The CHCDC is a nonprofit organization that appreciates the support and contributions from volunteers and members of the City Heights community.
You can join our programs and help us support the community in different ways:
• afterschool homework assistance for resident kids,
• field trips and other enrichment activities with kids,
• computer-based assistance for families,
• event organizing assistance with staff,
• office support,
• program assistance, and…
• much more!
For more information about current volunteer opportunities, you can either contact us by email or contact Laura Ann Fernea at: 619-961-1056.
The CHCDC also offers unpaid internship opportunities. As you work with us to earn academic credits, the CHCDC can provide a unique, comprehensive, and fulfilling internship in the nonprofit field. For more information or to inquire about becoming an intern, you can either contact us by email or contact Laura Ann Fernea at: 619-961-1056.
We are looking forward to having you as part of our team!
“My internship at the City Heights Community Development Corporation represents the ideal job that I would like to have upon completing my undergraduate degree at San Diego State University. I would like to work at a place where I feel appreciated, where I can make significant and relevant contributions towards the goals and vision of the organization, a place where I can look forward to spend six to eight hours of my weekdays, and a place where my efforts and work can improve or change people’s lives. The CHCDC is the perfect place for anybody who would like to experience what I have just described.”
“When I first moved to San Diego I wanted to engage in an organization that made a conscious effort to make an impact in the community it served. The City Heights CDC is such an organization. I have been impressed by the quality of the team, the quality of their work and the difference they make in the community. Working here has been a wonderful and expanding learning opportunity. I felt welcome from the very first day and their support and appreciation have helped me bring my best to the organization and to contribute in very many different ways. If I had to use four words to describe the CHCDC, I’d use: open, inclusive, rigorous and necessity oriented. ”
“Interning at the City Heights Community Development Corporation has given me the opportunity to expand my understanding of community development. This experience gave me the opportunity to connect the theoretical and historical process and problems of urban and regional planning with real world scenarios occurring everyday in City Heights. Through this process I was able to better understand the various components that contribute to community development as well as the actors involved in creating better places to live. While interning at the City Heights Community Development Corporation, I was also able to network with key actors in the community as well as the city who are willing to guide me in my future endeavors. Overall, interning at the City Heights Community Development Corporation was truly a wonderful experience, the staff is very helpful and the management team worked hard to integrate my position into the organization’s daily functions.”