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Academy of Our Lady of Peace Names New Chair of the Board of Directors

| September 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Academy of Our Lady of Peace Names New Chair of the Board of Directors

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP), the oldest all-girls’ high school in San Diego, has named Danitza Villanueva as chair of the board of directors. Born in San Diego, Villanueva spent her youth with family in Tijuana and grew up on both sides of the border. She has transferred her unique insight of […]

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Multi-Arts Programs Receive Funding for Summer Camps

| September 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Multi-Arts Programs Receive Funding for Summer Camps

This past summer the San Diego Foundation awarded the VAPA Foundation $900,000 to deliver an enriching expanded learning program for San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) students as part of Level Up San Diego Summer 2022. As part of the award, the VAPA Foundation hired local arts organizations to offer summer camps at 12 schools […]

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Rehabilitated Historic College Building Opens at Scripps Mercy Hospital

| August 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

A historic structure built nearly a century ago to train nurses is now taking on a new purpose, as the recently rehabilitated Woltman Family College Building at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego has opened its doors for cancer support services for patients and families. Built in 1926, the Italian Renaissance-style building was previously known as […]

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“United by Sport” Mural Features Two San Diego Baseball Legends

| July 4, 2022 | 0 Comments
“United by Sport” Mural Features Two San Diego Baseball Legends

Friendship of Hoover High alum Ted Williams and Padres Tony Gwynn highlighted A mural of two San Diego baseball icons was unveiled this past month at Hoover High School. With the message “United by Sport,” the mural depicts Hall of Famers Ted Williams, a Hoover High School alum, and Padres great Tony Gwynn. Although they […]

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Super Viking Science Night at St. Vincent de Paul School

| July 4, 2022 | 0 Comments
Super Viking Science Night at St. Vincent de Paul School

St. Vincent de Paul School held its 6th Annual Science Night after a two-year COVID-19 hiatus. Students, families, faculty, and alumni marked the special occasion with a Star Wars theme, apropos of the “May the fourth” date. Kindergarten through 8thGrade students explored a range of STEM principles through hands-on activities organized and tended by parents, […]

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San Diego Teens Solving the City’s Biggest Problems

| July 4, 2022 | 0 Comments
San Diego Teens Solving the City’s Biggest Problems

For the first time in two-plus years, Whatever It Takes (WIT) is hosting an in-person event for teens in San Diego. This three-Day Hackathon event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, July 18 through Wednesday, July 20, and is part of the Camp WIT program that is focused on providing teens a […]

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A Kensington Landmark Is Receiving A Major Renovation 

| June 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
A Kensington Landmark Is Receiving A Major Renovation 

This past May 2022, Franklin Elementary STEAM Magnet School students, alumni, community members, and San Diego Unified School District representatives grabbed shovels to pose in front of a makeshift dirt mound, as part of the district’s traditional groundbreaking celebration.  The event marked the start of the school’s highly anticipated Whole Site Modernization project, which will […]

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USD Announces First Graduating Class of Master’s Degree in Applied Data Science

| June 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
USD Announces First Graduating Class of Master’s Degree in Applied Data Science

In 2020, University of San Diego (USD) launched its fully online Master of Science in Applied Data Sciences (MS-ADS) program. The academic institution celebrated the first graduating class of the program on Saturday, May 28 at Torero Stadium with a total of 22 students from across the country donning their caps and gowns. Given the program is […]

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60th Annual Benefit Show Raises $80,000 for Local Philanthropies

| June 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
60th Annual Benefit Show Raises $80,000 for Local Philanthropies

After a two year hold, Mothers and Daughters Club Assisting Philanthropies (MADCAPS) 60th benefit show “Back to School Days at MADCAPS High” raised $80,000 for the philanthropies we serve. The annual musical extravaganza and signature fundraising event returned with two shows in March 2022 aligning with local Covid-19 regulations. MADCAPS will give the funds raised from […]

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More Than $75K Raised at Third Annual Spotlight Benefit Event

| June 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
More Than $75K Raised at Third Annual Spotlight Benefit Event

The VAPA Foundation, whose mission is to enhance the quality of access to arts education in the San Diego Unified School District, raised more than $75,000 at its Spotlight benefit event, Beyond Brilliance, on April 10, at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla. This event raised $75,691.92 for the VAPA foundation’s arts […]

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