AREA OF INFLUENCE - COMMUNITY

Organizations throughout San Diego County are working together to support safe communities, projects that encourage thriving lives, and a healthy environment.  Conflict resolution programs are keeping youth out of the detention system, eco-conscious buildings and events are creating community pride, and community gardens are beautifying the environment and improving local access to healthy foods.  Partners are training residents to be advocates for change in their own neighborhoods, and the community as a whole benefits as a result.

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RESTORATIVE JUSTICE &

SAFE COMMUNITIES

IMPROVING THE BUILT &

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

CULTIVATING

QUALITY OF LIFE

TRAINING

LOCAL LEADERS

SUPPORTING SAFE COMMUNITIES THROUGH RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

The National Conflict Resolution Center’s (NCRC) Restorative Justice Program creates opportunities for youth to right crimes they have committed with the support of the community. In partnership with residents and Juvenile Justice System stakeholders, NCRC hosts restorative community conferences (RCCs): face-to-face, problem-solving meetings between people who have been harmed by a crime, the people who caused the harm and community members. Led by trained and experienced community facilitators, the people in the RCC discuss the harm and ways to repair it as much as possible. In the meeting, the persons responsible for the harm are held accountable for their crime. Together, the group creates a plan to repair the harm. Once the responsible person fulfills the plan in a timely manner, charges are dismissed.

 

The RCC program benefits all participating parties because it allows for open dialogue, understanding and an opportunity to make things right, which in turn contribute to community safety and well-being.

National Conflict Resolution Center

LIVE WELL RADIO HOUR HELPS SHARE SUCCESS STORIES

Project New Village

National Conflict Resolution Center

IMPROVING THE BUILT & NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

In recognition of its “Organics Marketplace” demonstration projects and waste diversion programs, which have kept more than 16,000 tons of organic waste out of regional landfills, Solana Center for Environmental Innovation received the Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, the state’s highest environmental award. Additionally, Solana Center displayed an “Eco Container,” a re-purposed shipping container transformed into a center for environmental innovation, at the San Diego County Fair. The Container demonstrated how to incorporate energy-saving, water-efficiency and eco-friendly practices into residents’ daily lives.

 

American Medical Response (AMR) Rural/Metro Ambulance sought to end child drowning with the kickoff of an annual citywide water safety campaign. The campaign brought heightened awareness and education to the public to help reduce the risk of water-related accidents in neighborhoods.

Neighborhood House Association - Let's Move Olympics

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation

Working to improve transportation in communities is the mission of the San Diego Association of Governments.  Its proposed Uptown Bikeways project is one of the first high priority projects identified in the San Diego Regional Bike Plan to be funded for implementation.

CULTIVATING QUALITY OF LIFE

BAME Community Development Organization is collaborating with a landowner, neighborhood groups, and individual residents to create a park and community garden on a vacant lot in in the Greater Logan Heights community.

 

The fruits and vegetables grown in the park’s garden will bring relief to the area, known as a food desert, and teach families how to have their own gardens. An amphitheater will host movie nights and obstacle courses, and playgrounds will be gathering and recreational areas for the diverse community.

 

Sponsoring partners include The San Diego Foundation and SDG&E.

BAME CDC, San Diego Foundation & SDG&E

“The Gilliam Family Community Garden and Park is a shining example of residents, local nonprofits and other stakeholders coming together to build a gathering and educational site for a community in need.”

 

- Monte Jones, Chief Executive Officer

BAME Community Development Corporation

Other similar efforts included a two-day playground-building event by 50+ employees of the Nordson Corporation benefiting the children living in the Solutions for Change Family Intake Center in Vista. Aiming for long term sustainability, Home Start, Inc. has provided a safe environment for children in risky or abusive housing situations for over 44 years.

With a goal for helping every child in San Diego to live in a safe and nurturing home, Home Start is the sole provider of Parent Child Interactive Therapy in the home, and operates a Thrift Boutique in Normal Heights for both program revenue and job training for its clients.

Nordson Corporation

Home Start, Inc.

“Children don’t exist in isolation. Communities have a considerable impact on a child. That is why it’s important for us to provide the support needed for communities and families to become self-sufficient and thrive within their own home.”

- Laura Mustari, Chief Executive Officer

Home Start Inc.

TRAINING LOCAL LEADERS

Bayside Community Center began its inaugural Youth Resident Leadership Academy in March 2016 with students from Kearny High School and Francis Parker School. The group’s first topics included healthy food systems, active transportation, walkability and health determinants - important focus areas that will help them create equity through the environment of their community.

 

The adult Resident Leadership Academies facilitated by the Urban Collaborative Project included 25 residents from various neighborhoods in the Southeast San Diego community. These participants completed a 9-week training course on topics such as small group meeting facilitation, conflict resolution and infrastructure processes, and formed Project Teams that will help residents design, implement and maintain projects aimed at improving the quality of life for their neighbors.

Bayside Community Center

“Leadership means the ability to lead and guide those around you or who look up to you to make right choices. Also, to motivate them to stand up for what they believe.”

 

-High School Student

Bayside Community Center’s

Resident Leadership Academy in Linda Vista

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STD OF LIVING

Click on the tabs below to learn more about partner success stories under each topic.

SOCIAL

RESTORATIVE

JUSTICE &

COMMUNITIES

IMPROVING THE

BUILT & NATURAL

ENVIRONMENT

CULTIVATING

QUALITY

OF LIFE

TRAINING

LOCAL

LEADERS

SUPPORTING SAFE COMMUNITIES THROUGH RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

The National Conflict Resolution Center’s (NCRC) Restorative Justice Program creates opportunities for youth to right crimes they have committed with the support of the community. In partnership with residents and Juvenile Justice System stakeholders, NCRC hosts restorative community conferences (RCCs): face-to-face, problem-solving meetings between people who have been harmed by a crime, the people who caused the harm and community members. Led by trained and experienced community facilitators, the people in the RCC discuss the harm and ways to repair it as much as possible. In the meeting, the persons responsible for the harm are held accountable for their crime. Together, the group creates a plan to repair the harm. Once the responsible person fulfills the plan in a timely manner, charges are dismissed.

 

The RCC program benefits all participating parties because it allows for open dialogue, understanding and an opportunity to make things right, which in turn contribute to community safety and well-being.

LIVE WELL RADIO HOUR HELPS SHARE SUCCESS STORIES

Project New Village

National Conflict Resolution Center

IMPROVING THE BUILT & NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Neighborhood House Association - Let's Move Olympics

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation

In recognition of its “Organics Marketplace” demonstration projects and waste diversion programs, which have kept more than 16,000 tons of organic waste out of regional landfills, Solana Center for Environmental Innovation received the Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, the state’s highest environmental award. Additionally, Solana Center displayed an “Eco Container,” a re-purposed shipping container transformed into a center for environmental innovation, at the San Diego County Fair. The Container demonstrated how to incorporate energy-saving, water-efficiency and eco-friendly practices into residents’ daily lives.

 

American Medical Response (AMR) Rural/Metro Ambulance sought to end child drowning with the kickoff of an annual citywide water safety campaign. The campaign brought heightened awareness and education to the public to help reduce the risk of water-related accidents in neighborhoods.

 

Working to improve transportation in communities is the mission of the San Diego Association of Governments. Its proposed Uptown Bikeways project is one of the first high priority projects identified in the San Diego Regional Bike Plan to be funded for implementation.

CULTIVATING QUALITY OF LIFE

BAME CDC, San Diego Foundation & SDG&E

BAME Community Development Organization is collaborating with a landowner, neighborhood groups, and individual residents to create a park and community garden on a vacant lot in in the Greater Logan Heights community.

 

The fruits and vegetables grown in the park’s garden will bring relief to the area, known as a food desert, and teach families how to have their own gardens. An amphitheater will host movie nights and obstacle courses, and playgrounds will be gathering and recreational areas for the diverse community.

 

Sponsoring partners include The San Diego Foundation and SDG&E.

“The Gilliam Family Community Garden and Park is a shining example of residents, local nonprofits and other stakeholders coming together to build a gathering and educational site for a community in need.”

- Monte Jones,

Chief Executive Officer

BAME Community Development Corporation

Other similar efforts include a two-day playground-building event by 50+ employees of the Nordson Corporation benefiting the children living in the Solutions for Change Family Intake Center in Vista.

Nordson Corporation

Other similar efforts included a two-day playground-building event by 50+ employees of the Nordson Corporation benefiting the children living in the Solutions for Change Family Intake Center in Vista. Aiming for long term sustainability, Home Start, Inc. has provided a safe environment for children in risky or abusive housing situations for over 44 years. With a goal for helping every child in San Diego to live in a safe and nurturing home, Home Start is the sole provider of Parent Child Interactive Therapy in the home, and operates a Thrift Boutique in Normal Heights for both program revenue and job training for its clients.

Home Start, Inc.

“Children don’t exist in isolation. Communities have a considerable impact on a child. That is why it’s important for us to provide the support needed for communities and families to become self-sufficient and thrive within their own home.”

 

- Laura Mustari,

Chief Executive Officer

Home Start Inc.

TRAINING LOCAL LEADERS

Bayside Community Center

Bayside Community Center began its inaugural Youth Resident Leadership Academy in March 2016 with students from Kearny High School and Francis Parker School. The group’s first topics included healthy food systems, active transportation, walkability and health determinants - important focus areas that will help them create equity through the environment of their community.

 

The adult Resident Leadership Academies facilitated by the Urban Collaborative Project included 25 residents from various neighborhoods in the Southeast San Diego community. These participants completed a 9-week training course on topics such as small group meeting facilitation, conflict resolution and infrastructure processes, and formed Project Teams that will help residents design, implement and maintain projects aimed at improving the quality of life for their neighbors.

“Leadership means the ability to lead and guide those around you or who look up to you to make right choices. Also, to motivate them to stand up for what they believe.”

 

-High School Student

Bayside Community Center’s

Resident Leadership Academy in Linda Vista