September 2012 Grants

The Price Family Charitable Fund approved grants for general operating expenses for the USO Council of San Diego; Girl Scouts, San Diego-Imperial Council; and Parkinson’s Disease Association of San Diego. Grants were also approved for:

USC Ross Program in Real Estate
The program provides comprehensive professional training in real estate fundamentals for individuals interested in creating positive change in emerging communities. Curriculum focuses on financial analysis and modeling, market analysis, valuation methods, highest and best use analysis, and site planning. The grant will seed a two week Ross Program in San Diego for 20 students. Targeted students will be from underrepresented communities. The real estate field has historically had a disproportionately low level of diversity. The courses will be taught by faculty from USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy and Marshall School of Business. Industry experts will participate as guest lecturers and panelists.

Student Scholarships at SDSU
The Fund made a grant to the Dean’s International Travel Scholarship Fund at the San Diego State University College of Health and Human Services.

Rosa Parks Counseling Support
The grant funds a counseling support assistant at Rosa Parks Elementary in City Heights.

Environmental Specialist at Hoover High
This is the second year of the grant to fund an Environmental Specialist who works to make a cultural shift at Hoover High to maintain campus cleanliness by modifying the behavior of students, teachers, and the administrative team. The Environmental Specialist supervises students in the Clean Campus Classroom campaign to pick up trash after lunch; removes graffiti; power washes walkways and buildings; cleans restrooms; and adds to campus safety by acting as an additional set of eyes.

Graffiti Tracker Pilot Program
The grant will go to the City Heights Foundation to oversee the Graffiti Tracker Pilot Program. The program includes the use of GPS-enabled digital still cameras integrated with a web-based data and analysis system to track and identify graffiti. Law enforcement can use data analysis of graffiti to predict some gang activity, allowing them to properly deploy resources to prevent future crime.