César  E. Chávez Learning Academies

Pursuing Excellence in Public Education

May 29, 2013

In This Issue:
  • Welcome and Spotlight
  • Featured Resources
  • Get Involved,
    Be Involved
  • Upcoming Events
  • Job Opportunities

The Academies

 CCLA Spotlight: 
Summer Is Almost Here! 


Hello Eagles!


 This is it! The final Eagle Newsletter of the school year. As we get ready for summer, I wanted to devote this publication to sharing summer opportunities. "Summer learning loss" is especially persistent in youth from low income communities. In fact, 50% of the achievement gap between low- and high-income youth is attributed to summer learning loss (Alexander, Entwisle, & Olson, 2007) due to barriers related to cost and proximity. With the majority of our campus classifying as "low-income" per free and reduced lunch data, I wanted to make sure that our community was not left behind.


Here is a list of some of the summer programming available in our community at little to no cost. I will be updating this list on my facebook page or you can email questions as you have them over the summer.


**Important: do you receive free or reduced-price lunch? Meals are still available in the summer! No one in our community should go hungry.**


In early to mid-June, the summer meal sites will be posted at  http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/sh/sn/summersites.asp. Also, parents can call site directors listed under the 2012 Summer Feeding Map to determine if meals will be served at the same locations in 2013. There is also a Hunger Hotline to get more information on meal sites - 1-866-3HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273).


 Thank you for a wonderful year, congrats to our graduating seniors, and have a safe and healthy summer.




 Jennie, CCLA's Community School Coordinator 

818-837-6392, jcarey@laep.org 

Featured Resources: Local Summer Programming!


Youth Speak Collective

- Digital Arts, Visual Arts, Youth Council, and Womyn's Circle

- Contact: Mayra Esparza - mayra@youthspeakcollective.org or 818-890-2928 

- Address: 11243 Glenoaks Blvd, Pacoima

- Website: http://www.youthspeakcollective.org


Yo! Valley

- Boxing, College Prep, Arts, Media, Sports, Leadership, Field Trips 

- Address: 11844 Glenoaks Blvd, San Fernando

- Website: http://www.facebook.com/YOValley


Pacoima Beautiful

- Summer Institute - students learn about the environment, A-G requirements, field trips to universities, organizing skills. Registration required!

- Contact: Osbaldo Robles - orobles@pacoimabeautiful.org

- Address: 11243 Glenoaks Blvd, Pacoima

- Website: http://www.pacoimabeautiful.org


The Unusual Suspects

- Free, week long theatre program (6/10-6/14) - in "Forum Theatre," participants explore and stage themes and issues in their community, culminating in a performance on June 14. In this unique theatre form, the audience is asked to participate on stage to resolve conflicts and provide positive outcomes to the situations seen in the play.

- Contact: Joyce Lee - joyce@theunusualsuspects.org or 213-488-8488 x 207

- Address: CCLA's MultiPurpose Room - 1001 Arroyo Ave, San Fernando

- Website: http://www.theunusualsuspects.org/index.php


The GR818ers

- Hip Hop workshops and Flava of the Month Events (popping battles, all styles battles, guest DJs)

- Contact: the.gr818ers@gmail.com

- Address: Workshops are held at Yo! Valley - 11844 Glenoaks Blvd, San Fernando

- Website: http://www.facebook.com/TheGR818ERS


Boys and Girls Club

- Keystone Club (leadership development), Ceramics, Painting, Arts and Crafts, Wrestling, Martial Arts, and more

- Contact: Nicole Chase - nicole.chase@bgcsfv.org

- Address: 11243 Glenoaks Blvd, Pacoima

- Website: http://www.bgcsfv.org/


Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural and Bookstore

- FLYER - yoga, hiking, jewelry making, painting, storytelling, indigenous knowledge circle, danza, hip hop, family zumba, writing workshops, open mic, guitar, son jarocho and more

- Contact: Silverio Pelayo - tiachuchabookstore@gmail.com

- Address: 13197-A Gladstone Ave, Sylmar

- Website: http://www.tiachucha.org/


Sylmar Library

- Yoga, Videogames, Storytelling, Paper Airplane Making, African Drumming, and more

- Contact: Dana Eklund - deklund@lapl.org - 818-367-6102

- Address: 14561 Polk St, Sylmar

- Website: http://www.facebook.com/SylmarLibrary



- Nury Martinez's Campaign - call and visit voters - contact volunteer@nurymartinez.com or 818-962-0047

- Total Family Support Clinic - tutoring, reading books to kids - 13788 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar - contact admin@totalfamilysupport.org

- MEND - complete a volunteer application form at 10641 San Fernando Rd, Pacoima - 818-897-2443 or email volunteering@mendpoverty.org

- Project Youth Green - contact Brianda for volunteer dates - brianda@youthspeakcollective.org


Summer Employment for Youth

- Register: http://www.summerjobsla.com/intro.html

- Raul Bocanegra is offering a summer internship program for students looking to learn about government and the legislative process. Please call 818-504-3911 to sign up.


In addition, all of the local parks will have youth programming and family events. Please visit your local park for more information.


Lastly, if you need transportation, please look into getting a free or reduced-price bus pass. http://www.metro.net/projects/rider_relief/

Upcoming Events



- Eagle Baseball in the CIF Los Angeles City Section Semi Finals! - 3pm - USC Dedeaux Field!


May 31st

Theater Performance with The Unusual Suspects and San Fernando High School students - 4 pm - 11133 Omelveny Ave, San Fernando, CA 91340. RSVP: RSVP@theunusualsuspects.org or 213-488-8488 x201 


June 1st-2nd

Relay for Life - Pacoima - 9am-9am - Pacoima Charter School (11016 Norris Ave, Pacoima) - http://www.relayforife.org/pacoimaCA


June 4th

People's Planning School - 6-7:30 pm - Pacoima Beautiful (11243 Glenoaks Blvd, Pacoima - Room 8) - Grow your skills in local environmental justice advocacy and leadership with Pacoima Beautiful (every Tuesday through June 18th). Childcare is available. For more information, contact Yvette Lopez at 818-899-2454 x103.


June 6th

Training for CBOs - Tobacco Prevention and Control - 9-11am - Pacoima District Office (13520 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima) - Learn about tobacco trends, policy, advocacy, and behavioral health integration).  Register at this link.


June 15th

Free Mental Health Education Course - 9-11:30am - El Nido (13460 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima) - Free 12 week course to learn about diagnosis, medications, emergencies, and communication with loved ones from supportive instructors.

Work Experience and Job Opportunities 
  • Best Buy and Lowe's are both hiring for positions in Pacoima. Please click on the links to apply online for open positions.

  • Taco Bell in San Fernando is hiring for a cashier position.

  • College Summit is looking for volunteer writing and college coaches for their summer workshops. For more information, click here

  • Neighborhood Legal is hiring a Development Director - LINK.

  • The Best Friends Animal Society in Mission Hills is hiring for multiple positions - LINK.

  • YPI is hiring for multiple positions. Please see the website - http://www.ypiusa.org/about-us/join-the-team/

  • Head Start and its affiliated agencies have many job postings. Click where it says "job seekers."

  • El Nido is hiring for multiple positions. See postings on their website.

  • Looking for more information on job opportunities? Check out the WorkSource website! The NorthEast San Fernando Valley WorkSource is on Glenoaks at the 118 Freeway.

  • Chrysalis - Offers job search classes, employment listings, trainings, resume prep and more. Call 818-794-4200 or visit 14015 Van Nuys Blvd, Ste. E, Pacoima 

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!