Archive for May, 2008

Grant

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008


Youth Garden Grants Program

Help children develop a love of gardening while learning about the environment and the connection between food and nutrition. The National Gardening Association and Home Depot are sponsoring the Youth Garden Grants Program. Priority of awarding grants will be given to programs that emphasize one or more of the following elements: educational focus or curricular/program integration; nutrition or plant-to-food connections; environmental awareness/education; entrepreneurship; and the social aspects of gardening, such as leadership development, team building, community support or service-learning.

Applicants must plan to garden with at least 15 children who a http://www.kidsgardening.com/YGG.asp.re between the ages of 3 and 18. The application deadline is Nov. 1. For more information or to download an application, go to
Youth Garden Grants Program
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Help children develop a love of gardening while learning about the environment and the connection between food and nutrition. The National Gardening Association and Home Depot are sponsoring the Youth Garden Grants Program. Priority of awarding grants will be given to programs that emphasize one or more of the following elements: educational focus or curricular/program integration; nutrition or plant-to-food connections; environmental awareness/education; entrepreneurship; and the social aspects of gardening, such as leadership development, team building, community support or service-learning.

Applicants must plan to garden with at least 15 children who are between the ages of 3 and 18. The application deadline is Nov. 1. For more information or to download an application, go to http://www.kidsgardening.com/YGG.asp.

Teleconference Training

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

A Workshop by Teleconference for Nonprofits on

Employment Law:

“Wage and Hour Issues for Nonprofit Employers”

Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

* Does your organization need guidance in determining how employees should be classified?
* Do you sometimes struggle with issues of how and when your organization is required to pay overtime?

This workshop will discuss the factors to be considered in determining how to properly classify employees as exempt or non-exempt, and the consequences of these classifications. The workshop will also discuss overtime issues and allowable wage deductions.

SPONSOR:

PRESENTER:

David Islinger, Esq. is a partner in the Morristown office of the firm of Jackson Lewis, LLP, where he devotes his practice primarily to traditional labor law, training and counseling matters. He received his juris doctor degree from George Washington University National Law Center in 1993 and joined Jackson Lewis in 1995. Mr. Islinger conducted his undergraduate studies at Cornell University from which he received a B.S. degree in Industrial & Labor Relations. Mr. Islinger regularly speaks to executives, managers, and supervisors on workplace issues, having provided training to thousands of managers and employees on virtually all workplace issues including harassment and discrimination concerns, union avoidance and contract administration, disabilities management, and wage and hour law.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: Thursday, June 5th

There is no charge, but enrollment is limited.

Dial-up instructions will be provided to registrants.

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E-MAIL REGISTRATION FORM to:

Marlene Taylor at mtaylor@probonopartner.org

or call 973-968-7043

REGISTRATION FORM

Employment Law: Wage and Hour Issues for Nonprofit Employers

Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Name:

Organization/Firm:

Business Address:

Phone You Will Use for Conference:

Fax:

E-mail:

To see our entire workshop series, visit our website at

www.probonopartnership.org

Effective Management for Afterschool

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

REGISTER EARLY! DO NOT BE CLOSED OUT!

August 12th, 13th and 14th, 2008

Effective Management for Afterschool

Once again NJSACC is bringing the National Institute on Out-of-School Time from Massachusetts to NJ.

With funding provided by Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended,(Title IV,Part B of No Child Left Behind) 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant funds awarded to the New Jersey Department of Education and NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development as part of a Federal CCDF Block Grant Earmark.

When: Tuesday 8/12th, Wednesday 8/13th, & Thursday 8/15h
9:00am-3:00pm

Where: First Baptist Church of Westfield,
170 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ 07090

Public Transit:
5 minute walk from Westfield, NJ Transit stop on Raritan Valley line.

Cost:
$200 which includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials

Hotel Info: http://boylehotels.com/WestfieldInn.htm
Hotel fees are NOT included in registration fee.

Westfield, NJ Info:
http://westfieldtoday.com/

Who should attend?

• New to the field Directors
• Experienced Directors
• Afterschool Coordinators
• 21st CCLC Project Directors
• Evaluators of afterschool programs

What:
This training will focus on the administrative components of a quality afterschool program. Included will be effective systems to manage fiscal resources and administrative policies, evaluation and outcomes, workplace issues, strategies for recruitment and retention, staff development and training, ideas for building a family-responsive program, building a “learning organization,” leadership and management styles, and working collaboratively with schools and communities.

About the presenters

The presenters for this session work with the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST). For more than two decades, NIOST has been the national leader in providing highly interactive, research based training for directors and staff, school administrators, community leaders, and others committed to providing high quality afterschool programs for children and youth.

Ellen Clippinger, MS Ed is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of AYS, Inc., a not-for-profit youth-serving agency operating over 50 programs in a four-county area in the Indianapolis community. Ellen has been instrumental in piloting various types of programs to meet the needs of working parents-early childhood programs housed in school settings, wrap-around kindergarten programs within the school, as well as winter and spring breaks and summer camps. A summer camp devoted to arts education with a culminating final performance by the children and youth from the camp is now in its fourth season.

Susan O’Connor, MSW is an independent consultant, and has been working with the Davis Foundation to enhance afterschool programs in western Massachusetts. She is the coordinator for WestMOST Network, linking afterschool providers and western Massachusetts youth coalitions on advocacy to improve resources, quality, and sustainability of afterschool programs. She is also a partner in the Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative and the Building Assets project for program improvement.
Susan serves on the Executive Committee for the Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership and is working with MAP to build regional connections for the statewide network.

Susan was the Director of the Hampshire Educational Collaborative’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers in Northampton, Massachusetts. The Collaborative’s after school programs served 3,000 children and youth in 12 school-based community learning centers in a 3-county area. The resiliency research is the theoretical framework for the sites, and the mission is to build youth assets and provide learning supports. This includes major initiatives in linking to academic outcomes, social-emotional competence, and wellness.

Prior to working with the Collaborative, Susan was a Research Associate with the National Institute on Out-Of-School Time at Wellesley College for nine years, developing standards and continuous improvement tools for after school programs. She is an author of Advancing School-Age Child Care Quality (ASQ). She has also published papers on Resiliency and After School programs, Workforce Issues, Homework Assistance and Literacy Activities for after school programs.

Questions:
Please call NJSACC at 908-789-0259 with any questions.
Registration form below.

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Registration Form

Tue/Wed/Thu 8/12-8/14/08

Name: _________________________________________________________
(Last) (First) (M.I.)
Address: ___________________________________________(#)
City_________________________________State:___________________Zip____
Phone (Home): ________________________________ (Work): _______________

E-mail Address: ______________________________

Program Name: ______________________________________________________________________

Program Address: ____________________________________________________________________

Method of Payment: ( ) Check/Money Order ( ) Visa ( ) MasterCard ( ) P.O. – Please Attach Copy

Charge Card Account # __________/__________/__________/___________ Expiration Date _____/______

Signature/Name on Card ______________________________________________________________________

Zip Code attached to Credit Card ___________ Amount Paid ___________

Are you a 21st CCLC Grantee? Yes___ No___

Registration Information:
• Registration is limited
• Registrations must be received by August 1, 2008.
• Cancellations must be made by August 1, 2008.
• No refunds will be given after August 1, 2008, however, substitutions may be made at any time.

Register by:

FAX Complete the registration form and fax it to our secure fax line at
(908) 789-4237.

MAIL Complete the registration form and mail it to:

NJSACC
231 North Avenue West #363
Westfield, NJ 07090

Enclose a check or money order for the appropriate amount, made payable to NJSACC.

We also accept purchase orders.

Fact Sheet

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

From Child Trends:


What Works in Substance Use and Reproductive Health Programs

1. What Works for Preventing and Stopping Substance Use in
Adolescents
2. What Works for Adolescent Reproductive Health

1. What Works for Preventing and Stopping Substance Use in Adolescents:
Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions

This Child Trends fact sheet reviews evaluated programs that focus on adolescent substance use. Among the findings:

* Both prevention and cessation programs work for adolescents. Only three of 24 evaluated programs had no short-term or long-term impacts on substance use, including cessation of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and prevention of illicit drug use.

* Multi-component programs generally work. Seven of nine programs that attempt to reach adolescents through a variety of different approaches, such as school, family, community, outside social activities and media campaigns, have an impact on prevention of substance use.

* Programs that address all forms of drug use in combination generally work. Six of seven programs of this type had impacts on initiation of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and/or illicit drug use.

* Knowledge of the health consequences of substance use increases the likelihood/success of stopping use of alcohol and other substances. All six programs that taught the consequences and risks of alcohol and substance use had impacts on substance use cessation.

The fact sheet CLICK HERE FOR FACT SHEET
includes a table that shows whether the evaluated programs were found to work, not proven to work, or had mixed findings.

2. What Works for Adolescent Reproductive Health: Lessons from
Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions

This Child Trends fact sheet reviews evaluated programs that focus on adolescent reproductive health. Among the findings:

* Many different types of programs have been shown to positively affect reproductive health outcomes. Not only school- and community-based sex education programs, but also clinic-based programs, youth development programs, service-learning programs, early childhood programs, and programs for young mothers have been found to be effective.

* Comprehensive sex education can improve adolescent reproductive health. Of the 21 comprehensive sex education programs that have been experimentally evaluated, 11 had a significant positive impact on the behavior of the youth studied or important subgroups of the sample.

* No abstinence-based interventions have yet been shown to positively affect any behavioral outcomes. Six abstinence-based interventions have had their impacts on behavioral outcomes experimentally evaluated. None has had an impact on initiation of sexual intercourse, frequency of sexual activity, number of sexual partners, use of condoms, use of contraceptives, pregnancies, births, or STD contraction.

* None of these six abstinence-based interventions have been shown to negatively affect any behavioral outcomes, either. In particular, in spite of their exclusive focus on abstinence, none have served to significantly decrease condom or contraceptive use.

The fact sheet includes a table that shows whether the evaluated programs were found to work, not proven to work, or had mixed findings.

Grant

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Agency: Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
Program: The Graffiti Hurts® National Grant Program
Eligibility:
Any of the following groups are eligible to apply for a Graffiti Hurts® grant:

Nonprofit, Civic, and Community Organizations Includes neighborhood groups (e.g., Neighborhood Watch), crime prevention associations, civic clubs or organizations, and other nonprofit groups.

Youth Groups/Schools Includes any group of youth such as Girl/Boy Scouts, 4-H, Girls/Boys Clubs, YW/YMCAs, and students in a class, grade or school club.

Government Agencies Includes city, county, state and federal government agencies, or subdivisions within these agencies (e.g., department of public works), and police departments or other law enforcement.

Purpose:

The Graffiti Hurts® National Grant Program aims to help communities kick-start or add to a local graffiti prevention program. Grant funds may also be used for a one-time project that has the potential to help reduce graffiti in the community.

Grants of $2,000 will be offered in three categories – community under 100,000 population, community between 100,000 and 300,000 population and community over 300,000 population. The funds must be used for projects that begin by Fall 2008 and are completed no later than December 31, 2009.

Proposed projects can address graffiti prevention and education, rapid removal, or help to enforce local anti-graffiti laws. Businesses that make or operate graffiti removal equipment or technologies are not eligible.

Name: N/A
Deadline: June 06, 2008
Maximum Award: $2,000
Number Of Awards: 3
Period: Fall 2008-Dec. 31, 2009

More Information:

You may submit your Graffiti Hurts® entry in any of the following ways although electronic submission is preferred:

1. Electronically via email to graffitihurts@kab.org (please put “Graffiti Hurts Grant 2008” in the email subject line).

2. On a CD-Rom mailed directly to Keep America Beautiful.

3. If you have no access to electronic media, mail a hard copy of your application to Keep America Beautiful.

All grant applicants will be notified of status by email and/or mail by August 1, 2008.

Mailing Address:

Keep America Beautiful

Attn: Graffiti Hurts National Grant Program

1010 Washington Boulevard

Stamford, CT 06901

E-mail Address:

graffitihurts@kab.org

URL: http://www.graffitihurts.org/grant_program/2008/grant-application.pdf