Happy New Year Coordinators!
This is a particularly important newsletter, so please read to the end.
Team Grant & Coordinator Grants/Stipends
Payments have been processed by our finance team and have been delivered or are en route to delivery for all coordinators/schools who have completed their grant agreement process.
Amazing progress and work across all teams so far! If you've submitted your materials, feedback will be emailed to you personally sometime in the following week.
Past Due Materials
See "Reminders" for the complete list of past due materials. Coordinators will be directly contacted sometime this week for any missing materials.
Scarlett here. After four spectacular years of leading Girls Build with unparalleled brilliance and heart, our Director of Programs, Rhea Triñanes has transitioned out of LA Promise Fund and is moving onto working for our communities in a different capacity as Director of Impact at Revolve Impact.
With the help of my amazing colleague Leslie Aaronson, I will be leading Girls Build and you can continue to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org as your main contact.
Past Due Materials:
1. Submit Planning Phase Materials for Evaluation:
This marks the official end of your planning phase. We still have a number of teams who have not submitted their mid-year materials or their required forms.
Please turn in the following materials to us as soon as possible so that we can provide feedback as you move into implementation:
2. Complete Coordinator Grant Agreement Survey + DocuSign Forms
Complete this survey to indicate whether you'd like to have your Coordinator Grant ($1200/$600) sent to you directly or to your school/organization. DocuSign envelopes will be sent once your response is received.
3. Complete Team Grant Agreement + W9 Forms
4. Complete Pre-Challenge Surveys for Students + Coordinators
Coordinator Pre-Survey + Student Pre-Survey
5. Turn in Media Releases to email@example.com
Note: If you do not have all of these required materials completed as soon as possible, your team is at risk of losing funding. Coordinators will be directly contacted for materials that they have not turned in in the next week.
Virtual Professional Development (PD) Videos for Coordinators:
The Girls Build Virtual Professional Development Training for Site Coordinators is now live! It covers seven major topics we hope will help to make your project year a success:
Link to Site Coordinator Virtual PD Training
We're excited to give you an opportunity to win a brand new laptop computer for your team, courtesy of our supporters at Panasonic.
Simply have your team shoot + submit a video of 3 minutes or less on the following topic:
What has been your team's biggest accomplishment this year, and how did you achieve it?
We'd recommend briefly telling us about your accomplishment (anything, from electing officers for your team, a community event, a fundraiser, etc), and then using the most of the video to tell us about the specific tactics, strategies, tips, and technologies that allowed your team to make it happen.
We'll pick EIGHT of the best, masterful team videos and announce the winners in our next newsletter. The videos will also be published as part of GBTV on Instagram.
Click HERE to submit for your chance to win!
Deadline: Friday, January 24th, 2019
JUNIOR EXHIBIT GUIDE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Sponsoring Organization: Aquarium of the Pacific
Audience: Middle School Students in Southern California, Ages 11-14
When: Last weekend of February 2020
Description: Middle School Volunteers, Junior Exhibit Guides (JEG) are responsible for engaging in a learning conversation with Aquarium guests regarding the animals and exhibits throughout the Aquarium and providing an excellent guest experience for visitors. Participants will be trained on marine related information and skills to help them interact with the public.
Applicants should show great interest in marine biology and related fields, should be outgoing and be willing to take direction from supervisors, as well as peers. This program will be held on weekends only; participants be assigned a Saturday or a Sunday shift and will be expected to participate each week from 10AM – 2PM.
Deadline: January 17, 2020
MARINE LIFE "VOLUNTEENS" AT THE AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC
Sponsoring Organization: Aquarium of the Pacific
Audience: High School Students in Southern California, Ages 14-16
When: March 7, 2020 (Spring), June 15, 2020 (Summer)
Description: The VolunTEEN program is offered three times a year. Youth between the ages of 14 and 16 are eligible to participate in this highly structured, 80-hour program. After a competitive application process, selected participants will receive instruction on many aspects of marine life and the Pacific Ocean. In turn, they will then share this information with guests at interactive stations in each gallery. These hours do qualify for service learning, but the student gets so much more!
Participants will be assigned to a specific day of the week and are scheduled for 8 hours each week for 10 weeks. The program includes ongoing training on the Aquarium, its animals and habitats, and on development of exhibit interpretation skills.
Deadline: January 24, 2020 (Spring), May 1, 2020 (Summer)
SAMUELS FAMILY LATINO AND AFRICAN AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (LA-HIP)
Sponsoring Organization: Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Audience: African-American and Latinx Juniors in Los Angeles County
When: June 17th, 2019
Description: The Samuels Family LA-HIP was founded 13 years ago and has trained 170 high school students from the Los Angeles area. LA-HIP is a comprehensive yearlong internship program that combines biomedical research with college readiness workshops, academic enhancement and SAT preparatory curriculum. Students perform cutting-edge biomedical research experiments under the mentorship of scientists at the Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital during the summer before their senior year. LA-HIP also provides interns with college level didactic instructions in biology, SAT prep classes, academic enhancement and writing workshops; students also participate in college and financial aid workshops to assist in the college application process. LA-HIP has helped our interns to matriculate to some of the nations most elite colleges and universities.
Deadline: February 1, 2020
SHORT-TERM RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERREPRESENTED PERSONS (STEP-UP)
Sponsoring Organization: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Audience: Underrepresented and/or low-income High School Juniors and Seniors, nationwide
When: Summer 2020
Description: The STEP-UP Program provides hands-on summer research experience for high school and undergraduate students interested in exploring research careers. Students receive an all-expense paid training in the responsible conduct of research, along with a stipend and 8-10 weeks of full research experience under the guidance of research mentors.
Deadline: February 15, 2020
Sylmar Charter High School wrapped up their 2019 by supporting fellow Girls Build team Chicas Verdes from Manual Arts High School. They connected to lift each others' communities up. A fantastic show of support that impressed us! 💪
Mujeres con Ánimo at Animo Leadership Charter High School are hard at work building out their plan to interview and tell the stories of resilient immigrant women.
They have multiple committees comprising their team, including the Documentary Committee and the Action Committee. Great job building out those crucial structures of leadership and organization!