Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Community Service Opportunity with the Filipino Migrant Center

We have an amazing community service opportunity this summer that students may be interested in joining! Our high school summer program (open to all grades) is 5 weeks long that meets twice a week  and students will learn the fundamentals of filmmaking and storytelling through various workshops and activities (around 3 hours each session). 

They will be working closely with volunteer professionals in filmmaking, journalism, and education to create a short film (3-5 minutes) documenting stories of their community or sharing intergenerational stories of their family's migration. At the end, there will be a showcase where we will invite the community and share the work the students have created. Students do not have to be Filipino to join our program and are open to learning about Filipino migration history in San Diego. 

A little bit about the Filipino Migrant Center, we are a non-profit organization that serves working class Filipinos all across Southern California. We offer free services to the Filipino community such as legal assistance for labor and immigration issues, legal & health clinics, Know Your Rights trainings, and many others. Through our programs and services, we help empower youth to give back to their communities and create positive social change. 

I have attached the digital flyer for our program to the email. We have been presenting at various high schools and we would love to visit Sweetwater High School to present to the students about our program. Please share the flyer with any teachers who would be open to have us present in their classes about our program! 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email And I look forward to hearing from you! Thank you and have a great day!

Monday, May 15, 2023

Week 3 (May 15 – 21): Mental Health Month 2023

Are you in need of support? Call or text the Warm Line to speak to a counselor: 855-845-7415. 

The peer-run warm line is a non-emergency resource for anyone seeking mental and emotional support.

 The warm line is not an advice line but will empower callers to identify their own path forward and will offer support and increase the resiliency and self-advocacy of callers. 

#LookWithin #BeWellRedDevils


Monday Motivation: Public Service Careers

Friday, May 12, 2023

Grossmont College, first-time college student EOPS Summer Institute registration

Receive academic counseling and much more.  

Check-out eligibility and registration at->


Community Service Available with National School District-5K Fun Run!

Register to volunteer for the NSD 5K Fun Run. This event is possible because of people like you!  All volunteers will receive a special volunteer event t-shirt. 

May 20, 2023
Fun Run Start Time: 9:00 am
Pepper Park, 3299 Tidelands Ave., National City, CA 91950

Register via attached flyer QR Code or link ->  

The NSD 5K Committee will contact you with detailed information.  Questions? Email Berenice Walker at or Steven Sanchez at

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

STEM Community Service Available

EIS is looking for high school volunteers who want to hone their communication skills, develop leadership skills, and support STEM education opportunities for communities who are most underrepresented in STEM.

  • Teen Lab Assistants will be expected to volunteer from June 20 until August 11. 
  • There will be at least one day of orientation and training prior to the beginning of camp. Teen Lab Assistants will be assigned to a minimum of 2 weeks of Summer Camp, Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm (weeks must be consecutive). 
  • Teen Lab Assistants will have frequent contact with students and instructors. 
  • Teen Lab Assistants will meaningfully aid our work to improve summer camp learning and fun experiences for children in ages 7-14.

EIS is located in southeast San Diego, across the street from the Euclid Avenue Trolley station at Euclid Avenue and Market Street.

  • Must be a high school student entering 11th or 12th grade for the 2023-2024 school year. Students entering 10th grade for the 2023-2024 school year may be eligible only if they have previously participated in an EIS program.
  • Express an interest in a STEM and/or education field
  • Excellent writing, organizational, research and oral communication skills
  • Interest and/or experience in working with children or youth
  • Professional demeanor and work ethic
  • Time commitment: Minimum of 2 weeks of Summer Camp, Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm (weeks must be consecutive)
  • Strong calling to support underrepresented communities in STEM through education
  • Fluency in Spanish or other second language is a plus but not required
  • Must provide proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
Applications are due Sunday, June 4th at 11:59pm

The direct link to apply for the program can be found here:

Monday, May 8, 2023

Congrats Class of 2023!

Want to be featured? Seniors can register. Register via Link

Mental Health Month 2023 - Safe and Stable Housing and Healthy Home Environments

Having safe, stable, and healthy home conditions sets the foundation for achieving and maintaining good mental health. For many people, not having a true “home base” to consistently return to can leave them feeling distressed, disconnected or isolated. Stable housing allows individuals to develop routines and connections to their local community which are beneficial for mental health. 

Wherever you call “home,” it should give you feelings of comfort, support, and calmness. If not, there are things you can do to your space to help you be more productive, reach your goals, and improve your mental health. 

This week, review Safe and Stable Housing Fact Sheet (en español) to learn how unstable housing may contribute to poor mental health and impact someone’s sense of psychological safety. The fact sheet includes guidance and suggested actions for those experiencing unstable housing, feeling unsafe, and/or navigating exposure to potential safety hazards. 

In addition to stable housing, we are also impacted by the environment within our home. Clutter can be harmful to our mental state while tidiness can provide predictability and cut down on brain fatigue and anxiety. 

Review this Healthy Home Environments Fact Sheet (en español) for tips on creating tidy spaces, making your bedroom sleep-friendly, creating comfort at home, checking air quality, and setting yourself up for success even when you’re feeling down. 

Use the companion worksheet (en español) to get started shaping a home environment that will help your mental health! Mental Health America offers more articles and information regarding safe and stable housing and healthy home environments if you wish to dive deeper or know someone in need of more support. 

This week, we also recognize CA Student Mental Health Awareness Week. With over 5.8 million public school students, we acknowledge the psychological and emotional well-being of our students is as important as their academic achievement. Share the SDCOE Teen Guide to Mental Health and Wellness in English and Spanish far and wide with your students! 

Monday, May 1, 2023

This #MentalHealthMonth, Mental Health America invites you to #LookAroundLookWithin to learn about how your surroundings can impact mental health. Learn more:

Motivation Monday: Telecommunication Careers