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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Trust Grantee Meeting Mark Your Calendars! The next grantee meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon at the Columbia Heights Community Center, 1480 Girard Street, NW. The grantee meeting is required for all current Trust grantees. The agenda will include: an update on the FY2010 grant competitions, an overview of the Trusts 10th Anniversary celebration and presentations by the Washington Nationals, Youth Venture and the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation. Please RSVP to Kalimba Yarbrough at no later than Friday, May 8th. When you RSVP, please provide the name of the organization, the name of the person attending, their title, e-mail address and telephone number. Due to space constraints, there is a one person per organization limit for this meeting!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Calling All Youth Workers! Happy New Year! The Trust has moved to an on-line application process and everyone must apply in this manner. The application will only be available for the duration of the application acceptance period. A letter of recommendation must accompany the on-line application and there will be an opportunity during the application process to upload the letter of recommendation. To apply: 1. Visit our website at 2. Look at the right side of your screen for the column heading Latest News 3. Under Latest News Click here for a list of all the Trust's learning opportunities and classes. 4. This will take you to the 2009 training calendar (which will show our classes for the next 6 months) 5. During the application acceptance period, you will be able to double click on the course you would like to attend, which will take you to the page to begin the on-line application process. Please also note that we will not accept any more than 2-3 individuals from one organization (unless space permits) at a time in order to ensure diversity of participants. All applicants will be notified of their status in the course by Thursday, January 22nd. Feel free to contact Syreeta Evans at (202) 347.4441 with any questions or concerns. The Trust Corporation is offering the 30-hour course Advancing Youth Development (AYD) for people working with youth aged 10-18. The next session will run from Tuesday, February 3rd thru Friday, February 6th from 9 am until 4:30 pm. This course, based on a national curriculum developed by the National Training Institute at the Academy for Educational Development, gives youth workers an important framework for their daily interaction with young people. It provides an over-arching philosophy as well as hands-on techniques and ideas for integrating youth development into your program. Remember space is limited! Deadline for applications is Friday, January 16th.

Monday, December 29, 2008

NAVIGATING YOUTH CULTURE & THE STREET CODE January 27th & 28th The Trust is offering a 15-hour course based on the DC BEST ADVANCING YOUTH DEVELOPMENT curriculum. This exciting training provides ideas and suggestions on understanding cultural assumptions and stereotypes about Youth Culture vs. Gang Culture, Coding and Street Socialization. The 2-session course consists of classes from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit our website TODAY at to apply Online! Deadline for applying is January 13th, 2008. Class is limited to 30 participants; be sure to get your application in on time! Please feel free to contact Syreeta Evans at 202.347.4441 with any questions or concerns.

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Trust has posted an RFP in partnership with DYRS for to establish service coalitions for two defined service delivery areas. DYRS seeks to create Lead Entities who will be responsible for the development of a locally organized community-based system of services, supports and opportunities for youth committed to the care and custody of DYRS and their families. Bidders Conferences will be held: Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 5:00 pm at the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church, 3000 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. at the Columbia Heights Community Center, 1480 Girard Street, NW. Applications are due no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on Monday, February 23, 2009. Attendance at one of the bidders conferences by a representative of the applicant is mandatory in order to be eligible to submit a proposal. The deadline for submitting written questions to this RFP is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 5, 2009. Please see the link to the website: