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

San Diego selected to receive Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF) Grant

July 12, 2013

The Aspen Forum for Community Solutions has announced that the San Diego Youth Development Office (YDO) will receive one of 21 Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF) grants awarded to communities across the United States. The recipients of the grants will harness the

Report | The Hidden STEM Economy

July 11, 2013

According to the Brookings Institution report, The Hidden Stem Economy, half of the STEM jobs available in the U.S. do not require a bachelor’s degree and pay 10 percent higher than other jobs with similar educational requirements. The report notes

DollarWise Summer Youth Jobs Contest – enter today!

July 8, 2013

The U.S. Conference of Mayors DollarWise Campaign invites any youth you may know to participate in the 2013 Summer Youth Jobs Contest! Last year, over seven hundred youth participated and eighteen youth from fourteen different cities won. This year, three

Unemployment Report | June 2013

July 8, 2013

The unemployment rate in San Diego has steadily decreased over the past year to the current rate of 6.7 percent, which is well below the year-ago estimate of 8.8 percent. San Diego’s unemployment is also below that of California (8.1