We are Ray and Kelli, counselors at City. On-site interviews. Scholarships. A dying father. Disney artist in San Diego. 10K tip. Job Interviews at City College. Budgeting. Colleges that change lives. Jobs. Saving lives. Kindness matters. Scholarship site. Veteran suicide awareness. "Fortnite" for money. Kindness of a young boy. Donovan Mitchell. I love being a teacher.

The veterans page: Taco Tuesday at City! Veterans Day. Suicide awareness. A surprised 8-year-old. Honoring heroic dog. Honorably discharged veterans shop tax-free. Forever GI Bill. Father takes care of 4 children. Integrate Marine Training? Robotic legs. Costs of war. Saluting a fallen soldier. 300K Lotto winner. Vets and painkillers. Vet resources. Grandmother of veteran's family deported. Housing the homeless. Veteran finds healing through adopting a cat. Wounded Marines help others.

Empowering students to fulfill their dreams through education.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Tacos for Veterans!

Veterans! Free Tacos on Tuesday Nov. 6, 3-5pm in the Veteran Service Center (L-107) at City College! Also reps available from USD & UCSD Admissions, Credit Repair Heroes, VA Loan Specialist, Wounded Warrior Project, SD Outback REIN, Vocational Rehabilitation, and more!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

On-site interviews at the San Diego City College Transfer Center (from Ricky Flahive):

Good morning City College! 

GKN Aerospace will be doing onsite interviews in the Transfer Career Center today until 2pm, and we are also hosting a Halloween social on the importance of Networking at 12:45pm

Plenty of room for both events, don't miss out!!!
Next on-site interview dates:
Nov. 14
Nov. 28
Dec. 12
Contact (619) 388-3722 for more info.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018



In 2018, The San Diego Foundation awarded $2.7 million in scholarships to more than 900 students, making The Foundation the largest private non-university scholarship provider in San Diego County. Scholarship opportunities

Opportunities are available for San Diego County residents pursuing a higher education locally and nationally. Apply as early as December 5th if you have:

  1. Commitment to your education
  2. Potential for success in college
  3. Minimum GPA of 2.0 for many scholarships
  4. Participation in community service, extracurricular activities and/or work experience
  5. Financial need (including middle income families)

Applicants can be:   
  1. Graduating high school seniors
  2. Career/technical school students
  3. Community college students
  4. Current undergraduate students
  5. Graduate, medical and professional students
  6. Adult re-entry students



  1. Four-year universities
  2. Community colleges
  3. Career/technical schools
  4. Graduate, medical and professional schools
  5. Teaching credential programs


Application Deadlines

  1. Application available online: December 5, 2018
  2. Deadline to finish application: February 5, 2019 (2:00 p.m.)
  3. Applicants notified: By June 5, 2019

Learn more at SDFoundation.org/Scholarships

Contact the Scholarships team at 619-814-1343 or scholarships@sdfoundation.org

Monday, October 22, 2018

A Dying Father

My wife, Quyen, taught me about the love between a daughter and her dying father.

"It is the love from a child to the person who gave her life . . ."

The Truest Thing appeared in Quiet Storm in October 2018.

Disney Artist in East County

Terry Naughton worked at Disney as an illustrator on The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. He is going to be at the Rancho San Diego Library on Saturday, November 10 from 1-3pm to discuss his work at Disney and show you how he draws. If you are an artist or animator, you can meet someone who worked on some Disney classics.

This presentation is a free event presented by San Diego Oasis Lifelong Adventure.

What a Tip!

How do you brighten a restaurant worker's day? Leave a 10K tip. Man orders 2 cups of water at NC restaurant, leaves $10,000 tip appeared on MSN News.

Thursday, October 11, 2018


I know; you'd rather have a root canal than work on your monthly budget and I'm with you (well almost -- I remember having a root canal and I think I'd rather work on my budget!). However here is why working with a budget is essential: you have to gauge how much money you have, how much you're spending, how much you're saving (or not saving), and make necessary adjustments or you're going to be in the red (read debt) and not have a clue about why. A budget is like the speedometer in your car; it tells you how fast you're going on the freeway to avoid a speeding ticket or how rapidly your savings account is growing or diminishing (hopefully growing). A budget also tells you if your plan is working.

How to set a budget and stick with it appeared on Yahoo! Finance. The article also gives you a good guideline to follow re: how much to allocate to essentials, discretionary, and savings.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Colleges That Change Lives

Looking for a college where you can make a difference in the world? Colleges That Change Lives started from a book by Loren Pope though it has no official affiliation with the author. Use the site as a resource for finding a college where you can make your mark on the world.

Need a Job?

The Career/Transfer Center at City has job listings! Employers can also post jobs on their site. For info, go to https://www.collegecentral.com/sdcity/ or contact the Career/Transfer Center in M-101 or 619-388-3722.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Donovan Mitchell -- Kindness Personified!

This NBA All Star should be recognized for a lot more than his basketball skills. Donovan Mitchell's Acts of Kindness in Salt Lake City Continue appeared on Yahoo Sports.

Want To Be a Teacher? Read This 1st

If you are considering becoming a teacher, read about one person's experience before you go all in. I Love Being a Teacher -- But It's Not For Everyone appeared on MSN Lifestyle.

Negotiate A Good Price

Did you know that in negotiating a price, you should make an offer and then stay silent? This article tells you why and provides other tips for getting the lowest price. 10 Tips for Negotiating a Better Price on Anything appeared in MSN Money.