Diamond Parent Leadership Learning Series (English & Spanish)


Do you have kids that attend our neighborhood schools in Southeastern San Diego? Want to learn how to further your child’s school success?

Engaged Parents = Successful Students.

Parents are invited to participate in the Diamond Parent Leadership Learning Series starting in February at the Jacobs Center.  It is a free 8-week course for parents of children in local schools to learn how to be an active partner for student and school success.

Each class will focus on a different topic or theme to help you become better equipped to participate fully in your child’s education. Learn from education experts, teachers, parent leaders, school advocates, and community leaders.
Course topics include:

  • Understanding the school system
  • Preparing your child for success
  • Critical milestones for success and overcoming barriers
  • Building a Parent Leaders Network
  • Connecting to community resources

Want to learn more? Join us for the Orientation!

Parents who complete the course will receive a Program Completion certificate endorsed by UCSD Extension. Limited capacity! Save your space today!

Tuesday, February 24
6 – 8pm

Tuesdays, 6 – 8 pm
March 3, 10, 17, 24  & April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5 – Graduation

Emerald Hills Room
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
404 Euclid Ave., San Diego CA 92114

To register or for more info, call Emilia at (619)527-6161 x165 or ecastillo@jacobscenter.org.

The Diamond Parent Leadership Institute is presented by the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in partnership with the Diamond Educational Excellence Partnership (DEEP) and UCSD Extension.


¿Tiene hijos en las escuelas en la comunidad del Sureste de San Diego? ¿Quiere aprender a fomentar el éxito académico de su hijo?

Padres Comprometidos = Estudiantes Exitoso

Padres del Sureste de San Diego están invitados a participar en el Curso de Liderazgo de Padres del Diamante comenzando en febrero en el Jacobs Center. El curso es gratuito y de 8 semanas. Es una oportunidad para que los padres de niños en las escuelas locales se enteren como ser un partidario activo y efectivo para el éxito de su estudiante y el éxito escolar.

Cada clase se centrará en un tema diferente para ayudarle a estar mejor equipados para participar plenamente en la educación de su hijo. Aprenderá de expertos en la educación, profesores, padres líderes, defensores de la escuela y líderes comunitarios.

Temas del curso incluyen:

  • Comprensión del sistema escolar
  • Preparar a su estudiante para el éxito
  • Puntos críticos para el éxito y la superación de barreras
  • Construyendo una red de padres líderes
  • Conectarse a recursos de la comunidad

¿Quiere más información? ¡Venga a nuestra orientación!

Padres que terminan el curso, recibirán certificado de reconocimiento de UCSD Extensión. ¡Cupo limitado! ¡Guarde su espacio hoy!

miércoles, 28 de enero de
8:30 – 10am

Curso comienza miércoles
11 de febrero

Curso de llevará a cabo los miércoles de 8:30 – 10:30am

Salón Comunitario
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
404 Euclid Ave., San Diego CA 92114

Para registrarse o para obtener más información, háblele a Emilia Castillo al (619)527-6161 x165 o  ecastillo@jacobscenter.org.

El Curso de Liderazgo de Padres del Diamante es  presentado por el Jacobs Center en colaboración con DEEP y Platicando Con Mi Gente.

The University Club’s Charity & Wine Supporting Computers 2 SD Kids

On behalf of The University Club’s Giving Group,
please come and celebrate and support:

Computers 2 SD Kids has the challenging mission of bringing technology into the homes of thousands of San Diego low-income families. Each computer that we bring to a family provides resources and opportunities to a child for learning, growth and development. Winner of the 2014 County Tax PayersAssociation’s Golden Watchdog Award for outstanding fiscal responsibility by a nonprofit organization, strong fiscal responsibility remains the cornerstone of our foundation with 95% of every donation going directly into our work making technology accessible to San Diego families. Help C2SDK reduce the digital divide and level the playing field for low-income students and make a difference in their lives by supporting our cause.

When: January 28th at 5:30pm

Where: University Club atop Symphony Towers

Evening Includes: 1 Glass of Wine upon arrival and tray passed hors d’oeuvres. Wine tasting of selected Wines from our Sommelier

Dress Code: Business attire, dressy jeans and smart casual attire

Please RSVP to be Registered with the Club
619-234-5200 University Club
858-200-9787 C2SDK

RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-university-clubs-charity-wine-supporting-computers-2-sd-kids-tickets-9366337969

Now Hiring! Walgreens is Coming to the Neighborhood!

Screen ShotJoin Walgreens and find yourself at a place where innovation thrives and incredible career and growth opportunities await. Walgreens offers a chance to work in a truly supportive environment and be part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, employees, and the communities we all call home.

Walgreens’ new store is opening soon at the Northwest corner of Market St. & Euclid Ave. Qualified Diamond Neighborhood residents are highly encouraged to apply!

Interested applicants must complete the following steps:

STEP 1: Register for an online account on Walgreens’ Jobs website: http://bit.ly/1y53vaJ (link is case sensitive). You can apply on your own computer or visit the employment kiosk at any store location. So that your application is forwarded to the appropriate hiring Manager, be sure to indicate the National City location at 885 Euclid Ave., National City, CA 91950

Available positions include:

  • Customer Service Associate
  • Photo Specialist
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Shift Lead

A separate application is needed for each position.

STEP 2: Take an in-store assessment at any Walgreens location. Ask to use the employment kiosk. If selected, a Walgreens representative will contact you for an interview.

Please complete the first two steps of this process by January 23. For more information visit Walgreens’ career website: http://careers.walgreens.com

Need Help Preparing for Your Interview?
The South Metro Career Center is hosting interviewing technique workshops!

Thurs., Jan. 22 & Fri., Jan 23
9:30 – 11:30 am
4389 Imperial Ave.,
San Diego, CA 92113

Walgreens is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in their hiring or employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.

Community Workshops: Housing Discrimination In Our Community


How does housing discrimination happen in our communities? Who are the people frequently affected by housing discrimination? What can we do to reduce housing discrimination?

Join us at a Community Workshop to learn about fair housing laws, and to share your experiences with housing discrimination. The San Diego Regional Alliance for Fair Housing, is hosting a series of workshops throughout the San Diego region. Attend a workshop near your community:

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Location: Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, Joe & Vi Jacobs Center Community Room, 404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114 Google Map

Your input is important to understanding the community’s needs and potential solutions for reducing housing discrimination.

For more information, please contact SDRAFFH by email or visit sdfairhousing.org.

MLK Day of Service with Project New Village


Project New Village invites you to join us in A Day of Service at Mt. Hope Community Garden in Southeastern San Diego where we are working with and in community to address food injustice by transforming vacant lots and backyards into vibrant food growing spaces.

Saturday January 24, 2015
10am – 1pm
4261 Market St., San Diego, CA 92102


30th Annual YMCA of San Diego County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Dignity Award Breakfast

Presented by the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA


Waitlist spots may become available. Call 619.264.0144 for more information.

Town & Country Resort, Atlas Ballroom
500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
6:00am Registration/Breakfast
7:00-9:00am Program/Award

Join us as we pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy for the thirtieth year by honoring those striving to make a positive impact in our communities.


The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Human Dignity Award is given each year to a person who most exemplifies the work and character of its namesake Dr. King. Throughout history, we know that Dr. King will be forever attached to the civil rights movement, but those who study the life and legacy of this American icon know that he was much more.


On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a federal holiday to honor Dr. King. In January 1986, as our nation officially observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the first time, the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA hosted our first YMCA of San Diego County breakfast.

January 17, 2000 was the first time Martin Luther King Jr. Day was officially observed in all fifty US states. In 2011, a memorial honoring Dr. King was completed and dedicated in October at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., by the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation. The official address of the monument, 1964 Independence Avenue, S.W., commemorates the year the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law.

The YMCA celebrates a long connection with Dr. King’s life. During the civil rights movement, meetings were held at YMCA’s.

“Living the Dream” Pledge"Living the Dream" Pledge

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and work, I pledge to do everything that I can to make America and the world a place where equality and justice, and freedom and peace, will grow and flourish.

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I commit myself to Living the Dream by loving, not hating, showing understanding, not anger, making peace, not war, and helping freedom exist for all people everywhere in the world.

Volunteer at the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA or learn more about how you can serve others where you live, work or pray.

Rita’s in Market Creek Plaza Now Hiring


Now Hiring for Treat Team Members and Shift Leaders

Diamond residents are encouraged to apply! These are part-time positions. Interested applicants who want an interview on the day of the event must apply online prior to attending.

bit.ly/14iRwtW (Treat Team)

bit.ly/1vZZApW (Shift Leader)

Bring your resume and dress to interview!

Friday, January 16, 3pm – 5pm
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center, Community Room
404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114

To be interviewed during this event, you must apply online prior to attending.  For more information and the online application, visit the career section of their website www.ritassandiego.com or email Kristian at kcastro@jacobscenter.org.

For more information visit the Career section of our website at RitasSanDiego.com


Creative Careers Expo

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JOIN US for our inaugural Creative Careers Expo helping San Diego’s diverse population of high school youth and young adults to build awareness, essential skills and opportunities for them within the many creative industries that are crucial to the 21st Century.

Meet reps from the following industries:

  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Crafts
  • Design
  • Fashion
  • Film
  • Video and Photography
  • Software
  • Computer Games & Electronic Publishing
  • Music, Visual, Performing Arts
  • Publishing & Television
  • Radio

FREE for all ages.

Booth opportunities also available. Download Creative Careers Booth Flyer

619-230-1938 x 101 • info@mediaartscenter.orgwww.mediaartscenter.org/expo

Now Hiring for a Store Manager at Rita’s


Our New Store is Opening at the End of January and We are Excited to be Part of the Neighborhood!

Diamond residents are encouraged to apply! This is a full-time position. Interested applicants can apply online at http://q-r.to/0BD0 or visit our information table in front of our new store at Market Creek Plaza, Suite 402, 310 Euclid Ave., San Diego, CA 92114:

  • Thursday, December 18: 1pm – 3pm
  • Saturday, December 20: 10am – noon

Hiring soon for part-time Shift Leader(s) and Treat Team Members. For more information email: ritashiring@ritassd.com

SAT Prep Target 1800 Winter Workshop

E O T O (Each One Teach One Tutoring)
SAT Prep Target 1800 Winter Workshop

December 13th 2014 To January 17th 2015

The SAT test prep program will use multiple resources to help students reach the goal of 1800. The students will be administered full length SAT tests and they will attend two classes on Math, Critical Reading, Writing and Essay writing. A final review session will be offered a week before the January 24, 2015 SAT test.

Location: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
3725 30th Street, San Diego CA 92104

SCHEDULE12/13/14 **
10.30 am -2.30 pm

SAT Full Length Diagnostic Test

10.30 am – 2 pm


12/27/14 **
10.30 am- 2.30 pm

SAT Full Length Test

10.30 am – 2 pm


Take Home Full Length test

01/10/15 **
10.30 am- 2.30 pm

SAT Full Length Test

10.30 am – 12 noon


Review session

**Practice tests

Test day January 24, 2015

To reach 1800 Participants must:

  1. Take the diagnostic test and score 1500
  2. attend all the Test Prep classes.
  3. Take 3 full length practice test
  4. Do all the homework.


My son/ daughter ____________________ will attend the SAT Prep Target 1800 Winter Workshop.

Name of Parent/Guardian _____________________________

Signature of Parent/Guardian_________________________________


Any questions? Please contact Shovik Sarkar, Coordinator at shovik22@gmail.com or call 858 357 4421

Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with National Urban League

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The Way to Well Health Tour provides free glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, and comprehensive weight screenings to anyone 18 years of age or older. I’m providing you with a link to our multimedia news release as this will serve as a great reference for any additional questions you may have or for individuals that may reach out to you with questions regarding the bus being in San Diego.

Join us at Market Creek Plaza This Saturday December 6 from 11am – 5pm.


New Deferred Action Program May Benefit You

New Deferred Action Program from President Obama May Benefit You

On November 20, 2014 Presidente Obama announced:

  1. Deferred Action for parents of US citizens or permanent residents will be available
  2. DACA will be expanded for those who arrived to the US in their childhood

Come and learn answers to these questions:

  • Who qualifies for these programs that offer protection against deportation and a work permit?
  • How can I prepare to apply?
  • How can I avoid fraud?
  • Where can I find honest legal help?

Trustworthy lawyers will provide information about these programs.

Friday December 5, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114

For events on Saturday visit: immigrantsandiego.org

Civic San Diego Community Benefits Consensus Project

Building a collaborate network of stakeholders to inform the development of Civic San Diego’s Community Benefits Goals

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center | Celebration Hall
404 Euclid Street | San Diego, CA  92114

This convening will feature the panel discussion “Creating Complete Communities” and our first consensus-building exercise.

5:30pm – Registration and Networking
6pm to 8pm – Program and Discussion

Register Online

South Eastern San Diego Community Leadership Training


NCRC will be conducting a two-part  No-Cost Training customized for South Eastern Community Leaders focused on: Communication, Collaboration, Conflict Management, and Diversity. These trainings will increase the capacity of residents to take control of their neighborhoods and create sustainable change!

Residents/Community Leaders can choose from the below November or December dates.


Part 1: November 15th, 2014 — 9:00am – 1:00pm: Training & Breakfast
Part 2: November 29th, 2014 — 9:00am – 1:00pm: Training & Breakfast

- or – 

Part 1: December 6th, 2014 — 9:00am – 1:00pm: Training & Breakfast
Part 2: December 13th, 2014 — 9:00am – 1:00pm: Training & Breakfast


Tubman Chávez Community Center
415 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114

To Sign-up:



Building on strengths that are present in South Eastern San Diego and NCRC’s success in teaching people to communicate more effectively, NCRC has developed a state-of-the-art diversity training that leaves community members feeling valued, respected, and understood. This interactive training delivered in two sessions helps participants explore their own personal and cultural identity and learn how it relates to their communication style; how these different styles can sometimes be the root of communication breakdown; and, most importantly, how they can learn to recognize when a communication breakdown is happening and do something about it.

The ART of Inclusive Communication:  (November 15th or December 6th)
Community leaders will learn a model for understanding and embracing intercultural awareness and learn skills that help their own development in intercultural settings. Through lectures, interactive exercises, and group dialogue, community leaders will focus on their strengths and challenges related to communication and conflict management. Community leaders ability to manage difficult conversations will increase as a result of        participation.

The Diversity Advantage; (November 29th or December 13th)
Fun, yet thought-provoking exercises will help community leaders learn about how the unwritten rules we live by are not always universal. Diversity in the fullest sense of the word, including not only race and ethnicity, but also gender, sexual orientation, age, lifestyle, and abilities are explored and valued.  Recognition of the advantages some have and the history of exclusion are touched upon in a way that helps people move forward together.  Additionally, participants will look at how respectful communication can address  difficult  comments from others that might be considered racist, sexist, ageist, homophobic, or in other ways derogatory to others. All of this is done in a safe and respectful learning environment.

Goals of the Two-Part Training

Skill Acquisition

By the end of the course, community leaders will have the ability to:

  • learn the skills of the ART of Inclusive Communication
  • apply the principles of collaborative communication in their interactions with others
  • express their perspective in a non-confrontational way
  • integrate the ART of Inclusive Communication to resolve differences
  • be able to work effectively with people from different cultures

Paradigm Shift in Attitudes and Beliefs toward Others

By practicing the skills from the course, community leaders will:

  • understand and value others’ perspectives.  Value the different lenses through which others perceive situations;
  • appreciate how working through conflict can help relationships build and grow stronger;
  • have more confidence to engage in serious conversation with peers that have different points of view; and,
  • find common ground with neighbors and community members.

 For more information: Marc meyer—619.238.2400 ext. 225 or mmeyer@ncrconline.com