The Laura Bush Foundation-School Library Grants 2015 (Deadline: 12/14/15)
The mission of the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries is to help school libraries (a) encourage and foster a love of reading; (b) support student learning; and (c) make books and reading materials available to students who otherwise would not have access to them.
Humana Foundation-Health Grants for Nonprofits (Select Locations) (Deadline: 12/15/15)
The Humana Foundation is focusing its grantmaking for 2016 in these locations: Baton Rouge, Broward County in South Florida, Knoxville, Louisville, New Orleans, San Antonio, and Tampa Bay.
The Trail Blazers Foundation & Wells Fargo-Take it to the Court for Education Grants (Oregon & Southwest Washington) (Deadline: 1/1/16)
The purpose of this funding is to support academic, art, athletic and community programs in schools.
“As the UN General Assembly recently concluded, child and adolescent health was rightfully a focus of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As part of a new Global Strategy for Women’s Children’s and Adolescents’ Health:
‘Global Standards for quality health-care services for adolescents is a new resource developed by WHO and UNAIDS to help countries improve the quality of adolescent health care. Existing health services often fail the world’s adolescents (10-19-year-olds). Many adolescents who suffer from mental health disorders, substance use, poor nutrition, intentional injuries and chronic illness do not have access to critical prevention and care services. Meanwhile, many behaviors that have a lifelong impact on health begin in adolescence.’
These standards provide simple yet powerful steps that countries – both rich and poor – can immediately take to improve the health and wellbeing of their adolescents”
National School Lunch Week
Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls, from the National Crittenton Foundation and the National Women’s Law Center, explores present challenges of girls in the juvenile justice system. “Even in the midst of the current “developmental era” of reform, juvenile justice systems are routinely failing to modify promising system reforms for girls or even to collect data on how girls are affected by the problems systems seek to remedy.“
Transition Tool Kit, a new resource from Autism Speaks, serves as a guide to assist families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood for their child with autism. Sections of the kit include Self-Advocacy, Planning for Transition, Legal Matters, and Employment and Other Options.
Associations Between Antibullying Policies and Bullying in 25 States, a new article from JAMA Pediatrics, evaluates the effectiveness of antibullying legislation in reducing students’ risk of being bullied and cyberbullied, using data from 25 states in the United States.
Advocates for Children of New Jersey-Kids Count Coordinator (Newark, NJ)
Advocates for Children of New Jersey is currently seeking a full-time Kids Count Coordinator. Responsibilities of the position include collecting and communicating data effectively to education state leaders and the public on child and family issues, obtaining data from various state and local agencies as well as census data, developing and writing reports, and working closely with the policy, communications, outreach, and development staff to ensure that the Kids Count program is an integral part of the policy agenda. Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in public policy, research, statistics, sociology or a related field, experience with policy analysis, and experience collecting and analyzing data. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/GNcwXZKnw4bD/
Center for Law and Social Policy-Senior Youth Policy Analyst (Washington, DC)
The Center for Law and Social Policy is currently seeking a full-time Senior Youth Policy Analyst. Responsibilities of the position include providing leadership in federal and state legislative and administrative advocacy on youth issues central to the team’s strategy, synthesizing and reporting on state and local developments to support advocacy, and participate as a leader and partner in strategic thinking about the most high-impact areas of advocacy. Qualifications for the position include broad knowledge and understanding of youth policy and youth development, research and analytical skills, five to seven years of relevant experience, and a Master’s Degree in public policy or administration, social work, or other relevant field is required. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/Mgm6f94Zt8jd/
Public Health Solutions-Senior Grant Writer (New York, NY)
Public Health Solutions is currently seeking a full-time Senior Grant Writer. Responsibilities of the position include developing and writing grant proposals to foundations, government and other grant making organizations, and will persuasively communicate PHS’ mission and programs to potential funders. Programs include public health needs such as maternal and child health, nutrition, access to health insurance, and smoking cessation. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in public health, public administration, or social services, three to five years of relevant experience, and excellent writing, analytical and research skills. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/X7SJNZF6fdFP/
First 5 LA-Research Analyst II (Los Angeles, CA)
First 5 LA is currently seeking a full-time Research Analyst. Responsibilities of the position include assisting with the design, implementation and evaluation of research projects, conducting background research on issues relevant to early childhood education, health, and development, and disseminating research and evaluation findings and other relevant data to staff, Commissioners and the larger community. Responsibilities of the position include a Master’s Degree in social science, health, education, or related academic field, at least five years of related experience, and experience working on research and evaluation projects that focus on one or more of the following areas: maternal and child health, early childhood education, policy, public health, and mental health. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/tW6fC4M9WnH4/
The Achievement Network-Director of School Support (Boston, MA)
The Achievement Network is currently seeking a full-time Director of School Support. Responsibilities of the position include developing the influence and reach of school leaders through coaching, connecting schools to share best practices, and developing tools and innovative coaching strategies to improve the ability to train school leaders. Qualifications for the position include five to ten years of work experience, significant management experience, graduate school work in relevant programs such as Business Administration or Public Policy, and experience with data-driven instruction. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/Cp7Zc365T3cp/
October 20, 2015, 1:00 PM ET. Webcast: E-cigarettes: An Emerging Public Health Challenge. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/archives/2015/october2015.htm
October 20, 2015, 2:00 PM ET. Webinar: Engaging SBHCs in Reducing Environmental Asthma Triggers. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.sbh4all.org/events/engaging-sbhcs-in-reducing-environmental-asthma-triggers/
November 9, 2015. Washington, DC: Healthy Schools: The Future of Children. For more information about this event, please visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WXF6uAfb5I9_03HVsIzP0jaHyZORxekOZYX5AYLQr1U/viewform?c=0&w=1
October 27, 2015, 2:00-3:30 PM ET. Baltimore, MD (online attendance also possible): Vulnerable Immigrants in Maryland: Responding to Unaccompanied Children and Undocumented Adults. For more information about this event, please visit: http://abagrantmakers.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=692432
November 17, 2015. Washington, DC: 2015 Research Summit on Childhood Health and School Buildings. For more information about this event, please visit: https://usgbc.wufoo.com/forms/research-summit/