We are Ray and Kelli, counselors at City. Deal of the Day. Social Advocates for Youth volunteer. Deal of the week. Jobs at Office Depot. Job at Goodwill. Jobs at Staples. Jobs at Chase. Project Linus. Jiang He gives grad speech at Harvard. Harvard graduation speech by Donovan Livingston. Commencement speech by George Saunders. Can you afford an unexpected expense? Should you pay cash or use credit? What should 18-year-olds know how to do? Fall schedule. Rate my professors. Sexual consent.

The veterans page: Project COMBAT. Honoring our Veterans on Memorial Day. Preventing veteran suicide. A gift of a home. Humanitarian food and toy drop. Breaking new ground as a female combat engineer. "Just A Common Soldier." Volunteers help a former Marine with Leukemia. Expanded Veterans' Services.

Memorable quote: "Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices." -- President Harry S. Truman.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Deal of the Day

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Can't say how long this offer is good to because Amazon prices can change at any time, but this SwissGear laptop bag at $38.25 has great ratings and can double as a backpack for books.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Volunteer Tutor Helps Troubled Youth


"Math was not a strong subject of mine. I had difficulty with that. I overcame it, but it took a lot of work. I had to get outside help." -- Social Advocates for Youth volunteer Nicholas Griffin.

For Math Whiz, Helping At-Risk Kids Adds Up was published in the San Diego Union Tribune on June 13, 2016.


Deal of the Week

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Staples has an office chair with a red-mesh back on clearance for $40.85, marked down from $109.99. It's out of stock online, but the Sports Arena store has two showing in stock. The reviews are good. Call the store to make sure they have it. Phone: 619-523-6005. Address: 3146B Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego, CA 92110.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Job Opening at Goodwill

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The Goodwill in La Mesa has employment openings: http://sdgoodwill.org/jobs/

Address: 3713-3717 Avocado Boulevard, La Mesa CA 91941 in the Smart & Final shopping center.
Phone: (619) 741-2739
Store Hours: Mon-Sat 9AM-8PM, Sun 10AM-6PM

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Jobs at Staples

Job opportunities at Staples. The store in Rancho San Diego says they have openings and to apply directly in the store.

2879 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, CA 92019 -- in the Target shopping center and near Discount Tire. 
Phone:(619) 670-1094
Hours: M-F: 8am - 9pm, Sat: 9am - 9pm, Sun: 10am - 6pm                        

Jobs at Chase Bank

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Internships and job opportunities w/ Chase bank.

Project Linus Gives Security Blankets

"We have a twofold mission. One is to provide comfort and love to children in need. The other part is to provide an opportunity for individuals and agencies to make a difference in a child's life." -- Ursula Sorensen, Coordinator of Project Linus.

Ursula Sorensen's goal is to give security blankets to the San Diego children who need them the most. Wrapping Needy Kids in Layers of Love was published in the San Diego Union Tribune on May 27, 2016.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Harvard Graduation Speech

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Jiang He tells the audience at Harvard why his mother set his hand on fire in this commencement speech at Harvard.

Powerful Graduation Speech at Harvard

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"Our stories are the ladders that make it easier for us to touch the stars . . ."

Donovan Livingston lights up Harvard with this inspiring graduation speech.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Graduation Speech About Kindness

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San Diego City College just held our largest graduation ever at the Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. Here is a 2013 commencement speech by George Saunders, writer, on kindness.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Most Americans Can't Cover $1000 expense

If you had an unexpected expense such as a major car repair, would you be able to afford it? If you're like most Americans, the answer is no. "Poll: Two-Thirds of U.S. Would Struggle to Cover $1000 Crisis" was printed in the San Diego Union Tribune on May 20, 2016.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Cash or credit card?

According to this article by Nelson D. Schwartz of the New York Times, pay with cash if you want to save money. "The sight of images associated with credit cards prompted diners to spend more and leave bigger tips." Credit Cards Encourage Splurging as the Cash Habit Fades was published in The New York Times on March 25, 2016.

What 18 year olds should know

What should an 18-year-old know how to do? Are we preparing our youth for life? Example: "An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers. . ."

The article post from Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Stanford dean, was forwarded by John Gradilla:

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Fall 2016 Schedule Available

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The SDCCD Fall schedule is online at http://schedule.sdccd.edu/. You can view your Fall registration date/time on Reg-e on July 1.

Rate My Professors

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Want to look up professors to see how students rated their teaching? Here's the website: http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/


Sexual Consent

This video on consent was shown to the counselors at SDCCD by Lynn Neault about a year ago. It's an entertaining and important segment about the issue of sexual consent.  


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"Make It Home: A Story of Resettlement" tells the story of African refugees. It was made by Bob Sly at San Diego City College.