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

Trolley Residential Groundbreaking Coming July 15

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New Places to Call Home Are Coming to the
Diamond Neighborhoods!

Join us and our development partner Chelsea Investment Corporation to celebrate the start of construction on 52-units of new affordable multi-family apartment homes.

Trolley Residential Project Groundbreaking Ceremony
Wednesday, July 15
3:30 pm

Southeast corner of Market Street and Market Creek Place Driveway

FREE parking is available at the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA

Located adjacent to the MTS Euclid Transit Center, this project will help create a more walkable community and is one part of transforming the Diamond Neighborhoods into a place where residents can live, work, play, and create. Come be part of the revitalization!

All are welcome to attend this FREE event. Please contact Liz Faris at or (619) 527-6161 ext. 376 with questions.

Creative Careers Expo

Creative Careers Expo

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


Saturday, March 14, 2015
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

For the Expo schedule click here.

For the schedule of workshops and descriptions click here.

Meet reps from the following industries:
• Advertising
• Architecture
• Crafts
• Design
• Fashion
• Film
• Video and Photography
• Software
• Computer Games & Electronic Publishing
• Music, Visual, Performing Arts
• Publishing & Television
• Radio

FREE for all ages.

at: Jacobs Center “Celebration Hall” (404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, California 92114)

Booth opportunities also available. Reserve your booth here:

INFO: / 619-230-1938 x 101 / Download Event Flyer here.

Presented by: Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation & San Diego Latino Film Festival

MLK Day of Service with Project New Village


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

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


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

Presented by the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA


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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 •

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



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.


“Supporting the Dream” Youth Expo

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Pat on the back Foundations 1st Annual “Supporting the Dream” Youth Expo

Saturday, July 19, 2014
6:00 pm at the Clarion Hotel South Bay

Everyone is welcome to attend. The event will be hosted by Dean Hall of Style and Men. We have performing on program: San Diego All Star Cheer Group; Dameon Bryant, Motivational speaker; Kendrick Dial of Lyrical Groove; The Gamble; Praise In Motion Mime Group; Comedy by EB4Real; Singing by Khalil Nash; and Junkyard Dance Crew.

We will also have $25 RAFFLE TICKETS for a chance to WIN great prizes (2014 Kawasaki Ninja Street Bike, 50’ HTC Big Screen TV, $350 Gas Card, and other prizes). Donation to enter this event is $5.00, and can be purchased via the Foundation’s website (


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Shock ‘N The Park


Shock ‘N The Park

3rd Annual Production – Free to the Community

Sunday, June 8th, 2014 at 2pm

Hip Hop, Breakin’, Poppin and Waacking at Market Creek Plaza

What: Shock ‘N The Park
Featuring: Culture Shock Dance Troupe – San Diego
Where: Market Creek Plaza Amphitheater , 310 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114Nearest Intersection:  Market Street and Euclid AvenuePublic Transit to Euclid Transit Station which is just steps to Market Creek Plaza – San Diego Orange Trolley Line OR various bus lines.  See for public transit information and for information about Market Creek Plaza
When:  Sunday June 8th, 2-4pm.   Pre-show at 1:30pm and post-show until 4:30pm featuring Hip Hop community guests as well as freestyle and Breakin’.
Tickets & Passes: Free
Shock ‘N The Park Contact: Chief Artistic Director and Founder, Angie Bunch,  (619) 743-1786
Official Hashtags #cultureshock


About Shock ‘N The Park

Do you remember the last time you saw a hundred dancers performing in perfect harmony on stage?  Culture Shock San Diego is pleased to do this and more while showcasing their craft of Hip Hop on Sunday June 8th at 2pm at the Jacobs Center Market Creek Plaza just steps from the Euclid Transit Station.  These professional entertainers ages 5 to 45 are thrilled to bring this 3rd annual outdoor free show to the community.  Bring your hats and picnic blankets, and join us for the pre-show at 1:30pm which will feature freestyle and Breakin’.  As Fergie says, “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody.”

About Culture Shock San Diego

Culture Shock® San Diego is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Hip Hop dance troupe dedicated to innovative performance, artist development, and community outreach. Founded in 1993, Culture Shock San Diego is the originator and affiliate of the worldwide network of Culture Shock Dance Troupe, Inc.®. For more information, visit us at



California Back-Brown Summit on Re-Entry/Recidivism

The Black-Brown Summit Committee is convening a cross section of local and state leaders to educate stakeholders regarding the impact of AB 109 and its challenges. The Summit will be an exciting opportunity to share empirical data, identify best practices and model programs that enhance public safety as it pertains to communities of color and women.

Join Us!
May 21 – 23, 2014
Jacobs Center
404 Euclid Ave, San Diego CA, 92114

Black Brown Summit Flyer

For more information on the California Black-Brown Summit please visit or call (209) 957-2720.