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Edlavitch DCJCC: Renovation Update

Monday, June 24 - Monday, July 1, 2019

As we near the final stages of our renovation, we're excited to welcome the first wave of friends back into our building. Starting July 8th, we're excited to welcome summer campers into the building for an amazing camp experience. Click here for questions and details about camp.

Wondering about when the other programs will begin? Stay tuned for details on all other programs, including Fitness and the Pool, which are set to return in early September 2019.

Additional details can be found on our Renovation FAQs page and please don't hesitate to reach out to info@edcjcc.org for further questions.

KBEC Group, Inc. is Now Recruiting for The Pathways for Young Adults Program (PYAP) Post-Secondary Program

Monday, June 24 - Monday, July 1, 2019

The Pathways for Young Adults Program (PYAP) Post-Secondary Program is designed to assist out-of-school and out-of-work youth ages 18-24 through supporting pathways to post-secondary training and education.


  • College Exploration
  • College Preparation
  • Assistance with Enrolling into a Post-Secondary Education Institution
  • Scholarship Opportunities

Registration Requirements:

  • DC Residents
  • Out-of-School
  • Out-of-Work
  • High School Diploma or GED

KBEC Group, Inc. is now recruiting. Contact Kimberly Hood-Berry Jelks at 202-590-8388. There is up to an additional $400.00 in incentives beyond the $8.25 per-hour stipend.

Updated Financial Aid Resource Series from Affordablecollegesonline.org

Monday, June 24 - Monday, July 1, 2019

As the cost of college continues to increase and the competitiveness of financial aid grows, it's becoming more and more important that students have updated and accurate information to steer them through their financial aid process. In an effort to support these students, we at Affordablecollegesonline.org recently updated our financial aid series. The guides offer fresh data and easy-to-read information to help students find and apply for scholarships most appropriate to their needs. You can check them all out below.

Financial Aid Resources:

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid for Minority Students

College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students

Register for Around The Town (Burtonsville, MD)

Wednesday, June 26 - Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Don't Delay, Register for Around the Town Today!

Join us as we go around the town! Get to know your community and your peers. Activities will include hiking, swimming, a volunteer opportunity, and more!

Please note: This is a 6-week program for individuals with disabilities age 16-26 running from June 26 - July 31 weekly on Wednesdays. Transportation will not be provided for the program. Staff will be provided at a 1:3 ratio.

Cost: $10

Click here to register. Reserve your spot today! Limited spots are available and they are filling up quickly.

For more information: Please contact Cassidy Love, Community Integration Coordinator, at LoveCa@KennedyKrieger.org or visit KennedyKrieger.org/COREFoundations.

Call for Applications: High School Leadership Institute

Friday, June 28, 2019

The District of Columbia Department of Human Resources (DCHR) has partnered with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) to create the High School Leadership Institute, a year-round internship program for high school students. The program provides highly-focused juniors and seniors with internship opportunities in District of Columbia government agencies. The program also provides mentors, leadership training, and other workshops to support and enhance the student experience. We have also entered into a collaboration with the Department of Employment Services to enhance the experience. Students will be selected primarily from the DC Career Academies and linked to internship opportunities in their fields of study.


  • Eligible program participants must:
  • Be currently enrolled High School Juniors or Seniors currently enrolled in District of Columbia public or public charter schools;
  • Be 16-18 years old;
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above;
  • Have a strong attendance record; and Commitment to program time requirements.


  • Program Pilot will run from October 2019 - May 2020
  • Participants will work 9 to 12 hours a week and will receive mentoring bi-weekly from District professionals

The deadline for application is Friday, June 28th at midnight.

Please click here to learn more and apply.

HSC Kids in Action: Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 29 - Sunday, June 30, 2019

Yoga | Sat., June 29 | 10:00-11:00am | 1731 Bunker Hill Rd., NE
Mind, body, and FUN! Kids in Action is hosting a yoga class at HSC Pediatric Center. This class is free and open to all abilities. Space is limited, so email Robyn Winston Cohen at rwinston@hschealth.org today! Be sure to come dressed in comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle!

Horseback Riding | Sun., June 30 | 10:00am-12:00pm | 1141 Sunrise Beach Rd., Crownsville, MD
Join us for therapeutic horseback riding at Maryland Therapeutic Riding Center in Anne Arundel County, MD. Kids will ride a horse and also learn about horse education. Kids must be at least 6 years old and weigh less than 200 pounds. Since space is very limited, your spot is not saved until all of the forms in the Rider Application Packet have been completed by your child's physician and submitted to Robyn Winston Cohen at rwinston@hschealth.org. The packet is due by June 25th. Also, please be sure to read the Rider Manual. Note: If you were registered for the April date that got canceled, you are automatically signed up. But please let Robyn know if you cannot make it as spots are limited.

2019 Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Social Power of Music

Saturday, June 29 - Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 12:00 PM to

The 2019 Smithsonian Folklife Festival takes as it animating theme the “social power of music.” Be it the lilt of a lullaby, the syncopated rhythm of a sacred drum, or the wail of a funeral dirge, music conveys cultural values while expressing an unlimited range of meanings and emotions.

When music compels us to engage and exchange, it displays a remarkable capacity to promote shared understanding, transcend difference, and fuel social cohesion. During moments of protest and resistance, it can express rage and hope in equal measure. Music’s power—its social power—resides in its ability to transmit knowledge while synchronizing activities that create, sustain, and, occasionally, break bonds within and between cultures.

The 2019 Festival comprises two days of concerts, music workshops, and audio demonstrations.

Place: The National Mall

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Sign Up Now: STEMSkills Summer Transition Program

Monday, July 8 - Friday, August 16, 2019

STEMSkills offers a community camp for young people with autism, ADHD, and LD. Each two-week program includes the following activities and skills training:

  • Visits to innovative companies
  • Career and financial coaching
  • Focus on health and fitness
  • Public transportation experience
  • Explore job opportunities in STEM
  • Organizational and relationship development

STEMSkills 2019 Summer Camp Dates: July 8-19; August 5-16
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Price: $995 per student (Grant and scholarship opportunities are available.)
Note: Students supply their own lunch. Space is limited.
Click here to learn more and to sign up.
Questions? Contact Eric Duer at eduer@stemskills.org or (202) 744-2452.

HSC Kids in Action: Adaptive Sports Camp

Monday, July 8 - Friday, August 9, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

This is an adaptive sports camp for kids ages 6 -18 with physical disabilities. Activities include wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, adaptive fitness, cycling, wheelchair lacrosse, boccia, badminton, swimming, crafts, and MORE! Campers must be able to propel their own wheelchairs.

Dates: The weeks of July 8 & August 5
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Place: Trinity University - 125 Michigan Ave., NE
Registration: Please email Robyn at Rwinston@hschealth.org to see if this camp is appropriate for your child. For further information and the registration form, go to MedStarNRH.org/adaptivesportscamp or contact Joan Joyce at joan.p.joyce@medstar.net or (202) 877-1420.

2019 ADA Celebration

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Join us in recognizing the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as we reflect on the accomplishments of our community and look toward a future where the goals of the ADA are fully realized. The 2019 ADA Celebration will bring together the national cross-disability community with business and government leadership.

*This event will sell out so please purchase your tickets or sponsorship as soon as possible.

Place: Hyatt Regency Washington On Capitol Hill - 400 New Jersey Ave., NW

Cost: $75 - $5,000

Click here to register.

Accommodations and dietary restrictions: Please send all accommodation requests and dietary restrictions to Christine Chew at christine@midaassociates.com.

IEP Quality Capacity-building Summer Series

Monday, July 29 - Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

This training series will provide an overview of the Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District decision and provide LEAs with support to develop capacity among their special education staff to meet the more rigorous standard for individualized education program (IEP) quality set forth by Endrew F.

School leaders, school-level special education leadership, and special educators serving DC students in grades K-12 are invited to participate. Participants may register for individual sessions, but attendance at all sessions is strongly encouraged. Participants will receive six professional learning units (PLUs) for each day of attendance.

Click here to learn more and register.

For questions: Please contact Jennifer Carpenter at Jennifer.Carpenter@dc.gov.

Call for Models with Disabilities: Disability Series Photo Library Project

Thursday, August 1 - Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Office of Disability Rights is collaborating with Lawrence Roffee to help develop the Disability Series library of high-quality photographs of people with disabilities at work. The first round of photographs will be based in an office and conference room setting. If you are interested in participating in this series please contact Julia.wolhandler@dc.gov or 202-727-2890 at your earliest convenience. The photo shoot will take place in August.

Note: Models will have to agree to and sign a model release form to allow specified uses of the photographs of them.

Please click here to view Lawrence Roffee’s latest Disability Series.

Call for Nominations: 2019 Deaf Community Leader Award

Monday, August 12, 2019

Hamilton Relay, the contracted service provider of the District of Columbia, is seeking your assistance in identifying candidates for the Hamilton Relay 2019 Deaf Community Leader Award.

We are looking for individuals who are deaf or DeafBlind and who have been a positive influence in the District, demonstrating a commitment to volunteerism, leadership, advocacy and enhancing the lives of those around them. The award will be presented around Deaf Awareness Week in September.

Is there someone you wish to nominate for 2019?

The Candidate Nomination Questionnaire will assist in providing information about your candidate, including a brief description about the individual and what this person has done that causes you to nominate him or her. Please send your completed questionnaire or video nomination directly to Renate Buttrum, Regional Outreach Coordinator, by August 12th.

Celebrating community leaders during Deaf Awareness Month in September is something we look forward to each year. Thank you in advance for your participation in nominating deserving individuals from your community.

Call for Applications: Georgetown University Certificate in Early Intervention

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Georgetown University Certificate in Early Intervention prepares early intervention providers to use evidence-based early intervention strategies and supports. The GU Certificate in Early Intervention (GUCEI) will teach you the critical skills needed to:

  • Provide contemporary evidence-based services and support;
  • Work collaboratively with families to design responsive, functional outcomes and program plans;
  • Support team members to serve children and families in an integrated and comprehensive system of care.

The GUCEI focuses on the needs of the early interventionist. Graduates of the GUCEI are competent and confident to:

  • Create an eco-map
  • Administer a routines-based interview
  • Write participation based outcomes
  • Implement coaching
  • And so much more!

The hybrid format allows students throughout the country as well as international students to participate. Course work is offered primarily online with five on-campus days scheduled throughout the program year. Applications for the September 2019 cohort are now available!

Click here for more information and to apply.

Questions? Please contact Toby Long at longt@georgetown.edu or 202-687-8742.

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