The Price Family Charitable Fund recently approved the following grants:
Jobs in City Heights
The City Heights Community Development Corporation (CHCDC) will receive a grant to hire five City Heights residents to support its Residents Self Sufficiency Program (RSS), which provides assistance to 700 low income families in City Heights through technology support, job search assistance, career counseling, tutoring, and financial literacy training. Two jobs will be funded at Adams Elementary and Franklin Elementary, both part of the Hoover feeder pattern, which will employ counselors to work with children and their families. The counselors remove barriers to the educational process by addressing emotional, social, and behavioral concerns.
Operations and Support
The Fund approved a grant to help 60 low-income San Diego youth (30 from Hoover High) break the cycle of poverty by getting on track to attend a four year university. Juma Ventures recruits low-income high school sophomores and enrolls them in a workforce development and college attainment program. The students are employed year round and receive academic support, job training, and financial counseling. Juma works with students through college graduation.
Other grants approved by the board include: an aftercare program for San Diego homeless teens administered by Toussaint Youth Villages; a Kids’ Turn San Diego counseling program to help transition previously deployed military members back into the family; a community education and self-sufficiency program to promote non-violence amongst Middle Eastern refugees; increased refrigeration capacity for Feeding America-San Diego to increase the availability of fresh produce, dairy, and meat to low-income residents; and grant funding to St Paul’s Episcopal Home to establish a second PACE center in San Diego County to help seniors remain in their homes through wrap around services.