Barrio Logan College Institute.

Imagine going to work every morning and taking the freeway exit named after your grandfather. This is Barbara Chavez Ybarra’s reality. As the granddaughter of the great Cesar Chavez, Barbara works in a community that celebrates his legacy, Barrio Logan, and for an organization that keeps that same community vibrant, the Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI).



Convivio is a non-profit organization that strives to celebrate all things Italian and helps the local Italian community to gather, learn, and grow. Heritage, education, and community are fundamental to their goals to preserve Italian culture, particularly in San Diego.

Feeding America

Feeding San Diego.

Denise is ready for another day at school. She has her backpack on and a smile across her face. Denise may be shy but she has a passion for learning. She likes after school programs the best. “We get taught new things, and when we are taught new things, we get smarter!” exclaims Denise.

Jewish Community Foundation

New President and CEO of Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego.

The Board of the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) of San Diego recently announced the appointment of Beth Sirull as the new President and CEO, and holder of the Miriam and Jerome Katzin Presidential Chair. Beth most recently served as President and CEO of Pacific Community Ventures, a combined for-profit/nonprofit organization based in San Francisco dedicated to creating jobs in low-income communities.

Jewish Federation

Six million. Six million Jews senselessly annihilated by Hitler’s Nazi regime in the 1930s and 1940s. Men, women and children, old and young, frail and strong alike. Of those six million, nearly one and a half million were but children whose innocent lives were cut short far too young.

Nature Retreat

Up-Close, In-Depth Nature Experience.

In a time when technology consumes such a large part of our lives, Children’s Nature Retreat offers a unique experience to reinvigorate our connection with nature. The retreat is focused on fostering this relationship, by creating a powerful program that pairs fun and educational aspects for a memorable experience. While the retreat’s primary goal is to spark our youngest generation’s interest in the environment and the animals that inhabit it, they also seek to provide an opportunity for the entire family to rekindle their love for the world around them.

Sd Rite Care

San Diego RiteCare Childhood Language Center.

The San Diego RiteCare Childhood Language Center (CLC) has impacted the lives of local children since 1981. Their efforts are designed to help children who would otherwise not have access to speech therapy. Each child can receive up to $7,000 in customized care at no cost to the family. The organization has provided free speech and communication services to children in need through programs that are specially developed for each child.

Usd Latin Faculty

USD’s Comité Mexico Celebrated Its Ninth Annual Reunion in Mexico City.

An intimate group of alumni and friends joined Comité Mexico for the University of San Diego’s Ninth Annual Alumni Reunion on March 2 in the auditorium at Club Piso 51 in Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City.

During the event’s inaugural educational lecture, Jaime Alonso Gómez, PhD, the dean and a professor of management at USD’s School of Business, discussed the Strategy and Culture in a Global Economy: Skills and Competencies for Effective Decision Makers.

Health Tips

Health Tips.

Today I am providing you “The Excuse List”. I hear this all the time; for example, I hear how people don't have time to take care of themselves, to work out, and eat healthy. I am lucky to have a job that keeps me in shape, but I also know plenty of men and women that have regular jobs, are full time parents, and still manage to squeeze in the time to eat healthy and exercise each day.
Here is a list of excuses and their solution. Now get up and get moving!


Former First Lady of Tijuana.

Carolina Bustamante de Garcia is the former First Lady of Tijuana, Baja California. She is an inspiration to all mothers by showing that it is possible to have, and do it all. Not only has she been an amazing wife and raised two beautiful daughters, she also runs her own business, Mercado Licha. Above and beyond these impressive feats, she has also been helping orphanages while managing to take care of herself and live a healthy life style. After learning more about her, I hope she inspires you, as she did me.

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