November 2021
To See What's Happening in Your Community this Month!
Save the date! Giving Tuesday is on Nov. 30.
Giving Tuesday is only a few weeks away, and we need your support!

Here are three ways paying it forward to the Jacobs Center will impact the Southeastern San Diego Community:

  • Community engagement: Your donation brings us health advocacy, space for culture & performing arts, and support resources for our youth.
  • Physical development: Your donation opens access to premium amenities such as vibrant commercial & retail corridors, all located within our reach.
  • Economic development: Your gift ensures our business accelerator and resource center are available to nurture and support budding entrepreneurs to inspire growth, stability and wealth balance.
San Diego Foundation Black Community Investment Fund
Congratulations to The San Diego Foundation and Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce on celebrating the first year of its Black Community Investment Impact Fund - created to increase racial equity and generational wealth for Black San Diegans.
Photo courtesy of The San Diego Foundation
Tenant Highlight: Utility Consumers' Action Network
Say hello to a new Jacobs Center tenant Utility Consumers' Action Network (UCAN).

UCAN is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting consumer interests by advocating for lower rates before the California Public Utilities Commission ensuring fair billing practices through advocacy and representation of consumer interests in other settings.
Photo courtesy of Rhythm Fest Entertainment
Rhythm & Blues Festival
The Rhythm & Blues Festival is coming to the Market Creek Amphitheater this weekend!

The 2-day festival will include performances from a variety of artists, comedians and a lowrider showcase.

*This event is not hosted by the Jacobs Center.
Photo courtesy of Construction Service Workers
SoCal Pre Apprenticeship Program Job Fair
Looking to learn about the trades and make industry connections? Join SoCal Pre Apprenticeship Program for a free hiring fair on Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Jacobs Center.

This event is happening from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and is open to the public.

For more information, send an email to
Drive Through Turkey Giveaway and Walk-Up Vaccination Clinic
On Saturday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Assemblywoman Dr. Akilah Weber is hosting a drive-through turkey giveaway in the Jacobs Center parking lot.

In addition, the County of San Diego will be providing Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations in the Jacobs Center's Celebration Hall from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

*This event is not hosted by the Jacobs Center.
Photo courtesy of Cal-SOAP
Scholarship Nights
Attention parents of 12th-grade students!
The San Diego Foundation and Cal-SOAP are hosting free scholarship virtual events to provide students and parents information on available scholarships and how to apply.

The events are free and are open to all San Diego County and Imperial Valley students and families.
Local Doctors Address COVID-19 Misinformation
On Nov. 3, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services held a COVID-19 misinformation discussion with an independent panel of local doctors.

The recording of the Zoom panel discussion is available in both English and Spanish.
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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