June 2021
To See What's Happening in Your Community this Month!
Get Vaccinated at the
Jacobs Center
San Diego County has opened a FREE COVID-19 vaccine site in Southeastern San Diego at the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center at 404 Euclid Avenue. The site will be open for appointments and limited drop-ins from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Make an appointment online or call 211 to book over the phone!

This site will be giving the Pfizer vaccine to anyone ages 12 and above. Get your whole family vaccinated for a safe, fun-filled summer!
HIRING: The Parks and
Recreation Department
The City of San Diego’s Parks and Recreation Department is hiring full-time and part-time positions. This is a terrific way to get an entry-level recreation job working with the City of San Diego. 
Peace March & Vaccine Resource Event!
Join us as we build a healthy community and raise awareness around peace, public health and safety on Saturday, June 26.

10 a.m. | Meet at Euclid & Imperial Ave.
10:30 a.m. | Peace March
11:30 a.m. | Peace Rally at Greenwood
12 p.m. | Vaccine & Resource Parking
Lot Party

Plus - enjoy live music, smoothie giveaways and FREE tacos for the first 100 people that get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Get Rent or Mortgage
Payment Help
Need advice or assistance with rent or mortgage payments? Contact the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s housing counselors for FREE advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures and credit issues. They also have resources to help homeowners and renters understand options for relief and protections due to COVID-19.
FREE Meals for Kids
The City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with Feeding San Diego to offer a FREE meal program for children 18 and under. FREE "to-go" meals are available for daily pick up through June 18. No registration, income verification or paperwork required.
KIPP Adelante Resource Fair
Looking for summer activities and resources for your children? Join the KIPP Adelante Team for a resource fair to learn about services and camps available to youth and families, including FREE eye screenings for kids, library card sign ups, dance programs, counseling services and more!

Saturday, June 26 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
KIPP Adelante
426 Euclid Avenue
(behind Jacobs Center)
FREE Webinar with NYC Parks Commissioner
Curious about how parks are designed and built? Join Bill Anderson, San Diego Parks Foundation Board of Director, for a FREE virtual community conversation with NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver on Tuesday, June 15 at 9 a.m. They will examine the ways that park design can create a park system and has the power to transform communities. 
FREE Father's Day Light Up Card
Celebrate the father figure in your life by making a light up card! You can pick up a FREE kit at a San Diego Public Library then tune into the instruction Zoom class on Thursday, June 17 at 3:30 p.m. Reservations are required for the Zoom class and materials are limited. 
Congrats to the CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center
Pitch Competition Winners
Congratulations to the CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center participants First Gen Scholars, Charbon Plus and Hexagon Laser, winners of the Union Bank Start-Up Pitch Competition. Read more about these impressive businesses and how you can continue to support them. 
FREE Jazz @ the Creek Community Concert
What sounds better than a FREE outdoor concert? Bring your family to Jazz @ the Creek, a concert to celebrate community first responders featuring music from Men 4 Christ, CEO's Rhythm Section, Daneen Wilburn and Darryl Williams. Come in-person with a mask or tune in to the livestream from home. Enjoy food and vendor booths with live music at this special event!

Saturday, June 26 | 1 p.m.
Market Creek Amphitheater
310 Euclid Avenue
Market Creek Plaza Welcomes
New Restaurant NY Pizzeria
Did you know there’s a new restaurant at Market Creek Plaza? Give the local new pizza spot, NY Pizzeria, a try this week! Located between Castaneda’s and the Pop-Up Art Gallery at Market Creek Plaza, NY Pizzeria offers free Wi-Fi to guests and a 5% military discount.   
Mainly Mozart All-Star Orchestra
Take a night off and enjoy the music of professional musicians at the Mainly Mozart All-Star Orchestra 33rd Annual Festival from June 11-19 at the Del Mar Surf Cup Sports Park. Friends of the Jacobs Center (you!) receive a 20% discount on tickets! Use promo code Jcni21 at checkout.
Recognize Juneteenth
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Today, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. Stop by the Cooper Family Foundation Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to enjoy live music, learn from speakers and participate in children’s activities. 
Celebrate Pride Month
June is Pride Month and San Diego Pride has an extensive line-up of events to celebrate and commemorate this month including in-person and virtual festivities. Visit San Diego Pride's website to learn more about what's going on this month.
Photo Courtesy of San Diego Pride
Longtime San Diego Activists Continues to Fight
Robert Tambuzi, a longtime community activist, has greatly improved the lives of people living in Southeastern San Diego. His recent focus has been on creating community gardens that lead to healthier options and better health outcomes. To show him your support, read the San Diego Union-Tribune article about his work and consider supporting him as he fights cancer.
Photo by Jarrod Valliere / The San Diego Union-Tribune
Christie Marcella Named a San Diego Woman of Influence
Jacob Center’s Executive Director Christie Marcella has been awarded as a San Diego Metro Women of Influence! Her dedication to the Southeastern San Diego community - it's passionate residents, businesses and organizations, community spirit and culture - leads her to continue contributing to a vibrant and thriving community.
Jacobs Center Board Member Louie Nguyen Nominated to
Congrats to Louie Nguyen, CFA for being nominated by Mayor Todd Gloria for the San Diego City Employees' Retirement System Board (SDCERS). The mission of SDCERS is to deliver accurate and timely benefits to its participants and ensure the Trust Fund's safety, integrity, and growth.
The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation relies on the spirit of generosity of individual, corporate, foundation and government entities to bring resources like education for all ages, cultural experiences and current health updates to Southeastern San Diego. If you or your employer are interested in learning how you can give back to your community too, please contact Selina Hudgins at schudgins@jacobscenter.org.