Robert Coleman, President & CEO of Second Chance, arguably the region’s most effective organization in significantly reducing recidivism, unemployment and homelessness, chats about COVID-19’s impact on its programs and services. Coleman talks about ways the community can support Second Chance, which has empowered thousands of participants to overcome years of incarceration and poverty to become self-sufficient.
Community Spotlight Show
Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center at Forefront of Providing Services for Struggling Addicts
Troy Talbert, Men’s Residence Manager for the more than 100-year-old Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, discusses the Center’s free six-month program that provides housing, food, counseling, community and rehabilitation services to those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Talbert, a former beneficiary of the Center, discusses how the program turned his life around.
Susan Clausen, Owner of Clausen Communications and PR maven for Scripps Ranch Theatre, is joined by Ted Leib, Artistic Director for the Oceanside Theatre Company, to talk about their theaters’ on-going collaboration to co-produce an online reading of local playwright Casey Tibbitts’ play — Quiet Cross – on April 2. Clausen and Leib, who will both perform in Quiet Cross, discuss how COVID-19 has impacted each of their theaters.
Marianela Camarillo, COO of Miracle Babies, and Dr. Nabil Arrach, Founder and CEO of Progenesis, discuss the mission, vision and services of their respective organizations.
Patricia Geist-Martin, Professor at the San Diego State University’s School of Communication, and author of Falling in Love with the Process: A Stroke Survivor’s Story, discusses the incredible journey of Bill Torres, as he recovers from a paralyzing stroke. Geist-Martin’s book in some ways is more about cultivating resilience than overcoming a stroke.
Amie Brown, Director of Development for Meals On Wheels San Diego County, chats about the record number of requests for information about volunteering to deliver meals for seniors in need. Brown talks about the 60th Anniversary Gala slated for Saturday, June 13 at the Sheraton Harbor Island.
Fresh Start Surgical Gifts Reaches $42 Million Worth of Life-Changing Surgeries for Disadvantaged Youth
Michelle Pius, Chief Development Officer for Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, talks about the organization’s mission to provide free surgeries for disadvantaged infants, children and teens with physical deformities caused by birth, accidents, abuse or disease. Pius discusses the organization’s 30-plus-year history that has provided nearly 8,000 no-cost surgeries valued at more than $42 million.
Dorcy Rose, Events Manager for The San Diego Union-Tribune, is joined by Kelly Lapadula, Community Outreach Specialist for St. Paul’s Senior Services, and Ken Druck, author of Raising An Aging Parent, to talk about 3rd Annual CaregiverSD Expo, that will be held on Saturday, March 21 at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa.
Denise Mahaffey and Jessica Chandler, Co-Founders of Trinity Global Enterprises and hosts of the CANNA WORLD EXPO online symposium from April 4-11, are joined by leaders in the cannabis field and a celebrity coffee chef to chat about what is new with CBD (cannabidiol); the importance of anti-bacterial and anti-viral products in the age of coronavirus; coffee and CBD.
Chad Stewart, award-winning author of Britfield & the Lost Crown, talks about his 27-state Spring 2020 tour to 150 schools and 30,000 students to promote creativity in the classroom. Steward is joined by Union-Tribune photojournalist, Howard Lipin, to discuss creativity through the lens of a journalist.