• 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 kcalton@sandi.net
    Happy Holidays!
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  • Summer Fun Cafe 2014

    Posted by Kimberly Shapazian at 6/16/2014
    Eat Smart, Play HardSummer Fun Cafe

    Summertime means school is out but healthy free lunches are still available for many of San Diego's kids.

    The Summer Lunch Program provides free lunches and snacks to all children, 18 years and younger, regardless of income, at school sites, Park and Recreation Centers, libraries, military sites and community centers within the San Diego Unified School District.

    “There’s no enrollment, no paperwork and no income qualifications,” said Gary Petill, Director of the District’s Food Services program.
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  • Youth Resource and Job Fair

    Posted by Kimberly Shapazian at 2/24/2014

    Are you 16 - 24 years old and looking for work?

    City Heights Youth Job Fair

    Wednesday, Feb. 26th, 2-5pm

    Mid City Gymnasium  
    4302 Landis St
    San Diego, CA

    Stop by this free event and get connected to employers and helpful services in your area. Get tips on how to write a resume, network, and interview.
    Free snacks!
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  • College Expo

    Posted by Kimberly Shapazian at 1/27/2014
    12th Annual Expo for Middle and High School Families
    College workshop and Parent Resources
    Free Admission at UC San Diego's Price Center
    Saturday, March 8th
    8:30a - 1p.m.
    Register at: collegeexpo.info

    College Expo Flyer
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  • 19th Annual Christmas Extravaganza

    Posted by Kimberly Shapazian at 12/20/2013
    On December 24, 2013, from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Shaback Incorporated & Dr. Netreia D. Carroll will host their 19th Annual Christmas Extravaganza at Jacob's Center (404 Euclid Ave, 92114).

    Their goal is to SHARE 250,000 GIFTS, RESOURCES, AND NECESSITIES with 8,000 low income residents, including men, women, seniors and children; all residing in San Diego.

    This event will embrace all cultures residing in the entire city of San Diego. This annual and historical event builds relationships, connects businesses with people, and integrates cultures as well.
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  • Holiday Help For Families

    Posted by Kimberly Shapazian at 12/20/2013
    Heavens Windows
    (619) 303-7806
    They offer turkeys, meals and other food on a first come first serve basis to needy and low-income families in San Diego County.
    Small gifts or toys may be passed out as well.

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