Community Spotlight Show

Author Mina Samuels’ “e-ticket ride” from Lawyer to Author and Athlete

Author Mina Samuels describes her evolution from a Human Rights attorney to prolific writer to serious runner. Samuels discusses her latest book, Run Like A Girl 365 Days a Year: A Practical, Personal, Inspirational Guide for Women Athletes.

Celebrating Recovery with the McAlister Institute

Jeanne McAlister, President, CEO and Founder of the McAlister Institute, talks about her organizations 42 years of leadership in the area of addiction recovery. McAlister, who is celebrating her 62nd year of sobriety, is joined by Michelle DeForrest, the Institute’s Kiva Learning Center for Women & Children Counselor. McAlister and DeForrest discuss the Institute’s 7th Annual 5K Walk for Sobriety that will be held on Sunday, August 25 at Liberty Station.

Home Start: Laser-beamed on Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

Laura Tancredi-Baese, CEO of Home Start, Inc., is joined by newly elected Home Start Board President Cameron Clarke to chat about the organization’s mission and services, and upcoming events.

Foundation Leads the Way to Benefit Underserved Communities Through Collective Philanthropy

Katie Sawyer, Executive Director of the San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF) and Susan Howe, President of the SDWF Board, talk about the just announced 2020-2021 grant funding cycle that will focus on Refugees, Asylees and Asylum Seekers. Sawyer and Howe discuss the Collective Philanthropy model, along with the Grants Kickoff Reception slated for Wednesday, August 28 at AMN Healthcare in Del Mar.

123-year Old Organization Stronger Than Ever in Helping Vulnerable Individuals and Families

Gerald McFadden, President & CEO of Volunteers of America Southwest (VOASW), and Jim Mulvaney, Jr., longtime San Diego community leader and VOASW Advisor, talk about the myriad programs and services of the organization, including the 20th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic that will be held Monday, September 16 at the County Club of Rancho Bernardo. Proceeds from the Classic will benefit homeless and disabled veterans.

Leadership Academy’s Life-Changing Support of Children and Adults Affected by Cancer

Jenna Phillips Ballard and Brad Phillips, Co-Founders of the Ascension Leadership Academy (ALA), are joined by Bernard Mauricia, CEO of The Seany Foundation, to discuss ALA’s emotional intelligence and leadership trainings that supported the Foundation’s mission to bring hope and happiness to families affected by cancer.

Breaking the Cycle of Homeless by Taking Music and Art to the Streets

Jeffrey Sitcov, President & Founder of Doors of Change, and Joanne Newgard, Program Director for the organization’s “Taking Music & Arts to the Streets” (TMATS) program, chat about transforming the lives of homeless youth through their programs and events. Sitcov and Newgard talk about the August 25 fundraiser at the Belly Up Tavern featuring the popular Atomic Groove musical group.

Venerable Organization Aims High to Enhance the Quality of Life in City Heights

Laura Ann Fernea, Executive Director of the City Heights Community Development Corporation, is joined by Miriam Rodriguez, a Corporation Board Member, to discuss the organization’s laser-beamed focus on enhancing all facets of City Heights life and culture.

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum’s Explosive Growth

Wendy Taylor, Executive Director of the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, discusses the Museum’s meteoric growth through its Museum’s for All program and Mobile Children’s Museum.

Director, Actors Shout Out Lonely Planet Production

Kristen Fogle, Executive Director of San Diego Writers, Inc., shares the stage with Director Levi Kaplan and actors Adam Cupper and Randy Huft in Steven Dietz’ Lonely Planet play.