The McCarthy Family Foundation: Hands-on giving in San Diego

April 11, 2017

Twenty-eight years ago, Tim and Jane McCarthy sat down their two daughters, Kristin and Rachel, a college freshman and high school sophomore respectively at the time, and explained they were establishing a family foundation they would all be a part

Youth Development Office influences systems to ensure opportunity for all

March 10, 2017

San Diego Youth Development Office (YDO) is an intermediary organization driving systems and policy changes that improve health, education and employment outcomes for children and young adults ages 0–24 in San Diego County. YDO provides expertise, data, technical assistance, services

Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce: building strong members and businesses

February 10, 2017

The Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce’s (CSDBCC) strives to create generational wealth through business enterprise, education, employment and investments. “The goal is to really focus on building strong black businesses and strong chamber members,” says CSDBCC President Dr.

Interfaith Community Services serves North County residents

January 9, 2017

Interfaith Community Services, founded in 1979, addresses the needs of low-income, homeless, and under-served people in North San Diego County. Interfaith Community Services is the largest nonprofit organization in North San Diego County, with approximately 140 staff and more than

CCPT aligns school, college and industry to pave career pathways

December 9, 2016

The California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) was created in July 2013 by Assembly Bill 86, making one-time competitive state grants available to establish or expand career pathway programs in high school through community college. The San Diego County College and

zero8hundred helps transitioning service members access services in one stop

November 10, 2016

Every year, 20,000 military members stationed in San Diego County leave the service, and a third of them stay in the area. Though they are assets to our region, they also face challenges with transitioning to civilian life.  zero8hundred, implemented

Conference sponsors share goal of closing the skills gap and creating opportunity for all in San Diego

October 10, 2016

This year, twenty partners have signed on to sponsor the Workforce Conference 2016: Future of Work. This year’s conference will identify upcoming trends in the future of work and workforce development, including the gig economy, the resurgence and evolution of

CSUSM center shares passion for leadership beyond its student body

September 7, 2016

In 2004, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) opened its Center for Leadership Innovation and Mentorship Building (CLIMB) with a goal of being a catalyst for leadership in San Diego County. Serving students, staff and faculty, alongside external stakeholders such

The Maritime Alliance grows awareness of BlueTech boom

August 9, 2016

The Maritime Alliance (TMA) is the nonprofit industry association and organizer of the largest ocean and water technology cluster in the United States. Guided by its tagline, “Promoting BlueTech and Blue Jobs® with a focus on economic development, ecosystem development

Kitchens for Good cooks up opportunity for San Diego’s underserved

July 11, 2016

Kitchens for Good (KFG) has been cooking up great food and even greater opportunity for San Diegans since September 2015 by breaking the cycles of food waste, poverty and hunger through innovative programs in workforce training, healthy food production and social