Monday, April 21, 2014

California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) California Scholars

For more than five years, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) California Scholars program has proudly recognized and rewarded the educational excellence and personal achievement of California college-bound high school seniors and accomplished post-secondary students enrolled in colleges and universities.
The CLBC California Scholars program awards financial assistance scholarships to a select group of deserving students. College costs can be a roadblock to educational opportunities for students striving to complete their college education.
The financial scholarship assistance provided by the CLBC California Scholars program helps qualified students pay for a portion of their college costs.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

MANA Family Health Fair Info and Volunteer Signup

MANA Family Health Fair Info and Volunteer Signup

Health Screening Services from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Click here to VOLUNTEER at the health fair.

The Health Fair will offer the following FREE services to enhance families’ health:

• Clinical Breast Exams and Mammograms: Only for women 40+ years, low income, and uninsured or under-insured
• Cervical Cancer Screenings: Only for women 25+ years, low income, and uninsured or under-insured
• Other health screenings such as cholesterol and glucose (fasting may be required), blood pressure, bone density, vision, body mass index, and HIV testing.
• Vaccines and physicals (only for children 2 months to 18 years old who qualify; shot record required)
• HPV screening (only for women who qualify, 19-26 years old, low income and uninsured)
• Childcare available


Download the flyer in english and spanish.
April 26th, 2014 9:00 AM through 3:00 PM
Sweetwater High School Gym
2900 Highland Avenue
National City, CA 91950
United States

National City 5th-6th grade Basketball League 2014

National City 5th-6th grade
Basketball League 2014
Girls and Boys Teams

A boys and a girls team from each school:
Central, El Toyon, Ira Harbison, John Otis, Kimball, Lincoln Acres, Olivewood, Palmer Way, Rancho
 Each player will get a t-shirt.
 Teams will be coached by Sweetwater High School Varsity Basketball Players.
 Practices will be once a week at Sweetwater High School between 3:30pm and 7pm.
 Games will be on Saturdays April 26th – May 17th
 at Sweetwater High School between 12pm and 5pm.
 Cost is 5$.

Registration and first practice will be held at Sweetwater High School on Saturday, April 19th
 12pm – 2pm.

For more information contact:
Coach Heather Huckaby 619-246-1082
Coach Jesse Aguirre 619-402-8095

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Volunteer Services Department at Scripps Mercy Chula Vista Hospital

My name is Melissa Tovar, Administrative Assistant of Volunteer Services Department at Scripps Mercy Chula Vista Hospital. I have a wonderful opportunity for those who may be looking to volunteer in a hospital environment. Scripps offers this program to student’s ages 15 and older with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Summer is soon approaching and for those interested in volunteering it would be a great opportunity. There is a limited amount of openings therefore, not all applicants will be granted an opportunity for an interview or a position due to the amount of applications the program receives.

Student must turn in:
1. Counselor Approval Form
2. Application (fully completed including references)
Please email for forms.

Deadline for application submission for summer program consideration is May 9, 2014.

Melissa Tovar
Administrative Assistant
Volunteer Service Department
Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista
435 H Street
Chula Vista, CA. 91910

Why Do You Have to Learn Math? English?

Students, even fast food job applications have an assessment!

Check out the questions on the applications for the new Sonic opening across the street!

Calling All Gamers and Computer Geeks!


Learn all about game design while you learn to create your own tabletop games. Be inspired by real-world guest game designers as you explore how to go from prototype to playtest as you begin to understand the importance of game mechanics, game balance, and game theory.
TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014


Get introduced to one of the most comprehensive 3D software packages, which is used for creating high-end animation and visual effects for films, television commercials, and games. The course introduces beginning or basic users of CG to the world of Autodesk Maya. The class is conducted to acquaint you with the interface, controls, modeling, animation, lighting, rendering and other graphic toolsets with the latest version of the software.

Upon completion of thsi course, you wll take home a simple animation created during class.



THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014


This class introduces you to the powerful Unity3D game engine, which has been used to create countless games on all major systems and devices. Learn more about the Unity user interface and begin to create a simple game level from scratch. You will also learn to apply textures, lights and import assets from other 3D softwares into Unity3D.

Upon completion of this course you will add first person game controllers to your game and play the worlds you created.

4PM - 7PM

4PM - 7PM

4PM - 7PM


Explore open drawing sessions with a costumed themed model. Bring your favorite medium and we will provide art horses, easels and tables. Seating is limited so please reserve today.

Free to students with ID, $5.00 model fee for general community.

6PM - 9PM

6PM - 9PM

6PM - 9PM


Get together and create games in one day! Learn about the game industry, meet industry guests and have fun planning, designing, and creating games in eight hours. Learn from game creatives about programming, game design, game art and other game development-related fields. Afterwards, relax and enjoy a screening of "Indie Game the Movie."
10AM - 6PM

6PM - 9PM

If a student is interested in attending any of the listed events, they may RSVP though the event link here

Interested in Boston University

Boston University will be hosting a reception in Costa Mesa for high school sophomores and juniors and their families. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about BU and what makes an application competitive for admission. We hope you will encourage your students to attend.

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Westin South Coast Plaza
686 Anton Boulevard
Costa Mesa, California

Registration and refreshments: 1:30 p.m.
Presentation: 2:00 p.m.

We encourage you to post our reception flyer at your school and to share this information with students and parents on Naviance. Please note that all students who plan to attend should RSVP on our website. Thank you for your assistance.

Summer jobs for high school students!

The San Diego Workforce Partnership is offering internships and possible summer jobs for high school students between the ages of 16 – 21.

News Story for Youth Applications:
Online Application:

If you have any questions, please contact me or Karen Winston from the San Diego Workforce Partnership.

Karen Winston | Vice President, Program Development
direct 858.964.1346 | main 858.964.1300 |
fb CONNECTinSD | twitter kwinstonQLA | Portfolium CONNECT

Monday, April 14, 2014

We Love the University of Reno, Nevada!

Ms. Luansing and Ms. Vallejo had the opportunity to visit the University of Nevada, Reno, last Friday! We had a great time and learned about the great opportunities this university has to offer YOU!

Top 10 Things to Know About the University of Reno, Nevada:
1) None of the majors are impacted
2) Average GPA of admits are 3.35
3) It's only 2 hours away by plane
4) Discounted tuition for California residents
5) Tuition Assistance for AB 540 students
7) If you love snow and snow sports, Lake Tahoe is only about 40 minutes away!
8) Great dining options if you live in the dorms! We know, we tried it!
10) Majority of graduates finish in four years!

We were live tweeting all the great things we learned and saw at UNR! Here are some of the highlights of our tweets:

To check out all of our pictures, visit: 

Come see your counselor if you are interested in learning more about the University of Reno, Nevada!

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers presents The 8th Annual High School Conference

University of California, San Diego
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers presents
The 8th Annual High School Conference

SHPE Chapter @ UC San Diego invites you and your family to attend our Annual High School Conference. Saturday May 3rd, 2014

After Hours Program Calendar

Click here for the After Hours Program Calendar for April!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thinking about going to a community college then transferring to a university?

Thinking about going to a community college then transferring to a university? Check out  for your GUARANTEE!

Guide for Seniors Taking the Southwestern College Placement Test for Math

CABE Scholarship Application

$1000 AVAILABLE!!! 

All high school seniors currently enrolled in the Sweetwater Union High District are eligible to apply. The application is done on-line and will consist of:

1) Must be a condidate for the SUHSD Biliteracy Seal

2) GPA 2.5 to 4.0 (or higher)

3) A specific essay you will submit online

4) Two letters of recommendation

5) Transcript

6) A picture of yourself


Community Service Opportunity!

We NEED volunteers!

Bocce for Autism tournament on June 7th.

Please contact Alyssa Barron at

More info:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

¡Oportunidad de BECAS para estudiar en Estados Unidos!

¡Oportunidad de BECAS para estudiar en Estados Unidos!

Si eres estudiante mexicano de licenciatura puedes competir por una BECA para una estancia de investigación durante este verano en Estados Unidos.

Hay 27 estancias repartidas en las universidades DePaul en Chicago, y en la Universidad de California en Davis.

¡La convocatoria cierra el 24 de abril!

Los programas se llevarán a cabo entre junio y agosto de 2014, y son parte de las iniciativas que la Embajada de los Estados Unidos en México está co patrocinando dentro de La Fuerza de los 100 mil en las Américas, Proyecta 100,000 dentro del marco deel Foro Bilateral sobre Educación Superior, Innovación e Investigación (FOBESII) para fortalecer el intercambio académico entre México y Estados Unidos.

Consulta aquí la convocatoria para que conozcas los requisitos y las fechas para entregar tu documentación. Estudiar en Estados Unidos es mucho más fácil de lo que crees.

Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc, Latina Scholarship Program

The time has come to apply to our annual Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc, Latina Scholarship Program! We are extremely excited to be able to award this Scholarship annually to a Latina graduating senior that aspires to access higher education. 

We will be truly grateful if your school can promote this scholarship and take advantage of this great opportunity for your students. We hope that together we can work and reach more students and continue to make a difference in our communities. Thank you and we hope we can count on your support!

History: The National Board of Directors of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc introduced our Latina Scholarship  Program in the fall of 2000, since then each chapter has the yearly responsibility of awarding an incoming four-year college freshman Latina with a Scholarship. Below you will find more information about the applications process.

Application can be downloaded:

All applications are being submitted via Adobe Form, as is stated in the instructions.

The deadline is April 30th, 2014. (No late applications will be accepted, no exceptions.)

Our Scholarship Page on social media can be found here:

Applicant Requirements:
1.     Applicant must be a female of Latino Heritage or be able to demonstrate dedication to community service and empowerment to Latino/a community.
2.     Applicant must be a graduating senior in high school.
3.     Applicant must plan to attend accredited community college, university, technical or vocational school.  
4.    Provide required documentation, per the application instructions.
5.     Application must be completely filled out to be considered. 
6.     Submit personal statement addressing the following: family background, scholastic achievement, educational and career goals, commitment to the Latino/a community, financial need and any other relevant information. 
7.     Submit one letter of recommendation from a high school administrator, teacher or community leader. 
8.     Include an official high school transcript. 

If you have any further questions please contact me or our 

National Chair at

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Want to be a Mechanic?

The PACT and T-TEN programs are a part of the automotive certificate/degree program. The cost in the past has been approximately $3,000.00 for the 2.5 year program, but the fees are changing at the state level and we are unsure of the new per unit cost. I would estimate another $1,000 - 1,500.00. 

The training consists of general knowledge of the 8 ASE areas, plus the Honda or Toyota specific training in those areas. Our program allows for completion of the automotive program with or without the completion of the academic classes, although we encourage all our students to complete the A.S. degree in automotive. 

The program starts once every year in the summer, and continues for an additional 4 semesters. You can apply for financial aid through the college, but I am not aware of the specifics. In between the first and second year, we try to arrange for summer internships, usually to a dealership near your home. 

You can visit the Miramar Automotive website at for additional information. The logos near the bottom of the pages are live links to the manufacturers websites.

If you want to join either the Toyota T-TEN or Honda PACT program, please follow these steps:
  1. E-mail me your Name and cell phone number, and a brief note stating which program you prefer. This will get you on the candidate mailing list. 
  2. I will record your contact information and notify you by e-mail in April or May to come in for an orientation. 
  3. A tour of the facility can be arranged by appointment prior to the orientation.

Thank you for your interest in our program,

Joe Young
San Diego Miramar College Automotive Department
Honda PACT Coordinator

Scholarship for Bilingual and Multilingual Seniors!

Bilingual/multilingual seniors!

$1000 scholarship available for those who will be attending a 2 or 4 year college next year!

•1-2 Page Essay
•Two letters of recommendation
•High School Transcript (GPA required is 2.5-3.5)
•Photograph (preferably a school yearbook photo)

Please have them apply directly on our website at:

Deadline for submissions is April 21, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

The winners and their most inspirational educator will be honored at our annual Scholarship B-fast on Sat. May 3, 2014 at Rancho Del Rey Middle. Save the date!!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

International Women’s Hackathon, April 26, 2014, Cal State San Marcos.

International Women’s Hackathon, April 26, 2014, Cal State San Marcos.

Come join us for the 2014 International Women’s Hackathon at Cal State San Marcos on Apr 26, 2014!

o Are you creative?

o Do you want to have fun and try something new?

o Do you want to meet other creative women?

o Do you want to create technology innovations?

o Do you want to help solve world problems and make a difference?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then come join women on university campuses all over the world for the International Women’s Hackathon during Engineering Week, sponsored by Microsoft Research.

A surprise celebrity guest will deliver the virtual keynote presentation! All participants will receive a Microsoft water bottle and winning teams will receive Skype minutes and have their pitch video published on the Microsoft Research webpage. In addition, if the winning application is a Microsoft solution it will be published in the Microsoft Store.

NO experience required! You can participate as an individual or as a team.

This event is for High School and College students (age 16 and up).

Thank you San Diego students! We look forward to helping you build the future!

Note: We haven’t yet set the exact room and we’ll inform you of that via email as soon as we have.

For more information, view the attachment or go directly to:

Community Service with Kids Fest San Diego

It takes a lot of people to show families this much fun! Please consider joining our team…you can help us BEFORE the event (doing prep) or DURING the event.

• • • • •

* PERKS include:
Complimentary KidsFest tickets
A cute t-shirt, lunch
A Family Swag pinanta
Lots of FUN!

Click here to use our online sign-up form!
(The form is under the VOLUNTEER tab.)

6th Annual High School FilGrad

It’s hard to believe, but also amazing that we as KAMP are starting to get working on the 6th Annual High School FilGrad.

Every year we create memories and experiences for youth around the county that closes their high school chapter before they go off into new endeavors.

So what does that mean for you?

There’s honestly no program without the students in our community.

So the application is linked below, circulate it and get it back to us fully completed by May 11, 2014.

A refundable $10 Deposit is required to process your application. Failure to show up results in forfeit of the application. If you have concerns or any questions please contact us below: kampsd [at] or tweet us at @kamp_sd and we’ll get back to you.

Thanks guys!

- Erwin Mendoza

Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is hosting PowerTalk21, on April 21, 2014, a national day for parents to start talking to teens about alcohol.  Parents, kids and communities can take positive steps to openly communicate and work together to end underage drinking. 

MADD’s free, on-line discussion is designed to empower parents on how to have to have positive conversation with their teens about drinking alcohol.  The attached flyers describe PowerTalk 21 in English and Spanish.

If you have additional questions regarding this program, please contact Becky Wood, Youth Program Specialist at MADD, by phone at 916.481.6233, ext. 6634, or by e-mail at

M.E.Ch.A Scholarship

M.E.Ch.A de SDSU is offering a scholarship to undocumented, AB540 and/or DACA students that will be attending San Diego State University for the 2014-2015 school year. We understands that attending a university can be a financial burden, especially for the students mentioned above since they do not receive the same resources as students that are U.S citizens, which is why we want to help out these students with this scholarship. The information for the students is here, please let your students know so that they may apply!

Carlos Perez and Patrick Cuaresma
Spring 2014 Chican@ Youth Organizer
Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlan

CASCWA 2014 Scholarship Awards

Southern California CASCWA would like to invite Southern Section Child Welfare and Attendance Administrators to encourage students who have overcome adversity to apply for the 2014 Scholarship awards.  These college scholarship awards of $500 are given to recognize and promote those students who have had challenges during their educational career but have persevered to complete their high school education with some involvement from the Child Welfare and Attendance office. 

Deadline for applications is April 24.  Scholarship information is available at or you may find the link at:

Winners will be invited to the Lillie Wilson CASCWA luncheon on June 6 at 12:00 p.m. in Buena Park to receive their awards.  Scholarships are funded through CASCWA membership and Legal Books Distributing.

For further information, contact:

Rick Riegel, Coordinator of Student Services
Orange County Department of Education
200 Kalmus Drive
Costa Mesa, California 92628