Support Mid-City CAN with a Donation on Giving Tuesday!
This is Diana Ross, the Executive Director at Mid-City CAN. I hope that you had a wonderful holiday.
We have a lot to be grateful for at Mid-City CAN thanks to the hard work of our staff and amazing volunteers. Many of you know that we’ve been advocating for Youth Opportunity Passes for over a decade and this year we’re proud to receive two awards for our work, Circulate San Diego’s Innovation Award and Climate Action Campaign’s Climate Justice Award. We’re also thrilled about the news that there’s been a 25 percent increase in overall youth ridership countywide thanks to YOP.
Our Civic Engagement team had a successful Get Out the Vote campaign, exceeding their goals in registering and educating City Heights residents about the importance of voting. The team also held its first Health, Pride, and Resiliency event in June. Our Youth Council’s Artivism program in the summer was a success, attended by 42 students from 16 different schools. Their four-year campaign to establish the Commission on Police Practices will successfully come to an end in December. Our Juvenile Justice team has been campaigning to end the schools to prison pipeline and we’re encouraged to hear that arrest rates for youth in San Diego County were at 10-year lows in 2018 according to SANDAG.
You can continue to count on Mid-City CAN to advocate for positive changes in the community and provide programs that develop youth in City Heights into leaders. So today on Giving Tuesday, we hope that you’ll consider making a donation. Your gift is an investment to the community. Thank you for your support!