Mid-City Community Advocacy Network

Mid-City Community Advocacy Network is a community collaborative based in City Heights, a dense and diverse urban community of about 95,000 people living within a 6.5 square mile area of San Diego. Our mission is to create a safe, productive, and healthy community through collaboration, advocacy, and organizing.



  • Upcoming events

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 08:30 AM · 157 rsvps
    City Heights Center in San Diego, CA

    Community Convening in City Heights

    Community Convening: CENSUS 2020

    The City Heights Community Convening is held twice a year to gather current Building Healthy Community (BHC) grantees, former BHC grantees, City Heights residents, and partner organizations working to make this community a better place for everyone.

    Featuring updates from The California Endowment, informative discussions on key issues, and team bonding activities, the community convening is a wonderful opportunity to engage those empowering City Heights and our San Diego region as a whole.

    Our confirmed speakers so far are:

    • Alan Kaplan | Engage San Diego
    • Blanca Romero | NALEO
    • Paola Martinez-Montes | ACCE
    • Michele Silverthorn | United Way of San Diego County
    • Chris Wilson | Alliance San Diego
    Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 06:00 PM · $25.00 USD · 6 rsvps
    Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation

    30th Anniversary Event

    Join us on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation for a historical evening. 200 of San Diego’s most respected civic visionaries, community leaders, and business partners will come together to celebrate 30 years of Mid-City CAN advocacy, collaboration, and organizing!

    Help us write the next 30 years of Mid-City CAN history by reserving your seat in advance or by becoming a sponsor.

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    As an attendee, your investment will support advocacy, leadership development, and civic engagement work that build power and advance equity for City Heights and communities throughout San Diego and Southern California. Your support provides the framework of what can be accomplished when everyday people come together to accomplish the impossible.

    Throughout the evening, we will honor legislative, advocacy, and community organizing champions for their commitment to building people power and advancing equity for City Heights and beyond! Nominations for community awards open May 25, 2019.

    Thirty years of advocacy is quite an accomplishment, and we look forward to continuing our work and standing shoulder to shoulder with members of our community to foster resiliency, promote wellness and compassion, and build bridges of opportunity toward a more just society. Rising to New heights is an opportunity to thank those who have stood by our side while inviting new friends to help us write the next thirty years of Mid-City CAN history. We hope to see you there!

    - Diana Ross, Executive Director of Mid-City CAN

    About Mid-City CAN
    Mid-City CAN is a local advocacy network rooted in neighborhood action that impacts our whole region. Since 1989, Mid-City CAN has worked to promote social equity and justice and has helped to support initiatives which affect public policy on a range of critical issues. While our campaigns and strategies have evolved over time, we remain committed to the belief that access to knowledge, vigorous public education, and civic engagement are essential to our democracy.

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