​The Digital Dream Pathways Campaign


The Digital Dream Pathways Campaign was launched in July 2016 to give all of Santa Monica’s youth a real opportunity to develop their creativity and compete in the 21st Century global economy. The Campaign will benefit youth ages 13 to 24 from Santa Monica’s Pico Neighborhood and underserved communities in the Greater Westside Area by funding three existing PYFC programs: Film and Visual Media, Music Production, and Computer Coding.​

 

Santa Monica Mayor Tony Vazquez and PYFC CEO Oscar de la Torre call on Silicon Beach, the Santa Monica business community, and all of Santa Monicans to contribute any way possible.

Three ways you or your organization can contribute today:

Charitable Donation

To make an online donation, please click the “Donate” button in the upper-right section of our website. You are welcome to make your donation by check; please make your check payable to the order of “Pico Youth and Family Center” and mail to our address:

 

Pico Youth & Family Center

C/O Digital Dream Pathways Campaign

715 Pico Boulevard

Santa Monica, CA 90405

 

PYFC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Federal EIN: 48-1269398). Donations to PYFC are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

 

PYFC will publicly acknowledge all donors who contribute $100 or more on our website, social media, and through a press release in January 2017. In addition, PYFC will hold a Campaign closeout event to acknowledge charitable donors and supporters in January 2017. Supporters are encouraged to donate at one of the following Campaign Sponsorship levels to help ensure our success:

 

TITLE SPONSOR                                                              $30,000

*Only One Packages Available

 

DIGITAL DREAM SPONSOR                                           $15,000

*Only Three Packages Available

 

DIGITAL BRIDGE SPONSOR                                          $10,000

 

DIGITAL ALLY SPONSOR                                                $5,000

 

Contact Filiberto Gonzalez at fxg@soc-impact.com to secure your sponsorship package.

 

Internships & Mentorships

Silicon Beach and Santa Monica-based companies are encouraged to undertake a PYFC high school-aged youth or young adult (ages 18 to 24) as an intern or mentee during the 2016-2017 school year. PYFC is seeking internships and mentorships that foster skill sets in the following areas:

 

Companies considering which option is the best fit should note PYFC’s suggested guidelines:

 

Internship

 

Mentorship

 

In each case, PYFC will assign a case manager to monitor each participant’s progress and provide support for company and youth participants along the way.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

PYFC is ready to host companies for community service events or long-term volunteers who are committed to volunteering at the Youth Center on a weekly basis. PYFC welcome Santa Monica-area professionals who are interested in volunteering for these programs:

 

Santa Monica-area professionals who are interested in serving as a long-term volunteer or firms that are interested in scheduling a community service event should contact PYFC CEO Oscar de la Torre at odelatorre@picoyouth.org to schedule an initial visit.