PACIFIC PALISADES—Palisades Charter High School (PCHS), a public school serving over 2900 students from 100 plus zip codes around Los Angeles, is in need of the community’s help in voting for a $100,000 grant that will significantly improve and increase the current services provided through Pali High’s Career Service Center and College Center.
A group of Pali staff members and parents gathered together in early October to submit a grant application to LA2050 Grant Challenge under their Learn Category.
The LA 2050 Grants Challenge is known for helping 10 organizations win $100,000 to make “their dreams of a better Los Angeles a reality,” as stated on the LA2050 website. In 2014, LA 2050 received more than 260 proposals for the Grants Challenge.
By casting their votes by November 3, community members can help Pali High win the grant that will be used for jobs, internships, college planning and career readiness.
According to the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce website, the grant will specifically help remodel the Career Services Center Office by “adding computers and job-internship search software for student use; increase job, internship, and mentorship placement; establishing career exploration activities such as Interest Profiling and career research starting in the 9th grade; establishing regular career presentations and panels; increasing work and career counseling; and creating a spring Workforce & Internship Fair.”
The grant will create an opportunity to increase staff members working within the Career Center to further help implement services provided to students. “These services would enable students, their academic counselors, and their college counselors to make prudent high school, college, college major, and program of study decisions,” states the Palisades Chamber.
Pali High also plans to bring in current Pali alumni not only to mentor current students, but to also serve as potential employers, creating a professional connection and inside guiding source for the Career Center.
The winners of this year’s Grant Challenge will be announced on December 8.
Individuals interested in helping Pali High win the grant can find additional information about the grant proposal at the following link: http://myla2050learn2015.maker.good.is/projects/PaliHigh2015?position=28&sort=135.