Become an APOST Quality Campaign Member
Quality Programming starts with you as a leader of an OST program/organization. It’s our job to ensure we are providing high quality opportunities for our youth. The Quality Self Assessment is a locally developed tool to help you establish the internal conversation of quality and make a commitment to the continued process of improvement to better serve the youth.
The importance of Quality
- Helps organizations identify gaps in their program or staff needs to help you identify where to seek additional funding to build capacity
- Provides a common language around what is expected and where the team will progress
- The indicators provide clear goals and rating to easily incorporate into your internal performance measures
- Once you’re a member you’ll receive benefits like access to a mini capacity-building grant for up to $6,000 a year to support your action plan
- Receive special opportunities throughout the year
First Step: Attend an Orientation
Orientations are a two hour course designed to provide you with a basic understanding of the Quality Self Assessment and how to facilitate the consensus meetings to complete the process. All orientations are at the United Way office at 1250 Penn Avenue. Here are some upcoming orientation sessions:
May 17, 2013 from 9am – 12pm
June 12, 2013 from 11am – 2pm
July 9, 2013 from 9am – 12pm
To register for any of the orientations, click here.
If these options do not work for you, please contact us for a custom training of at least 8 people.
Lead your team through the process and submit your packet for review to become a Campaign Member. Here are some documents to assist with the process.
To finalize your membership as a Quality Campaign Member, you need to submit your packet for review by the deadline below.
May 24, 2013 by 5:00 pm
August 16, 2013 by 5:00 pm
November 15, 2013 by 5:00 pm
Within 30 days of the submission deadline, you will receive a status of your membership.
APOST Quality Capacity Mini-Grants NOW AVAILABLE!
Click here to learn more about an exciting new grants opportunity that will be exclusively for APOST Quality Campaign Members. Grants are awarded within 30 days of the mini-grant deadline.
To download the mini grant application, click here.
To download the follow up report, click here.
QCG Mini-Grants Deadline:
July 15, 2013
Any questions about becoming a member or applying for a mini-grant, contact APOST at 412-456-6876 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to APOST Quality Campaign Members:
- Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania
- Center of Life
- Citizens to Abolish Domestic Apartheid, Inc. (CADA Programs)
- Family Resources
- Human Services Center Corporation
- Melting Pot Ministries
- Neighborhood Learning Alliance
- Ozanam Inc.
- Propel Schools
- Rankin Christian Center
- Sarah Heinz House
- Schenley Heights Community Development Program
- South Hills Interfaith Ministries
- The Pittsburgh Project
- Volunteers of America