Mid-City CAN is a community-based organization located in City Heights that focuses on police accountability, improving transportation, advocating for juvenile justice, and building community power.

Our non-profit organization is comprised of residents of the Mid-City neighborhood who care about making a lasting impact in this community. We gather around the top iss
ues residents care about, forming teams of volunteers. Mid-City CAN helps organize these teams to accomplish their goals. Learn more.

Current Campaigns

YOP Current Campaign

The Mid-City CAN Improving Transportation in City Heights (ITCH) team for more than a decade demanded no-cost Youth Opportunity Passes for every youth in San Diego. Starting May 1, San Diegans 18 years old and under can ride for free on the bus, trolley, and other public transit operated by San Diego MTS and the North County Transit District! Learn more.

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Voter registration and voter engagement are critical power-building strategies for Mid-City CAN. By registering and encouraging people who don’t normally vote to participate, we are building a stronger and more robust democracy. Learn more.


Get vaccinated

The COVID-19 vaccine is still the most effective way to protect our children, family, and friends, from getting COVID-19. As the situation with COVID-19 evolves rapidly, Mid-City CAN is ready to rise to the challenge before us and emerge stronger than ever. Learn more.


Art is advocacy. Art is organizing. The Youth Council's Artivism Program is a fun and informative 3-week youth-power curriculum centered on youth leadership and activism. This hybrid program explores how art is used to tell the stories of our communities and the important role it plays in our history and social justice movements. Learn more.

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