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

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/malcolmxteencenter

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: malcolmxteencenter@gmail.com

People’s Produce Certified Farmers Market Grant Re-Opening

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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 / info@projectnewvillage.org

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
FREE ADMISSION

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:
BGarcia@JacobsCenter.org or (619) 527-6161 ext 371

Light refreshments and childcare provided.

Workshop Schedule

OCTOBER 7
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.

OCTOBER 14
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.

OCTOBER 21
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.

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/qjovl2v

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Author Talk: MARY E. GILDER

Author Talk Mary GilderFrom the author of the award winning novel A Misrepresentation Of Myself, comes a nonfiction book that explores the complexities of love from a male’s perspective. Gilder begins with a single question, one millions of women have asked before her, “Do men have the capacity to love profoundly?”

Her book, Even a Man Can Have a Broken Heart, was written as a tool to help increase women’s understanding of love and the way men experience heartbreak and loss. Moreover, she hopes to help men gain insight into how their experiences, past and present, may have a direct impact on decisions made each and every day. Join Mary on a journey to understand love and its many manifestations.

Sunday September 21st at 2:00 pm

Valencia Park / Malcolm X Branch Library
5148 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-3405 • www.tinyurl.com/mxlibrary

THE NIGGA Project Experience – Film Screening & Workshop

Nigga Project ExperienceThe Nigga Project Experience is a workshop focused around a documentary designed to emotionally connect youth in our communities to the original intent behind the “N” word using elders in the community to speak on how they feel about the term. The goal of the film is to give youth an alternative thought to the word’s use and help them think critically about why they use the word so loosely.

After the documentary is shown, using trauma informed care we initiate activities with the viewers designed to provide healing from the injuries the “N” word and the experiences linked to the word may have caused. We also discuss how the term can be eradicated if at all possible and new words that we can use to identify one another as we progress out of bondage.

Wednesday September 24 at 6:30 pm

Valencia Park / Malcolm X Branch Library
5148 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-3405 • www.tinyurl.com/mxlibrary

Youth Development Programs

Youth Development ProgramsThe Youth Development Programs is hosting a series of Work Readiness Workshops to assist youth and young adults transition to the work world. We will have a panel discussion of City Employees, answering questions (from youths)
about employment with the City of San Diego.

Thursday September 18th • 5:00-6:30 pm
Sponsored by the City of San Diego Human Resources Department, Youth Development Programs.

Valencia Park / Malcolm X Branch Library
5148 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-3405 • http://www.tinyurl.com/mxlibrary

Transportation Justice Community Meeting

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  • Access to safe, efficient, and affordable transportation options
  • What are your transportation needs and priorities
  • How can you influence transportation planning decisions

Please join us at the
Jacobs Center 1st floor
404 Euclid Ave. San Diego, CA 92114
Wednesday September 10. 5:30pm—7:30pm.

**Dinner will be provided**
Spanish Translation available

For information contact: Franco 619-794-5694

Traditional Artists Series

Alliance for California Traditional Arts  in partnership with the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation invites you to ACTA’s Roundtable Series: Traditional Artists Crossing Boundaries 

2014_8_tars_san_diegoKumeyaay Wild Cat Song singer Stanley Rodriguez at an ACTA event in 2012 (Photo: Abel Gutierrez)

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6 – 9 p.m.

Joe & Vi Jacobs Center, Chollas View Room
404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114

Join us as we recognize and celebrate San Diego’s traditional artists and organizations in an evening of art-sharing, refreshments, and conversation.

T. Ford, Black Storytellers of San Diego; Kirin Amiling Macapugay, Kalingas North American Network; Stanley Rodriguez, Kumeyaay traditional singer; and a representative from Fandango Fronterizo; will lead off a discussion about the unique experiences and strategies of local traditional artists and their communities in navigating and negotiating physical, political, cultural, and social borders.

ACTA will present the California Living Heritage Award to Josephine S. Talamantez.
 
Special musical guest, Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez, NEA National Heritage Fellow.

RSVP: info@actaonline.org // 559-237-9812


The Alliance for California Traditional Arts promotes and supports ways for cultural traditions to thrive now and into the future by providing advocacy, resources, and connections for folk and traditional artists and their communities.  ACTA is the California Arts Council’s official partner in serving the state’s folk and traditional arts field. For more information, please visit http://www.actaonline.org.

The vision of the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation is to be part of a caring community where people are responsible to each other, where all cultures are embraced, where sustaining resources are in place for a vibrant economic and philanthropic life, and where residents create the future they envision. For more information, please visit www.JacobsCenter.org and www.JacobsPresents.com.

Jihmye Collins Memorial End of Summer Poetry Camp

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San Diego Writers, Ink & Jim Moreno Present
The 1st Annual Jihmye Collins Memorial End of Summer Poetry Camp: Camp Collins

Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St., San Diego, CA 92114

August 25 to 29th from 2 – 5 PM
August 31st Poetry Performance from 2 – 3 PM
Malcolm X Library

For 10 Students Ages 14-18 From Southeast San Diego

Ten teenagers from Southeast San Diego will receive scholarships to participate in an end of summer poetry camp, Camp Collins, with local poet Jim Moreno. Jim was brought on board the San Diego Writers, Ink Program Committee this year to outreach to young and adult writers in Southeast San Diego. Camp Collins will be in session from Aug. 25 to Aug. 29th from 2:00 P.M. To 5:00 P.M. Writing skills, performance skills, and microphone skills will be taught followed by a poetry reading for parents and the community at the Malcolm X Library Performance Annex, on Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 2:00 P.M. By Camp Collins Poets. Community Service hours are available to participants.  The students’ poems will also be considered for publication in the San Diego Poetry Annual.

 Jim Moreno is on the Advisory Board of the Poetic Medicine Institute of Palo Alto, California and a Regional Editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual. He is a Teaching Artist with Young Audiences of San Diego and the Point Loma Arts Academy. Jim is the Resident Poet for the Juvenile Court & Community Schools and was an original member of the Langston Hughes Poetry Circle. Moreno is the author of “Dancing In Dissent”, (Dolphin Calling Press, 2007) and two cd’s of music and poetry. He hosts “2nd Tuesday Jihmye Poetry” at the Cafe Cabaret on Adams Ave. Sign up your teen by e-mailing Jim Moreno at jimpoet@hotmail.com. There are several seats remaining.

Information: 760 802-2449 or 619 527-3405 or www.jimpoet.com

Movie Night at the Market Creek Amphitheater

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Market Creek Summer Film Series Returns Featuring Five FREE Family Films Throughout August

Live entertainment, concessions and other fun activities promise to make the Market Creek Summer Series a celebration. Audiences are encouraged to arrive early for pre-show entertainment that begins at 7 p.m. Movies begin promptly at dusk.

The Market Creek Summer Series begins on Friday, August 1 with a screening of The Lego Movie, the box office sensation based on the popular toy brand. The fun continues Friday, August 8 with Instructions Not Included, the highest grossing Spanish-language film in the United States.

Pulling Strings, starring Mexican actor, singer and host Jaime Camil, will delight audiences on Friday, August 15. A special matinee screening of Coach Zoran and His African Tigers will be presented on Sunday, August 17 at 2 p.m. Finally, the series ends on a high note with Disney’s Frozen, screening on Friday, August 22.

Market Creek Film Series Schedule
Jacobs Center, Market Creek Amphitheater, 310 Euclid Avenue, San Diego 92114

  • The Lego Movie, Friday, August 1, 7 pm (2014, 100 mins) An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.
  • Instructions Not Included, Friday, August 8, 7 pm (2013, 122 mins) A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.
  • Pulling Strings, Friday, August 15, 7 pm (2013, 111 mins)  After a night of drinking, Rachel, a diplomat working in Mexico City finds her world turned upside down after she’s saved by Alejandro, a Mariachi singer whose visa was rejected the day before – by Rachel. Featuring Jaime Camil.
  • Coach Zoran and His African Tigers, Sunday, August 17, 2 pm (Special Matinee in Celebration Hall) (2013, 75 mins) South Sudan became an independent state in July 2011, following almost 50 years of civil war. Although still steeped in the memories of countless victims of violence, the new nation is seeking to make a place on the international soccer stage by forming its first national team. The man called in for this task is the Serbian Zoran Djordjevic, a dynamic and hugely ambitious veteran coach. The film follows the team over its first year.
  • Frozen, Friday, August 22, 7 pm (2013, 102 mins) A Disney favorite! Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Featuring the Award-winning song, “Let it Go.”

Admission: Free. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, please visit www.sdlatinofilm.com or www.jacobscenter.org

For additional information & volunteering opportunities at Movie Night Series Contact Bevelynn- bbravo@jacobscenter.org

Diamond Youth Program: Celebration Dinner – YOU’RE INVITED!

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JOIN US as we celebrate the completion of our inaugural 5-week course – a journey into the world of STE[+a]M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design, Math). Follow the youth who participated by watching video highlights showcasing their journey, recognizing them for their ambition, and getting an early preview of our next exciting program.

DATE: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

TIME: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

LOCATION: Joe & Vi Jacobs Center, Celebration Hall, 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114

This is a FREE event.

Dinner will be provided.

Business Casual attire requested.

CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE TO RSVP.

Movie Night In the Market Creek Amphitheater

FamilyFilms-Flyer

Market Creek Summer Film Series Returns Featuring Five FREE Family Films Throughout August

Live entertainment, concessions and other fun activities promise to make the Market Creek Summer Series a celebration. Audiences are encouraged to arrive early for pre-show entertainment that begins at 7 p.m. Movies begin promptly at dusk.

The Market Creek Summer Series begins on Friday, August 1 with a screening of The Lego Movie, the box office sensation based on the popular toy brand. The fun continues Friday, August 8 with Instructions Not Included, the highest grossing Spanish-language film in the United States.

Pulling Strings, starring Mexican actor, singer and host Jaime Camil, will delight audiences on Friday, August 15. A special matinee screening of Coach Zoran and His African Tigers will be presented on Sunday, August 17 at 2 p.m. Finally, the series ends on a high note with Disney’s Frozen, screening on Friday, August 22.

Market Creek Film Series Schedule
Jacobs Center, Market Creek Amphitheater, 310 Euclid Avenue, San Diego 92114

  • The Lego Movie, Friday, August 1, 7 pm (2014, 100 mins) An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.
  • Instructions Not Included, Friday, August 8, 7 pm (2013, 122 mins) A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.
  • Pulling Strings, Friday, August 15, 7 pm (2013, 111 mins)  After a night of drinking, Rachel, a diplomat working in Mexico City finds her world turned upside down after she’s saved by Alejandro, a Mariachi singer whose visa was rejected the day before – by Rachel. Featuring Jaime Camil.
  • Coach Zoran and His African Tigers, Friday, August 17, 2 pm (Special Matinee in Celebration Hall) (2013, 75 mins) South Sudan became an independent state in July 2011, following almost 50 years of civil war. Although still steeped in the memories of countless victims of violence, the new nation is seeking to make a place on the international soccer stage by forming its first national team. The man called in for this task is the Serbian Zoran Djordjevic, a dynamic and hugely ambitious veteran coach. The film follows the team over its first year.
  • Frozen, Friday, August 22, 7 pm (2013, 102 mins) A Disney favorite! Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Featuring the Award-winning song, “Let it Go.”

Admission: Free. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, please visit www.sdlatinofilm.com or www.jacobscenter.org