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Announcements from Real World Learning Director (12.6.2023)

Hello Da Vinci Families,

We hope you are all enjoying the fall season! As we continue striving to support all our students to reach their goals beyond high school, we are excited to learn more about the real-world impact our school is having on your lives.

During this semester, our school blogs have been promoting exciting real-world experiences, from eye-opening career events to connecting students to inspiring people. We want to capture the essence of these moments and celebrate the impact they have on our community.

How Can You Contribute?

We invite you to share your personal photos, quotes, anecdotes, or stories related to the real-world experiences we’ve highlighted on our announcements. Your contributions will not only help us create a more vibrant and connected community but also showcase the unique and valuable experiences our school provides.

What to Share:

  • Memorable photos from school events or outings.
  • Quotes or reflections from your child about their favorite experiences.
  • Anecdotes or stories that highlight the positive impact of our real-world learning initiatives.

How to Submit:

  • Email your contributions to crodriguez@davincischools.org or text them to 424-209-7683.
  • Include your child’s name, Da Vinci School, grade, and a brief description with each submission.
  • Feel free to share as much or as little as you’d like – every contribution is valued!

Deadline for Submissions: Friday, December 15

We look forward to seeing the world through your eyes and sharing these moments with our extended Da Vinci family! 

By |2023-12-06T12:22:16-08:00December 6th, 2023|Real World Learning|Comments Off on Announcements from Real World Learning Director (12.6.2023)

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (11.30.2023)

The Real World Learning Team Presents: RWL Workshops

Career-Learning Opportunity- Today!
November 30th, 4-5 PM
Real World Learning Center @ 201 N. Douglas

We will be welcoming an exciting guest speaker, Andrea Howard, to share her experiences as a birth and postpartum doula!

Learn more about amazing RWL Opportunities here!
Questions can be directed to Nordia Simmonds, the Real World Learning Coordinator, at @nsimmonds@davincischools.org.

By |2023-11-30T11:45:08-08:00November 30th, 2023|Real World Learning|Comments Off on Announcements from Real World Learning Director (11.30.2023)

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (11.28.2023)

For students interested in art:

Angels Gate Cultural Center is hosting their Fall 2023 Open Art Studios Day, December 2nd, 12-4pm.

Location:
Angels Gate Cultural Center
3601 S. Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

Open Studios Day is a free, all-ages event that provides a glimpse into the process, art, and lives of local artists who create at Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC). Over 50 local artists will open their studio doors to the public for a peek into their art practice and an opportunity to purchase their work. The event includes many avenues to engage with art and support local artists, and coincides with an Artist Talk and Gallery Walkthrough of RED EARTH GAZE in the AGCC gallery.

Free events will take place throughout the day, including a Family Art Workshop for all ages, live demonstrations from AGCC’s roster of Community Classes, and a mural unveiling of AGCC’s Teen Mural Club latest large-scale public art piece on site. Visitors will be able to purchase creations by local artists in a Holiday Art Sale in Building H.

 

For students interested in a career in the film industry:

The  NewFilmmakers Los Angeles’ Student Mentorship Program has an upcoming session on Sunday, December 10th, and they still have 6 spots available for students. 

Below is a general overview of the program:

  • Each student is only allowed to participate once and they must be a current LA County-based high school student. Participants will be paired with a production mentor during their time on set and will learn about directing, cinematography, lighting, producing, sound mixing and more. Students will also have the opportunity to meet the filmmakers on set and also receive IMDB credit for their participation.
  • The program is held on Sundays, once a month, from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm. 
  • Location: TBD
  • Lunch and snacks will be provided to the students.

What you need to do:

  • Students must  send their application via this link.
  • Parents/guardians must sign the release forms and send them to nfmlacinesessions@gmail.com
  • Please make sure to inform the student to regularly check their email and respond to the invitation as soon as possible to reserve a spot. 

Spots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. NewFilmmakers will send a confirmation email to the student once they have been admitted to the program, so please remind them to check their inbox/spam folder regularly.

 

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

By |2023-11-28T10:54:09-08:00November 28th, 2023|Real World Learning|Comments Off on Announcements from Real World Learning Director (11.28.2023)

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (11.17.2023)

For students interested in a career in the Cleantech industry:

Join UNITE-LA for our Future Forward Forum on Wednesday, November 29th, from 4:15-6pm, on Zoom. This is a great chance to learn about Apprenticeship, Certification, and Credential opportunities in the Cleantech industry. Leaders from Cleantech will provide an overview of the Cleantech industry, opportunities available, and insight needed to help move your future forward.

Click here to RSVP.

For students interested in a career in the medical field:

Cedars-Sinai is hosting an in-person, Healthcare Immersion Program for high school students on Tuesday, December 19th from 9:00am-12:00pm. For students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare, this is an exclusive true-to-life experience often only available to hospital staff. Overall, this program allows students to be exposed to advanced medical experience workshops tailored to train and engage motivated students.

Interested students will need to pay $250 for admission into the event. Please follow this link to learn more.

Location:
Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills, Pavilion, Street Level
127 S. San Vicente Blvd. Suite A1300, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

The program is delivered in-person and will be led by experienced medical professionals such as Physicians, Nurses, and Allied Health Professionals who are experts in the field. The sessions include a variety of workshops. Below is a list of some of the workshops the program offers:

1. Introduction to Cardiac Arrest
2. Introduction to Airway Management
3. Introduction to Laparoscopic Surgery
4. How to Stop the Bleed
5. Introduction to Labor & Delivery and MORE!

 

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

By |2023-11-17T14:19:33-08:00November 17th, 2023|Real World Learning|Comments Off on Announcements from Real World Learning Director (11.17.2023)

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (11.16.2023)

The Real World Learning Team Presents: RWL Workshops

Networking Workshop- Today! 
November 16th, 4-5 PM
Real World Learning Center @ 201 N. Douglas

Join the Real World Learning Coordinator, Nordia Simmonds, for conversations about making your network work for you. You can expect to walk away from the workshop with practical tips to grow and maintain a thriving network that you can leverage to launch you into your dream career!

Career-Learning Opportunity
November 30th, 4-5 PM
Real World Learning Center @ 201 N. Douglas

We will be welcoming an exciting guest speaker, Andrea Howard, to share her experiences as a birth and postpartum doula!

Learn more about amazing RWL Opportunities here!
Questions can be directed to Nordia Simmonds, the Real World Learning Coordinator, at @nsimmonds@davincischools.org.

By |2023-11-16T10:08:29-08:00November 16th, 2023|Real World Learning|Comments Off on Announcements from Real World Learning Director (11.16.2023)

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (11.9.2023)

Youth Climate Action

Youth Climate Action by Cool OC is an event dedicated to youth interested in making a difference in the fight against climate change. This event is on Saturday, November 18 from 1:30 pm to 5 pm located at 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine. This in-person event lets you connect with like-minded individuals passionate about saving our planet, featuring a special guest from Irvine City Council.

Come enjoy refreshments and several chances to win a $50 gift card! In addition, be able to earn volunteer hours while making an impact. At Youth Climate Action, you can engage in inspiring discussions about climate issues. Together, we can make a significant impact. Use your voice and learn how you can help!

To register, please click here.


Youth Thanksgiving Celebration 2023

Presented by World of Wonder, join the Los Angeles LGBT Center on Saturday, November 18 from 11am-1pm to celebrate Thanksgiving with a free warm meal, specialty beverages, a drag performance, music and dancing, raffles, and more! FREE for all LGBTQ+ youth ages 24 and younger and their friends. To register, please click here.

Location:

Los Angeles LGBT Center – Pride Hall
1118 North McCadden Place Los Angeles, CA 90038


Brothers Code

Brothers Code is an interactive, in-person event for middle school and high school students of color hosted on Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 8:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at USC during Computer Science Education Week. Students will learn more about the skills and networks that can guide them to exciting opportunities and careers within the technology sector. To register, please click here.

Location:

USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience
1002 Childs Way Los Angeles, CA 90089

At Brothers Code, youth participants will:
Play with technology while practicing coding and programming skills
Explore the vast range of career opportunities within the tech sector
Learn about the various pathways that can lead to participation in the tech sector
Investigate the various ways they can leverage technology to strengthen their communities and reach their goals
Network with enthusiastic tech sector professionals from a range of backgrounds

Additionally, the event will be a concurrent program for adults. Parents, guardians, teachers, administrators, counselors, champions, and any other interested adults can register and learn how they might support young people to pursue technology pathways.

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

By |2023-11-09T12:28:17-08:00November 9th, 2023|Real World Learning|Comments Off on Announcements from Real World Learning Director (11.9.2023)

Da Vinci Schools Apparel and Merchandise Store Now Open!

Dear Da Vinci Students, Families, and Staff,

Da Vinci is launching a new Apparel and Merchandise store that will be open for a limited pre-order period on MySchoolBucks!

Students, families and staff can pre-order pullover or zip-up hoodies and polo shirts in youth to adult sizes with your school’s two-color, silk-screened logo. In addition, you can order limited edition 15th Anniversary ceramic mugs and water bottles, and new Da Vinci tote bags!

Place your order today through MySchoolBucks.

The pre-order period ends on Sunday, Nov. 19th at 11:59 p.m.

Once the pre-ordered items are produced, they will be delivered to each school site for distribution through your front offices.

Click HERE to order!

By |2023-11-09T11:47:09-08:00November 9th, 2023|Student Life|Comments Off on Da Vinci Schools Apparel and Merchandise Store Now Open!

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (11.7.2023)

For Students Interested in a Career in the Music Industry:

The Music Forward Foundation’s mission is to champion a more inclusive music industry by providing internships, mentorship, and resources to grow professionally. Students are welcome to submit their resumes to be considered for future opportunities by clicking here.

If you need support with your resume, please reach out to Ms. Nordia Simmonds at nsimmonds@davincischools.org or Ms. Crissel Rodriguez at crodriguez@davincischools.org.
Connect High School students, please reach out to Ms. Evelyn Hernandez-Rosas at ehernandezrosas@davincischools.org.

 

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

By |2023-11-07T11:25:24-08:00November 7th, 2023|Real World Learning|Comments Off on Announcements from Real World Learning Director (11.7.2023)

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (11.6.2023)

Apply to become a creative intern with Teens Media Network (TMN):

Teens Media Network (TMN) is currently looking for young, creative minds to join us on an exciting adventure to create a youth media network. We need multimedia producers (content creators), graphic designers, copywriters, social media managers, and PR professionals (event producers).

Apply now to be a part of something unique, exciting, and innovative! Applications are due Thursday, November 9.

If you need support with your application, please reach out to Ms. Nordia Simmonds at nsimmonds@davincischools.org.

Connect High School students, please reach out to Ms. Evelyn Hernandez-Rosas at ehernandezrosas@davincischools.org.

 

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

By |2023-11-06T09:32:36-08:00November 6th, 2023|Real World Learning|Comments Off on Announcements from Real World Learning Director (11.6.2023)

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (11.1.2023)

 

The Real World Learning Team Presents: RWL Workshops

Networking Workshop
November 16th, 4-5 PM
Real World Learning Center @ 201 N. Douglas

Join the Real World Learning Coordinator, Nordia Simmonds, for conversations about making your network work for you. You can expect to walk away from the workshop with practical tips to grow and maintain a thriving network that you can leverage to launch you into your dream career!

Career-Learning Opportunity
November 30th, 4-5 PM
Real World Learning Center @ 201 N. Douglas

We will be welcoming an exciting guest speaker, Andrea Howard, to share her experiences as a birth and postpartum doula!

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

By |2023-11-01T11:04:53-07:00November 1st, 2023|Real World Learning|Comments Off on Announcements from Real World Learning Director (11.1.2023)
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