Category: Social Services

Helping immigrants access health care

The Nile Sisters are certified to enroll you in Covered California.

Karibu – it’s the Swahili word for welcome. Karibu is also the mission and the name of the Nile Sisters Development Initiative’s effort to help refugee and immigrants gain access to health care through Medi-Cal and Covered California. “Refugees, when…

Groups working to help local residents

They are more than a bunch of acronyms: CPI, CBA, Mid-City CAN. All are coordinating their efforts to improve City Heights. CPI, also known as the Center for Policy Initiatives, is a research organization partnering with several other groups, including…

Grupos trabajan para ayudar a los residentes locales

Son mucho más que una serie de siglas: CPI, CBA, Mid-City CAN. Todos coordinan sus esfuerzos para mejorar a City Heights. CPI, siglas en inglés del Centro de Iniciativas Políticas, es una organización que trabaja con otros grupos, incluyendo más…

The power of giving

Hoover JROTC students collected 3,000 pounds of nonperishable food for needy City Heights families during the holidays.

The food kept piling up. First 100 pounds, then 200, then 1,000, before leading to a final tally of 3,000 pounds of nonperishable food items. Most of the food was donated by Hoover High JROTC students who could use the…

El poder de dar

Los alimentos seguían llegando. Primero 100 libras, después 200, 1,000 y finalmente 3,000 libras de alimentos no perecederos. La mayor parte de estos alimentos fueron donados por estudiantes del programa JROTC de la Preparatoria Hoover, muchos de los cuales también…

Helping students succeed

Central Elementary School Principal says goodbye to students as they leave at the end of a school day.

When Liz Duvall, principal of Central Elementary school, looks at a list students who are chronically late or absent from school, she notices a concerning trend: Her youngest students, kindergartners and first graders, make up the bulk of those who…

Ayudando a los estudiantes a alcanzar el éxito

Cuando Liz Duvall, directora de la Primaria Central, lee la lista de los estudiantes que crónicamente llegan tarde o se ausentan de la escuela, identifica un patrón inquietante: sus estudiantes más jóvenes, los de kindergarten y primer grado, son quienes…

Organization provides clothing for schoolchildren

One of the more than 100 volunteers who staff the Assistance League of Greater San Diego Thrift Shop on University Avenue helps Kevin Alvarez select the right-sized jacket.

Operation School Bell is entering its 50th year of providing new clothes for school to low-income and homeless San Diego youths. This year, the Assistance League of Greater San Diego program provided clothing to more than 3,000 children in need…

Organización entrega ropa a niños en edad escolar

La Operación School Bell (Campana Escolar) está cumpliendo 50 años de entregar ropa nueva para asistir a la escuela a niños de bajos recursos y sin hogar de San Diego. Este año, el programa de la Liga de Asistencia Social…