• Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 03:00 PM · 71 rsvps

    RJ Awareness Month Event

    Join us to celebrate the 1st annual Restorative Practices in Schools Awareness Month. 

    Mid-City CAN advocated for Assembly Concurrent Resolution-8, authored by Assemblymember Weber, which calls for improved school climate for California's students through restorative practices and restorative justice methods. Restorative practices and restorative justice emphasize repairing the harm done to people and relationships, rather than strictly focusing on punishing offenders. Restorative approaches lead to greater community healing and understanding, which is neglected by institutional punitive methods, often leading students to be placed on the school to prison pipeline.

    This resolution is a significant first step towards meaningful state legislation designed to healing harm, strengthening communities, and nurture youth in California schools.

    Light food and refreshments will be available so please join us and tell us how restorative justice has helped you or anyone you know. 

    Presentations by:

    • Assemblymember Shirley Weber
    • San Diego Unified School District Board President Sharon Whitehurst-Payne
    • Mid-City CAN Executive Director Diana Ross
    • Peace Promotion Momentum Team

    See you there!

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 06:00 PM · $25.00 USD · 269 rsvps

    30th Anniversary Event

    Mid-City CAN invites you to attend a special 30th Anniversary fundraising gala, Rising to New Heights! This historic event brings together change agents across businesses, philanthropy, civic, and local/state community advocacy organizations while inviting new friends to help write the next thirty years of Mid-City CAN history.

    Stand with leaders of all generations and from all corners of our region to honor and celebrate three decades of trials and triumph – and the incredible wins this community and Mid-City CAN has accomplished together!

    At Rising to New Heights, we will recognize the 2019 City Heights People's Choice Nominees & Honorees! 
    The deadline to cast your vote is 11:59 pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    Click here to vote | Haga clic aquí para votar.

    Help support Rising to New Heights by becoming a sponsor!

    Sponsorships are essential to our fundraising efforts, to ensure that every dollar raised during Mid-City CAN’s 30th Anniversary will go directly to help foster the next generation of Mid-City CAN campaign work. We invite you to read the full sponsorship package which ranges from $1,250 through to $15,000. We are happy to provide a customized experience for all sponsors!

    Please contact Griselda Ramirez, sponsorship committee chair, at


    Special Thanks to Our 2019 Rising to New Heights Sponsors!

    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. Even though we are growing and looking to new horizons, our work is only possible through the power of community members and their love for City Heights.