La Casa Azul Productions’ Digital Media Apprenticeship Pilot Program
La casa azul productions
La Casa Azul Productions is the name for this project; ‘la casa azul’ means The Blue House in English. The name refers to the house in which Bianca Alvarado (our program leader) was raised in Tijuana, México.
Our long-term vision is to create a space where youth can learn about digital media. The current pilot program will be hosted in the southern region of San Diego, California known as Chula Vista. Located just a few miles away from the Tijuana border.
WHAT WE DO
The pilot program, will concentrate on implementing an apprenticeship program where Hispanic youth will receive training and knowledge on careers related to technology, specifically in digital media content creation.
Online Learning and Internships
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Our current progress:
Results from a recent survey indicate that out of 27 students interested/enrolled in taking the course on website development, 60% are girls and 70% are considered low-income and receive free school lunch.
Benefits of Online Course
Students will be able to access the content at any time. They will be able to review the material if needed.
Data & Online Course
We will be able to better track their progress and run analytical data.
87% of youth from the first workshop told us that this was the first tech course that they had ever taken.
For Youth by Youth
We are creating youtube-style videos that are created by youth for youth
We will be creating a blended learning program where students learn online and will have a physical space to implement their learning with a local business.
This initial project pilot is funded through an Alumni TIES small grant sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by World Learning.