Grants, Inclusion, Tips for Fantastic Training: 4 Fridays in March

NJSACC hosts 4 Friday of Trainings in Westfield:

March 4 & 11, 2011: Grant Writing Symposium

March 18, 2011: Train the Trainer

March 25, 2011: Kids Included Together (KIT)

Workshop, Opening Doors to Inclusive Programs



NJSACC is offering one month of Fridays on Professional Development for Afterschool Practitioners.† Registration is limited.

Grant Writing: 2 day Symposium

If youíre looking for additional funding but have limited time or experience with writing grant proposals, then this workshop is for you.† In this two day course youíll learn common grant components and tips for success from a seasoned grant writer/reviewer.

You will be given guidance on searching for funding opportunities and will begin writing your own proposal with peer review and instructor feedback. Both novice and experienced grant writers will benefit from the collaborative, supportive, and insightful instructional format.

Also included, tips to develop skills for building partnerships, resolving community needs, and developing community support.

Youíll leave with the confidence that you CAN write a grant!

Recommendation: Bring your own laptop for a more personalized experience.

Course Outline

  • Overview of the grant process
    Different types of funding require different types of approaches
    Review of standard RFP sections
  • Planning and project development tips
  • Searching for funding
    Using a Logic Model as a planning tool
    Suggestions for successful proposal writing
  • Peer and Instructor review

Lunch will be provided

Fee: $250
Date: Friday March 4, 2011 & Friday March 11, 2011

Time: 10:00 to 2:30 PM

Please arrive promptly to begin the workshop at 10 AM.

Location: NJSACC Office located at:

170 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ 07090

(Located in the bell tower of the First Baptist Church of Westfield, NJ)


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Registration is due by: February 25, 2010


Training the Trainer

A Day of Tools, Tips and Tricks to build Quality Staff Development Workshops, Trainings and Meetings

With Diane Genco, NJSACC Executive Director & Sarah Cruz, NJSACC Enrichment Support Specialist

This full day workshop will focus on Tools, Tips and Tricks of Successful Trainers as well as focusing on developing staff development workshops in any topic, which will engage and energize staff.

Lunch will be provided

Fee: $125

Date: Friday March 18, 2011

Time: 10 AM to 2:30 PM

Location: NJSACC

Registration is due by: March 11, 2011

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Enrollment is limited.


Kids Included Together (KIT)

Workshop, Opening Doors to Inclusive Programs

Opening Doors to Inclusive Programs

Description: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990) requires that out-of-school time programs are Accessible to children with and without disabilities. Making your program accessible to all requires creative and responsive accommodations. This full day session features skill-building workshops that start with introducing the

principles of inclusion, followed by how to develop respectful accommodations for children with diverse needs. The session continues with supporting behavior and strategies for collaborating with parents and school personnel. KITís Opening Doors to Inclusive Programs Series helps ensure simple and appropriate supports are in place for children and offers tools for the providers who work with them.

Participants will gain specific examples of accommodations for children with various types of disabilities and learn how to prevent negative behaviors before they occur. This workshop addresses how to create inclusive, supportive environments and techniques to communicate successfully with parents. Participants will also join in a facilitated discussion to explore issues related to inclusion in their unique settings

Fee: $50 Includes materials and lunch.

Date: Friday March 25, 2011

Time: 10 AM to 2:30 PM

Location: NJSACC

Registration is due by: March 18, 2011

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Enrollment is limited.

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