Five Leadership Action Team Partner Agencies Named by LEAD San Diego

LEAD San Diego has announced its five nonprofit partner agencies for 2021. Members of LEAD’s Impact San Diego Class of 2021 will form teams to gain hands-on experience by working with these organizations to accomplish vital projects that will benefit the agencies and our community.

The five agencies and their projects are:

The Armed Services YMCA of San Diego provides innovative and quality social, educational, and recreational programs to meet the needs of military service members and their families. The ASYMCA is committed to promoting its goals of strengthening military families, supporting healthy lifestyles, reducing isolation, and assisting service members and their families in connecting to their community. The project will focus on identifying the need, size & scope, creative usage, identifying risks & opportunities, and project timeline of a new strategic plan.

DETOUR is a mentoring program for girls of color with a vision to see equity and inclusion for teen girls of color in higher education and priority sector employment. Their mission is to increase access to education and employment opportunities for girls. This project will provide an action plan based on existing data, which will be provided, to determine the extent to which the San Diego region is empowering and increasing opportunities for girls of color.

Promises2Kids annually provides over 3,000 current and former foster youth in San Diego County with the tools, opportunities, and guidance they need to address the circumstances that brought them into foster care, overcome the difficulties of their past, and grow into healthy, happy, and successful adults. Their goal is to reshape their mentoring model to better reflect their identity through the recruitment, matching, and support of culturally representative community members.

The San Diego Mesa College Foundation exists to put a college education within reach for students who are working hard to build a better future. The organization is looking to put together a “storytelling toolkit” and training for their Board of Directors such that their passionate volunteers can get the word out and help more hardworking students access higher education.

Uptown Community Service Center provides critical services to over 2,000 homeless and very low-income persons each month. Their project proposes to create and implement an educational program to provide workshops and webinars for religious, business, and community organizations to help further their cause and break down stigmas.

Each Impact LAT will make a presentation about their completed project at their graduation event. It will be free and open to the public. Stay tuned to see how our Impact Class and Leadership Action Teams work together to make lasting changes within our region.