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 DESE Announcements - Directly Related to Grant Award

DESE Staff Changes!! 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/8/2021 1:34 PM

Please see the following changes to the DESE Afterschool Staff Team:

1) Kim Wolf is retiring. Her last day working will be Wednesday, October 20.

2) Cheryl Pickett has taken another job outside of DESE. Her last working day will be Thursday, October...

DESE Update 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/23/2021 8:55 AM

Here are two important updates for all current grantees, from DESE, you must be aware of:

1) You received a DESE Important Updates and Changes email from your ARE in early September and it was also posted here in the Portal. PLEASE READ and make the...

DESE Afterschool Program - Important Updates and ChangesAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/1/2021 3:28 PM

Please see the attached detailed information pertaining to changes as a result of our move into the new Office of Childhood. If you have questions, please feel free to contact your assigned DESE afterschool supervisor. ​

Fast Five Fridays 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/31/2021 10:36 AM

We will not be distributing the monthly Fast Five Fridays for September or October 2021 due to our Extended Learning Section's transition into the new Office of Childhood. We hope that we can continue the Fast Five Fridays later in the year. ​

Rubric DocumentationAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 5/11/2021 3:16 PM

The Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN) has asked us to distribute this e-mail to make sure all grant directors have received it.  If you have questions, please contact MASN at the e-mail address below.

  • The e-mail below was sent by Alicia...
21st CCLC - Change in Services Offered 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/31/2021 9:35 AM

This information also applies to the 2021-2022 school year programming. ​

The following email was sent to all CCLC grantees. Please note that we must have a written request to modify any part of your originally awarded CCLC grant (i.e. location,...


 Other Announcements

Statewide Afterschool Evaluations 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/8/2021 8:52 AM

The portal section posting of all historical statewide evaluations of Missouri's afterschool program is currently down for reconstruction. It should all be resposted during October 2021. If you need anything from the evaluation in the meantime,...

Lights On Afterschool - Coming Soon! 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/1/2021 3:28 PM

Are you registered for this national event?​ The national day of afterschool awareness ​is right around the corner, October 28, 2021. Do you have an event planned? Have you registered your event with the Afterschool Alliance? Remember, you don't...

External Organizations 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/31/2021 10:42 AM

Per the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC), the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is required to provide a list of prescreened external 

Missouri AfterSchool Network YouTube Page 
by Cindy Heislen
 5/25/2021 12:20 PM

Have you visited the Missouri AfterSchool Network YouTube page lately? You will find lots of engaging videos there to help you with your afterschool program and inspire you to try new ideas with the students you serve. Highlights include the “COVID”...

Virtual Tours of Missouri State Capitol 
by Cindy Heislen
 1/26/2021 12:10 PM

The Missouri State Museum is excited to announce the launch of its Virtual Capitol Tour videos. This video series is a great introduction to the history and artworks of the Capitol. You will see some of the government and historic resources found in the...


 Grant & Funding Opportunties

New York Life Foundation Aim High Grant 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/31/2021 9:09 AM

The New York Life Foundation created the Aim High grant program to help afterschool, summer and expanded learning programs provide the resources, help, and guidance that middle school students need to make the critical transition into high school. Aim...

Youth Changing the World Grant 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/31/2021 9:04 AM

With generous support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, YSA will award Afterschool Grants of up to $500 each to support youth service or service-learning in afterschool programs.

New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Award or Founder’s Award 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/31/2021 9:00 AM

Both the New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Award and Founder’s Award recognize outstanding summer programs or models that demonstrate excellence in accelerating academic achievement and promoting healthy development...

Pets in the Classroom Grant 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/31/2021 8:56 AM

These grants are intended to support pets or aquariums in the classroom for the purposes of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets responsibly. The welfare of the small animals involved is of paramount importance. These grants must not...

John Templeton Foundation - Opportunity for Nonprofit Organizations 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/31/2021 9:13 AM

The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the deepest and most perplexing questions facing humankind. The Foundation's most recent request for proposals, "Character Through Community," will...