Re-writing the Statistics

A group of female Cloud & Fire students attended the Adelante Mujer Latina Career Conference at Cal State University Northridge on Saturday, March 21st. The event’s purpose was to empower young Latina women to consider careers in medicine, education, urban planning, physics, design, law, law enforcement and engineering. Workshops were set up for each featured career lead by Latina women—professionals in their field. Each presenter shared their own personal story …

Manufacturing Summit

Cloud and Fire’s College and Career Advisor, Tracy DiFilippis, along side with Los Angeles Valley College, hosted a Manufacturing Summit on Thursday, March 5. The event hosted about forty representatives from a variety of companies and schools in an effort to draw support for an untapped work opportunity for students: Apprenticeships. Several presenters touched on what Apprenticeships are and how they are both beneficial to companies and students alike. Apprenticeships …

LA Mission College Field Trip

On Friday, November 7, 2014, a group of about forty Cloud & Fire students, accompanied by staff and volunteers, attended Los Angeles Mission College (LMC) and CTE Transitions’ “Focus on Careers” Day. The event gathered high school students from local high schools to offer them a wealth of information on life after high school and particularly at LMC. Students viewed presentations from the Multimedia, Culinary Arts, Child Development, Administration of …

Inspiring Vision for the Future

Last weekend at Cloud & Fire YouthBuild, a group of about 20 students, young adults ages 17-24, took a short trip out of their neighborhood to visit the local college campus of Cal State University Northridge. Despite the university only being about 20 minutes away from where most of these students live, for many it was their first time stepping onto a university campus.  Once there, the group participated in a guided tour, …