Initiative Creates 12 New Jobs

In response to San Diego’s continued high rate of unemployment, the Price Family Charitable Fund (Fund) board of directors has approved funding for the creation of 12 new jobs in City Heights. The jobs will provide employment opportunities for City Heights residents and improve the health and well-being of the community.

Seven jobs will be created at the Urban Corps of San Diego to administer the “Price Charities City Heights Clean and Safe Program.”The program will operate five days a week to beautify the northwestern neighborhoods of City Heights. Corps members will remove trash, debris, graffiti and report safety hazards and maintenance issues to the City. All positions will be filled by City Heights residents and receive education and job skills assistance.

Three jobs will be created at the International Rescue Committee (IRC). An immigration case worker will provide outreach services to refugees, an urban composting worker will focus on creating a community compost to serve two local community farms, and an urban composting outreach assistant will educate residents on the benefits of composting.

La Maestra Family Clinic will hire a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to provide mental health services to underinsured, uninsured, and undocumented students at Hoover High. The LCSW will also supervise a social worker (MSW) and MSW interns.

The City Heights Business Association was granted funds to hire a full-time Safety and Security Officer to mobilize local residents and businesses to address safety and security issues. The officer will implement and expand the established Community Builder’s safety initiatives in the City Heights Business District. The creation of 12 new positions in 2011 follows the 19 new jobs created in 2010.