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WE WANT YOU TO JOIN THE TEAM

 Mid-City CAN Interns explore City Heights & discuss social change

 Interns explore City Heights & discuss social change.

 

Multi-Media Internship Opening!

Are you interested in multimedia work for non-profits? We're looking for someone who is interested in any of the following areas:

  • filming/editing short films
  • interviewing community members
  • writing articles
  • managing social media
  • taking pictures
  • managing a website

We want someone who is interested in making a difference in the community of City Heights, San Diego, and the world. We will shape this internship according to your interests, so let us know what you want to learn and how you can help us!

Experience: Communication, Final Cut Pro preferred, Adobe Photoshop (or Lightroom) preferred.

Write a cover letter describing why you want this internship and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with a resume.

 

Mid-City CAN is always looking for high school and college interns to join our efforts in City Heights. Internship areas include:

  • Political Science
  • Public Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Community Organizing
  • Social Work
  • Public Relations & Marketing
  • Media Communications
  • Journalism/ photojournalism
  • Film/ photography

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Jobs

Job openings will be posted here.

Meet The Team

Staff members are employed to support the work and projects of the collaborative and help build power. Each organizer is assigned Momentum Teams and a group of resident leaders. Momentum Teams are assigned according to the issues in our strategic direction set by the Coordinating Council

Current Staff:

Diana Ross Executive Director

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Mark Tran, Associate Executive Director

Mark Tran, Associate Executive Director

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Sean Elo, Director of Campaigns & Policy

Sean Elo, Director of Campaigns & Policy

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Sarah Willer, Media Specialist

Sarah Willer, Media Specialist

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Maggie Ta, Policy & Civic Engagement Specialist

Maggie Ta, Policy & Civic Engagement Specialist

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consuelomartinez, Leadership Development Specialist

Consuelo Martinez, Leadership Development Specialist

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Terry Stanley, Youth Organizer

Terry Stanley, Youth Organizer

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Laura Yamaguchi, Community Organizer- Food Justice

Laura Yamaguchi, Community Organizer- Food Justice

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Sandra Rodriguez, Community Organizer- Peace Promotion

Sandra Rodriguez, Community Organizer- Peace Promotion

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 griselda ramirez, base builder- improving transportaton

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aman sandhu, health impact assessment researcher

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Our History

"Mid-City” comes from the geographical name for the Mid-City Plateau above Mission Valley.

Our history begins in the 1980s, when Mid-City CAN was first established as Mid-City for Youth and was focused on Youth Development. The first grant was "SB 1741," which focused on integration of services for youth development- this is how SAY became the fiscal agent of Mid-City CAN and the collaborative hired its first staff.

In the 1990s, the collaborative became Mid-City CAN, beggining to focus on broader issues and venture in to resident organizing.

In 2009, Mid-City CAN entered into a 10-year partnership with The California Endowment in the Building Healthy Communities Initiative with the goal of improving community health in City Heights.

In 2014, Mid-City CAN transitioned to the fiscal sponsorship of Mission Edge San Diego.

Mid-City CAN recently fine-tuned its organizing and advocacy model and has multiple campaign wins, including but not limited to:

  • 100% TDAP vaccination in City Heights Schools
  • Healthy Halal Chicken Lunches
  • Skate Park
  • Skate Plaza
  • Restorative Justice alternative to incarceration
  • No-cost Youth Bus Pass

COMING SOON: 25 YEAR HISTORY OF MID-CITY CAN VIDEO

Mission Statement

Mid-City CAN’s mission is to create a safe, productive, and healthy community through collaboration, advocacy, and organizing.


Mid-City CAN takes a unique approach to accomplishing its mission, working with residents and partners to drive positive change across many systems and issues. Rather than coming in as an outside force, Mid-City CAN extensively collaborates with the people of City Heights to see what they need the most in their neighborhood. The most pressing issues raised by the people themselves are then addressed through Momentum Teams, which are councils made up of residents from City Heights.

Mid-City CAN goals:

  1. To provide coordination and integration of social, health and community services.
  2. To develop greater community involvement.
  3. To provide a forum for community-based decision making.
  4. To advocate for changes in government policies and systems that will improve the quality of life for all of Mid-City’s residents – especially our children. 

mid-city can envisions a community where:

  • Land use is equitable and supports healthy lifestyles.
  • Housing is healthy and affordable.
  • People are safe from harm.
  • Health services are accessible, people-centered, and high quality.
  • Food is accessible, nutritious, and culturally appropriate.
  • Education supports families and career development.
  • Youth and adult residents are leaders.

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Staff Contact

  • Diana Ross
  • Emily Serafy Cox
  • Yassin Mohamed
  • Martin Moreno
  • Nohelia Patel
  • Ramla Sahid
  • Maggie Ta
  • Mark Tran
  • Denise Valle
  • Adam Ward
  • Laura Yamaguchi
  • Safer City Heights :: Marcos talks about making the streets safer for exercise in City Heights

    REACH US AT

    (619) 272-7582

    PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
    4305 UNIVERSITY AVE.
    SUITE 550
    SAN DIEGO, CA 92105

    MAILING ADDRESS:
    P.O. Box 12319
    SAN DIEGO, CA 92112



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    The Mid-City Community Advocacy Network's mission is to create a safe, productive,Quotation (Right)
    and healthy community through collaboration, advocacy, and organizing.




    Fiscal sponsor Mission Edge San Diego.


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