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Partner Voice: Pivot Charter School

The Mission of Pivot Charter Schools is to instruct students in grades K-12 through a rigorous online educational platform supported by class offerings at our resource center and individualized attention. The unique educational program coupled with flexible scheduling and a caring environment provides students the skills, confidence and motivation to lead a successful and productive […]

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Pivot Charter School Leads The Way in Independent, Online Learning

By Bella Ross Terms like “distance learning” and “blended learning” are not new at Pivot Charter Schools. They’ve been embracing the flexibility of independent learning environments for more than 10 years. It’s one of the many reasons why, while traditional schools struggled to adapt during the pandemic, Pivot’s students actually experienced an increase in learning […]

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Nationwide Carpenters Union Battles Billions Stolen by Tax Fraud

By  Dane Styler The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters held a press conference in San Diego today to launch Tax Fraud Days of Action, a three-day series of events and nationwide campaign to stem the tide of corruption that results in $8.4 billion lost each year due to construction industry tax fraud.   An affiliate of the United Brotherhood of […]

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Learning to Learn in Our New Normal: A Resource Guide

By Sarah Beauchemin The O’Farrell Charter School, San Diego’s leading TK-12 AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction, wants to help alleviate the stress and overwhelm of virtual learning for everyone. Chantal Crompton, OCS 12th grade English instructor, and Brian Pollard, OCS high school English department chair and photography instructor, share their insightful, actionable tips on how […]

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UPAC’s Neighborhood Enterprise Center Provides Culturally-Relevant and Delicious Support Suring COVID-19

By Annelise Jolley Every Friday for the past six months, the youth employees of the Neighborhood Enterprise Center have gathered in City Heights to distribute boxes of food and hot meals, greet local families, and share resources on coping with COVID-19. But these employees aren’t outsiders: they’re from the community they serve, often delivering food […]

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Local Law Firm Gives Back Through Pro Bono Representation

By Annelise Jolley Positioned strategically in a port and border city, Casa Cornelia Law Center provides free legal services to those who most need them. The San Diego non-profit organization serves asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their home countries, immigrant victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, and unaccompanied children. “We have a doorway to […]

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At Casa Cornelia, Attorney Jeff Sheriff Advocates for Asylum Seekers

By Annelise Jolley Navigating the legal system can feel daunting to anyone. But immigrants and asylum seekers have much higher barriers to overcome, from language to cultural to financial. That’s where Casa Cornelia Law Center comes in. The San Diego non-profit organization provides free legal services to asylum seekers fleeing persecution, immigrant victims of domestic […]