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.

 

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Announcements from Real World Learning Director (6.16.2022)

Hello Da Vinci Scholars and Families,

I hope you’re all enjoying the summer break!

Data 360 is hosting a Hip Hop Hackathon! The competition includes prizes up to $50K in software for turning your idea into a real project or startup and $200 in cash gift cards. PLUS get the scoop on apprenticeships and certifications for 50+ companies. Orientation, Pre-Qualification and Competition: June 20 – July 8, 2022. Open to all high school students. Apply here.

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

If you are interested in finding a job in the South Bay area, check out this listing of local businesses hiring this summer.

Direct any questions to Ms. Rodriguez at crodriguez@davincischools.org.

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Los Angeles County Free Summer Lunch and Snack Program has begun!

free lunch

Come join the fun at any of these 47 locations for the free lunch program! Children and youth ages 18 and under receive a free, nutritious lunch and snack that include vegetables, fruits, seeds and healthy dairy products like milk, string cheese and yogurt.

June 13 – August 5 
Monday to Friday
Lunch is served from 12 to 1 p.m.
Snack is served from 3 to 4 p.m.

Meals are available for dine-in only at the enclosed designated areas. Lunch and snack are for youth participants only.

*Please note that there will be no lunch and snack on June 20 and July 4.

 

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free lunch flyer

¡Únase a la diversión en cualquiera de estos 47 lugares para el programa de almuerzo gratis! Los niños y jóvenes de 18 años y menores reciben un almuerzo y una merienda gratis y nutritivos que incluyen vegetales, frutas, semillas y productos lácteos saludables como leche, queso en tiras y yogur.

13 de junio – 5 de agosto
Lunes a viernes
El almuerzo se sirve de 12 a 1 p.m.
La merienda se sirve de  3 a 4 p.m.

Las comidas están disponibles para cenar solo en las áreas designadas adjuntas. Solo son para participantes jóvenes.

*Tenga en cuenta que no habrá almuerzo ni merienda el 20 de junio y el 4 de julio.

 

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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.

By |2022-06-09T13:39:53-07:00June 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Announcements from Real World Learning Director (6.9.2022)

Last Day of School Year info!

Hello Connect High School students and families-

Thank you all for a wonderful year!

Here is one last Summer Program, available to students to apply! Its a fairly quick turnaround, so if you are intereted please apply soon!

LA County high school studentscan apply to participate in a two-week, fully funded, augmented reality (AR) workshop. Otis and Snap are partnering to bring students Snap Lens Lab @ Otis College, an exciting hands-on learning lab, giving students the chance to combine the power of AR with their own creativity to visualize, draw, develop, and share dynamic experiences.

The program is geared toward high school students from underserved communities, and 15 full scholarships are available. Snap Lens Lab @ Otis College runs Monday through Friday from July 18th-29th from 9am-4pm. There is a simple application due on June 13, so I am eager to share about this incredible opportunity. No prior experience or skills are required to participate in this program!

I am attaching a copy of an informational flyer so you may share this great opportunity with your students and networks. Students can submit their application to be considered here, with the application period closing on Monday, June 13th, so don’t delay!

More information about the program can be found at: https://www.otis.edu/snap-lens-lab-otis-college

Learning Log #7 is is due by TONIGHT at 11:59pm! Please make sure you completely fill it out completely and attach approporiate work samples! Thank you for all your hard work on these!

For next year’s academic calendar, CLICK HERE and scroll down to “Da Vinci Connect & Da Vinci Extension (2022-23)”.

Have a wonderful Summer Break!

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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.

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Weekly Update

Happy Friday DV Connect students and families,

Below is next week’s schdule, please note Monday is the observance of the Memorial Day Holiday and there is no school on this day:

Also, please note that next week is Exhibition, with 10th, 11th, 12th graders Exhibition on Tuesday 5/31, 6pm-8pm, and 9th graders Exhibition on Friday 6/3, 6pm-8pm. Please note that masks will be required to attend this event. Please see the following letter about Exhibition:

Don’t forget to check the DAILY TRACKER– a one stop shop for all asynchronous and synchrounous work/assignments, due dates, projects, office hours times and links, etc. Its the best way to keep up to date and on track in your classes- for students and parents/guardians. Its also a great tool to build your asynch days. And don’t hesitiate to reach out to your teacher should you have any questions. All the same information that is on the Daily Tracker is also in each teacher’s Google Classrooms. The end of the semester is in 6 days, time to finish strong!

CLICK HERE to take a look at the Summer Opportunitites blog post for some great opportunities to intern, volunteer, job shadow, etc.! This is a great way to stay busy this Summer, maybe earn some extra money, and add to your resume and any potential college application!

Upcoming Dates:

  • 5/31 10th, 11th and 12th Grade Exhibition 6pm-8pm
  • 6/3 9th Grade Exhibition 6pm-8pm
  • 6/7 Last Day of School AND Learning Log #7 DUE BY 11:59pm
  • 6/8 All School BBQ at 12501 S. Isis Ave (Connect K8 Campus) 10am-1pm
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BSU Juneteenth Celebration TODAY!

This is the BSU’s LAST event of the year and we hope you’ll join us! Our Juneteenth Celebration is TODAY, Friday May 27th after school from 3:30-4:45. We’re having music, games and giving you an environment to finally unwind before we end the school year. Come celebrate and support!

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Attention Juniors: UCSB Freshman Info Sessions this Summer!

UC Application and PIQ Summer Workshops for Freshman

Starting in July, UCSB Admissions is excited to help you and your students learn about the UC Santa Barbara admissions selection process through virtual workshops. Register for ‘UCSB Freshman Selection’ and/or a ‘Virtual Campus Admissions Presentation.’

Our ‘UC Application’ and ‘Personal Insight Question (PIQ)’ workshops will take place throughout July and August.

Click on register for a virtual freshman event

 

 

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