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Drew Schlosberg's Spotlight on the Community amplifies the voices of social impact organizations, social entrepreneurs, local non-profits and other community champions who help shape the culture, creativity, and connectivity that drive the San Diego community to ever higher levels. Continue Reading >>
Drew Schlosberg's Spotlight on the Community amplifies the voices of social impact organizations, social entrepreneurs, local non-profits and other community champions who help shape the culture, creativity, and connectivity that drive the San Diego community to ever higher levels. << Show Less
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Award-Winning Nonprofit Champions the Human-Animal Bond Dr. Gary Weitzman, President and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society, recipient of a 2021 California Nonprofit of the Year recognition, discusses reduced fees during a monthlong adoption drive to "Clear the Shelters"; its recently launched "Community Veterinary Program"; and three orphaned bear cubs that have arrived for rehabilitation at the Ramona Wildlife Center.
CEO Highlights "State of Homelessness and Solutions" Report Deacon Jim Vargas, CEO of Father Joe's Villages, discusses the organization's recently released "State of Homelessness and Solutions" report; the Saint Teresa of Calcutta Villa affordable housing development; and opportunities for the community to engage with Father Joe's Villages.
Daughter of San Diego Renaissance Man Remembers Her Iconic Father: Part 2 Cheryl Morrow continues the conversation about her "larger than life" Dad .... Willie Morrow.
Council Champions Literacy Causes for More Than 35 Years Jose Cruz, CEO of the San Diego Council on Literacy, chats about the Council's more than 35 years of advocacy in support of literacy causes in our region. Cruz discusses the Literacy Index, the Council's Volunteer Recruitment Campaign and its "Gap Minders" podcasts in conjunction with the United Way of San Diego County.
Daughter of San Diego Renaissance Man Remembers Her Iconic Father: Part 1 In this two-part "Spotlight on the Community" interview, Cheryl Morrow, President of California Curl and President and CEO of San Diego Monitor News, chats about learnings bestowed upon her by her iconic father, Willie Morrow. Cheryl talks about her Dad being he quintessential Renaissance through his culture-changing inventions, such as the Afro Pick, to his pioneering of African American media in San Diego.
Center Gears Up for "Haute to Heart" Fashion Show Debra Emerson, CEO of St. Madeleine Sophie's Center, talks about one of the Center's signature events, the "Haute to Heart" Fashion Show that will be held on Saturday, August 13 at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel. Emerson chats about other Center programs that educate and empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
CEO Chats About Four Pillars of Conrad Prebys Foundation Grant Oliphant, CEO of the Conrad Prebys Foundation, talks about the four focus areas of the organization: Arts, Medical Research, Healthcare and Youth. Oliphant chats about the Foundation's strategic planning process as it gathers feedback from its broad range of grantees and partner organizations.
La Maestra Circle of Care Services Address Myriad Needs of Underserved and Diverse Communities Dr. Zara Marselian, Founder, President & CEO of La Maestra Community Health Centers, chats about the La Maestra's game-changing and innovative Circle of Care services that provide everything from onsite primary and specialty care to food pantries to transportation to housing and everything in between.
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