Los Angeles, CA 90001
SoLa Impact is seeking volunteer camp counselors to join us for a new technology and entrepreneurship summer camp for low-income youth in South LA! Middle school students will dive into the world of technology and design! Each week students will learn about a different fun subject, such as video game design, photoshop, stop-motion animation and much more! Join us for this one-of-a-kind immersive experience where we will utilize state-of-the-art technology such as gaming computers, Oculus virtual reality headsets and old-school arcade games to explore the world of tech! SoLa Impact and its non-profit affiliate the SoLa I CAN Foundation are building South Los Angeles’s first Technology and Entrepreneurship Center to inspire the next generation of Black and Latinx tech workers, leaders and entrepreneurs to open in Fall 2021. On June 14, the center will open with a Summer soft-launch in a temporary in-person space in the heart of South Los Angeles. The camp is a five-week experience with each week having 15-25 middle school students and different themes as follows: ● Animation and creating a personally branded online portfolio (June 14-18) ● Create your own Video Game and Twitch or Youtube Channel (June 21-25) ● Mural and Street Art Design and Composition (June 28-July 2) ● Canvas and Poster Design (July 6-9) ● Graphic Design and Photoshop (July 12-18) VOLUNTEER DETAILS: As a Camp Counselor Volunteer, you will play a critical role in creating an empowering environment for our participants. From assisting with setup to encouraging students to express their creativity through their projects, you will be a part of the team that assures our participants leave the camp prepared and confident to explore new career opportunities that they would not otherwise have. In addition to assisting our participants, you will have the opportunity to work alongside mission driven individuals invested in elevating those helping us carry out our mission. ESSENTIAL DUTIES Work with SoLa I CAN team to assure daily programming is running smoothly Familiarize yourself with the daily schedule and venue to guide participants Encourage students to follow their schedule in a timely manner Assist team with daily check in and check out procedures Have an enthusiastic, team player attitude - no task is too small or too big Assist with daily lunch distribution and clean up Help camp instructors with their workshops as needed Assure that COVID-19 safety protocols are being followed. Ex: participants wearing masks Have fun, impact lives, and expand your network. f you are interested, please send a note to Moe Galal: firstname.lastname@example.org *Must be fully vaccinated and willing to follow COVID-19 safety protocols* ABOUT THE COMPANY The SoLa I CAN Foundation (est. 2017), the 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of SoLa Impact, is built on a simple premise: If you CAN see it, you CAN be it. SoLa aims to improve the lives of South LA residents through access to educational, technological, and economic opportunities. We work towards uplifting underserved Black and Latinx communities using our four pillars of change: 1) Access to Career Development & Entrepreneurship; 2) Access to Education & Tech Innovation; 3) Access to Financial Literacy & Economic Mobility; 4) Access to College Readiness & Scholarships. SoLa Impact is ranked by Forbes (Dec. 2019) as one of the Top Opportunity Zone Funds in the U.S. We are a Los Angeles based private equity and social impact fund that focuses on acquiring, developing, and renovating properties in Los Angeles and have acquired 1000+ apartments and 110 mixed-use buildings over the last 18 months and are in progress on an additional 1,500 ground up residential units. The Fund focuses on providing quality housing in historically depressed markets and revitalization of urban neighborhoods. We offer a fast growing, fast paced environment which is intellectually challenging, yet extremely rewarding and fulfilling due to the social mission that we fulfill.
Date Posted: Jul 22, 2021