Tuesday, March 29, 2011

ECCLA Launches New School Liaison Program

Jay Adams, Executive Director of 24th St. Theater, leads teachers
and administrators through a work place tableau.
ECCLA welcomed the first inaugural school liaison class on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at the Kick-off event which took place at 24th Street Theatre from 4-6pm.  

The kick-off event was the perfect way to welcome our 22 participating schools into the program.  There were over 50 people in attendance including Liaisons, Principals, Local Resource Providers and ECCLA Board Members and Staff.

The newly designated school liaisons and their principals had the opportunity to network amongst each other as well as take part in the mini resource fair with some of the local providers in attendance including California Science Center, Mouth Saint Mary’s College, Natural History Museum, the University of Southern California and our venue host, 24th Street Theatre.
Jacqueline Hamilton, ECCLA Executive Director, and museum
representatives brief attendants on current programs and resources.

Interactive icebreakers, and small breakout sessions to discuss the challenges each school faces and what types of resources the school  is lacking were a great way to create consensus on how to make this program most successful and beneficial for all those involved.

Teachers and administrators act out workplace

About School Liaison Program:
The goal of the program is to enriched classroom experiences for students and teachers by providing effective and timely communication:
·        between central L.A. educators and museums, colleges and community organizations in the nearby region;
·        about ECCLA’s programs and partnerships; and
·        regarding classroom, field trip, fundraising, and other programs to enhance instruction.

The complete list of schools includes who are participating include:
·        32nd Street Visual and Performing Art Magnet School
·        Bishop Conaty / Our Lady of Loretto High School
·        Douglass-Marshall Middle School
·        Downtown Value School
·        George Washington Carver Middle School
·        Gertz-Ressler College Ready High School
·        Holy Name of Jesus Parish School
·        Hooper Avenue Elementary School
·        James Foshay Learning Center
·        John Adams Middle School
·        Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School
·        New Designs High School
·        Normandie Avenue Elementary
·        Para Los Ninos Elementary School
·        Richard Merkin Middle School
·        St. Thomas the Apostle Parish School
·        St. Vincent Parish School
·        Synergy Kinetic Academy
·        Thomas Jefferson High School
·        Tom Bradley Environmental Science and Humanities Elementary School
·        Vermont Avenue Elementary School
·        William J. Clinton Middle School

For additional information about the School Liaison Program please contact Vanessa Ramirez at vramirez@eccla.org or Jacqueline Hamilton at jhamilton@eccla.org or call (213) 743-4516.

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