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SBCS & Castle Park Celebrate Cesar Chavez - KUSI (March 27, 2015) 


Dia de Servicio Comunitario en honor a Cesar Chavez realizan jóvenes voluntarios de SBCS de Chula Vista

El Latino (April 1, 2015) - Voluntarios de South Bay Service Community Services (SBCS) participaron el viernes 27 de marzo Un Día de Servicio en Honor de César Chávez, durante un evento efectuado el viernes 27 de marzo y al que acudió la alcadesa Mary Casillas Salas.


College is a life-changing experience for students

The Star News (April 10,2015) -  The college journey doesn’t end with acceptance into college. It continues in various stages beginning with that trying first year of school when everything is new – new responsibilities, expectations and course workload. And whether a student is living away from home or commuting to school, there is also that adjustment to college life and environment.


The Promise Neighborhoods Movements: Creating Communities of Opportunities from Cradle to Career

Annenberg Institute for School Reform - VUE - Seven miles from the Mexican border in the city of Chula Vista, California, seventeen-year-old Andrea1 was close to her college dream, but reality was getting in the way. She had followed a perfect plan: good grades, extracurricular activities, and even a part-time job. She had been a model student and good daughter.

Chula Vista Promise program yields results

UT San Diego; (December 12, 2015)  — Following two years of operation, partners with the Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood program presented their accomplishments during a meeting at Chula Vista City Hall.

CVPD Looking for Holiday Donations 

UT San Diego; (November 13 2014) Chula Vista — The Chula Vista Police Activities League is looking for donations to give to underprivileged families during the holiday season through Dec. 12. The organization’s toy and food drive provides toys for youths under 18 years old and food while students are on break. 

Gala Raises over 300K for Foster Youth and Domestic Violence Programs

Our Hometown Magazine (November 2014) South Bay Community Services held its 16th annual Change Their Lives Extravaganza on September 6 at Paradise Point Resort to raise funds and awareness for two critical programs: helping children who have been victims of family violence and helping youth who have aged out of the foster care system. 

Preocupa Violencia Domestica en sur de San Diego

El Latino San Diego; (October 30 2014) - Alrededor de 1.200 casos de familias afectadas por la violencia doméstica se registran anualmente en las principales ciudades del sur de San Diego y al menos en un 60 por ciento de los incidentes se encuentran involucrados latinos.Amaris Sánchez, directora del programa de Servicios de Apoyo a la Violencia Doméstica de South Bay Community Services (SBCS), precisó que estos incidentes se registran en las comunidades de Chula Vista, National City, San Ysidro y sur de la bahía de San Diego. 

Pathway to a Paycheck: San Diego Program Trains High Schoolers for Health Jobs

NBC News; (October 11 2014)  – One Sunday in August, the normally sleepy parking lot of South Bay Community Services was abuzz with activity. Balloons adorned a dozen or so booths, each providing information about different health issues: immunizations, nutrition, exercise. Visitors were weighed at one station, had their blood pressure taken at another, then their blood sugar at another—all free of charge. 

Chula Vista Altrusa Club sets date for 11th annual fundraiser fashion show

The Star News; (August 09 2014); The Altrusa Club of Chula Vista will hold its 11th annual Imagine fundraiser and fashion show Sept. 6 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort.Guests will enjoy lunch, a wide variety of silent auction items, raffle drawings, a fashion show featuring clothes from Glamour Girlz Boutique, and a live auction with Chula Vista City Attorney Glen Googins acting as auctioneer. 

Woman Spreads Joy with Blankets

The Star News; (August 02 2014) Denise Czer is fortunate enough to have never been a victim of domestic violence. But that doesn’t mean the Chula Vista resident is blind to it.She knows the plague of domestic violence exists. 

How A Federal Grant For Promise Neighborhoods Is Changing A Chula Vista Community

KPBS; (October 3, 2013) - Ten-year-old Emily Jimenez Ayon wants to be a doctor. To do that, she knows she’ll need to go to college. And to get there she’s willing to make some sacrifices. For the moment that includes giving up her Quinceañera, which is kind of like a coming out party that many Mexican-American families throw for their daughters’ fifteenth birthdays. 

Giving People A Chance

UT San Diego; (September 25, 2013)— A local nonprofit organization gave a woman the chance to mother again and two teenage boys an opportunity to pursue their dreams. Among the services offered by South Bay Community Services in Chula Vista are two that have a profound impact on the lives of children and maturing youth. Mi Escuelita Therapeutic Preschool, a free program for children affected by family violence, provides specialized services for 3- to 5-year-olds and their families, including parenting classes and behavioral, developmental and physical therapy services. 

Duncan Applauds Schools Turnaround in Chula Vista

KPBS; (September 16, 2013) One could be forgiven for thinking the students at Castle Park Middle School were clamoring for a few minutes of attention from a pop music icon. But the Friday morning uproar was for the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. 

A Promise Made, a Promise Kept

UT San Diego/Editorial; (September 12, 2013) It’s fitting that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Chula Vista’s Castle Park Middle School today for a “town hall” talk on Promise Neighborhoods, a federal program to try to end the cycle of poverty in disadvantaged communities through education and it-takes-a-village support. Castle Park is one of five schools in the Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood initiative, one of the program’s biggest success stories. 

South Bay Community Services Receives Multimillion Dollar Grant for Castle Park

NBC San Diego; (September 2013) South Bay Community Services in Chula Vista is receiving a $27.8 million, five-year federal grant to help crack the cycle of inter-generational poverty in the Castle Park neighborhood. 

Castle Park Neighborhood Gets a Chance: Planning grant will pay for outline of revitalization

UT San Diego; (Jan. 2012) — The children of central Harlem weren’t supposed to have a chance, but the program that helped 90 percent of high school seniors in that area get accepted to college in 2010 is coming to a Chula Vista neighborhood that is one of the poorest in the county. 

Housing Gives Youth Place to Call Home 

The Star News (November 12, 2011) The newest addition of transitional housing for foster youth has arrived at South Bay Community Services. Muncey Manor opened this summer and was named after Fran Muncey, owner of The Gally in Chula Vista who actively donates time and resources to the foster youth community.