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Join Caesura Youth Orchestra Summer Camp!

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Below is an open letter from the President of one of our community partners, Caesura Youth Orchestra. They’re hosting a summer music camp and there’s still time to register your child. Read below to learn more.

The Caesura Youth Orchestra (CYO) is just completing it’s first year of service to the Glendale community. Our pilot program this school year was with students at the Cerritos Elementary School in south Glendale. CYO provides free music education, free group lessons and free instruments to participating students. Students who stay with the program for three years are able to keep the instruments to enhance their musical experience for the rest of their life.

The first group of students, ages 9-12 years old began in the Fall with virtually no knowledge of music. While the school provides a teacher to come to the school one day each week, she must provide music to over 400 students during that day including some small instrumental groups. CYO provides an after school program four days each week for two hours each day. The students initially learn to care for instruments and how to read music with a recorder. During the last month they have been introduced to an instrument of their choice of a clarinet, saxophone, flute or violin.

Many of these instruments were donated by members of the community and refurbished. In addition to learning music, the students learn the importance of team building by helping each other in learning music and in performances in class and in public.

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The first CYO Summer Music Camp will be held at the Roosevelt Middle School from June 8-July 10. Participating students will come to the school from 9 AM to 1 PM Monday through Friday. They will be given music education, sectional rehearsals and workshops, full ensemble rehearsal and lunch each day. The Summer Music Camp will conclude with a public performance at Roosevelt Middle School, 222 E Acacia Avenue on Friday, July 10 at 7 PM. Students in the art class at Cerritos will be providing an art exhibit at the performance.

Community members are providing support for the CYO students by providing a scholarship allowing them to attend at no cost. We are grateful to the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Oakwood Financial Management and individuals for their support.

Other students wishing to attend the Summer Music Camp may contact Dave Ferguson, CYO President for an application and fee information. Please visit our website for more information about the Caesura Youth Orchestra, www.mycyo.org.

Dave Ferguson
President

How to Get Your Worker’s Permit – Habla Con Abogado Sobre Permiso De Trabajar

EVERYBODY’S WELCOME TO ATTEND
A TALK WITH AN ATTORNEY ON GETTING YOUR WORK PERMIT

What: A free information session on How to Get Your Worker’s Permit based of the new executive order announced by President Obama this past November 20, 2014. Learn about the two new orders that provide assistance to immigrants, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of American citizens and residents (DAPA). Also, find out about the qualifications to apply for your permit, deferred action and what the government requests when submitting the application. This session will be presented by immigration attorney, Samuel Baumer, who speaks Spanish, and who will be happy to answer any questions.

We will also discuss the recent injunction by the U.S. District Court in Texas, which intends to stop the implementation of extended DACA and DAPA. We hope to see you at this event.

When: March 29, 2015 at
Time: 2PM
Where Iglesia Dios Restaura
360 W. Windsor Rd.
Glendale, CA 91204
Contact Number: 213-482-9363, ask for Gaby

SON TODOS BIENVENIDOS
HABLA CON ABOGADO SOBRE PERMISO DE TRABAJAR

Para: Una sesión informativa gratis, sobre la orden ejecutiva que anuncio el Presidente Obama el pasado Noviembre 20, 2014. Aprende sobre la acción diferida para estudiantes (DACA), este acto es para personas que vinieron de ninos y ahora pueden obtener autorizacion de trabajo y la acción deferida para padres de ciudadanos y residentes americanos (DAPA), este acto ayuda a padres que tienen hijos que son ciudadanos agarar permiso de trabajo y alivio temporal de la deportacion. También entérate de cuáles son los requisitos para aplicar y que requiere el gobierno para someter la aplicación para acción deferida. Esta sesión será presentada por el abogado de inmigración, Samuel Baumer, quien habla español, y tendrá gusto de contestar todas tus preguntas..

Hablaremos sobre los recientes acontecimientos del tribunal de distrito en Texas, que intenta parar la implementación del DACA extendido y DAPA. Esperamos contar con tu presencia.

Cuando: Marzo 29, 2015
Hora: 2PM
Donde: Iglesia Dios Restaura
360 W. Windsor Rd.
Glendale, CA 91204
Numero de Contacto: 213-482-9363, pregunta por Gaby

Register for Mentor Orientations in March and April

BECOME A MENTOR! HELP US HELP FAMILIES UP AND OUT OF POVERTY

Mentorship is a shared opportunity for learning and growth. At some point in our past we’ve encountered someone that has made a difference in our lives – Someone who inspired us to reach higher and do better, someone who provided a different perspective or taught us lesson, or was just willing to be there and stand by our side. In order to provide the participants in our Economic Stability Program the best chance of success, each family member aged 12 and above is partnered with an adult mentor. For 1-2 hours a week, mentors will stand shoulder to shoulder with their family member and provide the enthusiasm, coaching, encouragement, and support in helping them achieve their goals.

MENTOR ORIENTATIONS – Locations and Times

Pacific Park
501 S Pacific Ave, Glendale, 91204
March 14th & April 25th 10AM
Maple Park
820 E Maple St., Glendale, 91205
March 28th & April 11th 10AM

The #1 job for our Mentors is to BE THERE, by providing support and encouragement. Other skill sets are also useful in being a mentor. Mentor teams need people supporting in the following areas:

  • Home economics, budgeting, long-term planning – for one or both parents
  • Tutoring and coaching for kids and teens – for each child aged 12 and older
  • Life skills and special events / parental breaks – for one or both parents

Each group of mentors will connect with the case manager to discuss progress, problems, and possibilities for improvement regularly. Mentors are a very important part of our team and efforts. As such we provide training, resources, and a dedicated case manager to support you.

Core qualifications for becoming a mentor:

  1. Be at least 21 years of age
  2. Commit to serve as a mentor for one family member for a minimum of 1-2 hours a week for 12 months
  3. Pass a Live Scan background check

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE ABOUT BEING A PART OF A SOLUTION TO END POVERTY –
CONTACT: PRISCILA VERGARA AT 818.477.0793 OR PRISCILA@GLENDALECOMMUNITASINITIATIVE.ORG