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NCCRESt Accepting Applications for Technical Assistance
http://www.nccrest.org/events/applicationfortechnicalassistance.html
The National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt) is accepting applications for specific and individualized technical assistance on an open-ended basis. The requested technical assistance can be short- or long-term, and can include activities that build state capacity to eliminate disproportionality and develop culturally responsive educational systems, including document review, strategic planning, improvement plan development, data analysis and review, professional development and training, curriculum review, and evaluation and research activities.

Organizations that Recruit and Retain Immigrant Youth: Share Ideas
The National Collaboration for Youth is collecting information about preparing staff to recruit and retain immigrant youth. If you have ideas to share from your organization, please e-mail your organization name, contact information, and details about your program to Pam Garza at pam@nassembly.org.

Submit a Session Proposal for the Second Annual NCCRESt National Forum, “Leadership for Equity and Excellence: Transforming Education”
http://www.nccrest.org/events/events/national_forum_2.html
The National Center for Culturally Responsive Education Systems (NCCRESt) is currently accepting session proposals examining how educational systems can assure equity in educational outcomes for all students for its second annual National Forum to be held February 7-9, 2007 in Washington, DC. The Forum will focus on school improvement for ALL children, family and community partnerships, policy to promote equity and eliminate racism, leadership for change, and transforming teaching and learning. Proposal submission deadline: September 22, 2006. Proposals must be submitted via NCCRESt’s electronic form, http://www.nccrest.org/events/call4PROPOSALS.doc.

Children and Teens Ages 9-18: Enter the Parent Relocation Council Essay Contest
http://www.parentrelocationcouncil.org/essay/
The Parent Relocation Council is seeking essays of no more than 500 words from students ages 9-18 who have overcome difficulties during a family relocation. The essay question is: “Tell us about how your friends, family, and others helped you overcome challenges as you relocated to your new area and transitioned into a new school and community.” The winner will receive a $500 Target gift card, and 10 runner-ups will each receive $50 Target gift cards. Entry deadline: September 15, 2006.

Parents/Family Members and Professionals: Apply to Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Public Policy Fellowship Program
http://www.jpkf.org/fellow.html
The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation is seeking parents/family members of persons with intellectual disabilities and professionals in the field of intellectual disabilities for its Public Policy Fellowship Program. Each year, the Foundation brings 1) a parent or close family member of a child with a disability and 2) accomplished professionals to Washington, DC for a full year, where they actively participate in public policy development through work on the staff of a member of Congress, congressional committee, or federal agency. Application deadline for 2007 fellowships: September 1, 2006.

Shared Youth Vision Federal Collaborative Partnership Training and Technical Assistance Opportunity
http://www.doleta.gov/ryf/
The Shared Youth Vision Federal Collaborative Partnership has announced a training and technical assistance opportunity for up to 16 successful applicant teams to assist in their implementation of a shared youth vision. The Partnership includes representatives from the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, and Labor, as well as the Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Social Security Administration. Applicant teams may include up to 12 participants drawn from each of the partner agencies identified in the application. Questions? Contact Jacqui Freeman: freeman.jacqui@dol.gov or 202-693-3473. Application deadline: July 25, 2006.

Teachers: Apply to the 2007 Broad Superintendents Academy
http://broadacademy.org/program/admissions.php
The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems is now accepting resumes for application consideration for its 2007 Superintendents Academy. The Academy is a 10-month executive management program training business executives, military leaders, and career educators to lead urban public school systems. The Center is looking for dynamic leaders with a passion for improving educational opportunities for all children. Deadline to submit a resume for consideration for an invitation to apply: September 8, 2006.

College Juniors and Seniors and Grad Students: Apply for a U.S. State Department Internship
http://careers.state.gov/students/programs.html#SIP
Applications for the U.S. State Department’s 2007 Spring Student Internship Program are now being accepted. Paid and unpaid internships are available. Interns work in Washington, DC and in embassies overseas. Application deadline: July 3, 2006.

Join the National Agenda for Action to Close America’s Mentoring Gap
http://www.mentoring.org/about_mentor/agenda/
This new national campaign from MENTOR aims to close the “mentoring gap” between the roughly 3 million American children and youth with mentors and the 15 million who need mentors. The National Agenda for Action identifies 21 action items focused on five strategic solutions: generate adequate and sustainable funding, foster a culture of mentoring, safeguard program quality, elevate the role of research, and build necessary infrastructure. MENTOR asks you to “Read this agenda, study it, and consider what you can do. Then, act.”

Kids with Disabilities Ages 5-18: Enter a Poster Contest
http://www.ucp.org/ucp_channeldoc.cfm/1/11/12998/12998-12998/6668
Isabelle’s Kids, a new national initiative of United Cerebral Palsy to advocate for and empower children and youth with disabilities, is sponsoring a poster contest for kids ages 5-18 with any disability. The theme is “Life Without Limits for People with Disabilities.” The top artist will win a $500 savings bond, and their winning poster will appear in a print advertisement for Isabelle’s Kids in a fall issue of Ability Magazine. Second and third place winners will receive savings bonds of $250 and $100, respectively. Entry deadline: August 1, 2006.

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