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

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.


Chollas Creek Focus Groups for 5th-12 graders

Youth, We Need Your Voice!

Tell us what the Chollas Creek should look like and be in our community. Are you a student in grades 5-12 who lives in southeastern San Diego? Join us for a Chollas Creek focus group! Chollas Creek runs through our community and your opinions will inform decisions on how to improve the Creek.

We are recruiting students to participate in focus groups about what we value about the creek.Students will receive a $10 gift card for their participation!

Saturday, August 2

  • 10 – 11:30 am: Students grades 5-8
  • 1 – 2:30 pm: Students grades 9-12  (2014 grads are welcome, too!)

Call Bevelynn at 619 527-6161×188 or email bbravo@jacobscenter.org to sign up!

Diamond Youth Program – Full STE[+a]M Ahead


Be a part of a progressive movement that can build greener, healthier, socially just, and environmentally sustainable communities.

Earn college credit or community service hours while you learn about career paths in STE[+a]M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art / Design, Math).

Course Topics
Urban gardening,  Sustainability,  Mobile application development,  Green technology,   STEM/STEAM,  Community development,  Data mapping,  Video blogging,  History of our community, Leadership

Course Schedule: 5 weeks, June 24 – July 23 • Tues. & Wed., 1 – 4pm
Locations:  Joe & Vi Jacobs Center, Project New Village, and Mt. Hope Community Garden
Course Requirements:  Grade range 9 – 12, live in southeastern San Diego, and be in good academic standing.

For a copy of the application, please email Myesha at mjackson@jacobscenter.org, download online at www.JacobsCenter.org/app.htm or pick up a copy at the Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave. San Diego, CA 92114. Please return the completed application to the Jacobs Center by 5pm Friday, June 20, 2014.

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 www.sdcommute.com for public transit information and http://www.shopmcp.com/index.html 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 angiebunch@cultureshockdance.org,  (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 http://cultureshockdance.org/sandiego.



District Attorney’s Youth Advisory Board Campaigns Premiere


The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office’s Youth Advisory Board is pleased to invite you to attend the Youth Advisory Board Campaigns Premiere, an exciting event featuring the creative outreach campaigns created by students at Lincoln High School, Mira Mesa High School, and Scripps Ranch High School.

The DA’s Youth Advisory Board was created in 2008 as an innovative program mentoring students in San Diego high schools to increase awareness about youth issues in our local community and reduce crime. Since 2012, there have been Youth Advisory Boards on three local campuses and student leaders have produced impactful campaigns, once of which was awarded a local Emmy. This year, the students have taken their outreach to a whole new level:

  • Lincoln High School’s Respect and Responsibility campaign showcases collected perspectives from a variety of individuals on the value of respect and responsibility over one’s own actions. The students have created an online blog along with a video as their campaign’s main platform.
  • Mira Mesa High School’s campaign The Fight highlights diversity and unity in the human struggle through a social media platform of a newly created mobile webpage.
  • Scripps Ranch High School’s Redefine Success campaign encourages students to realize there are different paths to success for everyone and the most important achievement is happiness with oneself. The primary platform to host their campaign will be a mobile app designed by the students.

With the support of the greater San Diego community, the individual campaigns collectively have immense potential to empower our local youth. The YAB Campaigns Premiere will bring together school district officials, public dignitaries, community organizations, faith-based groups and outreach programs, all of which are threaded with a common belief in the power of the younger generation. We hope that you will join us to celebrate the culmination of work from these high-achieving students and leaders.

For more information, please visit our Web site at www.SanDiegoDAyab.com.


May 28th, 2014
6-8 PM
Lincoln HS Theater
4777 Imperial Ave,
San Diego, CA 92113

May 29th, 2014
6-8 PM
8450 Mira Mesa Blvd,
San Diego, CA 92126

Please RSVP by May 20th to Leah Wong at 619-531-4355 or leah.wong@sdcda.org
Refreshments will be served at the event.

Scholarship Opportunity for Women & Minority Students

The Goodman Scholarship is targeted exclusively to woman and minority students graduating from a California or Arizona Community College and transferring to a 4 year University, with a particular focus on first generation students attending college. Students must be graduating the Spring of 2014 and entering into their University the Fall of 2014. The scholarship is open to all majors. Economic need and community involvement are two key factors in the decision process. The average scholarship is $4,000. 4-5 scholarships are provided per year.

You can download the application by clicking here: Scholarship-application-2014

Career Fair


Looking for employment opportunities? 

Looking to gain relevant skills and experience 

to build your resume?

 BAME CDC will be critiquing resumes from 10-11 a.m. and giving valuable feedback. Job seekers can meet potential employers including Wells Fargo Bank, Republic Services, Goodwill Industries of San Diego County, Paragon Services Janitorial, and many more. We are expecting to have a total of 12 potential employers in attendance.

Bring your resumes and a smile because they are looking to hire!  

May 14th  *  10am-1pm 

San Diego Police Department Community Room 

2501 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92102