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Flyin’ West – A JCNI Artist-In-Residence Production

JCNI’s own Artist-In-Residence Gina M. Jackson, will be directing and narrating the play Flyin’ West on Monday June 18 at the WorldBeat Cultural Center. We hope you will come out and [...]

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The Jacobs Family Foundation: Supporting Resident-Driven Community Ownership

Read JCNI board member Andrew Hapke’s blog post about investing in a resident-driven, community ownership model for Southeastern San Diego. To read the article on the National Center for [...]

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Diamond Snapshot – What’s Happening in YOUR Community!

Look ahead and plan your next family outing, arts and cultural performance, educational seminar and so much more! All of these events are happening right here in YOUR community and are hosted by [...]

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Did you know…

ZIPCAR in Market Creek Plaza There are two cars available for YOU to use in Market Creek Plaza! Check out their website for membership information, don’t forget to use promo code, SDJACOBS [...]

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CONNECT ALL Innovation Showcase

Over 260 people showed up to CONNECT ALL’s Innovation Showcase on August 19th to check out the startups, chat about innovation and meet inspiring entrepreneurs. The mission of CONNECT ALL [...]

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The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation Wins a Prestigious $700k Grant from the James Irvine Foundation

Creating lasting, generational progress in a community that has been historically underserved is no easy feat. You need partners who believe in the work you are doing to help achieve those goals, [...]

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Creative Industries Program students share why it pays to go through “Boot Camp”

Inspired and grateful are two words to describe the students of the inaugural class of the Jacobs Center’s Creative Industries Program. Many have overcome challenges to be in the program and are [...]

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YES Student Guest Blog – Making a Community to Be Proud Of

By Sahara Estrada Hernandez, Mesa Community College Growing up in Southeastern San Diego has allowed me to experience the world much differently than other people my age. In the past I feared [...]

YES Student Guest Blog – Being the Change through the YES Program

By Jaylin White, Morse High School My experience with the Jacobs Center’s Youth Engaging Southeastern San Diego (YES) program is one I will never forget. When I first received information on the [...]

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Students Show Why More Should Say YES to Southeastern San Diego

Last month, students in Southeastern San Diego collected over 1,000 surveys filled with residents’ thoughts and ideas on the types of new developments they would like to see in their community. [...]