This school year, CalArts alumna Yasmin Joyner is teaching the new CAP animation class — part of the Dorsey Media Academy — sponsored by Tony Bennett and Susan Benedetto’s Exploring the Arts foundation. The class, open to all students at the school, is also integrated in a workforce development partnership (WDP) between CalArts and Dorsey that aims to connect Dorsey students to college preparation and career opportunities in the creative economy. (All CAP classes implement career and college preparation methods.) This year, as a first step in establishing the WDP, CalArts and Dorsey launched the Summer Film Academy to provide 150 students with intensive instruction in both animation and live-action film. The academy will return next year with more lessons spanning creative, technical, entrepreneurial and marketing aspects of the industry.
The 16-year-old running back went against the grain and chose his hometown school over the wealthy private schools that have been poaching the city's best talent for years.
After the Presentation by L.A. Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson and Jonathan Franklin L.A. Rams Community Relations.
LaFlora’s baseball career began at Rowley Park in Inglewood, and he eventually moved over to Baldwin Hills Park. From an early age, he felt that he was a very good player.
CAP Hip Hop Music Video @ Dorsey High School teaches students the history and techniques of rapping, beat-making, sampling, breakdancing, and lyric-writing in order to create music and choreography for their own music videos.
Two Dorsey football players earned athletic scholarships and signed with universities. Wide receiver JarellMickens will take his talents to Alabama A&M University and safety Marquette Jackson will play for University of Nevada.
The California Highway Patrol Community Engagement and Recruitment Team (CERT) invited the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) to join them for a community partnership breakfast at Dorsey High School.
“We are a group attempting to eliminate the stereotypes of young black men,” said Darryl McKellar, a teacher at Dorsey. “We wanted to get them some exposure to what’s out there. Not just colleges, but further career choices. And we’re getting them to improve their communication skills. They have to learn how to talk to people so that they can become better, and help their communities become better.”
The Career Technical Education (CTE) program at Dorsey High School has a video production department that is preparing students to enter the workforce as film makers, camera operators, and editors. The program also enhances the students’ chances of being accepted into university film programs.