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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

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.

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

Know Your Rights Information and Immigration Legal Services in Montgomery County, MD and Vicinity Updated

Know Your Rights Information and Immigration Legal Services in Montgomery County, MD and Vicinity

Know Your Rights Information

Update: Immigration FAQs (as of 7/11/2019)
  • In order to help immigrant communities be prepared for any emergency situations that may arise, we have updated our Immigration FAQs to include Know Your Rights resources, information on how to prepare for possible ICE raids, where to get legal help, and more.  (English) (Spanish) 
  • If you are a victim of an immigration raid or know of a raid in the area, call CASA de Maryland‘s hotline at  301-431-4185. In case of an ICE raid or emergency, or if you want a trained group of volunteers to go with you to an ICE check-in or immigration court, call Sanctuary DMV’s ICE Emergency Hotline at  202-335-1183. If you know someone in ICE detention who needs information or assistance, call the CAIR Coalition at 202-331-3329.  See flyer for more information (Spanish)

    Family Preparedness Ready or not? Have a plan

  • Know Your Rights Information and Immigration Legal Services in Montgomery County, MD and Vicinity

    Know Your Rights Information and Immigration Legal Services in Montgomery County, MD and Vicinity

    Know Your Rights Information

    If you are a victim of an immigration raid or know of a raid in the area, call CASA de Maryland‘s hotline at  301-431-4185. In case of an ICE raid or emergency, or if you want a trained group of volunteers to go with you to an ICE check-in or immigration court, call Sanctuary DMV’s ICE Emergency Hotline at  202-335-1183. If you know someone in ICE detention who needs information or assistance, call the CAIR Coalition at 202-331-3329.  See flyer for more information (Spanish)

    Family Preparedness Ready or not? Have a plan

    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

    October is National Bullying Prevention Month

    October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  Whether you are a parent,  educator,  community member, teen, or kid, you can take a stand against bullying.   Visit the US Dept of Health and Human Service’s website, bullying.gov to find out who is at risk, and what you can do to prevent and respond to bullying.

    Check out these FAQ’s from the National Bullying Prevention Center

    Here, in Montgomery County, Project Change’s You Have the Power! program helps youth confront the serious problem of bullying head on with a youth-led mentoring program in which older students teach younger students about the characteristics and consequences of bullying and how to reduce it in their communities.

    These organizations provide  provides counseling, mentoring, case management and positive youth development programming, through there adolescent counseling programs.  

    The ‘A’ in STEAM Workshop Registration

    • Youth Development Community of Practice

    • The 'A' in STEAM Workshop Registration

    • Workshop Attendance and Cancellation/No Show Policy:

      This training program is at no cost to participants therefore if you are unable to attend, you must notify us via email cancelling your registration by 12:00PM noon on Tuesday September 18, 2018. Send your cancellation to leteria.bailey@collaborationcouncil.org. (Please include the Workshop Name and date in the email.)

      If we do not receive your cancellation or you fail to attend the training your organization will be assessed a $50.00 fee. We encourage you to arrive at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the workshop.

      If you are not associated with an organization then you will be responsible for the fee. Anyone who is assessed a fee will not be allowed to attend future workshops until the fee has been paid.

    • **Registration Deadline: Tuesday September 18, 2018 12:00PM**


      Workshop Title: The ‘A’ in STEAM

      Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

      Time: 10:00AM-1:00PM (3 hrs)

      Location: Mid-County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906

      Facilitator: Dana Carr, Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center, Inc. (LTYC)

    • Workshop Description:

      Incorporating the A for the arts only helps to strengthen STEAM concepts and make connections between the creative processes that are needed in the fields of math, engineering, technology and science. Fine tuning technical skills does not mean we should negate or lose sight of creativity. LTYC wants to emphasize the A in STEAM in its instruction, realizing that incorporating the creative elements makes the other components more relatable and easy to understand.

      This session is project based and speaks to the whole child, as teachers learn how to incorporate skills and knowledge from a variety of areas to reinforce strengths and build competency in unfamiliar contents. Research shows that just 38 percent of students enjoy learning STEM subjects, so by implanting the arts into the model, the odds increase that more will take interest–and the more interested they are, the better they will perform, and the higher they will achieve.

      Facilitator Bio:

      Dana Carr, Executive Director, Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center, Inc.

      Dana has spent years delivering professional development for educators. Having served as an administrator, mentor, teacher, and instructional coach, Dana has a diverse educational background and is passionate about ensuring that all students have equitable access to a quality education: one that is engaging, creative, and student-centered. Dana is committed to empowering educators to implement best-practices.





    MCPS Summer Programs and Resources for Students

    Summer Programs and Resources for Students

    Programs and Camps for Students

    Extended Learning Opportunities–Summer Adventures in Learning (ELO SAIL)

    Extended Learning Opportunities – Summer Adventures in Learning (ELO SAIL) is a free five-week summer program available in 21 selected Title I elementary schools for students entering kindergarten, first, and second grade. Four schools feature a four-hour instructional day of reading, language arts, and mathematics. This summer, 17 schools will extend the program to 6.5 hours. To complement literacy and mathematics instruction in the morning, the extended time expands curricula offerings to include arts and sciences. Montgomery County Public Schools will provide free bus transportation to and from the program from established neighborhood bus stops. Breakfast and lunch are served to each child. Eligibility for this program depends on school of enrollment and other special circumstances. Students must be enrolled in a Title I school to attend. Students who are experiencing homelessness may also attend.

     

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    Extended Learning Opportunities–Summer Title I Enrichment Program (ELO STEP)

    The Summer Title I Enrichment Program (ELO STEP) provides an opportunity for traditionally underrepresented students to have increased access to advanced programming in Curriculum 2.0 acceleration and enrichment, advanced mathematics, and center programs. It is available to 1,100 students in third, fourth and fifth grades who are enrolled in a Title I school and meet specific selection criteria. This free five-week program nurtures critical and creative thinking skills through engaging, hands-on rigorous instruction, and will use the infrastructure for the Extended Learning Opportunities–Summer Adventures in Learning (ELO SAIL) program. Eligibility for this program depends on school of enrollment and other special circumstances. Students must be enrolled in a Title I school to attend. Students who are experiencing homelessness may also attend.

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    Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)

    The BELL summer program seeks to:

    • meet the academic needs of each student by providing a Scholastic curriculum in reading and math that aims to catch students up on grade-level concepts five days a week from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • strengthen basic skills that are preconditions of later learning
    • alleviate the achievement loss that some students may experience over the summer
    • provide both academic and enrichment activities as well as provide three Friday field trips

    Breakfast and lunch are served to each child. Eligibility for this program depends on school of enrollment and other special circumstances. Students must be enrolled in a Title I school to attend. Students who are experiencing homelessness may also attend.

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    SummerUP (Summer Unleashing Potential)

    Summer Unleashing Potential (Summer UP) is a summer program designed to increase academic achievement among students impacted by poverty and/or struggling to meet academic standards. SummerUP will be offered to students in six elementary schools and three middle schools. The academic focus will be on reading, literacy and mathematics, with additional opportunities in arts, engineering, robotics, leadership development and hands-on science experiences as well as field trips.

    For more information, contact the Office of School Support and Improvement.

    Regional Summer School

    The MCPS Regional High School Summer School Program keeps thousands of students engaged and learning over the break. The program is open to all Montgomery County students in grades 9–12, whether enrolled in an MCPS school or not. The program is offered at four high schools.

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    Career Readiness Summer Camps

    MCPS is hosting career exploration camps for all rising sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. Students will explore skilled and professional careers and match their career goals and interests with academies and high school programs. Students will have an opportunity to explore robotics, culinary arts, engineering, financial management and more at the summer camps.

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    Resources for Students

    Summer Meals

    Students in many summer school or recreation programs are provided meals as part of the Montgomery County summer food program. The program ensures that children in low-income areas continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer months when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. The free meals will be distributed at more than 100 sites throughout the county on weekdays starting June 18 (start dates vary by site). Children 18 and younger are eligible to receive the meals, as are persons with physical and mental disabilities up to 21 years old.

    Lunch also will be provided daily to children 18 years and younger on a walk-in basis at several locations throughout the county. For specific information on locations and meal times, click here.

    For more information, contact the Division of Food and Nutrition Services at 301-284-4900.


    MCPL Summer Read and Learn Program

    Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) invites all students to participate in this year’s Summer Reading Program, which began June 9 and will run until September 9. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock.” Get ready for a summer challenge full of music, exciting programs and fun activities. The program features learning activities, games, book lists, and fun educational events to encourage learning all summer long. Prizes (while supplies last) will also be awarded upon completion of activities. Participants can sign up for the program and keep track of the books they read or have read to them. Registration is available online and at any MCPL branch library.

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