Drew Schlosberg’s Spotlight On The Community

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Drew Schlosberg's Spotlight on the Community amplifies the voices of social impact organizations, social entrepreneurs, local non-profits and other community champions who help shape the culture, creativity, and connectivity that drive the San Diego community to ever higher levels.


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Diabetes Research Connection Will Not Rest Until Type 1 Diabetes is Eliminated

Karen Hooper, Executive Director of the Diabetes Research Connection, chats about her organization’s mission to raise research dollars for early-career scientists to develop and implement innovative studies that will lead to the eradication of Type 1 diabetes.

Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by Creating Profitable Businesses

Ruth-Ann Thorn, Board Chairwoman of the Rincon Economic Development Corporation, discusses the rich and diverse culture of her Rincon Band, including the development of revenue-generating businesses for the Band.

Armed Services YMCA of San Diego Does Note “Horse” Around When it Comes to Supporting Active Duty Military and Their Families

Tim Ney, Executive Director of the Armed Services YMCA San Diego, talks about the plethora of programs and services offered by the YMCA, including its popular “Horse of the Sun Ranch.”

Syracuse University Institute Launches “Game-Changing” Resource Center for Veterans and Their Families

Dr. Mike Haynie, Vice-Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation at Syracuse University, and Executive Director for the Institute for Veterans and Family Members, chats about the recent launch of the Institute’s National Veteran Resource Center.

Center Shines Light on Transformative Urban School Districts

Dr. Francisco Escobedo, Executive Director of the National Center of Urban School Transformation (NCUST), talks about the Center’s goal of helping urban school districts and their partners transform schools to ensure that students achieve academic proficiency and graduate students who are well prepared to succeed in post-secondary education, the...

Foundation Provides $300,000 in Grants to Organizations that Offer Housing Support to Under-Resourced Communities

Stephanie Cook, Executive Director of the San Diego Women’s Foundation, is joined by Foundation Board President, Michelle Candland, and Melinda Forstey, COO of Serving Seniors, to highlight the Foundation’s funding of our region’s exemplary organizations focusing on housing support for those in need.  Forstey chats about Serving Senior’s mission...

“Thanks for the Memoir-ees”: San Diego Memoir Writers Association Shouts Out 7th Annual Memoir Showcase and latest Shaking the Tree Anthology

Tracy Jones, Founding Board Member of the San Diego Memoir Writers Association (SDMWA) and Co-Producer of the 7th Annual Memoir Showcase, is joined by Showcase Co-Producer Anastasia Zadeik and author Lindsey Salatka, to chat about the Association’s Showcase event on December 7 and Volume 3 of SDMWA’s anthology, Shaking the...

San Diego REP Theatre’s Thought-Provoking “Hear U.S. Now New Play Festival” Hits Home

Danielle Ward, Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager of the San Diego Repertory Theatre, and playwright Giovanni Ortega, discuss the REP’s “Hear U.S. Now New Play Festival” and Ortega’s play, The Butterfly of Chula Vista.

The Gifting Closet: Laser-Beamed on Impactful Giving

Laura Bucholtz, Founder of The Giving Closet, discusses her company’s mission and focus on impactful giving.