Center for Employment Opportunities provides transitional jobs and vocational training for justice-involved individuals

August 6, 2020

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Each year more than 600,000 people return home from incarceration, facing many barriers as they reenter the community. The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) utilizes nearly 40 years of experience in workforce development programming to provide transitional jobs and vocational

Think Dignity gets hands-on to fight the homelessness crisis in San Diego

March 4, 2020

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Think Dignity is more than a nonprofit organization, it’s a movement to fight for basic human rights. Think Dignity was started in 2006 by a group of young professional women who wanted to find real solutions to the issue of homelessness in San Diego.

YMCA helps working parents access child care across San Diego

February 5, 2020

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With over 160 years of experience, the YMCA (the Y) is one of the most famous nonprofit organizations in the world. One of the reasons people turn to The Y is for its community-driven spirit and areas of impact: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. There is a resource for all ages and stages of life—including working parents.

Strada Education Network: Engaging employers, educators and policymakers to build the workforce of the future

January 8, 2020

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When the San Diego Workforce Partnership joined forces with The Strada Education Network, the Income Share Agreement fund came to fruition and is now paving the way for innovative, inclusive and accessible education in San Diego. We sat down with Chris Guidry, Vice President, Philanthropy at Strada for an in-depth look at how they’re building a better learning ecosystem through strategic partnerships and employer engagement. 

Team of community organizations work together to help San Diegans apply for citizenship

December 9, 2019

Workshop Presentation

San Diego Citizens Collaborative (SDCC) is a coalition of nonprofit organizations and businesses that provides free naturalization services in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Members include Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Jewish Family Services, Catholic Charities, International Rescue Committee, UURISE

How KRA created a new era for San Diego County career centers

November 5, 2019

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“Our mission is simple,” says KRA founder and President and CEO Knowlton R. Atterbeary. “We provide businesses with a trained and reliable workforce by preparing job seekers for today’s competitive workplace and global economy.”  

The world our San Diego youth are fighting for

October 1, 2019

Youth Will group with Bill of Rights

Imagine a world where our local leaders always took a moment before making a decision to ask themselves what would be best for our children and youth… 

That’s the world Youth Will is fighting for.

Transitional services are helping San Diegans meet their long-term goals

September 6, 2019

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In April 2019 the East County Career Center and East Region Adult Education (ERAE) launched a pilot partnership to offer additional supports to adult learners with transition specialists onsite at the career center twice a week. 

More than a gym: How the YMCA is shaping a healthy San Diego workforce

August 1, 2019

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Without opportunities to cultivate meaningful career-related relationships, young adults in these circumstances face barriers to employment and have limited opportunity to practice skills that will lead to long-term stability. A dedicated, holistic approach to building a career path for this population is key to ending cycles of poverty and disconnection.

Department of Child Support Services: Building relationships for a brighter future

July 9, 2019

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San Diego County’s Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) serves diverse communities and builds relationships for a brighter future. Here Bryanna Fornerod, Supervising Child Support Officer, Communications & Outreach tells us more about this important agency.