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Dakar Foundation Invites You To A State Of Education To Workforce Address @  Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC), Friday, June 1st 11am to 2pm.  You’ll experience Mixed Media through the lens of students from LAMC and Santa Monica City College: Featured is a fireside chat with Ted Lai, Apple Distinguished Educator and  Los Angele/ Orange County Director For StrongWorkforce, Richard Verches that will provide a glimpse of the future classroom for workforce training and placement. Also will be screening student trailers headed for distribution and student Immersive installations.  The goal is to collapse the barriers to entry to the creative tech economy for under-resourced communities, with guidance from the newly formed department, The Los Angeles County Education Arts Collective.

Confirmed Speakers/Presenters/Guests

Dr. Monte Perez

Vincent Taguiped

Donovan Green

Jazzy Harvey

Alton Glass

Mike McNair

Kat Nilsen

Gregg Johnson

Mylrell Miner


Urban Media Makers West

The events will tackle the following themes:

  • Next generation strategies using artificial intelligence & machine learning
  • What role could partners such as AT&T play in moving the needle?
  • What role could students play in shaping their trajectory?

Our Host For June 1st

Our Venue

D2CL Mentorship > Scholarship > Internship > Apprenticeship

The Run Of Show

Partners such as Michael McNair, Unicorn AR who uses Immersive Media to bridge STEM pedagogy for all sectors of education to career pathways in winning challenges and cases such as the MIT Creating Reality Hack 2017 will provide a breakout workshop. The LA community college and high school districts who are pipeline partners will provide a breakout workshop on how they succeed in placing students of color from community colleges statewide to 4-year universities with full-ride scholarships and wrap-around services.

The Los Angeles Arts Education Collective (LACAEC) , led by Program Manager Gregg Johnson who’s authored the strategy for that has help us recruit AT&T  and other corporate partners who seek to develop a farm system for their pipelines.  LACAEC is a force multiplier who has provided the standardization and increased awareness for developing a smart-pipeline and activation and engagement campaigns for all of the 84 school districts, 19 Community Colleges, and 10 four-year Universities in Los Angeles County.

Our goal is to prepare and place our home-grown talent in Los Angeles County, while providing a national model for other regional economies to adopt similar strategies. This partnership will allow us to create a think-tank that can distill the best practices of implementing policies, systems integration and adoption while allowing student innovation and inclusive voice to be seen, heard and nurtured along the way.

Our Key Note

Ted Lai, Apple Education has prepared a key note address that will start with “Why”.  Stay tuned for excerpts from Ted’s presentation and workshop.