Multiple conference attendees identified the Diamond Educational Excellence Partnership (DEEP) as a “gem” and exemplar of P-3 excellence in our community. DEEP describes itself as “a collaborative of community leaders and organizations committed to improving educational outcomes for children living in the Diamond Community.” The Diamond Community refers to the cluster of neighborhoods that surround the intersection of Market and Euclid streets in southeast San Diego. DEEP is facilitated by Gina Gianzero, who convenes a broad coalition of community partners to plan and execute the work. It is housed at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation and supported by the Jacobs Family Foundation and the Parker Foundation along with many other donors and community leaders.
On June 20, CBS’s Innovate 8 segment featured Linked Learning students from Monte Vista High School in the Game Design pathway. The segment discusses the academic rigor of the program and the exceptional business-education partnership between MVHS and the Daybreak Gaming Company, but the focus of the segment is on the most important element: students having high-quality, engaging education experiences.
The California Department of Education announced this week that it is awarding $13.1 million in funding to San Diego County for programs that “blend academic and career technical education, connect employers with schools, and train students for jobs in high-demand fields, such as health care, advanced manufacturing, information technology, and software development.” A huge congratulations is in order for the organizations that worked so hard to generate an outstanding proposal. Many of the beneficiaries of the grant are our partners in supporting the growth of Linked Learning in San Diego County and we couldn’t be more thrilled for them.
Check out the full announcement here: http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr15/yr15rel45.asp
Linked Learning got a shout out in Stanford’s Spring 2015 Social Impact Review! Check out the article here to find out more about how Linked Learning began and evolved.