Neighborhood Reinvestment Program

Friday, July 01, 2016

10:09 AM

DATE:

June 28, 2016

 

 

TO:

Board of Supervisors

 

SUBJECT:

NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT PROGRAM GRANTS (DISTRICT: 1)

 

 

Overview

The County of San Diego is fortunate to have an opportunity to reinvest taxpayer money into our communities for the benefit of the public. This action will assist the County in meeting the needs of the community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Recommendations

    SUPERVISOR GREG COX

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    1. Allocate $4,141 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to San Diego Youth Symphony for costs associated with printing marketing materials for current season including brochures, invitations, posters and flyers. 
    1. Allocate $35,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Ocean Discovery Institute for purchase of audio visual equipment for the Ocean Alcove at the Living Lab located at 4255 Thorn Street in San Diego to include multi-panel television screens, surround sound system, cameras, cabling and servers to support the technology.
    1. Allocate $35,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to the New Americans Museum for the purchase of technology infrastructure and capital improvements including lighting, equipment, software, signage and hardware for digital narratives.
    1. Allocate $5,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to Kids Turn San Diego for the purchase of a brand book, promotional flyers, posters and pamphlets including both electronic and print versions of all marketing materials, desktop computer, laptop computers and carrying cases, an LCD projector, portable printer, storage unit, rolling carts and conference table folding chairs.
    1. Allocate $25,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation for the construction of The Chollas Realm, a public art gateway along Chollas Creek located at 5010 Market Street in San Diego.
    1. Allocate $6,927 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to Sweetwater Valley Civic Association for costs associated with website design and upgrades.
    1. Allocate $5,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to Arts for Learning San Diego for the purchase of office equipment, supplies and capital expenses for their new office space located at 4305 University Avenue in San Diego to include door and wall construction, shelving and desks, conference table, stickers, banners, envelopes and folders.
    1. Find that the grant awards described above have a public purpose.
    1. Authorize the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer/Auditor and Controller to execute grant agreements with these organizations establishing terms for receipt of the funds described above and to make minor amendments to the agreement that are consistent with the general purpose of the grant but do not increase the grant.

Fiscal Impact

The fiscal impact of these recommendations is $116,068. Funds for this request are included in the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Operational Plan for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program (Org 15650). The funding source is General Fund fund balance. These actions will result in the addition of no staff years and no additional costs.

 

 

Business Impact Statement

N/A

 

Advisory Board Statement

N/A

 

Background

 

San Diego Youth Symphony

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) is the sixth oldest continuously operating youth orchestra in the United States and serves as the resident youth orchestra in the City of San Diego’s historic Balboa Park. For over 69 years, SDYS has provided high quality music education to youth ages 8-25 throughout the San Diego region. Students find that adherence to the high standards and the self-discipline required for musical success has provided them with unparalleled training for future success in any field.  If approved, this grant of $4,141 will assist SDYS with costs associated with printing marketing materials for current season including brochures, invitations, posters and flyers.  This will allow the organization to market musical programs more effectively to potential music students, concert attendees, tourists and other members of the public.

 

Ocean Discovery Institute

The Ocean Discovery Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to leverage San Diego’s vibrant coastal resources as a tool for teaching people about science and conservation. The Ocean Discovery Institute oversees multiple initiatives that incorporate education, scientific research, and environmental stewardship. Through partnerships with schools and community groups throughout San Diego, Ocean Discovery Institute hosts conservation activities, hands-on science education activities, local environmental service projects, after-school programs, summer programs, support services, and authentic scientific research opportunities that engage, educate and inspire students about science and the ocean. Currently these initiatives reach more than 5,000 low-income students and community members each year. If approved, today’s grant of $35,000 will assist the Ocean Discovery Institute with the purchase of audio visual equipment for the Ocean Alcove at the Living Lab located at 4255 Thorn Street in San Diego to include multi-panel television screens, surround sound system, cameras, cabling and servers to support the technology.  These enhancements will help students understand their ecological connection to surrounding communities and allow Ocean Discovery Institute to continue connecting students to the natural environment.

 

New Americans Museum

The New Americans Museum is a 501(c)(3) that serves as a catalyst to celebrate America’s past and promise by providing inspiring and compelling educational and cultural programs and activities of our diverse immigrant experiences to promote culture, dialogue and interactive education to youth of all ages. Through compassion, understanding and respect, today’s immigrant youth will grow up to be tomorrow’s leaders and decision-makers. If awarded, today’s grant of $25,000 will assist the New Americans Museum with the purchase of purchase of technology infrastructure and capital improvements including lighting, equipment, software, signage and hardware for digital narratives at the facilities located at 2825 Dewey Road in Liberty Station.

 

Kids Turn San Diego

Kids’ Turn is a 501(c)(3) created in 1996 to bring peace to families who could no longer communicate without conflict. The mission of Kid’s Turn is to promote, support and secure the well-being of children who are experiencing family separation.  Kids’ Turn works directly with more than 900 family members through family workshops for separated and divorced families, Peak Performance Family Classes for military families, Counseling Programs for children, Parenting Time Co-parenting Classes for low-conflict separated and divorced adults and Step-Parenting Success Support Group.  If awarded, today’s grant of $5,000 will assist Kids Turn San Diego with the purchase of a brand book, promotional flyers, posters and pamphlets including both electronic and print versions of all marketing materials, desktop computer, laptop computers and carrying cases, an LCD projector, portable printer, storage unit, rolling carts and conference table folding chairs. 

 

The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation

The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation (JCNI) is a 501(c)(3) community-based non-profit organization whose mission, “Resident ownership of neighborhood change,” is based on the philosophy that residents must envision, drive, and own change in their community to make it meaningful and sustainable.  JCNI believes that investment in the arts is an integral component of improving the quality of life for neighborhood residents and has supported various arts-focused community planning efforts, public art projects, events and festivals showcasing local performers of diverse cultures and disciplines. The Chollas Realm will result in the design of a prominent work of art on Market Street announcing a 2.6 acre linear urban park that follows a newly restored section of Chollas Creek.  After JCNI undertook a national competitive process to commission a professional artist to create a public art gateway to Chollas Creek, a local artist was selected and the art way is ready to be built.  If approved, today’s grant of $25,000 will assist the JCNI with the construction of The Chollas Creek Realm public art gateway located at 5010 Market Street in San Diego.

 

Sweetwater Valley Civic Association

The Sweetwater Valley Civic Association (SVCA) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting the civic, cultural, social, and general welfare of the community.  Since its inception in 1949, the SVCA has been actively involved in all facets of planning, development, and social activities for the unincorporated section of the Sweetwater River Valley.  If awarded, today’s grant of $6,927 will assist with website design and upgrades to revise and modernize the organization’s existing website.  These upgrades will enable the organization to utilize social media to share important information, address local issues, foster civic pride, support community projects and attract new members.

 

Arts for Learning San Diego

For 49 years, Arts for Learning San Diego (formerly Young Audiences of San Diego) (A4LSD) has dedicated itself to integrating the arts into the education and lives of all children of our region through an extraordinary range of high quality performances, residencies and workshops to help young people identify their cultural roots and discover their creative wings. Without A4LSD, the arts are unavailable to most children because families either cannot afford them or both parents work away from the home leaving no sufficient time to take children to arts activities.  A4LSD seeks to fill the art gap within the K-12 children by establishing ongoing relationships with school districts and community organizations to ensure the arts are accessible to all children in schools and community gathering spaces.  If approved, today’s grant of $5,000 will support the purchase of office equipment, supplies and capital expenses for their new office space located at 4305 University Avenue in San Diego to include door and wall construction, shelving and desks, conference table, stickers, banners, envelopes and folders.

Linkage to the County of San Diego Strategic Plan

These grants provide an opportunity for the Board of Supervisors to assist worthy organizations that promote the County’s vision of a region that is safe, healthy, and thriving.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

GREG COX

Supervisor, First District

AGENDA ITEM INFORMATION SHEET

 

REQUIRES FOUR VOTES:    [ ]    Yes    [X]    No

 

WRITTEN DISCLOSURE PER COUNTY CHARTER SECTION 1000.1 REQUIRED

[ ]    Yes    [X ]    No

 

 

PREVIOUS RELEVANT BOARD ACTIONS: 

 

 

BOARD POLICIES APPLICABLE:

Policy B-72

 

 

BOARD POLICY STATEMENTS:

N/A

 

 

MANDATORY COMPLIANCE:

N/A

 

 

ORACLE AWARD NUMBER(S) AND CONTRACT AND/OR REQUISITION NUMBER(S):

N/A

 

 

ORIGINATING DEPARTMENT: District 1, Board of Supervisors

 

 

OTHER CONCURRENCE(S):

N/A

 

 

CONTACT PERSON(S):

 

Khea J. Pollard

 

 

Name

 

Name

(619) 531-5511

 

 

Phone

 

Phone

khea.pollard@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

 

E-mail

 

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