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With summer now behind us, we are delighted to share the success of Connect2Careers, our summer youth employment initiative. Thanks to funding from the San Diego City Council and additional support from the Walmart Foundation, nearly 400 youth benefitted from the invaluable experiences that come with beginning their career. Going forward, we need to expand this tremendous program and serve thousands more young adults. We look forward to the partnership of our entire community to make this possible: funding, hiring, mentoring, and spreading the word. Stay tuned - we will keep you informed on the year-end celebration and plans for next year. 


Peter Callstrom



Peter Callstrom

President & CEO

Event | Conversation with 
Greg Koch, Stone Brewing
Last chance to register! The Pacific Center for Workforce Innovation is hosting a private reception with the 
Co-Founder and CEO of Stone Brewing on Sept. 12 from 5-7PM, to discuss the impact the sector has on the region. 


CONNECT2Careers Summer Successes
Hear from local businesses, mentors and students regarding their C2C experiences. Check out what they learned and how the youth summer employment program has changed their perspectives on work.
Councilmember Myrtle Cole Focuses on Jobs 
"Connecting Fourth District residents to quality jobs and career opportunities is one of my top priorities," said Myrtle Cole. In her weekly newsletters, Cole provides a list of job openings from San Diego employers. Read on.
New Secretary of Labor, Thomas E. Perez
Before an extraordinary audience in the Great Hall of the Department of Labor, Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office to Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez during a formal ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 4. 
Qualcomm Celebrates 5 Years of Summer Program
On August 9, Qualcomm celebrated 5 years of Hire-A-Youth with a commencement ceremony, recognizing 30 graduates of their summer program. In 2009, HAY was lunched by SDWP and Qualcomm was one of the first companies to sign on to support youth employment. Read on.


New SD Central Library Event | New Central Library Celebration & Sneak Peek
You're invited to an exciting FREE festival celebrating the new San Diego Central Library, the heart of the city's 35-branch public library system on Saturday, September 28. The day will include music, dancing, food, and a tour of the first floor of the library.  Read on.
SDWP in the UT- San Diego Community Spotlight
Peter Callstrom, recently spoke with Drew Schlosberg, Community and Public Relations Director, about summer youth employment, the new Bank of America Merrill Lynch Workforce Development Center and the Platform2Employment program. You can listen to the interview or download the podcast! Read on.
REBOOT Women's Expo Event | Women In Transition Resource Expo 
REBOOT is hosting a networking event on Oct. 8th, to connect female veterans and women transitioning from military service with one another. Organizations will be on-hand to provide information and guidance. Read on.


Passport To Life, A Chance to Build a Better Future
Last month young men and women, who have a history with probation, participated in a event designed to equip them with skills and practical resources to encourage positive decision making. Lives were changed! Read on.


Research Manager, Tina Ngo is a 25 in their 20's Finalist 

SDWP is pleased to announce Ngo is a finalist for the San Diego Business Journal's Emerging Generation Award. The event recognizes young, dynamic professionals who are making significant career achievements in our region. 

Read on.

South County EDC 
Economic Summit
Friday, September 13 Register today to hear from the experts who will discuss topics such as the economic outlook and healthcare. Luncheon keynote speakers include Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Co. and Garry Ridge of WD-40. Read on.

The Art of 
Living United
Tuesday, September 17
Join San Diego's United Way for their annual Community Celebration and Campaign Kickoff as they celebrate The Art of Living United. 
Celebrating 20 Years of Second Chances
Saturday, October 5
Join San Diego Second Chance Program as they commemorate 20 years of service to the community. The night will include silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing. Read on.
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