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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Our community partner, South Bay Families Connected, offers our families a variety of youth wellness resources. For Mental Health Awareness Month, we feature their resource pages covering trending youth wellness topics on the minds of parents and caregivers:

Visit our own Da Vinci Families Connected page for more youth wellness resources from Da Vinci Schools and SBFC.

By |2024-05-17T12:19:52-07:00May 17th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on May is Mental Health Awareness Month

(Summer) WACAC Camp College-Virtual College Prep Bootcamp

WACAC Camp College is Coming!

We are excited to offer a pilot of Camp College, a 6 session virtual boot camp for YOUR students. All sessions will be on Wednesday afternoons at 4pm Pacific, beginning on May 15.

Student Registration Link:

Assets to share:

May 15: Building a college list

June 12: How college application decisions are made

June 19: Getting starting on your app: essays and activities

August 7: Personal Writing for the Common App and UC app

August 14: Avoiding Missed Opportunities on the Common app / UC app

August 21: Ask the Experts: Q & A for Common App & UC

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at

By |2024-05-09T08:45:10-07:00May 9th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on (Summer) WACAC Camp College-Virtual College Prep Bootcamp

Spring 2024 Immigrant Families Night event on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024, on El Camino College’s campus!

El Camino College invites Immigrant Families for an honest conversation-style presentation to address common fears, misconceptions, and unheard needs. Families will learn the responsibilities they must take on to support their students enroll in and graduate from college, as well as the resources that they are entitled to and how to access them. Finally, a call to action to get actively involved and encourage Higher Education among their families, friends, and neighbors.

Immigrant Families Night is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15th from 5:30pm until 8:30pm. It will take place at the Students Services Plaza which is located by Parking lot C and the Student Services Building on Manhattan Beach Blvd. There will be two presentations, one in English and one in Spanish.

The transition from high school to college can be challenging for students.  During the Immigrant Families Night, you will learn about:

  • Post-DACA: Why College is still worth it, pre-college checklist for parents and guardians, realities of first-gen student life, at-home support strategies, FERPA and other protections that make college safe, resources in college for undocumented students, and El Camino College’s commitment to their development and success.

You may register for our Immigrant Families Night in one of two ways:

  1. Please use your cell phone camera to scan this QR code to take you to the website:


Visit this website directly and RSVP online:

  1. *You may RSVP by sending an e-mail to, but we prefer you RSVP by scanning the QR code enclosed with your mobile camera or click on the registration link.

If you plan to attend Immigrant Families Night, please plan on parking in Lot C, Level 2 and above the day of the event.  Lot C is located off Manhattan Beach Blvd. Parking is free so please DO NOT PURCHASE A PARKING PERMIT FOR THE EVENT. I have enclosed a campus map and marked an “X” next to the location of our parent orientation. Food will be served. If you have any questions regarding the Immigrant Families Night, please contact me at 310-660-3593 extension 7811 or email me at 


By |2024-04-30T08:51:48-07:00April 30th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Spring 2024 Immigrant Families Night event on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024, on El Camino College’s campus!

ECC dual enrollment workshop this Saturday May 4th!

Date: Saturday May 4th, 2024
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00PM
Location: ECC East Dining Room (Above the Bookstore) (See our Campus Map)
Parking: Free in Lot C (2nd Level through 4th Level) – Handicap parking is available on the First Floor, Lot C.

Scroll for English and Spanish flyer

By |2024-04-29T15:34:48-07:00April 29th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ECC dual enrollment workshop this Saturday May 4th!

El Camino College Financial Aid Office is hosting a FREE Cash for College Financial Aid Event!

This event offers: Financial aid workshop for parents (Spanish/English), Scholarship Information, Financial Aid Application Assistance & Counseling, Assistance with Verification Process and Food and more.  This financial aid event is for new  & current students, prospective students, & the community.  If you need a sign language interpreter or real-time captions for this event, please contact at least 48 hour ahead.

This financial aid event is aimed at new current students, prospective students, and the community. Enjoy the following activities and resources:

∙ $1,500 Scholarship Raffle

∙ Financial Aid English/Spanish Workshops

∙ Financial Aid Application Assistance

∙ Scholarship Information

∙ Financial Aid Counseling

∙ Coffee and Donuts!

By |2024-04-25T09:25:08-07:00April 25th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on El Camino College Financial Aid Office is hosting a FREE Cash for College Financial Aid Event!

Apply now to be a UCLA Riordan Scholar! Rising 10th, 11th, 12th graders!



The Riordan Scholars Program

The Riordan Scholars Program targets 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who are college bound and interested in developing the necessary leadership skills to succeed in business and college. Scholars exemplify an extraordinary level of responsibility and devotion to their academic career. Click on the “Learn More” link below to learn more about the program!


Learn More



Eligibility Requirements


  • Rising high school sophomore, junior, or senior (limited space available for seniors)
  • Will be the first generation of their family to attend a four-year college in the United States
  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills and community service involvement
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Residing in or near the Los Angeles area


Curriculum Overview


  • 8 Saturday sessions at UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • Personal mentors who are UCLA Anderson MBA students
  • Real Estate and Stock Market competitions
  • SAT preparation workshops (for entering sophomores and juniors)
  • Guest lectures from top industry leaders
  • College application and financial aid workshops
  • Leadership development seminars


*ALL of the above is provided on a tuition-FREE basis!


Interested in enhancing your leadership skills and preparing for college?


Application Deadline: June 21, 2024- Click the “Apply Now” link below to apply!


Apply Now


For more information, contact:
Senior Program Manager, Cheyenne Luna







By |2024-04-24T10:02:28-07:00April 24th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Apply now to be a UCLA Riordan Scholar! Rising 10th, 11th, 12th graders!

Attention Seniors: Johnstone Scholarship is available to apply to!

On behalf of the WEF Scholarship Committee, I’d like to share that the 6th annual Johnstone Scholarship application is now open and ready for DaVinci Seniors to apply! If you can please pass this along to your Seniors, we would very much appreciate it. Applications are due Monday, May 5th. No late applications will be accepted. To apply PLEASE CLICK HERE

About the Johnstone Scholarship:

Through the Wiseburn Education Foundation, Dr. Tom and Terry Johnstone have set up a scholarship to help five lucky DaVinci seniors get a little head start their freshman year of college. As you may know, Dr. Johnstone was the superintendent here in Wiseburn for many years and played a significant role helping to open the high school. With his help, Wiseburn Education Foundation is thrilled to be able to offer scholarships to our high school seniors.


By |2024-04-22T11:20:21-07:00April 22nd, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Attention Seniors: Johnstone Scholarship is available to apply to!

Earth Day Spirit Week presented by The Community Service Club

Celebrate Earth Day with The Community Service Club! Show off your love for planet Earth by wearing an EARTH Element color according to your grade level on Monday 4/22 and Tuesday 4/23!

Seniors wear EARTH GREEN

Juniors wear WATER BLUE

Sophomores wear FIRE RED

Freshman wear AIR WHITE

Together we will make up the beautiful colors of Earth’s elements! Don’t forget to meet outside during lunch to take a picture and be featured on the Community Service Club instagram page! Send your fit checks to @ CommunityServiceDVConnect on Instagram!

By |2024-04-18T12:26:04-07:00April 18th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Earth Day Spirit Week presented by The Community Service Club

Free FAFSA/Dream Act application HELP! This weekend!


SoCal CAN is partnering with East Los Angeles College – Southeast Campus, Alliance for a Better Community and OC Alphas to host TWO Cash for College financial aid workshops this Saturday, April 20th. Students and parents/guardians can receive FREE 1:1 support with FAFSA or Dream Act application creation, review, and completion.

Attendees can also have general questions answered about FAFSA or CA Dream Act eligibility, guidance on what application is best for you today, plus problem solving support. All regardless of immigration status are welcome to attend!



Saturday, April 20 10AM – 2PM

Workshop #1:

ELAC South Gate Campus – Computer Lab 109

2340 Firestone Blvd

South Gate, CA 90280

Workshop #2:

Capital One Cafe at Irvine Spectrum Center

757 Spectrum Center Drive

Irvine, CA 92618

Through our partnership with L.A. Cash for College, students who attend can enter to win a $1,500 scholarship. Registration is not required, but encouraged.




The California Dream Act Application (CADAA) is now open for applicants with contributors who do not have a social security number and are unable to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) recently made this option available to allow students to meet the May 2, 2024, state and institutional financial aid priority deadlines.

Students and their non-SSN contributors who choose the CADAA option, should continue to pursue the account creation and identity verification process to successfully complete the 2024-25 FAFSA and maximize their financial aid opportunities. The CADAA does not provide access to federal student aid.


For more information on how students from mixed-status families can access the California Dream Act Application, visit the CSAC CADAA for Mixed Status Families webpage.

Resources and Support for Mixed Status Families:

·    “Are you in a Mixed Status Family & Struggling to File your First FAFSA?” Click here.

·    Frequently Asked Questions for Mixed Status Families. Click here.

·    CSAC CADAA for Mixed Status Families Webinar: Wednesday, April 24, 10am-11:15am Register here.


The U.S. Department of Education says corrections to FAFSA are widely available. They’ve also said schools should receive an updated transaction record within 1-3 business days and a student should be able to review a new FAFSA submission summary in the same time frame. Visit the California Student Aid Commission’s Instagram post for more information.



By |2024-04-17T08:29:25-07:00April 17th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Free FAFSA/Dream Act application HELP! This weekend!
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