The Southwest Airlines Community Affairs & Grassroots Team works tirelessly to build strong and strategic relationships in the communities we serve. By fostering these true partnerships, Southwest Airlines proves its commitment to making a difference. Southwest Airlines believes community is more than a place - it’s at the heart of what brings us together. As part of our journey of commitment to education, we feature UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and his dedication to improving college access and affordability in underrepresented and low-income families. We applaud Chancellor Khosla for his commitment to giving back.
Since their beginnings in 1961, Mission Federal Credit Union has been dedicated to strengthening, enriching, and improving the communities in which we live, work and play. Through regional partnerships with a children’s hospital, a food bank, schools, and over 200 nonprofit organizations directly committed to a healthier, stronger, vibrant and resilient San Diego County, they are on a mission to ensure that San Diego’s success is their bottom line.
San Diego County boasts over 40 museums, including a world-class children’s museum located in the heart of downtown. The New Children’s Museum opened in 2008 and has steadily made a name for itself with its practice of commissioning contemporary artists to create room-sized interactive and engaging art installations. One year shy of its 10th anniversary, the Museum has collaborated with dozens of contemporary artists from the United States, Mexico and beyond to create art focused on current and meaningful themes like recycling, food scarcity, nutrition, water conservation and sustainability.
The Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP), the oldest high school in San Diego and the only all girls’ school in the county, recently launched zSpace virtual reality (VR) technology on campus. The school is the first all girls’ school in Southern California and the first school in San Diego County to embrace this new technology.
At Carlsbad’s Pacific Ridge School, ethical responsibility is a daily aspect of the student experience. The school has a comprehensive service learning program and many students become ardent supporters of various causes, developing creative ways to address communities in need.
A wonderful trait of Giving Back readers is their love of bringing friends together for a great cause. That’s what happens at Dinner with Friends, an annual evening of food, entertainment, and fundraising at San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House, taking place on May 6th.
On March 12, 2017, the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park will debut its marquee exhibition for the year titled Celebrate San Diego! The History & Heritage of San Diego’s Jewish Community. The exhibit provides a beautiful and vital narrative of the Jewish experience in our region told through historically-significant and eye-catching artifacts, oral history kiosks, and an interactive general store.
San Ysidro Health Center recently hosted elected officials and civic leaders at a ribbon-cutting ceremony and community dedication commemorating the opening of its newest health center, the South Bay Family Health & Dental Center (SBFHDC) located at 330 East Eighth Street in National City. SBFHDC joins two other SYHC clinics in National City,Paradise Hills Family Paradise Hills Family Clinic and National City Family Clinic.
When Sandra’s family relocated to San Diego from Los Angeles in 2015, she dreamed of being more independent and finding employment. Sandra, who was born deaf, never imagined her dreams would come true at one of San Diego's premier hotels.
Today’s military recognizes the importance of military life- and deployment-related stressors upon the service member and their families. Stressors can impact marital relationships, parenting and communications, staying connected, behavioral issues, emotional well-being, coping skills and resiliency.