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Civic San Diego Funded Project of The Year Awarded At 2018 Ruby Awards

The Ceremony Is The County’s Largest Affordable Housing Industry Recognition Event, Hosted Annually By The San Diego Housing Federation SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 4, 2018) — The 2018 Ruby Awards, created and hosted by The San Diego Housing Federation, were held the evening of Thursday, May 3rd at the Prado in Balboa Park. Two projects …

May 9, 2018

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Southcrest Trails Neighborhood Park opens this month

Civic San Diego (CivicSD) is proud to announce the grand opening of Southcrest Trails Neighborhood Park, a 2.6-acre open space in the community of southeast San Diego that will benefit from the new activation and amenities that have been constructed in the formerly passive park setting. The park’s grand opening will be Friday, Feb. 16, …

February 9, 2018

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CivicSD closes New Markets Tax Credit loan to Goodwill Industries of San Diego County

SAN DIEGO — San Ysidro will soon be home to a new Goodwill Industries outlet center, distribution center and community employment center thanks to a $12.6 million New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) investment made by Civic San Diego (CivicSD). The funds will help Goodwill Industries improve two recently purchased buildings in San Ysidro totaling around

December 14, 2017

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Tour Shows Off Projects and Potential to Benefit Underserved Communities

Civic San Diego (CivicSD) recently hosted a bus tour where people weren’t necessarily asked to see what was there—but rather, what could be there. The aim was to showcase parts of the city where new development has the potential to significantly benefit the most underserved communities in San Diego. The Nov. 30 bus tour covered …

December 5, 2017

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CivicSD Improves Pedestrian Routes in City Heights

SAN DIEGO, CA— Pedestrians in City Heights now have safer walking routes thanks to several street improvements completed by Civic San Diego (CivicSD). Over the past year, CivicSD improved walkability by installing sidewalks, curbs, gutters, wheelchair ramps and 132 streetlights along some of the most heavily traveled routes throughout the area bordered by

November 9, 2017

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Civic San Diego Empowers At-Risk Youth via Urban Corps of San Diego County Partnership

SAN DIEGO, CA – With a mission to provide young adults with a high school education and meaningful job training, Urban Corps of San Diego County’s efforts have been amplified through a unique partnership with Civic San Diego (CivicSD). Through $8 million in federal tax credits offered by CivicSD, Urban Corps was able to expand programming …

October 18, 2017

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More than $84 Million and Counting Invested in Economically Challenged San Diego Neighborhoods

SAN DIEGO, CA— Since 2012, Civic San Diego (CivicSD) has invested $84.5 million into economically challenged San Diego neighborhoods, furthering the agency’s mission to boost quality of life for San Diego’s underserved residents. This has been done through New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs), a federal program that deploys tax credits for projects that

October 12, 2017

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CivicSD Empowers Entrepreneur to Expand Fashion Business

SAN DIEGO, CA— Growing up in the West African nation of Togo, Lili Klu discovered she had a natural talent for sewing when she was just 15. She followed that passion, enrolling in a program to hone her skills. “After the first year I knew I had made the right choice,” she recalled—and in fact, finished the three-year program in just …

October 11, 2017

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Civic San Diego Empowering Entrepreneurs with New Program

SAN DIEGO — Rosario Sotelo and her daughter Rodnia Attiq started El Borrego Restaurant, located at 4280 El Cajon Blvd., on a driveway more than a decade ago, with just a quarter-pound of meat. Within three months, they were going through 600 pounds of meat on a good weekend and today crowds are still lining …

August 10, 2017

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Civic San Diego Teams Up To Help Small Business Owners Become More Successful

Kevin Wilson is a San Diego native who dreamed of owning his own barber shop, and thanks to receiving a Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) KIVA loan, facilitated by the Civic San Diego (“CivicSD”) led coalition- Business Improvement District Access to Capital (BID A2C) Program, Kevin Wilson’s dream came true on April 15, 2017 when …

July 19, 2017

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