The Mexican Consulate organizes free mobile pop-up clinics within the U.S., where attendees can seek documents proving their Mexican citizenship in addition to preventive health care such as mammograms and blood pressure tests.
Author: Marty Graham
A lauded academy for foster teens in San Diego County is only about 60 percent full, and officials say that’s a good thing, because it suggests shifts in local policy meant to keep kids out of the system may be working.
Mixed-immigration status families here are feverishly planning in the event that they are divided by deportations. The most common of many scenarios is that undocumented parents could be deported, leaving their children who are U.S. citizens behind.
On Monday, the San Diego school district – the second largest in the state – announced it will collaborate with Baja schools to make sure that kids are getting compatible and similar education on both sides of the border.
Doctors aim to turn San Diego’s large African community away from female genital cutting, while developing culturally competent medical care for women who have been cut, with help from a nonprofit well-known in the community for its advocacy efforts on behalf of African women in the city.
When the grant that funded Veronica Medina’s job, working with homeless students and their families, stopped coming to San Ysidro schools, she didn’t.
Advocates for the homeless have long argued that the “housing first” model for moving homeless people into shelter and services without demanding that they change their behavior was not only more humane but also more likely to help people rebuild their lives, with the potential to improve their health and save taxpayer dollars in the long run. Now there’s new data to back up that claim.
Environmental justice advocates throughout California are watching the battle between the San Diego neighborhood of Barrio Logan, where residents have lower incomes and higher asthma rates, and the shipbuilding industry on the barrio’s western edge.
A unique and highly regarded school for homeless kids near downtown San Diego could face closure if it loses federal funding that is not supposed to go to schools that segregate homeless children from the general population.
The 14-acre certified organic farm at the south edge of the San Pasqual Academy is surrounded by commercial farms, orange and grape trees on three sides. It’s a rich metaphor for the academy itself, an organic local effort that’s meant to anchor its community to healthy food, one that’s grown jobs and centered the way the students live.