Contact Mid-City CAN

MAIN PHONE: (619) 272-7582
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 4305 University Avenue, Suite 550, San Diego, CA 92105
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 12319, San Diego, CA 92112

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday thru Friday, 8am-5pm

  • Kristin Larson
    commented 2018-08-13 16:08:40 -0700
  • Jessica Dockstader
    commented 2018-07-11 13:20:23 -0700
    Good Afternoon,


    Below is language for community members to sign up for a newsletter regarding a project out of the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice called the Building Trust Partnership. We have been working with SDPD and other law enforcement agencies since since before our official launch in January, and the project is centered around faith leaders working to restore the relationship between the police and the community. Would you mind sending it out to your constituents?


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    Dear Community Members and Faith Leaders,


    Are you interested in issues surrounding policing in your area? Do you want to learn how religious leaders are getting involved to build trust and restore the relationship between the police and communities in San Diego County? Take a look at July’s newsletter here (https://bitly.com/).


    On January 31, the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (Kroc IPJ) at the University of San Diego launched a handbook and website (www.buildtrustsd.org) for religious leaders to use to improve relationships and build trust between police and community members. These resources were informed by more than 80 conversations with religious leaders, law enforcement, and community members across San Diego County.


    The Kroc IPJ is now building and supporting community cohorts of religious leaders to identify challenges and develop solutions to improve police-community relations in their specific areas. Stay updated about police-community events in your area and learn more about the leaders in your community taking the initiative to restore the relationship with the police in our monthly newsletter (www.buildtrustsd.org/newsletter).
  • James Souder
    commented 2018-06-26 15:14:42 -0700
    I would like to know if there is a way to apply for a partnership with my non-profit youth program and Mid-City CAN?


    My name is James Souder and I am the president of the San Diego Generals youth Football and Cheer program. We are providing our youth program in the Mid-City area which provides youths the opportunity to remain active. We provide financial guidance to parents that are at risk of being homeless, meals to kids that are Hungary, transportation to kids that want to play, yet does not have the means to get there. We are providing parents with a physical fitness program to encourage them to remain fit with their kids. We are purchasing kids footwear that need it. So many kids are not required to pay for anything. They simply come out and have fun.


    Our youth football program centrally located. We have over 70 kids ages 7-14 from the area that are from all races, creeds, colors, religions and financial backgrounds that participates in our program. We would like to know how to apply for meals for our youth. Many of them are participating for free as we are sponsoring them as well as providing meals for them after the games. We need assistance to provide them meals after every practice.
  • Derrick Robinson
    commented 2018-05-01 15:00:04 -0700
    I am looking to provide curriculum resource support for the Sons and Brothers Summer Camp and the Sisterhood Rising Leadership Retreat related to increasing life skills that improve housing and food security for participants. I coordinate programmatic development for the Money Talks program, a University of California, Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources (not UCSD) Youth, Families, and Communities Statewide Program. Our goal is to increase access of financial literacy education to California residents, specifically those age 14-24. I work out of our San Diego County office, and could easily provide trainings and resource support for and from our program. Please let me know how I can assist. As someone benefiting from the California Endowment efforts towards increasing racial & health equity, it would be important for me to assure my work is accessible to City Heights’ families and communities.
  • Molly Salazar
    commented 2018-04-10 10:29:17 -0700
    Dear Mid-City CAN,


    On April 25th at 5:30 to 7:30 PM our organization will be holding an Advocacy 101 Panel Event at San Diego State University. We would be honored to have Mid-City CAN join us and be a panelist! We share similarities of being a grassroots level organization striving to create local change and we greatly appreciate the local work you put as an organization with individuals and neighborhoods ensuring that the community as a whole can come together strong.


    With other panelists that come from other local San Diego Organizations, we will bring the discussion of advocacy and youth outreach with a goal of how to engage with youth, both high school and college students, and answer the question on how do we encourage them to become more involved politically and within their community. Mid-City CAN’s presence and share of thoughts and work such as your current momentums team and strategies of leadership development can be extremely helpful and beneficial for the rest of us!


    We were planning on having each panelist speak for about 10 to 15 minutes regarding a few key points we’ve provided for them such as who and what organization they represent and the importance of advocacy and how it relates to them.


    We’ve invited other local San Diego organizations to panel for us and many SDSU organizations to attend! Again, this would still be a great networking opportunity and can be mutually beneficial for both our members. We would be honored to have your organization attend our advocacy event! Thank you again and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


    Warm Regards,


    Molly Salazar
  • Molly Salazar
    commented 2018-03-27 11:29:57 -0700
    On behalf of UNA-USA San Diego, we would like to invite Mid-City CAN to be represented on our panel board for our upcoming Advocacy Event on SDSU campus.


    This event will take place within the next month although the date and time is still to be determined (tentatively April 24 or April 25, starting around 5 to 6 PM, about 1.5 to 2 hours long). We will bring on the discussion of advocacy and youth outreach with the goal of this workshop is to engage with youth, both high schoolers and college students, and encourage them to become more involved politically and with their community.


    Thank you for your time and we hope to hear back soon!
  • Natalia King
    commented 2018-03-23 15:00:30 -0700
    Hello,


    My name is Natalia, and I work with I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD). We are an environmental non-profit that works in many ways with our communities to conserve resources and our environment through education, example and local involvement.


    One of the many services we provide is a free resource called wastefreesd.org. WasteFreeSD is a one stop website, database, and hotline for anyone in San Diego County, created to help divert items from landfills. This resource provides information on how and where to recycle, donate or dispose of items of all kinds, including those tricky recycling items that people often aren’t sure how to handle.


    I know that that Mid-City CAN is published every month to your community and believe that including a graphic about WasteFreeSD would be a great way to inform your readers of this resource that is available to them. If you have any questions regarding WasteFreeSD or ILACSD, please let me know, and I will happily send you the mentioned graphic via email once I receive your reply. I look forward to hearing from you soon and to providing your community with this helpful resource!


    Best regards,

    Natalia
  • Yasina Ntirandekura
    commented 2017-09-10 15:40:32 -0700
    Hi my name is yasina Ntirandekura I am Looking for job
  • Ramona Sola
    commented 2017-03-21 11:22:07 -0700
    I am a student from San Diego State University and I was wondering if my group can attend a community meeting for a project. I would like to know when you guys have your meetings to let my group know and so that we can attend according to our availability.
  • Jessica Pompa
    commented 2017-03-07 14:19:55 -0800
    My name is Jessica Pompa. I am the Clubhouse Coordinator for New Alternatives Incorporated Transitional Housing Program-Plus (THP+), a non-profit organization in San Diego for former foster youth. Our Job Development Program supports our young adults in exploring career interests and in building job skills. We link them to job placements throughout San Diego with the goal of helping our young adults acquire and maintain employment.


    I am writing with the purpose of creating a partnership and collaborative effort between New Alternatives Inc. THP+ and Building Healthy Communities-City Heights through the creation of an internship program. The internship would offer our young adults job readiness skills and increased knowledge, while they gain real world experience.


    The benefits to your business include:

    • Our program pays for the training period, while your business has the opportunity to tryout motivated individuals with the opportunity to hire them in the future.

    • New Alternatives Inc., THP+ provides salary and Workers’ Compensation Liability Insurance.

    • New Alternatives Inc. will administer a drug test and background check to ensure potential workers are clean and sober.

    • Opportunity for your business to train and evaluate talent, while making a difference in your community and the life of a young adult.


    Please let me know when you have a date to discuss a partnership opportunity. My contact information is listed below.


    Thank you for your consideration. Our organization looks forward hearing from you.


    Respectfully,

    Jessica Pompa

    Clubhouse Coordinator

    New Alternatives Inc.

    Jessica.pompa@newalternatives.org

    (619) 615-0701 EXT. #512
  • Jessica Pompa
    commented 2017-03-07 14:19:54 -0800
    My name is Jessica Pompa. I am the Clubhouse Coordinator for New Alternatives Incorporated Transitional Housing Program-Plus (THP+), a non-profit organization in San Diego for former foster youth. Our Job Development Program supports our young adults in exploring career interests and in building job skills. We link them to job placements throughout San Diego with the goal of helping our young adults acquire and maintain employment.


    I am writing with the purpose of creating a partnership and collaborative effort between New Alternatives Inc. THP+ and Building Healthy Communities-City Heights through the creation of an internship program. The internship would offer our young adults job readiness skills and increased knowledge, while they gain real world experience.


    The benefits to your business include:

    • Our program pays for the training period, while your business has the opportunity to tryout motivated individuals with the opportunity to hire them in the future.

    • New Alternatives Inc., THP+ provides salary and Workers’ Compensation Liability Insurance.

    • New Alternatives Inc. will administer a drug test and background check to ensure potential workers are clean and sober.

    • Opportunity for your business to train and evaluate talent, while making a difference in your community and the life of a young adult.


    Please let me know when you have a date to discuss a partnership opportunity. My contact information is listed below.


    Thank you for your consideration. Our organization looks forward hearing from you.


    Respectfully,

    Jessica Pompa

    Clubhouse Coordinator

    New Alternatives Inc.

    Jessica.pompa@newalternatives.org

    (619) 615-0701 EXT. #512
  • Greg Martin
    commented 2017-01-23 18:54:30 -0800
    Networking Night still on?
  • DeRon Wright
    commented 2016-10-17 10:37:25 -0700
    Hello ,
    My name is De’Ron Wright, I am a Supervisor for the San Diego Youth Build Program. I Know you are probably busy so I will not take up too much of your time. I am reaching out to you in an effort to maybe reach some young adults who might come your way looking for a direction and who aren’t sure exactly what direction that is.
    If you are not familiar with our program let me explain it to you. We offer a program to young adults ages 17-24 who have dropped out of school or who are having trouble in a traditional school setting. We help them receive either a high school diploma or a G.E.D. certificate. We give them training in either the construction field or IT training. They receive the following:


    Breakfast and lunch

    monthly buss passes

    Uniforms

    Boots ©

    Safety equipment ©

    Tools ©

    1ST Aide certification

    OSHA 10 certification ©

    Escalating Bi-weekly stipend checks

    Assistance with job placement or advanced studies

    All this is provided at NO COST to the student or parent. Please feel free to Contact either my Supervisor Mrs. Denise Yoggerst, or myself at (619) 928-4532 if you have any questions regarding our program.
    My hope is that we can assist you in helping to find a path for the youngsters for a successful future.
  • Dee Hankins
    commented 2016-10-11 10:08:28 -0700
    To whom this may concern,


    My name is Dee Hankins. I am a Life Coach|Inspirational Speaker| Entrepreneur. I just got word of your youth power summit and it looks amazing! I’m contacting you in regards to possibly being a Keynote or Guest Speaker at the summit.


    My message is a message of resilience! I am a foster care alumni and have the honor of being a part of the San Diego County Office of Education’s Foster Care Education summit for the last 5 years.


    I’d love to be a part of your summit and continue on the mission to show our youth that they have a chance at a successful future…no matter their background.


    Please visit my website: www.DeeHankins.com for more information and my facebook page for testimonials and real life comments.


    www.facebook.com/DeeHankins


    Thank you.


    Dee Hankins

    Life Coach| Inspirational Speaker| Entrepreneur

    www.DeeHankins.com
  • Connie Lafuente
    commented 2016-08-11 16:07:36 -0700
    The San Diego Chronic Disease Coalition is interested in learning more about the Paleteros in San Diego in particular in City Heights. I understand that your organization has done some work in regards to the Paleteros.


    Could you please be kind to let me know if you have information and if someone from your organization would be willing to provide a brief presentation?


    The next coalition meeting will take place on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 9:30 am.


    Thank you in advance for your help!
  • Erica Reyes
    commented 2016-07-28 08:24:33 -0700
  • emily moberly
    commented 2016-06-20 15:53:06 -0700
    Hello, I am the founder of Traveling Stories, a literacy program that provides free reading support at the City Heights Farmers Market every Saturday.We are about to launch our very special Summer Reading Challenge and I wanted to share the details with you. Please let me know if you would like any additional info.

    Sincerely,

    Emily


    For Immediate Release

    Contact Emily Moberly

    Emily@travelingstories.org

    (619) 919-5115



    TRAVELING STORIES INVITES KIDS TO KICK SUMMER SLIDE’S BUTT



    SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – June 20, 2016 – Summer slide has met its match! Local nonprofit, Traveling Stories, will launch a Summer Reading Challenge on July 1st that invites kids to beat “Slideon” the evil summer slide villain who thrives when kids fall behind.


    Traveling Stories received support for the Reading Challenge from the San Diego Boys and Girls Foundation. Volunteers will distribute the Summer Reading Challenge brochures at StoryTent programs in El Cajon, Imperial Beach and City Heights this week. Children who participate in the Reading Challenge will earn fake money called book bucks for each book they read. These earnings may then be redeemed for back-to-school bounty like new backpacks, school supplies and gift cards for new clothes and shoes. Children who earn 300 books bucks or more between July 1 and September 1, will be entered to win a brand new bike.


    “More than anything, reading is fun! The Summer Reading Challenge will help kids fight summer slide, but it’s also going to show them that books can compete with video games,” said Emily Moberly, founder of Traveling Stories.


    Sumer learning loss (summer slide) is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth. Every summer, low-income youth lose 2-3 months in reading while their higher income peers make slight gains. These losses add up. By 5th grade, summer learning loss can leave low-income students 2.5 to 3 years behind their peers.


    The Traveling Stories Summer Reading Challenge will run July 1 to September 1, 2016 and is open to children up to 12 years old. To earn book bucks and redeem prizes, children must visit one of Traveling Stories’ weekly StoryTent programs. For a listing of the program locations and times, visit www.travelingstories.org/storytents


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    Traveling Stories is a 501c3 nonprofit charity based in San Diego that exists to help kids fall in love with reading by the fourth grade. Since 2010, Traveling Stories has opened 9 international libraries and 9 local StoryTent programs. Last year alone, the organization helped more than 5,000 children improve their reading skills. To donate, volunteer or learn more, visit www.travelingstories.org.

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