WHAT DOES CTLA MEAN TO ME?

 

This month we celebrate one year of Community Teachers of Los Angeles! CTLA is a support system for aspiring and current teachers and educators who seek to provide a socially just, transformative, and community-centered education and led by Kid City Alumni. Alumna and intern, Kimberly Sanchez writes about what CTLA means to her and her endeavors of being a teacher!

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What it means to be a “Care For” Teacher by KC Alumna, Jeannette Guerra

 

 

Kid City Alumna and Teach For America corps member, Jeannette Guerra is a current 9th grade teacher at Manual Arts High School. Her time at Kid City began as participant of the high school and college programs. From a student at Orthopaedic Medical Magnet High school to a student at Cornell College in Iowa,  she is now a teacher in her own community of South Los Angeles. She shares with us her motivations for becoming a teacher and how she approaches teaching from compassion and understanding, specifically through "care for" approach.

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#DOUBLEPELL: VIRTUAL ADVOCACY DURING THE PANDEMIC

Kid City along with SoCal Can and three LA organizations join the National College Attainment Network (NCAN) to advocate for #DoublePell!

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LEARNING DURING COVID: A LISTENING SESSION WITH EDUCATION ADVOCATES, LEGISLATORS, AND STUDENTS

Kid City has embarked on a new education research project: Learning During Covid-time. 15 high school and college students shared their experiences in what it means to learn during a global pandemic with education advocates and legislative staff across the state. Read more here.

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Gates Scholarship Semi Finalist & community leader: Stephanie Contreras

A participant of the mentorship program and a long time member of the Kid City community, Stephanie is a semi-finalist of the Gates Scholarship! We are so excited for what's to come for Stephanie! Read an excerpt from her scholarship application here.

 

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THE PRIVILEGE OF READING YOUR STORY BY ARIANNA MARTINEZ

Arianna Martinez is a volunteer and current mentorship program coordinator, who worked with devotion days leading up to UC app deadline. Read about her personal recount of her experience here!

 

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CLEARING THE PATH WITH PIQs

A big day and the looming deadline to submit college applications to UCs and CSUs at Kid City isn't possible without people like Charlie Schneider!

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REIMAGINING CELEBRATION AND CONNECTION: #SPLASHATHOME

Ringing in the 10th year anniversary of Splash of LA could not have been imagined being celebrated & organized to fit into the size of a computer screen.

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MAKING MUSIC ON GARLAND AVENUE

The power of music does not shelter in place during COVID-19, at least not for music participant Jonathan Renoj. A guitar player and vocalist, Jonathan and his band, The Losers, recently released their first EP titled, Garland Avenue on numerous music streaming platform.

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WELCOMING OUR NEWEST INTERNS FOR THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

For the 2020-2021 school year, we are excited to have two interns from Harvard Graduate School of Education!

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