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#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: 2017 Federal Grants Update (FREE) April 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm EDT The changing federal landscape has and will have an impact on federal funding for youth programs.   This webinar will review the 2017 federal budget and what this means for both current and prospective grantees.  Given the unprecedented environment, information on potential impacts can support organizations in [Read further...]
Upcoming Funding Opportunities for March 2017
Here are some of the upcoming funding opportunities for March 2017: Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Applications Recognizing that there are enduring service needs where a greater focus is needed, the Office of Victims of Crime invites applications that focus on a number of these identified services in order to fill significant gaps in services to assist all victims of severe forms of trafficking, including services for underserved or unserved populations.  Deadline: March 9, 2017 Read more » YouthBuild 2017: FOA-ETA-17-03 The Employment and Training Administration announces the availability of approximately $80 million in grant funds for YouthBuild. WIOA [Read further...]
Federal Funding Announcements – February 2017
Federal funding is increasingly competitive and funding for youth & families services is no exception. With the unprecedented fiscal landscape, organizations depend on MANY to identify and share potential funding opportunities, as well as effectively prepare them to be competitive through our webinars and proposal review services.   Here are a few of the recent federal funding announcements focused on serving youth at highest risk for victimization and/or delinquency:     Funding Opportunities Comprehensive Services for Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking Due Date: 02/21/2017 The primary goal of this program is to enhance the quality and quantity of [Read further...]
#OneOfMANY: Thoughts On Youth Services From North Carolina
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 Erin J. Callahan, the Director of Programs at one of our member organizations, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, to talk more about her thoughts on what keeps her energized and committed to her work in youth services in North Carolina: Q: Where do you find your energy to continue your commitment to this work? Erin J. Callahan, Director of Programs at BBBS [Read further...]
Summary: HHS Final Rule Regarding Runaway & Homeless Youth Programs
Summary: HHS Final Rule Regarding Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs The addition of the new RHY (Runaway and Homeless Youth) Final Rule provides clarification and outlines additional requirements for Basic Center, Transitional Living and Street Outreach Programs. These changes build on existing requirements present in the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act and changes made via the Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-378). The new rule provides opportunities to strengthen existing services for runaway and homeless youth across the United States. MANY reviewed the new rule and will provide resources and support as organizations make necessary changes to existing RHY [Read further...]
Best of 2016 On MANYnet.org: Your Favorite Nonprofit News, Resources, & More
2016 MANYnet.org: Your Favorite Nonprofit News, Resources, & More It’s that time of year once again to take stock and look back at the achievements and happenings of the 2016! Here are some of your favorite nonprofit news articles, resources, and news stories from 2016 as determined by eMessage subscribers and visitors to MANYnet.org. If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for our eMessages here.  Jump To: 2016 Best Of: Most Popular Articles on MANYnet.org 2016 Best Of: Most Popular Resources from eMessages 2016 Best Of: Most Popular News Articles from eMessages   1. White Paper: Improving Community Responses Employment [Read further...]
#OneOfMANY: Thoughts On Youth Services From Vermont
Pictured (Left to Right): Bethany Pombar (Director of VCRHYP) & Ari Kisler (Assistant Director of VCRHYP) #OneOfMANY: Thoughts On Youth Services From Vermont As part of our #OneOfMANY series, 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 country. We had the privilege of sitting down with one of our member organizations to talk more about their unique approach to their runaway homeless youth (RHY) work in Vermont.  Established in 1981, the Vermont Coalition of Runaway & Homeless Youth Programs (VCRHYP) is a coalition [Read further...]
What’s Next? The Federal Landscape and Beyond: 7 Emerging and Persistent Trends Impacting Youth Across the Country
What’s Next? The Federal Landscape and Beyond: 7 Emerging and Persistent Trends Impacting Youth Across the Country In September 2016, 54 youth service organizations from 24 states took the time to collaboratively identify current environmental trends, implications for youth and providers, and practical actions we can take in response to – or better yet in anticipation of – these trends. As a part of this discussion, we invited a few guests with expertise in some of the recurring trend areas to share with us their “deep dive” knowledge.  These included a federal landscape briefing, exploring the intersection of juvenile justice [Read further...]