Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation CEO Reginald Jones Awarded Organizational Excellence Award from The San Diego Voice & Viewpoint

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The San Diego Voice & Viewpoint, San Diego’s largest African American publication, has selected Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation President and CEO Reginald Jones as one of its Organizational Excellence Honorees. This award represents organizations’ continuous service to the communities during the COVID-19 crisis, providing lifesaving and consistent support. The awards will be distributed virtually at the publication’s annual gala called “Continuing a History of Service,” happening on Friday, February 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. To register, click here.

The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation would like to thank Dr. John Warren and The San Diego Voice & Viewpoint for the honor, and is proud to be among one of five nonprofits recognized, along with San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, San Diego Hip Hop & Wellness 5k & Festival, Paving Great Futures and I Am My Brother’s Keeper, all of which have made great contributions to the community.

The Jacobs Center has been and continues to provide resources that support the Southeastern San Diego community throughout the pandemic. Past efforts include:

  • Establishing the Southeastern San Diego COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund with the San Diego Foundation. Together, they distributed $107,000 in funds and personal protective equipment to community-based organizations, serving over 10,000 community members with food, transportation, senior support, mental health services and other emergency needs.
  • Hosting multiple and weekly food drives and drive-thru events in the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center parking lot, including ones hosted by I Am My Brother’s Keeper and KIPP Adelante Academy. With the long lines, it is a critical need for the community right now.
  • Providing a way to help keep art and culture alive throughout the pandemic, through “Be About It” virtual event to promote nonprofits with spoken word artist Gil Sotu, the Pop-up Art Gallery @ Market Creek Plaza, partnering with Common Ground Theater and the Southeast Art Team.   

Jacobs Center is fortunate to continue to help serve the Southeastern San Diego community, where all cultures are embraced and where residents create the future they envisioned. They hope the community continues to take advantage of the resources available and will continue to share them on its website and social channels – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram