In the past four months, the Welcoming San Diego steering committee which includes the Chamber, has organized and completed a series of community workshops in which input was gathered on how San Diego can better integrate and welcome immigrants into the community. This information will be used to produce a strategic plan which will be presented to the Mayor and Council for consideration.
The Chamber will help conduct focus groups to further enrich qualitative data for the strategic plan, incorporating the business community’s perspective and insight. Welcoming San Diego’s tentative launch date for the strategic plan is set for September 17th.
Also in our effort to help build a more inclusive and welcoming community, the Chamber connected the local International Rescue Committee with the Tijuana Xolos team who kindly made a donation of equipment to the IRC’s Refugee Girls Soccer program and spent an afternoon training with the girls.