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Spring/Summer 2021

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Mayor Todd Gloria and Urban Corps CEO, Kyle Kennedy at the 2021 Arbor Day event at Mountain View Community Center.

Working Together to Provide Food Assistance to Hard Working Young Adults (Feeding San Diego)

A powerful partnership: How Fairbanks Ranch and the RSF community formed a unique relationship to fight wildfire risk (Rancho Santa Fe Review)

Corps Network 2021 Project of the Year Nominees (Corps Network)

Corps Network 2021 Corpsmember of the Year Nominees (Corps Network)

Sen. Hueso’s SB 604 passes unanimously by state senate committee (KYMA)

El Cajon dog park receives national award (KUSI | The Californian | SDU Tribune)

Enhance La Jolla Day helps tidy up the Village for spring (SD News)

Clean Beach Coalition: Summertime Beach Litter Prevention Program Employs Workforce Development to Fight Pollution (I Love a Clean SD)

Urban Corps of San Diego County Receives $100,000
Donation From Guild Giving Foundation

Money will be useds to help young adults with education and job training

Urban Corps of San Diego County received a $100,000 donation from the Guild Giving Foundation, a nonprofit organization created by Guild Mortgage to deliver on its commitment to building relationships and strengthening communities. The money will be used to help Urban Corps continue its mission to provide young adults ages 18-26 a second chance for a high school diploma while giving them the tools to expand their career opportunities through paid job training.

“The Guild Giving Foundation and Guild Mortgage are long-time supporters of Urban Corps and we can’t thank them enough for their support,” said Kyle Kennedy, CEO of Urban Corps of San Diego County. “This donation will help us continue to give our Corpsmembers the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and receive life skills and paid job training that will put them on the road to success. In our 2022 fiscal year, 66 Corpsmembers graduated with their high school diplomas, 20 percent are headed to college and 80 percent are employed.”

The donation was raised from Guild Giving Foundation’s annual Charity Golf Tournament and Dinner Social that included golf, dinner and a silent auction with items such as vacation packages, sports memorabilia and one-of-a-kind experiences.

“The Guild Giving Foundation is committed to giving back to communities where Guild Mortgage employees and customers live,” said Mary Ann McGarry, president and CEO of Guild Mortgage. “We encourage our employees to volunteer, support financial literacy and deliver on our commitment to provide shelter and inspire positive change. Urban Corps is an organization that provides a positive change in San Diego County and we are proud to donate and help them with their mission of education and paid job training.”

About the Urban Corps of San Diego County

Founded in 1989, Urban Corps of San Diego County is a certified local conservation corps and charter school whose mission is to provide young adults ages 18-26 the tools to expand their career opportunities through paid job training, support services and a second chance to earn a high school diploma.

For more information or to join Urban Corps, visit and follow us on Twitter (@SDUrbanCorps), Facebook & Instagram (@sandiegourbancorps), TikTok (@urbancorps) and LinkedIn.

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