Drew Schlosberg’s Spotlight On The Community

Foundation Addresses Rise in Childhood Domestic Violence Due to COVID-19

Kristie Bruce-Lane, Founder and President of The Thumbprint Project Foundation, chats about the Foundation’s mission to aid in the transitional process of homeless children who have been impacted by childhood domestic violence. Bruce-Lane talks about the organizations that have partnered with the Foundation to combat the cycle of domestic violence.

Newly Launched Local Company Intertwines Cannabis and Art to Build Brand

Matthew Trautt, Founder and CEO of his recently launched CLSICS (pronounced “Classics”), business, to talk about his company’s lifestyle brand that is founded on the intersection of cannabis and art.

Diversity and Inclusiveness are Hallmarks of Lawrence Family JCC

Betzy Lynch, CEO of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, discusses the Center’s recent re-opening; its JCC Cares Initiative; and its Inclusion Playground Grant Award.

Venerable Credit Union’s Partnerships Provide Wide-Ranging COVID-19 Financial Support

Todd Lane, President & CEO of California Coast Credit Union, chats about the credit union’s emergency relief loan programs, along with it’s partnership with the City of San Diego and San Diego Grantmakers to establish a San Diego Small Business Grants Fund–COVID19. Lane talks about Cal Coast’s donation to the La Mesa Business Disaster Relief Fund and Black Business Relief Grant Fund of the Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce.

Resiliency Enables Foster Youth Organization to Exceed Fundraising Goal

Don Wells, Executive Director of Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT), and Virgo Villajin, Education/Outreach Manager for JIT, talk about the success of their virtual annual event that netted $24,000 above their $700,000 goal. Wells and Villajin, discuss how JIT’s “College Bound” program is and other JIT services are adjusting to COVID-19 challenges.

Education is the Key for End of Life Choices

Barry Price, President of the Hemlock Society, is joined by the organization’s founder, Faye Girsh, to talk about the Society’s mission; COVID-19 and End of Life choices; and the need for a dementia-related advanced Health Care Directive.

Count Me 2020 Coalition Laser-Beamed on Importance of Census 2020

Laila Aziz, Director of Operations for Pillars of the Community, and Ana Ardon, a researcher for the National Latino Research Center (NLRC), talk about the critical economic and social justice ramifications of having everyone participate in the 2020 Census. Aziz and Ardon discuss the strategies their respective organizations are utilizing to ensure all voices are represented in the Census count.

A Chorus of Plaudits for San Diego Children’s Choir

Ruthie Millgard, Artistic Director for the San Diego’s Children’s Choir, discusses the growing popularity of the San Diego Children’s Choir, which is entering its 30th year as one of the region’s highly acclaimed choirs. Millgard chats about the choir’s Fall 2020 programming in the midst of COVID-19.

Coalition Leads Massive Community-Wide Partnership to Take on Child Poverty in San Diego County

Sara Jacobs, Chair of San Diego for Every Child: The Coalition to End Child Poverty, talks about the coalition’s work with myriad community organizations to cut the experience of child poverty in San Diego County in half by 2030. The coalition launched the San Diego COVID-19 Children’s Fund to address food security, childcare, equitable distance learning, housing insecurity and access to health care.

State of the Art Automotive Facilities and Auto Programs Shine Light on Careers for SDUSD Students

Greg Quirin, Program Specialist and Resource Teacher for the San Diego Unified School District’s Career Technical Education Division, is joined by Omar Sevilla, automotive teacher at Madison High School, talk about the opening of two new state of the art high school automotive facilities; preparing students to become successful in the global transportation industry; and STEM automotive projects.