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  • Free Summer Lunches For Kids | Free Kickoff BBQ is June 25th

    Posted by Bridget Delagarza at 5/29/2015 8:00:00 AM

    Summer Fun Cafe

    FREE Summer Lunches for Kids - Summer Fun Cafe
    June 22 to August 28, 2015
    All children 18 years and younger are welcome.  There is no paperwork or income qualifications.  See complete listing of locations on the Summer Fun Café Flyer English |Spanish.
    Don't miss this great opportunity to enjoy healthy food, engage in active play and have fun!
    Thursday, June 25, 2015   10:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
    Skyline Hills Community Park 
    8285 Skyline Dr., San Diego CA 92114
    Free event with fun activities. 
    Lunch from 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. 
    Download Flyer English | Spanish 
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  • Free Film Screening on May 21 | "A Path Appears" Investigates Human Trafficking

    Posted by Bridget Delagarza at 4/22/2015 7:35:00 AM
    image of flyer of film screening
    Click here  for printable flyer.
    San Diego Unified School District is hosting this free event.  Open to the public.
    "A Path Appears," a component of the PBS series, investigates the Human Trafficking of young women in America and the innovative programs created to help empower these women.
    "A Path Appears" Film Screening & Discussion Panel
    Thursday, May 21, 2015
    6:00-7:30 p.m. 
    San Diego Unified School District 
    Eugene Brucker Center 
    4100 Normal St. | San Diego CA 92103 
    Appropriate for middle and high school students. 
    For more information, contact the Supplemental Education Services office | 619-362-3340.
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  • Hugs & Bags Next Monthly Event is Saturday, April 25th at Imperial & 14th St.

    Posted by Bridget Delagarza at 4/17/2015 7:30:00 AM
    Flyer Hugs and Bags Event  
    Click here to download printable flyer. 
    Hugs & Bags is a monthly event (every fourth Saturday of the month) that gives away food, haircuts, toiletries, community resources, clothes, shoes, and meals to children, women, and men in need.
    Next event: 
    Saturday, April 25, 2015 
    10 a.m. 
    Imperial & 14th Street | San Diego 
    For more information, go to
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  • Mid-City Festival of Health - Saturday, April 11th, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Posted by Bridget Delagarza at 4/8/2015
    photo of flyer Festival of Health
    Download flyer.
    The School of Nursing at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) in partnership with PLNU’s City Heights Community Classroom, is hosting its 13th Annual Festival of Health for Mid-City Community. 
    • Free Health Information
    • Free Live Entertainment
    • Free Kid Zone
    • Free Games and Prizes
    • Free Zumba
    • Free Dental Care

    Festival of Health 2015
    Saturday, April 11, 2015   9 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Mid City Church of the Nazarene | 4101 University Ave., San Diego CA

    For more information about this year’s Festival of Health, click here or contact Mary Margaret Rowe, director of the Health Promotion Center at 619-849-2524 or
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  • Apply now for 2015 Scholarship Opportunity for Students Experiencing Homelessness

    Posted by Bridget Delagarza at 4/7/2015 7:00:00 AM
    Applications Accepted from January 1, 2015-June 19, 2015 .
    The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth provides scholarship assistance to students who are homeless or have experienced homelessness and have demonstrated average or higher than average achievement through the NAEHCY Scholarship Fund.  A person is considered homeless is he or she "lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence." This includes people living in shelters, cars, motels, campgrounds, or places not meant for human habitation, as well as children and youth who are living temporarily with friend, relatives, or other people because they lack permanent housing. 
    For more information, contact Barb Dexter, NAEHCY Scholarship Fund Chair, Phone:  907.742.3834
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  • Operation School Bell Provides New School Clothes for Students from Euclid Elementary

    Posted by Bridget de la Garza at 2/5/2015
    boy with red bag of clothes from Operation School Bell Febrruary 2015
    Student relaxes with bag of new school clothes at Operation School Bell.
    A group of about 55 students took a field trip to Operation School Bell on February 20, 2015 where they received new clothing for school.  Each child received two white polo shirts, two blue pants/shorts, underwear, socks, jacket, a hygiene kit, and a new book.
    The field trip was coordinated through a partnership with Children & Youth in Transition, Euclid Elementary, and Operation School Bell.   Operation School Bell is a project of the Assistance League of Greater San Diego that provides school clothing for children in need.  Student do not need to be homeless to participate in Operation School Bell. 
    Thank you Operation School Bell!
    For more information, contact Amy Hines, Children & Youth in Transition, (619) 725-8183.
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  • Free Groceries Event at Memorial Prep - March 17, 2015

    Posted by Bridget Delagarza at 2/5/2015
    Children & Youth in Transition and Memorial Prep are partnering with Feeding America San Diego for a food give-away event for students/families from three schools:
    • Burbank Elementary
    • Logan Elementary 
    • Memorial Preparatory for Scholars and Athletes

    Who:        Families of students at Burbank, Logan, or Memorial Prep

    When:     Tuesday, March 17, 2015      2:30-4:00 p.m.
    Where:    Memorial Preparatory for Scholars and Athletes, 2850 Logan Avenue, San Diego CA 92113
    What:     Families can choose fresh produce and staple food items.  Up 20-25 pounds per family. First come, first served. Please bring your own bags to carry the food. 
    For more information, please contact Rachel Alexander, Children & Youth in Transition, (619) 725-7652. 
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  • New Legislation Impacts Education of Homeless Children & Youth

    Posted by Bridget Delagarza at 2/3/2015

    AB 1806 Pupil Services: Homeless Children and Youth was approved by the Governor on September 29, 2014.  This bill extends policies and procedures for expulsion, graduation requirements and completed coursework to students who are homeless that are currently provided to students who are in foster care.

    Click here for one-page overview of AB 1806. For more information on how this bill affects students who are homeless, contact the Office of Children and Youth in Transition at (619) 725-7652.
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  • Emergency Food for Families in Need

    Posted by Bridget Delagarza at 2/3/2015
    Students in need of food can obtain a bag of non-perishable food.  A family does not need be homeless in order to receive a bag of food - just in need of food.  The bag contains items such as canned vegetables and soup, pasta, lentils.  To obtain a bag of food, district staff should complete the Emergency Food Request Form and fax it to the office of Children and Youth in Transition.  The bag of food is then made available for staff to pick up and give to the student at school.
    If you are a student or parent of a student who needs food, please contact your child's school or the office of Children & Youth in Transition at (619) 725-7652.
    Need to apply for Cal-Fresh (formerly SNAP) or find food resources in the community?  Click here.  
    If you are a district staff person, click here for the form to request emergency food. 
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  • Holiday Adopt a Family Program

    Posted by J.D. Dyas at 10/24/2014 7:00:00 AM
    Happy Holidays
    The Office of Children & Youth in Transition (CYT) has coordinated the yearly Adopt a Family program for the most at-risk families in San Diego Unified School District.   Our office supports families in transition that are homeless, foster or from military families.  Because of the Adopt a Family program, we are able to bring the holidays to some students that would otherwise be unable to celebrate the holidays.  In the past years, due to generous donations from the community, our office has adopted as many as 51 families for the holidays!
    Not able to commit to adopting an entire family?  No problem!  CYT gladly accepts gift cards and monetary donations which may be tax deductible (contact your tax expert).
    If you or your organization would like to participate in this wonderful event that brings a glimmer of hope and happiness to families in need, please contact Kristie Calton, School Psychologist for CYT at (619) 725-8159 or
    Happy Holidays!
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