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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 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. 


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.


In partnership with community members, faith-based partners, Smart Food Foundation, Feeding San Diego and the San Diego Food Bank, SBCS offers healthy food distribution on a monthly basis throughout Chula Vista, and connects families in other parts of the County with additional resources. Learn More.


The National City Collaborative Family Resource Center empowers families in National City to reach their full potential through community-based programs and services. Key areas of support provided include distributions of healthy food three times per week; parent and community workshops; employment, housing, medical insurance, naturalization and permanent residency application assistance; and referrals to counseling, food, shelter, employment and utility assistance resources. Visit the Family Resource Center at 304 W 18th Street, National City, CA 91950, or call (619) 336-8360.


Available for low- to moderate-income residents (annual income of $57,500 or below) between February 1 and April 18, 2022.

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.
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Free tax preparation services will be available beginning February 1, 2022. Services will be offered on a walk-in basis or schedule an appointment by calling 2-1-1. To get help filing your taxes, please come to SBCS (430 F Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910) with all documents listed below between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, or Fridays February 1 to April 15, 2022.