Festival of Chamorro Arts – January 16


Festival of Chamorro Arts

Saturday, January 16
12 – 6 pm
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
Celebration Hall
404 Euclid Ave.
San Diego, CA 92114

Presented by CHE’LU in support of the Guam FestPac Diaspora Delegates.

A celebration of the Festival of Pacific Arts (FestPac) that brings together the Pacific Region’s artists and cultural practitioners every four years. Guam will host this major regional event in 2016.

Please join CHE’LU welcoming the official FestPac delegates outside of Guam to the first
Festival of Chamorro Arts in San Diego.

Learn more at www.CHELUSD.org.


Jacobs Center uses Live Polling to Digitally Engage Stakeholders Interested in Redevelopment

IMG_0594On December 10, members of the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation’s Executive team and Community Engagement team met with a group of community stakeholders to provide an update on our future redevelopment plans and gather input on the values residents want to see reflected in these projects.

The Jacobs Center has issued a Request for Proposals to hire a consultant to prepare a comprehensive Town Center Master Plan.  This Master Plan will guide future development projects and help achieve a vibrant town center in the heart of Southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods. A consultant will be selected by the end of January 2016 and the Jacobs Center will move forward aggressively to have the Master Plan completed by the end of May 2016. A fact sheet on the Redevelopment Master Plan can be found here.IMG_0603

At this information session, the Jacobs Center also digitally engaged attendees on their smartphones using a service called Mentimeter.
This easy to use online polling system allows participants to provide their input and instantly see the results. Attendees were asked the following:

  • What type of equal opportunity and sustainable developments would they like to see in their community?
  • What does “resident ownership” of the Jacobs Center’s developments mean to them?
  • What type of businesses and entrepreneurship opportunities are they interested in seeing come to the Diamond Neighborhoods?
  • What type of programs or workshops do they consider the most valuable right now?

FullSizeRenderThis feedback, as well as input previously provided at past town halls and workshops, will be used to help inform the Redevelopment Master Plan.

The Jacobs Center is excited to continue to use this technology and other new ways to digitally engage residents. Making it easier for residents to share their ideas moves us all closer to realizing our shared vision of creating a community where we can all live, work, play, learn, and create!


One Night Only! The Soweto Gospel Choir Makes Two Special Holiday Performances at the Jacobs Center


The Grammy award-winning and internationally acclaimed Soweto Gospel Choir gives two joyous holiday performances in Southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods on Sunday, December 20. Don’t miss the only performances the choir will do in San Diego this year! Family members of all ages are invited to come and be moved by the inspirational power of African Gospel music and dance.



4 & 7:30 PM

Free parking is available on-site.


The Soweto Gospel Choir is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music. Attendees can help extend this joy all year long knowing the proceeds from their ticket purchase go toward supporting performing arts and cultural events in Southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods.

The choir was formed in 2002 by Andrew Kay, David Vigo, and Clifford Hocking, in association with Executive Producer/Director Beverly Bryer and Musical Director the late David Mulovhedzi. Since its formation, it has traveled the world, bringing recognition and honor to South Africa by winning countless local and international awards and amassing a growing worldwide fan base. Get your tickets today!


Last chance to join Free Green Career Training in building efficiency and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)!


Did you know that some of the fastest-growing jobs are in the green building and energy and water efficiency sectors? Whether you are a student, facilities professional, small business owner, or homeowner, the Green Assistance Program is for you! The San Diego Green Building Council (USGBC-San Diego) and the Jacobs Center are teaming up to offer an 80-hour training that will enhance your skills, provide valuable hands-on experience, and prepare you for the LEED Green Associate exam. Participants will learn about efficient building design and operations strategies and gain the knowledge needed to take the LEED Green Associate accreditation exam or LEED Accredited Professional exam.

Learn more about this program and apply here.




The San Diego Green Building Council’s Green Assistance Program at the Jacobs Center Kicks-off December 1


Green Assistance Program at the Jacobs Center
Session #1

Tuesday, December 1
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
First Floor Community Room
404 Euclid Ave.
San Diego, CA 92114

This is the kick-off session for the San Diego Green Building Council’s Green Assistance Program at the Jacobs Center. The meeting will include a panel discussion with leading sustainability professionals and facility managers. There will also be an overview of green building operations and green building frameworks, and it will conclude with the program outline.

Pre-registration is required. Click here to register. 

Please note that this program is currently only open to members of the San Diego Green Building Council due to interest level and liability considerations. If you are not  a member and interested in participating contact the San Diego Green Building Council at info@usgbc-sd.org to learn how membership will work for this program.

Learn more about the Green Assistance Program at the Jacobs Center here.

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