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Kitchens for Good Changes Lives Through Culinary Career Paths

Kitchens for Good at the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center continues to benefit people through the passion of cooking. Since its founding in 2014, the nonprofit that tackles issues of food waste, poverty and hunger, has helped more than 300 individuals transition from incarceration, homelessness and foster care to careers in the culinary industry.

Learn more via The San Diego Business Journal.

 

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Access Trax Wins $10,000 at Connect All @ the Jacobs Center Entrepreneur Pitch Day

On Wednesday, October 9, CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center celebrated the graduation of its first cohort with the first-ever Entrepreneur Pitch Day, presented by Union Bank. Nine startups from the business accelerator program pitched their company to a distinguished judging panel for the chance to win a $10,000 award from Union Bank.

Access Trax Founder and CEO Kelly Twichel won the prize of $10,000 for her company, which makes portable surfaces that allow wheelchair users to navigate sandy beaches and other bumpy terrain.

Read more via San Diego Business Journal.

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Jacobs Presents: Hispanic Heritage Festival in the News

On Saturday, October 12th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jacobs Center hosted a FREE, all-day tribute to Hispanic heritage! Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Joe and Vi Jacob Center’s Market Creek Amphitheater had music, live entertainment, a low rider car show, crafts, Latin dance workshops, a fashion show and more!

Check out some of the event’s news coverage from KUSI News and CBS 8. Plus, check out two articles from The San Diego Union-Tribune here and here.

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Jacobs Presents: Charmaine Clamor LIVE in Concert!

The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation presents Charmaine Clamor live in concert for one night only at Jacobs Center’s Celebration Hall on Saturday, November 2 at 8 p.m. This is the final concert in the Jacobs Center’s “Fall into Arts” event series.

Clamor began her singing career at age three, entertaining passengers in buses traveling to Manila, Philippines. Now, she is a world-renowned singer, celebrated by The New York Times as “a gifted vocalist” and by The Los Angeles Times as “one of the important and original new jazz singers of the decade.”

Regarded as a cultural trailblazer, Clamor has earned her Queen of “Jazzipino” crown. Jazzipino is the musical genre that results from melding traditional Filipino melodies, languages and instruments with the soul and swing of American jazz.

Tickets for this special night of music and culture can be purchase at $30 for general admission or $50 for a VIP experience that includes stage front table seating, post-concert meet and greet with Charmaine Clamor and a full-length CD. The evening is sponsored by the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation (or should we say Jacobs Presents), Filipino Press and The Lumpia Club.

Proceeds benefit Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation’s art initiatives including free events, performances and more for the community to enjoy.

To purchase tickets, please visit Eventbrite.

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Learn About The Making of Visualize Biodiversity

 

Artist Deedee Morisson’s “Visualize Biodiversity” is a 10-foot LED light sculpture inspired by the shape of a barrel cactus that features laser cut-out patterns of San Diego’s pollinators, including bees, beetles, wasps, moths and butterflies. The artwork is a collaboration between the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation and City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Thanks to the collaboration, residents of Southeastern San Diego are able to enjoy this beautiful piece of art at Jacobs Center’s Chollas Creek Park. Watch the video on how Visualize Biodiversity was made here.

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Hispanic Heritage Festival

Join us for a Fantastic day of great Entertainment, Food, Vendors and a Classic Car Show. Bring your family, an appetite and your dancing shoes.

Popular local salsa band Rumba Y Soul will perform a lively line-up of hip swaying tropical and salsa tunes as the headliner at the Jacobs Presents: Hispanic Heritage Month Festival.

The free, all-day tribute to Hispanic heritage will include music, live entertainment, a low rider car show, crafts, Latin dance workshops, a fashion show and more on Saturday, October 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Joe and Vi Jacob Center’s Market Creek Amphitheater.

RSVP on Facebook.

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Diamond Snapshot: Jacobs Center August Newsletter

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Jacobs Presents: Gilbert Castellanos & The Afro-Cuban AllStars!

Kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with a special evening with Gilbert Castellanos & The Afro-Cuban AllStars!

On September 14 at 7 p.m. at Market Creek Plaza Amphitheater, enjoy music by an all-star line up of artists including:

  • Gilbert Castellanos – Trumpet/Band Leader
  • Charlie Chavez – Congas
  • Alvin Paige – Tenor Saxophonist
  • Irving Flores – Keys
  • Omar López – Upright Bass
  • Fernando Gomez – Drums
  • Dan Reagan – Trombone

Gilbert Castellanos is a nationally renowned San Diego-based musician, composer, curator, educator and arranger and one of the country’s top-call jazz trumpeters.

The concert and parking are free. Delicious food, dessert and drinks will be available for purchase.

Please register here to receive a FREE ticket. RSVP encouraged, but not required.

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Jacobs Presents Fall Into Arts Film Series: BLACK PANTHER!

Jacobs Presents brings you “FALL INTO ARTS: FILM SERIES” – a series of FREE and family-friendly movie nights!

On Saturday, September 7San Diego’s The Lyrical Groove will perform award-winning spoken word, hip hop and soul jams before a screening of the film BLACK PANTHER!

The Lyrical Groove was formed under the motivation of spoken word artist, Kendrick Dial, to have live music accompany his performance poetry and it turned into so much more. The group has won three San Diego Muci Awards for Best Hip Hop/Soul Artist and Album in 2013, 2014 and 2017 respectively.

The event will take place at the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center, Market Creek Plaza Amphitheater, 404 Euclid Avenue San Diego, CA 92114.

To RSVP, please register here to receive a free ticket. RSVP encouraged, but not required. Ticket does not confirm entry. Please arrive early to ensure seating.

Reminder: The movie venue is outdoors. Feel free to bring beach chairs and blankets since it might get cool at night.

Film: Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o, 2 hours and 14 minutes, Rated PG-13

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Jacobs Presents Fall Into Arts Film Series: AMAZING GRACE!

Jacobs Presents brings you “FALL INTO ARTS: FILM SERIES” – a series of FREE and family-friendly movie nights!

On Sunday, September 1 at 7:00 p.m., enjoy a live performance of Aretha Franklin classics performed by San Diego artists Eddie B and Voices and Daneen Wilburn, followed by a screening of the AMAZING GRACE documentary. The event will take place at the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center/ Market Creek Plaza Amphitheater, 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114.

Witness Aretha Franklin as you’ve never seen her before in the concert film. The film received a 99% on Rotten Tomatoes by critics.

Please RSVP here to receive a free ticket.

Please note that the movie venue is outdoors. Feel free to bring beach chairs and blankets since it might get cold at night. Ticket does not confirm entry. Please arrive early to ensure seating.

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