Last year, the Chamber supported the City of San Diego’s application to obtain a grant as part of the 2017 Gateways for Growth Challenge by New American Economy. This program offers qualifying cities financial and planning support to create a multiyear strategic plan to help immigrants adapt and prosper in their communities.
As a result, Welcoming San Diego is a multi-sector effort to advance civic, social and economic integration of immigrants and refugees, who envision a vibrant, inclusive and safe binational region that attracts families and businesses from around the world and that all San Diegans can flourish in. The coalition is organizing community forums to help craft San Diego’s strategic plan on immigrant and refugee integration. Kenia Zamarripa, Chamber Director of International Business Affairs, will help facilitate one of the workshops. Topics of discussion include civic engagement, economic and educational opportunity, and access to services, safe and connected communities.
These forums are hosted by San Diego Unified School Districts and are free, however, registration is encouraged: