CAN Newsletter – Celebrating Women’s History Month!
March 9, 2022
Every year in March, we celebrate women, their achievements, and their tremendous contributions to our society. Women’s History month also includes International Women’s Day which is observed on March 8th across the world. Each year the National Women’s History Alliance chooses a theme for Women’s History Month and this year, the theme for 2022 is “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” Women educators across California, especially in our Expanded Learning and Out of School Time programs, have gone above and beyond to create inclusive environments, empower youth and families, and support Whole Child Health. Their actions of leadership amplify healing and hope in our communities, especially through the past two, incredibly challenging years. Below are resources to support educators celebrate, learn more and facilitate experiences for children and youth and join the celebration of Women’s History Month!
“I raise up my voice—not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard… We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” – Malala Yousafzai
- Voices to Celebrate Women’s History Month 2022 – StoryCorps
- Resources for Educators – From the Library of Congress, National Archives, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution
- Explore Women Heroes – National Geographic Kids
- Intersectional feminism: What it Means and Why it Matters Right Now – unwomen.org
Bill joined the CAN team in February 2022. He is our Program Specialist for Workforce Initiatives. With a rich history that includes advocating for youth as well as an incredible professional motorcycle road-racing career, we are so excited to have Bill on the team!
Release of the FY 22-23 ASES Universal and ASES Frontier Request for Applications
Application Deadline: March 30, 2022
The Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) of the California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce the release of the After School Education and Safety (ASES) Universal Program Request for Applications (RFA) and the ASES Frontier Transportation RFA for funding beginning in the 2022–23 fiscal year. Both RFAs can be found on the CDE Funding Opportunities web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ex/fundingop.asp.
The California Department of Education (CDE), Expanded Learning Division, is providing the following guidance on school site substitutions for the fiscal year (FY) 2022–23. This guidance may be updated annually and should be responded to accordingly. Grantees should note an update this year to the school site substitution process from previous years. There is a single filing date of April 29, 2022, that must be adhered to. An approved school site substitution will be effective July 1, 2022. Grantees should refer to their board or governing entity regarding school closures for FY 2022–23.
Join the Movement to Support Social Emotional Learning!
SEL4US and the Urban Assembly invite schools and communities around the globe to celebrate the importance of social emotional learning (SEL) on the third annual International SEL Day on Friday, March 11, 2022.
We are just a few months away from the hybrid 2022 Site Coordinator Symposium! Looking for ways to spend your Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Program funds? Register for the 2022 Site Coordinator Symposium and access professional development opportunities to support youth and families!
The California AfterSchool Network (CAN) in partnership with the CA Dept. of Education (CDE) Expanded Learning Division (EXLD), and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE), are excited to co-host weekly ELO-P Office Hours!
- Every Friday from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, starting February 4, 2022.
- The first 30 minutes of the office hours will include an ELO-P 101 presentation
- The remaining hour will be a time for Q&A and discussion.
The Pulitzer Center’s K-12 education team is excited to announce a new opportunity for afterschool program educators and administrators to access, adapt, and share 1619 Project resources with their classrooms, and to share their students’ creative responses with a national audience!
The 1619 Project is a multimedia journalism initiative that illuminates the legacy of slavery in the contemporary United States, and highlights the contributions of Black Americans to every aspect of American society. The Pulitzer Center’s 1619 resources for afterschool educators give various entry points into exploring the project in order to spark students’ creativity, teamwork, critical thinking, and media literacy skills.
How to Help California Families Claim the Full 2021 Expanded Child Tax Credit
Thursday, March 10, 2022; 1:00 PM PST
Children Now, Children’s Advocacy Institute, the Coalition on Human Needs and the Partnership for America’s Children, are co-hosting a webinar that’ll focus on how advocates and service-providers can help families they work with claim the 2021 Expanded Child Tax Credit. You do NOT have to be a tax expert to attend. They will share ready-to-use resources to help you provide information to families and connect them to tax preparation assistance.
Thursday, March 10
Every person who works with young people is committed to helping them thrive. On athletic fields, in afterschool programs, in libraries, in faith-based institutions, youth-serving professionals and volunteers are making a difference every day. Through the Power of Us Workforce Survey, youth-serving professionals and volunteers can contribute to a national effort to explore, define, and elevate their profession.
Calling program leaders and staff! The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is developing a readiness survey and reflection toolkit that will help afterschool, summer, and other out-of-school time (OST) program leaders and staff understand how ready they are for new initiatives or changes. AIR is currently piloting the survey with a focus on social and emotional learning and development. SEL programs and practices can take a variety of forms, from implementing SEL curriculum, to intentional practices that create safe and supportive environments that foster social and emotional skills, for example.
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