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CityNotes for Thursday April 9th, 2015

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Subject: CityNotes for Thursday April 9th, 2015
From: CityNotes <Citynotes@ccsf.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 22:12:41 +0000

1. Real Estate Scholarships

2. April is Rape Awareness Month

3. Legally Blonde

4. Mini-Grants

5. ESL

6. End of the Year Reception

7. Financial Literacy Workshops

8. The Downtown Center Library and The Associated Students Council Present: Fashion Matters-Speaker Series

9. East Meets West

10. Innovative CCSF Bridge to Success Program Awarded $3 Million Grant

1. Real Estate Scholarships: The following CCSF real estate students each received a  $400.00  scholarship from the California Community College Real Estate Endowment to aid them in their professional real estate education for a total $4,800.00 for CCSF. CCSF had the largest number of real estate scholarship (11) recipients in the entire CA community College system. Cerritos College came in at number 2 with 10 scholarship recipients. A lot to be proud of.  Pass the word! Submitted by Carol A. Jensen.


Katherine Amporias

Nichols Garrison

Dennis Chi Fai Ip

Nicolas Garrison

Vincent Lu

Shirlene Kwan

Cynthia Wong

Jimmie Jackson

Elisabeth Watson

Zafar Hafez

Daniel Williams

2. April is Rape Awareness Month: Check out these workshops on campuses, please see attached flyer for more details.

Bystander Intervention Workshop
Thursday April 9               1-2:30 pm
Rosenberg 304

Free Non-Credit Self-Defense Classes
Saturdays April 11 and 18     12-1:50 pm
Mission Campus   1125 Valencia    near 22nd Street

SF Women against Rape: Walk against Rape

Saturday April 18    10 am-1 pm

Gather at The Women's Building

3543 18th Street near Valencia

Sign up to walk and fundraise with Project SURVIVE's team

Drawing the Shades
Thursday April 23 10-11 am    11:30-12:30 pm
Rosenberg 304
A play about four rape survivors
Project SURVIVE 20th Anniversary Exhibition
Second Floor Rosenberg Library
Through Friday April 24

ReDressing Injustice Installation
Third Floor Cloud Hall
Monday-Thursday April 27-30           10 am-3 pm
Commemorating the hundreds of unsolved murders and rapes perpetrated against women living in Mexico, Guatemala, and Canada, where indigenous women have been targeted

Submitted by Leslie Simon

3. Legally Blonde: CCSF Theatre Presents Legally Blonde!

Friday, April 17th & 24th @ 8pm
Saturday, April 18th & 25 @ 8pm
Sunday, April 19th & 26  @ 2pm

$15 General
$10 Students, Seniors & TBA members

Please see the attached flyers for more information! Submitted by Deborah Shaw.

4. Mini-Grants: Thanks to Carol Jensen, Carole Meagher, Rudy Padilla, and Mia Rusali, the Business Department was awarded four mini grants through Perkins funding. Our current and potential students will surely benefit from these awards.


Noncredit (textbooks to support new technology)          $10,000

Real Estate  (software license)                                    $10,000

Supervision and Management (software)                      $ 9,547

Retail Management (pamphlets)                                   $   750


Submitted by Ophelia Clark.

5. ESL: ESL Classes are opening! From CTE (Technical) to Healthcare to Child Development there are classes for everyone. Check out the four flyers attached for all the details! Submitted by Terri Massin.

6. End of the Year ReceptionAnchors away! The Faculty Association & the Chancellor's Office would like to invite you to our annual End of the Year Reception to be held on Friday, May 8th at Pierre Coste.  At this event, we will honor our 2014-2015 retiring faculty. 


This year's theme is nautical, so let's put on our Bermuda shorts and sun hats on May 8th and wish our colleagues bon voyage!


When: Friday, May 8th  (4-7pm)

Where:  Pierre Coste Restaurant

General fee = $15 (includes food and drinks)

Retiring faculty - free!

Alumni - free!


Please RSVP to Erin Denney at sdenney@ccsf.edu by April 30th so that we can plan for foods and beverages accordingly.  Please also let Erin know the following:


.         If you are a current CCSF employee, retiring faculty member, or already retired

.         If you need a parking permit for the event (one can be mailed to you electronically)


We look forward to seeing you there! Submitted by Trinh Tran.

7. Financial Literacy Workshops: The Downtown Center will be offering four FREE financial literacy workshops starting next Wednesday (flyer attached). Those who attend 3 out of 4 workshops will receive a gift.


The four workshops will be held from 12:00 - 1:30 pm in room 821 (refreshments will be provided):

April 15: Basics of Banking (how to keep your money safe and help it grow)

April 22: Create a Budget (how to get out of debt and save money)

April 29: Use Credit to Your Advantage (how to establish good credit and keep it)

May 6: Planning for Your Financial Future (how to start planning for your future and increase your net-worth)


This workshop series (in partnership with Wells Fargo Bank) is open to all CCSF Students. Will you be able to share/announce this learning opportunity with students? A Chinese translator will be at the four workshops.


Seating is limited. Those interested in attending need to RSVP by sending Geise Ly an email ASAP at gly@ccsf.edu.

8. The Downtown Center Library and The Associated Students Council Present: Fashion Matters-Speaker Series:

Radiant Beauty; Look Fabulous, Feel Great & Live

Topic: Kim will share some important points on skin health, functional nutrition; as it relates to skin health, and some simple makeup tips for professional women to look flawless in minutes
MON.  APRIL 13, 2015 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. 
Educated Palate - Downtown Center, 88 4th St /Mission
For more information, contact 
Suzanne Lo, 415-267-6505, slo@ccsf.edu or Kelly Armstrong,kelly.armstrong@mail.ccsf.edu 
Learn from Kim Evans, MA, LE, CMT, Licensed Aesthetician, Makeup Artist, Holistic Massage Therapist, Business Woman, Nutrition Educator and Consultant and owner of 2GORJIS Integrated Health & Wellness

This event was made possible by your $5 Student Activities Fee. This club is officially recognized by the Associated Student Council of City College of San Francisco. Persons requiring disability-related accommodations for this event should contact Disabled Student Programs and Services at  (415) 452-5481. Please allow for 72 hours advance notice. Approved for posting  CCSF. This Talk is free and the public is welcome. Submitted by Katherine Gelardi.

9. East Meets West: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month May 2015

May 5, Tuesday | 10:30 -11:30 am
Ruthanne Lum McCunn Chinese Yankee Lecture + Book Signing
Chinatown/North Beach Center Auditorium

May 6, Wednesday | 12:00 -1:00 pm
Lan Cao The Lotus and the Storm Lecture + Book Signing
Ocean Campus, Rosenberg LLRC, 3rd Floor, Multimedia Room R305

May 6, Wednesday | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Ruthanne Lum McCunn Chinese Yankee Lecture + Book Signing
Ocean Campus, Rosenberg LLRC, 3rd Floor, Multimedia Room R305

May 6, Wednesday | 7:00 -8:00 pm
Lan Cao The Lotus and the Storm
Lecture + Book Signing
Mission Center, Valencia Bldg, Room 107 /108

May 13, Wednesday | 10:15 -11:30 am
Abe Ignacio
The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War
Lecture + Book Signing
Downtown Center Library, Room 821

Library Exhibition
March 15th-September 26th
Our American Stories: Asian American Artists
Illuminate History, Culture and Identity
Artist Panel: April 23rd | 6:30-7:30 pm
Guest Curator: Judy Shintani
Rosenberg LLRC, 2nd Floor, 
Madeleine Haas Russell Gallery

10. Innovative CCSF Bridge to Success Program Awarded $3 Million GrantSFSU Metro Program in Collaboration With CCSF Also Wins $3 Million
The State of California has awarded $3 million to City College of San Francisco (CCSF) in support of Bridge to Success, a collaborative effort among CCSF, San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), the Mayor's Office, San Francisco State University, and the community.  Bridge to Success, already in operation at City College and widely successful, aims to double the number of youth who achieve college credentials in San Francisco. 

One of 14 colleges awarded from a highly competitive statewide pool of 58, City College's innovative Bridge to Success program came up a big winner in the "Awards for Innovation in Higher Education," a one-time $50 million allocation that supports outstanding existing practices and systems to help more students graduate within four years. Formed in 2010, Bridge to Success was initially funded by a Gates Foundation Communities Learning in Partnership grant. A product of unprecedented collaboration between CCSF and SFUSD, each institution shared intensive data analysis for the first time as a foundation for joint communication to increase understanding of each institution's individual efforts to improve student outcomes and close the achievement gap. 

Working in a coordinated fashion, the partnership identified four "loss points" where SFUSD students leave the educational system in higher concentrations: (1) between 9th and 12th grade; (2) upon high school graduation; (3) during matriculation; and (4) once enrolled at CCSF. Sweeping changes to the existing student track were implemented, including, but not limited to, priority registration for SFUSD graduates, reform of placement testing, accelerated English and Math sequences, early warning indicators for high school and middle school students, and a citywide college day for high school seniors termed "FRISCO Day" (this year's FRISCO Day will take place on April 24) Collectively, these efforts have decreased the time for a student to complete a college degree and equate to a cost savings of at least $15,687,000 per year. 

These cost savings come at little or no cost to the district because they are the direct result of sustainable policy changes. The $3 million dollar award for CCSF's Bridge to Success, already considered a success at the college, means the program not only can continue keeping local students on track but has funds to expand offerings making the program even better. Incredibly, CCSF's Bridge to Success program wasn't the only winner that CCSF plays an integral role in. SFSU's Metro College Success Program (Metro), a joint program of SFSU and CCSF, also received one of the highly competitive $3 million dollar grants. Founded in 2007 in collaboration with SFSU, Metro helps underrepresented students navigate their first two years of college.  

Together, the new funding places City College of San Francisco at the epicenter of a groundbreaking effort to extend access to education to all San Franciscans. "This work has been vital, and I could clearly see how the partnership's work had made a profound impact when I came on board as Chancellor of CCSF in late 2013," said Art Tyler, Chancellor of CCSF. 

As noted by Kevin Truitt, Associate Superintendent, Student, Family, and Community Support, SFUSD, "The greatest thing that came out of Bridge to Success has been building the relationships with individuals at CCSF. I look forward to our work together in continuing to matriculate students to college and continuing to ensure that students are prepared for and successful in college." Several innovations of practice for Bridge to Success are planned for the coming year, including Early Warning Indicators for elementary school students, and a summer bridge program for high school seniors entering CCSF.

Additional information regarding the Bridge to Success Program is available at: http://sfbridgetosuccess.org/http://www.dof.ca.gov/innovationawards/submitted_applications/documents/%5B21%5D%20City%20College%20of%20San%20Francisco.pdf


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