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Nonprofit Funding, Events, and Jobs – February 2018
Nonprofit Funding, Events, and Jobs – February 2018 Funding HUD Releases Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program Funding Announcement On January 17, 2018, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it will select up to 11 communities, at least 5 of which will be rural, to participate in the second round of the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP).…
February Marks Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month 2018
February Marks Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month 2018 Nelson Mandela once said that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” It is with this belief that we recognize Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month this February as an opportunity to educate ourselves and those around us about the prevalence of teen dating violence.…
Shining Light Toolkit: Spirituality and Involving The Faith Community
Shining Light Toolkit: Spirituality and Involving The Faith Community Research has identified faith and spirituality as a resilience factor for those subjugated to or at risk for sexual exploitation.1 However, far too often youth-serving organizations fail to attend to faith and spirituality when designing program services and in supporting mentoring relationships. Faith communities can be a major resource for…
Shining Light Toolkit: Sustainability
Shining Light Toolkit: Sustainability Sustainability addresses how organizations can effectively adapt to changing environments (i.e. staff turnover, funding and policy changes, new community needs, etc.) in order to maintain consistent, quality services.1 Putting time and energy into sustainability is essential if social service agencies are to create lasting benefits for the community. Neglecting to…
Shining Light Toolkit: Self-Care and Mindfulness
Shining Light Toolkit: Self-Care and Mindfulness Stress is a natural component of everyday life. However, those who work in direct service professions (either as volunteers or career professionals) will likely encounter additional stress because of the nature of their responsibilities. These individuals walk alongside and support people who are navigating various stages of their healing journey.…
Shining Light Toolkit: Mentor Readiness
Shining Light Toolkit: Mentor Readiness To be an effective mentor, one must have a genuine interest in a young person and their future. Mentors must also be prepared to take on the responsibility that comes with being present in their mentee’s life. Failing to meet these commitments can have devastating results for youth, particularly those…
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