Destined to succeed

March 15, 2019


Liliana was born in the U.S. to immigrant parents who hoped to give her the best possible chance to have a brighter future. Due to financial instability and lack of resources, however, they were forced to return to the west-central state of Michoacán where she would live until she was 6 years old.

Press Release: Workforce Partnership Appoints New Board Members

March 14, 2019

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The San Diego Workforce Partnership announces the appointment of new members to its Policy Board and Workforce Development Board (WDB).

What to expect at the 2019 Opportunity Summit

March 11, 2019

Opportunity Summit Movement Be On Stage

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

Why the shift from “success stories” to “Faces of Workforce”?

March 11, 2019

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As the San Diego Workforce Partnership shifts to a more human-centered program design and our approach to our work adapts to the realities of those we serve, we are also becoming increasingly aware that the term we have used for our participant stories—success stories—does not fully reflect the realities of our program clients.

Grads of Life: What every employer in San Diego needs to know

March 11, 2019


Grads of Life—a national initiative that catalyzes market demand for opportunity youth—connects employers with programs that prepare young adults and equip them to be valuable employees from day one. Their Talent Pipeline Model includes outreach and assessment, skill development, work-based experience, hiring and retention. It’s a win-win—young adults receive the mentoring they need for workplace success, while employers build a talent pipeline that suits their hiring needs.

Staff profile: Meet Sara Fox

March 7, 2019


Sara Fox is a manager of programs at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she tells a little bit about herself, both personally and professionally.

How to secure an economic future that works for all of California

February 26, 2019

Man Downtown San Diego Business Clothes

A stable, well-paying job is a top priority for Californians who struggle to make ends meet. Meanwhile, a skilled and diverse workforce is a key asset to California companies competing in a global marketplace.

Former opportunity youth wants to solve social issues through entrepreneurship

February 26, 2019

Dipshika Karki

Dipshika (pronounced DIP-si-ka) is a first-generation Nepali American who immigrated to the United States in 1997. A former opportunity youth, Dipshika had logged many records of traffic, court and criminal cases within a 10-year period.

5 things you may not have realized about our new logo

February 22, 2019

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Unveiling our new logo at our open house in February, we shared a new way to represent our organization to our funders, participants and partners. Our brand is about who we are and where we are heading. Let’s see if you picked up on these elements in our new logo.

Press Release: Workforce Partnership Awarded $1.2M to Connect Education to Employment Through Student Loan Alternative

February 20, 2019

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We were named as a winner of a philanthropic funding contest by national nonprofit Strada Education Network to increase access and diversity in tech through income share agreements (ISAs), a student loan alternative by which a student agrees to pay a small proportion of their income for a set period of time.