Work Readiness - Mentoring Program

Support - Promise Zone Career Fair Volunteer

Volunteers needed between 9am and 2pm to assist with a Career Fair for Opportunity Youth in the Promise Zone. 

Opportunity Youth are ages 16-24 who are not working and not in school.

Location: Continuing Education campus: 4343 Ocean View Blvd 92113

The San Diego Promise Zone, on June 6, 2016, became one of 22 federally designated Promise Zones in the United States and one of only four in California. The San Diego Promise Zone (SDPZ) covers a 6.4-square-mile targeted area that spans East Village and Barrio Logan east to Encanto and Emerald Hills and is home to the City’s most disadvantaged and underserved communities.

More than 77,000 San Diegans live in SDPZ. Unemployment is high (15.61 percent), and poverty is concentrated (39.06 percent). The area struggles with low educational attainment, insufficient access to healthcare and healthy foods, rising crime rates and the least affordable housing in the country.

Through the PDF icon Promise Zone initiative, federal government partners work with local leaders to streamline resources across agencies and deliver comprehensive support. Leading the effort, the City has partnered with numerous local organizations and agencies to develop programs and initiatives in six Working Group goal areas to improve quality of life and accelerate revitalization in the SDPZ.

The Promise Zone designation lasts for 10 years.

Qualifications Required

  • Your Age Group Must be at least 18 and older

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Friday, September 20, 2019 and Saturday, February 29, 2020