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.

Staff profile: Meet Deona Dorsey

February 3, 2020

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Deona Dorsey is a Program Specialist at the Workforce Partnership. Here she tells a little bit about herself, both personally and professionally. 

Building a career superhighway for opportunity youth

February 3, 2020

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What if we reimagined our school system as a superhighway connecting career development pathways?

TechHire helps aspiring designer land internship in her dream field of work

January 31, 2020

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Mariia Sirenko knows firsthand the challenges of finding quality work as a creative. After applying for many entry level graphic design opportunities and not getting any responses through sites like Indeed.com, Facebook and Internship.com, she began to feel discouraged.

Supporting San Diego’s working families: 6 takeaways

January 31, 2020

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Parents of young children who come to the San Diego Workforce Partnership for help with their career have a range of prior experiences and future aspirations, but they share a common challenge: finding child care they trust and can afford

USD award recognizes Workforce Partnership governance

January 24, 2020

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Each year, The Nonprofit Institute at the University of San Diego recognizes organizations that demonstrate what strong nonprofit governance looks like through the USD Kaleidoscope Award for Good Governance. This year’s Kaleidoscope awards winners are the San Diego Workforce Partnership and the Association of Fundraising Professionals San Diego Chapter.

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. 

Inclusive training program helps small businesses thrive in San Diego

January 8, 2020

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In 2005, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Bank of America launched Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) to help close the racial wealth gap by supporting businesses and entrepreneurs in inner cities.   This one-of-a-kind program provides tuition-free executive leadership training to business owners in economically distressed areas. The

Press Release: Workforce Partnership Names New Board Member

January 6, 2020

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SAN DIEGO, CA — The San Diego Workforce Partnership is proud to announce the appointment of Kurling Robinson to the Workforce Development Board (WDB). Robinson is CEO of Fōkcus Mentoring, which assesses entrepreneurs to intelligently match them with business mentors.

Make it count: The 2020 census is hiring in San Diego

January 3, 2020

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Every ten years, there’s an upward blip in the national employment statistics as the federal government hires tens of thousands of workers to complete the decennial census. The jobs are temporary, but they pay well and give people an opportunity