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Hopewell school leaders tout programs to Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera

Click above to see a relevant news article involving Hopewell Area School District, published on 8/8/17!


Live Webinar
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
1:00pm ET
60 Minutes

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Get Grant Funding Through the New Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

States are beginning to implement the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), a new federal law that governs the public workforce system. It is the first update to the nation’s employment system since the late 1990’s. The reauthorization makes sweeping changes to the way the 26 federal grant making agencies give out money. The new WIOA too has made sector training a requirement for states. These are training programs that promise good jobs without college degrees, with many new initiatives popping up too.

Going after money is hard work; in fact, it’s probably the hardest part of any grant-seeker’s job. Grant-seekers must be willing to go hat-in-hand when seeking funding, and they have to be able to show why their organization — as opposed to somebody else’s — deserves to be funded. That means they have to make the organization as attractive as possible to potential donors. They also need the knowledge and training to meet the new requirements of the law: all that takes funding.

This webinar with expert speaker Frank Klimko is not just meant to inform you and update you on what’s trending, it will also provide a working knowledge of WIOA and skills that you can use to out-muscle the competition to receive grant funding authorized through the new employment law. There are plenty of opportunities out there: the giving universe includes more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the United States. This webinar will provide you the right tools and a special session to shake that money tree.

Session Highlights

  • Impact of WIOA on federal and state workforce and employment funding
  • Impact of WIOA on federal and state adult literacy and education funding
  • Updates on the YouthBuild grants
  • Changes at your local one-stop employment centers
  • Outside-the-box opportunities that address employment and literacy issues
  • Details on the role of supportive services in WIOA-backed programs
  • Current status of fiscal year 2017 federal workforce funding
  • Building the right partnerships

Who Should Attend

  • Affinity groups
  • Branding specialists
  • Health services departments
  • Nutrition advocates
  • Charities
  • Cities
  • Colleges
  • Community action agencies
  • Community and neighborhood associations
  • Community foundations
  • Corporations
  • Education departments
  • Educators
  • Faith-Based and community groups
  • For-Profits
  • Foundations
  • Governments
  • Grant writers
  • Justice associations
  • Minority serving organizations
  • Outdoor recreation centers
  • Philanthropic organizations
  • Private funding match providers
  • Recreation centers
  • Regional foundations
  • School districts
  • Soup kitchens
  • State agencies
  • TANF agencies
  • Welfare agencies


Apply Now for EPLC’s 2017-2018 PA Education Policy Fellowship Program!


Applications are available for the 2017-2018 Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP). We have filled about half of the spaces, so please act now if you want to join the program.

The Education Policy Fellowship Program is sponsored in Pennsylvania by The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC). Click here for the program calendar of sessions.


With more than 500 graduates in its first eighteen years, this Program is a premier professional development opportunity for educators, state and local policymakers, advocates, and community leaders.  State Board of Accountancy (SBA) credits are available to certified public accountants.


Past participants include state policymakers, district superintendents and principals, school business officers, school board members, education deans/chairs, statewide association leaders, parent leaders, education advocates, and other education and community leaders. Fellows are typically sponsored by their employer or another organization.


The Fellowship Program begins with a two-day retreat on September 14-15, 2017 and continues to graduation in June 2018.


Applications are being accepted now.


Click here to read more about the Education Policy Fellowship Program, or here to see the 2017-2018 program calendar.


The application may be copied from the EPLC web site, but must be submitted by mail or scanned and e-mailed, with the necessary signatures of applicant and sponsor.


If you would like to discuss any aspect of the Fellowship Program and its requirements, please contact EPLC President Ron Cowell at 717-260-9900 or cowell@eplc.org.

AFA CyberCamp CSSD Flyer 5.27.20171

Dear Faculty, Community Organizations, and Parents:

I’m excited to announce a new summer camp that offers your high school students unique insight into the increasingly important and growing field of cybersecurity. Taking place July 24 – 28, 2017, at the Pittsburgh campus of the University of Pittsburgh, the Air Force Association’s CyberCamp program inspires students toward careers in cybersecurity and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines that are critical to our nation’s future.

Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security—in partnership with College in High School—AFA CyberCamp instructs novice students on cyber ethics, online safety, and the fundamental principles of cybersecurity. Participants will:

  • Learn how to protect personal devices and information from outside threats
  • Develop cyber defense skills through hands-on instruction and activities
  • Participate in a team competition that simulates real cybersecurity situations
  • Hear from guest speakers Dr. Patrick Gallagher, chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, and Dr. Christopher Howard, president of Robert Morris University

What’s more, there’s no charge to attend, and the camp includes FREE computer access, FREE workbooks, FREE camp T-shirts, and FREE lunches.

Any student enrolled in high school for the 2017-18 school year may apply with the recommendation from a school faculty or staff member—who are also encouraged to participate as instructors. Get complete details and register at http://pi.tt/cybercamp or request additional information from cyber@pitt.edu.


David J. Hickton
Founding Director

P.S.: I hope to see your students on July 24-28. Registration closes June 16, so be sure to register today!

Camp Release