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:
St. Vincent De Paul Village- 1st Mondays of every month
We need 12 volunteers to help serve at St. Vincent De Paul Village. Check in time at 4pm. Please be prompt. You will check in at the main lobby.
Description: Prepping and serving meals to residents living at the shelter. Address: St.Vincent De Paul Village 1501 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101. Check in at Joan Kroc Lobby. Volunteer Shift: 4pm-7pm (Volunteers are to check at 4pm). Time Commitment: 3 hours Attire required: Closed toes shoes, long pants and shirts. Please be sure that you don’t bring any valuables with you to St. Vincent De Paul. There won’t be a secure place to keep anything.
San Diego Food Bank Distribution- 2nd Tuesdays and 4th Fridays of every month 9am-11am
We need 2-4 volunteersto help load and unload food items from the San Diego Food Bank Miramar location. Let me or Tisha know at firstname.lastname@example.org know if you are available to help serve with this program
Bayview Housing Great Start Nutrition Program- 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month 930am-1030am/11am
We need 6 volunteers to help serve at our Bayview Program on Saturday, July 13th from 930am-10am/11am. Let me know if you are available to serve for this program as well.
Description: Assembling and distributing meals to residents living within the housing development. Address: Island Garden Apartments, 3545 Island Ave, SD, CA 92102-4409. Volunteer Shift: 930am-1030/11am. Time Commitment: 1.5 hours Attire required: Long pants/ shirts. Closed toed shoes. Please note that there is no secure place to leave personal belongings.
***Interested, please contact Beverly Tubon, Volunteer Coordinator at
858-457-4917 x 177 or email at Beverly@meals4hunger.org
Commit to a cleaner community and register today for 11th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup, scheduled for Saturday, April 27th from 9AM – 12noon.
The 2013 updated list of sites is posted under Cleanup Sites, and cleanup sites with the highest need for volunteers are listed in red text. Gather a group together and register today!
Many local residents will be at the Zone 3 location listed as City Heights – Chollas Creek at Chollas Parkway and Boyce Lane. Get the family, scouting group, class or work team to sign up. Registration and more information available online at: creektobay.org or call: (619) 704-2772.
Each year the City of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department conducts special community cleanup events in neighborhoods throughout the City. Areas are selected for these events based upon citizen requests, pledges of community involvement and previous citizen participation levels. On Saturday, Dec. 1 this department, along with the Chollas View Neighborhood Council, conducted a community cleanup in the Chollas View area. This successful cleanup removed a total of 32.50 tons of waste (29.35 tons of non-recyclables and 3.15 tons of recyclables) consisting of metals and appliances from the neighborhood. Mrs. Matthews and the Chollas View Neighborhood Council are to be commended for their assistance and support.
For more information regarding this cleanup, contact Solid Waste Code Enforcement Officer Stacy Workman at: (858) 492-5084
Join the San Diego Canyonlands and Friends of Chollas Creek on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at 47th Street and Chollas Parkway (next to Leisure Land) for the routine 4th Saturday event at Chollas Creek. This group and its volunteers do habitat restoration, trail main-tenance and clean-up, which includes removal of invasive weeds, planting/watering native plants, trimming brush, removing trash and painting out graffiti. Please bring a pair of gloves, a bottle of water, sturdy shoes and sun protection (hat, sunscreen, etc.). San Diego Canyonlands will provide tools and materials, but you’re welcome to bring your own.
For more information, contact Bill Babcock at: (619) 207 5809 or online: chollascreek.org.
Each year the City of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department conducts special community cleanup events in neighborhoods throughout the City.Areas are selected for these events based upon citizen requests, pledges of community involvement and previous citizen participation levels. On May 23, this department, along with volunteer Susan Asuncion, conducted a mini community cleanup in the Encanto area. This successful cleanup removed a total of 6.52 tons of waste (6.1 tons of non-recyclables and 0.42 tons of recyclables consisting of metals and appliances from the neighborhood. If there are questions regarding this cleanup event, please feel free to call Solid Waste Code Enforcement Officer Christopher Penman at: (858) 492-6027.
Volunteer drivers are needed for “On the Go,” a transportation solution program for older adults who need rides to everyday activities such as religious services, medical appointments, grocery shopping and pharmacy pick-ups.
Learn how easy it is to become a volunteer driver by attending one of the upcoming training sessions at the Turk Family Center, 8804 Balboa Avenue: Friday, April 20 at 9 a.m.; Monday, May 7 at 3 p.m.; and Friday, May, 18 at 9 a.m. On the Go provides low and no-cost transportation services to older adults, age 60 and over. For more information about the volunteer driver program or to enroll for transportation services, please call toll-free: 1-877-634-6537 or online: jfssd.org/onthego.
The Jacobs Center is seeking residents from southeastern San Diego to help select the next president of the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation.
Our mission, “Resident Ownership of Neighborhood Change,” is based on the philosophy that residents must envision and create change in their own community to make it meaningful and sustainable. As we move into the next phase of the work in The Village at Market Creek, we are asking residents to be a part of the team that chooses the leader of that work.If you are interested in serving the community in this way, please fill out an application of interest, available on the website:www.JacobsCenter.org/jobs.htm and in the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center lobby reception area. The Joe & Vi Jacobs Center is located at 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, 92114.For further information, please contact MaryJane at email@example.com.
Honoring the Class of 2012 at the 4th Annual
San Diego County High School Filipina/o Graduation
San Diego, CA – Kuya Ate Mentorship Program (KAMP), Kalusugan Community Services (KCS) and Filipino American Educators Association of San Diego (FILAMEDA)
will be hosting the 4th Annual San Diego County High School Filipina/o Graduation (HS FilGrad). The celebration will take place on Sunday, May 27, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park. With a large Filipina/o American community in San Diego, it is important to celebrate the successes of our graduating youth. FilGrad is a graduation organized by the Filipina/o American community that recognizes
the academic and community achievements of all San Diego High School Filipina/os graduating seniors.
“The reason I wanted to do this was because I promised my mom when I was younger
I would look into the audience and say ‘I did it, I graduated!” – Eddie Bernardo, Westview HS c/o 2011
KAMP, KCS, and FILAMEDA will be partnering with several community organizations to contribute to the success of this event. FILAMEDA will be honoring their 2012 scholarship recipients who have exhibited great dedication to their community and academics.
Also, present will be Kalusugan Community Services who is the proud fiscal sponsor of this event.
“…It [FilGrad] fosters a lot of good things for our community and I think it needs to keep going,” Christian Rodriguez, HS FilGrad Graduate c/o 2010.
If you are interested in participating in the graduation ceremony, schedule a visit to your school, make a donation, or volunteering for FilGrad 2012.
Residents of Southeastern San Diego: Get tuned into your community! Radio Canyon needs your help! Please join Groundwork San Diego, the children of Encanto & Emerald Hills, and local organizations at this community service event. Help us make Radio Canyon a beautiful place to walk and play by planting and watering new native plants!
UNCF San Diego Super Viewing Party of An Evening of Stars
Save the Date: Saturday, January 21, 2012
An Evening of Stars® Event Taped at the Pasadena Civic Center, this year’s UNCF AN EVENING OF STARS® was nothing short
of amazing. From the electrifying performances
to the personal testimonies of success by UNCF students, it was a night to remember. The entire theatre, filled with elegance and inspiration, locked eyes on singer Erykah Badu as she took the stage to perform “Kiss Me on My Neck.” Legendary songstress
Patti LaBelle and R&B star Ledisi received a standing ovation as they belted out the classic hit “New Attitude.”
Please join us, and the rest of San Diego’s UNCF supporters, for our An Evening of Stars® (AEOS) Super Viewing Party. AEOS, formerly the Lou Rawls Parade of Stars®, is credited with helping raise more than $200 million for UNCF scholarship recipients and member institutions.
Please come out and join us at our local celebration here in San Diego.The evening will include dinner, live entertainment, and lots of fun for all!
Tickets go on sale soon.
Pamela K. Davis Many San Diegans remember Pamela Davis as the anchor for the number one weekend newscast on KFMB, Channel 8. Reporting local and national stories, she was a featured correspondent on CNN, HBO’s Real Sports and the CBS news magazine “48 Hours.” In addition to the rigorous duty of covering the top stories, she was the original producer of “Adopt 8” featuring children in the foster care system. As a result, nearly 300 children were placed into permanent homes. Please join Ms. Davis as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the 33rd showing of the UNCF An Evening of Stars Super Viewing Party here in San Diego on January 21, 2012 at the Jacobs Center.
Click HERE to learn more about Ms. Pamela K. Davis.
Save The Date When: Saturday, January 21, 2012 Where: Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114 Time: 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM Attire:Semi Formal
Presented by UNCF SAN DIEGO CAMPAIGN Vernon Evans, Chair UNCF San Diego Leadership Council Reggie Gee, Steering Committee Chair
UNCF San Diego Campaign Keep Watching Your Email for Alerts and Update
Check out some of the happenings taking place in and around southeastern San Diego this weekend, including a Christmas Extravaganza and a fundraiser for CHE’LU.
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Shabach House is hosting its annual Christmas Extravaganza on Friday evening at Market Creek Plaza. Attendees can receive groceries, toys, and other giveaways donated by individuals and organizations throughout San Diego. The event is free and open to the community.
Volunteers are still needed: call (858) 380-4238 to sign up and provide a helping hand at the event.
Friday, December 24 from 6-10pm
Market Creek Plaza
310 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114 (Google Maps)
Free admission and free parking
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Join CHE’LU, Inc. (Chamorro Hands in Unity-Links-Education) for Sunday’s casino run to Golden Acorn to support their sakman (outrigger canoe) project. A bus filled with jolly folks and holiday cheer will leave the Sons & Daughters of Guam Club at 10am for a day of fun and gaming.
The money raised will support CHE’LU’s efforts to celebrate and revive Chamorro canoe-building and sailing traditions here in San Diego and in the Mariana Islands. The organization is getting ready to launch their recently-completed, hand-crafted, 47-ft sakman and to lead interested people of all cultural backgrounds in re-learning how to sail using traditional navigational methods.
For more information about the casino run or the sakman project, contact Jojo Borja (619-993-1348) or Janice Bouffiou (619-261-4285).
Sunday, December 26 from 10am-5pm
Bus pick up is at the Sons & Daughters of Guam Club
334 Willie James Jones Ave, San Diego, CA 92102 (Google Maps)
$20/person (you’ll receive $20 in free play on your player card)
Are you interested in working with others to improve and unite the community? Then the Neighborhood Unity Foundation (NUF) wants you!
NUF is seeking nominations to its Boards of Directors for its upcoming elections. New board members will serve two-year terms from January 2011 through December 2012. No formal leadership experience is required: all board members receive an orientation as well as ongoing leadership development.
NUF is looking for people who…
…are of good character
…care about the community
…are at least 18 years old, and
…are connected to southeastern San Diego (see the flyer below for details).
If you think that you or someone you know would make a good board member, fill out a nomination form and return it to NUF by 5pm on Friday, September 17, 2010.
For more information, call Maslah Farah, NUF Program Manager, at 619-527-4570 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.