ICYMI: Announcing The Connection 2017 Catalysts
Links: Tickets | Connection 2017 Home Page Launched in 2014, Connection is more than an event; it’s an experience that convenes our community’s leading thinkers and doers to share ideas that make a difference in the lives of the communities that we serve. To curate these thought leaders, we rely on a brain trust of Catalysts who have their fingers on the pulse of the field. With Connection 2017 just a few short months away, we are excited to announce the addition of Catalysts to the Connection 2017 experience! Catalysts support the Connection 2017 experience by sharing academic or practice-based innovations, identifying & crafting experiential content, cultivating critical voices, [Read further...]
American Bar Association launches National Homeless Youth Legal Network
Homeless youth in the United States remain a largely invisible segment of the homeless population, though researchers estimate that nearly eight percent of youths experience living on the streets. The importance of legal assistance for youth experiencing homelessness is paramount, and commendably, the American Bar Association (ABA) is working to fill the gap. The ABA is recognized as a leader in addressing the legal needs of vulnerable populations, including homeless youth. Lawyers play a critical role in improving outcomes for homeless youth by enforcing existing laws as well as advancing new policy and removing legal barriers to benefits, education, employment, [Read further...]
In Celebration of National LGBT Pride Month
In Celebration of National LGBT Pride Month June marks National LGBT Pride Month, which is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBT Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marked the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBT Americans. Today, LGBT Pride Month celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and these events attract millions of participants around the world. Despite [Read further...]
2017 Street Outreach Program Funding Now Available
2017 Street Outreach Program Funding Now Available As part of our mission to strengthen and coordinate resources for youth and families in high-risk situations, MANY keeps you informed about federal funding announcements in the youth and family services field. During the federal funding season, MANY highlights new funding streams as they are posted. Below is the most recent funding opportunity announcement: Street Outreach Program Grant-Specific Federal Funding Webinars MANY will offer webinars to walk you through the very specific request for proposals as they are released and help you prepare for writing your response(s). Below you can find our upcoming [Read further...]
Webinar Recording Release: 2017 Federal Grants Update
Thank you to all who registered for and attended our recent webinar on federal funding for youth programs, “2017 Federal Grants Update.” We hope the webinar met your expectations and that you came away with a better understanding of how the changing federal landscape will impact federal funding for youth programs. The recorded webinar is available below at no cost. Be sure to check out these upcoming webinars in our federal funding series:  April 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT – Core Strategies in Developing Competitive Federal Proposals April 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT – Advanced [Read further...]
April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
April marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which aims to raise public awareness of child abuse and neglect, recommit efforts and resources aimed at protecting children and strengthening families, and promote community involvement through activities that support the cause. The theme of this year’s Child Abuse Prevention Month initiative continues to mirror the theme of the 20th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, “Building Community, Building Hope.” By ensuring that parents, caregivers, and other supportive adults have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for children, we can help prevent child abuse and neglect by making meaningful [Read further...]
Understanding the Complexities of Commercial Sexual Exploitation – Webinar Recording Release
About The Webinar On January 30, in recognition of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Wichita State University Center for Combating Human Trafficking (CCHT) and MANY presented “Understanding the Complexities of Commercial Sexual Exploitation.” Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm, CCHT’s Founder and Executive Director, discussed specific circumstances that put individuals at risk of victimization and what helps them survive—and even thrive—despite abuse and exploitation. As participants considered the pervasive impacts (biological, physical, psychological, and spiritual) on persons affected by commercial sexual exploitation, Dr. Roswurm emphasized the need to also celebrate the resiliency evident in the journey from victim to survivor. Hosted by [Read further...]
Upcoming Funding Opportunities for April 2017
Here are some of the upcoming funding opportunities for April 2017: DoL Invites Applications to Support Successful Transition from Justice System The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $66 million in grant funds to serve either adults (ages 25 or older), or young adults (ages 18-24) who have been involved in the justice system make successful transitions back to the community. All projects must be located in high-poverty, high-crime communities. Labeled as “Reentry Projects (RP): FOA-ETA-17-02”, ETA anticipates awarding up to $4,500,000 each to approximately eight (8) intermediary organizations, approximately three (3) proposing to serve adults and [Read further...]
#OneOfMANY: Thoughts On Mentoring In Mississippi
MANY is traveling all across the country, meeting with member organizations, talking about their programs, and identifying trends and issues that are happening in the youth services field across the U.S. We had the privilege of sitting down with a staffer from our member organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mississippi to talk about mentoring in Mississippi. Their Program Specialist, Sharon Gill, had this to say about what keeps her energized in her role: “My energy is fueled by working and getting to know these families, particularly the children. Once you sit down and talk with them about why they would like to have [Read further...]
Now Announcing Our Federal Funding Webinar Series
Federal funding is increasingly competitive and funding for youth & families services is no exception. Our federal grant proposal webinar series will ensure that you have access to the expert knowledge you need to secure funding for your organization: Transitional Living Program: Developing a Competitive Application June 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm EDT Hosted by MANY Do you plan to write a Transitional Living Program proposal this year? Whether you are a current grantee or a new applicant, to be competitive in this round of funding it is critical to submit a perfect proposal. Come hear national analysis of [Read further...]