We are Ray and Georgina, counselors at City. Week of Service. Teens show kindness. Auction raises $3M. Are you ready for online learning? Roadblocks to getting into competitive universities. Community Colleges Train Doctors. On-site interviews. A dying father. 10K tip. Job Interviews at City College. Budgeting. Colleges that change lives. Jobs. Saving lives.

The veterans page: Crisis line. Military benefits. 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.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Giving Back

San Diego City College is holding its Spring Week of Service on 4/14 to 4/19. Volunteer opportunities to give back to the community include helping Father Joe's Villages, Salvation Army, and Chicano Park. Sign Up and register online at www.sdcity.edu/SignUpWeekofService.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Teen Kindness on 5 Year Old's Birthday

Teenagers sometimes get a bad rap. Here's a story to brighten anyone's day and hat's off to these teens in South Brunswick, New Jersey. 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Earn 9% Interest!

Interested in earning 9% interest on a Certificate of Deposit? California Coast Credit Union is celebrating their 90th anniversary and they are letting people open CDs with this great rate. I challenge you to find another Certificate of Deposit that is FDIC insured with a higher rate.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Auction by Former Basketball Star

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former LA Lakers center, recently auctioned championship rings and other sports mementos. No, it wasn't because he had fallen on hard financial times. Read about why he chose to auction some of the mementos/highlights from his career: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Memorabilia Nets Nearly $3M At Auction appeared on CBS Los Angeles.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Online Resources

Are you sure you're ready to take an online class? Check out these tutorials to see if you're prepared to make the leap to online learning. These resources were forwarded by Georgina Garcia.

Getting into Competitive Universities

Why aren't transfer students considered at competitive universities? What can be done to provide opportunities for these students to be admitted? Community College Transfers Outperform High Schoolers at Top Colleges, So Why Do We Ignore Them? appeared in Forbes. The article was forwarded by Georgina Garcia.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Veterans Crisis Line

"If you are having occasional or current suicidal thoughts,


Call the referral number listed below and press option #1 when prompted.  You will be directed to a live, CONFIDENTIAL, compassionate veteran service provider. 

 This veteran hotline is available 24-hours a day

Let someone help!  1(800) 273-TALK (8255) (press 1)

If you are a female who served in ANY capacity in the Armed Forces,

 "Women Vets on Point"

is an additional point of contact for resources and support.

For more information, visit:

You may also connect with their live team via chat (M-F 0800-1700),

WVOP@usvetsinc.org or
(213) 335-5432

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Community Colleges Help Train Doctors

Medical Doctors who began their education at a community college are more likely to choose family medicine which helps the community. How Community Colleges Can Help End California's Doctor Shortage appeared in the California Health Care Foundation blog on 12-4-18.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Military Benefits

10 Military Benefits You May Not Know About: Free tax prep, long-term care, life insurance, etc. This information appeared on militarybenefits.info


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.

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.