News article shines a light on nonprofit’s five decades of dedication helping create a brighter future for all San Diegans
As SBCS marks its 50th year strengthening communities in San Diego, we’re honored to have elected leadership add to the chorus of voices in support of the nonprofit’s decades of service in the San Diego Union-Tribune (SD-UT). On Sunday, September 12, the SD-UT published “County recognizes Chula Vista nonprofit for 50 years of service,” a feature article which ran in the Community section.
The news article highlights our work on the recent San Diego Convention Center Shelter for Unaccompanied Migrant Children, and our work on community issues including substance abuse, employment readiness, mental health counseling, housing assistance, independent living skills, juvenile crime prevention, therapeutic educational programming and meals and nutrition education.
Long-time friend of SBCS and County Vice Chair Nora Vargas is quoted saying, “I am so proud of them. This year, they were leading providers in saving and improving the lives of over 3000 children at the San Diego emergency shelter, an experience that will undoubtedly improve the fabric of our region for generations to come. I hope they continue to do their remarkable service to our region, for at least another 50 years.”
In the article, readers also find a fun peek of what attendees can expect at our October “Change Their Lives” gala. This year, Co-Chairs San Diego County Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Nora Vargas, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, and Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas invite you to join in celebrating 50 years of SBCS strengthening San Diegans throughout the County. The “Dancing through the Decades”-themed event will take place Saturday, October 23 at the North Promenade at Liberty Station. For more information and to reserve your spot, please visit the event web page.
The full article can be found here:
Sept. 12, 2021, San Diego Union Tribune: County recognizes Chula Vista nonprofit for 50 years of service