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Technology has given us amazing capabilities. Our lives are improved and innovation changes how we work, live, play, and interact with each other. One day in the future, cars will be capable of driving unassisted by humans and ending drunk driving completely. But until then we must work together to reduce and eliminate the death...
Why We Walk: Nicole Hutchinson My little sister, Darcie, was killed by a drunk driver. I can still vividly recall the night 22 years ago that my life was forever changed. It was Friday the 13th, and I was working the evening shift. I answered a call that changed my world and that of my...
I want to share a very hard story with you in the hope of doing some good. In 2004 I lost my son. He wasn’t sick. He wasn’t involved in anything that society would deem troublesome. My son, Kris, was a Sr. Airman in the United States Air Force. He served his country proudly and...
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Identifying Vendor to Design the Online Learning Platform for the Youth Development Community of Practice: OS #2018-59
Issue Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Closing Date: Friday February 9, 2018 4:00 PM
The Collaboration Council seeks letters of interest/proposals from companies, nonprofit organizations and/or qualified individuals to plan, design, and develop the online learning platform for youth development practitioners in Montgomery County. This solicitation seeks to identify qualified organizations/companies to design an online learning platform to meet the above purpose for the Youth Development Community of Practice. For complete details and were to send your Letter of Interest click on the title link above.
RE-ISSUE OPEN SOLICITATION #2016-52: Identifying Trainers/Facilitators for the Youth Development Community of Practice
Re-Issue Date: Monday December 4, 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday December 20, 2017 4:00 PM
Youth Development Community of Practice
The Community of Practice (CoP) of the Collaboration Council coordinates the training and education/academic programs for youth development practitioners working in youth-serving fields such as workforce development, mentoring, recreation, and juvenile justice, with a focus on disconnected youth ages 16-24.
The Collaboration Council seeks letters of interest/proposals from organizations and qualified individuals to conduct workshops identified from meetings and surveys of youth development practitioners in Montgomery County. This solicitation seeks to identify qualified trainers to deliver workshops with content that build/strengthen the core competencies of youth development practitioners and deepen the learning experience with facilitation guided by adult learning principles. A few solicited topics for reissue include:
Motivational Interviewing, Creating Gender Specific Programming for Girls of Color, Adolescents and Social Media in Youth Programs, and more. Click on Title Link for complete details and how to submit your Letter of Interest.
Peer Connector Outreach Pilot: Open Solicitation #2017-58
Issue Date: November 20, 2017
Closing Date: Monday, December 11, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
On any given day in Montgomery County, thousands of disconnected youth (ages 16-24 who are neither in school or working) can be found in need of opportunity and reconnection to education or employment. In many cases, these youth aren’t easily identifiable and therefore aren’t steered toward reengagement activities that could improve their long-term outcomes. This solicitation seeks to identify and select a qualified community-based organization with strong ties to the East County community (Briggs Chaney, White Oak, and Burtonsville) and its surrounding neighborhoods. Qualified applicants will be organizations either willing to hire or currently having on staff at least two individuals who have lived experience having been disconnected in Montgomery County that can serve as “peer outreach connectors”. For complete details and how to submit you letter of interest click on title link.