Our Community Partners
The AjA Project
Uses photography as a powerful tool to build confidence and self-representation for underserved girls and women in juvenile and rehabilitation system.
Boys to Men Mentoring Network, Inc.
Boys to Men Mentoring Program
Facilitates in-school volunteer group mentoring to support young men on their journey to adulthood.
The David’s Harp Foundation, Inc.
Provides young people with creative outlets, while improving school GPA and a place to call home.
International Rescue Committee
Refugee Girl’s Academy
Empowers young refugee girls overcome adversity and achieve self-confidence by applying Social/ Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum in its program.
Survivors of Torture, International
Refugee Student Enrichment Activities (RSEA)
Helps refugee youth groups increase positive adaptive skills to process traumatic experiences and to heal.
Tariq Khamisa Foundation
Offers school-based instruction to children that develops problem-solving skills and promotes nonviolence resolution among their peers.
Just in Time for Foster Youth
Basic Needs/My First Home
Works to keep transition-age foster youth from becoming homeless by providing guidance and resources to support safe, stable housing.
Foster Youth Self-Sufficiency – Addressing Risk Factors for Homelessness
Assists foster youth in achieving and maintaining self-sufficiency by offering one-on-one individualized transition and housing plans through Youth2Youth Advocates.
San Diego LGBT Community Center
Provides mental health and case management services to meet the unique needs of at-risk and homeless LGBT and HIV positive youth.
Homeless Youth Legal Advocacy Project
Offers direct attorney representation and emotional support for homeless youth dealing with criminal defense and family law legal issues.
Voices for Children
Transitional-Age Teens and Homelessness Prevention Program
Prepares at-risk foster teens for a successful adult life outside of the foster care system through the caring advocacy of CASA volunteers.
Center for Employment Opportunities
Reentry to Employment: Training & Certification
Provides immediate, effective and comprehensive employment services to men and women with recent criminal convictions.
Kitchens for Good
Project Launch: Culinary Job Training
Breaks the cycles of food waste, poverty and hunger though innovative programs in workforce training, healthy food production and social enterprise.
MiraCosta College Foundation
Machinist Technology Program
Prepares students for employment in machine shops and manufacturing facilities to provide a direct path to an exciting career, job security and financial stability.
National Foundation for Autism Research
Offers those with autism the opportunity to gain technical and employment skills in a supportive and hands-on environment.
Vista Community Clinic
Training Low-Income Residents to Become Medical Assistants
Develops an affordable, public and certificated MA training program.
Center on Policy Initiatives
Students for Economic Justice
Inspires college students from underserved communities to become high-functioning, effective leaders through their engagement in intensive classroom workshops and in working for well-established partners in the community to address issues critical to the region.
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
Diamond Youth Programs Leadership Training Series
Equips students with the leadership skills they need to become catalysts for community change in San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods.
Outdoor Voices Youth Leadership Initiative
Utilizes the outdoors to provide teens with life skills, employment opportunities, and civic engagement training.
South Bay Community Services
Promotora-led Parent Outreach, Education and Engagement Program
Provides an innovative platform that dramatically increases the number of effective parent volunteers at underperforming schools in Chula Vista through the use of Promotoras (bi-lingual parents with a track record of community involvement).
Friends of Albert Einstein Academies
Water Education Station
Educates students in grades K-8, the community, and many neighboring schools about water issues relating to water conservation, quality, and treatment.
Friends of Balboa Park
Plaza de Balboa Smartscape Project
Makes Balboa Park more sustainable by optimizing water usage in the Plaza de Balboa, reclaiming water from building rooftops and air conditioning condensation, and utilizing “water wise” irrigation to the Zoro and Persian Rug Gardens.
Friends of the Water Conservation Garden
Ms. Smarty-Plants Grows Earth Heroes & The Magic of Water
Effecting long-term changes in how San Diegans use and conserve water by providing education programs for children teaching them about the scarcity of water, drought tolerant plants, and simple things they can do to conserve water.
San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
Water Wise Programs
Teaches children about the water cycle, conservation, watershed science, and environmental issues through education programs and the Water Wise exhibit.
Able-Disabled Advocacy, Inc.
Offers employability skills training and job placement services that will lead to financial self-sufficiency and holistic well-being for 50 adults with significant disabilities.
San Diego County Medical Society Foundation
Project Access San Diego
Provides access to needed specialty care for uninsured San Diego residents.
San Diego Public Library Foundation
Offers free adult literacy program to improve the reading comprehension and general literacy skills of San Diego residents.
YMCA Youth & Family Services
Kinship Support Services
Provides respite, assistance with childcare and other emergency needs, support groups, needs assessments, resource and referrals, and assistance navigating the child welfare system and other systems of support to new kinship caregivers.
Bayside Community Center
Linda Vista Academic Club
Take the successful Kit Carson Elementary School Academic Club model and replicate it at Linda Vista Elementary School.
Running Readers Reading Enhancement Program
Utilize the Running Readers program to provide students with the skills, knowledge and encouragement to enhance reading aptitude and attitude so that students are reading at grade level by the completion of third grade and; to facilitate a supportive home environment to encourage parent involvement in reading activities.
Excellence and Justice in Education Academies
Literacy Intervention Project
Hire a reading specialist who can provide training for classroom teachers on language improvement strategies and provide one-to-three and one-to-one language skills training for underperforming students in the school.
International Rescue Committee
TEAM (Teach, Engage, Achieve, and Motivate) Project
Provides an afterschool program at Marshall Elementary for refugee students to improve their academic performance, self-esteem and civic participation; and to encourage parent involvement in their children’s education.
Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties
Empowering Young Leaders – Encouraging Young Lives
Prepares low-income, at-risk students in K through 5 to succeed in the global economy by making the learning “relevant to the real world,” and to expose students to knowledge they may not receive at home.
California Center for the Arts Escondido
My Story: Literacy Through the Arts
Continue the artist-in-residence program with Escondido Union School District (EUSD) confronting the District’s challenges with the lack of art teachers or an arts curriculum, low academic achievement, and a high population of non-native English Language Learners (ELL).
Eveoke Dance Theatre
REFUGE in the Arts
Explores “cycles of violence” through a professional training and performance program that serves ages 10-18, connecting these youth with social activism through the dance.
Provides playwriting residencies to underserved students at schools in Lakeside and San Ysidro, and performances of student work for the community.
San Diego Center for Children
Therapeutic Music Program
Helps heal emotional wounds by providing an outlet for children to learn to cope with past trauma by expressing themselves through music and movement.
San Diego Opera Association
Words and Music
Provides arts education and improve literacy skills of at-risk students through the creation of their own opera.
Environmental Stewardship Project
Provides discovery programs and overnights at Camp Stevens allowing hands-on experiences leading to lifestyle change and community action.
Ocean Discovery Institute
Canyon Community Connection
Addresses environmental and societal challenges facing the watershed of Swan Canyon.
San Diego Coastkeeper
Marine Debris Program
A fun way to learn about issues and solutions in nature to seek immediate positive impact on environmental health.
Torrey Pines Docent Society
Sustaining Success at Torrey Pines: A Nature Connection for All Age
Protect, preserve and help maintain Torrey Pines State Natural Preserve.
Alliance for African Assistance
Medical Interpretation Certification Program
Certify refugee interpreters to work in medical and dental practices where op-portunities for full-time, well-paid employment are growing.
East County EDC Foundation
The Grossmont College OPT Program
Provides skills training, personal/crisis counseling, and job placement and retention services at no cost to low-income and at-risk students from a variety of age groups, socioeconomic levels, and ethnic backgrounds.
Home Start, Inc.
Link unemployed or low income people to careers in accounting, business and/or tax preparation through intensive training, internship and career development.
International Rescue Committee
Career Development Program
Helps newly arrived refugees transition from their initial entry level job into higher wage, higher skilled careers through one-on-one case management assistance and a Vocational Education Loan Fund.
Barrio Logan College Institute
The Brighter Futures Youth Collaborative
Provides academic, social and extracurricular activities that will help under-served middle school students develop positive skills and behaviors, make positive choices, and ultimately become the first in their families to attend college.
Kids Korps USA
Engaging City Heights Youth in Volunteer Service Activities
Engages high-risk middle school students from Monroe Clark Middle School and Wilson Middle School in hands-on volunteer service activities through the development of year-round school-based chapters at these schools.
SAY San Diego
Provides a range of supportive services and resources to children of incarcerated parents, to provide them with the tools to become self sufficient, successful adults.
Tariq Khamisa Foundation
Peace Empowerment Project – Middle School Leaders & Peacebuilders
Empowers students to say “no” to guns, gangs, bullying and violence; to make positive choices; and to become leaders in their school and community.
Vista Community Clinic
Increase resilience of middle school age youth through a comprehensive gang prevention intervention program in Oceanside and Vista.
Jewish Family Services of San Diego
Youth Food Pantry
Feed San Diego’s homeless, low-income, and vulnerable children and adults, helping individuals and families attain higher levels of stability and functioning.
La Maestra Family Clinic
Healthy Food Choices
Improves access to nutritious foods and to help low-income families in the Central Region learn to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Meals-On-Wheels Greater San Diego
Meals 4 Seniors
Increases access to nutritional meals for seniors, age 60 and older, residing in City Council District 4.
Morse High School
Terra Nova Academy Seeds of Leadership
Creates the Seeds of Leadership Youth Garden to find creative solutions to food insecurity.
San Diego Hunger Coalition
Food Stamp Task Force
Assists the Food Stamp Task Force to increase participation in the Food Stamp Program thus reducing hunger and food insecurity throughout San Diego County.
Senior Community Centers
Senior Nutrition Program
Reduce the increasing incidence of hunger and anxiety among low-income seniors in the greater downtown San Diego area.
Vista Hill ParentCare Center
ParentCare Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard Project
Improves accessibility and nutritional quality of emergency food supplies for low-income women who are recovering from chemical dependency, and for their children.
Barrio Logan College Institute
Soaring to Success
Provides academic enrichment through activities and support to middle school students with a focus on improved reading and math scores on a computer based program.
Elementary Institute of Science
Science & Technology Enrichment Programs
Bridge the gaps and fulfill the educational enrichment needs of children who lack science and technology related educational experiences and resources.
High Tech Middle Media Arts
Explorer Elementary: K-8 Collaborative Science Program
For the development of a collaborative science program that gives students in grades K-8, hands-on experience with science projects.
International Rescue Committee
First Things First Preschool Project
For an early education program for refugee mothers and their preschool children, designed to enhance the family’s literacy and potential for long-term educational success.
Los Peñasquitos Elementary School
Los Peñasquitos Academy Program
Helps extend the school year by three weeks and include an additional hour of reading and science each day for 150 students in an elementary school where underprivileged children are encouraged to prepare for college.
San Diego Science Alliance
PISCES, BE WiSE, and Robotics Projects
The goals for PISCES were: to reach additional classrooms with expanded scientific expertise and to conduct evaluation measures. The goals for BE WISE were: to expand the existing program including parent workshops. The goals for Robotics were to provide professional development programs for middle school teachers and their students with the Botball program and competition.
The AjA Project
Provides arts education to refugee and immigrant youth from Somalia, Sudan, Columbia, Southeast Asia, Afghanistan, and Iraq through the use of photography and story-telling.
Eveoke Dance Theater
Young Artists Program
Expand a program in which promising young amateurs supplement the work of professionals with the goal of fostering social action through arts education.
La Jolla Playhouse
Enriching Children’s Lives through Theater
Bring high-quality theater experiences to local schools, to give children the opportunity to write and perform their own plays and to provide theater training for teachers.
San Diego Museum of Art
Outreach and Family Festivals
Provides arts experiences in local neighborhoods for children and seniors through quarterly family festivals.
San Diego Opera
Pre-Opening Student Performances
Introduces younger audiences to a main-stage opera experience, particularly those in underserved and disadvantaged neighborhoods throughout San Diego County.
San Diego Symphony
Sounds Connections Project
For a two year series of the Young People’s Concerts consisting of three programs each year to explore the creative process and the relationship between orchestral music and other art forms.
Sushi Performance & Visual Art
Artists Advisory Board Showcase Concerts
Supports “The New Wave Showcase”, an annual program which mentors and presents the work of independent and emerging choreographers and performance artists from the San Diego and Tijuana regions.
Aquatic Adventures Science Education Foundation
Wetland Avengers Project
Engages the underserved community in wetlands restoration on the SD River and to engender life-long stewardship practices.
Chula Vista Nature Center
Coastal Resource Conservation Discovery Center
Increases awareness of the plight of the Green Sea Turtle, to provide an opportunity for the public to see these animals up close, and to promote coastal resource conservation through education.
Laguna Mountain Volunteer Association / San Diego Fire Recovery Network
Education and Volunteer Programs
For an alliance of agencies, conservation and community organizations, firefighters, and professional associations formed after the 2003 San Diego-area wildfires, to develop scientifically sound and appropriate messages about living in a fire-dominated landscape and reach a large segment of the population through volunteer activities and educational programs.
San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
The San Elijo Lagoon Boardwalk Design and Interpretive Panels Program
Complete the design of a raised boardwalk with interpretive signage to protect sensitive habitat and increase public awareness.
Tierra Miguel Foundation
Environmental Stewardship Program
Expand, design and implement agricultural education programs to improve the environmental health of San Diegans through its organic farm program. For K-4 grade.
Trust for Public Land
San Dieguito River Park Project
Assists in the purchase of San Dieguito River Park properties for permanent protection, providing critical wildlife habitat and river protection, and offering recreational and educational opportunities.
Alpha Project for the Homeless
Neil Good Day Center
Prepares homeless men and women to successfully integrate into the workforce through education and training.
Bronze Triangle Community Development Corporation (CDC)
Progressive Healthcare Career Development Project
Provides healthcare training, job placement, ongoing support services, and linkage to family economic success strategies to neighborhood residents.
San Diego Second Chance
Prisoner Re-Entry Employment Program (PREP)
Assists prisoners released into the San Diego community to find housing, jobs or medical help needed to successfully reintegrate.
Urban Corps of San Diego
Addresses key needs related to high youth unemployment and high school drop outs among youths aged 18-25, by providing education, job training and placement assistance.
Walden Family Services
Employment Skills Development Program
Develops skills and work maturity to prepare foster youth ages 13-18 in San Diego County for adulthood and self-sufficiency.
Downtown El Cajon, Inc.
International Women’s Kitchen
Provides an opportunity for low-income, immigrant and refugee women living in El Cajon to learn business skills, achieve economic independence and engage in cross-cultural dialogue through a catering business.
Monarch High School
Increases the diversity and number of volunteers providing mentoring, tutoring and other volunteer support to homeless children at Monarch.
San Diego City Attorney’s Office
Mid-City Community Court
Improves public safety and neighborhood conditions in the Mid-City area by establishing a community court to address quality of life crimes.
Rosa Parks Community Garden
Offers a learning environment where students can learn and which can serve as a means to nurture community spirit, community purpose, and cultural appreciation among the diverse populations in City Heights.
Sherman Heights Community Center Corporation
New Generation of Leaders Program
Provides in-depth training, life skills, counseling, and stipends for Latina leaders at the Sherman Heights Community Center.
ANGELS Foster Family Agency
Healthy Families for Healthy Babies
Supports the placement of abused, neglected or abandoned babies and toddlers with healthy, nurturing foster families.
Partners for Community Access, Inc.
Special Deliveries Program
Increases access to prenatal care for low-income women in North San Diego County.
STAR Program (Sisters Together Acting Responsibly)
Educational program for 11 and 12 year old girls to prevent teen pregnancy and gang involvement.
San Diego Youth and Community Services
Take Wing Transitional Housing Program
Provides living quarters and independent living skills training to homeless youth and teenage mothers.