National City Park Apartments hire a C2C summer intern

August 7, 2013

National City Park Apartments, a program committed to providing housing for low-to-moderate income families, has hired an intern through the CONNECT2Careers youth employment program. Sheena Cardoza was chosen for the role and will spend this summer working directly with NCPA

Council District 5 office hires a C2C intern

August 6, 2013

The City of San Diego, Council District 5, represented by Councilmember Mark Kersey, has brought on a recent high school graduate, Catriona Lewis, to intern this summer through the CONNECT2careers youth employment program. Catriona is thrilled to have been given the

Central San Diego Library to house a Metro Career Center

August 5, 2013

A recent addition to the San Diego skyline is the beautiful dome of the new central public library. The downtown library, which is expected to open in September, is the culmination of decades of planning and fundraising. With 1.1 million books,

Senate Advances Workforce Investment Bill

August 5, 2013

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, responsible for the Workforce Investment Act of 2013 has unanimously agreed to present their modern-day version of the bill to the full Senate floor for consideration. Senate bill, S. 1356, otherwise

Passport To Life motivates young adults

July 30, 2013

On Tuesday, August 13, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Passport to Life will host their annual career and education expo for youth ages 14 to 24 who are on probation or have been on probation in San Diego County.

Gompers Preparatory Academy gains skilled LSSI graduate

July 29, 2013

When fellow teachers and former Life Science Summer Institute (LSSI) participants recommended the program to Jessica Ullyott from Gompers Preparatory Academy, she jumped at the opportunity. This summer, participants like Jessica completed the 12-day LSSI professional development program, which exposes teachers to cutting-edge biotechnology lab curriculum

2013 Summer Youth Employability Initiative program comes to San Diego

July 23, 2013

The Brandeis Center for Youth and Communities recently received a $2.5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation that will directly support summer programs that employ, educate, and support young people, creating a national dialogue on enhancing youth employability. Locally, the Brandeis Center awarded funds to the San Diego

Comic-Con’s impact and expansion in San Diego

July 22, 2013

How much did Comic-Con generate for the regional economy? About $175 million! It was estimated that during the four-day convention, visitors would spend a total of $77 million in bars, restaurants, transportation, and housing. Of that, roughly $2.5 million in hotel taxes

Unemployment rate rises to 7.3% with graduates joining the workforce

July 19, 2013

With 9,800 college graduates recently added to the unemployment numbers, San Diego’s unemployment rate jumped up to 7.3 percent in June, increasing from a revised 6.8 percent in May. This rate is not seasonally adjusted and does not account for

California’s unemployment insurance extensions policy changes

July 18, 2013

With California’s jobless rate is declining, the state will no longer qualify for the final unemployment insurance (UI) extension, from 63 weeks to 73 of UI benefits. California’s unemployment rate has been falling three consecutive months. It was seasonally adjusted