Cristo Rey San Diego High School uses real-world work experience to set students up for success

January 28, 2021

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Cristo Rey’s approach of combining real-world work experience and rigorous academics has shown positive results, including 20,600 graduates and 90% college enrollment. Here we connect with Steven Egge, Director of Corporate Work Study to learn more about their successful approach to learning and preparing for a career.

Catalyst is working to change San Diego for the better

January 5, 2021

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Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties, formally San Diego Grantmakers, is an action network of funders building an equitable, impactful social change ecosystem for San Diego and Imperial Counties.

The Beyster Institute works to advance the understanding and practice of employee ownership

December 2, 2020

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The Beyster Institute at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management works to advance the understanding and practice of employee ownership as an effective and responsible business model.

How Classroom of the Future supports innovation in education

November 5, 2020

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Classroom of the Future convenes business, community, K-12 districts and institutions of higher education to support innovation in education. It is a catalyst for the creation of learning programs that apply proven business and technology-based practices in the school setting.

Business For Good empowers small and medium-sized businesses to uplift all workers in San Diego County

October 2, 2020

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Business For Good San Diego is a nonprofit on a mission to unite local business owners to drive policy that improves our community. The San Diego Workforce Partnership spoke with Business For Good to learn more about how they are bettering our community through business voices.

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

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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