May/30/2011 Red Rose Culinary Arts Program Seeks Kitchen and Support

Posted by Richard • May 30th, 2011

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Red Rose Culinary Arts Training and Catering Program is a program of Brothers for Change. Henry Howard of Brothers for Change can be reached at 415-410-4763.

Brothers for Change
1290 Fillmore Street, Suite 105
San Francisco, CA 94115
415-525-0851
www.brothersforchangeincca.org

May/16/2011 XTech Summer Workshops at The Exploratorium Application Deadline

Posted by Richard • May 16th, 2011

XTech is the Exploratorium’s science, technology, and engineering program for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. Students and staff work on all sorts of projects – from dissecting the guts of a computer to building machines that create wild kinetic patterns of laser light.

The program is free, and low-income students and those from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Girls are especially welcome. The workshops are an intensive, hands-on program in science, technology, engineering, art and math. There are two 2-week summer sessions. Upon completion of a summer session, participants may apply for the year-round XTech program, where they can earn money. Details of the SUMMER program:

Dates: June 6-17 or Aug. 1-12
Application deadline: May 16
Location: Exploratorium (at the Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon St., SF)
Times: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

XTech is the Exploratorium’s two-year science, technology, and engineering program for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. Students and staff work on all sorts of projects that incorporate science concepts, art, human perception, engineering, problem-solving, and technology.

XTech has developed a working prototype of a student production laboratory at the Exploratorium. XTech middle and high school students have access to the tools, technology, and staff that help them explore, create, and produce innovative, engaging, and cool technology-based projects. Check out the “projects” page to see what XTech students have achieved.

XTech happens mostly at the Exploratorium, but during the summer we also hold sessions at our partner organizations – Aim High and First Graduate. Check out our partners page to read more about them.

XTech students come from two very successful education programs – Aim High and First Graduate. Students are in XTech for two years – either 7th and 8th grades or 8th and 9th.

Xtech students are required to fulfill a minimum number of hours each year – building projects, doing research, learning about technology, going on field trips, and making discoveries at Exploratorium exhibits.

 

May/13/2011 XTech Summer Workshops at The Exploratorium

Posted by Richard • May 13th, 2011

XTech is the Exploratorium’s science, technology, and engineering program for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. Students and staff work on all sorts of projects – from dissecting the guts of a computer to building machines that create wild kinetic patterns of laser light.

The program is free, and low-income students and those from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Girls are especially welcome. The workshops are an intensive, hands-on program in science, technology, engineering, art and math. There are two 2-week summer sessions. Upon completion of a summer session, participants may apply for the year-round XTech program, where they can earn money. Details of the SUMMER program:

Dates: June 6-17 or Aug. 1-12
Application deadline: May 16
Location: Exploratorium (at the Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon St., SF)
Times: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

XTech is the Exploratorium’s two-year science, technology, and engineering program for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. Students and staff work on all sorts of projects that incorporate science concepts, art, human perception, engineering, problem-solving, and technology.

XTech has developed a working prototype of a student production laboratory at the Exploratorium. XTech middle and high school students have access to the tools, technology, and staff that help them explore, create, and produce innovative, engaging, and cool technology-based projects. Check out the “projects” page to see what XTech students have achieved.

XTech happens mostly at the Exploratorium, but during the summer we also hold sessions at our partner organizations – Aim High and First Graduate. Check out our partners page to read more about them.

XTech students come from two very successful education programs – Aim High and First Graduate. Students are in XTech for two years – either 7th and 8th grades or 8th and 9th.

Xtech students are required to fulfill a minimum number of hours each year – building projects, doing research, learning about technology, going on field trips, and making discoveries at Exploratorium exhibits.

Apr/15/2011 Accounting Career Awareness Program Application Deadline

Posted by Richard • April 15th, 2011

ACAP Class of 2010 300x199 Accounting Career Awareness Program | Deadline April 15

The Accounting Career Awareness Program, affectionately known as ACAP, is a career development program for high school students from under-represented ethnic groups aimed at exposing them to Accounting and other business professions.

ACAP offers a one-week summer residency program at UC Berkeley which introduces the students to accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, economics and management through a carefully tailored curriculum involving guest lecturers from industry and academia. Students are actively involved in the week’s activities which include classroom lectures, field trips, and mentoring from working business professionals.

All ACAP participants receive scholarships covering the total cost of tuition, books, supplies, transportation, and room and board. (In other words everything is FREE for the student/parents) The week culminates with a banquet for sponsors, participants and their parents or guardians.

The residency program this year will be held from July 17-22, 2011 on the California University of Berkeley Campus.

If you can please forward this information to ALL who may be in need or have in interest in the Accounting Career Awareness Program. In 1996 I, too, was a student of ACAP, and it has since changed my life forever! This is a wonderful experience to be taking advantage of.

Go to web site for more info and applications: www.acapsfbayarea.org.

Application Deadline is April 15th.

 

Apr/11/2011 ACAP and Spotlight on the Arts Applications Due This Friday, April 15

Posted by Richard • April 11th, 2011

ACAP Class of 2010 300x199 Accounting Career Awareness Program | Deadline April 15

Accounting Career Awareness Program

The Accounting Career Awareness Program, affectionately known as ACAP, is a career development program for high school students from under-represented ethnic groups aimed at exposing them to Accounting and other business professions.

ACAP offers a one-week summer residency program at UC Berkeley which introduces the students to accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, economics and management through a carefully tailored curriculum involving guest lecturers from industry and academia. Students are actively involved in the week’s activities which include classroom lectures, field trips, and mentoring from working business professionals.

All ACAP participants receive scholarships covering the total cost of tuition, books, supplies, transportation, and room and board. (In other words everything is FREE for the student/parents) The week culminates with a banquet for sponsors, participants and their parents or guardians.

The residency program this year will be held from July 17-22, 2011 on the California University of Berkeley Campus.

If you can, please forward this information to ALL who may be in need or have in interest in the Accounting Career Awareness Program. This is a wonderful experience to be taking advantage of.

Go to web site for more info and applications: www.acapsfbayarea.org.

Application Deadline is April 15th.


spotlightcovergroup Spotlight 2011 Summer Program Applications Due

Spotlight on the Arts

A program of the Arts and Community Development Project at California Lawyers for the Arts

Spotlight on the Arts provides deserving teens who are interested in the arts with paid summer internships, workshops on conflict resolution, college preparation and career development, “backstage” tours of arts facilities, and field trips to live cultural events. In San Francisco youth have interned at diverse arts organizations including Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, A.C.T. Costume Shop, Cartoon Art Museum, Zaccho Dance Theatre and Streetside Stories. In Los Angeles we have placed interns at Grand Performances, LA Stage Alliance, Robey Theatre, and Shakespeare Festival LA. Tours of arts facilities and excursions to cultural events have included the New Conservatory Theatre, African American Art and Culture Complex, San Francisco Mime Troupe and Stern Grove. Graduates of Spotlight may be eligible to continue their internships for up to 10 hours per week during the school year.

Download flyers and applications for the Spotlight 2011 Summer Program here. Applications for the program are due on April 15, 2011.

Internship Site Providers
If you are an arts organization or business interested in having a youth placed with you this summer, please contact Jill Roisen at 775-7200 x 102 for more information. You will be required to fill out and send to us an Applicationand a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Applications and MOU’s are due on April 1, 2011.

Spotlight on the Arts has been funded by public and private agencies and individuals including the San Francisco Department of Children Youth & Their Families, The Tom Merit Hancock Family Fund, The Merit and Carol Hancock Memorial Fund, LEF Foundation, Lennar Corporation, PG&E, Wells Fargo Foundation, Bernard E. and Alba Witkin Foundation, William and Clare Warhaftig Fund and Diane Wilsey.

For all information, please visit www.calawyersforthearts.org/Community_Development.

If you have any questions, please call (415) 775-7200 ext. 102 or email jill.roisen@calawyersforthearts.org.

 

Apr/7/2011 PAL Cadets Last Information Session

Posted by Richard • April 7th, 2011


Our last information session is this Thursday, April 7th from 6-7pm.  Applications are due Friday, April 22nd.

Do you know a student interested in learning about a career in law enforcement?

“PAL Cadets has made me more responsible and think about my future.  I now think much more about my actions and decisions.” —PAL Cadet

“I am now more motivated to get my college degree” — PAL Cadet

“The program has clarified options has has given my son a clear road map of how to take the skills he is developing so he can apply them to any career he wishes to pursue”  — Parent of a PAL Cadet

This summer, the SFPD and PAL will be doubling the size of our PAL Law Enforcement Cadet program for youth by 50 new PAL Cadets. The program includes an intensive 4-week Summer Cadet Academy and an internship and community service with SFPD during the school year.

For youth interested in a summer program to develop their leadership skills, learn more about law enforcement and become eligible for a year-round internship, this is an excellent training and learning opportunity.

Graduates of the Summer Cadet Academy will be placed in an internship at an SFPD District Station and/or SFPD Bureau starting this fall and continue throughout the school year.  Cadets will have the opportunity to gain job and career skills in a structured environment supervised by police officers and will participate in police car ride-alongs, help at SFPD district station community events, and assist with station activity as needed.  Additional benefits include college information partnerships with the University of San Francisco and City College of San Francisco.  The program is designed to give participants hands-on job skills and leadership development experience and engage and encourage higher education for career development.

Please distribute and post this information to students at your school by:

  • Encouraging students to attend an upcoming information session on April 7 (Thursdays) 6:00pm-7:00pm at 350 Amber Drive, San Francisco, Room 100

The deadline for applications is Friday, April 22, 2011.  Applications and additional flyers (English and Spanish) and SF Chronicle article about the program are available for download at www.sfpal.org/cadets.  For questions contactcadets@sfpal.org or 415-401-4669.

Minimum qualifications:  must be between ages 14-20,  be enrolled in high school or college and completed 9th grade, have and maintain a 2.0 GPA, reside or attend school in San Francisco and pass a criminal history background check.


Apr/7/2011 RAMP-SF Orientation at Western Addition One Stop Center

Posted by Richard • April 7th, 2011

Are You Interested in FREE Job Readiness, Work Experience, Educational Services, and Support Services, while earning a weekly educational grant?

The RAMP-SF Academy is actively accepting applications for their upcoming sessions. To apply, you must attend a RAMP-SF Academy orientation.

FUTURE ORIENTATION DATES

April 7th at 1449 Webster Street, Western Addition 1 Stop
April 14th at 1500 Mission Street, Goodwill 1 Stop
April 21st at 3120 Mission Street, Mission 1 Stop
April 28th at 73 Leland Avenue, Visitacion Valley 1 Stop

ALL ORIENTATIONS START AT 3:00 PM SHARP!

WHY CHOOSE RAMP-SF?

The RAMP SF Academy is a FREE 7-Week Job Readiness Program…

  • Reduce Your Barriers to Employment
  • Get Connected to a Career Path
  • Earn a Weekly Educational Grant

RAMP-SF Aims to Prepare You with the Knowledge, Skills, and Opportunities that will Put You on the Pathway to a Successful and Rewarding Career!

To Join the RAMP-SF Program You Must….

  • Attend a RAMP-SF Orientation
  • Be a Resident of San Francisco
  • Be 18-24 Years Old
  • Have the Ability to Obtain and Present Right-to-Work Documents
  • Have the Ability to Communicate in English
  • Be Willing to Take a Drug Test (WILL NOT AFFECT Eligibility)

Questions? Contact Amber at 415-928-7417 Extension 307 or abocanegra@sfcc.org.

 

Mar/30/2011 RAMP-SF Orientation Dates for April

Posted by Richard • March 30th, 2011

Are You Interested in FREE Job Readiness, Work Experience, Educational Services, and Support Services, while earning a weekly educational grant?

The RAMP-SF Academy is actively accepting applications for their upcoming sessions. To apply, you must attend a RAMP-SF Academy orientation.

FUTURE ORIENTATION DATES

April 7th at 1449 Webster Street, Western Addition 1 Stop
April 14th at 1500 Mission Street, Goodwill 1 Stop
April 21st at 3120 Mission Street, Mission 1 Stop
April 28th at 73 Leland Avenue, Visitacion Valley 1 Stop

ALL ORIENTATIONS START AT 3:00 PM SHARP!

WHY CHOOSE RAMP-SF?

The RAMP SF Academy is a FREE 7-Week Job Readiness Program…

  • Reduce Your Barriers to Employment
  • Get Connected to a Career Path
  • Earn a Weekly Educational Grant

RAMP-SF Aims to Prepare You with the Knowledge, Skills, and Opportunities that will Put You on the Pathway to a Successful and Rewarding Career!

To Join the RAMP-SF Program You Must….

  • Attend a RAMP-SF Orientation
  • Be a Resident of San Francisco
  • Be 18-24 Years Old
  • Have the Ability to Obtain and Present Right-to-Work Documents
  • Have the Ability to Communicate in English
  • Be Willing to Take a Drug Test (WILL NOT AFFECT Eligibility)

Questions? Contact Amber at 415-928-7417 Extension 307 or abocanegra@sfcc.org.

Mar/28/2011 Alcoa Foundation and Institute for Civic Leadership Establish Alcoa Global Service Leaders Scholarship Program

Posted by Richard • March 28th, 2011

Alcoa Foundation and Institute for Civic Leadership Establish Alcoa Global Service Leaders Scholarship Program

The Alcoa Foundation, the corporate foundation of global aluminum producer Alcoa, has announced a partnership with the Institute for Civic Leadership to establish the Alcoa Global Service Leaders Scholarship Program. The new program invites students between the ages of 15 and 18 anywhere in the world to apply for full scholarships of up to $5,000 to attend ICL’s 2011 Summer Academy, a comprehensive, two-week hands-on summer leadership program for students who have passion for leadership and service.

The scholarship winners will have a unique opportunity to study and learn together at Dwight International School in Vancouver Island, Canada. Students will learn about sustainable leadership and will master key leadership skills through workshops, team-building exercises, games, and excursions.

Alcoa will reward 50 secondary and high school students in the 9th, 10th, or 11th standard, grade, or year with full scholarships to a two-week summer session. Those students will join 50 other individuals from across the world for a unique opportunity to study and learn together at Dwight International School (DIS), Vancouver Island, Canada.  Scholarships are also open to Alcoans’ children.

Application Summary

  • Competitive selection process with no guarantees for scholarships
  • Selection is open to students who are ages 15 to 18 years
  • ICL Summer Leadership Academy is in session from August 1 to 14, 2011
  • Academy located at The Dwight International School, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • Strong abilities with English are required.

For complete program information and the scholarship application, visit the Alcoa website.

Mar/24/2011 CityBuild Academy Orientation at Western Addition One Stop Center

Posted by Richard • March 24th, 2011

CityBuild Academy Orientation

Thursday, March 24
1:00 pm
Western Addition One Stop Center, 1449 Webster Street, SF

Pre-Apprenticeship Training
CityBuild Academy is a 16-week, highly structured pre-apprenticeship program with hands-on and classroom training designed to prepare residents for various skilled trades and jobs in today’s construction industry. The primary mission of CityBuild Academy is to offer San Francisco residents state-of-the-art introductory construction skills training that will prepare them for entry-level work in various skilled trades.
Eligibility and Assessment Requirements:
· San Francisco residency
· High school diploma or GED
· Valid CA driver’s license
· U.S. citizenship or proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.
· Ability to pass drug tests
· Ability to communicate effectively in English (ESL Level 4)
To learn more about CityBuild Academy and other services offered through the CityBuild program please attend a CityBuild Academy orientation. The schedule can be found on the OEWD website:
http://www.oewd.org/CityBuild_Construction_Academy.aspx

Construction Administration Training Program (CATP)
The Construction Administration Training Program at City College of San Francisco aims to provide office-based construction literacy and vocational skills training through classroom, active practice and internships, in preparation for applying for and working in Construction Industry back office and related jobs.
Eligibility and Assessment Requirements:
· 18 years old
· Authorized to work in the US
· ESL 7
· Familiarity with computer software
Individuals interested in CATP should attend a CityBuild Academy Orientation.  The Orientation schedule can be found on the OEWD website:
http://www.oewd.org/CityBuild_Construction_Academy.aspx