The Jacobs Center Welcomes Kitchens for Good!


The Jacobs Center Welcomes Kitchens for Good!

The Jacobs Center is proud to partner with Kitchens for Good as we evolve our culinary, hospitality, and workforce development offerings in the community.

Kitchens for Good is a social enterprise founded on the idea that kitchens can be drivers for economic and social change for a community, something we couldn’t agree with more! Kitchens for Good now operates our 22,000-square-foot kitchen and event space as well as the full service catering and events company formerly known as True Roots Catering and Jacobs Meetings and Events.

However, Kitchens for Good will do more than serve up delicious meals and design memorable events. They will provide culinary and hospitality job training and placement for local residents, create livable wage jobs for graduates of these training programs, and generate revenue that is reinvested into community programs. When you are hire Kitchens for Good for your event your money goes further because it supports programs that directly help the revitalization of Southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods. The San Diego Union Tribune recently did an article on all of the good Kitchens for Good is doing across the region from their new home at the Jacobs Center. Read it here.

Visit or call 619-450-4040 to learn more and book your next meeting or event at one of our unique venues only minutes from downtown San Diego.

NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING: Southeastern San Diego & Encanto Neighborhoods Community Plan Update – November 16 at 2 PM


DATE OF MEETING: Monday, November 16, 2015
Council Chambers, 12 Floor,
City Administration Building,
202 “C” Street, San Diego, California 92101

PROJECT TYPE: Community Plan Update

PROJECT NAME: Southeastern San Diego and Encanto Neighborhoods Community Plan Update, Amendments to the General Plan and Municipal Code, and Environmental Impact Report No. 2014051075

APPLICANT: City of San Diego

COMMUNITY PLAN AREA: Southeastern San Diego and Encanto Neighborhoods


Lara Gates at (619) 236-6006 /


Business-minded individuals! Join Accion San Diego for Entrepreneurial Round Robin


Accion invites business-minded individuals to a FREE training that gathers six experts presenting on a variety of topics, including business insurance made simple, SEO, and how to leverage technology to maximize efficiency. Presentations will be 40 minutes each. There will also be an on-site loan center for same-day approval on business loans. Further info and registration can be found here.

Saturday, October 24
8am – Noon

Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
Celebration Hall
404 Euclid Ave.
San Diego, CA 92114

Activate Euclid & Imperial at the Better Block Southeastern SD Build Out

12039195_10153573274292435_4254677597895244639_nBe part of the change to revitalize Southeastern San Diego! Through grassroots efforts, Better Block Southeastern SD aims to show the potential to create vibrant neighborhood places and bring community members and local elected officials together to improve their community.

The celebratory kick-off will include live music from local acts, including Feysal and Parker Edison. There will also be food trucks, gardening, workout classes, dancing, kids activities, and more! Jacobs Center artist-in-residence Gill Sotu will perform and serve as host. More info can be found here.

Saturday, October 17
11 am – 6 pm

Corner of Euclid and Imperial Avenues

Discover the Culinary Delights of Southeastern San Diego at Taste of the Diamond


The Diamond Business Association – SDBD presents a culinary community event that will delight your tastebuds. The Taste of the Diamond will introduce individuals to delicious dishes found in the Diamond Neighborhoods.

From mouthwatering soul food to locally-sourced desserts, enjoy small bites from various restaurants and food projects from the area.

There will also be fun live entertainment, activities, and more! Tickets are $20 on advance and $25 at the door. Purchase advance tickets here. Bring your appetite!

Thursday, October 15
6 – 9 pm

San Diego Marketplace
(located in the Big Lots parking lot)
1655 Euclid Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) – November 1


Izcalli and Jacobs Presents invite you to an authentic cultural festival for Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. This FREE event honors the Mexican and indigenous tradition of celebrating the spiritual journey of deceased loved ones with altars, food, music, and entertainment.

Sunday, November 1
Noon – 9 pm

Market Creek Amphitheater
310 Euclid Ave.
San Diego, CA 92114

FREE Breathing Ragas and Dancing Bells – October 4


The Indian Fine Arts Academy invites you to enjoy a presentation of Indian classical dances followed by a flute-violin concert by two artists extending their virtuosity and dexterity to the absolute limit within an intimate setting.

Sunday, October 4
3 – 6:30 pm
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
404 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114

Free parking available on site

Part 1 (3 – 4 pm)

Dances by disciples of Divya Devaguptapu, Neha Patel, and Meenal Chakradeo

Part 2 (4 – 6:30 pm)

Breathing Ragas
Performances by Flute Raman (flute), Mysore Srikanth (violin), and Arjun Kuman (mridangam)

Light snacks for sale.

Learn more

FREE San Diego Museum Council Museum Mash Up – October 3


The San Diego Museum Council and ScholarShare present the Museum Mash Up
to kick off their Kids Free in October program!

Saturday, October 3
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
Celebration Hall
404 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114

Free parking available on-site

This FREE event offers family fun for all with hands-on museum activities, neighborhood music and dance groups, treasure hunt and prizes, samples from Rita’s Italian Ice and more!

Learn more at

Jacobs Center Community Career Fair – September 16


Join Us for the Jacobs Center
Community Career Fair

The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, the San Diego Workforce PartnershipAmerica’s Job Center of California, and regional workforce partners invite you to a Community Career Fair.

Wednesday, September 16

10 am – 2 pm
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
Celebration Hall
404 Euclid Ave.
San Diego, CA 92114

Bring your resume and come dressed for success to meet with regional employers with immediate job opportunities.

For more information contact Katrina Meredith at the
San Diego Workforce Partnership at