December 2018 Newsletter

We are thankful for the many partnerships that support student learning and well-being in community schools. Here are three highlights that celebrate the joy of the season, the power of art to bring people together, and the role of caring adults and mentors in the lives of young people.

Spreading Holiday Cheer at Mann UCLA Community School

UCLA students from Connie Kasari’s lab hosted a holiday party for students at Mann UCLA Community School on December 14th, the last day before the winter break.  There was singing, dancing, and craft making—a fun time by all!

After-school Artists Decorate New Immigrant Family Legal Clinic

Our new Immigrant Family Legal Clinic launched this fall, serving the six RFK Community Schools. To make their new offices feel more like home, the UCLA Multigenerational After School Arts (MASA) Program provided artwork created by students and parents. Pictured here are MASA afterschool art program director Raymundo Baltazar, high school interns Sumaiya, Michael, and Eduardo, law students Mar Villora and Andrea Moreno, and clinic director Nina Rabin–in front of their new office across from the RFK Welcome Center.

Class of 2019 Interns Share Their Learning

On December 6th, the RFK Library was filled with students and mentors from 24 workplaces throughout Los Angeles, including the Koreatown Immigrant Worker Alliance, the UCLA Game Lab, Children’s Institute, the Peterson Automotive Museum, the Salvadoran Embassy and the UCLA Broadcast Studio. In the image above, student intern Zun learns from his mentor, and the studio’s manager, Sebastian Hernandez how to shoot and produce a story. In the passenger seat is UCLA professor emeritus John McNeil, celebrated in this story on his 99th birthday leading up to UCLA’s Centennial.

We wish you all a joyful and renewing holiday season!

Mason is a Den 1 student in Jihyun Park’s class at the RFK UCLA Community School.

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