César  E. Chávez Learning Academies

Pursuing Excellence in Public Education

June 4, 2014

In This Issue:
  • Get Ready for Summer
  • Job Opportunities
  

The Academies

 CCLA Spotlight: 
Make the most of your summer!

  

Hello Eagles!

  

As school ends tomorrow and this will be the last newsletter until August, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you a great summer. Campus will still be busy with activity thanks to summer school and summer bridge programs. In addition, many of our community partners are offering free summer programming and resources that you can explore below. 

 

With that said, have a wonderful summer, and we'll see you on August 12th for our first day of school!

  

Best,

  

 Jennie, CCLA's Community School Coordinator 

jcarey@laep.org 

  

  


Your Guide to Summer Opportunities

 

MONDAYS

- DIGITAL ARTS - Noon-2pm - Pacoima Community Center (11243 Glenoaks Blvd, #10, Pacoima) - The Digital Arts program works with youth from the community to create film based projects as well as learning the systems and techniques that are involved. The program includes hands-on project based learning, as well as in-class theory, software, and use of programs. The youth from the program create short documentaries about issues that are important to them, and currently the youth in this program are creating a documentary about the struggles of youth in Pacoima. For more information, contact Maria Arteaga - maria@youthspeakcollective.org 

- YOUTH COUNCIL - 12:30-2:30 pm, Mondays and Wednesdays - Starts June 23rd - Pacoima Community Center (11243 Glenoaks Blvd, #10, Pacoima) - For time, contact Maria - maria@youthspeakcollective.org - Youth Council is a youth empowerment program where youth identify, document and analyze problems in their community that they would like to address through community development projects. Youth act as planners and stakeholders in all programs, and in the process they acquire new competencies and find a positive sense of self-worth, purpose, and identity.

- DANZA TEMACHTIA QUETZALCOATL - 7-9 pm - Tia Chucha's (13197 Gladstone Ave, Sylmar) Learn Danza Azteca step by step. Danza Temachtia Quetzalcoatl is strongly committed to providing a place for physical, social, cultural, and spiritual growth. For more information, contact head danzante Monique Orozco at 818-270.6580.

 

TUESDAYS

- WOMYN'S CIRCLE - Noon-2pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays - Creative Tech Center (11243 Glenoaks Blvd. Suite #10, Pacoima) - For more information, contact Maria - maria@youthspeakcollective.org 

- SUMMER MUSIC SEMINAR - 3-7pm (starts July 1st) - Tuesdays and Thursdays - San Fernando Recreation Park (208 Park Ave) - Please register immediately using this form. All information and questions should be directed to the contact listed on the form.  

- VISUAL ARTS - 4-6pm - Creative Tech Center (11243 Glenoaks Blvd. Suite #10, Pacoima) -  Link to Flyer - For more information, contact Leslie - leslie@youthspekacollective.org - The Visual Arts program is designed to teach participants basic art and street design concepts such as line, shape, color, texture, and composition. Youth learn all forms of artistic expression and use art as a tool for community development, social change and individual growth. Every semester youth have a chance to participate in an art show or help develop a mural in their community.

- UNITE FREE DANCE SESSIONS WITH THE GR818ERS6-19pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays - YO! Valley (11844 Glenoaks Blvd, San Fernando) 

- MEXICAYOTL - 8-9:30 PM - Tia Chucha's (13197 Gladstone Ave, Sylmar) - This workshop is to develop our own cultural-historical lens through which we can interpret and analyze life. This is achieved by critically analyzing history through the indigenous perspective and by academically challenging the "official history" taught in educational institutions. 

 

WEDNESDAYS

- DIGITAL ARTS - Noon-2pm - Pacoima Community Center (11243 Glenoaks Blvd, #10, Pacoima) -  For more information, contact Maria Arteaga - maria@youthspeakcollective.org   

- YOUTH COUNCIL - 12:30-2:30 pm, Mondays and Wednesdays - Starts June 23rd - Pacoima Community Center (11243 Glenoaks Blvd, #10, Pacoima) - For time, contact Maria - maria@youthspeakcollective.org - Youth Council is a youth empowerment program where youth identify, document and analyze problems in their community that they would like to address through community development projects. Youth act as planners and stakeholders in all programs, and in the process they acquire new competencies and find a positive sense of self-worth, purpose, and identity.

- YUTEP - Youth United Towards Environmental Protection - 4:30-6:30 pm - Pacoima Community Center (11243 Glenoaks Blvd, Pacoima) - Link to Flyer - For more information, contact Sandra Ramirez - sramirez@pacoimabeautiful.org  

 

THURSDAYS

- WOMYN'S CIRCLE - Noon-2pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays - Creative Tech Center (11243 Glenoaks Blvd. Suite #10, Pacoima) - For more information, contact Maria - maria@youthspeakcollective.org  

- SUMMER MUSIC SEMINAR - 3-7pm (starts July 1st) - Tuesdays and Thursdays - San Fernando Recreation Park (208 Park Ave) - Please register immediately using this form. All information and questions should be directed to the contact listed on the form. 

- VISUAL ARTS - 4-6pm - Creative Tech Center (11243 Glenoaks Blvd. Suite #10, Pacoima) -  Link to Flyer - For more information, contact Leslie - leslie@youthspekacollective.org 

- UNITE FREE DANCE SESSIONS WITH THE GR818ERS - 6-19pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays - YO! Valley (11844 Glenoaks Blvd, San Fernando)

MARTIAL ARTS CLASS - 7-8 pm - David Gonzales Recreational Center (10943 Herrick Ave., Arleta/Pacoima) - For more information, Hugo Cortinez - hcortinez@pacoimabeautiful.org

 

FRIDAYS

- IN THE WORDS OF WOMYN - 6-7:30pm - Tia Chucha's (13197 Gladstone Ave, Sylmar) - This workshop strives to create and foster a safe space in which womyn explore and develop their identities as a writer.  

- NOCHES DE CANTO Y POESIA - 8-10 pm (1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays) - Tia Chucha's (13197 Gladstone Ave, Sylmar) - Son un tiempo dedicado a musicos, poetas, y cantantes de la comunidad para que expresen su arte en espanol o con influencia Latina. Entrada gratis. 

- OPEN MIC: MUSIC AND SPOKEN WORD - 8-10pm (2nd and 4th Fridays) - Tia Chucha's (13197 Gladstone Ave, Sylmar) - Open Mic is a welcoming, creative sanctuary where people are encouraged to share their thoughts, feelings and talents through various styles of expression. This can be a poem, story, song, joke, freestyle or just something they feel the need to express. Everyone is welcome. The event is free. 

 

SATURDAYS

- PROJECT YOUTH GREEN - Volunteer on the first Saturday of the month - Roger Jessup Park (12467 Osborne St, Pacoima). To volunteer, contact Danaelle - danaelle@youthspeakcollective.org. - Project Youth Green targets low-income youth and families who have no access to green space, fruits and vegetables or hands-on educational opportunities. Two acres of the garden are devoted to the Learning Garden, an area created specifically for the educational development of youth. The other 2 acres are devoted to a 60-plot Family Gardeners Program, fruit tree orchard, walking paths and physical education space. The Family Gardeners Program is where families have their own plot to grow fresh fruits and vegetables, have access to nutritional information in order to make fresh produce a sustainable part of their diet. 

 

SUNDAYS

- GROUP HIKING - 9-11am on the 1st Sunday of the Month - Veteran's Park (13000 Sayre St, Sylmar) - Join Tia Chucha's Hiking Group to stay fit and healthy. Wear exercise clothes and bring drinking water. Please contact the facilitator through email for details and locations - s_presz.32@hotmail.com 

- COACIHUAH YAOQUIZQUEH (WOMEN'S WARRIOR COUNCIL) - 10 am-Noon on 2nd and 4th Sundays - This group empowers women via group discussions and interactive presentations. The objective is to enable women to be self-reliant and thus flourish to their full potential. 

- COLLECTIVE SOUL REBEL RADIO -  6:00pm - 3729 Cahuenga Blvd, North Hollywood - attend workshops on radio production, board operation, and programming as part of a show aired monthly on KPFK. The show is aimed at young people and also made by young inspiring people using music, doing interviews, original skits etc. For more information, contact Daniel at 8180606-6473 or danny.vaquera.galvan@gmail.com.

 

ONGOING

- NEW SKATE PARK - Opens tomorrow! - http://californiaskateparks.com/2014/05/sheldon-skatepark-opens-june-5th/ 

- EVENTS AT SYLMAR LIBRARY - For summer book clubs, teen opportunities, and cultural events, please contact Dana Eklund - deklund@lapl.org 

- SUMMER OF LEARNING - http://summeroflearning.la/

 

    
Work Experience and Job Opportunities

 

If you would like to include an announcement, please email jcarey@laep.org.

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