New York Times bestselling author Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. The author of more than 45 books for kids, Grimes has also received the Coretta Scott King Award and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Grimes will read from her book, Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel book. Third grader Dyamonde is excited about the local library’s poetry contest. After the contest she makes a new friend and her ideas about what it means to be rich or poor begin to change.
This Book-to-Action program is sponsored by the California Center for the Book and provided in partnership with the Black Storytellers of San Diego. Materials are funded by an LSTA grant and Express Luggage. Refreshments from locally grown produce will be prepared by Chef Pam Banks of Comfort Catering.
Saturday May 31st • 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
5148 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-3405 | www.tinyurl.com/mxlibrary
What is Positive Alignment? Positive Alignment consists of 5 different mental and physical tools that increase a person’s level of awareness and happiness. When our minds and bodies are not aligned, we may feel sluggish, depressed, anxious and/or hopeless. Aligning ourselves correctly will filter out these mental blocks and allow us to step into true happiness.
Evaluate all areas of your life and zero in on areas that need attention and improvement.
Work through mental obstacles with the help and guidance of the group as whole.
Be supported in a safe, fun and private environment.
Learn simple principles to increase your level of awareness, gratitude and happiness.
Join the group
The Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave., San Diego CA. 92114
June 16 8am – 12pm
June 17 530pm 8pm
The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office’s Youth Advisory Board is pleased to invite you to attend the Youth Advisory Board Campaigns Premiere, an exciting event featuring the creative outreach campaigns created by students at Lincoln High School, Mira Mesa High School, and Scripps Ranch High School.
The DA’s Youth Advisory Board was created in 2008 as an innovative program mentoring students in San Diego high schools to increase awareness about youth issues in our local community and reduce crime. Since 2012, there have been Youth Advisory Boards on three local campuses and student leaders have produced impactful campaigns, once of which was awarded a local Emmy. This year, the students have taken their outreach to a whole new level:
Lincoln High School’s Respect and Responsibilitycampaign showcases collected perspectives from a variety of individuals on the value of respect and responsibility over one’s own actions. The students have created an online blog along with a video as their campaign’s main platform.
Mira Mesa High School’s campaign The Fighthighlights diversity and unity in the human struggle through a social media platform of a newly created mobile webpage.
Scripps Ranch High School’s Redefine Successcampaign encourages students to realize there are different paths to success for everyone and the most important achievement is happiness with oneself. The primary platform to host their campaign will be a mobile app designed by the students.
With the support of the greater San Diego community, the individual campaigns collectively have immense potential to empower our local youth. The YAB Campaigns Premiere will bring together school district officials, public dignitaries, community organizations, faith-based groups and outreach programs, all of which are threaded with a common belief in the power of the younger generation. We hope that you will join us to celebrate the culmination of work from these high-achieving students and leaders.
The Black-Brown Summit Committee is convening a cross section of local and state leaders to educate stakeholders regarding the impact of AB 109 and its challenges. The Summit will be an exciting opportunity to share empirical data, identify best practices and model programs that enhance public safety as it pertains to communities of color and women.
Join Us! May 21 – 23, 2014
404 Euclid Ave, San Diego CA, 92114
For more information on the California Black-Brown Summit please visit www.bbsummit.org or call (209) 957-2720.
The Goodman Scholarship is targeted exclusively to woman and minority students graduating from a California or Arizona Community College and transferring to a 4 year University, with a particular focus on first generation students attending college. Students must be graduating the Spring of 2014 and entering into their University the Fall of 2014. The scholarship is open to all majors. Economic need and community involvement are two key factors in the decision process. The average scholarship is ,000. 4-5 scholarships are provided per year.
This 65 minute documentary tells the real story of how the health care system in Canada turned out to be so completely different from that in the United States, when in the 1950’s they were essentially the same. While Canadians experience the benefits and peace of mind of Canada’s universal health care system, the forces against change in the U.S. are now much stronger and have much more at stake financially. Is there hope for the United States? for more information: www.healthcaremovie.net
Thursday, May. 29, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center, Community Room
404 Euclid Ave., San Diego, CA 92114
Narrated by Kiefer Sutherland. Featuring discussion with Dr. Jeoffry B. Gordon, MD, MPH, and Dr. Manuel M Belandres, MD, General Surgeon, Trauma, and Nutrition Members of pnhp.org (Physicians for a National Health Program)
Activating Chollas Creek through Art & Sustainable Design
Chollas Creek is a natural watershed that has been both an asset and a challenge for District 4 neighborhoods. Over the years, we’ve heard fond memories from long-time residents who remember the amenities associated with having a clean and healthy creek.
But over the last several decades, illegal dumping, construction, and neglect have led to Chollas Creek being identified as an “impaired” water body by the Environmental Protection Agency. Uncontrolled growth of weeds and invasive plants, along with trash, has destroyed much of the original creek habitat and wildlife.
In an effort to bring our creek back to life, the Jacobs Center has been working with nonprofits in the Diamond Neighborhood, community residents, and private and public agencies for over a decade to clean, strengthen, and enhance our natural waterway as a place where our community can once again safely explore and enjoy nature.
With support and funding from the State of California and City of San Diego, we are very excited to announce that we will begin work on the Northwest Village portion of Chollas Creek this summer, transforming our creek from a drainage channel into a vibrant neighborhood river park with open, safe, active, and healthy green spaces.
The enhancement project includes plans for structural and engineering modifications to prevent flooding and erosion, replacement of invasive plants with native vegetation, and construction of lighted walking trails with benches and educational signage.
Under a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, we have been working with landscape architects and artists to create conceptual designs for public art, solar lighting, and other visual enhancements. Jacobs has also applied for additional funding from the state to create an outlook deck and a footbridge connecting Guymon Street with ADA-compliant trails surrounding the creek.
The proposed site plan and design overview for the Activating Chollas Creek enhancement project will be open for public viewing and feedback from May 15-31, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Jacobs Center lobby.