The Zimmer Children’s Museum will be closed on
Tuesday, March 26, Wednesday, March 27, Sunday, March 31, and Tuesday, April 2.


 The museum will also be closed May 14 – May 17 

for museum maintenance. 


Open Door Day:
Spring Break
Monday, March 25 (LAUSD Spring Break)
10am – 1pm

While all children and families are always welcome at the Zimmer, the museum opens on special days exclusively for families with children with special needs.

Please call Farzaneh Neman at (323) 761-8910 to make a reservation.

Open Door Days are generously sponsored by CVS Caremark. 

Support Team Zimmer at the LA Marathon 5K!
 Once again, the Zimmer is an official charity of the LA Marathon! Show your support by joining donating to our team!

Media Sponsor

It’s Spring Break Bonanza!

At the Zimmer Children’s Museum, we value taking care of planet earth and exploring nature’s beauty! Join us from March 20 – April 5 for special workshops and family programs as we welcome spring, learn about bugs and butterflies, create upcycled art, design urban planters and more!

This summer, the Zimmer Children’s Museum’s 5 distinct week-long day camps will explore the community we live in, the plants, animals and places of the earth, and more!
Though the focus of each week will vary, each day will incorporate arts & craftsmusic & movement, and lots of playtime that help to develop the whole child!
Camp begins July 8 for children ages 3-6.

New Caregiver Academy Session! 
Next English speaking session begins March 14!
Classes are Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm

The Zimmer Caregiver Academy is a new branch of programming at the Zimmer Children’s Museum and is a unique curriculum exclusively for caregivers that focuses on the whole child.


Participants will gain valuable tools that will enhance skills as a caregiver and could be put into practice right away! Each session consists of four weekly classes and includes a variety of important early childhood education topics from health & safety, CPR and First Aid to developmental play activities and positive discipline techniques. American Heart Association CPR & First Aid Certification cards are included.


For more information, please contact Maria Palazzolo or (323) 761-8994.

 Sunday Family Program Highlight:
Marionette Magic!


Sunday, April 7, 2013, 3-4pm 

Come experience the magic of puppetry presented by Franklin Haynes Marionettes!  We’ll meet Patty Polar Bear, Pinocchio, Mr. Bubbles and more in this compelling family friendly show!


More programs.

Playing our way to a connected world…


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Central Library this weekend

The writing workshops the authors will be signing books and reading their works onstage.


Hi Everyone,

For those of you who don’t know me my name is Rocio Veliz and I work for CARECEN’s Education and Civic Participation Department. I am writing to you all because at CARECEN we have opportunities for students who are interested in Volunteering. Last year we had many students that provided academic support to students K-8th. This is an awesome experience for both the Volunteers and the students receiving the support. The Volunteers play a mentor role and in return gain skills and have an opportunity to give back to their community. In return we offer the students an evaluation letter and a recommendation letter with the amount of hours they served. If you know of any students who may be interested in volunteering in this manner you can refer them to CARECEN’s Youth and Parent Centerand ask for me Rocio Veliz.

After School Program 2012

CARECEN is located between 7th and Hoover our address is 2845 W. 7th St.Los Angeles CA90005 or you can reach me at the office 213.385.7800 x137. If you yourself haven’t been to CARECEN I invite you to come and check out our space. If you coordinate with me I can give you a tour of our facility.

We also have other youth programs such as an art class on Wednesdays and a Youth Leadership workshop on Friday’s. During the summer we offer internship opportunities where high school students play a teachers aid role. If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.


Rocio Veliz

Youth Coordinator

CARECEN (CentralAmericanResourceCenter)

2845 West 7th Street

Los AngelesCA90005

Phone Number 213.385.7800 x137



Good morning,

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a very relaxing break and happy holidays.

We will be having our next meeting this Wednesday (January 9th) from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Los Angeles Big Picture High School. Big Picture is located on the SW corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Hope Street, we’ll be meeting in a classroom on the 4th floor.  There will be student ambassadors downstairs in the lobby and they’ll be escorting our ACE people up in the elevator and guiding them to the classroom.

Thank you and I hope to see you at the meeting

Laura Basualdo, P.E.

Degenkolb Engineers 300 South Grand Avenue, Suite 1115 Los Angeles, CA 90071-3121 p: 213.596.5000 x5002 f: 213.596.5960

The Global Design for Humanity team, our juniors, are currently working on a project to aide Hurricane Sandy Victims. Help support our cause. As a teen you can make a difference by spreading the word to others to help support our cause. Donate now, so you can make a difference!  Look for our advertisement below and our video at the assembly:


Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  The World Court of Historickal Accuracy will convene on December fourteenth and December fifteenth, Two Thousand and Twelve to decide by trial whether the Industrial Revolution has, on the whole, been progress or problem.

We are requesting alumni and members of the community to act in the jury! Please email Ms. Solig if you can make it!



Due to some concern from the teachers regarding the departure time, we have rescheduled the pick-up time. The bus will leave Roybal at 3:45pm sharp, we cannot wait any longer because if we do we won’t have enough time to do all the activities we have planned.

Thank you,
Also, note that the arrival time on the way back depends on the traffic. Therefore, even though we will be leaving UCLA
at 5:30pm, we might not get to Roybal until 6:30 or so.

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 Laura Basualdo, P.E.


Degenkolb Engineers
300 South Grand Avenue, Suite 1115
Los Angeles, CA 90071-3121 
p: 213.596.5000 x5002
f: 213.596.5960

We would like to congratulate all of you that came to the All Schools Competition we had at SCI-Arc about a week ago. It was a very challenging task we were assigned to complete in only 2 hours, and we did it! Our Tower looked pretty similar to the one that the Team of Professionals had built, and that is something we should be proud of. Attached I’m sending a Certificate for those that participated.

 Our next meeting will be next week on Wednesday November 7th. We are still finalizing some details about our next meeting, so look for my email next Monday with more info.

Degenkolb Engineers
300 South Grand Avenue, Suite 1115
Los Angeles, CA 90071-3121
p: 213.596.5000 x5002
f: 213.596.5960  

These workshops are intended for juniors and seniors. We will have in the near future workshops with the same concepts opened for all high school students/grades. Because of the urgency of the college applications we are focusing on seniors and opening it up to juniors. I apologize for the confusion. I’ve attached the application on to this email. If any questions arise please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

This year we are celebrating Teen Read Week in style – with multiple Young Adult authors visiting branches as well as a big all day Young Adult Author event at Central Library on Saturday, Oct. 20th from 11-5pm.


The LA Green Festival, which will be held on Nov 17-18, is inviting
Southern California high school students to create artwork with themes
relating to the most pressing environmental and social issues of our time.
This is a wonderful opportunity for young artists to present their work in
a high profile venue. Deadline for submission is Oct 25th at 5pm.

contest rules/application:

Los Angeles Green Festival and Arts Earth Partnership present the “Art for
the Planet” Contest

What are we looking for?

Los Angeles Green Festival and Arts Earth Partnership (AEP) present the
“Art for the Planet” Contest. We invite Southern California high school
students to create artwork with themes relating to the most pressing
environmental and social issues of our time, these include:

– global climate change
– ocean pollution
– waste diversion and recycling
– rainforest destruction
– water conservation
– alternative energy
– toxic chemical usage
– species extinction
– pesticide-free food production
– air pollution
– loss of biodiversity
– indigenous cultures
– fair trade
– human trafficking
– environmental justice

 Who’s Eligible?
Southern California high school students.

Bresee Foundation

We need your help to have high school students in our community benefit from all the classes that we are offering this year, for free. Our leadership has invested a lot of  their time and resources to bring quality instructors to teach these classes. Bresee believes in providing quality after-school programming free of charge for the high school students in our community. Please help us!!

Youth Arts and Media (YAM) is a collaborative endeavor of arts, community, and human services organizations across Los Angeles working with youth in fine arts, digital media, media arts, photography, filmmaking, and theater arts. They seek to celebrate youth culture and to build a community in a richly diverse city.
YAM will hold an annual festival that screens and displays the work of youth from all over Los Angeles on August 11th.

*The flyer below is an open call for art submissions that may get displayed at the annual festival located at MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art. Read the flyer below for the submission guidelines.

FYI – Free medical, dental and vision care. Spread the word.

Dellis Frank
Organization Facilitator

Intensive Support and Innovation Center

333 South Beaudry Avenue

Los Angeles, California 90017

Office (213) 241- 0168

Fax    (213) 241- 2031
If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.
-Dellis Frank

Informational websites:

College Fair!

Cash for College


Hello Everyone,

This is just a friendly reminder that we have a few new programs starting this week and next. I will be sending out a full calendar later this week. I would also like to take this time to schedule some visits to your advisory periods so that I and my staff can visit and talk about our programs.
This Thursday our College Prep Class starts from 3:30-4:30 in the parent center ( We still want to have a class on Tuesdays for GS but we have to work out some details so until then please let your students know about this class)
WFIT Advisory starts Friday 3:00-4:30 in  the computer lab
Career Paths Cake Decorating Course starts Friday from 3:30-5:30 in the cafeteria
SAT prep starts Monday the 10th 3:15-5:15 and meets twice a week (Monday & Wednesday) in the computer lab.
Mayra Cordero