Youth Development Programs

Youth Development ProgramsThe Youth Development Programs is hosting a series of Work Readiness Workshops to assist youth and young adults transition to the work world. We will have a panel discussion of City Employees, answering questions (from youths)
about employment with the City of San Diego.

Thursday September 18th • 5:00-6:30 pm
Sponsored by the City of San Diego Human Resources Department, Youth Development Programs.

Valencia Park / Malcolm X Branch Library
5148 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-3405 •

Make Your Voice Heard – City Community Forums and On-line Survey

City of San Diego Consolidated Plan Outreach FlyerThe City of San Diego receives federal funds to invest in improving local communities. How should these funds be spent? Make Your Voice Heard and provide your input to help prioritize City needs over the next five years.

The Community Forums will provide an introduction to the City of San Diego’s Five Year Consolidated Plan and federal programs. To identify community development and affordable housing needs, we will discuss priorities and engage in conversation to solicit your feedback.

Jacobs Center
404 Euclid Ave., San Diego, CA 92114
October 29, 2013 – 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Survey: If you are unable to attend one of our Community Forums, please Make Your Voice Heard by taking our quick survey online:

Questions: If you have questions or need paper copies of our survey, contact: Vicky Joes at 619‐236‐0612 x102 or or Eliana Barreiros, CDBG Policy Coordinator at

City of San Diego Consolidated Plan Outreach Flyer2Information will be made available in alternative formats upon request by contacting Leonardo Alarcon at 619‐236‐6944 or Requests for disability‐related modifications or accommodations required to facilitate meeting participation, including requests for auxiliary aids, services or interpreters, require different lead times, ranging from five business days to two weeks. Please keep this in mind and provide as much advance notice as possible in order to ensure availability. Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) are available in upon request.

What is the Consolidated Plan?
The Consolidated Plan is created every five years and assists the City to determine community needs. The planning process to create the Consolidated Plan serves as the framework for a community‐wide dialogue to identify housing, economic, and community development priorities.

The federal funds included in the Consolidated Plan are:

  • HOME Investment Partnerships Program
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and
  • Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)

Why is this Important to You?
These federal programs have limited funding. There is more need within our communities than available funding. The City must determine how to use these funds to achieve the biggest public benefit and, when you Make Your Voice Heard, you are helping City leaders prioritize spending.

City of San Diego Consolidated Plan Outreach Flyer3Eligible uses of these federal program funds include: improvements to facilities that serve low and moderate income (LMI) families and individuals; improvements to public infrastructure in LMI neighborhoods; provision of public services; economic development assistance; and projects that increase access to affordable housing and address homelessness. Things like: senior centers, park and recreational facilities, accessibility improvements for public facilities, cleanup of contaminated sites, food banks, business expansion and storefront improvements, etc.

What is low and moderate income (LMI)? LMI refers to individuals and families with incomes below 80 percent of the area median income. In San Diego, this includes individuals earning less than $45,150 annually and a family of four earning less than $64,500 annually (for example). LMI also includes: abused children, battered spouses, elderly persons, severely disabled adults, homeless persons, illiterate adults, persons living with AIDS, and migrant farm workers.

You’re Invited to The Village Arts & Culture Press Conference

On Tuesday, October 30 at 10:00 am, please join Mayor Jerry Sanders, Council President Tony Young, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation (JCNI), and residents of southeastern San Diego as they launch a plan to create a cultural arts district in one of San Diego’s most dynamic and diverse neighborhoods.

The plan is the result of nine months of work by hundreds of community members and builds on the history of and commitment to arts and culture that has been the hallmark of southeastern San Diego for decades.

Creation of the plan was funded by a prestigious grant from the National Endowment for the Arts’ first round of the Our Town program, and matched dollar-for-dollar by JCNI and the Jacobs Family Foundation, longtime philanthropic partners in the community.

To read an overview of the Art + Design Plan, download the Executive Summary.

Tuesday October 30, 2012
10:00 a.m.
Market Creek Plaza Amphitheater
310 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114



Market Creek Plaza is near the corner of Euclid Avenue and Market Street. The Plaza’s bright and unique architecture is instantly recognizable. From the Martin Luther King Freeway (Hwy. 94) exit at Euclid Avenue south. Take a right on Market Street and then a left at the first light at Market Creek Plaza Driveway.

Event Parking

Parking is available in the lot behind the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center. Use the pedestrian bridge located east of the building to access the amphitheater.


City of San Diego General Plan Housing Element Update

Public Workshop #2
Thursday, July 26, 5-7PM
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center,
Community Room,
404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114

The City of San Diego is inviting the public to
participate in a workshop to discuss the update to the General Plan Housing
Element. The Housing Element establishes specific goals, policies, and objectives
relative to the provision of housing across the City of San Diego. It must be updated periodically to respond to the changing housing needs of the City, and to establish
an action plan to address these needs. The public’s input will aid staff in identifying housing issues and opportunities important to the community.

For more information, please visit:

For questions, please contact Brian Schoenfisch, Housing Element Update Project Manager, at

Spanish Translation Services Will Be Available At the Meeting

This information will be made available in alternative format upon request.
To request an agenda in alternative format, to request a sign language interpreter, you must call the City of San Diego at (619) 235-5200
at least five working days prior to the meeting to insure availability.

Summer Day Camp at Chollas Lake

City of San Diego Park & Recreation Department is offering Summer Day Camp
for kids 8 to 14 at Chollas Lake Center. 

Monday through Friday,
Noon to 5 p.m.,
July 23 to Aug. 31.
For more information or to register
for the camp, call: (619) 527-7683
or go online:

Festival Park General Development Plan

The City of San Diego, in conjunction with the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, invites you to participate in a Public Workshop for a pocket park in
The Village at Market Creek. The park is envisioned to provide passive recreation
for all ages.

Community involvement is crucial to ensuring a successful plan that meets the
needs of our community.

March 8, 2012 • 6 – 8 pm

Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
Chollas View Room, 2nd Floor
404 Euclid Avenue • San Diego, CA 92114

Childcare provided. Translation services available.

For more information, contact:
Lefaua Leilua at (619) 527-6161 ext. 183 or

Mark your calendar for these additional meeting dates: March 22, April 19

Festival Park General Development Plan

The City of San Diego, in conjunction with the Jacob’s Center for Neighborhood Innovation, would like to invite you to participate in a Public Workshop for a pocket park at the Village at Market Creek. This pocket park is envisioned to provide passive recreation for all ages. Community involvement in this project is crucial to ensuring a successful plan that meets the needs of your community. Input from the workshop will help design the General Development Plan for this future pocket park.

February 16, 2012
12:00pm (noon)
Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center,
6401 Skyline Drive

For more information, please contact, Jeff Harkness at (619)533-6595,
or e-mail



Join us to find out what is happening in the Village at Market Creek Plaza plus much more!!

  • Community Gardens and Farmers Market-by Miss N.Diane Moss
  • City of San Diego Monitoring Wells Program
  • New to the Village-ACCION
  • Health services and conditions-by San Ysidro Health Center and Rodney G.Hood MD,Care View Medical Group Inc.

Wednesday May 26th -6:00-7:30pm at  The Joe and Vi Jacobs Center