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The Learners Lab Foundation is very excited to announce it will be finanlizing partnership agreements with IBM shortly. Thus far, The Foundations effort to secure OEM Partners for its Tech Hub has been moving slowly because of the unique requirements its brings. But as of today will that partnership includes IBM along with Dell Computers. Both empower us to provide access unparralleled technology savings to its patrons, awardees, partners, and other stakeholders. Having centralized access to technology, financial and other business resources at huge savings is the goal of our effort.

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The Foundation is pleased to announce it has issued an Open Request for Applications (oRFA). The purpose of this oRFA is to help establish and support the Foundation's pool of "Go-To" Vendors to deliver web, grant writing and other services that will help support our Technical Assistance Service Center (TASC) as well as our Charitable Programs and Fiscal Sponsorship Awardees.

A Procurement Page is currently under construction. Meantime, the oRFA is available for download as a PDF from Open Request for Applications (oRFA) Foundation Support Partnership (FSP), and in Word from Open Request for Applications (oRFA) Foundation Support Partnership (FSP).

InfoXchange, the Foundation's Newswire service supporting its Technical Assistance Service Center (TASC) and Fiscal Sponsorship Program is under construction and hopes to launch in early 2018. Our Virtual Private Library/Lab (VPL) is also under construction and the current TLLF website migration to WordPress is underway.

Fellowship Program Announcements.. The Foundation will be launching its Fellowship Program beginning with our Grant Writing and Development Fellowship in 2018. Two Fellowships will be awarded for the inauguration of the program. Stay Tuned for details on how to apply.

US News & World Report STEM Solutions Partners with The Learners Lab Foundation for its Workforce of Tomorrow Initiative

The Learners Lab Foundation (TLLF) is overjoyed to announce its participation as a member of US News & World Reports DC Host Committee for its upcoming National Leadership Conference in April. The request came last fall, we've participated in the first strategic planning meeting and look forward to contributing as the initiative moves forward.

Titled, "Workforce for Tomorrow," US News STEM Solutions present this Leadership Conference in major cities around the country, and plans it with business, community, education and charitable leaders on the forefront of workforce training and development local to the host city. We are thrilled to contribute to this initiative as it returns to DC, the US News STEM Solutions Workforce for Tomorrow conference was first held here back in 2014.

This years theme is, "Skills, Jobs & The New Collar Economy" and focuses on an array of topics for developing and implementing strategies that connect STEM skills with the labor force both today and in the future. The Learners Lab Foundation is honored to have been asked to contribute and looks forward to partnering with US News and the STEMS Solutions endeavor to move it forward.

For more information on the Worforce of Tomorrow movement, download this fact sheet on the initiative from US News STEM Solutions, Worforce of Tomorrow Fact Sheet.

Even better, attend the upcoming conference as our guest! Please accept this complimentary registration to attend as part of The Foundation's Partnership Network. Register today to save your spot! Want to bring a peer or colleague, by all means, feel free to share! You can find it at The Learners Lab Foundation Personal Invite Code & Invitation to US News STEM Solutions' Worforce of Tomorrow Leadership Conference!

Fiscal Sponsorship Application Cycle Open For The 2018 Award Cycle

The Learners Lab Foundation launched its Fiscal Sponsorship Program the fall of 2015. We are very pleased to announce the application period is open for the current year. 

For information on our Fiscal Sponsorship Program and to apply, please visit Fiscal Sponsorship Program page which presents a detailed overview of the program, application process, fees, eligibility criteria and much more.

Need help but not a Fiscal Sponsorship? No problem. The Foundation's Technical Assistance Service Center (TASC) is open for business and ready to help. TASC operates similar to our sponsorship program but without an application process or term limites. It does require a retainer and registration. For complete information, download The Learners Lab Foundation TASC Registration & Retainer Information Packet today!

Want to work with a young Foundation?

The Learners Lab Foundation has three focus areas of support: workforce training, organizational development for young & future 501(c)3s, and supporting other charities.

In addition to our business services vendors, we are also establishing a pipeline of trainers, instructional designers, executive coaches & professional development experts for project-based work and timelier deployment than the traditional solicitation process allows. We gratefully invite you to help support our efforts by registering to become a Foundation TEC Partner, as one of our “Go-To Experts” in your field.

For complete details, a copy of the full request and registration forms are available in Word and as a fillable PDF from Call for Training & ExecCoach Experts, a Foundation (TEC) Partnership and Call for Training & ExecCoach Experts, a Foundation (TEC) Partnership respectively. Onboard begins upon receipt of your TEC Partner Package. Outreach for pending needs, including those from Foundation partner or stakeholders will happen upon receipt of the request.

For our internal needs, TEC Partner(s) shall be including on the planning team for that product from cradle to grave. We have a pipeline of workforce training products lined up for production and are currently working to secure funds for go live of those projects. And for those who design and instruct for Employees with Disabilities (EWD), we really could use your help!

So thank you in advance for your time and consideration. We can't wait to partner with you.

We Hire Volunteers

The Learners Lab Foundation can always use a helping hand. Roles begin as a part time, unpaid-volunteer with flexible hours, with most designed to move to paid stipend then ultimately transition into full time positions posts once completely funded. There is never an obligation to go full time, each incumbant volunteer will have first right of refusal for the FTE opportunity.

So if you're interested in joining an innovative, pacesetting charity, with the autonomy to be creative, please check periodically for new postings. Thank you.

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