Category: Social Services

Coming soon: Bus stops on the freeway

San Diego City Councilwoman Marti Emerald was among the public officials at a July event commemorating construction of the region’s first freeway-level bus stops in City Heights.

Construction has begun on the region’s first freeway-level bus stops – twin transit stations on state Route 15 in the heart of City Heights that are expected to significantly cut the time it takes commuters to reach downtown, UC San…

Próximamente: Paradas de autobús en la autopista

Comenzó la construcción de las primeras estaciones de autobús a nivel de la autopista de la región—estaciones gemelas en la Ruta Estatal 15, en el corazón de City Heights que se espera que reduzcan significativamente el tiempo que le toma…

A fight for affordable homes

Broken windows, leaky faucets, insect infestations and other hazards are the responsibility of the property owner, not the tenant.

It may come as no surprise that San Diego is consistently ranked among the most expensive rental markets in the country. Depending on the survey and month taken, a two-bedroom apartment in San Diego can rent at a median price…

Luchando por hogares asequibles

Puede que no sea una sorpresa que San Diego usualmente está en los primeros lugares de los mercados de alquiler más costosos del país. Dependiendo de la encuesta y del mes en el que se haya realizado, la renta promedio…

The new face of justice

Mayte Benitez works with youth who have committed crimes to make amends for their actions. She also works with the victims of those crimes to receive justice. Here Benitez poses as the first person in her family to graduate from college.

Think of someone you have personally wronged in your life. Now, imagine sitting across the table and looking him or her in the eyes, taking responsibility for what you’ve done and trying to make it right. That is what Mayte…

El nuevo rostro de la justicia

Piensa en alguien a quien personalmente hayas herido. Ahora, imagina que estás sentado frente a él/ella mirándolo a los ojos, asumiendo la responsabilidad de lo que hiciste y tratando de repararlo. Eso es lo que Mayte Benítez sugiere que hagan…

Empower women through health, education

PCI provides computer training through its Life Skills training program.

City Heights women seeking a better life through improved health and education are the target of two programs offered by Project Concern International, a nonprofit founded 54 years ago in San Diego to provide health, opportunity, and support to those…

Finding a new life in City Heights

Carmen Kcomt, a former judge in Peru, works as a legal advocate for La Maestra in City Heights.

Carmen Kcomt is filled with pride. Last June, the one-time asylum seeker from Peru who now works at La Maestra in City Heights finally became a United States citizen, culminating an odyssey spanning more than a decade filled with challenges…

Encontrando una nueva vida en City Heights

Carmen Kcomt emigró del Perú y vivió indocumentada durante cinco años. En la actualidad trabaja para La Maestra en City Heights. PHOTO CREDIT: KPBS

Carmen Kcomt se siente muy orgullosa. En junio pasado, la asilada política de Perú que trabaja en La Maestra en City Heights finalmente se convirtió en ciudadana estadounidense dando final a una odisea que duró más de una década y…