Announcements From Real World Learning Director (6.2.2023)

Da Vinci students and families,

We have added some exciting internships and programs to our running list of summer opportunities. You can access them by using this link.

We also wanted to share this amazing program with you all. The Arte Youth Program is a non-profit organization that helps students learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math. They are offering a virtual course where students ages 11-17 will engage with analog astronauts and participate in activities and presentations. There will be prizes, gifts, and scholarships for selected participants. Students must have a computer to participate.

The Virtual Dates are:
June 16-18
July 28-30

The time sessions will be from 10am-4pm PST with a 30 min lunch break in the middle of the session.

You may register by clicking here. To learn more about analog missions, please see this website.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at crodriguez@davincischools.org.

By |June 2nd, 2023|Categories: Real World Learning|Comments Off on Announcements From Real World Learning Director (6.2.2023)

Attention rising Seniors- Class of 2024!


USC is inviting rising high school seniors to USC’s 16th annual African American/Black and Latinx Junior Day on Saturday, June 3rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the USC Campus. Junior Day is free to attend and students will need to pre-register for the event.

As our first event for the 2023-2024 academic year, this half-day program is an opportunity for students to discover the vibrant African American/Black and Latinx communities at USC. At Junior Day, attendees will hear from current USC students, alumni, faculty and staff, while also learning about the various components of a USC application and how to tell their story through the college essay. Optional campus tours will be available during the event as well.

Additionally, we are excited that four of our academic departments will host presentations to help students learn more about specific colleges at USC, including:

  • Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Marshall School of Business
  • Viterbi School of Engineering


By |May 26th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Attention rising Seniors- Class of 2024!

AI Summer Program

Da Vinci Families,

I am excited to announce that Connect High will be hosting a Summer AI-Gaming Opportunity for two weeks. During this program, students will have the opportunity to engage in gameplay, project design and collaboration. They will also have the chance to interact with AI-based mini games, allowing them to explore their visions of the future through their creative work. Students will have four hours a day over the course of 2 weeks (July 18- July 27), to build transformative experiences using emerging technology. To learn more, click here. Feel free to reach out to me Evelyn Hernandez, Career Connected Learning Coordinator, at ehernandezrosas@davincischools.org .

By |May 25th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on AI Summer Program

Youth Activist Summer Program

Da Vinci Families,

Rising Communities is an organization that has developed a Learning for Equity curriculum to address the ongoing systemic and institutional racism. Rising Communities is offering two free 10-week summer programs taking place June8th-August 12th. It is offered to high school students ages 15-18. The programs aim to provide students with valuable knowledge and skills through their virtual courses and workshops focused on policy at the local and state level. Through these programs, students will have the opportunity to learn how to be culturally responsive, practice advocacy and engage with stakeholders. Upon completing either summer program, students will receive an educational certificate accredited by Pacific Oaks College, and in recognition of their participation they will also receive a stipend of $1,000. The application deadline is May 29th at 11:59pm. Feel free to reach out to me for any questions at  ehernandezrosas@davincischools.org .

Important links:

L4E Summer Flyers – SPA + ENG

By |May 23rd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Youth Activist Summer Program

Real World Mentorship for Emerging Photographers

Da Vinci Families,

I am excited to share an opportunity for senior students who are interested in photography. The Bridge program is a 16-week hybrid opportunity for emerging photographers aged 18-26. This program provides students with a platform to expand their knowledge and explore various aspects of photography. Students will receive mentorship from industry professionals to develop their projects. This program is free and the application deadline is May 26, 2023. Feel free to contact me at ehernandezrosas@davincischools.org for any questions.

Important links:


Link to Apply

ASMP Bridge Mentorship 2023 Flyer


By |May 22nd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Real World Mentorship for Emerging Photographers

DV Connect Lit Club- First Issue!

📣 Exciting News! 📚✨

🗓 TODAY: Monday, May 22nd!

📖 We are thrilled to announce the launch of the first issue of DV Connect Lit, titled “Breaking Barriers: Voices of Diversity and Inclusion”! 🌟🌍

🔥 Get ready to dive into a collection of thought-provoking essays, art, and inspiring poetry, all celebrating diversity and promoting a more inclusive world. 🌈✨

📲 But wait! How can you access the publication? 🤔

📸 Simply scan the QR code above to unlock the link! 📸

🎉 Spread the word and tag your friends who believe in the strength of diversity and inclusion! Let’s make a difference together! 👥❤️

#DVConnectLit #BreakingBarriers #VoicesOfDiversity #InclusionMatters #artforchange #DiverseVoices #InclusiveCommunity

By |May 22nd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on DV Connect Lit Club- First Issue!
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