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Thursday, June 19, 2014

City Heights Field Guide | June 19, 2014

City Heights Field Guide | June 19, 2014
 Navigating a Changing Community

Take Action  

June 20: 'Walk in Our Shoes' Exhibit
Bridge of Hope will celebrate World Refugee Day 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at 4802 Trojan Ave. with a walk-through exhibit, documentary screening, music and dance.

June 21: World Refugee Day
San Diego will celebrate its refugees and learn more about their cultures starting at 10 a.m. in Balboa Park. More info.

June 21: STAR/PAL Fishing Derby
7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free to youth ages 7 to 15.

June 21: Teralta Park Community Walk With Mid-City Police
Meet at Central and Polk avenues at 
9 a.m.

June 23 to July 8: Free Summer Program for Kids K-5 at Franklin Elementary
Open to all children, the Copley YMCA and San Diego Unified will host a summer program centered around the book "The Great Kapok Tree" 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

June 26: Somali American Cultural Festival
3 to 8 p.m. at Market Creek Plaza

Meet Hoover High's Best and Brightest
Hoang Ngo and Daniel Lare were honored last week as Hoover High School's valedictorian and salutatorian. Teacher Lorena Gastelum says the pair represents a level of academic achievement that's more common at the school than some think. 

"They don't know our students. They don't know our staff. They don't know our school. They don't know what we have to offer. I speak for a lot of people here when I say that I am very proud to be at Hoover High. Our students are just awesome. They work really hard. They just don't get the same accolades that students at other schools get."

Crawford High Student Named Gates Millennium Scholar
Crawford High School student Pham Triet has been named a 2014 Gates Millennium Scholar.

Enter to Win $2,500 for Your Community Project
Have a project that needs funds and some extra hands to get off the ground? Speak City Heights partner Voice of San Diego is now accepting entries for its Politifest Idea Tournament. Learn more about Politifest here.

>>What last year's winner put the prize money toward.

New Online Resource Links Residents to Services
Hoover High youth journalist Joseline Vazquez introduces us to a new online app designed to connect City Heights residents to services:

Megan Burks
Speak City Heights

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