webinars that increase attendees’ understanding of: • Providing supportive programming and opportunities to address the unique needs of Black girls • Promising practices to support youth experiencing homelessness and disconnection from supports and opportunities, especially youth in newly settled communities in Montgomery County (Afghan and Latin American youth and communities) • Program strategies that support youth and communities coping with accumulated traumas including pandemic-related traumas • Engaging and supporting the development of youth leaders and youth as advocates for their own needs All approved webinars will be recorded and archived on Youthdevelopmentnow.org for future use by practitioners in Montgomery County. Qualified trainers may submit multiple proposals for separate topics, or submit a proposal for multiple session trainings.
ReIssue OS 2019-68_with SMApply link Jan 2022

Announcing Open Solicitation #2022-74: Identifying Vendors for Montgomery County Community Youth Support & Engagement Program Hubs

MoCoCYSE YSI Spring Summer Open Solicitation 2022-74 Jan 25thIdentifying Vendors for Montgomery County Community Youth Support & Engagement (MoCoCYSE) Spring & Summer Program Hubs & Youth Sports Initiative   OPEN SOLICITATION #2022-74 Montgomery County Community Youth Support & Engagement Program Hubs Issue Date: January 28th, 2022 Deadline to Submit Questions: March 14th, 2022 Closing Date: March 21 , 2022 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. Further information about the Collaboration Council can be found at it’s web site www.collaborationcouncil.org. The Collaboration Council’s mission is to improve the well-being of children, youth and families through collaborative partnerships. Interested vendors must create an individual or organization account and submit their Solicitation Responses  through: https://collaborationcouncil.smapply.io/prog/ Please submit any questions to procurement@collaborationcouncil.org The County recognizes that youth from low‐income families face significant challenges as a result of the economic impacts resulting from the COVID‐19 pandemic and social isolation arising from the need to prevent the spread of the virus. Continued limited opportunities to congregate safely with peers, due to COVID‐19 pandemic prevention measures, have increased feelings of alienation and isolation among young people and has impacted engagement of students in school The purpose of this funding is to increase accessibility to quality youth programs, focused on the positive development of and the academic, social-emotional, and overall well-being of the County’s students. Montgomery County Collaboration Council has been designated by the County to provide these program services as a pilot targeting the communities in the following MCPS Cluster areas: Gaithersburg, Wheaton, Paint Branch (East County-Downcounty Consortium) and Watkins Mill in partnership with MCPS and through the engagement of the youth serving provider community in contractual publicprivate partnerships. 2 For complete details and how to submit your application visit https://collaborationcouncil.smapply.io/prog/ Please submit any questions to procurement@collaborationcouncil.org

Notice of Issuance for Request for Proposal: Evening Reporting Center for Juvenile Justice System Engaged Youth (Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2022)

ANNOUNCING REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS #2022-73

Seeking service provider for EVENING REPORTING CENTER FOR JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM ENGAGED YOUTH

FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2022 (renewals possible)

Issue Date: October 8, 2021

Deadline for Submission of Proposals: November 15, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

No submissions will be accepted after this date and time

Click here for more information including preproposal conference details

Questions? Contract procurement@collaborationcouncil.org

Note all questions will be answered at the preproposal conferences.

Questions may not be submitted to any other email address nor directed to any individual Collaboration Council staff.

Preproposal Conference Dates:

Monday October 18, 2021 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Offerors may choose to come to one or both.

All questions (either live or pre-submitted) will be answered at the conferences.

Sessions will be recorded and the recording will be shared upon request.

Link for Pre-proposal conferences can be attained by emailing meredith.bowers@collaborationcouncil.org with the subject heading: RFP Preproposal Conference Link Request

Announcing Open Solicitation #2021-72: Identifying Vendors for Montgomery County Community Youth Support & Engagement Program Hubs

Identifying Vendors for Montgomery County Community Youth Support & Engagement Program Hubs

 

Montgomery County Community Youth Support & Engagement Program Hubs

Issue Date: February 18th, 2021

Deadline to Submit Questions: February 26th, 2021

Closing Date: March 12 , 2021

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. Further information about the Collaboration Council can be found at it’s web site www.collaborationcouncil.org.

The County recognizes that youth from low-income families face significant challenges as a result of the economic impacts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and social isolation arising from the need to prevent the spread of the virus. Continued distance learning in public schools and limited opportunities to congregate safely with peers, due to COVID-19 pandemic prevention measures, have increased feelings of alienation and isolation among young people a

nd has impacted engagement of students in school. The purpose of this funding is to increase accessibility to quality youth programs, focused on the positive development of and the academic, social-emotional, and overall well-being of the County’s students. Montgomery County Collaboration Council has been designated by the County to provide these program services as a pilot targeting the communities in the following MCPS Cluster areas: Gaithersburg, Wheaton, Paint Branch (East County-Downcounty Consortium) and Watkins Mill in partnership with MCPS and through the engagement of the youth serving provider community in contractual publicprivate partnerships. 2

For complete details and how to submit your Letter of Interest with Cover Page Click here

Announcing RE-ISSUE 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: January 12, 2021

Deadline for Submitting Questions: January 19, 2021

Closing Date: February 2,2021 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 Youth Development Community of Practice (YD CoP) of the Collaboration Council coordinates the training and education for youth development practitioners working in youth-serving fields such as workforce development, mentoring, and recreation. The practitioners we serve are those professionals working in out of school time programs, with disconnected youth, with homeless youth and with court-involved youth in Montgomery County. This request for proposals seeks to identify qualified trainers to deliver live or developed webinars or workshops to the YD CoP. The content and activities of each webinar must include principles and practices that supports/aligns with youth development philosophy, social emotional learning, and cultural linguistics. Facilitators are encouraged to submit webinar topics relevant to youth development practitioners, specifically webinars that increase practitioners understanding of: • Youth Development practices for Programming Equity and Inclusion • Best Practices to support youth experiencing homelessness and disconnection from supports and opportunities • Virtual Strategies and practices to build healthy relationships with youth program participants • Program Strategies that support youth coping with pandemic disruptions All approved webinars will be recorded and archived on Youthdevelopmentnow.org for future use by practitioners in Montgomery County. Qualified trainers may submit multiple proposals for separate topics, or submit a proposal for multiple session trainings.

CoP Open Solicitation Proposal Information

The Collaboration Council seeks proposals from organizations and qualified individuals with experience using adult learning principles to facilitate online webinars. CoP webinars are expected to be 60-90 minutes in length, facilitated using adult learning and engagement principles, and support the youth development philosophy. We will be accepting proposals for live facilitated webinars as well as permissions to share previously recorded webinars. Each proposed webinar must contain original content that the facilitator can document has been previously delivered by them, either in person or via webinar. The maximum compensation for each live facilitated webinar will be $450. In the proposal, each webinar must include:

1. An agenda with specific and clear objectives

  • 2. A minimum of 2 participant engagement opportunities
  • 3. Content with the most up to date research
  • 4. Be a minimum of 60 mins and no more than 90 minutes
  • 5. A poll for participant feedback and facilitator comments (Live Webinars Only)
  • 6. Youth development principles
  • 7. Adult learning and engagement principles
  • 8. Sharable materials for participants to take away as resources

    Full information and application here

  • Ten Montgomery County Public Libraries Offer Free Outdoor Public Wi-Fi

    For Immediate Release: Monday, January 11, 2021

    Montgomery County has leveraged federal COVID-19 funding to install outdoor public Wi-Fi at 10 Public Library (MCPL) locations: Aspen Hill, Davis (N. Bethesda), Gaithersburg, Germantown, Maggie Nightingale (Poolesville)Marilyn Praisner (Burtonsville), Rockville Memorial, Twinbrook, Wheaton, and White Oak branches; and in front of the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza.

    This free service is available 24 hours a day in parking lots adjacent to the library buildings. Additional coverage is provided in grass area behind the Davis branch, in the park from the library to the playground area at Wheaton, and in the Rockville Town Square.  Wi-Fi coverage varies by location.  Customers are advised to follow COVID-19 safety recommendations and are required to adhere to executive orders and Health Officer directives when using the services.

     “The COVID-19 pandemic has brought greater awareness of the impacts of the widening digital disparity, which often deprives community members of opportunities to participate in important daily-life activities such as remote learning, accessing workforce development and employment information or staying up-to-date on news and information,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “The work of MCPL and the Department of Technology Services (DTS) to secure funding to provide Wi-Fi availability for outside use at 11 County facilities is another step in working to ensure that all community members have equitable access to reliable connectivity.”

    “Outdoor public Wi-Fi will provide more places for people without home Wi-Fi to access the Libraries’ early literacy, education, workforce development and health and wellness information and the robust digital programs and services,” said MCPL Director Anita Vassallo.

    MCPL and the Department of Technology Services (DTS) applied for but were not awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services federal COVID-19 grant.  DTS then worked to leverage other federal CARES Act COVID-19 grant funding to install the free outdoor Wi-Fi access. 

    “With the support of the County’s Chief Administrative Officer, we thought strategically about how we could leverage remaining federal COVID-19 funding to help families and small businesses respond to COVID-19,” said Montgomery County Chief Information Officer and Director of DTS Gail M. Roper. “Internet is essential during the pandemic and DTS is proud to work with MCPL to find ways to expand internet access for those that do not have it at home. I am also pleased that the Poolesville branch was selected to support small business owners and will also provide more internet access for rural Montgomery County.” 

    The 10 library branches were chosen by analyzing U.S. Census and MCPL data.  Seven library branches were selected by mapping Census data neighborhoods with lower incomes and households without home internet. The Pew Research Center for Internet & Technology reported that as of 2019, 18 percent of adults with incomes less than $30,000 do not have home internet access, compared to only 2 percent of adults with incomes greater than $75,000, and 85 percent and 86 percent  of Black and Hispanic adults use the internet compared to 92 percent of White adults.  Median per capita income in the Census Block Groups served by the 7 libraries is $35,372 and the population is 27 percent Black and 28 percent Hispanic. Three additional locations (Davis, Rockville and Wheaton Regional) were selected because prior to the pandemic they had greater participation in MCPL small business programs.

    “Small business owners who relied on MCPL indoor Wi-Fi to run their businesses asked the County for help and we were glad to assist them,” said Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for Small Economic Development Jerome Fletcher.  “Small businesses are critical to County’s economy recovery and more outdoor public Wi-Fi is another way the County is offering relief to small businesses.” 

    For more information about the outdoor Wi-Fi services contact MCPL Assistant Director James Donaldson at James.Donaldson@montgomerycountymd.gov or 240-777-0030.

    For more information about the County’s digital equity initiatives contact ultraMontgomery Director Mitsuko Herrera at Mitsuko.Herrera@montgmerycountymd.gov or 240-777-2928.   


    Release ID: 21-020

    La Iniciativa Deportiva Juvenil COVID-19 del Condado de Montgomery

    OS #2021-71 Descripción:

    SOLICITUD ABIERTA # 2021-71 PRIMERA ENMIENDA : Identificación de proveedores para la iniciativa deportiva juvenil COVID-19 del condado de Montgomery

    Fecha de reedición: 4 de diciembre de 2020

    Fecha límite para enviar preguntas: martes 8 de diciembre de 2020

    Fecha de cierre: lunes 14 de diciembre de 2020 5:00 P.M

    Para obtener detalles completos y cómo enviar su carta de interés con la portada revisada, haga clic aquí Para descargar la portada revisada, haga clic aquí  

    Announcing Open Solicitation #2021-71 Identifying Vendors for Montgomery County Youth Sports Initiative

    Identifying Vendors for Montgomery County Youth Sports Initiative

      Issue Date: December 4,  2020

    Deadline to Submit Questions Date: December 8,  2020

    Closing Date:  Monday December 17, 2020

    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. Further information about the Collaboration Council can be found at it’s web site www.collaborationcouncil.org.

    The County recognizes the need to provide youth sports in Montgomery County. Youth sports have significant social and wellness benefits to participants. In addition to promoting mental and physical health and activity, youth sports help develop confidence, keep youth engaged in productive activities, and help to teach team building and goal setting objectives.

    An extensive body of research shows that physical activity has numerous and significant health, cognitive and academic benefits for children and adolescents. Yet, only about a quarter of children in the United States did the recommended daily 60 minutes physical activity in 2016. Children who play sports are more likely to meet physical activity guidelines compared with their peers. However, survey data show that the percentage of children under age 12 who played team sports “regularly” has declined in recent years, from 42% in 2011 to 38% in 2018. Data also show wide disparities in youth sports participation by family income, gender, and race and ethnicity.

    The purpose of this funding is to increase the availability of youth sport services by supporting youth sports organizations through a grant process, to provide positive, structured activities for children who would otherwise lack access to these services that support their healthy development.

    For complete details and how to submit your Letter of Interest with Cover Page   Click here to download the Cover Page

     

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