About the Education Committee
The VCC Education Committee is the bridge between business and education in Venice, a forum where action & ideas meet, and a channel of communication for sharing energy, innovation & intelligence. Our common purpose is to nurture a future community whose ability to learn, create and lead will inspire the world.
Dust off your tiaras, the fabulous WAVE Awards is going virtual. After losing the 10th to the pandemic, the 11th annual ceremony will be online May 6th this Oscar-like Gala will shine!
Thank you to all who generously donated to local children in need.
For #GivingTuesday2020 & beyond we collected funds to buy holiday gift cards for more than 300 Unhoused and Foster children in our local community. Due to the sobering number of unhoused children this year, donations were accepted through the New Year.
to all who participated in collecting
filled with necessary items for
Unhoused & Foster Students
in local LAUSD schools
Thank you to all who participated in the OUTSTANDING 2020-2021 Jacket of Excellence Award held online December 11
Spectacular students are still achieving under the most challenging circumstances. Any amount is appreciated - Donate via FUNDLY
Jacket of Excellence Award Distinguished Winners 2019-2020
Jacket of Excellence Awards Distinguished Winners 2018-2019
Jacket of Excellence Awards
Through the Education Committee of the Venice Chamber of Commerce, exemplary students from Venice High School are being honored for their achievements both in and outside of the classroom. The Jacket of Excellence Awards is a 37 year tradition in the Venice community, and now more than ever, positive traditions are important for all of our communities, families and collective future. The most critical voices missing from the global conversation are those of students. With the Jacket of Excellence we are preparing to elevate them to their rightful position as most influential.
For the 2020 - 2021 academic year, an impressive 86 Venice High School students have met the requirements to earn a Jacket of Excellence - this is the highest number ever. The Jacket is reserved for exceptional students who do above what is expected of them – earning above a 3.75 GPA to maintaining excellent citizenship, all the while sharing their energy and intelligence in the service of our diverse community. At this time, when the world is looking for solutions, they are the enterprising individuals working together to find solutions. The youth of Venice is the world’s untapped resource for change, epitomizing possibility and promise. Acknowledging on a deep level these types of accomplishments creates the conditions that allow talent to develop and flourish. As a society we must cultivate our moral compass, turning away from the celebration of the crudeness of fame and fortune, and instead honor character, effort, intelligence and kindness. Highlighting the inventive models taking place in our family of schools leads to more.
Since 1984, the Awards have encouraged a culture of creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation. Through this meaningful tradition, hundreds of Venice High School seniors have received the commendation, holding it in high esteem into their futures as alumni.