Posts Tagged ‘education’

Raul B. Subia came to Los Angeles in 1988 like so many before him – to seek a career as an actor-dancer-singer. Driving from San Antonio, Texas with few possessions and about $1,500 to his name, he spent the first night in L.A. in his car. Although he landed a few gigs in Hollywood – […]

NOTE: SMC Community Ed has a more detailed story on student poet John Young in our monthly newsletter, Sound Bites. The following is an excerpt from that article with an additional poem not included in the Sound Bites article. The thin line that often separates genius from madness, or bursts of brilliant creativity from severe […]

Can Being a Notary Enhance Your Career?

Posted: 31st January 2017 by Bruce Smith in General
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Carrie Christensen teaches several Notary Public classes at SMC Community Education. She is director of Los Angeles-based Notary Public Seminars, Inc., which has been a leading public course provider for well over 15 years. What are the advantages of being a notary public?  Being a notary is a relatively easy job and it’s great to […]

By Michelle King, Director of Career & Contract Education Happy New Year to all our wonderful students, instructors and community members! We’re starting our year in an exciting way by holding our Third Annual Open House this Saturday, Jan. 21 that will feature class discounts, mini presentations, demonstrations and more. The Open House, from 10 a.m. […]

By Rev. Dr. Louise-Diana Fear of public speaking is a common phobia. It can range from slight nervousness to paralyzing fear and panic. Many people with a fear of public speaking avoid public speaking situations altogether, or they suffer through them with shaking hands and a quavering voice. But with preparation and persistence, you can […]

By Alice Meyering, Program Coordinator of Community & Contract Education It’s not even Halloween yet, but I’m already planning for January 2017. And the plans are exciting. You will be able to enroll online in our Winter 2017 session in just a few days (Oct. 28), and you will find you have a choice of […]

LaWeen Salvo (center) It’s the beginning of a new school year, an always exciting time for Community Ed as it brings in new students, new classes, new dynamics. We hear over and over from students how our program has uncovered new talents, stimulated minds and bodies, opened up new possibilities – even changed lives. And […]

The best way to tell the story of Community Ed mosaic art instructor Carmelo Fiannaca is to visit him in his stunning Tuscan-style villa with its sweeping view of the Malibu coastline. It’s there you will see the beautiful mosaic work that this award-winning and internationally exhibited artist has done throughout the house, both indoors […]

By Michelle King, Director of Career & Contract Education In our continuing effort to build industry partnerships and to help train the local community in gaining high-demand professional skills, I’m pleased to announce that Community Ed’s SMC Extension is planning to launch courses to help individuals obtain the highly regarded Avid User Certification. Photo by Pete Brown […]

Spanish instructor Cecilia Dighero has had an extraordinary life – as a Fulbright Scholar, teacher, interpreter, United Nations worker and wife of a successful actor-playwright with whom she had many adventures. And despite the very recent loss of her husband of 30 years, Ron House, she continues to teach Spanish I and Spanish II with […]