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SDNOMA Virtual Summer Camp

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Passing this opportunity from the National Organization of Minority Architects:

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!   https://socalnoma.breezechms.com/form/91f2b64679 VIRTUAL – In consideration of the health and safety of our members, students and communities as we continue to face this international pandemic, we have developed this year’s program as an exciting virtual interactive experience. Be amoung the first  to register for the 2021 SoCal NOMA Summer Camp. The spirit, excitement and format will be the same as our in-person camp but the camp challenge acitivites and workshops will all be brand new!  We invite you to register today!   Thank you in advance for sharing the camp information with other parents and potential campers. See attached information and visit our website www.socalnoma.org.  

RECRUITING INTERESTED STUDENTS  
The Southern California Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (SoCal NOMA) is currently recruiting students for our annual Architecture Summer Camp.  Students who are interested in creative and technical design will benefit from the knowledge and exposure to professional mentors.  

 

The National Organization of Minority Architects created Project Pipeline Architectural Summer Camp to serve as NOMA’s solution to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities, especially African-Americans, pursuing careers in architecture. Project Pipeline’s Summer Camp continues exposure through student and intern membership categories for students as early as 5th grade.

 

2021 Project Pipeline VIRTUAL Summer Camp Information:

 

 CAMP DEMOGRAPHICS:
Ages: 10 – 17
Introductory & Advanced Classes for middle school campers
Architectural Boot Camp for high school campers

 

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM:
JOIN US ONLINE FOR VIRTUAL CAMP SESSIONS
Live Online Workshops & Activities
Virtual Building & Office Tours

 

CAMP DATES & TIME:
 July 10, 17 & 24, 2021
9 AM – 3 PM
 
CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN:
 


Feb 27: ACT-SO Writer’s Workshop

ACT-SO Writer’s Workshop: Poetry & Black History

All are welcome to join us at 2pm on February 22nd to work on writing poetry. Examples of great poems from Black writers of the ages will be used to inspire and instruct writers of all ages.

At the time of the workshop, anyone may join by visiting:

Zoom Requirements

For the safety of all attendees, we require the following from participants in our meetings:

  • Have a (paid or) free Zoom account and log in to it before attending
  • Use a current recognizable photo of their face as the profile picture
  • Use their legal first and last names on their profile

For help on setting up zoom, please see sandiegonaacp.org/zoom-setup

Jan 26: ACT-SO Mentor Orientation

Join us at 7pm on January 26th for an introduction to mentoring high school kids in our ACT-SO Program.

In this orientation, we’ll explain briefly how the ACT-SO program works, cover the requirements, responsibilities, and rewards of mentoring African-American high school students, and answer your questions. This event is for folks who are already signed up and/or who are just interested.

To learn more about the program, visit our home page: sandiegonaacp.org/actso

To sign up to volunteer (mentor, judge, committee member, etc), visit sandiegonaacp.org/actso-volunteer

At the time of the event, join via sandiegonaacp.org/actso-zoom

Zoom Requirements

For the safety of all attendees, we require the following from participants in our meetings:

  • Have a (paid or) free Zoom account and log in to it before attending
  • Use a current recognizable photo of their face as the profile picture
  • Use their legal first and last names on their profile

For help on setting up zoom, please see sandiegonaacp.org/zoom-setup

At the time of the orientation, anyone can join by visiting:

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ACT-SO Has a New Chair!

Please welcome Vatrice George as Chair of our Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics program for high school youth!

Vatrice is a Native San Diegan who attended college in NYC receiving her B.A. in English. After living in the NY/NJ area for 22 years, she moved back to California in 2018. 

Vatrice has worked in Administrative roles at several academic and research institutions. She currently works as a contractor for the Defense Health Agency and is a co-owner of a local clothing store. 

Vatrice is a lover of the arts, particularly the literary word. While living on the east coast Vatrice volunteered at several non-profit organizations including the Covenant House, One Brick NY and LISC Newark. She also collaborated with  Entrepreneurship and Arts organizations sponsored by Newark Mayor’s Office. Vatrice is excited to have the opportunity to assist in continuing ACT-SO’s mission of recognizing creative talent and academic achievement within the African American youth community. 

Please visit our home page if you are a high school student interested in winning scholarships and competing on a local or even national level!

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Our 2020 ACT-SO Olympians

We couldn’t be prouder of our 2020 ACT-SO Olympians!

This has been a very difficult year for so many reasons. Let us stop, though, and look at the accomplishments of our ACT-SO Olympians in the midst of it all!

This year, we have three Gold winners; Eryn (Painting and Filmmaking), Loba (Classical Musical Instrument) and Sherwin (Contemporary Musical Instrument.) They will go on to compete in the national ACT-SO competition in July over Zoom.

Sherwin also took home a Silver (Written Poetry) and a Bronze (Classical Musical Instrument), and Eryn earned a Silver (Contemporary Vocal) as well.

Joshua scored a double Silver (Photography and Computer Science), and Tracee netted a Bronze (Contemporary Vocal.)

Finally, Precious earned high praise from our judges for her written poetry, even if she is not quite old enough yet to formally compete.

Please give these kids a (virtual) round of applause. Also, please consider donating to ACT-SO or volunteering with our ACT-SO Committee, so that we can attract, enrich, celebrate and reward even more students next ACT-SO season!

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ACT-SO Results to be Announced

ACT-SO had its first day of competition on Saturday, May 23rd, over Zoom, with both Humanities and Performing Arts competitions. We’re excited to say that $2400 in scholarship prizes were earned that first day alone! You’ll have to attend our announcement on Sunday at 5pm to find out who earned which prizes.

ACT-SO’s 2nd day of competition was be May 30th, again over zoom. We will did Visual Arts and STEM on that day, and another $2200 in scholarships was earened.

We’d like to give a big thanks to May 23rd’s competitors, Sherwin, Loba, Tracee and Eryn, and last Saturday’s judges, Buki, Darwin, Ryn, Tomas, Shardie and Dennis.

Thanks as well to May 30th’s competitors, Joshua, Andrew and Eryn (again!), and last Saturday’s judges, Ryn (again!), Scott, Jasmine, Debashis, Ken, Ellen, Gail, Anya, Richard and Lewis.

Join us at 5pm on May31st to hear the exciting results:

sandiegonaacp.org/actso-zoom

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