Community Partner: The Kim Center for Social Balance

The Kim Center for Social Balance is dedicated to accelerating the achievement of equal status for all genders, races, and ethnicities in the workplace. Their LEAPS initiative is one of the most aggressive efforts to create rapid and demonstrable change throughout the country. LEAPS tools include an academically researched Assessment, data-driven Playbook, and a nationally standardized Accreditation.

Employers use LEAP to become industry leaders by creating and maintaining thriving ecosystems that include improved employee retention, productivity, and innovative mindset, all of which also benefit the bottom line. Visit for more information.

The team at Kim Center is working with local leaders to scale LEAPS to the regional level to transform San Diego into the nation’s first community model of measurable progress. Their achievements have been recognized at the California State, San Diego County, and city levels. Key partners include County and City of San Diego, San Diego Gas & Electric, foundations, unions, employers, and more.

The Kim Center is currently inviting new collaborators for a project to maximize the economic recovery of vulnerable business owners from the pandemic by: 1) assessing the financial impacts of COVID-19 on their businesses, 2) modeling the short and long-term consequences of their losses to San Diego’s entire regional economic recovery, and 3) developing key recommendations for a united community response. If you would like to participate, please contact Dr. Hei-ock Kim, Executive Director, at