Metro is the social service and community development arm of the forty-eight United Methodist Churches throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties. Since it was established, Metro has been a vehicle for churches to reach the least, the last, and the lost. Metro also works with community members to effectively live in society and assist them in becoming more knowledgeable regarding their rights and responsibilities as members of their neighborhood.
CONNECT2Careers, a summer employment program that addresses San Diego’s ongoing skills gap by providing meaningful work experiences that prepare young adults ages 16-24 for in-demand jobs. By aligning the career aspirations and educational backgrounds of young adults with businesses committed to developing our emerging workforce, CONNECT2Careers creates a positive experience for both employers and youth.
CalWORKs is designed to transition people from welfare to work. It provides temporary cash assistance to eligible families with minor children, to move families with children from dependency to self-sufficiency through employment.
Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) is a nonprofit agency that advocates and assists individuals with developmental challenges and who are deaf and hard of hearing to be included members of the community. Since 1981 TMI has been working with local regional centers and the California State Departments of Developmental Services, Rehabilitation and Habilitation to achieve its’ mission to support people with developmental challenges to live, work and take their rightful place in society.
The San Diego Workforce Partnership funds job training programs that empower job seekers to meet the current and future workforce needs of employers in San Diego County. We are the local Workforce Investment Board, designated by the City and County of San Diego.
Our San Diego Employment Solutions program integrates mental health, rehabilitation treatment and recovery services for adults who have psychiatric disabilities. The goal of this integration is to improve their mental health and quality of life in the community and to help them obtain competitive employment.
The Employment Services program helps adults with behavioral health disorders prepare for, locate, and retain meaningful jobs. We are CARF accredited in Job Development and Employment Supports. Our program is certified by the Department of Rehabilitation in Vocational Assessment. Our services are customized to reflect job readiness, interests, and skills. Our well-trained staff are diverse in culture and language, and our gender responsive services are available countywide, near or within regional behavioral health programs. Our program focuses on rehabilitation and recovery and our philosophy is everyone can work.
CET training is designed to meet the needs of people over the age of 18 who want to learn a skill and find a job. The Open-Entry training model means that admission is possible at any time the applicant is ready.
As a non-profit multi-cultural arts organization we are dedicated to promoting, presenting & preserving the African & Indigenous cultures of the world through Music, Art, Dance, Education & Technology. We are located in beautiful Balboa Park in the heart of San Diego, California. Through consciousness raising the WorldBeat Center promotes peace within our San Diego community by providing on going programs and services that nurture the spirit of children, the elderly, and everyone in between. Our main goal is then to create unity within diversity.
The Family Self Sufficiency program offers families a hand up through a continuum of care that helps move individuals and families toward self sufficiency. Working from a strength based perspective each client is treated as a partner in the creation of individualized service plans.