Category Archives: community partners

JLSD Board Academy: Starting Soon


The JLSD Board Academy is an 8 session engaging and dynamic program that trains current and future community members on how to become effective leaders of a nonprofit Board of Directors.

Interactive training will be provided by local non-profit experts on the following topics:

  • Board roles and responsibilities
  • Developing strategic plans
  • Measuring impact
  • Monitoring financial status
  • Understanding your role in public policy
  • Learning how to engage the community as a Board member

Members will graduate from the Board Academy series with the knowledge, skills and confidence to become an active and productive Board member.

The first of eight training opportunities will be Monday, 6 February. Click here to sign up today.

JLSD Board Academy 2017 training dates are: February 6th, 15th and 27th; March 13th and 27th; April 10th and 24th; and May 1st. Each session is from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at 210 Maple, with a social and dinner beginning at 6pm.  A certificate of completion will be issued to those who attend 6 of the 8 trainings.

Community Partner Spotlight: Take Wing Transitional Living Program


Take Wing Transitional Living Program (TLP) is an apartment complex located in the Sports Arena/Point Loma area of San Diego that offers transitional housing for homeless youth, including parenting youth, throughout the County for up to 18 cumulative months. The program provides 33 semi-furnished 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. Program goals and objectives focus on each youth’s transition to self-sufficiency and successful investment in a sense of community.

Take Wing offers transitional housing and supportive services under 2 categories:

  • TYH- The first category serves youth, 18-24, who “aged out” of foster care and who were in foster care in San Diego on or after their 16th birthday and are currently at risk for homelessness. Youth are allowed up to 24 cumulative months of service between the ages of 18-24 (no longer eligible once a youth turns 24 years old).
  • Community Youth/TLP- The second category serves youth in the community, ages 16-21 (16 and 17 year olds must be legally emancipated), who are homeless. Youth are allowed up to 18 months of service between the ages of 16-21 (no longer eligible once a youth turns 22 years old).

JLSD has helped furnish apartments, provided Thanksgiving dinners and organized cooking and art classes for the Take Wing residents. For more information on Take Wing, download their brochure here or visit their website.

JLSD Human Trafficking Awareness Rally

2017-ht-rally-digital-banners_jlsdwebsiteThe Human Trafficking epidemic in America is stealing both our children’s innocence, and the livelihood of adults, and we cannot back down. The FBI estimates that over 100,000 children and young women are trafficked in America today. They range in age from nine to 19, with the average being age 11. Many victims are not just runaways or abandoned, but are from “good” families who are coerced by clever traffickers.

Junior League of San Diego believes that awareness of and training to confront and stop human and labor trafficking is key to an improved outcome in San Diego County. Via the Rally, audience participants will learn from San Diego community subject matter experts and gain the knowledge and resources available to help those who may be at risk in our community. Register today:

Featured Speakers:

Congresswoman Susan Davis, US House of Representatives – 53rd District

Senator Toni Atkins, California State Senate – 39th District

Summer Stephan, Chief Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County

Michelle Shoemaker, Director, Churches Against Trafficking

Dr. Jennifer Prager, Director, Victims Counseling Services

Bettina Hausmann, President and CEO, United Nations Association San Diego

Christina Marzocca, Women’s Equity Council

Anne Hoiberg, San Diego Trafficking Advisory Council

Susan Muncey, Director, Generate Hope

Ruby Chacon, US Immigration and Custom Enforcement Victim Specialist

Marisa Ogarte, Outreach Coordinator, Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition

Community Partner Spotlight: Cal State San Marcos ACE Scholars


Did you know that Cal State University San Marcos serves more former foster youth per capita than any other university in the nation?  In doing so, they provide innovative, top-tier programs like ACE Scholars Services to support former foster youth at a time when they need it most.

JLSD is a proud partner of Cal State University San Marcos ACE Scholars. Their primary objective is to meet the unique needs of students who are former foster youth through services and support systems that will improve their rates of matriculation, graduation, and career success.  Leaders from the ACE Scholars program support JLSD’s Solution Summit and ongoing efforts to standardize education for TAY at the university level.  Click here to learn more about CSUSM ACE Scholars.

Saturday, Dec 3rd: 9th Annual JLSD Jingle Bell Bachelor Bash


The Junior League will host our 9th annual Jingle Bell Bachelor Bash charity auction of the areas most eligible bachelors this Saturday, December 3rd, at Fluxx Nightclub in the Gaslamp District starting at 5pm.

The lively evening includes bachelors ranging in age from 25 to 38, with professions as varied as engineers, physicians, entrepreneurs, and fighter pilots. The evening will kick-off with drinks and appetizers, and the opportunity to view all 20 date packages, which include a wide number of activities from a romantic dinner at the Catamaran Oceana restaurant, to a la Jolla kayak tour, to a private tennis lesson at the Del Mar Tennis Winners Club.  Both single and group date packages are available.

Nathan Fast from San Diego’s hit music station 93.3 and Shelly Wade from IHeartMEDIA’s KMYI San Diego and  Star 94.1 FM will be co-Master’s of Ceremonies, proudly supporting  JLSD and our community partners working with transition-age foster youth.

“For nine years, Jingle Bell Bachelor Bash has been a must-attend event of the holiday season and we are proud to use all the funds raised in the auction to support the Junior League’s mission to train women leaders and improve the San Diego community through our work with transition age foster youth,” said Rachel Scatizzi, Junior League of San Diego President.

Tickets are available online at for $30 per person, or $350 for a VIP table which provides premium seating for up to 5 people, and includes a bottle of champagne and 5 VIP bags. This event is 21 and up, a valid ID will be required to enter FLUXX.


The Main Event – Thank You For Attending


Thank You From JLSD Main Event

Thank you for your generous support of the Junior League of San Diego at our inaugural gala, The Main Event: Fly Me To The Moon.  With 170 attendees, we exceeded our revenue goals with the proceeds benefiting the Junior League of San Diego’s mission based work of developing strong women leaders through our volunteer work with transition age foster youth and community partners.


We would particularly like thank all of our attendees for your generous contributions during our Raise the Paddle! We raised over $13,000 during that alone which is so telling of your generosity and belief in the mission based work The Junior League of San Diego performs.

Also, congratulations to the recipients of the Spirit of Community award winners.  Thank you for all you do for the San Diego Community!

  • Summer Stephan
  • Jeanette Day
  • Kathryn Vaughn

In addition, we would like to thank our sponsors who made this gala and the work we do in our community possible.


To view more images of this fantastic evening, be sure to visit our photo album on our Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you at The Main Event next year and be sure to Save the Date for the JLSD Food and Wine Festival on May 6, 2017.


#Unselfie – Giving Tuesday


Tuesday, November 29- Mark your calendars  for Giving Tuesday  2016Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday begins the charitable season. #GivingTuesday is a global day for giving to those less fortunate. We ask that you consider donating to the Junior League of San Diego to help us continue our work in the community. Click here to donate now and don’t forget to post your #unselfie by taking a selfie with a sign saying why you’re supporting the Junior League of San Diego!