César  E. Chávez Learning Academies

Pursuing Excellence in Public Education

January 29, 2014

In This Issue:
  • Welcome and Spotlight
  • Featured Resource
  • Upcoming Events
  • Job Opportunities
  

The Academies

Financial Aid and College Access Opportunities

  • AALA Scholarship - LINK
  • VUW Scholarship - LINK
  • College Greenlight's February Listings - LINK

 

 CCLA Spotlight: 
Make your voice heard on PERFORMANCE BASED BUDGETING

 

Happy New Year, Eagles!

 

Mayor Garcetti is preparing the first budget of his administration. By using what's known as "Performance Based Budgeting," he is working to ensure your tax dollars are being targeted toward the programs and services that matter most to our community.

 
In an effort to ensure that San Fernando Valley residents are informed and have an opportunity to weigh in on this new approach, Mayor Garcetti is hosting a "City Budget 101" event at Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch.

Date: Monday, February 3rd, 2014  
Time:  6-8pm
 
Location:  19700 Rinaldi St. Porter Ranch, CA 91326
  
This forum presents a great opportunity for the San Fernando Valley to learn, engage and make its voice heard. 

 

Please spread the word and make sure our community's well represented!

 

Best,

 

 Jennie, CCLA's Community School Coordinator 

Building B, Room 104

818-837-6391, jcarey@laep.org 

 

 

 

  

 

Important Reminder: The next CCLA Collaborative Meeting is on Thursday, February 13th - 1pm - B104!  

 

All CCLA community partners, parents, staff and students are invited and encouraged to join us at our monthly collaborative meeting. This monthly meeting is an opportunity for us to get together and collaborate on common interests and needs. Are you interested in recruiting for your organization or event? Do you need volunteers, or do you want to be a volunteer? Are you interested in parent engagement? Are you trying to survey students? Do you have concerns about CCLA? Do you want to get and share information? 

 

Come join us and be part of our partnership. 

 

We meet on the second Thursday of each month from 1-2:30 pm in Building B, Room 104. Light refreshments are served.  

Featured Opportunity: Camp CHLA!  

 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work as a health care professional? Camp CHLA is your chance to explore these exciting careers and is designed for high school students wishing to get into the profession. For five full days observe and participate in the daily activities of professionals.

 

At Camp CHLA, you will:

  • Observe medical procedures and job shadow health care professionals, as they care for patients.
  • Participate in skills lab, where you will learn how to take vital signs, perform CPR and acquire other essential skills for the medical field.
  • Gain exposure to different career paths by participating in presentations given by medical professionals in various specialties.
  • Debrief at the end of each day to reflect and share your experiences with other campers.
  • Get a firsthand look at health care through this life-changing opportunity.
 

Upcoming Events

 

TODAY

- Boys Soccer Game - Varsity - 2:30 pm, JV - 4:00 pm

- Boys Basketball Game - Frosh/Soph - 2:00 pm, Varsity - 5:00 pm 

- CCLA Youth Council - 3:30 pm - Building B, Room 104 - This group meets EVERY WEDNESDAY. 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.

 

TOMORROW

- Tutoring - 3:30 - 6:30 pm - LAPN Community Center (12602 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima) - Free tutoring is offered in partnership with UCLA on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To register, please call 818-899-5550. 

- Tutoring - 4:00 - 6:00 pm - El Nido Family Center (13460 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima) - In partnership with Pacoima Beautiful, a new tutoring session is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6pm through March 14th. For more information, please call 818-896-7776. 

- Visual Arts Class - 4:00 - 6:00 pm - Pacoima Community Center (11243 Glenoaks Blvd, #11, Pacoima) - This free class meets every Tuesday and Thursday.  

 

January 31st

- Girls Basketball Game - JV - 5:30 pm, Varsity, 7:00 pm 

- Girls Soccer Game - Varsity - 2:30 pm, JV - 4:00 pm

- LA PAZ Theatre Group - 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Maclay Community Center (12513 Gain St, Pacoima). - Join the LA Pacoima Art Zone Theatre Group to create and perform theatre, especially for community events. Parents and youth over 14 are welcome! This group meets EVERY FRIDAY. 

- Open Mic/Noches de Canto y Poesia -  8:00 pm - Tia Chucha's (13197 Gladstone Ave, Sylmar) - Tia Chucha's offers a Spanish and/or English night of song, poetry, spoken word, and community performances every Friday. 

 

February 1st

- Introduction to Yoga - 9:00 am - Tia Chucha's (13197 Gladstone Ave, Sylmar) - Registration is required, please call 818-939-3433 ASAP. This class meets every Saturday.  

- Cash for College - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - LA Mission College Campus Center (13556 Eldridge, Sylmar) OR Pacoima Family Source Center (11243 Glenoaks Blvd, Pacoima) - Come complete your FAFSA or DREAM Act application. 

- Free Tax Preparation5:00 - 7:00 pm - El Nido FamilySource Center (13460 Van Nuys Blvd) - If your household income is less than $52,000, come receive free tax preparation. This service is offered by appointment only. Please call 818-896-7776.  

- Kadima String Quartet Concert - 7:00 pm - La Galeria Gitana (120 N Maclay, San Fernando) - reservations required - 818-898-7708 or galeriagitana@verizon.net.

 

February 3rd

- Girls Basketball Game - Games start at 2:00 pm, Varsity should start at 5:00 pm 

- Girls Soccer Game - 2:30 pm - Varsity, 4:00 pm - JV

- Digital Arts Class - 3:30 pm - Building C, Room 310 - This class is on Mondays and Tuesdays, and it works with youth 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 and use of software programs. 

- Imagine Green - 3:30 pm - Building C, Room 317 - CCLA's Environmental Justice Club is open to all CCLA students and meets every Monday. For more information, please email Sandra - sramirez@pacoimabeautiful.org 

- Womyn's Circle - 3:30 pm - Building D, Room 104 - All CCLA young ladies are invited to join in this group to find solidarity and to build capacity. This group meets every Monday. For more information, please contact Jackie - jacqueline@youthspeakcollective.org 

- Free Tax Preparation5:00 - 7:00 pm - El Nido FamilySource Center (13460 Van Nuys Blvd) - If your household income is less than $52,000, come receive free tax preparation on Mondays through March 31st. This service is offered by appointment only. Please call 818-896-7776.   

- Folklorico Class - 6:15 pm - El Nido (13460 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima) - Registration is required, please call 818-939-3433 ASAP. This group meets every Monday.

-  Danza by Temachtia Quetzalcoatl - 7:00 pm - Tia Chucha's (13197 Gladstone Ave, Sylmar). This group meets every Monday. 

 

February 4th

- Beginner Guitar - 4:30 pm - El Nido (13460 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima) - Registration required. Please call 818-939-3433 ASAP. This class is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

- Intermediate Guitar - 6:30 pm - Tia Chucha's (13197 Gladstone Ave, Sylmar) - Registration required. Please call 818-939-3433 ASAP. This class is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

- YoungDads and YoungMoms - Evenings - Friends of the Family (15350 Sherman Way, Suite 140, Van Nuys) - for more information on joining these parenting groups, please call 818-988-4430. They meet every Tuesday. 

 - Mexihcayotl: Indigenous Knowledge Circle - 8:00 pm - Tia Chucha's (13197 Gladstone Ave, Sylmar). This group meets every Tuesday.

 

February 5th

- Girls Basketball Game - 2:30 pm - JV, 4:00 pm - Varsity

- Girls Soccer Game - 2:30 pm - Varsity, 4:00 pm - JV

 

February 6th

- PTSA Meeting - 3:45 pm - Parent Center

- Home Wresting Meet - 4:30 pm - Gym

- Son Jarocho - 4:30 pm - Tia Chucha's (13197 Gladstone Ave, Sylmar) - Registration is required, please call 818-939-3433 ASAP. This class is on Mondays and Thursdays

- Mural Class - 6:00 pm - El Nido (13460 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima) - Registration is required, please call 818-939-3433 ASAP. This class meets every Thursday.

 

February 7th  

- In the Words of Womyn: Writing Circle - 6:00 pm - Tia Chucha's (13197 Gladstone Ave, Sylmar). This group meets every Friday. 

 

February 8th

- Introduction to Yoga - 9:00 am - Tia Chucha's (13197 Gladstone Ave, Sylmar) - Registration is required, please call 818-939-3433 ASAP. This class meets every Saturday. 

- Cash for College - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Youth Source Center (11844 Glenoaks Blvd, San Fernando) - Come complete your FAFSA or DREAM Act Application. 

 

February 9th

- Women's Warrior Council - 10 am - Tia Chucha's (13197 Gladstone Ave, Sylmar). This group meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. 

    
Work Experience and Job Opportunities 
  • Youth Speak is hiring seniors, CCLA Alumni, and community members for a few positions and internships. Please visit this website to apply.  
  • Partners in Care is hiring for two director positions. You can see both positions here
  • A local food pantry is hiring a Supply and Inventory Coordinator. You can see the position here
  • Friends of the Family is hiring Home Visitors/Parent Educators. For more information, please visit this website.
  • Fresh and Easy is hiring Customer Assistants. The job application is here
  • Best Buy's Geek Squad is hiring. You can apply here!
  • Bank of America in Sylmar is hiring. You can apply here!
  • El Nido is hiring a Cal Learn Program Supervisor. For more information, please visit this website
  • LA2050 has new positions every week. All jobs are available at their website.
  • YPI is hiring for multiple positions. Please see their website for all openings
  • College Summit is looking for volunteers. For more information on how you can help, please email brosenbaum@collegesummit.org. 
  • Head Start and its affiliated agencies have many job postings. Click where it says "job seekers."

 

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

The CCLA News is made possible with support from the Stuart Foundation, Carol and James Collins Foundation, Roth Family Foundation, and the Federal Department of Education. We thank them for their continued support!