Our San Diego office has been busy in the local community.
The Problem of Hunger Among Low-income College Students
Attending college should be a time of academic enrichment, personal growth, and career preparation. But for college students from impoverished backgrounds, attending college can be an exercise in basic survival. This is because students from low-income backgrounds suffer financial hardship and many face a daily struggle with “food insecurity” which is the inability to access adequate food.
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and North County Food Bank chapter have established the College Hunger-relief Program in partnership with universities and colleges throughout San Diego County. Click here for additional information: The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
San Diego local blood drive participants, left to right: Scott Davis, Mariah Davis, Lacey Davis, Sarah Long, Audrey Harper, and Dion Sayles McKinney.
KNCH employees attended Couture for a Cause, to support two local nonprofit organizations: Voices for Children and STAR/PALS.
Voices for Children offers support to transform the lives of abused children by providing them with volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), to advocate and work one-on-one with a child or set of siblings in foster care to ensure their needs are met.
STAR/PAL is a San Diego-based nonprofit organization empowers under-served youth with a unique structure and programs that demonstrate a nationally recognized model of police and community collaboration. Sworn officers from the San Diego Police and County Probation Departments work side-by-side with civilian personnel and trained law enforcement volunteers to provide the leadership and mentoring critical in promoting youth safety, positive life choices, and academic success. All STAR/PAL programs are led by law enforcement officers who educate youth about the dangers of juvenile crime and violence. Couture for a Cause