To start off our Spring Community Spotlight Series, CTAN would like to spotlight Widen Elementary. This site offers a diverse set of enrichment and academic activites that engage students in everything from coding to cycling to music instruction.
To learn more about Widen Elementary, click here.
The Michael & Susan Dell Community Collaborative for Child Health is pleased to announce an opportunity for schools, child care providers, wellness teams, and youth-based organizations to apply for the Nourish U: Healthy Eating & Drinking Mini-Grant. Between 10-15 awards of $250 to $500 will be offered to groups seeking to promote healthy eating and/or drinking through current or new educational programs, awareness campaigns, nutrition initiatives and community events.Preference will be granted to applicants who explore creative ways to share their work and expand nutrition promotion beyond the classroom and into the school or broader communities. The grants are sponsored by the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at the University of Texas School of Public Health with funding from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.
Click here to learn more: NOURISH U 2015-16 RFP and Application
This month, CTAN would like to spotlight, Richard Tagle the CEO of the Andy Roddick Foundation. Richard works with the community to expand opportunities for young people to learn, thrive and succeed. For the past 33 years, Richard has gained experience in youth center work in education, health, and OST arenas.
Click here to learn more about Richard Tagle: Community Spotlight – RT
Have you been looking for a way to connect with other afterschool professionals and connect with the Central Texas Out-of-School Time community? Are you looking for an informal way to learn tips and tricks for improving your program? Then join CTAN for an evening of networking, activities, raffles, and more!
Eventbrite – CTAN Happy Hour: Happy Holidays
April 5th, 2016
10:30am to 11:30am
General Membership Meetings are free and open to all current and future CTAN members
Join the Executive Committee for critical conversations and engaging activities to help us build capacity, quality and advocacy in our Central Texas Out-of-School Time community. Membership Meetings are targeted towards CTAN members interested in strategic and event planning for our network. Contribute your time, skills and talents towards network projects, special events, and more.
Our members are hiring afterschool and summer learning staff and professionals!
As a CTAN member, you have full access to our job board, networking events, and professional development opportunities that will connect you with other professionals and employers in the Central Texas Out-of-School Time community. View our job board below for current openings.
Do you have current position that your organization needs to fill? If you are a current CTAN member you have access to free job postings and listings. Not sure if you are a current member? Contact us today!
The following message is from the Afterschool Alliance:
Please consider joining the Afterschool Alliance, the National Center for Time and Learning, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, YMCA of the USA and Citizen Schools in signing on to the attached letter asking House and Senate education committee leadership to include the 21st CCLC language found in Title IV of the Senate’s Every Child Achieves Act in the final ESEA reauthorization legislation. Local, state and national organizations are invited to sign-on, please no individuals signers at this time. The deadline to sign on is Friday August 28th.
CTAN is gearing up for this year’s conference, Ready For Any Future, and we are beyond excited to introduce Dr. Art Markman as our keynote speaker for CTAN University! Each month, CTAN highlights a member of our community who is making meaningful impacts in the Central Texas Out-of-School Time. We could think of no better person to spotlight as we ramp up to our biggest and best conference yet than Dr. Art Markman. Among his many roles and achievements, he is a professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, co-host of the Radio show Two Guys on Your Head, and author of the book, Smart Thinking. Read our short interview with Dr. Art Marman below.
The School’s Out Central Texas Due Diligence Committee Recommends The Central Texas Afterschool Network to Serve as Intermediary