July 2021
To See What's Happening in Your Community this Month!
FREE Youth Community Carnival at the Jacobs Center
On Saturday, July 24 you're invited to the San Diego Youth Carnival hosted by San Diego Community Assist in partnership with community activist Kathleen Harmon.

Stop by between noon and 5 p.m. to check out the live music, carnival games, food trucks, local vendors and more!

Admission is FREE for all ages.
RISE 2021-2022 Fellows Program
RISE San Diego is accepting applications for its 2021-2022 Urban Leadership Fellows Program, which selects leaders that can bring impact and change to urban neighborhoods. If this sounds like you, apply by 5 p.m. today.
Photo Courtesy of RISE San Diego
New Location for Tuesday Food Distribution
The Jacobs Center is no longer the pickup site for the Tuesday food distributions hosted by community-based organizations I Am My Brother’s Keeper and Paving Great Futures. The distributions will continue every Tuesday from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at 6601 Imperial Ave San Diego, CA 92114.
Introducing Jacob Center's 2020 Stewardship Report
The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation board and staff invites you to take a look at our first-ever Stewardship Report.

Learn about how the Jacobs Center made progress during a difficult year by stepping up for our community – serving basic human needs, building economic opportunity through jobs and resources and moving forward with real estate projects to enhance the community.

Looking forward, there is still much to be done, but together, we will achieve it. Report available in English and Spanish.
Apply to Join the Jacobs Center Board
We're accepting applications for a board member position!

Jacobs Center board members have the opportunity to: 
  • Give back through advocacy 
  • Join and participate in committees with the well-being of Southeastern San Diegans in mind 
  • Lead special projects to build community wealth
  • Support community events  

To apply, candidates must live, work or demonstrate engagement within Southeastern San Diego. Applications are due by July 31.
Coming Soon! Sign up for CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center Business Accelerator Program
Are you a local startup founder or small business owner interested in how to grow a sustainable business? With FREE resources, mentorship, workshops and collaboration with other startups, CAJC’s staff is ready to serve a new group of eager San Diego business owners as they grow their companies. Applications for CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center’s business accelerator program open on Monday, July 19. 
MANA de San Diego is Looking for Mentors!
Looking to give back and mentor local Latina middle and high school students? Apply to be a mentor for MANA de San Diego’s Hermanitas Youth Leadership Mentor Program! The application deadline is Thursday, July 15.
Photo Courtesy of MANA de San Diego
Get Vaccinated at the
Jacobs Center
In partnership with San Diego County, you can get your FREE COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine at the Jacobs Center! Appointments and limited walk-ins are available to ages 12 and up from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Book your appointment online or call 211 to make an appointment over the phone.
Communities Fighting COVID Testing
Find a FREE COVID-19 testing location near you through Communities Fighting COVID. All sites offer rapid testing (results in 30 minutes) for adults and children ages 6 and above (minors need parent/guardian consent).
Locations this week include:
  • Lemon Grove
  • South Chula Vista Library
  • El Cajon
  • Granger Junior High School- National City
  • Chula Vista-SBCS
  • Encanto
  • San Diego Youth Services-Spring Valley
Child Tax Credit Non-filer Online Sign-up Tool

Have you heard about the IRS “Non-Filer Sign-up Tool”? The IRS has created an online interactive and easy-to-use tool to help low-income families who don’t normally file tax returns, register for the monthly Advance Child Tax Credit payments, which will begin July 15.
SD Workforce Job Boards
Find your next job with the help of San Diego Workforce Partnership! You can easily access job openings throughout San Diego County, get help with your resume or prepare for an interview by booking a one-on-one coaching session.
Photo Courtesy of Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center
Teen Nite at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center
Looking for fun summer activities for your teen? The Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center is hosting a free program for teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 every Friday in July and August from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be various activities, including field trips, arts and crafts, game trucks, and food is included!
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 [email protected].

619.527.6161 • [email protected] • www.JacobsCenter.org