Former marketing intern tells how the experience shaped her, one year later

June 10, 2019

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Jasmin Hernandez Santacruz was a second-year student at UC San Diego when she was selected to work as an intern for the Social Venture Digital Marketing Internship Program with City Heights Coffee House (CHCH) in the fall of 2017.

San Diego mentorship program uses FANCY approach to empower teen girls

June 8, 2019

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Our world is in desperate need of programs that introduce girls of color to fields and demonstrations they are not typically exposed to. DETOUR (Depositing Empowerment Through Outreach and Urban Redevelopment) sets out to dismantle stereotypes while building girls up with self-confidence and the desire to pursue their passions, regardless of today’s societal boundaries.

Education and workplace barriers for LGBT youth

June 6, 2019

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Too many LGBTQ young adults lack the most basic education and workplace protections. Safety, fair treatment and freedom to be oneself are not privileges in this countrybut basic human and civil rights.

A step to support Black students—African American Achievement Summit

June 5, 2019


On June 4, Mesa College hosted the 2nd African American Achievement which brought together 500+ students from all over the district. The day was a celebration of African American/Black identity and was emceed by motivational speaker Jordan Harrison.

5 little-known jobs offering self-sufficient wages

June 4, 2019

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Our recent Priority Jobs report highlights 72 occupations that will continue to grow rapidly in the future, have many annual openings and provide an entry-level hourly wage high enough for individuals to be self-sufficient. While this list includes well-known occupations like school teachers, registered nurses and software developers, we wanted to highlight a few promising careers that most people probably aren’t as familiar with. Which ones get your imagination going?

From Startup Week: 5 Tips for starting a business in San Diego

June 3, 2019

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Once a year, Startup San Diego brings together local entrepreneurs to strengthen connections, share progress, exchange resources and celebrate the thriving innovation community at San Diego Startup Week. This year’s event went from May 28 to June 2. This year’s theme was “We are San Diego”

Staff profile: Meet Sophia Barber

May 29, 2019

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Sophia Barber is a program coordinator at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she tells a little bit about herself, both personally and professionally.

Employer roundtable addresses big topics for San Diego’s service sector

May 22, 2019

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In collaboration with the James Irvine Foundation, the San Diego Workforce Partnership hosted an employer roundtable on May 21 where San Diego service sector businesses—which includes those rooted in customer facing roles (restaurants, hospitality, retail, etc.)—discussed what is working well and

Press Release: Ambitious Pay-for-Success Initiative Brings Together Tech, Education, Business Leaders to Upskill San Diego’s Workforce

May 16, 2019

San Diego Workforce Partnership logo joins Strada Education Network and The James Irvine Foundation to back pioneering workforce development program. Beginning this summer, the program will enable unemployed and underemployed individuals across San Diego County to access training in high-demand fields at no up-front cost through an income share agreement.

South County EDC Celebrates Optical Training Program Graduation

May 10, 2019

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On May 9, South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC) celebrated the graduation of the “I Can See My Future” Optical Training Program at Sweetwater High School in National City.