Category Archives: Affiliated Events

Save the Date: Fun-raising & Fundraising for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Rising (formerly the Kposowa Foundation) is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with an evening of African drumming & dance, salsa dance performances, and fundraising for projects in Sierra Leone. Thanks to ECSL advisor, Sarah Culberson (co-founder of Sierra Leone Rising) for sharing this local opportunity to effect change in the areas of education, public health and female empowerment in West Africa.

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Dynamic Educator Opportunity in Los Angeles

In January, the Museum of Tolerance is offering top-notch educational trainings exclusively for CA based educators.  A great fit for service learning practitioners is Rock Your World, a social justice program that engages upper elementary, middle and high school students, as well as higher ed/teacher training programs and community partner organizations.

Rock Your World is a perfect complement to service learning and project based learning experiences, technology integration and the Common Core.

The two day course is free.  All costs, including travel and accommodations for those out of area, are covered. And, teachers can earn CEUs/LAUSD salary point credit.

The Museum of Tolerance is a powerful experience in and of itself. The exhibits and speakers, coupled with this program, will promote understanding of human rights issues, inspire youth voice, integrate digital literacy and strengthen curiosity while leaving students (and teachers) eager to take action about the things they care about.

To learn more and to register go to www.museumoftolerance.com/edgrant and see the flyer attached.

January 8th and 9th
Rock Your World: Online Curriculum for Social Action
Museum of Tolerance
Register by Dec. 21st
(max enrollment is 65)

*Rock Your World, part of the Creative Visions Foundation, is a featured component of the Become a Defender unit of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights’ Speak Truth to Power curriculum.

School Greening Workshop

TreePeopleAre you looking to create an outdoor classroom by planting trees or a native plant garden on your campus? Join TreePeople on Saturday, October 4, 2014 for our FREE School Greening Workshop. This class will cover the ins and outs of planting and caring for trees as well as planting native plant gardens on school campuses including meeting district regulations. Mini grants are available for all participating schools.

Who: Teachers, Administrators and Eco Club Students

What: School Greening Workshop. See attached flier!

When: Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

Where: TreePeople’s Center for Community Forestry, 12601 Mulholland Drive Beverly Hills 90210

Mini Grants include:
1. A FREE project mentor and on-campus support with TreePeople staff
2. FREE tools and event day support for your planting or garden installation
3. FREE trees and plants for most projects
4. FREE gardening supplies

All participants must register at
http://www.treepeople.org/event/10/04/2014/school-greening-workshop

For more information please contact schools@treepeople.org

Tech Tools 101 Fall Session

tech-tools-101-logo       ECSL Advisor, Sammy Lyon, is conducting Tech Tools 101 at The California Science center this fall! Learn practical skills for using technology and social media to engage youth in service learning and community-based education. Get more information and register here. You can also check out this synopsis from a recent session of Tech Tools 101 to learn more about this dynamic workshop.

Volunteer Opportunity

Longtime ECSL member and advisor, Carolina Goodman, shares this unique opportunity to impact our local community and also enact far-reaching positive change.FlyerV2jpeg