Transit equity matters for meaningful employment

August 7, 2019

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As our region continues to grow, public transit has a crucial influence on the quality of life, economic prosperity and environmental sustainability of San Diego.

Robotics wiz works as technician after completing engineering program

July 24, 2019

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With Workforce Partnership funds supporting the work of Interfaith Community Services’ Transitional Youth Academy, Abraham received funding to pay for his Engineering Technician training and received work-readiness training, resume development, job search support, money management and soft skills training.

Drone program encourages cinematography lover to pursue interests without fear

July 10, 2019

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Jayden Logan graduated from Helix Charter High School and is currently a full-time student at Grossmont College studying photography and business marketing who’s passionate about cinematography: “I want to help people and capture special moments in their lives,” he says. 

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

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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.

Here are the major findings from new research on youth disconnection in San Diego County

March 29, 2019

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Maya Angelou once wrote, “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” About four years ago, youth development leaders in San Diego County learned a shocking statistic that there were 53,000 16–24-year-olds in the region that were neither working nor in school. From there, a fantasy turned into a vision, then a goal and a mission—to cut the rate and halve the gap of youth disconnection in San Diego by 2020.

What to expect at the 2019 Opportunity Summit

March 11, 2019

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It’s time to bring the OpportunitySD community together again for the 2019 Opportunity Summit!

Walmart Foundation and SDG&E help youth find opportunities in service sector

February 19, 2019

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The San Diego Workforce Partnership is spearheading an initiative to help opportunity youth in San Diego County find meaningful employment in the service sector. Service sector roles include anything that is customer-facing, such as hotel or restaurant positions. 

Say hello to the 2019 OpportunitySD Leadership Council

January 14, 2019

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As part of the OpportunitySD initiative focused on lowering youth disconnection rates in the region, the San Diego Workforce Partnership has hired ten young adults to share their experience and voice to raise the profile of youth issues in San Diego.

Hoops, hope and growing up in San Diego

September 11, 2018

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Sports always made sense to me. Players and coach know the rules. Game starts. Referees call fouls, arbitrate. Playing field is level. Competitors lay their talents, preparation, strategy and teamwork on the table. Sweat. (Sometimes) blood. Winners. Losers. New opportunity to get better and compete the next day. Growing up where and how I did, I figured life was more or less similar. But I was wrong.

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