Explicit and structural, systemic racism targeting San Diego’s Black community has deeply impacted generational upward mobility. This racial inequity is magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although representing only 6.4 percent of our county population, African Americans are disproportionately represented in police arrests, racial profiling, gaps in student achievement, school disciplinary actions, homelessness, unemployment, and home ownership.
Learn how the Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce and The San Diego Foundation are working with community leaders and organizations through the Black Community Investment Fund to improve education, entrepreneurship, home ownership and employment to build generational wealth for Black San Diegans.
-Donna DeBerry, President and CEO, Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce
-Rudolph Johnson, III, President and CEO, Neighborhood House Association
-Pamela Gray Payton, Vice President, Chief Impact and Partnerships Officer, The San Diego Foundation
-Katie Sawyer (Moderator), Senior Director, Donor and Community Engagement, The San Diego Foundation
About Enabling Community Solutions Webinar Series
The Enabling Community Solutions webinar series is an exclusive opportunity for fund advisors at The San Diego Foundation to learn about challenges we face as a community and how local nonprofits and The Foundation are working to address them to improve the quality of life in our region.