Staff profile: Meet Olivia Justice

July 2, 2019


Olivia Justice is a program assistant at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she tells a little bit about herself, both personally and professionally. 

San Diego Workforce Partnership Appoints New Board Members

July 1, 2019

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The WDB provides oversight and funding direction to the Workforce Partnership, determining workforce strategy, objectives and priorities based upon regional needs and impact. Members represent all of San Diego County. As required by the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act, the majority of WDB members are from the private sector. Remaining members represent education, the public sector, organized labor and community advocates for workforce development. 

For our 45th year: San Diego Workforce Partnership Day proclaimed

June 26, 2019

County proclamation San Diego Workforce Partnership Day

The County of San Diego Board of Supervisors proclaimed June 25 “San Diego Workforce Partnership Day” in honor of the Workforce Partnership’s 45th anniversary.

Press Release: Bank of America Makes $530,000 Investment with San Diego Nonprofits to Help Economically Disadvantaged Populations on the Path to Long-Term Financial Stability

June 18, 2019

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Bank of America today announced $530,000 in grants to 36 San Diego nonprofits that will advance economic mobility for individuals and families and put them on a path toward success. The grants focus on basic needs fundamental to building lifelong stability as well as needs related to workforce development and education that help individuals chart a path to better economic futures.

How learning from the end user yields better reentry results

June 15, 2019

Reentry Town Hall June 2019

As part of our continuous learning and improvement of our programs and projects, the San Diego Workforce Partnership held our first ever Reentry Works Town Hall to hear from community stakeholders how best to create a release for proposals for approximately $2M in funding to serve current and formerly incarcerated individuals throughout reentering back to the community. Approximately 75 attendees engaged in a community conversation on creative solutions to solicit high-quality applications.

San Diego’s first ever Career Crawl launches in North Park

June 14, 2019

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This “job fair alternative” brought job seekers directly to employers with a self-guided walking tour. The event played to the uniqueness of North Park to help young adults engage with local business owners, learn about new industries, explore entrepreneurship and gain employment. There were 69 job seekers and 16 businesses who participated in the event.

4 things you should know about youth homelessness

June 11, 2019


Over 850 people attended the symposium this June in New York, New York; including San Diego Workforce Partnership Business Partnerships Specialist Dimitri Smith, who serves on the San Diego Youth Action Board (YAB), a diverse and resilient group of currently and formerly homeless youth working to end youth homelessness. Here Dimitri shares his perspective and takeaways from the event.

Former marketing intern tells how the experience shaped her, one year later

June 10, 2019

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Jasmin Hernandez Santacruz was a second-year student at UC San Diego when she was selected to work as an intern for the Social Venture Digital Marketing Internship Program with City Heights Coffee House (CHCH) in the fall of 2017.

San Diego mentorship program uses FANCY approach to empower teen girls

June 8, 2019

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Our world is in desperate need of programs that introduce girls of color to fields and demonstrations they are not typically exposed to. DETOUR (Depositing Empowerment Through Outreach and Urban Redevelopment) sets out to dismantle stereotypes while building girls up with self-confidence and the desire to pursue their passions, regardless of today’s societal boundaries.

Education and workplace barriers for LGBT youth

June 6, 2019

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Too many LGBTQ young adults lack the most basic education and workplace protections. Safety, fair treatment and freedom to be oneself are not privileges in this countrybut basic human and civil rights.