Category: Social Services

Interpretation workshops empower community

Participants from the Access to Healthcare momentum team from left to right: Hamda Haji, Asha, Khadra Aden, Jamaad Omar, Isha Aweyso, Deka Aweis, Saqa Mohammed.

In Somali, there’s a popular term for going to the doctor: maalintii oo dhan. It means “all day.” The expression is often muttered by those who need interpreters during their health care visits in City Heights, usually after waiting several…

Talleres de interpretación dan poder a la comunidad

En somalí existe una frase popular que se usa cuando algo tiene que ir al doctor: maalintii oo dhan. Significa “todo el día”. La usan a menudo quienes necesitan intérpretes durante sus citas médicas en City Heights, usualmente después de…

Making a difference

Leslie Renteria (center) doing what she does best: helping the youths of City Heights.

Leslie Renteria hadn’t planned on becoming an influential figure in her community. It just sort of happened. “My mom dragged me to a meeting at Hoover High School during my freshman year, she wanted me to get involved, and I…

Marcando la diferencia

Leslie Rentería no pensaba convertirse en una figura influyente en su comunidad. Fue algo que simplemente pasó. “Mi mamá me obligó a asistir a una reunión en la Preparatoria Hoover en noveno grado, quería que me involucrara y fue allí…

Meet the neighbors

Teralta West Neighborhood Alliance members Traci (upper left) and Maria (lower left) talk to their neighbor, Guillermina, about the group’s mission and invite her to the neighborhood mixer scheduled for Oct. 21.

The Teralta West Neighborhood Alliance invites residents to meet their neighbors during a mixer set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Central Elementary School cafeteria. The Teralta West Neighborhood Alliance was established in 2000 to educate community members…

Conozca a los vecinos

La Alianza de Vecinos de Teralta West invita a los residentes a conocer a sus vecinos durante una reunión que se llevará a cabo a las 6 p.m. del miércoles, 21 de octubre en la cafetería de la Primaria Central.…

Justice is served

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and others at a news conference touting the results from the City Heights Restorative Community Conference Pilot Project, which takes qualified youth offenders and puts them in face-to-face meetings with the people against whom they have committed crimes and community stakeholders. Together, the parties work out customized plans of action designed to repair the harm done to victims, families, and the community, as well as the offenders themselves.

It’s working. That’s the message from law enforcement officials and community groups regarding a pilot program in City Heights that offers youthful lawbreakers an alternative to Juvenile Hall. The City Heights Restorative Community Conference Pilot Project takes qualified youth offenders…

Se está haciendo justicia

Está funcionando. Esta es la opinión de las agencias de la ley y diversos grupos comunitarios acerca de un programa piloto de City Heights que ofrece a los infractores juveniles una alternativa a lidiar con el Tribunal de Menores. El…

Big dreams at Hoover High School

Hoover High School Principal Joe Austin says a key benchmark of success is seeing fewer City Heights families opting to send their students away from Hoover.

Hoover High School is creating a community Wellness Center on its El Cajon Boulevard campus that will bring together under the same roof a student medical clinic, the Community Law Project, a burgeoning restorative justice program and other community services.…

Grandes sueños en la Preparatoria Hoover

La Preparatoria Hoover creará un Centro Comunitario de Bienestar en su campus de El Cajon Boulevard que tendrá bajo un solo techo una clínica médica para los estudiantes, el Proyecto Legal Comunitario (exitoso proyecto de justicia reparadora) y otros servicios…