Community Event: SDAYO Fundraiser


Where: Ly’s Garden Restaurant | 4350 54th Street Suite B., San Diego, CA 92115

When: Friday, May 30, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Cost: $35.00 per person/ $350 for a table of 10

Includes: 6 course meal and a drink

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Phet Guiney at (619) 515-2729 or email at

ABOUT SDAYO (San Diego Asian Youth Organization):


The San Diego Asian Youth Organization (SDAYO), was founded by the San Diego Police Department in 1995. It is a non-profit organization located inside the San Diego Police Department’s Multi-cultural Community Relations Office next to Colina Del Sol Park.

SDAYO brings together a diverse group of teenagers and provides them with the resources necessary to give back to their community. The members participate in cultural and civic activities as well as community service events all around San Diego. The youth also learn more about issues in their world through the many guest speakers and educational workshops offered through SDAYO. During summer, they are then rewarded for their hard work and dedication by being able to go on field trips to places like Disneyland, Six Flags, and Universal Studios (for free!). SDAYO not only teaches leadership and communication skills but also motivates teens to do things that benefit their future instead of turning to drugs and gangs.

Teenagers who participate on a regular basis receive recognition from police officers as well as various other community leaders. They are also given the opportunity to partake in a variety of internships and programs that will help them gain work experience, build their resume, and get into the college of their dreams.

Community Event: Khmer New Year Festival, the Year of the Horse

DATE: Saturday, April 12, 2014 and Sunday, April 13, 2014

LOCATION: Colina Del Sol Park

Hosted by San Diego’s Cambodian American community. There will be Pageant competition to select the New Year’s Angel, cooking demo, eating contest, traditional games and dances, classical and modern music, pony ride, spicy food, and more. Come and join for 2 days of family fun under the warm sun with fresh spring air. For more info, please contact

Community Event: Lao New Year Festival 2014

DATE: Saturday, April 5, 2014 and Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM

LOCATION: Market Creek Plaza / Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, 310 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114

Hosted by Lao Community Cultural Center of San Diego.  There will be Angel of Mercy Parade, Beauty Pageant Competition, Classical dance and music; Lao Food Booths, Retails, kid zones; Sports competition (Ping Pong, Basketball & Kataw) and Lao Idol competition.  For more info, please contact:

Community Event: The Inaugural Filipino Sun Festival

DATE: Saturday, April 5, 2014 – 11am – 6pm

LOCATION: Mira Mesa Park, across from Mira Mesa High School

(map 8575 New Salem St, San Diego, California 92126).

Presented and hosted by Operation Samahan. First Filipino Sun Festival, featuring a community produced event to celebrate Filipino and Filipino American culture in Mira Mesa!  Traditional and contemporary performances, art, food, educational and cultural fun for the whole family. Cultural exhibits, children’s activity, history of tattoo pavilion, health and wellness pavilion, and more! FREE!


JOB OPENING | City Heights Prep

City Heights Prep has two part time positions open.
Assistant to Program Director of After School Program.  We have an active after school program on our campus, and it’s growing!  We need someone to assist our program director.  This job is direct supervision of 20+ students as they participate in a variety of after school activities (art, music, yoga, etc.)  This position requires a passion for, and some prior experience, working with adolescents/teenagers; hours are 3:15 to 6:30, Monday through Friday.
Admissions and Office Clerk.  This position assists in our front office and includes a wide variety of general office support, as well as tasks associated with daily, weekly, and monthly attendance reporting.  This position also schedules and conducts enrollment meetings with parents and new students.  It requires some prior experience in office/administrative positions and conversational Spanish.  This position is 25-30 hours per week.
About City Heights Prep
Our mission is to provide an excellent neighborhood based and college preparatory education for middle and high school students in City Heights.  It is our vision to see City Heights Prep graduates succeed in the college or university of their choice and poised to become community leaders who work for positive change in City Heights and beyond.
We currently have 65 students in grades 6 and 7, and we’ll have 6th through 8th grades starting in September.  Our students reflect the diverse demographics of City Heights; many families are immigrants or refugees, and some of our students are English language learners.  All of them qualify for free breakfast and lunch.

Fellowship Opportunity: The National Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing

“The National Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing” develops the leadership of a new generation of activists and organizers who are deeply invested in building the power of and improving the lives of working-class Asian immigrant communities.

During ten weeks of intensive training, ground work and reflection, Fellows will learn about and support struggles at their host sites, work to connect the larger API Movement across the country and build lasting relationships with peers, mentors and community members.

Host Sites:
Boston:  Chinese Progressive Association
Long Beach:  Khmer Girls in Action
Los Angeles:  Chinatown Community for Equitable Development
New York:  CAAAV – Organizing Asian Communities
San Francisco:  Filipino Community Center and Chinese Progressive Association

This is an intensive full-time, volunteer program for the summer.  Applicants are also encouraged to seek additional and alternative funding sources (include campus work-study programs, scholarships and stipends).  All cost (including travel to host site cities and housing) will the responsibility of each Fellow.  A limited number of scholarships ranging from $500 – $2000 are available.”

If you are interested in working with some awesome API organizations over the summer. Refer to their website for more details and for the application:

Internship: Occupational Health

This is a great program that is seeking potential host organizations in San Diego that work on workplace rights. The organization would get 2 paid interns this summer. This program is also seeking 2 interns to fill these positions. 

Do you know any potential host organizations in the San Diego area that can host 2 interns to work on a workplace rights project? (see attachment)

Do you know any professors and under/grad students in the San Diego area that may be interested in applying for this paid internship this summer?  (see below flyer)