The Challenge

Rising inequality and unequal access to opportunity are hurting working families and businesses across San Diego County.

79%

of Californians experiencing poverty live in families with at least one working adult

82k: 194k

job postings v. people unemployed

38k

young adults in San Diego are not working or in school

The Opportunity

Our region’s businesses, workers and families will thrive when we unlock the potential of every San Diegan to succeed. True opportunity is achieved through access to networks, knowledge and resources like transportation and child care alongside lifelong learning to help workers acquire skills relevant to a recently ravaged and rapidly changing economy.

Our Approach

Opportunity should not be exclusive. We take a people-centered approach to enhancing San Diego County’s economic health and stability through the programs we run, research we do and the people we bring together. We recognize the uniqueness of individuals and businesses and connect them with the specific resources they need to succeed.

The Impact

2X

On average, for every $1 spent on our operations and programs, $2 is put back into the economy as wages.

168K+

services provided to job seekers annually

1,786

employers filled positions thanks to our programs and services in FY19