Exhibitors

 

ABLE-DISABLED ADVOCACY

www.able2work.org

Able-Disabled Advocacy believes that everyone deserves a second chance at achieving personal and career success.  This is why our programs provide a comprehensive program designed to help young adults, ages 17 to 24, make long-term positive changes.  Our program offers youth, who have previously quit school, the opportunity to complete their education. Students enrolled in our programs also receive workforce training and professional certifications in either construction or computer technology. Our students work on projects that help them acquire valuable work skills that lead to future employment, while simultaneously benefiting their community. Today, our graduates are employed in various jobs throughout San Diego County and are happily earning paychecks to support themselves and their families.

Contact: Taylor Romero    Phone: 619-928-4532

Email: taylor@able2work.org

 

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS (AFG)

www.alanonsandiego.org

 Al-Anon/Alateen is a mutual support program for people who are living with (or have lived with) someone whose drinking created problems for themselves or others.

 Contact: Carol Vullo Phone: 619-609-8557

Email: sdprograminstitutions@gmail.com

 

ALLIANCE FOR AFRICAN ASSISTANCE

www.alliance-for-africa.org

 Alliance for African Assistance’s Utility Advocacy Program has trained bill advocates that are ready to assist you with a variety of questions and issues you have with your cell phone, home phone, or gas & electric bills.  If there is anything you don’t understand or you don’t think is correct on your bill, we can help you. If your bills are too high, we can help you find discounts and credits to lower them.  If you are curious about how we can help, we encourage you to bring your bills to us and we will check them to see if you might be paying too much.

Contact: Robin Buchanan Phone: 619-286-9052 ext 241

Email: robin@alliance-for-africa.org

 

CA COUNCIL ON PROBLEM GAMBLING

www.calpg.org

 The California Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1986, dedicated to assisting problem gamblers and their families by promoting awareness, education, research, prevention and treatment for problem gambling. CCPG is an affiliate of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). The Council exists to help those affected by Problem Gambling, and is neither for nor against legalized gambling.

 Contact: Steve Fiedler Phone: 951-444-0446

Email: Steve@calpg.org

 

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY RESEARCH

MARIJUANA PREVENTION INITIATIVE

www.mpisdcounty.net

The San Diego County (MPI) Marijuana Prevention Initiative  raises awareness regarding the effects of marijuana on youth and helps develop regional prevention strategies to reduce youth use and access. The MPI works throughout San Diego County with mostly at risk youth.

Contact: Joe Eberstein Phone: 619-895-8130

Email: jeberstein@ccrconsulting.org

 

 CHAMPIONS FOR HEALTH

www.ChampionsForHealth.org

 Champions for Health is the new name for the San Diego County Medical Society Foundation.  As we have matured over the past 11 years, and as Health has taken on a greater meaning than just healthcare, we have been blessed with a growing number of champions working with us to improve the health of our community.  Recognizing and incorporating all these important partners is what Champions for Health exemplifies.  Our partners have helped us to expand from providing access to specialty care through Project Access San Diego, to a wide variety of prevention programs focused on our community’s most vulnerable residents.  One in five adults in San Diego County are at a high risk for poor health because they do not have health insurance. The vast majority are employed, but do not have access to health insurance through their employment. Others are family members working hard to raise their children, and the cost of insurance is too great a burden on their family budget.  Even with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in early 2014 and increased numbers of people eligible for health insurance, there are still be too many adults in our community uninsured, underinsured, or with limited access to care and preventative services.  It is the working poor families that are the most often vulnerable to poor health. This gap is where the services of the Champions for Health are most needed.  Our Mission To improve community health and wellness, access to care for all, and support for physicians through engaged volunteerism.  Our Vision: Physicians Improving Health, Changing Lives  Learn more about Champions for Health. Check out our impact, story and financial information to further understand our place in the community. Our efforts would not be possible without the help of our committed community partners and supporters.

Contact: Andrew Gonzalez Phone: 858-300-2787

Email: Andrew.Gonzalez@Championsfh.org

 

 COMMUNITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION

MOBILE ADOLESCENT SERVICES TEAM

www.comresearch.org

 MAST provides a full range of services including crisis intervention, individual, family, and group therapy, medication support, case management, rehabilitation and substance use/abuse treatment to children, adolescents and young adults (up to 21) with a Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED) and their families who are underserved, uninsured and /or full scope Medi-Cal.  Many of the students have been expelled from their home school districts, are on probation and/or homeless. Outpatient Counseling Services are provided at the JCCS class sites, SDUSD school sites, clients’ homes and within the community. We welcome youth and families with co-occurring emotional/behavioral and substance use issues. MAST utilizes the team approach, following the Children’s Mental Health Service System of Care Philosophy and Principles (CSOC) guidelines. We emphasize a strength-based collaboration between the child or adolescent, the family, education/school, primary care provider, other community providers, and the MAST team.

Contact: Veronica Ephraim Phone: 619-398-3261

Email: vephraim@comresearch.org

 

 COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO

DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES

www.sandiegochildsupport.org

 Our mission is to enhance the lives and well-being of children and promote family self-sufficiency by establishing and enforcing child support orders.   The Department of Child Support Services collaborates with custodial and non-custodial parents, courts, governmental agencies, and community resources to support the long-term well being of our customers’ children. DCSS is committed to establishing and enforcing court orders for financial and medical support for these children while taking into account the changing needs of both parents. DCSS encourages self-sufficiency and provides resources and options through the life of the case.   Towards those ends, DCSS will reach out to all parties to invite participation, constantly seek more efficient processes and procedures, and treat all people and their needs with respect.

Contact: Cassandra Mena-Ramirez Phone: 619-731-3591

Email: cassandra.mena-ramirez@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

www.sandiegocounty.gov

The Health and Human Services Agency is one of five groups or divisions of San Diego County government. The Agency provides a broad range of health and social services to promote wellness, self-sufficiency, and a better quality of life for individuals and families in San Diego County. The Agency integrates health and social services through a unified service-delivery system that is family focused and community-based. Services are delivered in a cost-effective and outcome-driven fashion, and support Live Well San Diego, the County vision for healthy, safe and thriving communities.

Contact: Jayne Reinhardt Phone: 619-521-7456

Email: jayne.reinhardt@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES

www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/bhs

The Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Division provides a broad continuum of services for mental health and substance use issues. Services are provided to groups across the lifespan: from perinatal, children, youth and families, to adults and older adults. BHS promotes recovery, discovery, resiliency and wellbeing through prevention, treatment and intervention, as well as integrated services for clients experiencing co-occurring mental illnesses and substance use issues.

Contact: Nancy Page            Phone: 619-563-2721

Email: nancy.page@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

DEAF COMMUNITY SERVICES OF SAN DIEGO

www.deafcommunityservices.org

Each year, Deaf Community Services of San Diego, Inc. (DCS) plays an invaluable role in enhancing the lives of hundreds of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) children, adults, and families. DCS offers a wide range of services to educate and empower DHH individuals and provide them full and meaningful access to all aspects of society. DCS is the only nonprofit social service agency serving San Diego County.

Contact: Willow Wright Phone: 619-398-2441

Email: wwright@dcsofsd.org

 

DISABILITY RIGHTS CALIFORNIA

www.disabilityrightsca.org

 Disability Rights California is a nonprofit agency that advances the human and legal rights of persons with disabilities. DRC provides legal advice and representation on disability related issues, such as housing discrimination, employment, reasonable accommodation access, mental health services, special education, regional center and Department of Rehabilitation services, and benefits.

Contact: Raymond Kwong Phone: 619-814-8514

Email: raymond.kwong@disabilityrightsca.org

 

FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS OF SAN DIEGO

www.fhcsd.org

FamilyHealth at City College is located on the campus of San Diego City College and provides students, staff and nearby residents with convenient access to quality, affordable health care just minutes from where they live, work or attend school. Services include: Adult, Adolescent, Pediatric, Women’s, Mental Health, Health Education, and STD Screening and Treatment.

 Contact: Michelle Orgeta    Phone: 619-515-2578 ext 3363

Email: Michelleo@fhcsd.org

 

FRED FINCH YOUTH CENTER

WRAP-AROUND

www.fredfinch.org

 Fred Finch Youth Center is an agency dedicated to the empowering and building of the family structure through providing supportive mental health services. Wrap-Around services are focused on reunifying youth to their families and providing planning and skills building through individualized efforts to assist families in become sustainable units that stand on their own and depend on their community for lasting relationships.

 Contact: Julian Perez                               Phone: 619-889-0901

Email: julianperez@fredfinch.org

 

HOME START

FAMILY SELF SUFFICIENCY

www.home-start.org

 The Family Self Sufficiency program offers families a hand up through a continuum of care that helps move individuals and families toward self sufficiency.   Our Free Services include: *Nutrition Education *Benefits Application Assistance (CalFresh, MediCal and Covered CA) *Workforce Development support *Free tax consultation, education and preparation of financial   literacy services year-round.   The Family Self Sufficiency program has two offices in San Diego: Central Region City Heights Community Center 4305 University Ave, Suite 410 San Diego, CA 92105  East Region 131 Avocado Avenue (Little House) El Cajon, CA 92020.

Contact: Karen Avila                                        Phone: 619-229-3660

Email: kavila@home-start.org

 

I AM MY BROTHER’S KEEPER CDC

IAMBK GREEN

www.iambkcdc.org

I Am My Brother’s Keeper provides the following services  1. M.E.N. Men Engaging Neighborhoods (once a week members of IAMBK walk neighborhoods and talk with young men about the 3 p’s there personal health, personal wealth, and personal protection )  2. Be There! Mentoring  Reaching out to families and youth that may have a need for positive role models we firmly believe that everyone should have 3 people in there lives the one that walks ahead that we can look up , one who walks beside us and help us every step of the way and one who we reach back for and brings along after we have cleared the way.  3. IAMBK Green this is our green job workforce development through environmental literacy certification and solar panel installation training.

Contact: David Muhammad                                Phone: 619-262-7600

Email: iambkcdc@gmail.com

 

JACOBS & CUSHMAN SAN DIEGO FOOD BANK

CAL FRESH OUTREACH

www.sandiegofoodbank.org

 The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank provides CalFresh  prescreening and application assistance to members of the community interested in applying for the program. CalFresh (food stamps) is a nutrition program federally funded through the USDA, which allows eligible individuals and families purchase food. We work in partnership with the county of San Diego allowing us to provide advocacy and follow up to those who we assist in the application process.

Contact: Juliana Vega Phone: 858-863-5190

Email: jvega@sandiegofoodbank.org

 

LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO

www.lassd.org

 LASSD offers free legal services and through the Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy, offers assistance with accessing and maintaining health coverage (including physical and behavioral health services) to San Diegans

Contact: Viviana Sherman Phone: 619-471-2733

Email: vivianas@cchea.org

 

MCALISTER INSTITUTE

TEEN RECOVERY CENTERS

www.mcalisterinc.org

Since opening our doors in 1977, McAlister Institute has grown into one of San Diego County’s largest alcohol and other drug treatment providers. Our proven and innovative programs are built on 40 years of experience helping San Diegans become drug-free, independent, and healthy, and they serve more than 9,000 individuals each year. Together, McAlister Institute’s 25 programs represent a continuum of care which spans prevention, outreach, intervention, deferred entry programs, outpatient treatment, short-term residential, long-term residential, and sober living.

Contact: Patrick R. Foley Phone: 619-442-0277 ext. 106

Email: Patrick.Foley@mcalisterinc.org

 

MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY

BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS

www.mhasd.org

 The purpose of Breaking Down Barriers is to increase access to mental health services to underserved groups and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness in the communities where they reside.  Through public education and building community partnerships, we can increase access to mental health services.  Breaking Down Barriers is a program designed to bring awareness to mental health services throughout San Diego County

Contact: Jackline Mola Phone: 619-543-0212

Email: jjmola@mhasd.org

 

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE ASSOCIATION

FRIENDSHIP CLUBHOUSE

www.neighborhoodhouse.org

A member-driven rehabilitation and recovery program for adults with severe and persistent mental illness including those who may have co-occurring substance use disorders.

Contact: Ayele Melkie Phone: 619-236-6269

Email: amelkie@neighborhoodhouse.org

 

NORTH COUNTY LIFELINE

www.nclifeline.org

 The LifeSpring program provides transitional/affordable housing, case management and additional supportive services to TAY (youth 18-24 years of age) former foster youth and youth on probation. The housing is in North County, located in Vista, CA and is a 2 year program.

 Contact: Kristin Witek           Phone: 7604426360

Email: kwitek@nclifeline.org

 

NORTH COUNTY LIFELINE

JFAST/BREAKING CYCLES

www.nclifeline.org

 North County Lifeline’s mission is to build self-reliance among youth, individuals and families through problem solving, skill-building and accessible community-based services. North County Lifeline sees every youth, no matter how troubled, as an asset to their family and their neighborhood. Through wrap-around assessment and counseling, groups and community service, parenting and outreach, our staff and volunteers turn tough kids around. The Breaking Cycles and JFAST programs work in collaboration with Juvenile Probation to provide youth with therapeutic services and case management.

 Contact: Kimberly Walker Phone: 760-842-6210

Email: kcaplan@nclifeline.org

 

OASIS CLUBHOUSE

www.kickstartsd.org/oasis-clubhouse-san-diego-youth-center

Oasis Clubhouse offers services to TAY, ages 16-25, who are living in San Diego County and are seeking or receiving mental health services. We help youth with peer support, employment skills, and volunteer opportunities.

 Contact: Joel Mendoza Phone: 858-300-0470

Email: joel.mendoza@pathways.com

 

OUTREACH CONSULTING SERVICES

www.ocssandiego.com

Our goal is to provide the very best in Outreach, Special Needs Resources and Reentry Services.  Those who work in the Reentry Field or have a Loved One reentering back into our community understand the challenges and the need for resources. With 10 years in the Reentry Community our advocates know and understand this challenging process. Currently we are involved in the Reentry Roundtable, Prison Ministry, Family Fellowship and the Community Corrections Partnership. With our experience in the Reentry Field, our advocates can assistance your organization or family member with specific resources available in our community. For more information on reentry please visit the 211 Re-Entry site.

 Contact: Charlene Autolino Phone: 619-746-3299

Email: Charlene@ocssandiego.com

 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

www.planned.org

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest a non-profit organization that provides preventative and reproductive healthcare services at low- to no-cost for the Greater San Diego Area and Riverside Counties. At the event, we will be providing informational pamphlets and brochures on topics such as birth control, STDs, and other services as well as small giveaways (ex: condoms, lubricant, compact mirrors, sticky notes, nail files, etc.)

Contact: Shannon Martensen Phone: 619-495-1015

Email: smartensen@planned.org

 

PATHWAYS CATALYST PROGRAM

www.kickstartsd.org

Catalyst is an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program of Pathways Health. Catalyst provides full service partnership services to Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) ages 16-25 with a serious mental illness, and who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in San Diego County.

Contact: Stephanie Morehead Phone: 858-300-0460 x123

Email: stephanie.morehead@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

PATHWAYS COMMUNITY SERVICES

NOBLE WORKS AND URBAN BEATS

www.pathways.com/california-providence-community-services-locations

Noble Works is an innovative supported and subsidized employment program.  We aim to support and empower individuals with severe mental illness to thrive in the workplace while bringing awareness about mental health in the community. A collaboration between UPAC, Pathways and NAMI San Diego, Noble Works seeks to promote self-determination and empowerment by encouraging employment or business development in the areas of interest to the participant. Noble Works promotes awareness about mental health and co-occurring disorders and its impact on employment to create greater inclusion of individuals with mental illness into the community.

Urban Beats is an innovative artistic expression program for Transitional Age Youth (TAY). Through creating and delivering artistic productions and TAY-focused social media messaging, Urban Beats aims to enhance self-sufficiency and increase TAY engagement in behavioral health treatment. Urban Beats utilizes strengths identification and artistic self-expression to fight the stigma related to mental illness and promote youth self-empowerment and improve wellness. Our services are available to all Transitional Age Youth (TAY) who are between the ages of 16 and 25 who are either receiving behavioral health services or are at risk of experiencing mental health challenges. Urban Beats wishes to empower Transition Age Youth by enhancing wellness through the arts and social media.

Contact: Danielle McGonigle Phone: 858-227-9057

Email: danielle.mcgonigle@pathways.com

 

PROBATION DEPARTMENT

EXTENDED FOSTER CARE

www.sandiegocounty.gov/probation

Extended Foster Care (EFC)- The youth, are wards or former  wards of the Juvenile Court who are or had been subject to an order for foster care placement and eligible for the transition jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court (WIC450). The youth must be at least 17.5 years of age but younger than 18, in foster care placement or have a placement order on their 18th birthday. These youth are referred to as “Transitional Youth” prior to the age of 18 and “Non-Minor Dependents” thereafter. They have access to funding and receive case management services to assist them in maintaining eligibility as they work toward independence. They can participate in EFC until their 21st birthday.

Contact: Bernita Lacy Phone: 858-694-4331

Email: bernita.lacy@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

REACH ONE TEACH ONE, INC.

www.rotosd.org

 ROTO is a local non-profit that connects youth to resources they need. We do this through our annual youth summit event. We have approximately 150 – 200 kids in attendance and work with them the rest of the year to connect them to resources such as financial aid, jobs, recreational activities that will keep them out of trouble, tutoring, mentoring, etc.

Contact: CJ Smith Phone: 619-866-3353

Email: info@rotosd.org

 

SAN DIEGO CENTER FOR CHILDREN

www.centerforchildren.org

 WrapWorks is a voluntary, intensive outpatient program that provides case management, therapy, crisis intervention, medication management, and family support partner services to youth and families with complex needs. Services are provided throughout San Diego county at times and places most convenient for families. Wraparound services help families form a team of support people and improves self-sufficiency by connecting them to community resources. Wraparound focuses on the strengths of the family and finds individualized ways to help families meet unmet needs. Wraparound helps improve the Safety, Permanency, and Well-being of its youth and families. WrapWorks is open to Probation and Child Welfare involved youth..

 Contact: Adia Nembhard Phone: 619-857-5534

Email: anembhard@centerforchildren.org

 

SAN DIEGO FAMILY CARE

TEEN ACCESS

www.sdfamilycare.org

We are a Non Profit Teen Organization located at Linda Vista. We offer private and confidential free/or low cost services for teens from the ages 12 to 19. Pregnancy testing, Plan B, Birth control, STD testing and treatment, free condoms. Someone who cares about your reproductive and sexual health.

Contact:  Ratcydana Kim Phone: 858-279-0444

Email: jrkim@lvhcc.com

 

SAN DIEGO FUTURES FOUNDATION

DIGITAL LITERACY PROGRAMS

www.sdfutures.org

Our mission at San Diego Futures Foundation is to improve lives in San Diego County by making information technology available to underserved populations by providing technology equipment, training, support, IT outsourcing, and digital media services to nonprofit organizations, disadvantaged small businesses, low-income households, people with disabilities, and seniors. SDFF is working hard to bridge the digital divide in our community.

Contact: Alejandra Solorzano Phone: 619-269-1684 ext 211

Email: alejandra@sdfutures.org

 

SAN DIEGO CULTURAL ARTS ALLIANCE

www.sdartalliance.org

 San Diego Cultural Arts Alliance implements a Graffiti Education & Mural Arts Program. The Alliance has developed a curriculum in partnership with San Diego City Police, The Probation Department, and the District Attorney’s Office to develop a comprehensive curriculum that enables us to run 8-week classes for youth tailored to and covering Prevention, Intervention and Diversion. Through the mural arts program the youth that have completed our Graffiti & Mural Arts Instruction are then available to participate on a mural crew where they continue to be taught, mentored, and given guidance. The mural arts program is a series of public art and community outreach projects that promote stewardship of the environment. We create art with others to transform places, individuals, communities and institutions. Through this work, we establish new standards of excellence in the practice of public and contemporary art. Our process empowers artists to be change agents, stimulates dialogue about critical issues, and builds bridges of connection and understanding. Our goal is to educate, empower and inspire youth through the arts, along with creating a mural program that gives voice to the community and the spirit of its values.

Contact: Linda Sheridan Phone: 619-417-2504

Email: linda4artssake@gmail.com

 

SAN DIEGO YOUTH SERVICES

www.sdyouthservices.org

San Diego Youth Services’ Community Assessment Team and Alternatives to Detention Programs offer case management services to youth and families living in the East County region. Services include linking youth to available resources in the community to address different needs. Center based groups include job readiness activities and the development and enhancement of skills for emotional regulation.

Contact: Lucy Jasso Phone: 619-258-6877

Email: ljasso@sdyouthservices.org

 

SOUTH BAY COMMUNITY SERVICES

EXCEL/LEAP PROGRAM

www.southbaycommunityservices.org

South Bay Community Services is non profit agency providing services to children, youth and family. One of our programs, LEAP, provides college and work-readiness services to young adults 16-25. We can assist you with identifying the right career pathway for you and creating the steps to take that will help you obtain your goals.

Contact: Robin Graham Phone: 619-371-7339

Email: rgraham@csbcs.org

 

TARIQ KHAMISA FOUNDATION

www.tkf.org

TKF is a youth development organization that conducts school-based programs that teach and inspire youth in the restorative principles of accountability, compassion, forgiveness, and peacemaking. We offer a continuum of educational and mentoring programs designed to support those most at risk due to violence, harm or trauma.

Contact: Benita Page Phone: 619-955-8777

Email: bpage@tkf.org

 

TURNING THE HEARTS CENTER

www.turningtheheartscenter.org

America is under siege with youth violence, abuse, neglect, malnutrition, lack of leadership, and breakdown of family morals and values. More than ever, communities need organizations that are community sensitive, family-centered, purpose driven and result oriented. Communities need organizations that inherently believe in empowering youth and families, and are committed to restoring family unity and self-sufficiency. One such organization is called Turning the Hearts Center (THC). THC, founded in 2001, grew out of a growing community demand to foster programs that empower youth leadership to thrive, and not just survive!

Contact: Elijahmay Azucena                          Phone: 619-691-9643

Email: eazucena@thcsd.org

 

UCSD RELINK

www.relinksoutheast.org

UCSD RELINK aims to connect young adults who are on probation to services and skills that support a healthy lifestyle, wellbeing, and positive engagement with our community.    ​Through Service Navigation and Health Coaching, we foster independence and resilience among justice-involved young adults in the Southeast San Diego region.

Conact: Emily Berliant                                  Phone: 585-738-5054

Email: eberliant@ucsd.edu

 

VISTA HILL

www.vistahill.org

Vista Hill is committed to providing individuals and families with the guidance and resources they need to improve and enhance their quality of life. It was formed as a non-profit organization devoted to helping people of all ages, from communities large and small, both within and outside of San Diego, who are confronting the challenges of mental illness, substance abuse or developmental disabilities. Our programs range from early intervention and preventive work with children before they develop mental health issues, to youth immersed in substance abuse to long-term special education and training for young people and adults with developmental disabilities. We believe an individual who has life circumstances beyond their control, and desires a positive change need not go it alone – there is help.

Conact: Tonantzin LeGerrette                       Phone: 619-795-7232

Email: tlegerrette@vistahill.org

 

YMCA OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY

CONNECTIONS 2020

www.ymca.org/yfs

A program designed to assist transition age youth ages 18-24, with enhancing relational skills while increasing economic stability.  Program services are based on the idea that identifying and maintaining authentic, healthful relationships will increase overall well-being and boost a young person’s employability and financial stability.

Contact: Freda Hernandez Phone: 619-453-8931

Email: Fhernandez@ymca.org

 

CUYAMACA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

www.cuyamaca.edu

Our mission is to facilitate equitable access and student success by providing community members, prospective students, and current students with useful information regarding college pathways and informing them of the college’s programs and services, while encouraging, guiding, and empowering students to pursue higher education.

Conact: Jessica Murguia                                      Phone: 619-660-4422

Email: jessica.murguia@gcccd.edu

 

CUYAMACA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

www.cuyamaca.edu

Cuyamaca College provides training in a number of fields leading to certificates and Associates Degrees for students planning to work in computer technology, automotive technology, CADD, Environmental Health and Safety Management, child development, accounting, business, information business work, information communication technology, cyber security, entrepreneurship, graphic design, ornamental horticulture, paralegal studies, real estate, and/or water and wastewater technology; as well as traditional general education and preparation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. We have many resources for financial aid for our students.

Conact: Kate Miller                        Phone: 619-660-4695

Email: jkate.miller@gcccd.edu

 

DIEGO VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL

LEARN4LIFE

www.learn4life.org

Learn4Life offers WASC accredited high school diploma programs, wrap around services, and job training services/career readiness through exclusive Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) partnerships. We offer a one-on-one personalized learning model with flexible scheduling to students between the ages of 14-24.

 Conact: Peter Alkatib                                                      Phone: 619-929-7460

Email: palkatib@learn4life.org

 

GROSSMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

www.grossmont.edu

Grossmont College is a community college located in El Cajon, California, in the county of San Diego. T Grossmont College along with Cuyamaca College make up what is the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. Grossmont is one of the 110 community colleges in the California Community College System. Grossmont College offers more than 150 degree and certificate programs.

Contact: Diana Barajas                                    Phone: 619-644-7479

Email: diana.barajas@gcccd.edu

 

HEARTLAND YOUTHBUILD

www.heartlandyouthbuild.org

Heartland YouthBuild is a free, accredited San Diego-based 501C3 charter school that helps 16 to 24-year-old unemployed, out-of-school youth “earn while they learn,” providing immediate part-time employment as they earn their high school diplomas while gaining marketable skills in green building and construction building affordable homes in the greater San Diego community.  All YouthBuild graduates receive scholarships to further their career goals and help them obtain the skills and education they need to enjoy satisfying, high wage careers.

Contact: Terri Steele Phone: 858-220-3317

Email: youthbuild@cox.net

 

MIRACOSTA COLLEGE

EOPS/RAFFY

www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/eops/index.html

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state funded program designed to recruit and retain students who are economically, socially and educationally disadvantaged. EOPS assists students develop their academic potential through academic support and financial assistance.   RAFFY (Resources & Assistance for Former Foster Youth) is a MiraCosta College program that arose out of a state wide initiative, designed to assist potential college students emancipated out of the foster care system..

Contact: Jaymie Gonzaga Phone: 760-795-6680

Email: jgonzaga@miracosta.edu

 

PALOMAR COLLEGE

EOPS

www2.palomar.edu/pages/eops/

EOPS is a state-funded program designed for the orientation, recruitment and retention of California residents who are economically, socially, and educationally disadvantaged. EOPS assists students in reaching their educational goals through academic support and financial assistance.  EOPS, with sensitivity and responsiveness to emergency needs, provides a variety of innovative and traditional support services to eligible EOPS students leading to positive and measurable educational outcomes.  EOPS students are generally characterized as full-time, low- income, and educationally disadvantaged who possess the potential of achieving a Palomar College certificate, Associate of Arts degree, and/or four year college transfer readiness despite one or more additional challenges inherent with EOPS populations. These additional risk factors include first generation college students, re-entry students, students with disabilities, students whose first language is other than English, ethnic minorities, and/or students who have not experienced significant success in their educational history.

Contacts: Bettina Serna Phone: 760-744-1150

Email: bserna@palomar.edu

 

PALOMAR COLLEGE

NORTH COUNTY EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER

www.palomar.edu/nceoc

The North County Educational Opportunity Center (NCEOC) program is Sponsored by Palomar College and funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The program is designed to identify and assist adult participants who want to enter, re‐enter, continue or enroll in a program of post-secondary education. NCEOC is dedicated to providing quality information, guidance and services pertaining to education. Free assistance is available to individuals who meet the program criteria.

Contact: Gabriela Hernandez Lopez    Phone: 760-744-1150 Ext. 2434

Email: glopez2@palomar.edu

 

SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS GOVERNMENT

www.sdcity.edu/asg

The Associated Students Government (ASG) is the governing body that finances, organizes, and directs many student sponsored programs and activities at City College. Elections are held annually for ASG President and other officers, with midyear elections held as needed. Any student with a current City College ID card may vote in the elections.

Contact: Lori Oldham Phone: 619-388-3106

Email: lorldham@sdccd.edu

 

SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE

BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

www.sdcity.edu

The biology program serves four areas of study. First, the program curriculum provides a broad background of studies for the biology major preparing for transfer to a four-year institution. Second, the Applied Biology curriculum provides preparation for entry level employment as a biotechnology technician. Third, the program offers courses in human anatomy, human physiology and general microbiology which may be used to satisfy prerequisites for nursing programs and other allied health programs. Fourth, the program provides courses in natural science to fulfill general education requirements.

Contact: Professor Stuart Matz Phone: 619-321-7420

Email: smatz@sdccd.edu

 

SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE

OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

www.sdccd.edu

The Office of Student Affairs implements and supports student-centered programs aimed at enhancing the student experience at San Diego City College.  Student Affairs works individually and collectively with the student body and clubs to promote student leadership, cultural awareness and diversity within our campus community.  Each year, the Office of Student Affairs supports and coordinates many student-oriented programs and events, both on and off campus, beginning with Welcome Week for new and  continuing students and culminating with Commencement .

Contact: Lori Oldham Phone: 619-388-3106

Email: lorldham@sdccd.edu

 

SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE

OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS—SCHOLARSHIPS

www.sdcity.edu/scholarships

The Office of Student Affairs implements and supports student-centered programs aimed at enhancing the student experience at San Diego City College.  Student Affairs works individually and collectively with the student body and clubs to promote student leadership, cultural awareness and diversity within our campus community.  Each year we host a scholarship banquet for students who have applied for internal scholarships and have met all of the criteria

Contact: Lori Oldham Phone: 619-388-3106

Email: lorldham@sdccd.edu

 

SAN DIEGO CONTINUING EDUCATION

www.sdce.edu

 San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) provides many free educational, career and enrichment opportunities available with San Diego Continuing Education. SDCE has over 40 free vocational programs ranging from child development, auto tech/body, welding, healthcare sciences, culinary and information technology. SDCE offers computer literacy, ESL, citizenship and high school programs among other classes. Enrollment is both ongoing and cohort based. To find out more contact San Diego Continuing Education Outreach at 619-388-1292.

 Contact: Alberto Vasquez    Phone: 619-388-1283

Email: avasquez@sdccd.edu

 

SAN DIEGO CONTINUING EDUCATION

AUTO BODY AND PAINT TECH PROGRAM

www.sdce.edu

The San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) Auto Body and Paint Tech Program offers a certificate program in Auto Body and Paint. Student learn to remove and install auto body panels, parts, and glass — Prepare a vehicle for paint, detail work, and use high transfer paint equipment — Use and maintain hand and power auto tools — Communicate effectively and professionally on the job, and apply work ethics — Follow industry safety practices and procedures. To find out more contact San Diego Continuing Education at 619-388-4800.

Contact: Alberto Vasquez Phone: 619-388-1283

Email: avasquez@sdccd.edu

 

SAN DIEGO CONTINUING EDUCATION

AUTO TECH CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

www.sdce.edu

The San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) Auto Technician Program prepares students to diagnose and repair problems with engines, brakes, suspension, steering, electronics, and fuel systems. Additionally, students learn computer diagnostics, how to correctly use and maintain hand tools/equipment, how to communicate effectively and professionally on the job, and apply work ethics and how to follow industry safety practices and procedures. To find out more contact San Diego Continuing Education at 619-388-4800.

Contact: Alberto Vasquez Phone: 619-388-1283

Email: avasquez@sdccd.edu

 

SAN DIEGO CONTINUING EDUCATION

GATEWAY TO COLLEGE AND CAREER

www.sdce.edu

The San Diego Gateway to College and Career is a new initiative of San Diego Continuing Education to serve young adults ages 18-24. The program provides paid internships, motivational supports, leadership development, and job placement services for those who either did not finish high school or who may have completed high school but are not working or attending college. To find out more contact the Gateway to Opportunity Resource Center at 619-388-4880.

Contact: Alberto Vasquez Phone: 619-388-1283

Email: avasquez@sdccd.edu

 

SAN DIEGO CONTINUING EDUCATION

WELDING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

www.sdce.edu

The San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) Welding Program offers a certificate in Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Metal Fabrication and Pipe Welding/ Pipe Fitting. Students learn practical experience in welding steel pipes and steel plates to American Welding Society acceptable standards. Students also gain workplace skills such as math, communications, and business ethics. To find out more contact the San Diego Continuing Education at 619-388-4800.

Contact: Alberto Vasquez Phone: 619-388-1283

Email: avasquez@sdccd.edu

 

SECOND CHANCE

www.secondchanceprogram.org

Second Chance youth programs are focused on helping local youth overcome neglect, abuse, criminal backgrounds, addiction and other generational barriers to achieving self-sufficiency.The STRIVE Forward Juvenile Justice Initiative breaks down barriers faced by court-involved youth by helping them attain professional certifications, life skills and educational opportunities.The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program funded through the San Diego Workforce Partnership provides occupational skills training and credentials and supportive services to out-of-school youth living in City Heights, Barrio Logan and Southeast San Diego. The Youthful Offender Rehabilitation Program (YORP) meets the needs of the county’s most severe and chronic juvenile offenders by using evidence-based curricula and cognitive behavioral interventions to rehabilitate youth inside the East Mesa and Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facilities. The Second Chance Youth Garden is a six-week program combining hands-on urban farming and classroom learning.  Youth earn a weekly stipend and gain job readiness skills.

Contact: Gina Dauzat           Phone: 619-952-4007

Email: gdauzat@secondchanceprogram.org

 

ACCESS INC.

www.access2jobs.org

Access, Inc. WIOA (Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act) Youth Program offers current and former foster youth as well as youth who are not attending and have not completed high school between the ages 17-24 the opportunity to develop employment skills, completion of high school as well as exploring career and vocational goals through internships, workshops, re engagement back into school and employment.

Contact: Carolyne Ouya                                    Phone: 678-576-4538

Email: couya@access2jobs.org

 

BRIDGING THE GAP

WHERE HOPE IS BORN

www.btg4hope.org

Bridging the Gap – Where Hope is Born* (BTG) is a student project of the Small Business Entrepreneurship Program at San Diego City College.  Since 2013, BTG has been providing business training programs and internships for at-risk youth in the San Diego region. A  501(c)(3) non-profit organization, BTG’s flagship project is the annual “Don’t Be A Bully Conference”.  Supported by our Bully Prevention Team, the San Diego Police Department (Central Division) and San Diego Training Center, the conference focuses on bully prevention in local schools. BTG looks forward to strengthening its business and community partnerships to host future conferences, school assemblies, and outreach programs.

Contact: Robert Crouser                                 Phone: 619-721-1758

Email: Robert@btg4hope.org

 

CALIFORNIA CONSERVATION CORPS

www.ccc.ca.gov

The CCC is a state department that puts young people and the environment together for the benefit of both.  Corpsmembers are young men and women between the ages of 18-25 (and veterans to age 29) who sign up for a challenging year of service to California, working to improve the state’s natural resources and communities.

Contact: David Ceja                                          Phone: 619-323-6798

Email: david.ceja@ccc.ca.gov

 

CENTER FOR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

www.ceoworks.org

CEO offers comprehensive employment services exclusively for people with criminal records. CEO’s model is based on a highly structured program of life skill education, short-term paid transitional employment, full-time job placement and post-placement services. This year, CEO anticipates preparing more than 4,500 people to move into mainstream employment.  CEO is committed to serving the most at-risk populations. We place an emphasis on providing services to Young Adults ages 18-25—a population who frequently has limited work experience and faces particularly strong barriers to entering the workforce.

Contact: Robert Smith                                       Phone: 619-455-6304

Email: rsmith@ceoworks.org

 

KITCHENS FOR GOOD

www.kitchensforgood.org

Kitchens for Good’s culinary arts apprenticeship provides culinary art training to those with barriers to employment.  Along with training our students  how to be a cook, we also give them the career skills to be a good employee.  We teach our students life skills to knife skills!

Contact: Katrina Meredith                              Phone: 760-587-5997

Email: katrina@kitchensforgood.org

 

LABORERS APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

www.laborerstrainingschool.com

Apprentices learn core construction skills from major industry segments: Heavy Highway, Building Construction, Landscaping, and Demolition. Course offerings span a variety of specialty skills such as Pipeline, Tunneling, Asphalt, Concrete, Demolition, and Certifications.  First Aid/CPR AED, Forklift Safety, Traffic Control Flagging, OSHA 10, OSHA 30, Aerial Boom Lift, and General Construction are the main Certifications.

Contact: Sergio Machado Phone: 619-250-9049

Email: sergio@laborersjac.com

 

MOMENTUM LEARNING, SDCOE

CAREER READINESS AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

www.sdcoe.net/jccs

Momentum Learning offers career readiness and Career Technical Education courses to students throughout San Diego County. If you are a Momentum Learning student, or may be enrolling, stop by and talk to our team. We exist to serve you and prepare you for the work force.

Contact: Marisol Rerucha                                   Phone: 619-778-6656

Email: marisol.rerucha@sdcoe.net

 

MOMENTUM LEARNING, SDCOE

EXPLORE CAREERS IN HEALTHCARE

www.sdcoe.net/jccs

Are you interested in a career in the medical field? If so, please stop by and visit with Nurse Ellie! She will have information available on a variety of healthcare certificate programs available throughout San Diego County. Come discover if there is a program for you.

Contact: Stephanie Austin                                  Phone: 619-990-4853

Email: stephj@sdcoe.net

 

MOMENTUM LEARNING, SDCOE

PATHWAYS TO JUSTICE CAREERS

www.sdcoe.net/jccs

Are you a leader? Do you want to improve your community? Are you interested in learning about the law and careers in public service? Are you between the ages of 16-21? Stop by our table to talk about the Pathways to Justice Careers Program. We offer leadership courses, CPR/First Aid certification, mentoring, San Diego State University classes, and paid internships in public service.

Contact: Marisol Rerucha                                   Phone: 619-778-6656

Email: marisol.rerucha@sdcoe.net

 

OPERATING ENGINEERS TRAINING TRUST

www.oett.net

The Operating Engineers Training Trust was established on August 1, 1964 to conduct training and apprenticeship programs. These programs educate, train, and retrain persons to perform work covered by the collective bargaining agreements. We help you to acquire new skills, upgrade skills, and develop skills required to meet technological changes in the construction industry. The Trust has training programs at a facility in Whittier, California. Since its inception, 3,500 apprentices have graduated from the training program and thousands of additional operating engineers have acquired and upgraded their skills.

Contact: Jon Zych                                       Phone: 562-254-6948

Email: jzych@oett.net

 

SAN DIEGO ELECTRICAL TRAINING CENTER

www.positivelyelectric.org

The San Diego Electrical Training Center offers apprenticeship training for Inside Wireman (electricians) and Sound Technicians. You can earn free college credits going to school 2 nights a week and get paid OJT during the day, working a regular.  The training center is located at: 4675 Viewridge Avenue, San Diego, CA  92123. The phone number is (858) 569-6633, Ext 411.

Contact: Ken Collier                                       Phone: 760-458-3705

Email: kcollier@sdett.org

 

SAN DIEGO WORKFORCE PARTNERSHIP

CONNECT2CARRERS

http://workforce.org

CONNECT2Careers (C2C) is an employment program that addresses San Diego’s ongoing skills gap by providing meaningful work experiences that prepare young adults ages 16–24 for in-demand jobs. By aligning the career aspirations and educational backgrounds of young adults with businesses committed to developing our emerging workforce, C2C creates a positive experience for both employers and youth.

Contact: Amber Shevin Phone: 619-372-1685

Email: Amber@workforce.org

 

CITY OF SAN DIEGO

LEADER ACADEMY

www.sandiego.gov

 Two programs are offered; LEADER Academy and Volunteer Opportunities. The City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department offers a Free LEADER Academy for individuals 15-25 years old and wishing to gain knowledge and learn skills needed to be employed in the field of recreation. Although there is no guarantee of employment, hiring opportunities are available periodically throughout the year. The Park and Recreation Department will also offer volunteer opportunities for skill development and work experience.

Contact: Kathy Castello Phone: 619-980-6016

Email: KCastello@sandiego.gov

 

CORNERSTONE

JOBCORPS

www.jobcorps.org

 Job Corps, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, is available at no cost to eligible participants. While enrolled in the program, students receive housing, meals, basic medical care, and biweekly living allowances. Students receive hands-on training in any of more than 100 career areas in fields such as Construction, Business and Finance, Health Care, and Information Technology. They also participate in on-the-job training at real work sites through work-based learning opportunities. The Career Development Services System (CDSS) is Job Corps’ approach for providing a range of services to students, including recruitment, academics, career training, job assistance, and transitional support services after graduation.  All Job Corps graduates receive career transitional support services, including help locating a job, housing, child care, and transportation, for up to 21 months after they leave the program.

Contact: Rita Leos Phone: 619-994-1658

Email: leos.rita@jobcorps.org

 

DHS/ICE

www.ice.gov

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats our communities and country face. More than 240,000 dedicated employees are in jobs ranging from administration, aviation and border security to emergency response; from cybersecurity analyst, to chemical facility inspector. Missions include preventing terrorism and enhancing security; managing our borders; administering immigration laws; securing cyberspace; and ensuring disaster resilience. Examples of the operational and support components include: the Coast Guard, FEMA, USCIS, TSA, Secret Service, and ICE.(www.dhs.gov).

Contact: Trish Matthews Phone: 619-338-3738

Email: patricia.matthews@ice.dhs.gov

 

DUNKIN’ DONUTS

www.dunkindonuts.com

Burton Restaurants, LLC is a franchisee of Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants, in Southern California, where it is growing the brand in San Diego County.  Our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable work environment for all our employees while serving our customers the best donuts and coffee in the world.

Contact: Marlene Sambilay          Phone: 760-580-7977

Email: admin@burtonfoods.biz

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI)

www.fbi.gov

The FBI protects the American people and upholds the constitution of the United States. We have various resources and programs available to help build crime prevention awareness amongst all age groups. Please visit https://www.fbi.gov for resource and program information. For internships and career opportunities, visit https://www.fbijobs.gov.

Contact: Yadira Dickey                              Phone: 858-320-5711

Email: yadira.dickey@ic.fbi.gov

 

SAN DIEGO FIRE-RESCUE DEPARTMENT

www.joinsdfd.org

We are the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. We provided Fire and Emergency Services for the City of San Diego. We want to reach out to the community to find young men and women that are interested in learning about a career in the fire service. We believe that everyone should have the option to be a part of the emergency services family, if they have the desire and ability.

Contact: Jason Shanley Phone: 619-385-0898

Email: joinsdfd@sandiego.gov

 

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

DIVISION OF APPRENTICESHIP STANDARDS

www.dir.ca.gov/das

Apprenticeship is a system of learning while earning, and “learning by doing.” It combines paid training on the job with related and supplemental instruction at school with little or no cost to the apprentice.

Contact: Victor Rodriguez                              Phone: 619-767-2045

Email: vrodriguez@dir.ca.gov

 

SAN DIEGO WORKFORCE PARTNERSHIP

CONNECT2CAREERS

www.workforce.org

CONNECT2Careers (C2C) is an employment program that addresses San Diego’s ongoing skills gap by providing meaningful work experiences that prepare young adults ages 16–24 for in-demand jobs. By aligning the career aspirations and educational backgrounds of young adults with businesses committed to developing our emerging workforce, C2C creates a positive experience for both employers and youth.

Contact Amber Shevin                                 Phone: 619-372-1685

Email: Amber@workforce.org

 

UNITED STATES ARMY

www.goarmy.com

The United States Army is older than the country itself. The Army has been the premier land based part of the United States Armed Forces for 242 years. Today the Army is the biggest and best branch. There are over 153 careers to choose from. The Army has many great options and opportunities that include scholarships, training certifications, guaranteed jobs interviews with Fortune 500 companies, and so much more. In the United States Army there is something for everyone. Stop by and lets us see what we can do for you.

Contact: Scott Jennings             Phone: 619-862-4719

Email: scott.r.jennings.mil@mail.mil

 

URBAN CORPS OF SAN DIEGO

www.urbancorpssd.org

Urban Corps of San Diego County is a certified local conservation corps and charter school whose mission is to provide young adults with a high school education combined with job training and community service in the fields of conservation and recycling, which assist youth in becoming more employable while protecting San Diego’s natural resources and instilling the importance of community service.

Contact: Brenda Figueroa     Phone: 619-235-6884

Email: bfigueroa@urbancorps.org

 

VOLT WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS

www.volt.com

Volt Workforce Solutions (VWS) offers contingent staffing, direct placement, and managed services throughout North America. We provide flexible, scalable solutions to companies of every size, from small firms needing a few specialists to enterprise accounts that require hundreds or even thousands of contingent workers across numerous skill sets with coordinated account management at multiple locations.  The way people look for work is changing, and the way we connect with candidates is evolving with it. Our recruiters leverage Volt’s proprietary recruiting sites, targeted job boards, social media, online talent communities, and participation in industry forums to find talented people and gain crucial referrals. Everything we do contributes to the same goal: make sure our clients have the exceptional employees and efficient processes they need to make their business better.

Contact: Marco Corona                                  Phone: 858-212-8620

Email: mcorona@volt.com

 

YOUTH CAMPAIGNS

FINDING VOICES

www.yourhcampaigns.org

Youth Campaigns provides a digital marketing work experience program for underserved youth ages 16 – 24 with the goal of providing a pipeline toward a career in digital marketing.

Contact: Shawn McClondon                   Phone: 619-300-5841

Email: shawn@youthcampaigns.org