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.


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.

Job Posting: Community Organizer at Mid-City CAN

POSITION PROFILE: SAY, San Diego, Inc. is the fiscal agent for this project and will be the formal employer of the Community Organizer. The Community Organizer will work in partnership with residents of City Heights, their families, and organizational allies in the design and ongoing implementation of Mid-City CAN Momentum Team community organizing and advocacy campaigns. The Community Organizer will support the goal of building capacity and leadership in City Heights to mobilizing, executing strategies, and assisting Leaders in identifying and building campaigns for change advocating for change.


  •  Identify, recruit, and retain, City Heights residents and allies with strong leadership qualities and assist them in advocating for institutional and social change.
  • Organize, develop and sustain the leadership and education at meetings, weekend projects, and trips such as advocacy days in Sacramento.
  • Conduct outreach to schools, agencies, and collaborative partners that service City Heights to recruit members.
  • In collaboration with collaborative partners, develop and facilitate leadership development for community around specific skills related to community organizing, grassroots advocacy and other relevant topics.
  • Assist in the development of Mid-City CAN Momentum Team goals and objectives.
  • Clearly articulate the efforts of Mid-City CAN and our community development strategy.
  • Work with youth and Mid-City CAN/SAY Staff in developing and implementing fundraising strategies.
  • Work collaboratively with all participating agencies and organizations of Mid-City CAN in implementing the mission and goals.
  • Create and execute project work plans, including timeline, roles, and resources needed, using Mid-City CAN planning tools. Revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Deliver custom program materials, modules, and simulations based on the Mid-City CAN tool kit and methodology, as well as training others in their application.
  • Design and facilitate community planning processes and community capacity building workshops.
  •  Ability to facilitate groups and manage community conflict.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Community Development, Social Work, community organizing, ethnic studies, and /or commensurate experience in community organizing, advocacy, and working with youth in a collaborative context.
  • Community organizing or leadership training, such as but not limited to certificates from: Institute for Cultural Affairs, Gamaliel Foundation, PICO National Network, Center for Third World Organizing, Consensus Organizing Center, or Other.
  • Bilingual (Somali or Vietnamese) Required
  • Familiar with Community Development and Community Organizing Theories as well as experienced in policy development and advocacy.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse groups.


  •  Possess a passion for social justice which will translate into your daily interactions.
  • Knowledgeable of consensus decision making and conflict resolution processes.
  • Ability to build relationships and interact with a diverse population easily.
  • Must be able to self-direct, take initiative and work independently.
  • Ability to work well in a team setting.
  • Proven ability working with diverse communities and neighborhood organizations and constituencies.
  • Strong community leadership skills, understanding of and sensitivity to development issues in the City Heights community and surrounding area.
  • Ability to be flexible in adapting and learning new ideas and/or concepts.
  • Flexibility required in ongoing training, workshops and/or learning opportunities which may be presented.
  • Broad knowledge of diverse cultures and sensitivity in dealing with diversity issues including race, gender, sexual orientation and economic status.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working within a collaborative environment.
  • Knowledge of government and education programs and agencies.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends when necessary.
  • Access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job-related tasks
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

TO APPLY: please send resume and cover letter via e-mail to or via fax to (858) 715-8572.

Job Posting: Youth Community Organizer

SAY San Diego, Inc.: Youth Community Organizer

SAY, San Diego, Inc. is the fiscal agent for this project and will be the formal employer of the Youth Community Organizer. This is a 40-hour-a-week position that reports directly to the Mid-City CAN Collaborative Director. The Youth Community Organizer will work in partnership with youth and their families in City Heights in the design and ongoing implementation of the Mid-City CAN Youth Council and Momentum Teams in community organizing campaigns. The Youth Community Organizer will support the goal of building resident capacity and leadership in City Heights to mobilizing, execute strategies, and assisting youth leaders in identifying and building campaigns for change and advocating for change.

To view full job description, click here.

To apply please send resume and cover letter via e-mail to or via fax to (858) 715-8572.