Category: Education

Encouraging a college-going culture

Scores of City Heights residents aimed a College Fest at Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park last month aimed at getting youth in the neighborhood gearing up toward securing a higher education.

Ask City Heights teenager Edmundo Lopez where he went to middle school, and you’ll get four answers: Monroe Clark, Wilson, Roosevelt, and the Alternative Learning for Behavior and Attitude Community School. “I wasn’t the brightest student back then, so I…

Promoviendo la cultura de asistir a la universidad

Si le preguntan al adolescente Edmundo López a qué secundaria asistió, responderá que a cuatro escuelas distintas: Monroe Clark, Wilson, Roosevelt y a la Escuela Comunitaria para el Aprendizaje Alternativo de Conducta y Actitud. “En ese entonces no era el…

It’s never too early to stop being late

Girl Scout Troop 4307 is just one example of how the refugee families are tailoring U.S. customs for their mostly American-born children. Photo credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego

School’s in session. Class has started. But are students in their seats when the bell rings? And if not, why are they late or absent altogether? That’s what the City Heights Partnership for Children, managed by United Way, wanted to…

United Way honored for efforts in City Heights

The United Way has been working with community groups to boost literacy in City Heights through the City Heights Partnership for Children.
PHOTO CREDIT: United Way of San Diego County

The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ San Diego Chapter, along with National University’s Sanford Institute of Philanthropy, is honoring United Way of San Diego County – largely for its work with the City Heights Partnership for Children. The United Way will…

United Way recibe premio por su labor en City Heights

El Capítulo de San Diego de la Asociación de Profesionales en Recaudación de Fondos, en conjunto con el Instituto Sanford de Filantropía de National University, está rindiendo honor a la organización United Way del Condado de San Diego—debido en gran…

Clowning around with the Fern Street Circus

El Circo Fern Street enseña a los jóvenes de City Heights a ser payasos, malabarismo, acrobacias y a caminar por la cuerda floja los martes en la noche como parte de un programa después de clases del Departamento de Parques y Recreación de San Diego.

Ever thought of running away with the circus? Now you can with the Fern Street Circus operating out of the Mid-City Gym. The circus teaches City Heights youth everything from clowning and juggling to tumbling and tight wire every Tuesday…

Payaseando con el Circo Fern Street

¿Alguna vez quisiste escaparte y formar parte de un circo? Ahora puedes hacerlo con el Circo Fern Street que opera en el Gimnasio de Mid-City. El circo enseña a los jóvenes de City Heights desde cómo ser payasos y malabarismo…

Resumen de noticias

Nos encanta un San Diego limpio Una gran cantidad de residentes acudieron a 13 áreas de City Heights durante el Día de Limpieza de las Costas de I Love A Clean San Diego el 19 de septiembre. Los lugares incluyeron…

Celebrating Mexican Independence Day

Performers from the community dance group Baile Folklorico performed traditional dances last month at Wilson Middle School in celebration of Mexican Independence Day.

Students, parents and staff at Wilson Middle School marked Mexico’s Independence Day on Sept. 16 with an array of activities. Students from the Spanish class went around all the classrooms to give a brief presentation on the history of the…