Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Photo Contest: California Through My Eyes

Join students from around the state and participate in our most popular contest. Step behind the camera lens and capture a quintessential California picture to illustrate how you envision this state. Show us California through your eyes and you can win a cash prize.

The photo can be of a person, place or thing – the sky is the limit! The grand-prize winner will receive $150 and four runners-up will receive $100 each.

Submission Deadline: May 6, 2016

  • The photo must be your own original work
  • Each photo must have an accompanying 150-word essay and a signed permission form
  • Only one entry per student
  • Single photos only - no collages allowed
  • If your photo features another person, and their face is visible, you must obtain their permission to use the photo by having them sign this photo release form

For question, please contact Terra Thorne at 916-278-4487.

Monday, April 25, 2016

South County Behavioral Health Resource Fair

One in four adults in San Diego County faces behavioral health challenges, and many more friends and family members are affected. Recovery is possible, and help is available here in South County.

Please join Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and more than 60 community partners for a day of learning intended to inspire and empower.

Workshop topics will include:
  • Adult and child/adolescent behavioral health
  • Cognitive screenings
  • Depression screenings – “Check your Mood”
  • Substance abuse

Registration is not required for this free event.

Saturday, May 14
8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Offered by Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
Chula Vista High School Gymnasium
820 4th Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Girls, Love to Program?

Are you a high school girl interested in finding out what it takes to be a programmer? Attend Girls’ Day Out for a hands-on coding lesson, a talk from a member of UCSD’s esteemed faculty, and a tour of CS related facilities! No experience necessary!

For More Info:

Thursday, April 21, 2016

3rd Annual Community Service Day

Click Here to Register!

National City is teaming up with local communities to accomplish projects that will enhance our neighborhoods. If you would like to be a part of various projects around the city, join us on Saturday, April 30, for our 3rd Annual Community Service Day. Volunteer to help paint, landscape, build, or even with general maintenance and clean up. Lunch will be provided!

Please bring your completed participation waiver with you on the day of the event.

Participation Waiver for Adults

Participation Waiver for Minors

For more information; or if your organization or business would like to donate lunch items, water, or snacks for this event please contact the Community Services Department at (619)336-4290 or emailcommunityservices@nationalcityca.gov

Now Accepting Applications: High School Summer Surgery Program

The Department of Urology is once again hosting its Summer Surgery Program for high school students. This program allows students to gain hands-on experience in the fields of surgery and medicine. We aim to ignite a passion in our future leaders by providing unmatched exposure to surgical care delivery right here at our world-class institution. This summer, the UC Irvine Department of Urology is offering two, two-week sessions for mature high school students at least 16 years old who have excelled academically. Space is limited to 24 students per session.

Session dates:
Session I: July 11 to July 22, 2016
Session II: July 25 to Aug. 5, 2016 (room and board available for out-of-town/international students)

Applications will be accepted beginning March 1, 2016.
Spots fill quickly, so don't wait to apply!

If your son or daughter is interested in the program, please visit our website for more information: UC Irvine Health, Summer Surgery Program
You may also contact Program Director Kate Bergin at 714-456-6047 or summersurgery@uci.edu.

“Summer Surgeons,” or the talented high school students who qualify for our program, will have the opportunity to:
  • Observe live surgical cases 
  • Gain hands-on experience with our state-of-the-art da Vinci robot 
  • Learn actual surgical skills in open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery through surgical skills workshops 
  • Become proficient and certified in Basic Life Support training and CPR 
  • Work in the UC Irvine Medical Education Simulation Center, a four-story center that includes a full-scale operating room, emergency room trauma bay, obstetrics suite and critical care unit 
  • Perform in-depth fetal pig dissection with an emphasis on the types of surgical cases the students will see in the operating room 
  • Interact and learn with a highly motivated team of surgical faculty, medical students and undergraduate students at all levels of training. 
Given the intimacy of the program and nature of the instruction, tuition is $3,950 per student, or $5,250 with room and board. A 10 percent discount is available for applicants related to any UC Irvine employee.

To apply for UC Irvine’s Summer Surgery Program, students must be at least 16 years old, have a minimum GPA of 3.5, and be currently enrolled in high school (2016 senior graduates welcome).

Click here to apply to the Summer Surgery Program

Mesa College Parent Information Night - 4/21/16

You are invited to join us at our upcoming Mesa College Parent Information Night. Mesa College President Luster will be providing the welcome on this very special evening, we look forward to meeting you. April 21 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM |  Mesa Student Services Bldg. I4-213 | Register online here

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

An Evening of Lumad

Learn about the human rights crisis in the Philippines, specifically the struggles of Lumad, the native peoples of Mindanao. They continue to defend their basic needs: education, land and self-determination!

FREE but must register by April 22, 10 am

Refreshments will be served
PASACAT: (619) 477-3383, admin@pasacat.org

Friday, April 15, 2016

Community Service Hours: Earth Day

Do you need volunteer hours? Do you like being outdoors? Do you love our planet Earth? If so, we need your help THIS Sunday at the Earth Fair, a wildly popular event that draws 75K+ residents to Balboa Park! 

The fair educates and informs our guests about our environment, sustainable living, recycling and much more! Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the day. 

Please visit www.earthdayweb.org for
 information and to register to volunteer. 

If you are unable to attend the training session, please come anyway! We will find a spot for you! Come be a valuable member of the Earth Fair volunteer family! Free water & snacks!   

We give volunteer letters for hours worked so it's a good way to earn a minimum of three hours and more if they sign up for more than one shift. Anyone can volunteer!  We do encourage new volunteers to attend a training and information session. It lasts 1-2 hours and gives an overview of the event, explains how it all works and why they are so important to the success of the fair, however, there is a link for those who cannot attend. We won't turn anyone away if they want to help. It's easier for us to assign them to an area and a shift if they register first, but it is not mandatory. Thank you so much for your support and help!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

California Association for Bilingual Educators Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that South Bay C.A.B.E Chapter 65, (California Association for Bilingual Educators) is once again awarding scholarships to high school seniors. The purpose of these scholarships is to support students who are determined to further their education and pursue a college degree. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one senior from each high school in the Sweetwater Union School District. We would greatly appreciate any efforts you would put forth to encourage high school seniors, who meet the following criteria, to complete an application:

- Students must be bilingual (speak, read and write in a language other than English)
- A G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher
- Financial Need
- Going to a two year or four year college in the fall of 2016

Recipients and their parents will be honored at our Annual Scholarship Breakfast on May 14, 2016 at Rancho Del Rey Middle School.

Applications should be completed and submitted on our website, www.cabe65.org, by Friday, April 22, 2016. If you have any questions, please e-mail: filemon.Jara@sweetwaterschools.org

Latino Social Work Network Annual Scholarship

The Latino Social Work Network (LSWN) has an annual scholarship for high school students. Last year, a student from Sweetwater High School was the selected recipient. This year, LSWN is offering two scholarships in the amount of $500. 

“College Is For Me” Conference

The Early Assessment Program (EAP) at CSU San Marcos is proud to announce that we will be hosting the first annual, “College Is For Me” Conference on our campus. We have teamed up with Escondido Education COMPACT and San Diego Workforce Partnership to bring this free conference to CSU San Marcos.

This conference is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9 am to 1 pm. The conference is for middle/high school students and their families. The conference will be held in the USU Ballroom and our breakout sessions will be in nearby classrooms. We will have various breakout sessions along with a community/campus organization fair. The College Is For Me conference is designed to demystify the inaccessibility of higher education for members of marginalized populations in our society. This conference is an opportunity for people who have never considered college to learn how higher education can be a means for self-empowerment.

The flyer for the event is attached. Guests can still attend the event without registering. It is highly encouraged that guests register for the event, so we have a headcount for breakfast and lunch. You can even register a group of 50 people or individually. You can register for the event by visiting: http://collegeisforme.brownpapertickets.com/

Feel free to forward this email to your colleagues, neighbors, friends, and family.

Monday, April 11, 2016

My Sound Future: Creative Career Expo

My Sound Future: Creative Career Expo

My Sound Future will be conducting its first creative career expo at ARTS (A Reason To Survive) in National City on April 23rd, 2016. If you'd like more info on this, follow the links below.

ARTS (A Reason To Survive)
200 East 12th Street
National City, CA 91950