|Adobe Foundation grants for young film makers|
In December 2010 PBS and Adobe Foundations launched Project VoiceScape, a collaboration between Adobe Youth Voices, the Adobe Foundation’s global signature philanthropy program, and PBS’ POV, television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films.
Project VoiceScape is aimed at encouraging middle and high school students nationwide to use digital media tools in creating compelling stories about issues and concerns important to them.
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|After School Matters - Chicago|
Is designed to provide after-school activities to Chicago youth, while simultaneously preparing them for the demands of the workplace. By interacting with caring adults and pursuing subjects that interest them, After School Matters students learn skills that are essential to their future success -- like problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork. In addition, many have the opportunity to build on their experience by working as summer employees or interns in their communities.
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|Afterschool Alliance ||
The Afterschool Alliance was launched publicly in September 1999 as a coalition of public, private, and nonprofit organizations dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children.|
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|Afterschool Matters, Fall 2010 issue - NIOST pub|
This link is to a page on the Harvard Family Research Project web site. It points to the Fall 2010 Afterschool Matters journal, which includes articles on "Participation Over Time: Keeping Youth Engaged from Middle School to High School" as well as articles on training, program availability and more.
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|After-school Programs -- From Vision to Reality ||
Concept to Classroom is an online series of FREE, award-winning professional development workshops covering important and timely topics in education. The workshops are intended for teachers, administrators, librarians, or anyone interested in education -- and there's no technical expertise required. They are self-paced, so you can explore them on your own time and go back as often as you like; you can take all of the workshops, or just one.|
This link points to a workshop on Afterschool Programs, titled "From Vision to Reality". This is a comprehensive resource and one you can use at your own pace and learning schedule. Give it a try!
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|Afterschool Programs: What Parents Want - pdf|
BAEO published an executive summary of findings of a year-long independent study on the opinions of low-income and working-class Black parents regarding the quality and importance of public school- and community-based afterschool programs.
The study is a valuable resource for program planning and evaluation, for afterschool programs, and for non-school volunteer-based tutoring/mentoring programs.
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|ArtLook - Map of Chicago arts education organizations||
This is an effort aimed to identify arts organizations in schools and community areas of Chicago.|
From the web site: "Search for community arts organizations by name or by neighborhood, CPS network, discipline offered, or zip code. Search results will locate arts organizations that meet your criteria and the CPS schools they offers programs to, and map these schools in relation to each specific arts partner."
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|Born this Way Foundation - Map of organizations inspiring bravery ||
From the web site: "Led by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, the Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2011 to foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. The Foundation is dedicated to creating a safe community that helps connect young people with the skills and opportunities they need to build a kinder, braver world."|
See the map showing organizations inspiring bravery in youth.
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|Chicago Allies for Youth Success||
Partnership formed in 2011-12 that says on its web site:|
"is a partnership of organizations who share a unified vision for increasing participation in quality expanded learning opportunities citywide so that all youth get the chance to go on and succeed in school and life."
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Did you know that approximately 12,000 Chicago Public School students were identified as homeless during the 2007-2008 academic school year?|
Chicago HOPES (Heightening Opportunity and Potential for Educational Success) is an initiative of the Chicago Public Schools Homeless Education Program that empowers these homeless students to succeed academically.
With the goal of sustainability, Chicago HOPES collaborates with schools, shelters and communities to establish shelter-based after-school tutoring and enrichment opportunities- and you can help!
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|Chicago Out of School Time Program Locator|
Launched in 2008 or 2009, this City of Chicago Program Locator covers a wider range of out-of-school time programs than does the Tutor/Mentor Connection, which focuses specifically on programs that include some form of "volunteer-based" tutoring/mentoring in their core mix of services.
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|Children Now ||Children Now is a research and action organization dedicated to assuring that children grow up in economically secure families, where parents can go to work confident that their children are supported by quality health coverage, a positive media environment, a good early education, and safe, enriching activities to do after school.|
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|City of Chicago Tech Locator||
TechLocator is an on-line service to help Chicago residents and visitors find places that offer free or affordable technology resources and services, like computers with Internet access, Wi-Fi hotspots and technology training. |
TechLocator is a key project of the City of Chicago’s Digital Excellence Initiative, an effort by municipal government and many partners to ensure that all Chicagoans have the technological tools to compete and thrive in the 21st century.<
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|Collaborative After School Project|
The Collaborative After School Project (CASP) at the College of Education and Integrative Studies (CEIS), California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CPP), has been providing training and technical assistance in the school-age care and after school field in California for the past decade. The Project is dedicated to fostering developmentally-oriented learning experiences for children and youth during the after school hours. CASP works collaboratively with public and private organizations throughout California to support the success and long-term sustainability of current programs, help establish new programs, and participate in the California After School Partnership statewide system of field support.
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|Education initiatives around the world - map and list||
This web site features a map consisting of alternative education institutions in different countries. Read the About Us section and see how this map was created by a group of people who met on Facebook in the fall of 2011 and launched this map in January 2012 as part of an international Jelly Week collaboration. |
Add your own education institution to the map.
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