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City Heights Youth Summit

On February 27, CANFIT partners with the Mid-City Community Advocacy Network to faciliate the Building Healthy Communities Youth Initiative Kick-Off Summit in City Heights.

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In 2010, The California Endowment introduced the 10-year Building Healthy Communities Initiative to support the development of communities where kids and youth are healthy, safe and ready to learn.

The California Endowment selected City Heights as one of the 14 places as the primary sites for BHC. City Heights is a multicultural community in San Diego comprised of 16 separate neighborhoods with families from east Africa, Vietnam, Cambodia and Latin America, many of whom are refugees. With a population of nearly 80,000, City Heights is bordered by three major freeways - the I-15, I-805 and I-94. Many families live in poverty, with the median income in City Heights at $25, 814 compared to San Diego County’s median income of $59,591.

But beyond these challenges many assets can be found within this very diverse community. Residents are “stepping up” to serve as catalysts for positive change in the community. Working closely with the City Height’s network of community-based organizations, residents are learning how to take an active role as advocates for their community and have made a number of positive changes that benefit the community’s health.

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City Heights Youth Summit


February 19 - February 28, 2010


City Heights, San Diego


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