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2019 Health Rankings of Localities Released

The newly released report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin provides a snapshot of the health of localities within every state in the country. The report details specific health indicators and statistics. View the report HERE and learn how Gloucester compares.

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The Keys to Helping Kids Overcome Poverty 

New studies shed light on how low-income children can beat the odds that are against them in school and beyond. Click on the the link above for article.

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New National and Virginia Value of Volunteer Time Announced

The Independent Sector has released a new Value of Volunteer Time of $25.43 an hour nationally and $27.50 an hour in Virginia.This value is calculated each year to show the economic impact of volunteers on our economy. Just like a check or a pledge card, volunteers are a vital resource that help nonprofits deliver on their mission. Board members, committee members, and community volunteers contribute in unimaginable ways.

Redefining Poverty

The Trump Administration is proposing to redefine the poverty line by adjusting the metrics used to set the Official Poverty Measure that determines eligibility for numerous federal benefits programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, Head Start, and Medicaid. The federal Office of Management and Budget is seeking input on which of various consumer price indexes should be used to make annual inflation adjustments to the poverty line. A lower official inflation adjustment would mean that the poverty line would rise more slowly, likely reducing the number of people who would qualify for the various programs. Lee Sherman, President and CEO of the National Human Services Assembly, expressed concern that the Administration’s solution for reducing poverty in America appears to be “to change the rules for how we measure poverty, not doing anything that will have a positive effect on the financial condition of those who struggle in a challenging economy.” The government is seeking public comments by June 21.

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Assessing Value of Volunteer Involvement

There has been a strong movement to assess “the value of volunteer time” or the “value of volunteer work” using the wage replacement approach. Briefly, this methodology involves multiplying the number of volunteer hours by an average hourly pay rate based on what an employee might be paid to do the same work. The resulting total is reported as the “value” of the work done by volunteers. It is not. The resulting figure is quite simply what the organization did not pay to have the work done. That is very different from what the work is actually worth. Consider how you might go about answering these questions: Continue...

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Raising Volunteers: Involving Children and Their Families 
Faye C. Roberts examines the importance of involving children and teens in the volunteer experience and explores ways to introduce children and teens to volunteering. Because reaching children also means reaching their parents, it identifies frequently suggested approaches to family-oriented volunteering for different age groups. By examining what appeals to parents, you may be able to find ways your organization can reach families, involve youth, and help encourage the volunteers of tomorrow.



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Check out the resource listing of upcoming training opportunities and organizations that provide ongoing training on various topics of interest to non-profits.

nami-logoNAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups: free 90 minute, peer–led sessions offer a safe, relaxed, and supportive environment where adults living with mental illness can share, listen and learn about the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness, 1st & 3rd Friday of the month, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., 84 East Peer Recovery Center, 7603 Hospital Drive, Gloucester ,VA


2019 Funders Forum

Connect with key organizations that guide our regions nonprofit funding. Learn how to build strong relationships and partnerships to secure your nonprofits fundraising future as well as information on how board engagement and stewardship can increase the success of your funding requests. With local foundation funders as well as corporate representatives, and development officers present this forum will sell out, don't miss out on this unique opportunity. Breakfast will be provided.

 Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019  

Time: 8:30 a.m. Networking & Breakfast
 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Panel Discussion/Q&A
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Wrap up/key takeaways 

Location:

TCC Virginia Beach Campus, Advanced Technology Center

Registration/Cost: $75.00 (Breakfast Included)

 RSVP here TODAY! 


The Nonprofit Learning Lab approaches all our trainings with an understanding that nonprofit professionals have a base of knowledge and are seeking out additional information and guidance to more effectively operate in their roles. The cost is $90 for Network Peninsula members and $105 for non-members. The program schedule and registration is available at: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/virginia

CHECK out The Academy for Nonprofit Excellence Spring 2019 course line up hereRegistration is OPEN!


Upcoming and ongoing training 

by MPNN CSB Prevention, Health and Wellness Division. 


Earn a prestigious Nonprofit Executive Director certification

This information-packed training will help you thrive in your current role, will position you well for career progression, will instill confidence in your board and stakeholders, and will allow your organization to accomplish more.Nonprofit Executive Director Certification Program: Essential Training for an Essential Position


YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID:The Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing mental health or addiction challenges or is in crisis.  The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), and eating disorders.  

These trainings are open to the public. Materials will be provided. Bring a brown bag for a working lunch. Registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. 

1. YOUTH MHFA – May 28, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,WHERE: Whitcomb Lodge at Beaverdam Park, $35.00 (includes materials) 

ONLINE REGISTRATION:  www.chvc.online 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 

2. YOUTH MHFA –  July 31, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Bay Transit Meeting Room, 111 Commerce Parkway, Warsaw, $35.00 (includes materials) 

ONLINE REGISTRATION:  www.chvc.online 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, July 25, 2019 

3. YOUTH MHFA – August 1, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Bay Transit Meeting Room, 5959 Fiddlers Green Rd., Gloucester, $35.00 (includes materials) 

ONLINE REGISTRATION:  www.chvc.online 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 26, 2019 


ADULT MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAININGS: The purpose of MHFA is to promote a more in-depth understanding of mental health in families and communities.  This 8-hour certification course assists family members, caregivers, school staff, health and human service workers, etc. to help adults and youth who may be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. These trainings are open to the public. Materials will be provided.  Bring a brown bag for a working lunch. 

1. ADULT MHFA – May 30, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Whitcomb Lodge at Beaverdam Park, Gloucester, : $35.00 (includes materials) 

ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.chvc.online  

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 

CHILDREN FIRST: Children First is a 4-hour co-parenting education program designed to promote positive and healthy communication for families experiencing the challenges of transition through separation and/or divorce.  The program assists parents in understanding  the importance of an active, involved, and positive relationship with their children by minimizing parental conflict. 

WHEN & WHERE: 

 Prevention Services Office, 3786 George Washington Mem. Hwy.; Wednesday, June 12, 2019—8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

COST:  $50.00 per person.  Payment must be received seven (7) days prior to the scheduled class. No exceptions. 

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration by phone is required. To register please call 804-642-5402.

THE NURTURING PARENTING PROGRAMS

ON GOING NURTURING PARENTING PROGRAM (Parents Only)

1. MPNNCSB Gloucester Counseling Center, 9228 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester, VA 23061. 

Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 

2. MPNN CSB Warsaw Counseling Center, 414 Main Street, Warsaw, Richmond County:

Mondays, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required

NOTE:  The 15-week On-Going Nurturing Parenting Program takes place year round. Parents can enroll in the classes at any time. 

MPNN CSB Prevention, Health & Wellness PO Box 452, Hayes, VA 23072 

804-642-5402   Email: prevent@mpnn.state.va.us   or webpage  www.chvc.online 

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2019 Alzheimers Walk - Planning Committee Members Needed
 This year's Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held on Main Street on Saturday, October 5th. The Walk planning committee...needs you!! Join us and help us plan for this great event for our county. Committee meets monthly in the Courthouse area. Contact Heidi Bristow, 2019 Walk Chair, for more info at 693-8888 or email heidi.bristow@rivha.com.


Tutoring

Botetourt Elementary School is looking for tutors to assist 4th grade children from 1:30-2:30 p.m. daily. This would involve a variety of school subjects (language arts/math/science/social studies). Volunteers would be working one-on-one with a student in the classroom. The job of the volunteer would not be to teach the subjects. The volunteer is needed to help the students complete classwork assignments, prepare for tests/quizzes, and use organizational skills to stay prepared for class. Volunteers will be required to attend a brief orientation and complete a background check. Any interested volunteers should contact Haley Poulson (Botetourt Community Engagement Coordinator) at 693-1419 or email at haley.poulson@gc.k12.va.us.

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast: to volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.gsccc.org or call 1-800-77SCOUT.


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Employment Opportunities: Click on the seal below to go to the site

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Assistant Director of Utilities (FT), Utility Supervisor (FT), Budget & Program Analyst (PT), Clean Community Coordinator (PT), Specialty Instructor (WAR), Gymnastics Assistant (WAR), Park Aide (WAR) and Recreation Aide (WAR)

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Show me the money!  Information on grants and funding opportunities are provided below.


National Park Service:  Deadline June 30, 2019

Description: The National Park Service is accepting applications to the Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program. Funding assists with community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation initiatives.Guidance is provided to communities so they can conserve waterways, preserve open space, and develop trails and greenways. Selected projects have included elements of environmental education.View Details here.

Grant Gopher Database Search Tip!

Are you looking for grants to support projects in the classroom? You'll find those types of grants in our "Education" category. This category is for all grants related to in-school K-12 and higher education programs.

• Select your state and county • Select the Education program area • Use the keyword classroom

These types of grants are usually offered via a bi-annual or annual grant cycle so you might not see something available for you now, but keep checking in. Pro users receive an email alert when new grants matching their saved searches are added or updated. Not only that, but they're often notified well in advance of the cycle being open (as soon as we have the dates confirmed), which really helps with the grant planning process. Happy searching! Go to: Grant Gopher

Scholarships for Youth - The Patient Advocate Foundation offers scholarships for youth (age 25 and under) suffering from a life threatening or chronic condition. Deadline to apply is in the fall. To learn more, click here.

Patagonia Accepting Applications for Grassroots Environmental Campaigns  Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded to grassroots organizations with provocative direct-action agendas aimed at preserving and protecting the environment....Deadline: Rolling

Dominion Energy will once again provide $1 million in environmental grants this year through the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. The competitive program is designed to support specific short-term projects by nonprofit organizations and schools working to improve the environment and provide environmental education experiences in communities served by Dominion Energy. Non-profit organizations are invited to apply for grants of up to $25,000 each for short-term projects that promise measurable results to improve the environment.

Wells Fargo Giving: Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations working to strengthen our communities. Each state served has its own criteria.

Grants.gov: This site provides a comprehensive list of government grants as well as an online application feature. Deadline: Open

Fundsnet Services: This site provides an online fundraising and grants directory, featuring 28 extensive categories.

Grant Gopher: Your underground connection to available grants for nonprofits!