Real World Learning

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!

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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.

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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.

By |2024-01-19T14:15:18-08:00January 19th, 2024|Real World Learning|Comments Off on Announcements From Real World Learning Director (1.19.2024)

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

By |2024-01-18T14:18:45-08:00January 18th, 2024|Real World Learning|Comments Off on Announcements from Real World Learning Director (1.18.2024)

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.

By |2024-01-04T16:41:11-08:00January 4th, 2024|Real World Learning|Comments Off on Announcements from Real World Learning Director (1.4.2024)

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.

By |2023-12-14T13:07:55-08:00December 14th, 2023|Real World Learning|Comments Off on Announcements from Real World Learning Director (12.14.2023)

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.

By |2023-12-08T15:30:10-08:00December 8th, 2023|Real World Learning|Comments Off on Announcements from Real World Learning Director (12.8.2023)

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)
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