Grants to Engage Youth in Meaningful Service Activities
Youth Service America is now accepting applications for the 2019 MLK Day of Service Grants to activate youth volunteers on MLK Day of Service Weekend (January 18–21,2019). Funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, these grants offer youth-development organizations, community-based organizations, and schools or school districts grant funding and capacity-building training to effectively recruit and engage young people in meaningful service activities. Grants of $1,000 will be awarded to activate a minimum of 500 youth during the MLK Day weekend. Applicants should focus on engaging youth in middle school and high school, especially those from underserved communities. Applicants may work locally, regionally, or statewide and must be based in the United States. Grantees are encouraged to address issues of economic opportunity and financial literacy, but projects can address any issue important to the applicant’s local community.
Deadline: November 4, 2018, 5:00 p.m. (ET), for applications
Healthy schools and happy students go hand in hand!That’s why Deb is giving schools the tools to make hand hygiene fun with Deb’s Annual Happy Hands Contest. K–12 schools have the opportunity to educate students about the importance of hand washing, while also allowing them to express their artistic sides through the creation of an original design for a Deb dispenser. Schools can win too. The schools with the most popular designs will receive a $500 donation from Deb and free custom dispensers for their school. This year Deb is giving back with Design for Donation. For each dispenser design submitted for the Happy Hands Contest, Deb will donate $2 to Helping Houston Rebuild in order to aid schools rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey.
RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities, islooking to recruit top talent with and without disabilities for their National Leadership Program.