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Announcements from Real World Learning Director (08.02.2022)

Hello Da Vinci Scholars and Families,

I hope you are enjoying the last weeks of summer break. Please see the announcements below:

For students interested in receiving academic credit for their internships:
Students who are interested in receiving 5 academic credits for summer internships/volunteer opportunities, must fill out the Unpaid Internship Agreement and submit a timesheet that demonstrates the completion of 60 hours of service. The Agreement must be turned in before the start of the internship/volunteer opportunity. The timesheet is due August 6, 2022. Please email all documents to Ms. Rodriguez at crodriguez@davincischools.org.

For students interested in art, film, and animation:
The El Segundo Public Library encourages all individuals who live, work and/or play in El Segundo to submit artwork for Summertime, Summertime: A Community Juried Art Exhibition! This art show will feature 2-dimensional artwork, including painting, photography, photo collage, photomontage, collage, drawing, printmaking, etc. that celebrates summer. For information on how to submit your artwork, please click here.

Dreamworks Animation is hosting a Summer Speaker Series from August 8 – August 12 where students will learn about roles in animation, succeeding in the industry, and more. Register here.

For students interested in social change:
The Alliance for Girls is hosting a community-building and healing-oriented event for youth leaders seeking to bring safety to school to address sexual harassment. Alliance for Girls is co-hosting this event with Unity Council to prepare both youth and adult advocates for a new school year prioritizing policies and programs that help sexual assault/harassment survivors. Attendees will also hear from representatives from the Equal Rights Advocate and the Unity Council. The event will be an entirely virtual event and will take place on Saturday, August 6. It is open to all youth and youth champions. $15 Visa Gift cards will be provided to youth 24 and under who RSVP and attend the event. RSVP Here.

For students interested in jobs:
The LA County America’s Job Center will be hosting a Job Fair in South LA, on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 from 1 to 4 pm. To register, please visit this flyer. It is highly suggested to bring several copies of your resume to share with prospective employers!

For students interested in science and engineering:
The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program places high school students in Department of Navy (DoN) laboratories where they take part in real Naval research for 8 weeks during the summer. SEAP is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in STEM the opportunity to learn about Naval research and technology while receiving first-class mentoring by top scientists and engineers. SEAP is a competitive program with around 300 placements in more than 30 labs around the country. Inters are selected based upon academic achievement, personal statements, recommendations, and career and research interests. Click here to learn more. Click here to apply.

 

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (7.18.2022)

Hello Da Vinci Scholars and Families,

We hope you’re enjoying your summer! Check out these internship opportunities below.

Students interested in child development, education, and teaching have the opportunity to work or intern at a local daycare located on 2233 E. El Segundo Blvd. El Segundo. For more information, please contact Ms. Rodriguez at crodriguez@davincischools.org.

Jersey Mikes in the Southbay is currently hiring students from Da Vinci. See this flyer for hiring locations. To apply, please send your resume and contact information to Jen Bellamy at jen@calsubshine.com.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Rodriguez at crodriguez@davincischools.org.

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (6.29.2022)

Hello Da Vinci Scholars and Families,

The STEAM Education Club for Girls is offering three virtual summer camps for female-identifying students to attend. The speakers are industry leaders who work at Honda, Car and Driver, Starbucks, University of Washington CoMotion Lab, Carvana, INDYCAR, Laguna Seca Raceway, USAA, Motivo Engineering, Shell, Navy, Pratt & Whitney and more.

FABcamp: July 6-31
Land+Sea+Air Transportation Camp: July 25-29
Career Dev Camp: August 1-5

Students that are 18 years or older have an opportunity to apply for paid and remote micro-internships through Parker Dewey. To apply, you must sign up for a Career Launcher account. You’ll then be prompted to fill out your profile and then you will be able to apply for our available projects.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Rodriguez at crodriguez@davincischools.org.

 

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (6.9.2022)

summer internship opportunities

Hello Da Vinci Scholars and Families,

Fika Tech Career Academy is accepting applications for a hands-on, 120 hour career development course for 100 students from Los Angeles. Students will receive a stipend for their participation. Must be between the ages of 16-24 to apply. Click here for more information.

BandsInTown is Hiring a remote Marketing Summer Intern. If you are a music lover and passionate about marketing campaigns, consider applying here.

If you live in the City of Los Angeles, you may be eligible for a Paid Summer Employment Program. You must be at least 14 – 24 years old. Opportunities are offered both in person and remotely. Apply here.

La La Land Cafe in Santa Monica is offering a paid internship opportunity for foster youth over the summer. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. To learn more, please click here.

As a reminder: Fresh Films is offering a free virtual storytelling and film program. From camera to sound, while building your resume and connections for college and careers in film. No previous filmmaking experience needed. The program runs from June 27 – July 22. More information can be found here.

If you have any questions related to internships or volunteer opportunities, please contact Ms. Rodriguez at crodriguez@davincischools.org.

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (6.2.2022)

Hello Da Vinci Scholars and Families,

A reminder that students who are interested in receiving 5 academic credits for summer internships/volunteer opportunities, must fill out the Unpaid Internship Agreement and submit a timesheet that demonstrates a completion of 60 hours of service. The Agreement must be turned in before the start of the internship/volunteer opportunity. The timesheet is due August 6, 2022. Please email all documents to Ms. Rodriguez at crodriguez@davincischools.org.

Building Beats is offering a Free Music Coding In-Person and Remote Masterclass for ages 13+. Students will learn how to code beats, melodies, and song structure using Javascript block-coding! By the end of this course, you’ll create your own beat and increase your computer science skills. To sign up, you must use the form that’s at the bottom of this website.

Girls Making Games is offering a free virtual game development workshop for the next generation of girl and non-binary game developers! Sign up here.

Workshop details:

  • Date: Saturday, June 4th
  • Time: 3pm-5pm ET / 12pm-3pm PT
  • Location: Virtual, hosted on Zoom
  • Tuition: Free
  • Open to girls and non-binary individuals ages 8-18

It’s not too late to sign up for an internship with The Oppti Internship Placement Program! They offer students the opportunity to intern at different companies virtually all-year-round. Students are matched with companies based on their interests which can include Social Media Marketing, Public Relations, UI-UX, and more! You can be matched to work in sports, beauty, fitness, real estate, among other fields. Apply today – Limited Space is Available.

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (5.10.2022)

Hello Da Vinci Scholars and Families,

There are NEW opportunities that have been added to the Summer Opportunities Blog in the fields of activism, film, and education.

The Youth Over Violence Leadership Institute is offering an in-person internship in Downtown LA for youth ages 14-19 who are committed to building and making powerful social change through awareness, advocacy and violence prevention strategies. You will be learning about healthy relationships, promoting awareness of teen dating violence, and enhancing community organizing skills. Apply here. 

Queer 26’s Filmmaker Club is a free 6-month program for queer, trans, black, indigenous, and other people of color (QTBIPOC ages 18-24.. This program teaches the basics of filmmaking and photography. Filmmaker Club participants will attend workshops, work on personal projects, and get hands-on experience working with shots. Apply Here.

Rooted Friends Project is a startup nonprofit in the Hawthorne area whose mission is to support young kids with sports and fitness, nutrition, childcare services, visual and performing arts programs, and more. Interns will be supporting different programs and coordinating an event with Angel City sports and USA Paralympic Athletes. If interested, please send a paragraph to crodriguez@davincischools.org stating why you are interested in this opportunity and what you hope to learn.

Pass It Forward is an organization dedicated to serving youth through the art of sports in Inglewood. La Tijera Avery, the organization’s founder, is a Paralympics Coach who is committed to also serving young athletes with disabilities. Interns would be supporting the sports (basketball, track and field), health, wellness, nutrition, and community projects and shadowing the organization’s directors. Interns would be working at Darby Park in Inglewood as well as other local Inglewood schools. There are 8 positions available. If interested, please send a paragraph to crodriguez@davincischools.org stating why you are interested in this opportunity and what you hope to learn.

Venice Art’s Center for Creative Workforce Equity (CCWE) is offering video editing and production training for low-income youth, residing in LA county, ages 18-24. To learn more, apply here.

Saturday, May 21st is Super CPR Saturday! Super CPR Saturday offers free CPR classes to the community. Participants receive a Red Cross CPR 2-year certification. The class is free to all attendees, designed for all age ranges, and includes lectures, videos, and hands-on CPR. Classes are offered at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. All participants must register before May 21st. Sign up here!

Announcements from Real World Learning Director

Hello Da Vinci Scholars and Families,

✨ There are NEW opportunities that have been added to the Summer Opportunities Blog in the fields of animation, social media, marketing, real estate, STEM, and more. Check them out today!

🦹🏻‍♂️ Aspiring Creators & Marvel Fans: Marvel Series Creator, Yassir Lester, will be sharing his career journey… From comic book artist to comedian to the now creator and showrunner of the new Disney+ Marvel series – Armor Wars! REGISTER HERE.
When: Wednesday, May 4th @ 4pm
Where: via Zoom

💸 GripTape is offering young people (ages 14-19) this summer $500 to pursue something that is of interest to them (for example art, coding, starting a business, etc.) for 10 weeks through their “Learning Challenge!” Applications are open now – the earlier you apply, the better! For more information, click here.

💰 Interested in finding a job? Here is a list of businesses in the South Bay that are hiring youth 16 years and older. Contact your school’s office manager for work permit requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact Crissel Rodriguez at crodriguez@davincischools.org.

New Internship Opportunities

Hello Da Vinci Scholars,

Welcome back from Spring Break! I hope you are all refreshed and ready to finish the semester strong. Here are my announcements for the week:

👩🏻‍💻🧑🏽‍💻 The Oppti Internship Placement Program offers students the opportunity to intern at different companies virtually all-year-round. Students are matched with companies based on their interests which can include Social Media Marketing, Public Relations, UI-UX, and more! You can be matched to work in sports, beauty, fitness, real estate, among other fields. Apply today – Limited Space is Available.

☎️  Teen Line is looking for volunteers in the 9th and 10th grades that are interested in mental health and who want to support teens that call the hotline. Applications and references are due on Thursday, May 12 before 1 pm. To apply, please click here: Link

📢  Applications are open for UCLA’s Big Data for Justice Summer Institute focused on criminal justice in Los Angeles. The institute is free* and open to all seniors who are graduating this summer. This is a 4-week program designed to develop your ability to analyze data using digital technologies. Students will collaborate with community organizations to conduct analyses on arrests by the Los Angeles Police Department. To apply, please click here: Link
*The fee you see on the website is waived to make it accessible for all those who are interested in applying.

😎  GLCO is awarding two $10,000 scholarships to students graduating from a Los Angeles high school by the end of the 2021-22 academic year who identify as black, indigenous, and people of color who have an interest in pursuing a career in the eyewear industry (making reading and sunglasses). If you receive this scholarship you will be able to participate in a paid summer internship the following year. To learn more, please click here: Link

🤖  Afro Animation Virtual Summit 2.0 is the largest virtual summit for recruiting black artists who want to become animators. You can register for free here: Link

✈️  The El Segundo Western Museum of Flight is seeking a volunteer to support their work around the upcoming Women in Aerospace Exhibit. To learn more, please click here: Link

If you have any questions about any of these opportunities, please contact Crissel at crodriguez@davincischools.org.

Announcements from the Real World Learning Director

Crissel Rodriguez – crodriguez@davincischools.org

Hello Da Vinci Scholars and Families,

Many scholars have started applying to the summer opportunities which is exciting! Please note that scholars can receive 5 academic credits for completing 60 hours of service throughout the summer. Once you receive confirmation that the business/organization is willing to host you as an intern or a volunteer, please email me so I can send you the required forms.

  • The Knowledge House Coding Fellowship information session is today, Tuesday, April 5th at 6 pm. Please email me to register or to request the link to tonight’s recording.
  • The Boeing application is still open for students who attended the mandatory information session in March. Please email me to get your application started!
  • The Hawthorne Police Department is offering the opportunity to intern with their Community Affairs and Forensics Department. The opportunities are listed under the ‘Law’ and ‘Health Sciences’ sections.
  • The Rooted Friends Project is a non-profit organization in Hawthorne and they are seeking volunteers for Saturday, April 9 to shoot a Public Service Announcement. Volunteers will be featured in videos, and photos, and may be asked to model and act. Parent permission is required for scholars under the age of 18. Please contact Celeste (323) 427-9575.

My email is crodriguez@davincischools.org

Paul Revere Williams Day at Los Angeles Trade Tech College

The Architecture for Communities of Los Angeles (ACLA) is hosting Paul Revere Williams Day at the Los Angeles Trade-Tech College on Saturday, April 2nd from 9 am to 5 pm.

The Paul Revere Williams Day celebrates inclusivity in design-related professions by providing a wide range of activities and modes of engagement between students, educators, and professionals to share information, resources, and excitement for design!

This free event is open to the public– RSVP today to make connections, try great food, and have fun learning more about design professions!

Activities will include:

  • Mentoring Sessions: Speak with college students, professionals, and teachers about pursuing a career in architecture, engineering, and construction-related fields.
  • Mock interviews: Sign up to practice your interview skills!
  • Portfolio Reviews: Present your work to professionals/teachers to get feedback!
  • Site Tours: Visit open houses at schools/companies, or construction site tours of buildings!

To RSVP, students/families can use this link.

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