AREA OF INFLUENCE - STANDARD OF LIVING

Being financially able to afford basic costs of living for safe housing, healthy food, and other necessities is not always easy. Achieving a comfortable standard of living is impacted by personal barriers and unexpected challenges, and Recognized Partners are providing needed support throughout the region in the areas of work readiness, organizational improvement, and financial wellness. In turn, these efforts are showing a trend in increasing the number of people who spend less than one-third of their income on housing.

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SUPPORTING WORK READINESS

Academic and professional skills are the building blocks for success in today’s workforce. They are critical for job performance and are just as important as technical skills needed for the job. To help build the supply of qualified workers, Recognized Partners are focusing on preparing the future workforce. Read their stories below:

 

 

- Carol LaBreche McKane, Principal of Maryland Elementary in Vista

In Focus: Real World Experience Opens Doors

San Diego Workforce Partnership’s CONNECT2Careers (C2C) program offers training and support for young adults to secure employment, including short-term externships for on-the-job training and work experience. Luis Escobar, a high school junior, wanted to gain real-world experience that would help him be more competitive in the job market, so he signed up for C2C’s 15 hour work-readiness course. After completion of the course, Luis was invited to apply to C2C’s School Break Externship program, which pairs students with local companies to gain knowledge and skills, and he was offered a position with the City of San Diego Mayor’s Office for winter break and with a publishing firm for spring break.

 

Luis said that he “has a whole new perspective,” after his short but meaningful work experiences.

 

“These jobs have opened my eyes to the many opportunities in the real world. I now feel that I can adapt and be well-equipped for anything life has to throw at me. I am more mature and capable. I feel experienced and that I can achieve anything I set my mind to do. C2C has opened the doors to future opportunities for me,” he said.

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San Diego Workforce Partnership

LEADING ORGANIZATIONAL IMPROVEMENT

Organizational improvement, workforce development, and employee wellness are all ways to increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Recognized Partners banded together to provide education and support to each other to develop strategies for innovation.

In Focus: Social Innovation Bootcamp Challenges Partners to Find New Solutions

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Kitchens for GoodJacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and other Recognized Partners convened for two and a half days to tackle some of their most pressing problems and explore some promising ideas using a proven lean innovation framework to optimize results and sustainability to maximize impact.

Throughout the process, each team dug into a particular problem or idea, conducting research, challenging assumptions, determining feasibility and creating prototypes of their data-driven solutions. In just 48 hours, each team had tackled a problem long talked about by their organization.

Each team left the boot camp with encouragement to continue to challenge assumptions, follow the evidence and involve the customer every step of the way to create a greater impact in our region.

“The space where innovation seems toughest is often where it’s needed most,” said Andy Hall, San Diego Workforce Partnership Vice President and Chief Program Officer. “If we ask the right questions, to the right people, we’ll get to the right solutions.”

FINANCIAL WELLNESS

Financial health is just as vital as physical health. Being able to understand, prepare and manage finances allows San Diego residents to control their futures. Several Recognized Partners provided timely clinics and services to improve residents’ financial health and wellness. Read their stories below:

 

  • San Diego Financial Literacy Center hosted a series of “Smart with Your Money” Financial Opportunity Clinics to provide financial guidance for individuals and community-oriented organizations.
  • San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce offers four leadership development programs that focus on education, relationship-building and mentorship to give voice to San Diego’s rising business leaders.

“Statistics show that nearly seven out of 10 San Diegans who are considered low-to-moderate income would not be able to afford a $400 emergency expense. Being financially literate is more than just understanding the basics of budgeting or the nuances of credit. It’s about developing smart habits that will lead to financial well-being.”

 

In Focus: Collaborative Solutions for Financial Health

San Diego County Credit Union works with partners all over the county to help families be financially secure. For the third year in a row, SDCCU gave teachers the opportunity to teach their students about money and business through Biz Kid$, an award-winning comprehensive financial literacy program focused on teaching kids how to use credit wisely and the importance of saving, budgeting, investing and giving back to their communities.

 

“We are pleased to partner with the San Diego County Office of Education and the County of San Diego to provide this valuable resource to teachers,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck. “The SDCCU Biz Kid$ program is an ideal solution for the classroom to teach kids about money and business, helping them lay the groundwork for a successful financial future.”

 

SDCCU also collaborated with iHeartMedia radio stations to collect 4,808 backpacks and 246,543 school supplies for students experiencing homelessness. In addition to the supply collection, the in-branch fundraiser and online collection of donations resulted in a total of $23,622 raised to purchase supplies for students. Moreover, SDCCU collected over $2,700 in donations at their Super Shred Event, where they shredded 589,251 pounds of paper and broke their previous Guinness World Records title for the most paper collected in 24 hours. During the event, 70 trucks were used to collect and shred the paper, saving over 5,000 trees!

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SUPPORTING WORK READINESS

Academic and professional skills are the building blocks for success in today’s workforce. They are critical for job performance and are just as important as technical skills needed for the job. To help build the supply of qualified workers, Recognized Partners are focusing on preparing the future workforce. Read their stories below:

 

 

- Carol LaBreche McKane, Principal of Maryland Elementary in Vista

In Focus: Real World Experience Opens Doors

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San Diego Workforce Partnership’s CONNECT2Careers (C2C) program offers training and support for young adults to secure employment, including short-term externships for on-the-job training and work experience. Luis Escobar, a high school junior, wanted to gain real-world experience that would help him be more competitive in the job market, so he signed up for C2C’s 15 hour work-readiness course. After completion of the course, Luis was invited to apply to C2C’s School Break Externship program, which pairs students with local companies to gain knowledge and skills, and he was offered a position with the City of San Diego Mayor’s Office for winter break and with a publishing firm for spring break.

 

Luis said that he “has a whole new perspective,” after his short but meaningful work experiences.

 

“These jobs have opened my eyes to the many opportunities in the real world. I now feel that I can adapt and be well-equipped for anything life has to throw at me. I am more mature and capable. I feel experienced and that I can achieve anything I set my mind to do. C2C has opened the doors to future opportunities for me,” he said.

LEADING ORGANIZATIONAL IMPROVEMENT

Organizational improvement, workforce development, and employee wellness are all ways to increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Recognized Partners banded together to provide education and support to each other to develop strategies for innovation.

In Focus: Bootcamp Challenges Partners to Find New Solutions

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Kitchens for GoodJacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and other Live Well San Diego Recognized Partners convened for two and a half days to tackle some of their most pressing problems and explore some promising ideas using a proven lean innovation framework to optimize results and sustainability to maximize impact.

Throughout the process, each team dug into a particular problem or idea, conducting research, challenging assumptions, determining feasibility and creating prototypes of their data-driven solutions. In just 48 hours, each team had tackled a problem long talked about by their organization. Each team left the boot camp with encouragement to continue to challenge assumptions, follow the evidence and involve the customer every step of the way to create a greater impact in our region.

“The space where innovation seems toughest is often where it’s needed most,” said Andy Hall, San Diego Workforce Partnership Vice President and Chief Program Officer. “If we ask the right questions, to the right people, we’ll get to the right solutions.”

FINANCIAL WELLNESS

Financial health is just as vital as physical health. Being able to understand, prepare and manage finances allows San Diego residents to control their futures. Several Recognized Partners provided timely clinics and services to improve residents’ financial health and wellness. Read their stories below:

 

  • San Diego Financial Literacy Center hosted a series of “Smart with Your Money” Financial Opportunity Clinics to provide financial guidance for individuals and community-oriented organizations.
  • San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce offers four leadership development programs that focus on education, relationship-building and mentorship to give voice to San Diego’s rising business leaders.

“Statistics show that nearly seven out of 10 San Diegans who are considered low-to-moderate income would not be able to afford a $400 emergency expense. Being financially literate is more than just understanding the basics of budgeting or the nuances of credit. It’s about developing smart habits that will lead to financial well-being.”

 

In Focus: Collaborative Solutions for Financial Health

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San Diego County Credit Union works with partners all over the county to help families be financially secure. For the third year in a row, SDCCU gave teachers the opportunity to teach their students about money and business through Biz Kid$, an award-winning comprehensive financial literacy program focused on teaching kids how to use credit wisely and the importance of saving, budgeting, investing and giving back to their communities.

 

“We are pleased to partner with the San Diego County Office of Education and the County of San Diego to provide this valuable resource to teachers,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck. “The SDCCU Biz Kid$ program is an ideal solution for the classroom to teach kids about money and business, helping them lay the groundwork for a successful financial future.”

 

SDCCU also collaborated with iHeartMedia radio stations to collect 4,808 backpacks and 246,543 school supplies for students experiencing homelessness. In addition to the supply collection, the in-branch fundraiser and online collection of donations resulted in a total of $23,622 raised to purchase supplies for students. Moreover, SDCCU collected over $2,700 in donations at their Super Shred Event, where they shredded 589,251 pounds of paper and broke their previous Guinness World Records title for the most paper collected in 24 hours. During the event, 70 trucks were used to collect and shred the paper, saving over 5,000 trees!

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