Jacobs Center Town Hall Series Launch

Town Hall Series Launch


Thursday, FEBRUARY 26, 2015  |  5:30 – 8 PM
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center  |  404 Euclid Avenue  |  San Diego CA 92114

Do You Know What’s Happening in Your Community and How it Will Affect You and Your Family?

Come Find Out!

MEET our staff, community partners and other Diamond Neighborhood residents.

LEARN about the strategic plan and how the community worked together to develop a shared vision to engage residents, create new places for goods and services, provide spaces for gathering, and develop programs and partnerships that will strengthen the Diamond Neighborhoods.

DISCOVER current and upcoming construction projects, educational programs for youth and adults, opportunities for skills building and employment and arts and culture activities.

ENJOY complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres provided by True Roots Catering, a social enterprise of the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation as well as inspiring performance art from Gill Sotu.

All are welcome to attend this free event. Be part of the change! Join us to learn more and get connected to the neighborhood action.

RSVP to Liz Faris at LFaris@JacobsCenter.org or 619.527.6161 ext. 376.

For more information visit www.JacobsCenter.org or connect with us on social media. Use #JacobsTownHall to join the conversation.

South Eastern San Diego Community Leadership Training


NCRC will be conducting a two-part  No-Cost Training customized for South Eastern Community Leaders focused on: Communication, Collaboration, Conflict Management, and Diversity. These trainings will increase the capacity of residents to take control of their neighborhoods and create sustainable change!

Residents/Community Leaders can choose from the below November or December dates.


Part 1: November 15th, 2014 — 9:00am – 1:00pm: Training & Breakfast
Part 2: November 29th, 2014 — 9:00am – 1:00pm: Training & Breakfast

– or – 

Part 1: December 6th, 2014 — 9:00am – 1:00pm: Training & Breakfast
Part 2: December 13th, 2014 — 9:00am – 1:00pm: Training & Breakfast


Tubman Chávez Community Center
415 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114

To Sign-up:



Building on strengths that are present in South Eastern San Diego and NCRC’s success in teaching people to communicate more effectively, NCRC has developed a state-of-the-art diversity training that leaves community members feeling valued, respected, and understood. This interactive training delivered in two sessions helps participants explore their own personal and cultural identity and learn how it relates to their communication style; how these different styles can sometimes be the root of communication breakdown; and, most importantly, how they can learn to recognize when a communication breakdown is happening and do something about it.

The ART of Inclusive Communication:  (November 15th or December 6th)
Community leaders will learn a model for understanding and embracing intercultural awareness and learn skills that help their own development in intercultural settings. Through lectures, interactive exercises, and group dialogue, community leaders will focus on their strengths and challenges related to communication and conflict management. Community leaders ability to manage difficult conversations will increase as a result of        participation.

The Diversity Advantage; (November 29th or December 13th)
Fun, yet thought-provoking exercises will help community leaders learn about how the unwritten rules we live by are not always universal. Diversity in the fullest sense of the word, including not only race and ethnicity, but also gender, sexual orientation, age, lifestyle, and abilities are explored and valued.  Recognition of the advantages some have and the history of exclusion are touched upon in a way that helps people move forward together.  Additionally, participants will look at how respectful communication can address  difficult  comments from others that might be considered racist, sexist, ageist, homophobic, or in other ways derogatory to others. All of this is done in a safe and respectful learning environment.

Goals of the Two-Part Training

Skill Acquisition

By the end of the course, community leaders will have the ability to:

  • learn the skills of the ART of Inclusive Communication
  • apply the principles of collaborative communication in their interactions with others
  • express their perspective in a non-confrontational way
  • integrate the ART of Inclusive Communication to resolve differences
  • be able to work effectively with people from different cultures

Paradigm Shift in Attitudes and Beliefs toward Others

By practicing the skills from the course, community leaders will:

  • understand and value others’ perspectives.  Value the different lenses through which others perceive situations;
  • appreciate how working through conflict can help relationships build and grow stronger;
  • have more confidence to engage in serious conversation with peers that have different points of view; and,
  • find common ground with neighbors and community members.

 For more information: Marc meyer—619.238.2400 ext. 225 or mmeyer@ncrconline.com

Teen Tech Center Focus Group

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

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

Help Us to Build a Place for Teens

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

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

There will be food and free raffles at each session!

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


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

If you have any questions please contact us at: malcolmxteencenter@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Free Focus Group – Learn Simple Strategies for Happiness and Success


Free Focus Group – Positive Alignment

What is Positive Alignment? Positive Alignment consists of 5 different mental and physical tools that increase a person’s level of awareness and happiness. When our minds and bodies are not aligned, we may feel sluggish, depressed, anxious and/or hopeless. Aligning ourselves correctly will filter out these mental blocks and allow us to step into true happiness.

  • Evaluate all areas of your life and zero in on areas that need attention and improvement.
  • Work through mental obstacles with the help and guidance of the group as whole.
  • Be supported in a safe, fun and private environment.
  • Learn simple principles to increase your level of awareness, gratitude and happiness.

Join the group

The Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave., San Diego CA. 92114
June 16 8am – 12pm
June 17 530pm 8pm

Each group has limited space, please RSVP
To join email tony@schoolyardhustle.com or call 619-581-5453

Questions? Email tony@schoolyardhustle.com or call (619) 5815453

VOCAL Call for Participation

We are seeking a diverse group of individuals representative of the Southeastern San Diego neighborhoods with community based or regional experience with volunteer and/or professional knowledge in the fields listed below to participate in Voices of Community at All Levels (VOCAL) working group. This group will provide insight and ideas on a broad range of issues relating to the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation’s initiatives and projects.

If you have experience in any of these areas and are interested in volunteering with VOCAL, we invite you to complete the form and get involved:

  • youth development
  • business ownership
  • arts and culture
  • real estate
  • faith-based communities
  • health and wellness
  • communications and marketing
  • finance
  • technology
  • education
  • leadership
  • civic engagement.

If you have any questions, please contact Venus Molina at 619-527-6161 or VMolina@jacobscenter.org.


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Context Vol. 1


Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 6-9:30 pm
Place: San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common
Program: San Diego Central Library: Celebrating Civic Courage

Join the San Diego Architectural Foundation for the first forum of an ongoing series titled Context. This thought-provoking examination with Dr. Irwin Jacobs and Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA, will discuss the extraordinary public and private efforts that brought the new San Diego Central Library to realization.

“The Dome stands as an icon, a symbol of this City’s commitment to literacy and community. Like the human spirits nurtured within, it is designed to be in a perpetual act of becoming.”

Architect, Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA

Tickets go on sale mid-March. For corporate sponsorship information please email us at info@sdarchitecture.org


Context is a forum created by the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s commitment to keeping the conversation alive about the value of excellence in the built environment.



Have a Say in New Capital Improvement Projects in Your Community

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Does your neighborhood need new sidewalks, a library, fire station, park, or some other Capital Improvement?

The Encanto Neighborhood Community Planning Group is working with the City of San Diego to help you have a say in new Capital Improvements projects for your community. We are holding two (2) meetings to get your input:

Meeting Dates/Locations:

  • Monday Sept. 23
    6:00 – 8:00pm
    Elementary Institute of Science
    608 51st Street, San Diego 92114
  • Saturday Sept. 28
    9:30 – 11:30am
    US Bank Community Room
    5100 Federal Blvd., San Diego 92105

You must reside within one of the following neighborhoods to participate: Alta Vista, Broadway Heights, Chollas View, Emerald Hills, Encanto, Lincoln Park, O’Farrell, Valencia Park.

9-10-2013 CIP FlyerFor Information about the Capital Improvement Program, please view our website at
https://sites.google.com/site/encantoplanninggroup or email ENCPGchair@gmail.com