Entrepreneurship - creating something out of nothing - is emblematic of the pursuit of the American Dream. This was the case for Edgar Alaniz’s parents, immigrants from Mexico who started selling tamales on the streets and who now operate a small cellphone business. Although they fought hard to be where they are, they wanted a brighter future for their five children.
In early May, Father Joe’s Villages debuted Shine – an animated short film about the journey to overcome homelessness. San Diego’s top homeless services provider teamed up with local integrated marketing agency i.d.e.a. and Golden Globe-nominated animation studio Reel FX to tell a story of hope intended to shift public perceptions of homelessness.
Anyone who lives in San Diego knows that the Navy is an integral part of our history and culture. As the region with the largest military concentration in the world, it is no surprise that the Navy’s impact on our community and our economy has been monumental.
The New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego is celebrating the 5th year of its popular Mass Creativity, their signature outreach program that draws more than 3,000 participants annually. Mass Creativity includes a series of complimentary workshops held in diverse communities throughout San Diego County and culminates in a free, all-day event at the Museum. Designed to broaden the reach of the hands-on creativity that is a signature of the Museum, the project brings art-making to audiences that might never be able to experience it.
Promises2Kids, San Diego’s leading non-profit dedicated to creating a brighter future for foster children, will host their extraordinary annual Dream On Concert Gala, presented by Kevin Prior, President and CEO of ICW Group, and its employees, on Monday June 12th.
Each year, 72 children are provided a safe place to learn and heal at Mi Escuelita Therapeutic Preschool. A program of South Bay Community Services (SBCS), the preschool is the only one of its kind designed for children impacted by violence and abuse. These children are more likely than their peers to experience a wide range of difficulties that impact their development, education and health.
For Sharp HealthCare, providing the highest quality patient care is their greatest mission. Now, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center is on a journey to go above and beyond – building a next-generation hospital for the people in our rapidly growing binational region. To best serve the Cali Baja mega region Sharp created the Binational Leadership Council. Comprised of community leaders, the Council provides leadership and guidance on how to best serve the diverse needs of the community, while helping to build a strong culture of philanthropy in the binational region.
From organic living to the casual elegance of La Jolla, Westfield UTC presents the ultimate resort shopping experience. The Center is now in the midst of a $600 million expansion that is inspired by the unique La Jolla lifestyle. The new UTC will offer a relaxed, sophisticated outdoor destination that celebrates the best of La Jolla in a true “coastal resort” setting. Alfresco dining patios, vine-clad building facades with stone accents, exciting new shops along shady, meandering outdoor lanes, crisp architecture framing breezy upper level views, local commissioned sculptures and seating areas set within lush landscaping.
Everyone seems to be going organic and cleaning up their diets these days, but they aren’t seeing the dramatic results they are aiming for! To maintain a healthy body, or even lose weight, you should not only eat clean, you should also watch how much food you are consuming. While you’re making healthier choices, you might also find yourself complaining that you can’t drop the weight.