Want to inspire high school students and tell them all about your passion?
Then volunteer to be a career speaker at Mission High School this November 13th and 15th, and/or February 12th and 14th!
Last year’s Career Fairs were very well received and are greatly anticipated by pupils and staff. This year, students will be able to attend different sessions on the two days, according to their career areas of choice. We hope that Speakers can commit to attending on both the Tuesday and the Thursday since this has proven to be a successful format but we are very flexible as we are aware of the time constraints which have to be considered in the workplace.
Sessions will run from approximately 1:45-2:30 pm and would be in individual classrooms. On the first day of both the November and February Fairs there will be an orientation and lunch for our Speakers from 12-1:30pm. The speaker format can be individual or group presentations with question and answer sections depending on the preference of the Speaker and the industry or profession covered. We are looking for approximately 40 Speakers to be available on each day.
If interested, please contact Evelyn Bealby at email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 650-743-4105 after 3:30pm and tell her you come from EDGEucation.
This will be the 3rd year EDGEucation staff participates, and we cant wait to get involved this year again, so join us!
Its that time of year again, where you get to help high school students from Hayward High School learn about your career and practice their networking skills. Please save the date and join us. There will be a little “happy hour” for adults after.
One of the things our Puente team wants our students to leave Hayward High with is a stronger networking ability. In that spirit, we are hosting our 3rd Annual “Grape Juice and Cheese” event on May 3rd from 6 to 8 pm in the Hayward High Library.
The idea is to bring professionals together from various fields and have students practice “working the room.” It could be a great opportunity for us to not only help my students grow, but it could serve to reconnect a lot of us and to extend our own networks. We are hoping to make this event something students not only remember but that gives them an edge when they are in similar settings in the future.
On December 1st we will be hosting private screening of Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s film, Miss Representation. This exclusive event will explore how mainstream media directly contributes to the under-representation of women and minorities in key leadership roles by cultivating demeaning stereotypes and rigid gender roles.
Following the screening, we will host a panel discussion on how to best empower our youth today.
Space for this event is limited and registration for is required. Please RSVP by November 28th
The current status of Latinos in the U.S. – Challenges and opportunities
The rapid growth rate of Latinos living in the United States has been a major center of controversy for the last couple of years covering heated debates around the numbers of legal foreign-born immigrants, U.S. born Latinos, and unauthorized immigrants. Aside from the debate, numbers don’t lie, and the numbers released by the 2010 census make Latinos the largest minority group in the United States accounting for 16% of the total population. What is even more powerful are the projections; according to the Census bureau, that percentage is expected to nearly double by the middle of this century.
While one in four American children is Latino, we have the lowest education attainment levels in the nation. According to the White House Report on Latino Education, more than 17.1 million Latinos age 17 or younger live in the U.S., comprising more than 23 percent of the country’s youth and nearly 22 percent of all K-12 public school enrollments. However, less than half are enrolled in early learning programs. Only half of the population earns a high school diploma on time, and when those students do, they’re half as likely to be ready for college. To date, more than 87% of Latinos do not hold a bachelor’s degree. Our college drop-out rate is 2.5 times higher than that of African Americans and 3.5 times higher than that of white Anglo Americans according to a report released by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in 2007.
The pressing questions are then: Why Should we care? What can we do?
As the second largest population group in the United States, the educational attainment of Latino students is connected to the nation’s growth and success. As the Latino population grows, the U.S. economy becomes more and more dependent on its success.
It is imperative that Latino students break the cycle benefit from full access to educational experiences of the highest quality.
When it comes to what actions to take there is a simple one: let’s give back. As professional Latinos with the drive, determination, and passion to excel we have a responsibility to cultivate the next generation of Latinos through mentoring and sponsorships. Mentoring has been proven to be highly effective in connecting students with leaders in the community, particularly in conquering the academic and social disengagement from school that leads to dropping out. An overwhelming number of Hispanic youth in the country does not have professional role models within their own family; mentors are important in ensuring success and providing the students with professional guidance, support, and access to resources.
We have started, are you ready to join us?
EDGEucation is a program that centers on inspiring and leading youth, through pairing students with leaders from their communities and educating students on the numerous options they have after high school. The goal of EDGEucation is to increase the graduation rate among underrepresented groups in California by leading and creating inspirational programs and connecting positive role models from within the community with students. Our vision is to level the playing field and aid underrepresented groups attain better opportunities after graduation by leading, inspiring, and working with prospective role models from within the community, to push education to the edge, and make education attainable for everyone.
If you are ready to make a difference or if you want to learn more about EDGEucation, we invite you to join us for our Mentor Mixer and Recruiting event.
As most of you know, LAM is comprised of over 3,500 members and over 80% have a bachelor’s degree, 40% have at least a Masters and over 20% have a PhD, JD, MD, or MBA.
Our goal is to connect our “smart” party-goers with students that are in need of role models. Hence we started EDGEucation to create that link! Our next event is with Mission High. They’re in need of Latino role models for their Career Day — even though over 80% of their students are a minority group, they have NO Latino speakers for the career day!
Not all Mission High’s college-accepted seniors proceed to college. As Carlos* voiced, “I’m the first to go to college in my family. Not sure what to expect or what job to get.” Share your knowledge at Mission High’s March 3rd Career and College Fair.
EDGEucation is training for the upcoming Oakland Running Festival and we would love for you to join us! We will be running on March 27 throughout the streets of Oakland representing EDGEucation. If you are a runner and would love to run a 5k, half marathon, or full marathon let us know and register soon http://www.oaklandmarathon.com/Home_Page.htm and if you have been thinking of running as part of a group, try their team-relay option (that’s what we are doing)!
Either way, this is a great way to stay on track with your new year’s resolution
We will be giving away EDGEucation t-shirts to the first 10 runners who email us a copy of their race registration.
You are invited to join NNIRR at the Oakland Museum to participate in their Dia de los Muertos Community Celebration event on Saturday, October 23rd to build an altar for migrants who have died crossing the border.
As immigrants rights activists, organizers, and community members, your help is critical to build an altar that truly honors the lives of the people we never got to meet on this side of the journey.
The commitment involves being present at the Oakland Museum on Saturday, Oct 23rd starting at 10:00 a.m.
Arrive to build altars 12pm- 4:30pm
We are also asking for your support by donating any of the following items for the altar:
Flowers, particularly marigolds | For zempazuchitl
Table cloths | Mntel para mesa
Veladoras | Tall white candles
Sugar Skulls | Calaveras de Azucar
Pan de muertos | Bread for the dead
We will be holding a planning and discussion meeting before the altar-building day to learn more about the U.S. militarization of immigration control and border communities. In 2010 there were a record number of migrant dead recovered. Visit Coalicion de Derechos Humanos to see the deadly count.
CONTACT: Laura Rivas, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; 510-465-1984 ext.304 * email@example.com
The de Young Museum hosts a yearlong series celebrating Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo (Abrams, 2009), edited by Annice Jacoby, with a foreword by Carlos Santana, as part of the museum’s weekly program Cultural Encounters: Friday Nights at the de Young.
This series celebrates one of San Francisco’s greatest assets—the Mission District arts community, a rising star on the global art map. Both cutting-edge and traditional street artists will offer lectures and performances, sharing their art, insights, musings, experiences, and perspectives. These programs are offered free of charge in the free zone of the museum.
On Friday nights the entire museum is open until 8:45 p.m. Friday Nights at the de Young offers a variety of interdisciplinary arts programs, including live music, poetry, films, dance, tours, and lectures. The cafe is open with a special Friday Nights dinner menu, and a no-host cocktail bar is serving drinks. There are art making activities for everyone. All Friday Night programming is FREE unless otherwise noted. For more information www.deyoung.famsf.org/deyoung/culturalencounters www.missionmuralismo.com Throughout 2010: First Fridays, 6:00–8:45 p.m. FREE Sep 3: Film Series Part 2 Oct 1: Clarion Alley CAMP Nov 5: Art and Revolution: Centennial Commemoration of the Mexican Revolution
September 3 Mission Muralismo Film Series Part 2
Francisco Herrera will open the evening with a classic Mission street song. Enjoy a spectacular evening of rare and cutting edge, old-school and new-school Mission filmmaking shadowing and illuminating Mission art and life. Q&A will follow the screening, with filmmakers and the Mission Muralismo artists and community. Blame It on the Reds (1972, 10 min.)
Mission Mediarts Archives
Poet Roberto Varges responds to the murder of Vincent Gutierrez, who was found dead in a SFPD paddy wagon. Paco’s Tacos Mural Dedication (1974, 5 min.)
Las Mujeres Muralistas—Consuelo Mendez, Graciela Carrillo, Susan Cervantes and Patricia Rodriguez—created the Paco’s Tacos Mural or “Para El Mercado” in support of locally opened businesses and in opposition to McDonald’s moving into the neighborhood. It is one of the most famous examples of early feminist art collectives and is cited as seminal in the shifting of power to women artists in transforming community. Joe Bonilla, a real estate broker and owner of Paco’s Tacos, funded the mural project. Reminisce (2004, 3 min.)
Using archival images and a golden oldie, Reminisce is a slow cruise through times, place, and the people in San Francisco’s Mission district. Calle Chula (1998, 12 min.)
Veronica Majano depicts the character of a street in the Mission district of San Francisco. This street is personified as a 15-year-old Salvadoran/Ohlone girl on a search to understand the changes brought on by colonization, dislocation, and more recently, gentrification. Tracing the history of the Mission from its first residents, the Ohlone Indians, Chula explores the effects of re-colonization on memory and memory loss. For Chula, memory loss is a birthmark that was passed down to her from her ancestors. Calle Chula is Majano’s way of addressing the causes and consequences of cultural amnesia. Why I Ride: Low and Slow World Premiere (2010, 30 min.)
Conscious Youth Media Crew with Debra Koffler and Veronica Majano
Custom painted low-rider cars are central to the visual tableau of the Mission. The spray techniques, palette, and themes link to the nostalgia, color palette and themes of taquería murals, the complex ornamentation of master old-school calligraphy, and spray-can art. In the eighties, in San Francisco’s Mission district on Friday and Saturday nights, the streets would be packed with a parade of candy-apple paint and shiny chrome, cruising up and down Mission Street from 16th to Geneva, where sidewalks filled with young Latinos and other spectators came for the weekend ritual to gather, socialize, and dance to oldies. Through low-riding, young Latinos expressed their cultural pride and claimed their public space. In the Mission district, the streets embodied a unique artistic expression and grassroots community empowerment that would later be threatened by police harassment. Why I Ride: Low and Slow documents the history of street culture and low-riding in the Mission when anti–low-rider traffic laws, police aggression, and stereotypes changed the dynamics of the community. New Mission (2010, 5 min.)
Armand Emamdjomeh New Mission is a slideshow of photographs taken over two years in San Francisco’s Mission district, a neighborhood that is walking the line between Latino working class and the West Coast mecca of cool. Poem “In Twenty Years” by Marcella Ortiz. 35mm black and white negative film, HD video Plus music by Gaucho and DJ Schmeejay, hands-on art with Mademoiselle Kim, and September Artist-in-Residence Alexandra Blum. Click here for more information
Programs are free. Museum admission is always free to members; regular admission fees apply for non-members to visit the galleries. Special exhibition tickets are required to visit Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay
International Growth is preparing a training seminar of English etiquette for young people ages 17-20, who are finishing high school or are in their fist years of college, this Saturday Aug 21 from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm in San Francisco
Topics to be discussed will include:
business meetings and protocols
introductions in the US and other cultures
job interviews and behaviors
table manners (from picnics to dinners with diplomatics)
drinks (obligations and responsibilities)
The seminar will include a binder with all of the materials presented, transportation to the seminar, as well as all of the meals. The total cost of this seminar is of $140.00.
Bay Area companies and organizations have stepped up and sponsored 10 spots for EDGEucation students to attend this valuable seminar. Ten students will be selected to attend who are recommended by their mentors in an essay of no more than 250 words. Spots will be given to the best recommendations by their mentors. We encourage all students to participate. Please send your recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by Wednesday Aug 18 at 5.00pm. Finalist will be announced Thursday Aug 19
SpeakOut presents the acclaimed film, “Follow Me Home”
Co-Sponsored by KPFA 94.1 Radio
Follow Me Home
Written and Directed by Peter Bratt
Follow Me Home is a defiant, humorous, poetic tale exploring race and identity.
Weaving together traditions of Native, African and Latino cultures, the film tells the story of four artists and their journey across the American landscape. Tudee (Jesse Borrego), Abel ( Benjamin Bratt), Kaz (Calvin Levels) and Freddy (Steve Reevis) are joined by Evey (Alfre Woodard) an enigmatic African American woman on a journey of her own. The film earned Bratt the Best Director award at the 1996 American Indian Film Festival and the Best Feature Film Audience Award at the 1996 San Francisco International Film Festival. It was also an Official Selection in the 1996 Sundance Film Festival.
“…a work of genius.”
— Alice Walker
Thursday, April 29, 2010 • 7:00 pm
The Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Ave.
• General admission: $10
• Youth ages 17 & under: $5
Tickets Available at:
or by calling the 24/7 ticket hotline at 1-800-838-3006
In efforts to support the community, partners of the San Jose Earthquakes are subsidizing the cost for this Saturday’s game.
SJ Earthquakes have graciously contacted EDGEucation and Latinos A Morir to help facilitate activities for mentors and mentees at low cost.
San Jose Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids
Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 7PM
Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara University
Tickets cost is only $6 and only if ordered through EDGEucation The first 5 mentors that purchase a ticket will receive 2 for 1. Make sure to select “2 for 1″ tickets!
For more information contact Roberto Graves at (408) 556-7728