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Over the past 20 years, Price Philanthropies has collaborated with San Diego State University (SDSU) and the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) to create opportunities for Hoover High School students. The College Avenue Compact (CAC), piloted by Price Philanthropies in 2011, promotes college readiness and guaranteed admission, particularly for first-generation college students.

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California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), funded in part by a multi-year $10 million grant from Price Philanthropies, is set to pioneer a three-year accelerated bachelor’s degree and workforce pipeline for behavioral and mental health. This unique CSU program model will offer dual enrollment with local high schools, providing professional certificates and advanced career preparation. As a social mobility initiative, the program will expedite qualified candidates into critical workforce roles, escalating their earning potential and helping to address our mental and behavioral healthcare workforce need.

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The San Diego Rotary Club honored Beatriz Valencia, the Executive Director of the Cardinals Interact Program, as the 2023 recipient of the MacLaggan/Frye award for her dedication to City Heights Youth. This award was established in 1991 and is a huge honor recognizing individuals and organizations that make outstanding contributions to the benefit, care, and welfare of children.

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Two Aaron Price Fellows have recently been recognized in the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office list of 25 Most Remarkable Teens from around San Diego County. The 25 teens were selected from among 77 nominated by the community for their inspiring contributions and efforts in categories such as civic involvement, activism, commitment to personal excellence and courage to overcome personal adversity.

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Free and fun family events are offered at City Heights, Linda Vista, Memorial and Skyline Hills recreation centers from 5-8pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday this summer. Bring your whole family!

Parks After Dark is a partnership between the City and County of San Diego, San Diego Parks Foundation and Price Philanthropies. It is part of the City’s “Come Play Outside” initiative, which serves more than 15,000 youth and families each summer.

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