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Youth Worker Opportunities
News, Events and Articles for Youth Workers

May 1, 2012

Youth Worker Opportunities
Events for Youth Workers and Non-Profit Professionals
Done-in-a-day Service Projects Hosted by: One Good Deed Chicago Date: May 2 Time: 8-9:30am Location: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. Cost: Free Join One Good Deed Chicago for a panel discussion about done-in-aday service projects. Panelists will answer questions from Jenne Myers, City of Chicago Chief Service Officer. There will also be time for questions at the end of the discussion. Register here Illinois School Wellness and Recognition Conference Hosted by: AFHK-Illinois, the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Nutrition Education and Training Program Date: May 3 Location: Crown Plaza, Springfield, IL Cost: $50 Arm your school wellness team with the latest information they need to meet new regulations for school meals and school wellness policies coming soon. Adam Brumberg is the featured speaker on “Making Healthy Choices Easy Choices”. He is a Research Specialist at Cornell University and Deputy Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab. Their Smarter Lunchrooms initiative is helping schools across the nation nudge kids to make healthy choices. He will share inexpensive strategies, based on the psychology of choice that schools can use to increase the selection of healthy options and keep participation up. Additional school wellness breakout sessions will cover free nutrition education resources for the classroom, Fuel Up to Play 60, the new recess mandate, Farm to School programs, a school wellness policy update, a Let’s Move toolkit, Illinois school success stories and much more. Participants will earn 5 hours of continuing education credit for this full day conference. Registration, including lunch, is very economical at $50 per participant. The conference will be held at the Crown Plaza in Springfield, Illinois and is being presented jointly by AFHK-Illinois, the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Nutrition Education and Training Program. Click here to find out more information and to register. Curriculum Fair Interested in learning about job, internships and

volunteering opportunities? If you are looking to switch careers or hoping to make a lasting impact on your community through volunteering, please visit our opportunities page here. Want to connect with the CEL? Check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr Opportunities for Nonprofits Seeking Group Facilitators A Loyola dual-degree graduate student in Social Work and Women's & Gender Studies is looking to connect with group facilitators for interviews about their use of ritual in groups with African American women. Her hope is to find a group of leaders using therapeutic techniques that are specifically relevant to this population. The group facilitators must facilitate groups that are at least 30% African American women although the group does not need to be exclusively female or African American. Groups with transgender women will also be considered. If you would like to participate or know of any leads please contact Kathryn here. Faith and Public Health

Hosted by: Art Institute of Chicago Date: May 3 Time: 4-7pm Location: Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue Cost: Free Join us in celebrating the close of the school year by attending our annual Curriculum Fair. This event gives educators the opportunity to gather and share lesson plans, classroom activities, and curricula inspired by artworks in the museum. Teachers are encouraged to present lesson plans and samples of student work, and everyone is invited to enjoy refreshments and exchange ideas in an informal setting. If you would like to present at the fair, please email teacherworkshops@artic.edu for more information. Register for this event. Reservations: Required McCormick Administrators Academy Course: Restoring Our Schools’ Civic Mission

Leadership Institute The Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation is partnering with the UIC Center for Public Health Practice to offer a Faith and Public Health Leadership Institute to bring teams of faith and public health leaders together to think and plan more deeply about how to address the root causes of health disparities. ("Leader" if broadly defined, including formal and informal, institutional and community, clergy and lay.) We are particularly focused on those working in HIV/AIDS, emergency preparedness, chronic disease, and food access. Ideally we'd like for teams of faith leaders and public health leaders to have some experience of working together already, but that is not mandatory and interested individuals are also welcome. Cost is $100 for all 5 sessions. Sessions will be held monthly from 9am-2pm at UIC, running from April to August. For more information, contact Rev. Kristen Peachey at 847-3843552 or kristen.peachey @advocatehealth.com Become a Family and Youth Services Bureau Grant Reviewer Do you have experience

Hosted by: McCormick Foundation Date: May 4 Time: 8am-3:30pm Location: DuPage Regional Office of Education Center for Professional, 1519 S. Grace Street (Highland & 15th Place) Lombard, IL Cost: $175 This one-day course for administrators details a basic framework created by the Illinois Civic Mission Coalition to restore the central place of civics in the high school curriculum. Attendees are encouraged to utilize the framework to reinvigorate civic learning in their respective schools and join the statewide campaign to advance schools' civic mission. By assessing and aligning their curriculum and school governance policies with the framework, and simultaneously connecting partners with free programs and resources offered by Illinois Civic Mission Coalition partners, course attendees will learn how to deepen their school's commitment to civic learning and strive for certification as an "Illinois Democracy School." Click the pdf below for more information and to learn how to register; questions can be emailed to shealy@mccormickfoundation.org. Admin_academy_flier.pdf (438 KB) Building Chicago's Food Plan Hosted by: Healthy Places Chicago Date: May 5 Time: 12-2pm Location: Truman College, Cafeteria, 1145 W. Wilson Cost: Free How can we eat healthier? Come share your ideas. Since July 2011, Chicagoans from across the city have come together to begin building a Healthy Food Plan for Chicago. The plan will help guide public and private efforts to build a healthier food culture in our city. Now it is your turn. We want your input! Come hear more about the draft plan and provide feedback on the strategies developed so far, including ideas to: Grow Food Improve Access Build Demand Enhance the Food Safety Net Expand Food Enterprises Spanish Translation Available Please RSVP or request reasonable accommodations info@healthyplaceschicago.org, or call 312-573-7786. to:

working in the field of Runaway and Homeless Youth or other youth and family services? The ability to analyze and evaluate complex grant applications? A knack for collaborating with a virtual team? FYSB needs you to review grant applications for the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program! All you need is a computer that runs Windows or Apple software, Adobe Acrobat Reader 9, broadband or DSL Internet access, and a reliable second source of Internet in case your primary connection is lost. Register today at www.acfgrantreviewer.com, reference code FYSB-0012012. Or call 866-796-1613 Put Your Best Face Forward in "We are CLOCC" Photo Contest for $2,500 Prize As part of our 10th anniversary celebration, CLOCC  announces the "We are CLOCC" photo contest. We want to celebrate the community partners that are part of CLOCC by showcasing their staff and the great work they do to make Chicago a healthier place for children, families, and communities. Organizations enter by filling out an application and submitting a digital photo of their staff that includes the words "We are CLOCC." Creativity counts - the photos will be posted on Facebook and the CLOCC website for judging, and the highest votegetters will compete for the $2,500 CLOCC 10th Anniversary Award. Visit www.clocc.net/contest.html for the official rules and entry application. Help CFR Develop Materials for High School Students! The Council on Foreign Relations serves as a resource for the academic community by connecting educators & students at the college and graduate levels with CFR's research & nonpartisan analysis. CFR is now working to expand their reach to high school students and seeks your guidance on what resources would be most useful for you and your students! Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey. Your feedback is confidential and extremely valuable for continuing development of CFR's educational materials. Stories from Beyond the Test Jessica Shiller of Towson University is looking for stories from teachers about the value they add to students lives every day that can go unmeasured by any formula. She is also looking for stories from students about teachers, no matter what their rating or contribution to test scores, and what they contributed to their education. These stories will become part of a collection about the value of teaching beyond the test. Please email any and all stories to jshiller@towson.edu. National Survey of Early Care and Education NORC at the University of Chicago is conducting the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) and you as a provider can help make this first-in-a-generation national survey a success! You may have already received information about the NSECE - for much more about the survey and how/why you can participate, please visit http://www.norc.org/ Research/Projects/ Pages/national-survey-of-earlycare-and-education.aspx May is World Music Month Chicago Children's Museum is celebrating World Music Month throughout the month of May! Visit on a Thursday evening, Friday, Saturday or Sunday in May to explore the traditions and culture of different countries through music, dance performances, and other hands-on activities. See descriptions below for information about specific programs. Korea: May 3, 4, 5, and 6 Greece: May 10, 11, 12, and 13 India: May 17, 18, 19, and 20 Nigeria: May 24, 25, 26, and 27 Use your Free Group Pass to Visit! Do you work for a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving low-income families? Request a free Group Pass (good for up to 35 children and 7 adults) to book a free field trip. Call us at (312) 4647715 to book your visit today. Thank a Youth Worker Day – May 3 A coalition of organizations has dedicated May 3 to celebrate professionals who make a difference in the lives of young people in their communities. Find out more about the event at www.thankayouthworkerday. com, which is being promoted by the Association of Child and Youth Care Practice. The White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship - May 4 The White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship is a tenmonth learning experience offered by the Riley Institute at Furman in partnership with the Charles S. Mott Foundation. The Fellowship is named for William S. White, Richard W. Riley and Terry K. Peterson, all of whom have been instrumental in the growth of after-school and summer learning programs and policies. Grounded in deep discussion of actual case studies and led by policy change-makers, the Fellowship will equip graduates with a real world understanding of the art, science, possibilities and realities of policy making around after-school and expanded learning time. Nominations are open until May 4. Funding Opportunity Illinois Arts Council - Art-inEducation Residency Program Deadline: May 1 The IAC recognizes the arts as a necessity in the development of Illinois students as future contributing members of society and the importance of the inclusion of the arts in lifelong learning. At the heart of the Arts-in-Education (AIE) Residency Program is the belief that an artist-in-residence can make an invaluable and unique contribution to the education process. As a professional artist teaching and creating his or her art at the residency site, the artist-inresidence, can inspire on classroom, one teacher, one school district, or one community to integrate the arts into its ongoing activities and become a vital part of everyone's learning experience. The AIE Residency Program provides support to Illinois not-for-profit organizations for professional artist residencies lasting from two weeks to six months. Residencies are developed in cooperation with an artist selected from the IAC Arts-inEducation Artist Roster. Past grant recipients have included schools, colleges, community centers, youth organizations, senior centers, park districts, and libraries. Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program Deadline: May 1, 2012 This program provides funding for localities to support federal, state, and local partnerships to replicate proven multidisciplinary, community-based strategies to reduce violence. Frequently Asked Questions PDF Program Announcement PDF Mentoring Best Practices Research Deadline: May 1 This solicitation seeks to fund research studies that will inform the design and delivery of mentoring programs. OJJDP expects that the results of this effort will encourage a more effective utilization of resources as well as enhance the implementation of evidencebased best practices for juvenile mentoring. Program

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For more information, please visit: www.healthyplaceschicago.org

Resistance with Youth Hosted by: Project Nia Date: May 5 Time: 1:30-4:30pm Location: UIC, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street (Commuter Wellness Center) Cost: Free Join Project Nia as we unveil and discuss several popular education resources focused on the history and current manifestations of policing in the U.S. In addition, you will hear a presentation from Chain Reaction based on our documentation of youth encounters with police in Chicago. Finally, you will learn about how Circles & Ciphers is engaging young men in constructive discussion about policing and violence. We hope to see you for what we anticipate will be an engaging and challenging dialogue. This event is at no cost to participants but you MUST RSVP, projectniaevents@hotmail.com. Where Do We Go From Here: Education Reform Discussion Hosted by: Teachers for Social Justice Date: May 5 Time: 5-7pm Location: Intuit Art Gallery, 756 N. Milwaukee Cost: Free School closings & turnarounds Attacks on teachers & the CTU Unfunded longer school day Too much testing WHERE DO WE GO ROM HERE?? Join Teachers for Social Justice , educators, parents, students, and union and community members for a forum to discuss the way forward!

Sexual Health: Prevention Strategies from Childhood Through Adulthood Hosted by: Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health and Illinois Coalition for School Health Centers Date: May 8-9 Location: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Peoria, IL Cost: $25-$120 The Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH) is excited to partner with the Illinois Coalition for School Health Centers (ICSHC) to bring you the ninth annual school health center conference titled, “Sexual Health: Prevention Strategies From Childhood Through Adulthood, ” which will be held May 8-9th in Peoria, IL at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel. The conference will serve as an opportunity to network with more than 150 professionals from across the state and to hear information about improving the overall health and wellness of children and adolescents in Illinois. To reserve a spot, register by April 30. Registration fees include pre-conference and/or conference workshops and activities, CEUs and CPDUs, meals, and a networking reception. Cost of attendance for the full two-day program is $120; May 8th pre-conference only, $25; or May 9th conference only, $95. Register online. If you have any questions, please contact Vivian Barrett or by phone at (312) 427-4460 ext. 228. ICAH looks forward to seeing you at this year’s conference! Building Chicago's Food Plan Hosted by: Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester Ave Date: May 8 Time: 12-2pm Location: Truman College, Cafeteria, 1145 W. Wilson Cost: Free How can we eat healthier? Come share your ideas. Since July 2011, Chicagoans from across the city have come together to begin building a Healthy Food Plan for Chicago. The plan will help guide public and private efforts to build a healthier food culture in our city. Now it is your turn. We want your input! Come hear more about the draft plan and provide feedback on the strategies developed so far, including ideas to: Grow Food Improve Access Build Demand Enhance the Food Safety Net Expand Food Enterprises Spanish Translation Available Please RSVP or request reasonable accommodations to: info@healthyplaceschicago.org, or call 312-573-7786. For more information, please visit: www.healthyplaceschicago.org Financial Workshop for Young Nonprofit Professionals Hosted by: Next Door and Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Date: May 8 Time: 6:30-8pm Location: Next Door Cafe, 659 W. Diversey Parkway Cost: Free Next Door and The Young Non-Profit Professional Network of Chicago are teaming up to offer a first-ever financial planning workshop specifically for young nonprofit professionals. Next Door's own licensed Financial Coaches will walk through a series of financial planning tips specifically for those of us who have chosen a career in the nonprofit space. Come with all the questions you ever had about your financial future (and there's no such thing as a dumb question), work with Next Door's coaches to define your goals, and and leave with a plan. If any of the below have been questions you've asked yourself, this workshop is for you! • Wondering what financial options you have specifically as a someone who has chosen a career in NPOs? • Wondering if there are any budgeting tools you can use to keep you on track financially? • How about some advice around student loan forgiveness? Space is limited so click here to register today! Coffee with Nine Strangers Hosted by: Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Date: May 10 Time: 6-7:30pm Location: Open Books, 213 W. Institute Place Cost: $7 The Coffee with Nine Strangers events give young professionals involved or interested in the nonprofit sector an opportunity to network with a small group of peers. The events are held at informal venues and center on a 45 minute, small group conversation, facilitated by YNPN Chicago, on issuesrelevant to work in the nonprofit sector. For the May program, facilitators will lead conversations around: – Finding a job in the nonprofit sector – Advocating for yourself – Mapping your ideal career path YNPN Chicago is excited to host the May event at Open Books, a nonprofit social venture that operates an extraordinary bookstore, provides community programs, and mobilizes passionate volunteers to promote literacy in Chicago and beyond. Please register now to confirm your spot -- space is limited, as these groups are kept small to allow participants more intimately than at traditional, larger networking events. 6:00 – 6:15 – Arrive, coffee, and informal networking 6:15 – 6:30 – Welcome and introductions 6:30 – 7:15 – Break-out group discussions 7:15 – 7:30 – Wrap-up, information exchange, and evaluation

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Promotion, Outreach, and School Board Policy: Sustaining Positive Change Hosted by: Action for Healthy Kids Date: May 1 Time: 3-4pm Cost: Free This session is designed to help you make and sustain improvements to school programs in your community. You'll gain a better understanding of how to effectively promote school breakfast among parents, students, and other key stakeholders. We'll also discuss the role of school board policy in supporting robust breakfast programs over the long term. You'll leave the webinar with resources and next steps for launching effective promotion and outreach campaigns as well as advocating for breakfast-focused school board policies. REGISTER NOW! Fuel Up to Play 60: Planning Your Fuel Up to Play 60 Kickoff for the Next School Year Hosted by: Action for Healthy Kids Date: May 3 Time: 3-4pm Cost: Free Whether you're new to Fuel Up to Play 60 or a seasoned veteran who wants to learn tips for how to make your program sizzle and succeed, you'll hear how to build and sustain a strong program and get positive attention for your school. The webinar will feature two Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisors - teachers who will offer tips for using the spring and summer months to plan a strong 2012/2013 Fuel Up to Play 60 program. REGISTER NOW! The Principal as Leader Hosted by: The Wallace Foundation Date: May 9 Time: 12-1pm Cost: Free Outstanding school leadership doesn't just happen. Based on ten years of research from The Wallace Foundation, effective principals employ five key practices. The School Principal as Leader gleans lessons from Wallace-supported scholarship by leading researchers (at institutions including the RAND Corporation, Stanford, Vanderbilt, the University of Washington, and the Universities of Minnesota and Toronto) as well as Wallace-funded projects in 24 states and numerous districts. It concludes that these five practices are central to effective principal leadership: shaping a vision of academic success for all students, creating a climate hospitable to education, and cultivating leadership in others, improving instruction and managing people, data and processes to foster school improvement. This webinar will feature Wendy Robinson and Robert Bender who will share their experiences from the field and Jody Spiro, Wallace’s education director, to share the research perspective. Register

Opportunities for Young People
Nordstrom Scholarship Program - Deadline: May 1 Nordstrom is excited to award $10,000 scholarships to 80 outstanding high school students and help them achieve their dreams of going to college. The Nordstrom Scholarship recognizes students across the country for their exceptional scholastic achievement and community involvement. To qualify, students must have at least a 2.7 GPA , volunteer or participate in community service or extracurricular activities, plan on attending a four-year college, and plan on applying for financial aid. To learn more and apply Afterschool Alliance - Calling All Artists - Deadline: May 1 This year’s Lights On Afterschool poster contest is officially underway! Afterschool program participants are encouraged to submit artwork that celebrates afterschool programs and conveys the importance of keeping the lights on afterschool. The deadline for submissions is May 1. Keep in mind that the winning artwork will be scanned and converted to a digital image, so students should avoid using textures or raised materials. Also remember that bright colors jump off the poster, so students should choose materials that won’t smear or rub off. Markers, paint and pens generally work better than crayons, watercolors or chalk. Digital designs are welcome, too! Click here for contest details and submission guidelines. Scholarships for Homeless Youth - Deadline: May 1 Each summer, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless awards several renewable college scholarships to graduating seniors who experienced homelessness while in high school. The freshman year award is $2,000, with at least $1,000 awarded yearly to students as they progress through college. Eligible to apply are students who were homeless at some point while attending Chicago Public high schools, or homeless students living anywhere in Illinois who were formerly clients of the CCH Law Project. Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 scholarships. The deadline to submit an application,

including two letters of reference, is Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The

application is available on the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless website. For more information, contact CCH scholarship coordinator Barbara Chasnoff at barbarac@chicagohomeless.org Alice Hoffman Young Writers Retreat - Deadline: May 1 The Ruth S. Ammon School of Education is now accepting applications for the Alice Hoffman Young Writers Retreat at Adelphi University July 23rd through July 27th, 2012. Each high school student accepted into the program will be awarded a full scholarship covering tuition, fees, and materials. check out: adelphi.edu/youngwriters

juvenile mentoring. Program Announcement PDF Program FAQs PDF Samsung Grant Competition Deadline: May 1, 2012 Samsung Techwin America is giving away SAMCAM 860 cameras to K-12 teachers who describe whether or not they believe technology helps student achievement.

Seeking Summer Fellows – Deadline: May 1 The Mikva Summer Fellows program is a 6 week paid internship in the office of an elected official and a weekly leadership workshop. This is a great opportunity for students to see how government offices work, get office work experience and skills, make connections with professionals in government and receive letters of recommendation that can be used for college or future employment. Click here to find information about how rising seniors and college freshmen can apply before the May 1st deadline.

Jan Stauber Grant 2012 Deadline: May 1, 2012 Beacon Society The Beacon Society is offering $250 to K-12 teachers and librarians who develop a teaching project that introduces young people to Sherlock Holmes. Roadmaps to Health:

National Education Startup Challenge – Deadline: May 1 Students from across the country are invited to submit business plan and a video pitch for a for-profit or non-profit startup that includes an innovative strategy, product or service designed to address on of four challenges to educational success. If you are in 6th grade through post-secondary or an out-of-school youth, you are eligible to participate. Winning students will be celebrated by Senior White House and Department of Education officials and may qualify for additional recognition opportunities. Learn more Apply to be a Freedom Fellow! - May 4 Get Paid to Create Positive Change in Your Community! The Freedom Fellowship is an opportunity for young people to learn about social justice and work with other youth from across the City to take action. Freedom Fellows will participate in wellness seminars, leadership training, anti-oppression training, community building workshops, field trips, and a two-day retreat. Fellows will focus on developing an issue-based campaign in the following areas: 1) Fair and Just Schools This campaign will focus on creating or changing policies that improve schools to benefit everyone. Topics may include: zero tolerance policies, homophobia in schools, education reform, public school course requirements, school hiring practices and policies, school-to-prison pipeline. 2) Healthy Communities This campaign (now in its second year) will focus on increasing access to healthy, affordable food in community corner stores. Instructors will ensure youth have developed skills in community organizing and are prepared to expand their "Better Options, Bright Moods" campaign to various community corner stores. The program is open to youth ages 14 - 17 as of June 1, 2012. Students must be 8th grade graduates. However, youth are not required to be enrolled in high school. Youth must be able to commit to all the summer components, which means if you are in summer school you cannot participate in the program. The deadline for the application is Friday, May 4. You may download the application HERE.

Community Grants/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Deadline: May 2, 2012 These

grants support communities that seek to implement policy or system changes to address one of the social or economic factors that most strongly influence health outcomes in their community. National Mentoring Programs Deadline: May 2 This solicitation supports national mentoring organizations in their efforts to strengthen and/or expand their existing mentoring activities within local affiliates. Frequently Asked Questions PDF Program Announcement PDF Child Abuse Training for Judicial and Court Personnel Deadline: May 2 Through this program, OJJDP seeks to provide judicial, legal, and social service professionals with training and technical assistance to meet the challenges facing juvenile and family courts. Program Announcement PDF Frequently Asked Questions PDF Wireless Lab Give-a-Way Deadline: May 3, 2012 - CDWG and Discovery Education Need technology? CDW-G and Discovery Education are giving away a wireless computer lab and digital media to K-12 classrooms. Master Teacher Fellowships Deadline: May 4, 2012 - Math For America (MfA) MfA is giving $60,000 to public secondary school teachers of mathematics (grades 5-12). State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grants Due: May 4 The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is current accepting application for service-learning projects between $25,000$100,000 that are designed to create sustainable change in local communities across the United States and Canada. Applying organizations must be public K-12, charter, or higher education institutions; nonprofit organizations are also eligible if they are able to demonstrate how they plan to impact student achievement within the public K-12 curriculum. Project must address the root causes of the following issue areas: Access to Higher Education/Closing the Achievement Gap, Financial Literacy, Community Safety and Natural Disaster Preparedness, Social Health and Wellness Issues, and Environmental Responsibility. School Grants for Healthy Kids Due: May 5 Approximately 20-25 Illinois schools will be awarded funds that will range from $1,000 to $5,000 (average $2,000) with significant in-kind contributions from Action for Healthy Kids in the form of people, programs and school nutrition expertise. We will also provide schools with management expertise and support to develop strong nutrition programs around school breakfast, competitive foods, summer meals, access to healthy food and nutrition education. Award amounts will be based on building enrollment, project type, potential impact, and a school's ability to mobilize parents and students around school wellness initiatives. Schools must participate in National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program; and must have a free/reduced price meal eligibility greater than 50% to be eligible. Priority selection will be given to schools with student enrollment greater than 500 students. Power of Children Awards Deadline: May 5 The Power of Children Awards: Making a Difference is an annual event intended to honor and further empower middleand high-school students (grades 6-11) who have made a significant impact on the lives of others, demonstrated selflessness, and exhibited a commitment to service and the betterment of society. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is seeking to nurture and recognize individual youth as role models who exemplify an extraordinary commitment to public service and social responsibility. They could receive the following: a $2,000 grant to continue his or her extraordinary work; a fouryear post-secondary scholarship to a participating institution of higher learning; recognition in the museum's The Power of Children exhibit for at least one year; honor and recognition during a special awards event on Nov. 2, 2012 at The Children's Museum. http://bit.ly/J1KKqz Get Down in Your Town with a Ten Grand Grant and a Party Deadline: May 6 You love your town. Maybe you’ve even lobbied for crossing guards by the school, picked up trash in the park, or started a community garden. Now you can make a bigger difference in your hood with the chance to win a $10,000 community grant and a townwide party from Old Navy. Here’s how it works: 1. From April 23 to May 6, record a 60-second video about why your town deserves a $10,000 grant and a party. (And it does.) oldnavy.com/funnovationnation. 3. If your entry is chosen as a regional finalist, remind everyone in your town (and all their friends) to vote for it from May 21 through 27. 4. Old Navy will throw a townwide party, complete with food, music, and games, for each of four regional winners. 5. As a bonus, a $10,000 grant is left behind to address a community need. 6. You will be loved — not just by the crossing guards and amateur gardeners, but by 2. Upload the video to this summer. Sign up for a 2-day introduction or a 5-day intensive

Please contact Tony Alvarado-Rivera with any questions. Email: Tony@chicagofreedomschool.org Phone: 312.435.1201 If you would like a representative from CFS to come to your school or organization to recruit youth, please contact Tony Alvarado-Rivera, Coordinator of Youth Programs. City Youth Councils Now Recruiting – May 4 th

Do you know any passionate youth leaders who are eager to develop their leadership skills, create solutions to issues that youth face, and commit time beyond the summer to push for these solutions? The Mikva Challenge City Youth Councils are now looking for youth leaders to be part of the Education Council, Teen Health Council, and Mayoral Youth Commission! Click here and scroll down to learn more about how students can apply before the extended May 4th deadline . Now Accepting Applications for the 2012 Latinos Progresando Dr. Angela Perez Miller Scholarship Fund

Latinos Progresando, together with Fichera & Miller, PC, will award six $1,000 scholarships to promising students with a commitment to community service. Click here to download the application and guidelines. The deadline to apply is May 4, 2012. Media Arts Day Camp at Street-Level Youth Media June 18–August 10 | Ages 8–14 Calling all junior media-makers! Spend your summer with Street-Level at our FREE 5-day summer camps for elementary and middle school students. Choose from stop-motion animation, music, digital photography, graphic design, and journalism — or try them all! Click here for full schedule and online registration. Summer Workshops at Street Level Youth Media June 18–August 10 | Ages 14–22

Young people! Get out of the house and into the groove at StreetLevel workshop in music production, digital photography, graphic design, or journalism. FREE. For more information, contact Aasia at 773.862.5331 or aasia@streetlevel.org. Summer Arts Apprenticeship Program June 18–August 10 | Ages 14–18 Ready to take your media art to the next level? Want to learn about social issues and spark a dialogue in your community? Apply for an 8week paid apprenticeship and receive intensive technical and artistic training while you investigate a provocative topic through your art. You'll also team up with professional artist mentors to produce a gallery-worthy final project. 20 hours/week for 8 weeks. For intermediate and advanced-level high school students and graduating seniors with prior experience. Call 773.862.5331 for an application. Summer Internships Ages 16–18 Learn how your skills in media arts can be applied to communications, outreach, teaching, and fundraising with a paid summer internship at Street-Level Youth Media. 20 hours/week for 6 weeks. Open to high school students and graduating seniors ages 16 and up. Call 773.862.5331 for more details. Mikva Challenge CTA Student Survey

The Mikva Challenge Youth Commission invites all CPS high school students to participate in the online survey they have created to gather data that specifically address many of the issues high school students face when riding the CTA as part of their daily commute to and from school. Teachers can click here to access the survey; students can fill it out online or teachers can print copies and return completed paper surveys to jackie@mikvachallenge.org. (Teachers with limited printing access can also request blank paper copies of the survey from jackie@mikvachallenge.org.) Mikva Challenge 2011 City-wide Youth Issues Survey The Mikva Challenge Youth Commission and Education and Teen Health Councils invite all CPS high school students to participate in their online survey to get students' input on the topics of parental involvement, the extended school day, college and career services offered at schools, and their vision of a healthy school. Survey results will be presented to Chicago Public Schools decision makers and the mayor. Teachers can click here to access the survey; students can fill it out online or teachers can print copies and return completed paper surveys to miriam@mikvachallenge.org. (Teachers with limited printing access can also request blank paper copies of the survey from miriam@mikvachallenge.org) Looking for advice about college or your career? If you're between the ages of 18 and 24 and thinking about applying to college or grad school, trying to build a career, or just looking to expand your professional network, apply to be part of Latinos Progresando's mentoring program. For application information, email LPAB@latinospro.org. InTransit Empowerment Project: Youth Theatre Program

InTransit Youth Theatre is a youth focused theatre group for young activists. It is a positive, identity affirming environment where immigrant and refugee youth can receive support, artistic training, and where they can express themselves through the arts. Youth ages 14-24 10 week program Workshops from June to July of 2012 Main production is in August of 2012 T h e production will be a collaboration of the youth's experiences and stories For more information, click here or email

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Bridges to the Future Job Training Program Chicago Area Project CDTES is currently recruiting adults 18+ living in the following zipcodes (60613, 60657, 60614, 60610, 60622, 60661, 60607, 60608, 60616, 60609, 60653, 60615, 60636, 60621) to receive 10 weeks of PAID on-the-job skills training in the growing fields of manufacturing and customer service. Click below to learn more about how to apply. Bridges_to_the_Future.pdf (88 KB)

One Summer Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle are proud to announce One Summer Chicago - a collaborative effort between the City of Chicago, Cook County, and the civic and business communities to provide summer jobs and programming for the city's youth (ages 5-21). Click here to learn how to apply for a one of the summer jobs or programs connected with this initiative. Do Something Seed Grant Are you working to start a community action project or program with your friends? Do you need money to put your ideas into action? If you answered, "YES!", you are eligible to apply for a Do Something Seed Grant. We give out a $500 Do Something Seed Grant every week to help young people just like YOU! These grants can be used towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started, or to jumpstart your program and realize your ideas for the first time. These grants can also be used towards projects that are already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of your project and organization to help you as you look to expand your project and grow your impact. Seed Grants are awarded to projects that involve communities of people working together. We love groups doing good!

everyone else in the zip code. Enter to win a $10,000 grant and a town-wide party at oldnavy.com/funnovationnation. National Juvenile Court Data Archive Deadline: May 7 The National Juvenile Court Data Archive (the Archive) houses the automated records of cases that courts with juvenile jurisdiction have handled. This solicitation will fund the annual collection, verification, and analysis of data that documents the activities of the juvenile justice court system and its response to law-violating and at-risk youth. Frequently Asked Questions PDF Program Announcement PDF YouthBuild Grants Due Date: May 8, 2012 The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration will award about $75 million in grants for YouthBuild programs. YouthBuild programs provide education, job training and employment services to disadvantaged youth. Participants also get on-the-job training and serve their communities by building affordable housing. Read the full announcement (PDF, 168KB). If you've applied for YouthBuild funding before, please read carefully as ETA has made a few changes. read more>> VOCA Children’s Advocacy Centers Subgrant Program Deadline: May 8 This program will provide funding to manage a national grant awards program for local children’s advocacy center programs. Frequently Asked Questions PDF Program Announcement PDF Children’s Advocacy Centers Membership and Accreditation Program Deadline: May 8 This program will provide funding to support a national membership and accreditation organization for children’s advocacy center programs.Frequently Asked Questions PDF Program Announcement PDF

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Hosted by: Rumble Arts Date: Monday-Thur Time: 3:30-5:30 PM Location: 3413 W. North Ave Cost: Free A multi-media arts class for students in grades 6, 7, & 8. This class provides a space for youth to independently and collectively explore the transitions they may be making in their life right now. The projects are directed toward thinking critically about themselves, their communities and their role as a member or the community at large. Cooking Matters Hosted by: Howard Area Community Center Date: Mondays Time: 6-8pm Location: 7510 N. Ashland Ave Cost: Free Cooking Matters courses help parents and school-aged children with limited resources make healthy meals at home using a wide variety of foods that are commonly available in their grocery stores, in WIC packages and from emergency food providers such as food pantries. Participants will cook and eat a meal together at every class while learning about nutrition and food budgeting strategies. Sign up today: Call Kathryn at (773) 381-3652 or kslaboski@howardarea.org Toddler Poemtime Hosted by: The Poetry Foundation Date: Wednesdays Time: 11am Location: 61 West Superior Street Cost: Free The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages 3 to 5 to a weekly storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and games. Admission is granted on a first come, first served basis. Media-Arts Hosted by: Rumble Arts Date: Wednesdays Time: 3:30-5:30PM Location: 3413 W. North Ave Cost: Free Youth will create collaborative video, audio, and visual media projects that will encourage them to reflect and think critically about themselves, their communities, and their role as members of the community at large. Youth will explore issues that affect them and their communities, contributing to an ongoing dialogue about how to work for social justice. Capoeira Hosted by: Rumble Arts Date: Wednesdays Time: 6:30-7:45PM Location: 3413 W. North Ave Cost: $5-$10 suggested donation Learn capoeira with Graduada Sucuri! Students will learn basic capoeira technique and skills and obtain familiarity with the rituals of the roda. If you are new to capoeira this class is for you! For teens and adults. Check the Method Saturday Writing Workshop Hosted by: Young Chicago Authors Date: Saturdays Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm Location: 1180 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd Floor Cost: Free Lead by YCA Artist-in-Residence Roger Bonair-Agard and YCA Artistic Director Kevin Coval this rigorous, comprehensive workshop series will focus on honing your craft and voice. Learn more. Intro to Digital Media and Podcasting Hosted by: Rumble Arts Date: Saturdays Time: 12-3PM Location: 3413 W. North Ave Cost: Free For high school students. Multi-Arts Children's Workshop Hosted by: Rumble Arts Date: Saturdays Time: 1-2:30PM Location: 3413 W. North Ave Cost: Free This is a visual arts workshop for children Ages 7 to 12. Children will get to try out a variety of mediums for making art including drawing, collage, painting, and more! Free Illustration Hosted by: Rumble Arts Date: Sundays Time: 3-5PM Location: 3413 W. North Ave Cost: $5-10 suggested donation Illustration, drawing class for Kids and Teens.This class will focus on the creation of fictional characters. Students will design any type of character they want: from sci-fi/fantasy to cowboys and superheroes, as well as the tools or weapons they use and the worlds they inhabit. Come let your imagination run wild! Filipino-Indonesian Martial Arts Hosted by: Rumble Arts Date: Sundays Time: 4:30-5:30 PM Location: 3413 W. North Ave Cost: Free Children's Martial Arts class using Filipino-Indonesian techniques for Kids and Teens.

Articles Adding It Up: A Guide for Mapping Public Resources for Children, Youth and Families This guidebook is designed to clarify the process of creating and implementing an effective fiscal map. It provides an overview of planning, collecting the data, and ways to use the information to make informed decisions. Government agencies, intergovernmental commissions, task forces, and policy and advocacy organizations have always relied on some level of data on investments in children, youth, families and communities to do their jobs. Fiscal maps can help decision makers get a birdseye view of how much is being spent across departments and programs. Though these maps come in many forms, a quality fiscal map is different than traditional public reports on spending because it focuses on children and youth, not departments and agencies. View the guide>> See How Juvenile Judges Work Collaboratively Anyone who wants to get juvenile court judges involved in their community partnerships for young people would have learned a lot from the recent Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness. Reclaiming Futures was there, listened to several judges and filed this report on How Judges and Treatment Providers Can Partner Together Successfully. Resources Global Youth Service Day Resources Every 26 seconds in the United States, a student drops out of school. Around the world, 75 million youth don't have access to education. Help youth succeed through education on Global Youth Service Day (April 20-22, 2012). Get education service project ideas from YSA's National & Global Partners on the GYSD.org Project Ideas page. Take the pledge to become a volunteer reader, tutor or mentor on GYSD, or use GYSD to get other people in your community to take the pledge. After you take the pledge, learn what you can do today to get started reading, tutoring, or mentoring. Planning a GYSD project to read, mentor, tutor, or help kids stay in school? Tell us about it: www.GYSD.org/register

10 Week Healthy Lifestyles Program Hosted by: Chicago Park District Date: Wednesday and Saturday, April 11-June 16 Time: 6-8pm, 10am-12pm Location: Humboldt Park, 1400 N. Sacramento Ave Cost: Free T h e Chicago Park District is partnering with the MEND Foundation (www.mendfoundation.org.) to launch a free, 10-week healthy lifestyle program open to families with children ages 7-13 who are above a healthy weight. The MEND Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire children, families and adults to lead and sustain fitter, healthier and happier lives. Our focus is on changing the behaviors that cause overweight and obesity through our MEND 7-13 Program. MEND 7-13 is one of the world’s largest evidence-based healthy lifestyle programs that empowers 7-13 year olds, with the support of their families, to reach and maintain a healthy weight. It does this by helping families change unhealthy attitudes about food and activity (Mind), keep physically active on a regular basis (Exercise), learn how to choose foods that are healthy, tasty and nutritious (Nutrition), and take action to maintain a healthy lifestyle – for life (Do It!). With one in three children overweight or obese, the MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition. . . Do it!) program aims to improve overall health and fitness of families. Families will learn how to read food

labels and take part in nutrition sessions. They will also learn about healthy portion sizes and will be shown the effects different foods have on their health. During the course, children will participate in a wide variety of physical activities and games. Families can get more information or register by calling 312-742-4740 or go to chicagoparkdistrict.com Want to learn more about the Center for Experiential Learning?

We love to connect with non-profit community-based organizations throughout the Chicagoland area interested in creating opportunities for students to do community-based research, academic internships and service learning placements. For more about the Center for Experiential Learning visit our website. Contact Ashley Slupski, Community Youth Support Specialist, at aslupski@luc.edu or Travis Proffitt, Community Partnerships Coordinator, at tproffi@luc.edu Need to get in touch? Ashley Slupski Community Youth Support Specialist Center for Experiential Learning Loyola University Chicago aslupski@luc.edu (773)-508-3213

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