YouthBuild Grants Made Available
Approximately $73M in YouthBuild grants to help disadvantaged youth
develop job and leadership skills made available by US Labor Department Grant applications are now being accepted for latest round of funding
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of approximately $73 million in YouthBuild grant funds to develop programs that will help out-of-school youth complete high school or General Educational Development programs, as well as learn critical occupational skills in construction, health care, information technology and other in-demand fields.
"Too many of our young men and women face challenges that prevent them from reaching their full potential," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. "The YouthBuild program helps them overcome these challenges by providing participants with the resources they need to develop the life and job skills that lead to a place in the middle class."
The department will award approximately 75 grants with a maximum funding of up to $1.1 million each. The grants will be awarded to organizations that oversee education and employment services for disadvantaged youths in their communities. The department anticipates serving approximately 4,950 young people in this grant cycle.
Join the Office of Head Start and the National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness (NCCLR)
and celebrate International Mother Language Day!
What is it?
International Mother Language Day, sponsored by the United Nations, honors the 6,000 languages spoken around the world. It's a great time to celebrate, speak, and learn our mother and home languages. Head Start programs, where more than 140 languages are spoken, can lead local efforts to share the value, importance, and joy of all languages!
"Languages are absolutely vital to the identity of groups and Individuals…" Kōichirō Matsurra, former Director-General of UNESCO. Head Start programs are committed to taking every opportunity to affirm every child's culture, language, and lifeways. International Mother Language Day provides a chance to celebrate diversity, increase understanding, and engage in dialog.
Click on this link for materials and curriculum:
Mother Language Day Resources for Head Start Programs
NEW Celebrating Mother Language Day 2014 English and Español [PDF, 508KB]
Flyer 1 — Mother Language Day: How Can Head Start Programs Participate? English and
Español [PDF, 795KB]
Flyer 2 — Mother Language Day: How Can Families Participate? English and Español [PDF, 975KB]
Flyer 3 — Mother Language Day: How Can Children Participate? English and Español [PDF, 982KB]
NCCLR resources for use in conjunction with Mother Language Day
NEW Same Different and Diverse [PDF, 724KB]
Head Start Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness Resource Catalogue, Volumes 1 and 2
Importance of Home Language Series
NCCLR Quick Guides for Teachers
Last Reviewed: February 2013
Last Updated: February 3, 2014
"Voices of Japanese-American Internees" high school curriculum from the Anti-Defamation League
Voices of Japanese-American Internees Curriculum
Using video histories of Japanese-American internees during World War II, this lesson engages students in understanding the discrimination that Japanese Americans faced before and after their internment. In addition, students will be introduced to the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, and discuss whether or not it made up for the discrimination that Japanese Americans received from the U.S. government.
Students will learn about the concept of the “perpetual foreigner syndrome” and understand how it contributes to past and present discrimination against Asian Americans and, specifically, Japanese Americans.
Students will learn about the escalation of hate if left unchecked.
Students will identify examples of different types of hate in the 20th century faced by Japanese Americans.
Students will discuss two different perspectives from former Japanese-American internees about the redress made by the U.S. government.
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Excellent series on Pow Wow.
"The Drum” is the first episode of an eleven part television series from 2001 known as “The Pow Wow Trail”. Over the course of 2 years producer Jeremy Torrie and film crew traveled to over 40 reservations, ceremonies and Pow Wow celebrations. Their travels brought them all over the United States and Canada shooting and interviewing the best Pow Wow singers, dancers, the most respected elders, songwriters, traditional teachers and the various perspectives of people living, traveling and competing on the Pow Wow circuit.
With hundreds of hours of footage and over 1 million dollars spent the Pow Wow Trail came to life as an eleven episode series meant to educate and entertain an audience interested in the true way of Native American life, ceremonies, celebrations and the origins as they know it.
Watch the first episode below of “The Drum” below:
Read more: http://www.powwows.com/2014/02/18/pow-wow-trail-the-drum/#ixzz2thUEpXM3
I am currently working on a NAGPRA Consultation/Documentation Grant for a California Tribe. The NAGPRA website is: http://www.nps.gov/history/nagpra/. They provide videos for the application process on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiVnbNpVyqA&feature=plcp
Native Youth Youth and Culture Fund
We are pleased to announce this 2014 request for proposals (RFP) for projects that focus on youth, and incorporate culture and tradition to address social issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, mental health or other social issues.
Specifically, we are seeking projects that focus on one or more of these four priority areas:
Author: Ahavah Oblak
Mother, Jewish, Nonprofit Advocate, educator, grant writer, curriculum developer, dual US/Israel citizen, friend, dancer, lover of life.