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Discovery Session Recap: Voices of Youth Count (VOYC) Study
The opportunity to leverage the national estimates brief combined with available local data to frame awareness and sustainable solutions to end youth homelessness resonated with members participating on the Discovery Session on the recently released Voices of Youth Count (VOYC) Study. Setting the context by reviewing the five key findings of the study, Matt Morton of Chapin Hall emphasized the hidden nature and fluidity of the experiences captured through surveys and in-depth interviews of youth over the course of 12 months. Listening to Matt’s presentation, I was startled at the rate of new incidents of youth experiencing homelessness. The study [Read further...]
Non-Profit Funding, Events, & Job Postings for December 2017
Non-Profit Funding, Events, & Job Postings for December 2017 OVW Invites Applications for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), invites application under its Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations program to develop and  implement outreach strategies targeted at, and provide victim services to, adult and youth victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking in underserved populations. Note that detailed eligibility restrictions are defined for this invitation.  Deadline:  January 26, 2018 Read more » Proposals Invited for Collaborative Efforts that Foster [Read further...]
We’re Hiring!
Grant Reviewers (View All Jobs) Overview MANY is seeking experienced, articulate, detail-oriented leaders to join our highly successful team of grant reviewers. These are part-time, contract positions that are ideal for people interested in a flexible schedule. MANY is a national nonprofit that engages stakeholders across sectors to strengthen outcomes of youth and young adults at highest risk for victimization and/or delinquency. We build the resiliency of local providers and their ability to provide effective services in a rapidly changing environment. Our proposal review services provide individualized feedback to applicants which helps them develop competitive grant applications. Our experienced team [Read further...]
Breaking: Results from Unprecedented National Survey on Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness
Led by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, Voices of Youth Count is an initiative to understand, address and prevent youth homelessness. Chapin Hall, using its substantial research and policy assets, has conducted the most comprehensive research to date on youth homelessness, incorporating youth voices to develop achievable solutions. This research creates a foundation on which we can build solutions – effective policies and practices – to end homelessness for young people.  Today, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago released results from an unprecedented national survey on unaccompanied youth homelessness in the United States. The study, Missed Opportunities: [Read further...]
#OneOfMANY: Thoughts on Youth Services from Wilkes-Barre, PA
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 Amanda Sivco and Tanya Olaviany – who work at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge (a program of member organization Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton) – about what drives them to continue their commitment to the work and to the community. This is what they had to say: “We, as a staff, feel that we are chipper and [Read further...]
Non-Profit Funding, Events, & Job Postings for November 2017
Non-Profit Funding, Events, & Job Postings for November 2017 Katie’s Krops Accepting Applications for Youth Garden Grants Katie’s Krops is accepting applications from youth between the ages of 9 and 16 for grants to start a Katie’s Krops vegetable garden in their community with the purpose of donating the whole harvest to people in need. Selected applicants will be awarded a gift card to a garden center in their area (up to $500), support from Katie’s Krops, and a digital camera to document the garden and the harvest. Deadline: December 31, 2017 Read more »   Events RHY Grantee Conference [Read further...]
Building on the Assets of Rural Communities to Support Your Mentoring Program
Spacious skies, waves of grain, majestic mountains. Much of the narrative that shapes our views of the United States is built on images of rural America. It is where we began, and idyllic notions of small-town life still resonate. As compelling as these images can be, the reality is that rural communities face challenges that may be difficult for those living in urban settings to understand. In spite of these realities, rural communities draw from their many strengths, and benefit from strong community connections and family networks. While only about 20% of the US population lives in rural areas, these [Read further...]
Non-Profit Funding, Events, & Job Postings for October 2017
Non-Profit Funding, Events, & Job Postings for October 2017 GradNation Acceleration Grants America’s Promise Alliance, as part of their GradNation campaign to raise high school graduation to 90%, invites applications in specific states. The new GradNation Acceleration Grant is intended to support existing state- and community-level efforts focused on accelerating progress for more young people to high school graduation and post-secondary success. Organizations in the following 10 states are eligible to apply for the award: California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington. Deadline: November 8, 2017 Read more » Costco Wholesale Grants Costco Wholesale [Read further...]
Mourn, Celebrate, Connect – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
This October, non-profits providing the critical safety net for survivors of domestic violence in communities throughout the country will work to increase awareness of this intimate and insidious form of violence that touches so many lives and yet, is often unseen. In Philadelphia, for example, Women Against Abuse will host the “IPledge Campaign” which calls on each of us, as individuals, to commit to never raising a hand in violence. Recognizing that each and every month there is a need to raise awareness, Domestic Violence Awareness Month was first observed in 1987 and grew from a grassroots intent to connect [Read further...]
New Career Opportunity With MANY
Become A Part of Our Growing Team + Make An Impact Nationally Annually, we are connecting with more than 10,000 providers, researchers, advocates and legislators – building the resiliency of hundreds of organizations, unearthing innovation that leads to massive shifts in the way organizations operate and achieving real changes in the lives of youth experiencing homelessness, abuse, and neglect. At the same time, we are a small team; every new person who joins MANY has a significant impact on charting our future. More positions will be posted soon. See available opportunities below: Director, System Improvement & Youth Homelessness (View All Jobs) [Read further...]