Archive for Real World Learning

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (3.26.2024)

Hello Da Vincians,

Don’t miss this networking opportunity at Belkin Global Headquarters on Wednesday, April 10th!

Belkin is hosting an exciting Spring Fling Career Event scheduled for Wednesday, April 10. This event is exclusively tailored for Da Vinci students in grades 7-12. They will be engaging with professionals from companies such as Google, Paramount, Savage Fenty, Snapchat, TechStyle Fashion Group, and Belkin. Transportation will be provided from the 201 N. Douglas St. El Segundo campus. Busses will be leaving at 9:30 am and returning at 1:30 pm. Lunch will be provided to all attendees. Spots are limited! To RSVP, please click here.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at crodriguez@davincischools.org.
Learn more about amazing RWL Opportunities here!

Join Us for Community Aviation Day – March 23

Prepare for take-off at Da Vinci Schools’ first-ever Community Aviation Day on Saturday, March 23rd.

Bring your friends and family to this free community event focused on the exciting world of aviation, in partnership with Wiseburn USD, Wiseburn Education Foundation, and Giving Kids Wings Flight Academy. Students and families will pilot flight simulators, build easy model airplanes, meet aviation professionals, talk to pilots, and more! Activities recommended for ages 8+.

What: Community Aviation Day

When: Saturday, March 23 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Where: Da Vinci Schools, 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA 90245

It’s a great time to get out and spread your wings! Advance registration is suggested.

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Announcements from Real World Learning Director (2.29.2024)

The Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department (LA Civil Rights), in collaboration with Communities In Schools of Los Angeles (CISLA) and Picture Motion, will be hosting a panel discussion and private screening of the film The Space Race, which highlights the stories of Black astronauts striving to overcome social injustice. You can watch the trailer here

EVENT DATE, TIME, & LOCATION:
Saturday, March 2nd @ 10 am PT
Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live
1000 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Special guests include Councilman Curren D. Price, Jr.; Monique Hudson of the California Science Center; Joey Jefferson of JPL; and Capri Maddox of the Los Angeles Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department.

Middle and high-school-aged youth to attend with their families! Admission is free, and swag and refreshments will be available for all attendees.  

RSVP HERE!

 

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at crodriguez@davincischools.org.
Learn more about amazing RWL Opportunities here!

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (2.22.2024)

We are thrilled to announce that Da Vinci Schools will be hosting its first-ever Trades Fair! This event is an excellent opportunity for our students to explore various career paths and gain insights into the world of skilled trades.

Date: Thursday, March 28th
Time: 1pm to 5pm (The Trades Fair will be open to parents from 4pm to 5pm)
Location: Da Vinci Schools
Black Box Theater
201 N Douglas St. El Segundo 

To RSVP, please click here

At the Trades Fair, students will have the chance to interact with schools from different trades, participate in hands-on activities, and learn about the diverse opportunities available in fields such as aviation mechanics, automotive technology, birthwork, construction, cosmetology and make-up artistry, dental hygienist, fire technology, welding, and more.

Some of our participating schools include: 

Make-Up Designory
Birthworkers of Color Collective
West LA College
Savvy Beauty Academy
McKallen Medical Training Center
El Camino College
Universal Technical Institute

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at crodriguez@davincischools.org.
Learn more about amazing RWL Opportunities here!

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (2.16.2024)

Real World Learning Opportunities will now be accessible through Canvas, our online learning platform.

To ensure that your child doesn’t miss out on any of these valuable experiences, we encourage them to enroll in the “Real World Learning Opportunities” course on Canvas. By enrolling, they will receive all the latest announcements regarding real-world learning experiences, including volunteer opportunities, internships, community service projects, and other enriching activities.

Learn more about amazing RWL Opportunities here!
If you have any questions please contact Ms. Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at crodriguez@davincischools.org.

Announcements From Real World Learning Director (1.19.2024)

Las Fotos Project is hosting a Website Development Workshop on Sunday, January 21, 2024 from 11:00am 1:30pm at Las Fotos Project, located at 2210 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90033.

Teenage girls and gender-expansive youth who are developing, or beginning to create a website, are welcome to join the workshop. It will be led by the leaders of Monforte Studio, a Queer-Women-Owned-Company brand and design studio. 

This is an intermediate-level workshop, ideal for young creatives looking to build out their creative portfolio website. Youth between the ages of 12 and 24 can participate. 

Laptops will be provided. To sign up, please click here.

Las Fotos Project’s mission is to elevate the voices of teenage girls & gender-expansive youth from communities of color through photography and mentoring, empowering them to channel their creativity for the benefit of themselves, their community, and future careers.

Learn more about amazing RWL Opportunities here!
If you have any questions please contact Ms. Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at crodriguez@davincischools.org.

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (1.18.2024)

Hello Da Vincians, 

Welcome back! 

This week, the Real World Learning Team is releasing its Spring and Summer 2024 document with a wide number of opportunities students can engage in.

Some opportunities have fast-approaching deadlines. For support with applying, students at RISE or 201 Da Vinci schools can email Ms. Nordia Simmonds at nsimmonds@davincischools.org, or stop by the Real World Learning Center right next to our Da Vinci Coffee Shop. Students at Connect High School can connect with Ms. Evelyn Hernandez-Rosas at ehernandezrosas@davincischools.org

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (1.4.2024)

For students interested in media production: 

Fresh Films is now enrolling for its free weekly filmmaking program with classes starting on January 9th, and every Tuesdays and Thursdays thereafter, in the Long Beach and San Pedro area. The program is open to all teens 13-19 interested in film, content creation, and storytelling. Click here for more information.

Location(s):

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor (San Pedro)
    Tuesday 6PM–8PM Thursday 5PM–7PM PT
  • Long Beach Polytechnic High School (Long Beach)
    Tuesday/Thursday 3:45PM–5:45PM PT

 

For students interested in college and career-readiness programming:

First Gen Empowers is a non-profit organization that addresses educational inequity by supporting first-generation, low-income, and undocumented students with college and career-readiness programming. The Empowered Scholars program is a 6-week program where undocumented students receive tailored support and guidance. Applications will open January 8th, 2024 and close January 19th, 2024. Click here to learn more. 

 

Learn more about amazing RWL Opportunities here!
For more information, please contact Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at crodriguez@davincischools.org.

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (12.14.2023)

Please see four exciting Real World Learning opportunities below:

Bank of America’s Student Leaders Program
Deadline to apply: January 17, 2024
Through Student Leaders®, Bank of America recognizes high school students who lead and serve in their communities and beyond. They connect Student Leaders to tools and resources to help make communities better. Student Leaders work as paid interns at a local nonprofit for eight weeks, attend the weeklong Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., develop leadership and career skills, and connect with like-minded students from their community and across the country. Click here for more information.

Summer High School Intensive in Next-Generation Engineering (SHINE)
Presented by USC Vertibi School of Engineering
Application Deadline: February 16, 2024
At USC Viterbi’s Summer High School Intensive in Next-Generation Engineering (SHINE) students can join a USC Viterbi professor’s research team for seven weeks to discover how engineering addresses our real world problems in various fields including biomedicine, robotics, aerospace and more. Each student works with an assigned professor as well  mentor (Ph.D. student or post-doctoral researcher) dedicated to training that student in experimental lab work or computational research – learning by doing not by studying. Scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Kollab Youth’s Winter 2024 Session
Deadline to apply: Monday, January 22, 2024
Low-income and underserved teens (ages 14 to 19 years old) can apply for Kollab Youth’s Winter 2024 Workforce Development Program beginning February 5th to April 5th. Kollab program helps young people explore career opportunities in business, STEM, and other careers that are high-growth and high-wage jobs. Kollab Youth is a registered Pre-Apprentice Program with the State of California! Youths can receive a certificate from the State of California for completing the program. To learn more, click here.

Iron Mountain Entertainment Services Scholarship
Presented by 1500 Sound Academy in Inglewood
Deadline to apply: December 22, 2023
Iron Mountain is giving away two on-campus scholarships to work with world-renowned producers. The recipients can select from Music and Industry Fundamentals, DJ Fundamentals, or the New Vocal Performace and Production Fundamentals program. To learn more, click here.

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (12.8.2023)

The University of California Irvine Brain Camp is a summer program for middle and high school students that offers an opportunity for immersion in neuroscience. The 2-week full-day camp (9am-4pm) will feature lectures and seminars, workshops, laboratory tours, dissections and other hands-on activities and experiments. 2024 Brain Camp dates are Monday-Friday July 29-August 9. Limited scholarships available. 

  • Explore topics such as:
    • Brain and spinal cord anatomy
    • Sensation and perception
    • Learning and memory
    • Brain-machine interface
    • Neuropathology
    • Neuropharmacology
    • Comparative neuroanatomy
  • Participate in hands-on laboratory work to explore the latest tools, techniques and technologies that are used in neuroscience laboratories at UC Irvine including:
    • Electrophysiology
    • Brain Imaging
    • Animal models
    • Optogenetics
    • DREADDs
  • Participate in workshops on topics such as:
    • Experimental design
    • Data analysis
    • Scientific Communication and public speaking
    • Neuroethics
  • Interact with world-renowned neuroscience professors, PhD students and undergraduates to gain insight into college life and the possible careers in neuroscience.
  • Develop the tools and skills necessary for success in college coursework.

During the second week of the program, students will design experiments, analyze data and present their work to their families as well as to an audience of UC Irvine neuroscience faculty and students. To learn more, please click here

 

Learn more about amazing RWL Opportunities here!
For more information, please contact Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at crodriguez@davincischools.org.

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