March 8, 2002

Community Notes:

The Association of Chicana Activists Annual High School Conference of San Diego State University

The Association of Chicana Activists (A.Ch.A.) of San Diego State University, will be holding their 9th annual High School Conference on Saturday, March 9, 2002 from 8:30am to 4:00pm. The conference is held by a non-profit organization in order to encourage young Latinas/Chicanas to go to college and to pursue a higher education.

The conference includes several workshops ranging from education, personal growth, cultural awareness to the Chicana movement. We also hold workshops pertaining to issues of La Mujer, such as leaving home for the first time, and women in leadership roles. Michele Serros, an empowering mujer and the author of How to Be a Chicana Role Model and Chicana Falsa, will be the keynote speaker for the event.

One hundred end fifty different local schools have been invited to the free-one-day conference, full of educational workshops and entertainment. Both female and male students from middle schools and high schools are invited, as well as parents/guardians and other community members.

For more information call 619-594-4999 or email us at sdsuacha@collegeclub.com.

Chula Vista Library Offers Live Log on Homework Help

Since March 1, children and young adults are able to get immediate help for homework assignments from qualified tutors via the Internet. The Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library is offering Live Homework Help, an online tutoring service from Tutor.com that connects students to expert tutors in math, science, social studies and English.

Children in grades five through twelve can visit the Library and log on to designated computer terminals during the hours of 3 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday to receive live help from a tutor. Students enter their grade level and the subject they need help in and are immediately connected to a tutor in an Online Classroom and receive up to 20 minutes of help.

Students and tutors can review specific homework questions in the online classroom using features such as controlled chat, an interactive white board and shared Web browsing. When the session is over, students can print the session for future reference or to share with a parent or teacher. Both tutors and students complete surveys and this information is compiled and shared with the library each month.

Tutors are certified teachers, college professors, professional tutors and graduate school students from across the country. All of the participating tutors have received a criminal background check and reference check from Kroll Background America, and graduate school students credentials are confirmed by their university. All tutors have been certified through the Tutor.com Training Program.

The Civic Center Branch Library is located at 365 F St. For further information, call 691-5069.

Annual `Bargain Bash' Scheduled March 15-16

Thousands of household items including clothes, jewelry, tools, and more are scheduled to go on sale March 15-16 when Torrey Pines Christian Church stages its annual "Bargain Bash."

The "Bash" launched in the Seventies, has become one of San Diego's major rummage sales, drawing crowds from throughout the region to the church campus at 8320 La Jolla Scenic Dr. North, a short distance south of the UCSD campus. Prices will be slashed on such items as furniture, appliances, power tools, toys, giftware, crystal, electronics, sports, baked goods, antiques, books/tapes/videos/CDs, and whatever church members contribute after cleaning out their closets.

An 8:30 a.m. opening Mar. 15 will get the sale under way, including a bake sale, till it closes at 3 p.m. Lunch will be available.

On the following day, Mar. 16, sale hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lunch available. All items on that day will be sold at half price.

Community Students Prepare for College

The San Diego State University Pre-College Institute continues to assist underrepre-sented high school students to prepare for a college education. The Institute has a number of different programs that provide academic enrichment services to low-income, first-generation college-bound high school students.

Currently, these programs are seeking credentialed high school instructors to teach summer classes in the areas of social science, computers and physical science.

The overall goal of the Pre-College Institute is to encourage students to pursue a post-secondary education and to prepare them in advance for the academic, social, and psychological rigors of college life. During the summer, students take part in a challenging, college-simulated component in which they take academic coursework and live in the SDSU campus residence halls. Two of the summer components emphasize math, science and research skills. Teaching positions are available in physical science, computers and social sciences.

The Pre-College Institute invites you to help prepare our community's high school students for a successful college career. For further information on how to apply for this unique opportunity, please contact us at 594-6184.

First Annual "Copa Univision San Diego" Testing the Best Local Players in a 6-on-6 Soccer Tournament

As part of a series of local activities created to build excitement for its May broadcast of World Cup 2002, KBNT-TV, Univision San Diego proudly presents the First Annual "Copa Univision San Diego," a soccer tournament to be held the weekend of April 13-14. The Tournament will be held at the Kearny Mesa Park and Recreation Center from 8am to 10pm on Saturday the 13th, and from 10am to 5pm, the 14th.

The Tournament format will be on 6-on-6 competition with seven divisions open to boys, girls, and adults of various age groups. Each division will have First, Second and Third place winners, who will receive Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals respectively. In addition, the First place winners will receive jerseys for the entire team.

Adding to the excitement and anticipation, on the last day of the Tournament (Sunday, April 14th), there will be a fabulous give-a-way which will give the public a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win an unforgettable Grand Prize. The Grand Prize consists of an all expense paid trip for two to the world cup in Japan, including airfare, hotel accommodations, ground transportation, and tickets to one game. The lucky person MUST be present to win.

The World Cup 2002 is the most anticipated and watched soccer tournament of all time and the only true world championship. For the very first time, there will be 32 teams competing in two different sites: Japan and South Korea. The World Cup Tournament takes place from May 31st to June 30th.

For official rules and regulations contact KBNT-17, Univision San Diego.

Third Annual Bilingual Multicultural Job Fair 2002 Connects Job Seekers With Employment Opportunities in the Private and Government Sectors

Entravision/Bay City Television San Diego will be hosting the Third Annual Bilingual Multicultural Job Fair 2002 on Sunday, March 17, 2002. The event will be open to the general public from 12:00PM—5:00PM at The DoubleTree Hotel in Mission Valley, San Diego.

The job fair presents a great opportunity to those looking for employment or for a better job to speak one-on-one with human resources representatives from various local companies and government agencies about current and future openings, qualification requirements, application process, benefits, etc. Recruiters on the other hand, would have hundreds of job seekers to collect resumes, interview candidates, and hire qualified bilingual employees. The 3rd Annual Bilingual Multicultural Job Fair is sponsored in part by the Union Bank of California, the US Border Patrol and the US Army.

The DoubleTree Hotel address is 7450 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92108 and the phone number is (619) 297-5466. Admission is free. Complimentary on-site parking is available in the underground parking lot adjacent to the hotel.

Tercera Feria Bilingüe Multicultural Anual 2002 La Conexión Ideal Con Oportunidades de Empleo en la Empresa Privada y del Gobierno

Entravision/Bay City Television San Diego celebra la Tercera Feria Bilingüe Mul-ticultural Anual 2002 el Domingo, 17 de Marzo, de 12:00PM—5:00PM en el hotel "The DoubleTree Hotel" en Mission Valley, San Diego.

La feria de empleos es un servicio a la comunidad para facilitar la conexión entre aquellos que buscan empleo o nuevas oportunidades de trabajo con empresas locales y agencias del gobierno que buscan candidatos bilingües calificados. Durante el evento los interesados pueden hablar directamente con personal de recursos humanos sobre oportunidades de empleo disponibles actuales o futuras, requisitos, proceso de solicitud, beneficios, etc. Por su parte, las compañías y agencias de gobierno participantes tienen la oportunidad de recibir curricula vitales, entrevistar candidatos, y emplear personas bilingües calificadas. La feria de empleos es patrocinada en parte por el Union Bank of California, the US Border Patrol and the US Army.

El hotel DoubleTree está ubicado en el 7450 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92108 y su número de teléfono es (619) 297-5466. La entrada es completamente gratis. Además el hotel cuenta con estacionamiento gratis.

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