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Community Engagement

SBCS has been responding to the needs of our community since 1971. We work every day to strengthen our community through involvement, partnership and a shared desire to lift up and empower children, youth, and families for a better healthier tomorrow. In addition to our services and programs, the following is also provided.

PROMOTORAS

Promotoras are bilingual trained parents from the neighborhood who serve as an important linkage between programs and community. Promotoras are visible throughout the neighborhood and at school parent centers informing, sharing and engaging families and students about services that meet their specific needs such as access to food assistance, housing assistance, and even tax preparation. 

RESIDENT LEADERSHIP 

Through the Promise Neighborhood initiative, we’ve established the Resident Leadership Academy (RLA) to encourage community members to actively engage in the issues that affect their lives like public safety, civic engagement, and overall community and well-being. Through RLA, neighbors invest in one another and work together to achieve the changes they want to see in their neighborhoods.

FOOD ASSISTANCE AND DISTRIBUTION

  • In partnership with community members, faith-based partners, Smart Food Foundation and San Diego Food Bank, SBCS offers healthy food distribution and hot meals on a weekly base throughout South County San Diego.
  • For a listing and dates: Food Distribution Flier or please call (619) 420-3620
  • Cal-Fresh food stamp sign-up and education on nutrition

FREE TAX PREPARATION

Begins January 2018 to April 15, 2018. Available for low to moderate income residents (annual income of $51,000 or below)

You may be entitled to a refund on your taxes. By claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the Child Tax Credit and other important credits, you may receive a refund to help in your financial security. SBCS’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a program of the Community Action Partnership (CAP) in partnership with County of San Diego, United Way of San Diego and the Internal Revenue Service.

For more information on EITC program, go to the Internal Revenue Service or the AARP website.

For an appointment with at SBCS EITC locations or for a location nearest you contact SBCS at 619.420.3620