This week, Gameheads announced an exciting new program more than a year in the making. Gameheads partnered with tech and gaming industry leaders Unity, Oculus from Facebook and Niantic to offer a game design certificate program at Cal State East Bay through their continuing education department.
The program will help students of color and students with low incomes lower tuition costs, graduate early and provide them with an academic and industry standard education in video game design and extended reality through courses co-taught by professionals and volunteers from the sponsoring organizations. With the support of Unity, Oculus from Facebook and Niantic, Gameheads will cover all fees for course credits. For more information, visit bit.ly/GameheadsCSUEBCertificate, or share the application with the up and coming game designer in your life!
Refugees living in San Diego County are experiencing alarmingly high rates of unemployment, food insecurity, mental health issues and overcrowded living conditions in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to PANA San Diego’s latest survey. It’s time for us to find solutions and show up for our community’s refugees. Read the preliminary findings and policy recommendations: here #ShowUp4Refugees #SanDiegoRefugees
The ACLU of Northern California and the Urban Peace Movement released a new report that outlines how the policies and practices of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, under the leadership of Nancy O’Malley, lead to overcriminalization, needlessly cost the county money, and promote mass incarceration, with devastating impact on Black and Brown communities. In(Justice) in Alameda County: A Case for Reform and Accountability also provides immediately actionable steps the Alameda County District Attorney can take to address these issues. Read the report: https://meetyourda.org/reports/acda/
“While we believe everyone is a communicator no matter their title, having a dedicated internal communications team allows an organization to maximize staff talent and time.” Our CEO Bilen Mesfin Packwood on how — and why — Change Consulting is focusing this year and beyond on strengthening our partners’ internal communications capacity so that they can win the justice they seek. More on our blog.
Join the Change Team!
Are you passionate about communications and storytelling for racial and social justice? Change is looking for our next Communications Manager to support earned media projects. Join our Black-led, women-operated agency. For more information on how to apply, visit: https://change-llc.com/communications-manager-earned-media-specialist/