OUR KEY PROJECTS

Pageant of the Arts

Pageant of the Arts is a Rotary Scholarship program in the Arts. It is for all high school students in the Los Angeles area and there are 4 categories: Music, Art, Dance and Speech. Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club working with Westchester Rotary Club sponsors a competition in early spring held at LA Arts Collective in Westchester. Winners are selected in each category to attend a meeting to perform for the membership and receive a small scholarship from the Rotary Club. The winners are then invited to compete in a much larger Rotary District Competition held at Loyola Marymount University where additional scholarships are awarded to the top 3 students in each category.
 
 

Mini-Grants

Teacher Mini-Grants is the largest and most successful program of the Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club. The program is over 20 years old and in a joint effort with the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce, approximately 75 Mini-Grants are awarded each year to local area classroom teachers totalling $15,000 to $20,000. The Grants ranging from $75 to $400 are awarded to deserving educators to fund their creative and innovative projects in the classrooms. The principals of the winning schools are invited to a very special Awards event held annually at a Rotary Breakfast meeting to receive the grant checks for their respective schools. Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club is very proud of having distributed more than $300,000 to local schools over the years.
 
 

Career Day

The club sponsors a Rotary Career Day annually for high school students from the local area. These students have the opportunity to hear from a panel group of professional Rotarians from various occupations and careers. There is plenty of opportunity for the students to ask questions and discuss their interests as well as college and career goals with the Rotarians. Lunch is provided for all in attendance and it is a great day of fellowship and synergy between the Rotarians and students.
 
ADDITIONAL PROJECTS
  • Teacher Eddy Awards

  • Vision to Learn

  • LAX Coworking Incubator Program

  • Speaker Books for Schools