Operation Jump Start

Operation Jump Start

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Mark is one of many mentors at Operation Jump Start, a Long Beach-based organization that helps low-resourced, high-potential first-generation students get in, stay in, and graduate from a four-year college. Now in his third year with the program, he’s relished the chance to build a relationship with his mentee, who he’s been with since eighth grade. Read more about his story on our blog!
Announcing our first quarter grants! Congrats to Creative Acts, Michael D. Eisner College of Education, Friendship Foundation, Good+Foundation, Koreatown Youth and Community Center, Operation Jump Start, and Sages & Seekers.
The way NCAN members are stepping up for students and their families is nothing short of inspirational. πŸ™Œ

Members: Thank you for being there for nearly 2 million students across the country as we all deal with the effects of COVID-19.

Read more on how NCAN members are : https://bit.ly/3boyqWR

GEAR UP at Marion City Schools, Partnership for the Future, Woodward Hines Education Foundation, College Success Foundation, Alabama Possible, Denver Scholarship Foundation, Operation Jump Start, College Bound, School District of Lancaster πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Long Beach Board Connection Update:
Curious to know which organizations will be recruiting new board members at our event on Monday, February 24th at the EXPO Arts Center? Check out the list of over 45 organizations listed below and get your tickets today! Visit tnpsocal.org to register today!

Don't miss out on this chance to engage in conversations with the leaders from these fine organizations and discover how you can contribute to their work to improve, enhance, and enrich our communities!

Able ARTS Work, Adventures to Dream Enrichment, Alliance for Housing and Healing, Arts Council for Long Beach, Bayfront Youth & Family Services, The California Conference for Equality and Justice, California Produced, Center for Restorative Justice Works, Compassionate Artists, Dramatic Results, Empowered Health Foundation, Engage The Vision, EntreNous Youth Empowerment Compton Youth Build, ESP Education & Leadership Institute, Food Finders, Gay For Good, GO-FAME, Golden State Humane Society, Kontrapunktus Baroque, Leadership Long Beach, The Long Beach Chorale & Chamber Orchestra, Long Beach Creative Group, Life Purpose Center, Linc Housing Corporation, Live Love Animal Rescue, Long Beach BLAST - Better Learning for All Students Today, Long Beach Camerata Singers, Long Beach Forward, Long Beach Meditation, Long Beach Organic, Long Beach Police Foundation, Long Beach Public Library Foundation, Long Beach Youth Chorus, Mental Health America of Los Angeles, New Hope Grief Support Community, Operation Jump Start, P3 Theatre Company, Pony Box Dance Theatre, Speech And Language Development Center, South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency, Stroke Support Association, The Guidance Center, The Heart of Ida, Jazz Angels, The Long Beach City College Foundation & Alumni Association, Tichenor Clinic for Children, Trails4All, Walk With Sally, and YMCA of Greater Long Beach

Congrats to our fourth quarter grantees: Alliance for Children's Rights, EngAGE, Generations United, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), Los Angeles House of Ruth, KCRW, LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Operation Jump Start, University of Southern California, & GOALS. Read more about their work below!
Hosted at Wallis Annenberg PetSpace, the latest Annenberg Alchemy Tech cohort celebrated their graduation from our signature technology capacity-building program yesterday! Congratulations to all of the inspiring organizations that participated – Angel Flight West, BVCHD MOM and Dad Project, Claris Health, EXP, heidi duckler dance, Institute for Educational Advancement, League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, Operation Jump Start, Our Community School, Partnership Scholars Program, Bresee Foundation, Pony Box Dance Theatre, Pretend City Children's Museum, Pure Game, Red Hen Press, Reef Check Foundation, SAJE, Society Of Extraordinary Women, and
The Amanda Foundation!
We're excited to welcome Operation Jump Start to our Board Matching event this week. Operation Jump Start is a Long Beach based nonprofit organization helping low-resourced, high-potential first generation students get in, stay in, and graduate from a four-year college through academic support, one-on-one mentoring, and exposure to a broader world. Hope to see you on June 12th at 6:30 pm so they can share more about their work.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1324170291078672/

If you are a nonprofit or social good organization who wants to participate, RSVP on Eventbrite. https://nonprofit-incubator-board-member-matching.eventbrite.com

Turning college dreams into reality for under-resourced, first-gen Long Beach youth!

Operating as usual

09/26/2023

There's an upcoming community-ran event happening that will support Operation Jump Start! Mark your calendars for October 8th, 2023 for a Surf Style Beach Celebration! 🌊🌴

Come on out for a fun beachside experience filled with live music, refreshing treats, thrilling live & silent auctions, and more πŸŽΆβ˜€οΈ

This incredible event is spearheaded by a dedicated community member and proceeds from this event will support OJS. This is truly a one-of-a-kind way to show your love and support for OJS. 🀝❀️

Stay tuned for more details, and don't miss out on the waves of fun, wellness, and giving back this October 8th! 🌞🌊

Get your tickets here: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/2e069ed1-48d5-408e-ba67-2f08d5dd55a9

09/12/2023

Long Beach Gives is next Thursday September 21st, and we invite you to celebrate in style with us at The Wicked Wolf!

On September 21, The Wicked Wolf Long Beach will be holding "Together We Ryes", a special Uncle Nearest Whiskey Tasting event in benefit of Operation Jump Start!

Tickets purchased for this event will benefit Operation Jump Start and include admission, an Uncle Nearest Whiskey flight of three whiskies with respective cheese pairings, and one Uncle Nearest Rye cocktail created by the Wicked staff. A small silent auction fundraiser for Operation Jump Start will also be held during the event.

Help support OJS and enjoy a wonderful evening exploring Uncle Nearest Whiskey! Tickets are available now and are open to the public so invite your friends and enjoy a fun evening!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uncle-nearest-whiskey-flight-cheese-pairing-event-tickets-709562429327?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl

Mο»Ώust be 21 years or older to attend. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 09/08/2023

We're thrilled to announce our participation in Long Beach Gives for the 5th consecutive year!

Long Beach Gives is a citywide online fundraising campaign aimed at raising awareness and encouraging community support for Long Beach nonprofits. It empowers residents, workers, and local enthusiasts to discover and support causes that matter to them by providing a platform for nonprofits of all sizes to showcase their positive impact on our city.

There are 3 major ways that you can support OJS during Long Beach Gives!

1. Purchase tickets and attend the community-ran fundraising events that are happening in benefit of Operation Jump Start! We have two volunteer-run community events coming up that provide a fun and engaging way to support OJS!
2. Become a Peer Fundraiser for OJS's Long Beach Gives Campaign! Set up your fundraising page by visiting our Long Beach Gives site, and encourage your community to donate to OJS on Long Beach Gives!
3. Donate to OJS on Long Beach Gives! Early giving begins on September 14th, and will continue through Long Beach Gives on September 21st, 2023. Donating is one of the surest ways you can support the work we do at OJS.

Mark your calendars for September 21, 2023, as it's the 5th annual Long Beach Gives campaign, with early giving starting on September 14th. Let's come together to make this 5th anniversary the most successful year yet!

Links to all events and opportunities can be found here: https://linktr.ee/ojs

08/30/2023

πŸ“šWishing you all a fantastic first day back! As you step into a new school year, remember to embrace the excitement of new beginnings and the joy of reuniting with your friends as well as the opportunity to learn and grow.
The first day back can always be a mix of emotions, rest assured, you are not the only one who feels this way! OJS is here to support you and guide you through your journey ahead.

Speaking of support, students are more than welcome to use the LRC starting September 11th. Come in to do homework and get tutoring. We have desktops and supplies as well as textbooks that students can use for their success.

Here is to a year filled with success, accomplishments and unforgettable memories.
You got this! πŸŽ‰

08/23/2023

🚨ATTENTION: OJS College Students! 🚨

We are thrilled to invite you to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - the Cervantino Art and Film Festival in Mexico! You will get the chance to immerse yourself in the rich culture of Mexico, from its vibrant music and dance to its delicious food. You will experience the warmth of Mexican hospitality as you explore Guanajuato and its surroundings.
Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to fuel your passion for art and film while discovering the beauty of Mexico. Check your email for more information. Have questions? DM us. πŸ“¨

Apply today!

Please note: This opportunity is for college students enrolled in Operation Jump Start ONLY! OJS College students have been emailed the details to apply!

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 08/14/2023

A few weeks back we had an unforgettable adventure with our amazing students! We had an absolute blast kayaking around Catalina Island, soaking up the sun and ocean breeze. Already counting down the days until our next trip together! We're always looking for new students... tell a friend, family member, or classmate about us, and let's make the next adventure even bigger and better!

08/08/2023

We welcome our 9th-12th grade students and mentors to a Soka University Campus Tour! πŸŽ“πŸ«
Save the date, Friday, August 25th, 2023.

We're excited for you to witness Soka's beautiful campus and learn about academics, financial aid, student life, and more! The tour will begin at 10am promptly; light refreshments will be provided at the OJS office at 8am.

Please check your emails and RSVP by August 18th. There are limited spots, so be sure to reserve yours as soon as possible! More details to come soon.

08/03/2023

πŸŽ“ Ready to reunite with old friends and make new memories? πŸŽ‰ Join us at our annual Alumni Mixer and let's celebrate the journey from students to accomplished alumni! 🌟 RSVP Today! We will have amazing giveaways and a HUGE announcement. If you attend, you will be the first to know. 🀫

07/06/2023

OJS students! Have you always wanted to learn how to break dance, or are you fascinated by the world of hip-hop culture? We Break Dance Company will help you bust some moves all while having fun and connecting with other OJS peers. This beginning break dance course is the perfect opportunity to take the first step towards becoming a break dancer. Spots are limited, so RSVP now to secure your spot!

06/29/2023

Today's Supreme Court ruling against affirmative action has left us at Operation Jump Start deeply saddened. We strongly believe in the power of race-conscious admissions practices to create equitable opportunities for marginalized communities. This decision threatens to undermine the progress we have made in ensuring access to higher education for all. We will continue our unwavering commitment to empowering underserved youth and advocating for policies that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Now, more than ever, we need to come together to challenge this ruling and fight for a fair and just society. We urge policymakers, educational institutions, and communities to double down on their commitment to creating inclusive environments that uplift the voices and experiences of all students. Let us continue the work of dismantling systemic barriers and building a future where every student, regardless of their background or circumstances, has an equal opportunity to succeed.

Tomorrow our amazing partners at SoCalCAN plan to share valuable resources for the next steps in this fight. We encourage you to follow them to stay informed about further developments on this ruling. Together, let's work towards a future where every student has an equal chance to succeed.

06/20/2023

SUMMER IS HERE! Students, congratulations on all your hard work this year. We're so proud of you! Now that school is out, reward yourself with a trip to Catalina Island with us this summer! Take a ferry ride, kayak on the ocean, and enjoy the island life... for FREE!

There are limited spots available! This trip is currently only open to OJS College Access students (students entering 8th-11th grade in Fall 2023) on a first-come, first-served basis! RSVP as soon as you can in order to secure your spot! Check your email for all the details. 😎🏝

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 06/17/2023

Class of 2023 highlight!! 🌟

πŸŽ“ Rounding out our final highlights of the season, we're celebrating the academic achievements of Daisy Delgado and Yina Marin! Congrats to Daisy Delgado on her acceptance to California State University, Long Beach, and Yina Marin on her admission to the University of California, Los Angeles! 🌟 Your hard work and dedication have paid off. Cheers to a bright future ahead! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ“

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Today is the day! We can't wait to see you with us at the Long Beach Yacht club to celebrate our entire Class of 2023. Community, Scholarship awards, and celebration are bound to make today an exciting event! If you're unable to make it to this amazing event you can still support by donating. Your donation helps OJS to ensure college success for hundreds of Long Beach students! Donate today at OJSLB.ORG! Thank you!

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 06/16/2023

Class of 2023 highlight!! 🌟

πŸŽ“ Congratulations to these amazing first-generation students on their college commitments! Anthony Hernandez is headed to California State University, Bakersfield, David Perez is embarking on his journey at California State University, Long Beach, and Vanessa Marquez is taking her next step at Long Beach City College. 🌟 Your hard work, determination, and pursuit of higher education are truly inspiring. Embrace this new chapter and soar to new heights! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ“

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Tomorrow is OJS's BIGGEST celebration of the year. We can't wait to celebrate with all of our graduates this Saturday at Scholars' Day. A reminder to all guests that the event starts at 9:30 AM, and we recommend arriving 15 minutes early to allow for time to park and check in. We can't wait to see you then!

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 06/15/2023

Class of 2023 highlight!! 🌟

πŸŽ“ Congratulations to Erik Perez, Alixma Velazquez, and Noemi Corona for embarking on an incredible journey of higher education! πŸŽ‰πŸŒŸ Erik has committed to Long Beach City College, Alixma is headed to California State University, Long Beach, and Noemi is bound for California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Your dedication, hard work, and resilience have paid off, and we couldn't be prouder of your achievements! Here's to a future filled with endless possibilities and success. πŸŽ“πŸ™Œ
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We are less than 48 hours away from OJS's BIGGEST celebration of the year. We can't wait to celebrate with all of our graduates this Saturday at Scholars' Day. A reminder to all guests that the event starts at 9:30 AM, and we recommend arriving 15 minutes early to allow for time to park and check in. We can't wait to see you then!

06/15/2023

Join us for a fun beach clean-up to keep our outdoor spaces clean and build community with other OJS participants! Free lunch is provided!

This event is mandatory for students entering 8th-11th grade for the 2023-2024 school year, and is highly encouraged for mentors!

RSVP using the link in your email! Please DM us if you did not receive the invitation.

Can't wait to see you all there! β˜€οΈ

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 06/14/2023

Class of 2023 highlight!! 🌟

πŸŽ‰ Congratulations to Sireeia Brown and Ponciano Casas on their incredible achievements! πŸŽ“πŸŒŸ Sireeia is embarking on an exciting journey at the prestigious University of California, Los Angeles, while Ponciano is set to make waves at California State University, Long Beach. πŸŒŠπŸŽ“ Your hard work, dedication, and determination have paid off, and OJS couldn't be more proud of your accomplishments. Wishing you both an amazing college experience filled with growth, success, and unforgettable memories! πŸŽ‰βœ¨

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We are just days aways from our 2023 Scholars' Day Celebration this Saturday. While tickets for this event may be sold out, you can still support our festivities by making a donation to OJS in honor of our Class of 2023 graduates! Your support ensures that first-generation students in Long Beach have the resources they need to succeed. Help us ensure our graduate's success for many years to come! Donate today at ojslb.org! πŸ’›πŸŽ“

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 06/13/2023

Throwback to our final Grind Week of the 2022-2023 academic year that took place at the beginning of June! πŸŽ‰

Students joined us at the office for a week of studying, turning in assignments, and working on final projects and essays! We had yummy Panda, In-N-Out, and Raising Canes to keep our scholars energized and focused.

We wish you all the best of luck in your finals as your semester comes to an end. πŸ“š

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 06/08/2023

Class of 2023 highlight!! 🌟

Join us in congratulating Perla Giles on her acceptance to Washington University and Karen Tan on her admission to the University of California, Irvine! πŸŽ“βœ¨

Perla, your hard work and determination have led you to Washington University! The future looks bright for you!

Karen, your dedication has paid off! UC Irvine awaits your arrival! Best of luck on this exciting journey!

A friendly reminder that next Saturday, June 17th the OJS community will be gathering together at the Long Beach Yacht Club to celebrate the entire Class of 2023 during our Scholars' Day Celebration. Tickets are still available, but not for long! RSVP at OJSLB.org, we hope to see you there!! πŸŽ‰

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 06/07/2023

Class of 2023 highlight!! 🌟

Congrats to Arlene Franco on Wellesley College and Andrea Gaona on UC Santa Barbara! πŸŽ“βœ¨ Your achievements as first-gen students are remarkable. Wishing you an incredible college journey filled with success and memorable moments! πŸŒŸπŸ™ŒπŸ½

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 06/05/2023

Class of 2023 highlight!! 🌟

πŸŽ‰ Congratulations Trinidad Villalobos and Nicole Calamaco! πŸŽ“

OJS is so proud of these college-bound stars! Trinidad is heading to California State University, Dominguez Hills, while Nicole is off to California State University, Long Beach. 🌟

Your hard work paid off, and we can't wait to see you shine on campus. Best of luck on this exciting journey! πŸŽ‰πŸ”₯

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 05/26/2023

Class of 2023 highlight!! 🌟

Congratulations to Joshua Vargas Barcenas on committing to California State University, Long Beach and Bryan Rosas on choosing Long Beach City College! πŸŽ“πŸŽ‰ Your dedication as first-gen students is inspiring. Wishing you both a bright future filled with success! 🌟

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 05/25/2023

What a wholesome evening at our Family Wellness Celebration with our OJS community! πŸ’šπŸŒ±

Last Fridayβ€”Families, mentors, and students gathered at Ranchos Los Cerritos to celebrate National Mental Health Month. We enjoyed feel-good music by our favorite DJ, Mr. Tellez, a yummy dinner, a beautiful nature setting, and peer-to-peer conversations surrounding mental health!

We appreciate our wonderful facilitators, Colleen and Maria, for creating a safe space and inviting vulnerable conversations for our attendees to share personal experiences from the past and present, regarding mental health illnesses and challenges. We value your presence and willingness to listen.

At OJS, we enjoy advocating for mental health awareness. It was a heartwarming experience sharing this space with families and mentors and cultivating a "stronger together" community! Thank you for your attendance and participation, we could not have done it without you!

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 05/23/2023

Class of 2023 highlight!! 🌟

πŸŽ“ Congratulations to Destiny Murillo for her commitment to California State University, Long Beach and Victoria Nhean for her acceptance into the University of California, San Diego! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

These two exceptional first-generation students are breaking barriers and paving the way for a bright future. 🌟 We are immensely proud of your hard work, dedication, and accomplishments. May your college journey be filled with knowledge, growth, and unforgettable memories. πŸŽ“βœ¨

A reminder that you can celebrate all of our Class of 2023 students with us at our Scholars' Day Celebration on June 17th, 2023. It is bound to be a fantastic time, and we hope to see you there. Purchase your tickets today at ojslb.org!

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 05/18/2023

Class of 2023 highlight!! 🌟

Let's put the spotlight on Karina M., headed to Cypress College this Fall, and Maria H., embarking on her journey at UC Davis! πŸŽ“ OJS extends heartfelt congratulations to these exceptional scholars on their remarkable achievements and we can't wait to celebrate them at Scholars' Day in June! 🎊

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 05/15/2023

Earlier this month, our high school seniors stopped by the office to reveal their college choices during our Annual College Signing Day event! We had so much fun seeing our students show up and excitedly announce where they will be heading this fall!! Over the next few weeks, we'd like to highlight some of our seniors and their college decisions here! Help us hype up our Class of 2023! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ“

Here we have Jason P., who will be going to Johns Hopkins University in the fall, and Emily M., who will be going to Long Beach City College this fall. Please help us wish these two scholars a huge CONGRATULATIONS in the comments! πŸ‘‡

Want to celebrate our scholars in person? Attend our Scholars' Day Celebration on June 17th, 2023. Get your tickets at ojslb.org today!

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 05/12/2023

Throwback to a couple of weeks ago, when OJS held our Annual Career Day! We had such a great time gathering together, attending workshops, and learning about some unique career opportunities! Many of our attendees left the event having learned about careers they never knew existed! 🀯

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the professionals who volunteered their time to speak on our panels and personally share about their career journeys! We couldn't have made this event possible without you!! ✨

OJS Students β€” What Careers would you like to learn about next year? πŸ‘€

05/02/2023

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Observed since 1949, this month is used to increase awareness about the importance of mental health for our overall well-being. By breaking the stigma of talking about mental health, and learning tools to care for ourselves when we are experiencing hardship, we can thrive together! In honor of Operation Jump Start's commitment to mental health programming, we invite you to come out on May 19th to our first-ever Family Wellness Celebration!

Join us on Friday, May 19 from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM for an evening of inclusive discussions on mental health and post-pandemic coping mechanisms to commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month!

All mentors, students, and parents/siblings of students are invited, and dinner will be provided! We will have a table set up for crafts, puzzles, coloring, and other activities for our young attendees to enjoy so bring the whole family! RSVP link has been sent via email to reserve your spot. We hope to see you there!

04/25/2023

We are a week away from College Signing Day! πŸŽ“πŸŽˆ

This day was established to honor first-generation seniors in high school committing to higher education to pursue a degree at a 2-year or 4-year college/university.

We are excited to congratulate our Class of 2023 scholars on May 1st, 2023! 🎊 The event details and RSVP form are available via email and text message.

04/21/2023

Join Game Night on Tuesday, April 25th! πŸ‘Ύ We are bringing a live version of the famous virtual game, Among Us. We have five available spots, don't forget to register by Monday! Hope to see you there.

04/14/2023

It's that time of the year again! Scholars' Day 2023 is confirmed for June 17th, 2023! Join us at the Long Beach Yacht Club for OJS's most impactful event of the year as we celebrate our graduating Class of 2023. Tickets are on sale now at an early-bird rate for the month of April, and Class of 2023 scholars attend free! Link is in bio, we hope to see you there!

04/10/2023

Are you getting ready to plan your grocery list for the upcoming week? Well, we've got some great news for you! Not only can you take care of your grocery needs, but you can also support Operation Jump Start at the same time! In honor of their 10-year anniversary, brand new appearance, and the launch of their innovative Envirotokens program, Lazy Acres Market is thrilled to host Community Days, aimed at helping local nonprofit Envirotoken partners.

We're excited to share that Lazy Acres Market will donate 5% of all store sales made on April 13th to OJS! By shopping with Lazy Acres Market THIS THURSDAY, you can make a positive impact on the community and support a worthy cause!

04/04/2023

Happy Monday!! We're starting this week off with another OJS intern highlight!

Meet OJS Success Communications Intern, Maira! πŸ‘‹

Maira joined the team in January 2023 as a College Success Communications Intern. She is currently an undergraduate student at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) double majoring in Social Policy & Public Service and Education Sciences. As an immigrant and first-generation college student, Maira is committed to helping other students who will be first-generation college students navigate the opportunities that are available to them through higher education. She is passionate about education equity and hopes to pursue a career in education policy to ensure that students from underrepresented backgrounds are supported throughout their higher education journey.

During her free time, Maira enjoys watching movies, thrifting, listening to music, and exploring new cities!

Thanks for being such a great member of the OJS team, Maira!! πŸ’›πŸ’ͺ

03/30/2023

OJS Staff highlight! Meet OJS MSW Intern, Anna! πŸ‘‹

Anna Dawahare (she/they) is a teacher, creative, and theology nerd from the San Gabriel Valley. Currently, she is working on her Masters in Social Work at Fordham University- her goal is to become a LCSW and work with LGBTQ+ youth and those harmed by religious trauma/spiritual abuse. Anna hopes to facilitate in creating safe space in all that they do. When they aren't poring over text books, you can find them co-hosting the Reclaiming the Garden Podcast or singing with Angel City Chorale.

Thanks for being such an important part of the OJS team Anna!!

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 03/24/2023

Students, Career Day is back! πŸŽ‰ Get excited to meet career professionals and gain wisdom on how to prepare for your future careers. This event will include networking, lunch, and a panel. Check your emails and RSVP now to save your spot!

We are looking for career professionals to share their college and career successes and challenges to our OJS scholars. Are you interested? Please DM us for more information.

03/17/2023

Meet OJS MSW Intern, Brianna! πŸ‘‹

Brianna is a first-year MSW student at CSUDH. She received her Bachelor’s in Human Services in 2021. Before coming to OJS, Brianna worked as a behavioral therapist at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders. Additionally, Brianna has interned at locations such as the Harbor Regional Center and Olive Crest. Brianna is currently pursuing her master's degree in the hope of working at DCFS to work with children and families.
During her free time, Brianna likes going thrifting, listening to podcasts, binge-watching movies and tv shows, and spending time with her family.

Thank you, Brianna for being such a great member of the OJS team! Be sure to say hi to Brianna if you see her around the office, or during our bi-monthly supper club series!

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 03/16/2023

Throwback to last Saturday at our Chapman University Campus Tour! Our very own OJS staff gave out the tour and OJS scholars were able to speak with Chapman students from the Cross Cultural Center. Shoutout to for such a motivating panel. Everyone had lots of fun! What college tour would you like to see next? πŸ–€β€οΈ

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 03/14/2023

We are so excited to announce we are partnering with Lazy Acres on the inaugural run of their brand-new Envirotokens program! πŸŽ‰

Lazy Acres Community Market has a fresh new look and is celebrating 10 years of service to the Long Beach Community. Lazy Acres Natural Markets has always been committed to the communities they serve, continuously looking for new ways to live their mission of healthy eating and sustainable choices. They’re proud to introduce Envirotokens to their Long Beach store! Starting March 15, every time you shop at Lazy Acres with your reusable bags, you will be presented with Envirotokens, for each bag used. Each token is a 10 cent value, that you can donate to us! We’re one of 6 local nonprofit organizations and are proud to be among the first recipients of their new Envirotokens program. Your sustainable choice to shop with reusable bags supports the environment and local nonprofits like us!

You can also join us at Lazy Acres, this Saturday, March 18th 11-3 pm as we celebrate the launch of this campaign during their community day! Stop by for the chance to win prizes from Lazy Acre, learn about the other nonprofits participating in Envirotokens, and check out the fresh new look Lazy Acres has! We hope to see you there! πŸ’š

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 03/13/2023

Meet OJS MSW Intern, Hannah! πŸ‘‹

Hannah is a first-year MSW student at Cal State Long Beach. She just received her Bachelor’s in Sociology with a minor in Public Affairs at UCLA. Hannah worked on the student council at UCLA, focusing on the mental health of her fellow bruins. Outside of work, Hannah enjoys cooking, reading, watching New Girl, spending time with family, friends, and her dog Daisy, and working out. πŸ’ͺ

Mentors β€” you have the opportunity to get to know Hannah during our next Mentor 2 Mentor workshop this Thursday, March 16th! Don't miss out on this chance to chat and learn about the important roles our MSW interns play in working with our students. Register via the link sent to your email. Can't wait to see you there!

Photos from Operation Jump Start's post 03/09/2023

Congratulations to our Squid Games WINNER, Alexa Hernandez! πŸ₯‡

This game was intense, to say the least! Students played a total of 5 games; Red Light, Green Light; Hula Hoop Relay, Odd or Even, Glass Tile, and Musical Chairs. Our students favorite Red Light, Green Light, had everyone racing to the finish line to avoid elimination in the first round. Our staff's favorite Glass Tile, required students to pay close attention to their opponents step in order to avoid "broken glass".

What a fun day! Thank you to everyone who brought their energy and presence to game night, it wouldn't have been the same without each and every one of YOU. Excited to see you at the next one on April 25th, stay tuned. ❀️

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3515 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA
90807

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