Events

Upcoming events and training opportunities hosted by the Youth Collaboratory.

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M+ 18 Final Partner Meeting

March 4, 2020 -- 1:00 PM ET

Please join us for our final Mentoring+ 2018 partner meeting. The goal of this informal meeting is to celebrate the accomplishments of the Mentoring+ project and discuss key details for project close-out. This meeting is limited to the sub-grantee organizations and their partners implementing Youth Collaboratory’s Mentoring+ project. 

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MCSEC Virtual Grantee Meeting - March 2020

March 24, 2020 -- 1:00 PM ET

Youth Collaboratory, Center for Combating Human Trafficking at Wichita State University, and OJJDP invite you to join us for the next MCSEC grantee meeting. We will share project updates, discuss trends in the field, and make space for agencies to share successes, strategies, and struggles to facilitate cross learning. This meeting is limited to OJJDP grantee organizations and their partners implementing programs under the Specialized Services and Mentoring for Children and Youth Victims of SE/DST grant.

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Mentoring+ 19 In-Person Annual Meeting - March 2020

Minneapolis, MN -- March 25 & 26, 2020

This in-person partner meeting will provide Mentoring+ sub-grantee partners with information on the project. During this time, we will go over the major scope and deliverables of the project. The meeting is a mandatory event for two individuals per sub-grantee organization to attend. There is no registration cost to attend this meeting. This meeting is limited to the sub grantee organizations and their partners implementing Youth Collaboratory’s Mentoring+ project. 
 

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Mentoring+19 IMS Overview Part II - April 2020

April 1, 2020 -- 1:00 PM ET

Join Emily Bopp Karpuszka as she continues to walks through the M+ IMS and provides step by step instruction on utilizing the system specifically designed for Youth Collaboratory’s Mentoring+ program sub-grantee partners. This session will focus on bulk entries and reports that can be used to support program implementation and match support.
 

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Strategies for Developing Competitive Federal Proposals

April 6, 2020 -- 2:00 PM ET 

Competition for federal funding is at an all-time high and applications that would have been successful in the past are coming back unfunded. Are you prepared? This webinar will strengthen your skills in writing highly competitive federal grant applications and provide expert tips from experienced federal reviewers. Whether you are a tenured grant writer looking to refresh your skills, or a this is your first time applying for federal funding, this webinar will give you the information you need to create a competitive federal grant.

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Decoding Federal RHY Logic Models

April 29, 2020 -- 2:00 PM ET

Logic models. What are they and how are they created? This webinar will decode the mysteries of logic models and provide expert tips on how to create a competitive logic model for Federal RHY grant applications. Developed from decades of experience reviewing federal runaway and homeless youth (RHY) grant applications, this webinar will give you a deeper understanding of:
- The purpose of logic models,
- Applicant pitfalls in developing logic models,
- Keys to developing competitive federal RHY logic models,
- How to connect your logic models to other sections of your proposals, and
- Where to access help developing your logic models

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Street Outreach: Developing a Competitive Application

May 19, 2020 -- 2:00 PM ET (Date Subject to Change)

Do you plan to write a Street Outreach grant this year? To be competitive in this round of funding, it is critical to submit a near perfect proposal. Learn about the recent budget impacts on Street Outreach funding, a national analysis of the expected level of competition, and a section by section overview of the funding announcement, highlighting essential elements to include in your proposal. Whether you need a refresher or this is your first time applying, this webinar will give you the information you need to create a competitive Street Outreach grant application.

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Basic Center: Developing a Competitive Application

May 27, 2020 -- 2:00 PM ET (Date Subject to Change)

Do you plan to write a Basic Center grant this year? To be competitive in this round of funding, it is critical to submit a near perfect proposal. Learn about the recent budget impacts on Basic Center Program funding, a state-by-state analysis of the expected level of competition, and a section by section overview of the funding announcement, highlighting essential elements to include in your proposal. Whether you need a refresher or this is your first time applying, this webinar will give you the information you need to create a competitive Basic Center grant application.