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Global Urban Nomads leads collaborative partnerships with Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce for Level Up SD High School Student Workforce Readiness and Internship Program
The grant supports students participating in the Level Up SD summer enrichment program, funded by San Diego Unified School District.
SAN DIEGO (June 8, 2022) – Global Urban Nomads announced today that it has partnered with the Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce and was awarded an $85K grant from The San Diego Foundation. The San Diego Foundation inspires enduring philanthropy and enables community solutions to improve the quality of life in our region. Global Urban Nomads will lead a collaborative effort to deliver a summer High School Student Workforce Readiness and Internship Program; Your Career is Your Artistry - How to Create your Own Future & Build Generational Wealth. This unique program is aligned with San Diego Gas and Electric’s Labor workforce readiness and internship program. (Read more...)
“I am committed to elevating Black businesses through tangible opportunities that result in economic viability for San Diego's Black communities.” said Bruce Mayberry, Chairman of the Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce board, “Our vision to create generational wealth through business enterprise, education, employment, and investing is a community effort. Uplifting and elevating each other is vital to achieving our mission, and I am proud to be partnering with Global Urban Nomads on Level Up SD.”
California has created the largest and highest-quality Expanded Learning infrastructure in the nation, however there is still significant unmet need for After School and Summer Learning programs. Over 2,500 low-income schools in CA do not benefit from a publicly funded Expanded Learning program. Global Urban Nomads strives to help fill this gap for some of our most underserved communities. As an excellent model of a private-public partnership, our collaborators include:
Global Urban Nomads
Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce
Bank of America
San Diego City College
The San Diego Foundation
San Diego Unified School District
San Diego Gas and Electric
Riverside County Office of Education
Franklin Covey Education
Together, this summer enrichment program benefits San Diego Unified School District high school students and will prepare them as future leaders by developing decision making skills, financial literacy, entrepreneurship mindset, and career planning. With a focus on building generational wealth, the students will earn $500 for participation and an additional $100 to start a savings account. This program supports academic and socio-emotional development opportunities through a summer session of Level Up SD, in partnership with San Diego Unified School District.
“San Diego Unified students will once again have free access to meaningful summer enrichment opportunities because every child deserves a summer of learning and joy,” said Dr. Sharon Whitehurst-Payne, president of the San Diego Unified Board of Education.
Level Up SD was created last year by the San Diego Unified School District and The San Diego Foundation, thanks to a $31 million commitment by the San Diego Unified Board of Education. This program was made possible thanks to grant support from The San Diego Foundation. Funding for this grant was provided from the San Diego Unified Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant to The Foundation.
About Level Up SD
Created in summer 2021 by the San Diego Unified School District and The San Diego Foundation, Level Up SD features in-person classroom instruction in the mornings at neighborhood schools with San Diego Unified teachers and afternoon summer activities offered by dozens of nonprofits in communities across the city. There is no cost to families for the classroom instruction or the activities, thanks to a $31 million commitment by the San Diego Unified Board of Education. To be eligible for #LevelUpSD, students must be enrolled in San Diego Unified for the 2022-2023 school year.
About The San Diego Foundation
The San Diego Foundation inspires enduring philanthropy and enables community solutions to improve the quality of life in our region. Our strategic priorities include advancing racial and social justice, fostering equity of opportunity, building resilient communities, and delivering world-class philanthropy to realize our vision of just, equitable and resilient communities. For more than 46 years, The Foundation and its donors have granted more than $1.3 billion to support nonprofit organizations strengthening our community. Learn more at SDFoundation.org.
About Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce
The County of San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce utilizes innovative programs, networking opportunities, and business partnerships to advance and strengthen Inclusive Economic Development throughout the City and County of San Diego. Our mission is to create generational wealth through business enterprise, education, employment, and investing.
About Global Urban Nomads
Our Mission: To cultivate a global community of creative compassionate leaders who are catalysts for positive change. Global Urban Nomads is a non-profit organization that seeks to impact global economic development by aligning efforts to the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We attract and develop talent, capacity, and competencies of people, teams, and organizations to form a global innovation ecosystem to meet the call to action of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Focusing on three pillars of transfer skills; Transformational Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship, and Intercultural Competence
Dr. Jeffrey Mrizek, Global Urban Nomads, firstname.lastname@example.org 916-607-9420
Dr. Jeffrey Mrizek
Global Urban Nomads