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 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:

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 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:

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

Teen Tech Center Focus Group

MX Teen Center focus group final with survey (1)Your opinion counts! The Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library is looking for your input on designing a new Teen Tech Center! Food will be served and a raffle will be held at each session!

Session 1: Vision  –  Wednesday, Nov. 12th,  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Session 2: Design  –  Saturday, Dec. 6th, 9:30 am -12:30 pm (For teens ONLY)
Session 3: Proposal  –  Wednesday, Jan. 14th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (For teens ONLY)
Session 4: Recap  –  Wednesday, Jan. 21st, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Help Us to Build a Place for Teens

“That is educational and filled with the latest technology”
“A place that is safe, warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot”
“A place where teens can discover who they are and what they want to become in life”
“A place where they can gain important life skills and prepare for college life”
“A place where they can hang out with friends, play games, and go on field trips”
“Or just to let their hair down”

Come let your imagination run wild and help turn this vision into a reality! Teens, Parents and Community Organizations Come join us at the Valencia Park Malcolm X Library.

There will be food and free raffles at each session!

Please take our Valencia Park Malcolm X Library Teen Tech Center Outreach survey below

If you provide your email at the end of the survey you will be automatically entered into a $50.00 gift card raffle!

If you have any questions please contact us at:

People’s Produce Certified Farmers Market Grant Re-Opening

Peoples Produce Farmers Market


Buy Local San Diego Produce at the grand re-opening of the People’s Produce Certified farmers Market on Saturday, Oct 25th. The People’s Produce Certified farmers Market will take place every Saturday from 3pm to 6pm. At this market, you can purchase fresh produce or seedlings from local farmers or prepared foods from local vendors with cash, EBT, and WIC vouchers. Often the market will have activities for children and wellness activities for families such as health screenings, cooking demonstrations.

A disproportionate percentage of residents in Southeastern San Diego suffer from chronic, life-threatening diseases that can be traced to diet and nutrition, exacerbated by a severe shortage of places offering fresh, affordable produce. The Project New Village People’s Produce Urban Agriculture Initiative is a grassroots, neighborhood-based initiative which utilizes a social determinant of health model to address inequities and to promote universal access to good food as a viable avenue to better health

The October 25th Grand Re-opening of the People’s Produce Certified farmers Market will feature a special wellness hour, 2:00pm – 3:00pm featuring healthy food sampling, a fitness class, and free give-away of healthy cook books, pedometers and more At 2:30pm Supervisor Greg Cox, City Council member Myrtle Cole and other health and community leaders will address the community.

The October 25th Grand Re-opening of the People’s Produce Certified farmers Market takes place at a new location, Chollas Creek Crossing, at 47th and Castana Street. In partnership with Groundworks San Diego, Project New Village is engaging neighborhood residents to embrace healthy lifestyles, healthy food options and environmental wellness.

The market officially closed the Market Street site on October 4th. The market’s new home – Chollas Creek Crossing –is a three-acre gathering place, adjacent to Chollas Creek with student artwork, a native plant garden, and native trees and shrubs that support creek wildlife. Chollas Creek Crossing will be managed by Groundwork San Diego

Come to the grand re-opening of the People’s Produce Certified farmers Market to support local farmers and small businesses, while having a good time in a new neighborhood gathering space. This market will be a great place to spend some time on a Saturday afternoon

For more information contact Diane Moss 619 262-2022 /

Project New Village Certified Farmers Market Grand Re-opening

The Healthcare Movie

Poster for Malcolm X LibrarySunday, Oct. 5, 2014
at 2:00 p.m.
Malcolm X Library/Valencia Park
5148 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92114

This 65 minute documentary tells the real story of how the health care system in Canada turned out to be so completely different from that in the United States, when in the 1950’s they were essentially the same. While Canadians experience the benefits and peace of mind of Canada’s universal health care system, the forces against change in the U.S. are now much stronger and have much more at stake financially. Is there hope for the United States?

Narrated by Kiefer Sutherland

Immigrant Information Workshop Series

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Know Your Rights!

Join us for a workshop series to learn about immigrant rights, protections provided by new laws in California, and the impacts on you and your community. Come learn and ask your questions.

Platicando Con Mi Gente is a group of Latino residents working together to build leadership in the Latino community of southeastern San Diego.

Workshops will be presented in Spanish with English translation.

For more information, contact Beatriz Garcia: or (619) 527-6161 ext 371

Light refreshments and childcare provided.

Workshop Schedule

Protect Yourself: Know Your Rights  & the California Trust Act
Understand your rights as an immigrant in the United States and your protections under the California Trust Act.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Learn about administrative relief for immigrants who arrived to the United States as children. Find out if you qualify for DACA and get connected to the network helping people apply and reapply.

Driver’s License
Undocumented immigrants will be qualified to get a driver’s license in California beginning in January 2015. Come find out the requirements and how you can get started.

Jacobs Center
2nd Floor, Emerald Hills Room
404 Euclid Ave., San Diego, CA 92114
Tuesdays • 6:30-8pm

Noche De Ciencias

Noche De Ciencias
October 16 – 5:30 – 8:30pm

Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
404 Euclid Ave., San Diego CA

Noche de Ciencias is a nationally recognized event serving to engage the Hispanic community in a fun and relaxed environment with science and engineering activities and to promote college awareness in a bilingual setting. The goal of Noche de Ciencias is to provide access and awareness of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields in order to broaden the participation of Hispanics along all segments of the science and engineering pathway. We host workshops for parents in both Spanish and English, to teach them how to help their children achieve a higher education. In the meantime we engage the students in fun science related activities.