Community Partners 2018-06-20T09:19:36+00:00

Our Community Partners

The AjA Project
Girls-Eye View
$35,000
Uses photography as a powerful tool to build confidence and self-representation for underserved girls and women in juvenile and rehabilitation system.
www.ajaproject.org


Boys to Men Mentoring Network, Inc.
Boys to Men Mentoring Program
$25,000
Facilitates in-school volunteer group mentoring to support young men on their journey to adulthood.
www.boystomen.org


The David’s Harp Foundation, Inc.
Student Studio
$30,000
Provides young people with creative outlets, while improving school GPA and a place to call home.
www.davidsharpfoundation.org


International Rescue Committee
Refugee Girl’s Academy
$50,000
Empowers young refugee girls overcome adversity and achieve self-confidence by applying Social/ Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum in its program.
www.rescue.org


Survivors of Torture, International
Refugee Student Enrichment Activities (RSEA)
$25,000
Helps refugee youth groups increase positive adaptive skills to process traumatic experiences and to heal.
www.notorture.org


Tariq Khamisa Foundation
Restorative Workshops
$25,000
Offers school-based instruction to children that develops problem-solving skills and promotes nonviolence resolution among their peers.
www.tkf.org

 

Just in Time for Foster Youth
Basic Needs/My First Home
$25,000
Works to keep transition-age foster youth from becoming homeless by providing guidance and resources to support safe, stable housing.
www.jitfosteryouth.org


Promises2Kids
Foster Youth Self-Sufficiency – Addressing Risk Factors for Homelessness
$41,769
Assists foster youth in achieving and maintaining self-sufficiency by offering one-on-one individualized transition and housing plans through Youth2Youth Advocates.
www.promises2kids.org


San Diego LGBT Community Center
Youth Services
$40,000
Provides mental health and case management services to meet the unique needs of at-risk and homeless LGBT and HIV positive youth.
www.thecentersd.org


Think Dignity
Homeless Youth Legal Advocacy Project
$50,000
Offers direct attorney representation and emotional support for homeless youth dealing with criminal defense and family law legal issues.
www.thinkdignity.org


Voices for Children
Transitional-Age Teens and Homelessness Prevention Program
$45,000
Prepares at-risk foster teens for a successful adult life outside of the foster care system through the caring advocacy of CASA volunteers.
www.speakupnow.org

 

Center for Employment Opportunities
Reentry to Employment: Training & Certification
$39,995
Provides immediate, effective and comprehensive employment services to men and women with recent criminal convictions.
www.ceoworks.org


Kitchens for Good
Project Launch: Culinary Job Training
$30,000
Breaks the cycles of food waste, poverty and hunger though innovative programs in workforce training, healthy food production and social enterprise.
www.kitchensforgood.org


MiraCosta College Foundation
Machinist Technology Program
$39,900
Prepares students for employment in machine shops and manufacturing facilities to provide a direct path to an exciting career, job security and financial stability.
www.foundation.miracosta.edu


National Foundation for Autism Research
NFAR Tech
$25,000
Offers those with autism the opportunity to gain technical and employment skills in a supportive and hands-on environment.
www.nfar.org


Vista Community Clinic
Training Low-Income Residents to Become Medical Assistants
$51,504
Develops an affordable, public and certificated MA training program.
www.vistacommunityclinic.org

 

Center on Policy Initiatives
Students for Economic Justice
$30,000
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.
www.cpisandiego.org


Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
Diamond Youth Programs Leadership Training Series
$42,000
Equips students with the leadership skills they need to become catalysts for community change in San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods.
www.jacobscenter.org


Outdoor Outreach
Outdoor Voices Youth Leadership Initiative
$50,000
Utilizes the outdoors to provide teens with life skills, employment opportunities, and civic engagement training.
www.outdooroutreach.org


South Bay Community Services
Promotora-led Parent Outreach, Education and Engagement Program
$50,000
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).
www.southbaycommunityservices.org

 

Friends of Albert Einstein Academies
Water Education Station
$25,000
Educates students in grades K-8, the community, and many neighboring schools about water issues relating to water conservation, quality, and treatment.
www.foaea.org


Friends of Balboa Park
Plaza de Balboa Smartscape Project
$40,000
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.
www.friendsofbalboapark.org


Friends of the Water Conservation Garden
Ms. Smarty-Plants Grows Earth Heroes & The Magic of Water
$73,000
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.
www.thegarden.org


San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
Water Wise Programs
$28,000
Teaches children about the water cycle, conservation, watershed science, and environmental issues through education programs and the Water Wise exhibit.
www.sdcdm.org

Able-Disabled Advocacy, Inc.
Career$mart
$57,000

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.
www.able2work.org


San Diego County Medical Society Foundation
Project Access San Diego
$47,000

Provides access to needed specialty care for uninsured San Diego residents.
www.championsforhealth.org


San Diego Public Library Foundation
READ/San Diego
$37,000

Offers free adult literacy program to improve the reading comprehension and general literacy skills of San Diego residents.
www.supportmylibrary.org


YMCA Youth & Family Services
Kinship Support Services
$25,000

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.
www.ymca.org/community-support/ymca-youth-and-family-services

Bayside Community Center
Linda Vista Academic Club
$27,500

Take the successful Kit Carson Elementary School Academic Club model and replicate it at Linda Vista Elementary School.
www.baysidecc.org


Community HousingWorks
Running Readers Reading Enhancement Program
$40,000

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.
www.chworks.org


Excellence and Justice in Education Academies
Literacy Intervention Project
$34,000

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.
www.ejeacademies.org


International Rescue Committee
TEAM (Teach, Engage, Achieve, and Motivate) Project
$40,000

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.
www.rescue.org/us-program/us-san-diego-ca


Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties
Empowering Young Leaders – Encouraging Young Lives
$55,800

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.
www.jasandiego.org

California Center for the Arts Escondido
My Story: Literacy Through the Arts
$25,000

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).
www.artcenter.org


Eveoke Dance Theatre
REFUGE in the Arts
$32,000

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.


Playwrights Project
Writing Lives
$29,650

Provides playwriting residencies to underserved students at schools in Lakeside and San Ysidro, and performances of student work for the community.
www.playwrightsproject.org


San Diego Center for Children
Therapeutic Music Program
$45,000

Helps heal emotional wounds by providing an outlet for children to learn to cope with past trauma by expressing themselves through music and movement.
www.centerforchildren.org


San Diego Opera Association
Words and Music
$50,000

Provides arts education and improve literacy skills of at-risk students through the creation of their own opera.
www.sdopera.com

Camp Stevens
Environmental Stewardship Project
$43,800

Provides discovery programs and overnights at Camp Stevens allowing hands-on experiences leading to lifestyle change and community action.
www.campstevens.org


Ocean Discovery Institute
Canyon Community Connection
$40,000

Addresses environmental and societal challenges facing the watershed of Swan Canyon.
www.oceandiscoveryinstitute.org


San Diego Coastkeeper
Marine Debris Program
$35,000

A fun way to learn about issues and solutions in nature to seek immediate positive impact on environmental health.
www.sdcoastkeeper.org


Torrey Pines Docent Society
Sustaining Success at Torrey Pines: A Nature Connection for All Age
$33,900

Protect, preserve and help maintain Torrey Pines State Natural Preserve.
www.torreypine.org

Alliance for African Assistance
Medical Interpretation Certification Program
$30,040

Certify refugee interpreters to work in medical and dental practices where op-portunities for full-time, well-paid employment are growing.
www.alliance-for-africa.org


East County EDC Foundation
The Grossmont College OPT Program
$43,720

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.
www.eastcountyedc.org


Home Start, Inc.
H-Seed Program
$65,000

Link unemployed or low income people to careers in accounting, business and/or tax preparation through intensive training, internship and career development.
www.home-start.org


International Rescue Committee
Career Development Program
$62,240

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.
www.rescue.org/united-states/san-diego-ca

Barrio Logan College Institute
The Brighter Futures Youth Collaborative
$60,000

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.
www.blci.org


Kids Korps USA
Engaging City Heights Youth in Volunteer Service Activities
$25,000

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.
www.handsonsandiego.org/kidskorps


SAY San Diego
Project L.I.V.E.
$52,000

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.
www.saysandiego.org


Tariq Khamisa Foundation
Peace Empowerment Project – Middle School Leaders & Peacebuilders
$36,000

Empowers students to say “no” to guns, gangs, bullying and violence; to make positive choices; and to become leaders in their school and community.
www.tkf.org


Vista Community Clinic
Project REACH
$50,000

Increase resilience of middle school age youth through a comprehensive gang prevention intervention program in Oceanside and Vista.
www.vistacommunityclinic.org

Jewish Family Services of San Diego
Youth Food Pantry
$44,000

Feed San Diego’s homeless, low-income, and vulnerable children and adults, helping individuals and families attain higher levels of stability and functioning.
www.jfssd.org


La Maestra Family Clinic
Healthy Food Choices
$25,000

Improves access to nutritious foods and to help low-income families in the Central Region learn to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
www.lamaestra.org


Meals-On-Wheels Greater San Diego
Meals 4 Seniors
$40,000

Increases access to nutritional meals for seniors, age 60 and older, residing in City Council District 4.
www.meals-on-wheels.org


Morse High School
Terra Nova Academy Seeds of Leadership
$31,500

Creates the Seeds of Leadership Youth Garden to find creative solutions to food insecurity.
www.sandiegounified.org/schools/morse


San Diego Hunger Coalition
Food Stamp Task Force
$25,000

Assists the Food Stamp Task Force to increase participation in the Food Stamp Program thus reducing hunger and food insecurity throughout San Diego County.
www.sandiegohungercoalition.org


Senior Community Centers
Senior Nutrition Program
$38,500

Reduce the increasing incidence of hunger and anxiety among low-income seniors in the greater downtown San Diego area.
www.servingseniors.org


Vista Hill ParentCare Center
ParentCare Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard Project
$35,000

Improves accessibility and nutritional quality of emergency food supplies for low-income women who are recovering from chemical dependency, and for their children.
www.vistahill.org

Barrio Logan College Institute
Soaring to Success
$40,000

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.
www.blci.org


Elementary Institute of Science
Science & Technology Enrichment Programs
$30,000

Bridge the gaps and fulfill the educational enrichment needs of children who lack science and technology related educational experiences and resources.
www.eisca.org


High Tech Middle Media Arts
Explorer Elementary: K-8 Collaborative Science Program
$50,000

For the development of a collaborative science program that gives students in grades K-8, hands-on experience with science projects.
www.hightechhigh.org


International Rescue Committee
First Things First Preschool Project
$25,000

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.
www.rescue.org/united-states/san-diego-ca


Los Peñasquitos Elementary School
Los Peñasquitos Academy Program
$46,000

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.
www.powayusd.com/en-US/Schools/ES/LPES/Home


San Diego Science Alliance
PISCES, BE WiSE, and Robotics Projects
$41,000

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.
www.rhfleet.org

The AjA Project
Journey Program
$40,000

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.
www.ajaproject.org


Eveoke Dance Theater
Young Artists Program
$28,000

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
$17,000

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.
www.lajollaplayhouse.com


San Diego Museum of Art
Outreach and Family Festivals
$37,000

Provides arts experiences in local neighborhoods for children and seniors through quarterly family festivals.
www.sdmart.org


San Diego Opera
Pre-Opening Student Performances
$50,000

Introduces younger audiences to a main-stage opera experience, particularly those in underserved and disadvantaged neighborhoods throughout San Diego County.
www.sdopera.com


San Diego Symphony
Sounds Connections Project
$41,000

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.
www.sandiegosymphony.com


Sushi Performance & Visual Art
Artists Advisory Board Showcase Concerts
$27,000

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
$54,000

Engages the underserved community in wetlands restoration on the SD River and to engender life-long stewardship practices.
www.oceandiscoveryinstitute.org


Chula Vista Nature Center
Coastal Resource Conservation Discovery Center
$30,000

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.
www.thelivingcoast.org


Laguna Mountain Volunteer Association / San Diego Fire Recovery Network
Education and Volunteer Programs
$15,000

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
$30,000

Complete the design of a raised boardwalk with interpretive signage to protect sensitive habitat and increase public awareness.
www.sanelijo.org


Tierra Miguel Foundation
Environmental Stewardship Program
$40,000

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
$50,000

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.
www.tpl.org

Alpha Project for the Homeless
Neil Good Day Center
$45,000

Prepares homeless men and women to successfully integrate into the workforce through education and training.
www.alphaproject.org


Bronze Triangle Community Development Corporation (CDC)
Progressive Healthcare Career Development Project
$25,000

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)
$35,000

Assists prisoners released into the San Diego community to find housing, jobs or medical help needed to successfully reintegrate.
www.secondchanceprogram.org


Urban Corps of San Diego
Corps-to-Career Program
$25,000

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.
www.urbancorpssd.org


Walden Family Services
Employment Skills Development Program
$29,000

Develops skills and work maturity to prepare foster youth ages 13-18 in San Diego County for adulthood and self-sufficiency.
www.waldenfamily.org

Downtown El Cajon, Inc.
International Women’s Kitchen
$30,400

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.
www.downtownelcajon.com


Monarch High School
Volunteer/Mentor Program
$25,000

Increases the diversity and number of volunteers providing mentoring, tutoring and other volunteer support to homeless children at Monarch.
www.monarchschools.org


San Diego City Attorney’s Office
Mid-City Community Court
$30,000

Improves public safety and neighborhood conditions in the Mid-City area by establishing a community court to address quality of life crimes.


Scripps Health
Rosa Parks Community Garden
$31,000

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
$13,600

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
$25,000

Supports the placement of abused, neglected or abandoned babies and toddlers with healthy, nurturing foster families.
www.angelsfoster.org


Partners for Community Access, Inc.
Special Deliveries Program
$25,000

Increases access to prenatal care for low-income women in North San Diego County.


Planned Parenthood
STAR Program (Sisters Together Acting Responsibly)
$25,000

Educational program for 11 and 12 year old girls to prevent teen pregnancy and gang involvement.
www.planned.org


San Diego Youth and Community Services
Take Wing Transitional Housing Program
$25,000

Provides living quarters and independent living skills training to homeless youth and teenage mothers.
www.sdycs.org