allcove Youth Advisory Group – Apply by 4/2/23

For students interested in leadership:

allcove Beach Cities and BCHD are looking to select the next group of young leaders who represent the diversity of the Beach Cities and surrounding communities across race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, lived experience, ability and socio-economic status. Attached you’ll find a PDF with more information on the advisory group positions. 

The Youth Advisory Group ensures that youth voices are at the forefront of the allcove Beach Cities center experience. As part of the Youth Advisory Group, you will help allcove Beach Cities gain a better understanding of young peoples’ needs and opinions to provide them with relevant and effective services. The Youth Advisory Group is comprised of up to 15 young people, ages 16-25, from the local community of the Beach Cities and throughout Service Planning Area (SPA) 8. 

SPA 8 serves the communities of Athens, Avalon, Carson, Catalina Island, El Segundo, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, Long Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Dominguez, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, San Pedro, Torrance, Wilmington and others. 

Click here to apply. 

Join the youth movement leading mental health access in the Beach Cities and surrounding communities with allcove Beach Cities! Applications are due by Sunday, April 2, 2023. For more information regarding Youth Advisory Group or the application process, please contact Amanda VerWys, allcove Engagement Specialist, at or (310) 464-2231.

Preparing Your Student For Their Future with Dr. Vince Bertram – RSVP today!

Join us for an upcoming seminar with Dr. Vince Bertram, a renowned international speaker, and New York Times best-selling author dedicated to transforming career learning for students worldwide. Discover how to prepare your student for success in work and life by learning about the value of a college education, skills that matter more than a degree, and the outlook for today’s job market. Space is limited. RSVP here to reserve your spot today!

Week 28 & 29 Preview: Exhibition Next Week!

Greetings Designers and Design Families,

Welcome back! Hope you all had a restful and enjoyable three day weekend from school. This week, we are gearing up to get ready for Spring Exhibition Night! On Tuesday, March 28th: 5:30pm-7:30pm our 9th, 10th and 11th grade students will be presenting projects that they have been working hard on for weeks – and all are invited!

Thank you to all of our parents/guardians for joining us during SLC week. It was great to have you on campus! And, thank you for taking the time to fill out our biannual survey while you were here.

If you have not yet filled out the biannual Parent/Guardian survey, please do so! It is crucial that we hear from all of our families; this survey helps us know how to keep doing our best to make DVD an amazing place to be. Do it now!

This week is a regular schedule – see below for upcoming dates as well:

Key Dates and Upcoming Events:

  • Tuesday, March 28th: 5:30pm-7:30pm: Exhibition Night! (9th, 10th and 11th grade)
  • Friday, March 31st: NO SCHOOL – Cesar Chavez Holiday
  • April 3rd – April 7th: NO SCHOOL – Spring Break!
  • April 10th: School resumes!

Opportunity for Young BIPOC Musicians

The Rise Diversity Project aims to diversify the world of film and studio recordings by assembling an orchestra of young, BIPOC musicians from all across Los Angeles. The young musicians will work side-by-side with professional studio musicians and perform and record in a world-class recording studio. Students can apply by clicking here.


For more information, please contact Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at

Click here to see other Real World Learning opportunities.

Announcements From Real World Learning Director (3.16.2023)

For students interested in animation, art, and game development:

Noggin Nickelodeon is looking for 18-24 year-olds who are interested in gaining work experience and looking for a career pathway in animation, art, game development, etc. As you can see on this flyer, there is no experience necessary to be part of this awesome opportunity. Youth will be coached and mentored by Noggin’s Award-winning industry experts. To learn more, click here

For students interested in entrepreneurship:

iDEAS by Youth Entrepreneurship Competition: Offered by Dignity of Children, this competition is a complimentary 8-week program that will teach high school students how to build a business, create a prototype and present it to a panel of experts in a shark-tank format for a chance to win a cash prize (to launch their business) and a 3-month business mentorship to take their idea to the next level. The program is designed to empower young people to solve important problems such as poverty, injustice, health crisis, and climate change. The deadline is March 27th, 2023. Apply here.


For more information, please contact Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at

Click here to see other Real World Learning opportunities.

Job fair 2023!!


You are invited to participate in a Youth & Young Adult Job Fair on April 19, 2023, from 9 am to 1 pm at El Camino College (Flyer attached). Over 50 employers will be hiring that day. The South bay Workforce Investment Board is going to be providing us with a bus to transport 50 students from the 201 N Douglas campus.

We want to make sure that the students that participate are serious candidates. Some of the requirements are:

  • Be 16 – 24 years old
  • Have a resume ready (Ideally you’ll need to bring multiple copies with you to share)

Interested students must contact their counselor by Friday, March 17


Career Pathways Summer Course Opportunities @ El Camino College Summer 2023

Summer courses at El Camino College are an excellent way to learn more about your career pathway(s) of interest!  ECC Summer classes run from June 19-August 10.

We encourage you to consider registering for any of these you find interesting, regardless of which school you attend or which pathway you are currently in. More information about class meeting days and times can be found here (Select “summer” for the term)→ 

The classes listed below are an opportunity for you to learn more about your particular area(s) of interest and will be valuable additions to your resume and college applications, but they are not transferable for high school graduation credit and will not go on your Da Vinci transcript.

To register for a summer course at El Camino College, please follow the steps described on the next page. 

If you would like any help, please contact your counselor.

Career Pathway Relevant Summer Courses at El Camino College Notes
Architecture ARCH 119 (CAD Drawing & Modeling)

ARCH 172 (Architectural Color Rendering Techniques)

*BUS 20 (Business Management)

BUS 25 (Introduction to Business)

CTEC 141 (Interior Finishes)

*FASH 1 (Career Opportunities in Fashion)

*courses offered online
Biomedical Engineering *MEDT 1 (Medical Terminology)

*CH 1 (Personal & Community Health Issues)

*CDEV 103 (Child Growth & Development)

*NURS 143 (Introduction to Nursing)

NURS 146 (Health Assessment)

*courses offered online
Business Management *BUS 20 (Business Management)

BUS 25 (Introduction to Business)

ECON 100 (Fundamentals of Economics)

*courses offered online
Computer Science *CSCI 1 (Problem Solving & Program Design in C++)

*CSCI 3 (Computer Programming in Java)

*CIS 13 (Computer Information Systems)

*courses offered online
Civil Engineering *ARCH 100 (Orientation to Architecture)

ARCH 119 (CAD Drawing & Modeling)

ARCH 172 (Architectural Color Rendering Techniques)

CADD 5 (Intro to Mechanical Drafting)

CTEC 100 (Building Fundamentals)

*CTEC 160 (Business & Legal Aspects of Contracting)

CTEC 180 (Residential Plumbing)

WELD 15 (Basic Welding for Allied Fields)

*courses offered online
Entrepreneurship *BUS 20 (Business Management)

BUS 25 (Introduction to Business)

ECON 100 (Fundamentals of Economics)

*FASH 1 (Career Opportunities in Fashion)

*courses offered online
Graphic Design ART 110 (Drawing Fundamentals I)

*ART 130 (Two-Dimensional Design I)

*ART 141 (Digital Art Fundametals)

*courses offered online
Marketing *BUS 20 (Business Management)

BUS 25 (Introduction to Business)

ECON 100 (Fundamentals of Economics)

*FASH 1 (Career Opportunities in Fashion)

*COMS 100 (Public Speaking)

*courses offered online
Mechanical Engineering *ENGR 1 (Intro to Engineering)

MTT 101 (Intro to Conventional & CNC Machining)

MTEC 70 (Basic Robotics)

ECHT 11 (Introduction to Electronics)

WELD 15 (Basic Welding for Allied Fields)

*courses offered online
Media Production *FILM 105 (Media Aesthetics)

FILM 110 (Film Appreciation)

*courses offered online
Multimedia Journalism *FILM 105 (Media Aesthetics)

*COMS 100 (Public Speaking)

*courses offered online

If  you are interested in enrolling in a course, please complete the following steps:

Step 1: Apply to El Camino College

Never applied?

Previously applied?

  • Your El Camino student account is still in good standing if you submitted an application for admission for Spring 2023 or Winter 2023
  • Your El Camino College ID # is the same as previous terms and is 7-digits (no letters)
  • If you do not know your El Camino College ID #, please email:

Step 2: Complete the Dual Enrollment Application

Once you apply to ECC and receive your ECC ID, you must complete a Dual Enrollment Application.

  • Students must submit a completed Dual Enrollment Application for each term they wish to registered for. Once the student and parents complete the Dual Enrollment Form, please contact your counselor  to obtain their signature in Section III of the Form

 Step3: Check for prerequisites

 Some courses have prerequisites which students must clear before they can register: List of courses with a prerequisite.

 Step 4: Enroll in course

After Steps 1-3 are completed, you are ready to register for classes online using MyECC!

  • Students can register anytime on or after your Registration Appointment for the term
  • Students can register for any class section of the course(s) listed on your Dual Enrollment Application form
  • Here is a guide to help you search for classes and register for classes


Drug Prevention and Awareness Information for Parents/Guardians

Dear DV Parents and Guardians,

Da Vinci Schools is aware and concerned about an increase of substance use and risky behavior in our community. This mirrors trends that are being recognized across Los Angeles County and the nation. As part of our ongoing efforts to keep the health and well-being of your child and our school community a top priority, we are providing this notification with information both online and in-person during SLC week. Students will also be hearing information on drug awareness and prevention strategies in classes and in Advisory in the next two weeks.

Click here for information handed out to parents/guardians during SLCs.

Click here for information that will be shared with students in class.

Parents and guardians should use honest language that emphasizes their family values and concerns around drug use. Parents and guardians should also be prepared, get informed, and have some background knowledge on substance use and abuse related to vaping (THC and tobacco), fentanyl, and other substance use before starting the conversation with their child(ren). We are here to help! Use the resources here to be “in the know” and get ready to have an informed conversation with your child(ren).

For additional resources, visit us at  


En Da Vinci estamos conscientes y preocupados por el aumento de consumo de sustancias en nuestra comunidad. Este problema se ve reflejado en el condado de Los Ángeles y a través de toda la nación. Mandamos este aviso informativo porque la salud y el bienestar de nuestros alumnos es nuestra prioridad. Este aviso está disponible en línea y en un panfleto que se distribuirá esta semana durante las reuniones SLC. Los estudiantes también recibirán información y estrategias contra el consumo de sustancias durante las próximas dos semanas. 

Oprima aquí para la información que se les entregará a los padres durante las reuniones SLC (en Espanol)

Oprima aquí para la información que se compartirá con los alumnos en clase (en Ingles)

Padres de familia deben tener conversaciones honestas para enfatizar sus valores y comunicar sus preocupaciones con respecto al consumo de sustancias. También deben mantenerse preparados e informados sobre el abuso de cigarrillos electrónicos (THC y tabaco) y fentanilo, entre otras sustancias. ¡Estamos aquí para ayudar! Utilice los enlaces para más información y prepárese para platicar con sus hijos. 


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