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Rosa Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The United States Congress has honored her as "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".

Today we remember her in honor of #BlackHistoryMonth. May her actions continue to inspire us to stand against injustice.

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Rosa Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The United States Congress has honored her as the first lady of civil rights and the mother of the freedom movement.

Today we remember her in honor of #BlackHistoryMonth. May her actions continue to inspire us to stand against injustice. 

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Happy #MartinLutherKingJrDay! Did you know that in 1962 Martin Luther King Jr. visited San Diego? He met with Black leaders in the community and spoke on “The Powers Greater than Violence”. The meeting took place in the Calvary Baptist Church in Barrio Logan.

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Happy #MartinLutherKingJrDay! Did you know that in 1962 Martin Luther King Jr. visited San Diego? He met with Black leaders in the community and spoke on “The Powers Greater than Violence”. The meeting took place in the Calvary Baptist Church in Barrio Logan. 

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What do I get to do today to make a difference in a life?

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#HappyNewYear to you and yours from all of us at the San Diego Women's Foundation! ... See MoreSee Less

#HappyNewYear to you and yours from all of us at the San Diego Womens Foundation!

Congratulations Bayside Community Center on your 90th Anniversary and thank you for all of the amazing work that you do!! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations Bayside Community Center on your 90th Anniversary and thank you for all of the amazing work that you do!!Image attachmentImage attachment

Congratulations Kitchens for Good on your new home!!!

If you haven't already, consider supporting Kitchens for Good this holiday season. Click on the link bellow to learn about all of the ways you can support this wonderful organization.

www.sdwomensfoundation.org/holiday-party-with-a-purpose/?fbclid=IwAR1c0lf9EIMgnjYkT9zE8Q5Q9nVonun...WE'VE GOT SOME EXCITING NEWS! Our Baking Apprenticeship program has a new home in a boutique commercial bakery in Old Town, just a 10-minute walk from the Old Town Trolley Station. The next class begins on January 26th.

In the 10-week tuition-free skills training program, students learn: cakes & cake decorating, icing writing, fondant & gum paste, cookies, pies, candy, and much more!

The program also offers weekly stipends during skills training, transportation assistance, uniforms & the tools you need to succeed, support services, career coaching, AND a well-paying job in less than 4 months.

Do you know anyone who's interested in starting or continuing a career as a baker? Call (619) 736-1848 or text APPLY NOW to 24365 today!

#baking #baker #bakers #bakingclass #bakingclasses #bakingcourse #bakingschool #bakingskills #bakingtime #bakingfun #bakingisfun #bakinglove #bakinglife #bakingadventures #bakery #bakerylife #bakerylove #bakingapprenticeship #apprenticeship #sandiego
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Congratulations Kitchens for Good on your new home!!! 

If you havent already, consider supporting Kitchens for Good this holiday season. Click on the link bellow to learn about all of the ways you can support this wonderful organization.

https://www.sdwomensfoundation.org/holiday-party-with-a-purpose/?fbclid=IwAR1c0lf9EIMgnjYkT9zE8Q5Q9nVonunrJs4MFT5tP-f6efU9KxZTARjPFDA

Thank you San Diego Foundation for helping us spread the word of our upcoming deadline for our cycle 23 grants!Deadline approaching! ⏳

The The San Diego Women's Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry from nonprofit organizations working to address the widening educational inequities in pre-kindergarten education for children from under-resourced communities.

Local nonprofit organizations must submit a letter of inquiry by December 30, 2022.

Learn more on our blog: bit.ly/3V8jl1G
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Thank you San Diego Foundation for helping us spread the word of our upcoming deadline for our cycle 23 grants!

Thank you to our members and to Kitchens for Good for attending our Holiday Party with a Purpose!!

We will continue to support Kitchens for Good for the whole month of December. If you haven't already, consider supporting Kitchens for Good this holiday season. Click on the link bellow to learn about all of the ways you can support this wonderful organization.

www.sdwomensfoundation.org/holiday-party-with-a-purpose/
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Fun catching up with friends made over the years at SDWF, celebrating the holidays and giving back through supporting Kitchens for Good. Check them out as they are doing great work in San Diego!

The San Diego Women's Foundation Thank you so much for your generous support - we deeply appreciate your partnership in helping people transform their lives through culinary arts‼️

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Thank you to our 2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Education Sponsor, U.S. Bank, who brought our Racial Equity Series to life!

U.S. Bank's Vice President - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager, Shantae Bennett, shared the following insights for "5 Questions with Shantae". Learn more about her and our partnership with U.S. Bank bellow!

1. In 1 - 3 sentences, tell us who you are.

I am a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager for U.S. Bank. I am also the program manager for our U.S. Bank Access Commitment™, which launched in February 2021 and seeks to address the systemic inequities that have led to the country's racial wealth gap.

2. What inspires you to stay active in DEI work?

I am grateful to be part of a body of work that is opening the door to great opportunities for diverse people. We are focused on increasing access to capital, education, homeownership, and ultimately paving the way to wealth building for current and future generations. It is quite rewarding to witness the impact of providing access to career advancement opportunities for employees, asset building for individuals and families and support for prosperous and vibrant businesses and communities. The work is meaningful and fulfilling - and through this work, I feel deeply connected to the company and the employees.

3. Why is DEI important to U.S Bank?

DEI is an integral part of the U.S. Bank strategy as a company. It strengthens our business, helps us to attract top talent and allows us to better serve our customers. We believe relationships are a key differentiator for our bank and they are central to our business. As such, we are focused and committed to this work for the long-term.

4. In what ways is U.S Bank advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community?

We’re doing our part to help close the racial wealth gap. We are focused on providing access to information, benefits, quality education and capital through the U.S. Bank Access Commitment. The goal of Access Commitment is to contribute to closing the racial wealth gap by mobilizing our entire organization to help accelerate wealth building in communities most impacted in the United States. We started with the Black community because that is where the wealth gap is largest. In 2022, we began expanding our focus to include the Hispanic community.

In San Diego, our Private Wealth Group, in conjunction with the Access Commitment, has begun connecting with nonprofits to identify opportunities for workshops on wealth building in 2023. In addition, we are one of two mortgage lenders participating in the San Diego Black Homebuyer’s Program, a joint initiative of the San Diego Foundation, San Diego LISC and the San Diego Urban League focused on closing the homeownership gap for Black San Diegans, as well as creating generational wealth and offering up to $40K in down payment assistance to first time homebuyers. Finally, our employee affinity groups - Nosotros Latinos, Asian Heritage and Women of San Diego - are gearing up their community engagement efforts, especially in identifying group volunteer opportunities with nonprofit partners.

Diversity, equity and inclusion is a core value and a business imperative for U.S. Bank.

5. Why is the SDWF/U.S. Bank partnership meaningful?

The mission of the San Diego Women’s Foundation aligns closely with our focus at U.S. Bank on making philanthropic and community investments that break down systemic barriers to racial and economic equity for women, people of color and low- and moderate-income communities. This is a meaningful partnership for both organizations and has a positive impact in the communities we serve.

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Thank you to our 2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Education Sponsor, U.S. Bank, who brought our Racial Equity Series to life! 

U.S. Banks Vice President - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager, Shantae Bennett, shared the following insights for 5 Questions with Shantae. Learn more about her and our partnership with U.S. Bank bellow! 

1. In 1 - 3 sentences, tell us who you are. 

I am a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager for U.S. Bank. I am also the program manager for our U.S. Bank Access Commitment™, which launched in February 2021 and seeks to address the systemic inequities that have led to the countrys racial wealth gap. 

2. What inspires you to stay active in DEI work?

I am grateful to be part of a body of work that is opening the door to great opportunities for diverse people.  We are focused on increasing access to capital, education, homeownership, and ultimately paving the way to wealth building for current and future generations.  It is quite rewarding to witness the impact of providing access to career advancement opportunities for employees, asset building for individuals and families and support for prosperous and vibrant businesses and communities.  The work is meaningful and fulfilling - and through this work, I feel deeply connected to the company and the employees.

3. Why is DEI important to U.S Bank?

DEI is an integral part of the U.S. Bank strategy as a company.  It strengthens our business, helps us to attract top talent and allows us to better serve our customers.  We believe relationships are a key differentiator for our bank and they are central to our business. As such, we are focused and committed to this work for the long-term.  

4. In what ways is U.S Bank advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community?

We’re doing our part to help close the racial wealth gap.  We are focused on providing access to information, benefits, quality education and capital through the U.S. Bank Access Commitment. The goal of Access Commitment is to contribute to closing the racial wealth gap by mobilizing our entire organization to help accelerate wealth building in communities most impacted in the United States. We started with the Black community because that is where the wealth gap is largest. In 2022, we began expanding our focus to include the Hispanic community.

In San Diego, our Private Wealth Group, in conjunction with the Access Commitment, has begun connecting with nonprofits to identify opportunities for workshops on wealth building in 2023. In addition, we are one of two mortgage lenders participating in the San Diego Black Homebuyer’s Program, a joint initiative of the San Diego Foundation, San Diego LISC and the San Diego Urban League focused on closing the homeownership gap for Black San Diegans, as well as creating generational wealth and offering up to $40K in down payment assistance to first time homebuyers. Finally, our employee affinity groups - Nosotros Latinos, Asian Heritage and Women of San Diego - are gearing up their community engagement efforts, especially in identifying group volunteer opportunities with nonprofit partners.

Diversity, equity and inclusion is a core value and a business imperative for U.S. Bank.  

5. Why is the SDWF/U.S. Bank partnership meaningful? 

The mission of the San Diego Women’s Foundation aligns closely with our focus at U.S. Bank on making philanthropic and community investments that break down systemic barriers to racial and economic equity for women, people of color and low- and moderate-income communities. This is a meaningful partnership for both organizations and has a positive impact in the communities we serve.  

#5QuestionsWithSDWF
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Today is #GivingTuesday! With only 1 days until our Holiday Party with a Purpose we're getting into the spirit of giving by partnering with Cycle 22 Community Partner Kitchens for Good to support their work combating food insecurity in our community.

There are a number of ways you can support Kitchens for Good's life changing efforts this holiday season - from in-kind contributions to donations and more!

Click the link below to see all of the ways you can support Kitchens for Good this holiday season!

www.sdwomensfoundation.org/holiday-party-with-a-purpose/?fbclid=IwAR1-b3GZe5bS9zMKlWGv2ofTGAHPUgw...
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Today is #GivingTuesday! With only 1 days until our Holiday Party with a Purpose were getting into the spirit of giving by partnering with Cycle 22 Community Partner Kitchens for Good to support their work combating food insecurity in our community. 

There are a number of ways you can support Kitchens for Goods life changing efforts this holiday season - from in-kind contributions to donations and more!

Click the link below to see all of the ways you can support Kitchens for Good this holiday season!

https://www.sdwomensfoundation.org/holiday-party-with-a-purpose/?fbclid=IwAR1-b3GZe5bS9zMKlWGv2ofTGAHPUgwV1-d7ijv-B2nrROxnUs-oM-GvSz4

In 2011, Kathy Calvin was named one of Newsweek's "150 Women Who Rock the World" for her work with the UN Foundation. #MotivationalMonday ... See MoreSee Less

In 2011, Kathy Calvin was named one of Newsweeks 150 Women Who Rock the World for her work with the UN Foundation.  #MotivationalMonday
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